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Project Lead – Jaagriti

Position Name : Project Lead – Jaagriti

Organization Name: Drishtee Foundation

Organization Description

Drishtee is a social organization working for rural communities of over 6000 villages in various states in India, with a strong presence in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. We also have our presence in parts of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa, M.P., Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and some other North Eastern states. Drishtee aims to develop and nurture more than 500,000 sustainable rural livelihoods in next 5 years, in partnership with local communities and external stakeholders. This entails the role of a catalyst for community building and an in depth understanding of rural life and businesses for forging partnerships.

Progress and development of villages is possible only when families realize and accept the need for coming together as a community for fulfilling their basic common needs. It is important that they realize that their economic unsustainability may have external influence but the core of the solution lies in their aggregation. Drishtee is betting on the willingness of rural families to invest, sacrifice and contribute towards this common cause. Once the village embarks on the path of organizing themselves, the focus is on identifying their skill and resource gaps which needs outside support. There are capacity building needs, capital needs and above all requirement of channel support for accessing markets. Drishtee takes these needs to stakeholders such as local government, civil society organizations and CSR of large corporations seeking partnerships on behalf of these community organizations.

Vision: Drishtee envisions a world where all communities are empowered to achieve shared prosperity.

Mission: To collaborate with marginalized communities to develop and nurture rural enterprises and support the community eco system.

Organization Website: www.drishtee.org

City: Head Office at NOIDA. (Area of operations all over India).

State/Province: Uttar Pradesh.

1. Date of Request: 04/01/16

2. Requested / Filled By: Shreya Majumdar

3. Department: Community Connect

4. Position Name: Project Lead

5. Reporting Manager (person who the candidate will report to): Shreya Majumdar

6. Hiring Manager(s) (person who will conduct the interview): Swapna Mishra/Shreya Majumdar

7. Closing Date: 15/01/17

8. Organization: DF

9. Preferred Date of Joining: Immediate

10. Location: Noida

11. Salary Range: 20-25,000/- Per Month

12. Type of Position: Contractual

13. Project / Job Description:

Jaagriti is a social project focused on understanding the challenges and barriers for the rural and semi urban (marginalized) women consumers for accessing and using the two categories of the products – femcare and baby care. The purpose of the project is not only to understand the gaps but also to design and pilot the solution for social marketing and engagement of potential consumers through the same.

14. Details of Vacancy:

a) Designation: Project Lead

b) Most Important Skills & Requirement:

Must have experience in conducting research

Has managed a team preferably

Knowledge of women’s health issues preferred

Must be willing to travel extensively

c) Desired Qualification Level: Post Graduate in Social Work/Development Studies/Rural Development

d) Most Relevant Experience: NA

e) Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To lead Project ‘Jaagriti’ in all project locations:

1. Sibsagar, Assam

2. Madhubani, Bihar

3. Mall, U.P.

To ensure implementation of project plan and facilitate support towards all on-ground activities

To develop efficient monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for team and undertake regular monitoring of on-ground activities and team members

To review project deliverables and do course correction where necessary in consultation with Reporting Manager

To ensure timely delivery of all tasks assigned

To collate and analyze all data related to project deliverables

Regular reporting and documentation of project and next phase scaling up and planning

Prepare final project report for partner

Role will involve extensive travelling to all project locations and HO

f) The other most important factors (criteria) that you will consider in candidate’s selection:  Relevant experience of working on women’s health issues

g) Justification of Recruitment:

h) Urgency of Requirement (Very Urgent, Urgent, Normal): Very Urgent


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