Director - People Success

Jan Sahas

Jan Sahas

People & HR
Delhi, India
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About Jan Sahas

About the organization Jan Sahas, established in the year 2000, is a not-for-profit grassroots organization committed to promote the development and protect the rights of socially excluded communities with the special focus on girls and women through eradication of all forms of bondage including manual scavenging and caste-based prostitution; empowerment of adolescent girls and women to end violence and gender justice, skill development for dignified livelihoods and social entrepreneurship; legal aid for access to justice and reform in the criminal justice system; land and agriculture development; develop barefoot lawyers to build victim or survivors as leader and empowerment of communities through capacity and organization building. With our national office in New Delhi. We are currently working in ~100 districts of 13 states in India. To know more please visit at:

About the position

The Director – People Success, is among the most critical leadership roles at Jan Sahas. The Director will be responsible for the successful transition of the current Human Resources department at Jan Sahas into a People Success vertical that will design and implement strategies to ensure Jan Sahas is able to recruit the best talent for current requirements and develop a pipeline of future leaders from the existing staff – office and field based. The Director will also play an important role in sponsoring and engaging on Organization Development projects that directly or indirectly impact the employee experience at Jan Sahas including but not limited to leadership development programs, diversity and inclusion to name a few.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage teams to ensure HRIMS is effective: to maintain and streamline the current HR management system including payroll, compliance and policies or any other operational HR essentials.
  • Build a strong 3-year people success strategy for Jan Sahas and drive execution of the same to improve the employee experience this will include talent onboarding, job clarity, talent development and exits.
  • Build a strong recruitment strategy for Jan Sahas, including a strong employee value proposition and other linkages with talent pools to reduce the time taken to fill vacancies at Jan Sahas.
  • Engage closely with the Organization Development team on core shared priorities for talent at Jan Sahas.
  • Drive an effective reward and recognition strategy that reinforces the culture and behaviors.
  • Manage end to end relationships with HR vendors to ensure compliance with company policies and practices including on-boarding new vendors, renewing contracts, meeting all information technology and compliance requirements, as well as provide oversight over service levels and regulatory requirements.
  • Developing a strong vision and strategy for talent at Jan Sahas by identification of potential projects and engaging with leadership to execute the same.
  • Provide thought partnership to senior management on key success factors such as designing of team structures, aligning of talent requirement, augmenting of skills, and planning for team growth.
  • Contributing to the broader strategy of the organization (e.g., working with other directors to enable them to have stronger people and process capacities).
  • Supporting external engagements (e.g., with donors and partners).
  • Work with local senior management to embed a culture that promotes engagement, ethical conduct, business/sales practices, and diversity and inclusion.


  • MBA or Master’s degree in an HR discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in HR (at least 5 years as a HRBP/ Generalist) , with >4 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Led or deputized under the HR leadership of a large organization, preferably in the social sector.
  • Experience in setting up HR systems and processes for a large organization.
  • Experience in a large field operation is a plus.
  • Experience and track record of leading teams toward success.
  • Strong knowledge of Indian labor laws.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi & other local languages strongly preferred.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Strong leadership, collaboration, and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work with a team-oriented / non-hierarchical approach with diverse groups of people.
  • Lives into organization’s values of dignity, equity, co-creation, transformative leadership, and integrity.
  • Project management and delivery within agreed timescales, collaborative, direct communicator, comfortable working in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask effectively in a high-volume environment.
  • Ability to build strong relationships as a trusted partner and work remotely with the other members of the team.
  • High tolerance for dealing with ambiguity and ongoing change. Able to work in a complex environment with changing priorities.
  • Process improvement’ mindset to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the services offered.
  • Resilient under pressure and self-motivated in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Team player, proactive attitude, and primary focus on clients within internal guidelines.
  • Ability and willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and being strategic.
  • Positive mindset, resilient, self-motivated, and balanced.
  • Credible, honest, with an open attitude.

Note: We encourage you to apply if you are interested in working with us in our journey to ensure dignity and equality for all. Jan Sahas gives equal opportunity to all individuals irrespective of their gender, caste, religion, race, sexual orientation etc. The organization promotes opportunities for women and candidates belonging to marginalized backgrounds.