Senior Manager, Organizational Development

Madhi Foundation, Tamil Nadu, India
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Senior Manager, HCM and Operations will be expected to spend 50% of their time on HCM vertical (mainly Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and HR Operations) and the remaining 50% dedicated towards supporting the Admin and Finance sub-verticals.

What we do

Madhi works with the Department of School Education (and with Samagra Shiksha and the State Council for Educational Research and Training, Tamil Nadu) to implement large-scale reforms in curriculum, teacher training and governance to improve foundational learning outcomes among students in government schools in the state. The organisation is 4 years old and is all set to scale its impact from the pilot project 'The Foundational Learning Improvement Programme' (FLIP), which was implemented in 2000 schools. Encouraged by the potential of FLIP, the state has integrated it entirely with its efforts to implement the 'Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission' (FLN Mission), outlined in the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, across 40,000 primary schools in the state.

Apart from FLIP, Madhi is also piloting two new ideas: a mobile-based application (Edukit) to improve the quality of teaching and teacher support; and the creation of a Centre for Research and Innovation in Foundation Learning (CRIFL) with a vision to strengthen programme impact as well as contribute to the larger ecosystem by disseminating knowledge and learnings from the field.

Your team

The Organisational Development (OD) team comprises Human Capital Management (HCM), Operations and Partnerships. OD team consists of heroes who work hard in the shadows and believe that the show must go on, come rain or sunshine. The HCM team is in charge of managing human capital and talent at Madhi and strives to find passionate and committed individuals to join the team. The operations team ensures seamless functioning of the organization and oversees finance and administration-related activities.

About the role

Senior Manager, HCM and Operations will be expected to spend 50% of their time on HCM vertical (mainly Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and HR Operations) and the remaining 50% dedicated towards supporting the Admin and Finance sub-verticals.

In this role, you will execute:
HCM (Talent Acquisition)

  • Create a robust HCM strategy for Madhi along with the CEO and your Manager, HCM and lead its execution through the year
  • Support Manager HCM to execute the selection process - from identifying hiring requirements to successful onboarding
  • Support the Manager, HCM to identify and setup talent acquisition pipelines and leverage such networks to find the best talent for Madhi
  • Leverage data to build a more cohesive understanding of the existing workforce strengths, gaps/risks, and strategise accordingly

Operations (Admin and Finance)

  • Lead the creation of curricular framework for student-facing content
  • Assist the CEO in modelling the annual budget and ensure that the financial management processes of the organisation are streamlined to meet the financial goals
  • Manage donor accounting and reporting processes meticulously and support the Associate OD to adhere to reporting and accounting protocol and deadlines
  • Lead the Admin team to engage in timely troubleshooting of operational challenges to ensure optimum efficiency


  • Support the fundraising (donor relations) team with proposal drafting and other preliminary requirements as and when they arise

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder communication: Support the Projects team with research and impact report drafting as and when requirements arise
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Support the Projects team with thought partnership towards monitoring, evaluation and learning activities especially with respect to its intersectionality with donor expectations

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Are a quick learner and can set up and manage processes end to end
  • Are comfortable with numbers and complex financial data sheets
  • Are meticulous with timelines
  • Have proven planning skills and take pride in seeing tasks through to completion
  • Can draft formal reports and documents and are comfortable with long-form writing
  • Have outstanding formal written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Understand the criticality of organisational development as a function and appreciate its relevance as the organisation’s backbone
  • Possess demonstrable leadership skills and a resilient entrepreneurial mindset
  • Have demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse team of people
  • Are generally a people’s person and do not get easily overwhelmed with conflict resolution scenarios

Other mandatory prerequisites include:

  • 6-10 years of work experience with at least 5 years of relevant experience in managing operations, finance and donor relation functions
  • At least 3 years of managerial experience with a team span of minimum 5 members
  • A degree in a relevant field of study from a reputed institution with specialisation in Management
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This role will report to:

  • CEO


  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu


  • Rs. 11 to 13 lakhs per annum

Please note:

  • You will be expected to bring your own laptop with updated software (MS Office 2016)

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