Swayam Shikshan Prayog is hiring for Head of Information Technology (Pune)

Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), a pioneering organisation dedicated to inclusive and sustainable community development, is seeking a seasoned Head of Information Technology. This leadership role is pivotal for enhancing SSP’s technology-driven projects impacting over six million people across India’s climate-threatened regions.

Organization Overview

SSP’s mission focuses on empowering women in low-income and climate-threatened communities, fostering over 350,000 rural women leaders, entrepreneurs, and farmers. The organization’s expansive reach covers 2,300+ villages across eight Indian states, aiming for significant scalable impact through strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Job Description

The IT Head will be responsible for spearheading SSP’s technology initiatives, including managing back-office tools, Program Management Information Systems (MIS), and IT infrastructure. The role demands a combination of technical proficiency and strategic leadership, focusing on maximizing technology to drive SSP’s mission.

Core Responsibilities

  • Back Office Tools: Implement and manage various HR and Accounting systems, ensuring seamless integration and data accuracy.
  • Program MIS: Design and maintain robust MIS for real-time data-driven decision making.
  • Hardware and Infrastructure: Manage all technological resources to ensure optimal performance and security.
  • Security: Develop comprehensive IT security policies to safeguard data and privacy.
  • Vendor Management: Manage relationships with technology vendors, ensuring contract compliance and performance.
  • Team Management: Lead a team of IT professionals, promoting a culture of innovation and continuous learning.
  • Strategy and Planning: Develop IT strategies aligned with SSP’s goals, keeping abreast of technological advancements for potential adoption.


  • Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or a related field.
  • Experience: At least 10 years in IT leadership, preferably within the NGO sector.
  • Skills: Expertise in IT infrastructure, MIS, data analytics, cloud platforms, data protection policies, and team leadership.
  • Soft Skills: Excellent communication abilities and strong problem-solving skills, with a strategic and innovative approach to challenges.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary: Commensurate with experience and standards in the industry.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive package including health insurance, provident fund, and paid leave.
  • Impact: Unique opportunity to contribute significantly to societal change and community upliftment.

How to Apply

Motivated IT professionals passionate about making a social impact are encouraged to email their resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in the role.