Program Roles

Program Associate (Opeartion), Plumbing Vertical, Vocational & Entrepreneurship Program, Pratham

About Pratham:

Pratham is India’s largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged youth and children in over 21 states and union territories across the country, with a range of interventions. Pratham’s vocational and entrepreneurship program was launched in 2010 with a mission to create sustainable programs for training and retraining of youth for employability or entrepreneurship. We work across the country to provide individuals with the employability skills needed to address India’s growing need for skilled manpower. Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN‐IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service.
Our training centers are spread across 16 states in India. We have trained and placed over 20,000 students to date in various skills through our Industry-specific courses in Hospitality, Construction, Electrician, Automotive, Bedside Assistance, Beauty, Construction, Plumbing, and Welding. We also run Entrepreneurship programs in Beauty and Tailoring to cater to people who have an entrepreneurial mindset and have supported 500 entrepreneurs to set up their own micro‐enterprises. We have also trained over 60,000 people in digital literacy through our Education for Education Program.

Pratham is a uniquely hybrid social enterprise with the energy and innovation of a start‐up backed with the scale, resources, brand, and network of India’s biggest NGO. We attempt to leverage these strengths to innovate and develop financially sustainable, cutting edge solutions to the problems of providing large‐scale information dissemination about jobs, access to training to reach employability, certification of skills, and provision of subsequent employment or self‐employment opportunities. Pratham is also known as a launch‐pad for young talent – our alumni have started significant organizations like Akshara Foundation, PRS, and Kaivalya, and are regularly selected for elite education programs, including at Ivy League institutions like Harvard and Wharton.


Pratham is currently building a research and innovation unit within the Program Development team which will focus on impact assessment, program monitoring, research publication, and much more. The objective is to build a better understanding of the skilling ecosystem, entrepreneurship, migration, and livelihoods within India. There will be an opportunity to design and implement projects of various scales across multiple domains. Some of the responsibilities involved in this role are:
● Design, pilot, and finalize evaluation frameworks for impact assessment, intervention design, and program development.
● Handle collection and cleaning of qualitative and quantitative data.
● Prepare analysis reports for surveys and assessments.
● Coordinate with multiple teams for ensuring smooth program delivery.
● Write research papers, white papers, and articles for mainstream publications and conference presentations.


● Candidates with a graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Information Technology, or any related fields would be preferred.
● Candidates with 1-2 years of work experience will be preferred.
● Proficiency in MS Excel is mandatory. Familiarity with Salesforce, Power BI, SQL would be a plus.
● Familiarity with technology and an interest in technology-based innovation would be an added asset.
● Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks in an entrepreneurial environment.
● Fluency in Hindi and English. The ability to read multiple Indian languages is a plus.
● Willing and interested in traveling regularly to various locations across India.



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