Program Associate

Ayang, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Job Summary

Job Description

Program Associate - Livelihood
3+ years of relevant experience
Start ASAP
CTC 4.5 - 5 LPA
You will be based in East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh
About us
Ayang Trust is a social purpose organization working towards building the ecosystem for sustainable self 
empowered communities in Northeast India through interventions in quality education and women’s 
At the heart of the organization is The Hummingbird School started in January 2017 to provide a 
contextual and holistic education to the children of Majuli, set up completely in partnership with the 
local community. The formal establishment of Ayang thus was preceded by The Hummingbird School. 
Ayang grew out of the various and urgent needs of the people of Majuli and was registered under the 
Indian Trust Act of 1882 in November 2017.
The founding team of the organization comes with qualifications and experience in diverse professional 
fields - Engineering, Education, and Development from universities like IIT KGP, Azim Premji University 
and BITS. The team is ably guided through mentorship from a veteran advisory council including ex-CEO 
of Pratham and Give India, ex-CEO Axis Bank Foundation, CEO Piramal Foundation, and seasoned 
corporate leaders of Cargill, Unilever etc.
The opportunity
Ayang Trust is looking for motivated people who wish to work with tribal community to explore 
his/her/their opportunities in the area of livelihood in long term. Program Associate - Livelihood will 
closely work with SHG for promotion of livelihood activity to achieve the goal of community resilience 
Key Responsibilities
 Leading the ground team at the district level involved in farm and non-farm based livelihood 
 Build and promote farmer producer organisation 
 Capacity building of FPO - value addition, financial literacy, enhancing production and business 
 Conducting market research for building access to diverse market for the FPO
 Backward and forward linkages for the FPO – aggregation systems, and market linkages 
 Coordinate research and, identify and collaborate with potential training partners for the 
identified trade
 Community visits to strengthen organisation’s collaboration with the community and also to 
understand their needs and evaluate impact of the interventions
 Assist Program Director in program architecture
 Develop project related communication materials such as leaflets, brochures, newsletter, and 
project reports
 Develop and manage all market outlets’ social media handles and train team members to contribute productively

We look forward to your application if the following sounds like you:
 are excited with the prospects of living in a rural village of northeast,
 are motivated to work along with the community to drive social change with the awareness that 
no individual, organization, or community is perfect, we are all on a journey of discovery, 
retrospection and growth
 recognize it takes time to connect, learn, and effect change especially in the grassroots. You are 
willing to commit at least 2 years.
 are reasonably physically and emotionally fit to meet the needs of a demanding role and live in a 
rural area with limited medical amenities
 can live authentically, satisfy personal obligations and be content with rural non-profit salary
 have a 2 wheeler license or are willing to learn and get one.
 have the communication skills and acumen to work in a multicultural environment
 possess a strong work ethic
 are practicing and committed to Ayang’s values of love, compassion, equity, dignity and 
What We Offer
 Be inspired by meaningful work: You will see and feel the tangible impact of your work on a daily 
 Engage deeply with communities at the grassroots level: Everyone at Ayang has the opportunity 
to work directly with the communities we work with and for, and see our impact in the field
 A team of friends: We are a highly collaborative team that values learning together, supporting 
each other, and celebrating each other
 Autonomy: You will have space to voice your opinion, give your ideas and innovate. You get to 
make your own mark on the organization
 Mistakes are OK! We emphasize on learning from mistakes and not being so careful that we 
sacrifice innovation and creativity
 Work driven by values: We strive to ensure our work is driven by our values. Are we operating 
from a place of love? Does our SOPs have equity and dignity inbuilt?
 Deadlines are important, but more important is to do it well
 An exponential learning curve and an organization that cares and invests in your growth
 The monetary remuneration would be commensurate with experience and qualifications, just
and on par with nonprofit salaries in Northeast India. The decision range shall be CTC 4.5L to 5L 
per annum.
 Accommodation will be provided by the organization
How to Apply:
If you found this job description interesting kindly send your updated resume and a brief statement of 
interest to mentioning Program Coordinator- Livelihood as subject. We will 
contact you via email for further procedure once you will be shortlisted. Refer or 
check our Facebook page Ayang Trust for more details about our work.
Note: You will be expected to bring your own laptop that can handle multi-purpose heavy workloads and multitask fluidly.