Organisation Name: Drishtee
Organisation Description: Drishtee is a social organisation working with rural communities in 6000 villages across India, we have an extensive presence in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, with few initiatives in parts of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa, M.P., Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and other North Eastern states. Drishtee aims to develop and nurture 500,000 sustainable rural enterprises in the next 5 years, the partnership is with local communities and in collaboration with other stakeholders. To accomplish the objective of formation of enterprises Drishtee requires to play the role of a facilitator for community building within the villages, this entails a continuous and holistic understanding of rural landscape for sustainable development of enterprises and possibilities of forging partnerships.
Approach: Progress and development of villages is possible only when families realise and accept the value (intangible & tangible) of coming together as a community for fulfilling their basic common needs. It is important that they recognise that their economic unsustainability may have external influence but the core of the solution lies in their aggregation.
Drishtee is relying on the willingness of rural families to commit, invest, and contribute towards this common cause of unification and working towards their own empowerment.
When the village embarks on the path of organising themselves, the focus is on identifying their core needs, existing skill set and resource requirements. These would be broadly – capacity needs (training & development, design, management, planning & structuring) , capital needs (human capital, financial ) and channel needs ( marketing , networking , linkages ) for accessing global markets.
Drishtee analysis these needs and connects with relevant stakeholders such as local government, civil society organisations and CSR of large corporations seeking partnership support on behalf of the community organisations.
Sectors Addressed: Agriculture and allied services, Apparel, Construction, Beauty and Wellness, Banking and Finance, Tourism and Hospitality, Plumbing, Handicrafts, IT.
Vision: Drishtee envisions a world where all communities are empowered to achieve shared prosperity.
Mission: To facilitate development of rural community organizations and delivery of business services to demonstrate a model of sustainable living on the planet.
*Community Organisation: An organised & registered collective of groups, where members are open to share resources & responsibilities in order to achieve sustainable common well being
City: Noida State/Province: Uttar Pradesh Country: India
Description of Volunteering Opportunity:
Job Title: Training Service Design & Business Plan
What is the specific Project? Drishtee has a mission to facilitate development of rural community organizations and delivery of business services to demonstrate a model of sustainable living on the planet. While farming has been a major livelihood option for rural communities, the returns have been diminishing. Drishtee aims to help develop micro business models in the form of value chains in the field of farming, food processing, textile and handicraft. However each of these or any livelihood option would require certain level of skill set. The said project aims to develop a service offering for villagers to building trade/livelihood skills which can thereafter be employed in above or any other livelihood opportunity of the trainee’s interest.
Why is this important to your organization? Capacity building is an integral part of Drishtee’s approach and this will lead to develop an eco-system for Micro Enterprises.
What is the goal? To design a self-sustainable, franchisee based service delivery model, that offers calendar of trainings on employability/trade skills.
Job Function: Service model design and development
What tasks will you want the volunteer to do? • Conduct Market (village) research on nature and demand of skills. • Study the potential franchisee network. • Design a service solution of calendar tracings • Develop a complete business plan for the above service • All documentation required for successful roll out of the plan
Location: Sonoshi village (near Nasik)
Duration & Time: Full Time for 1- 3 months
Desired Skills & Expertise:
Language Requirements: English and Marathi/Hindi
Education Requirements: MSW / Any other degree in Rural Development /PG
Experience: Total experience minimum 6-7 years of which at least 2-3 years in designing self-sustainable service models, preferably in skill development.
Competencies: Check your fit:
- Enthusiastic about setting up a rural based service enterprise models.
- Passionate about service of skill building
- Open to working and living in a safe village environment with humble urban amenities
- You are efficient with use of basic computing and internet tools
- You enjoy interacting with people and have a knack of assessing their interest and needs
- You have basic research skills and high business planning skills
Interests: Enterprise development
Housing & Meals: Food and accommodation will be provided in Sonoshi
Certificate: Applicable upon successful completion of your tenure.
Laptop: Organised by the volunteer.
Mobile reimbursement: Applicable as per organization’s policy.
Traveling allowance: Only local expenses are covered by Drishtee