Program Officer

About Arpan

Arpan is an award winning organization working hard to address the issue of child sexual abuse in India. Based in Mumbai, Arpan is the largest NGO in India in this specific area with over 50 social workers and counselors providing prevention and intervention services to children and adults. Over the last 10 years Arpan has reached out to over 150,000 children, adolescents and adults directly through its services of prevention and intervention and over 530,000 indirectly through training and capacity building of various stakeholders. Arpan’s key project is teaching children personal safety skills in schools so that they can identify and seek help in an unsafe situation. Arpan also empowers teachers, parents with knowledge, attitude, and skills to prevent and deal with child sexual abuse. Arpan aspires to reach out to millions of more children and adults to safeguard the innocent and vulnerable children and hopes to scale by building new engagement models with schools around the country.

We are now at an inflection point in our journey: In order to achieve our aspirations, we are developing two distinct verticals to support the organization. One focused on services delivery, and the other aimed at ensuring strengthened strategic communications with our various stakeholders.



Department: Services

Proposed Immediate Superior: Coordinator – Prevention Services

1. Context

Implementing Arpan’s Prevention Program

2. Organogram





Program Officer

3. Key Objectives of the Job
  • Ensure quality driven implementation of prevention services
4. Major Deliverables The major responsibilities are:

  • Implementing of the Prevention projects of Arpan on the field namely teaching children personal safety skills from the age group of 6 – 16 years in schools and conducting Awareness sessions on child sexual abuse with parents, teachers, other stakeholders
  • Documentation of field experiences in timely manner
  • Adherence to operational protocol including timely reporting of field activities to coordinators
  • Ensuring regular reviews with Coordinator and Manager, prevention Services
  • Participating in Internal and external trainings as and when required
5. Job Challenge
  • To implement the programs ensuring quality as well as ensure timely documentation
6. Specialized job competencies
  • Ability to work in a large diverse team
  • Keenness to work with children
7. Educational Qualification   Graduation / Post Graduation from any stream
8. Desired Experience  Experience in group work with children and adolescents,      conducting sessions, facilitating discussions. Fresher with any  similar voluntary experience would also be eligible
9. Other desired attributes  Ability to work in a large team; creative and child friendly; open  to extensive local travel; Multilingual with fluency in Hindi
10. Location  Mumbai
11. Salary Range  As per market standards plus travel