Nomi Network Job Opportunities!

Nomi Network is a nonprofit 501(c)3 based in New York City that is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty that perpetuates human trafficking globally. Specifically, Nomi Network leverages the fashion industry to implement product design, development and marketing strategies for slave-free products. This process creates employment and career development opportunities for women who are survivors and/or at risk of being trafficked. Nomi also manufactures products with our signature label, "Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body ®" to raise awareness about this global humanitarian issue. Proceeds from the sale of these bags provide wages, healthcare, childcare, and training for the women we serve currently in South East Asia. For more information, visit to

Program Manager

3 – 5 Years in field and Headquarters coordination
Location: Willing to travel to Bihar and West Bengal
Education: Bachelors Degree required
Industry Type: International non-profit organization or government

Job Description:
1. Manage training program in Bihar and West Bengal
2. Coordinate with partner organization to schedule and deploy training sessions
3. Coordinate with team in the United States to communicate risks and issues
3. Assist in outreach to training participants
4. Produce and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
6. Assist in managing local interns
7. Support finance and accounting functions
8. Implement other tasks as identified by the project manager

Desired Candidate Profile:
1. Minimum 5 years living in India and fluent in Hindi and Bengali
2. Experience in program management
3. Experience living in a developing country
4. Good interpersonal and motivational skills
5. Flexible
6. Experience in reporting
7. Experience in liaising with other NGO’s and government
8. Administrative experience
9. Experience in the private sector and fashion industry is a plus
10. Proficient at Microsoft Office programs

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to by April 30, 2012.

Local Trainer – Fashion and Sewing

3 - 5 Years experience in retail merchandising, field sales, or
wholesale environment.
Location: Willing to travel to Bihar and West Bengal.
Education: Bachelors Degree preferred
Industry Type: Textiles/ Garments/Accessories

Job Description:
1. Assistant to the Lead Trainer/Designer.
2. Assist in the development of course material.
3. Consistently analyze program model and partners with Lead
Trainer/Designer to formulate creative product development and
marketing strategies.
4. Serve as the liaison between Apne Aap staff and Nomi Network.
5. Research
a. Form trend analysis, merchandising, design support from concept to completion, color, fabric and trim research and development, ensuring the best possible product for our customers.
b. Conduct market research, managing the fabrics/materials and trims process with the sourcing division, creating designs and specifications, creating collection presentations, maintaining, creating and updating line plans and specification sheets.
c. Work with technical and production departments to ensure the products are executed according to the Lead Designer's vision.
6. Technical Specifications
a. Responsible for training Apne Aap women. Patience and attention to detail is necessary.
b. Experienced in pattern making, technical spec, knit/woven fabrications, handbag construction and quality control.
c. Experienced in teaching various stitches, seams and joints.
d. Understand function, form and taste in executing a fashion product.
e. Translate designs into accessories by developing specifications.

Desired Candidate Profile:
1. Excellent knowledge working with Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel.
2. Excellent ability to translate hand drawings into technical sketch.
3. Knowledge of workmanship for accessories for both hard goods and soft goods.
4. Excellent creative ability and sense of style.
5. Organized, self-starter, and flexibility.
6. Strong communication skills.
7. Knowledge of Hindi and Bengali is essential.
8. Must be willing to travel 80% of the time.

This is an unpaid 6-8 month internship with the possibility of full-time employment. Please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to by April 30, 2012.


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