• Drishtee - Sustainable Communities

Volunteer Program Development Manager

Organization Details

Organization Name: Drishtee

Organization 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.


Progress and development of villages is possible only when families realize 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 analyses these needs and connects with relevant stakeholders such as local government, civil society organisationsand 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 mode of of sustainable living on the planet.

*Community Organization: An organized & registered collective of groups, where members are open to share resources & responsibilities in order to achieve sustainable common well being.

Website: http://www.drishtee.org

Organisation Address (Head Office) :

Drishtee, BSI Business Park Private Limited, H-15, First Floor- 107/108 Sector 63,Noida- 201307 Telephone: +91-120-4661000

Description of Volunteering Opportunity:

A) Volunteer Position Details

What is the Job Title for this volunteer position?
Volunteer Program Development Manager

Job Function: Research, PR & Marketing, Advertising, Art/Creative, Business Development, Design, Social media marketing, Human Resources , Writing/Editing, Program development

Language Requirements: Highly Proficient in English

Description of Volunteer Opportunity:

1. What is the specific project?

Development of Drishtee Outreach programme

2. What is its goal?

Long term : Develop Volunteer Hubs in various villages .

Short term : Explore fellowship possibilities, Make the existing program attractive, Increase online visibility, enhance efficiency, forge lasting partnerships with individuals, educational institutes and corporate volunteers.

3. What tasks will you want the volunteer to do?

Online Research & Database development
On-site (field immersion) research to explore possibilities for partnerships
Identify potential partners to enlist talent & skills
Content creation and design marketing material
Social Media Marketing
Plan and manage Social media channels
Enhance online Branding
Relationship Management
Improvise selection process and procedures
Documentation of policies & processes
Organise data and analysis of the program
Document field work ( Photography & Videography )

4. Why is this important to your organisation?

Drishtee is developing Community Organizations, and expanding operations in rural India. This initiative needs expertise in specific domains, specialisation and niche talent.
Right Talent for relevant task is essential for any effective impact, due to limited resources we unable to enlist people with core skills , hence by attracting experienced manpower we believe it will enable & enhance Drishtee to achieve its mission within stipulated timelines thus empowering all communities.

Desired Skills and Expertise:
(Be specific as to language, skill and education requirements. This will steer your posting to the most qualified applicants.)

Full proficiency in English
Minimum Graduate or Post graduate in any stream

Skill :

Experience in program management
Ability to conduct research and database management
Great attention to detail
Interpersonal & Communication skills
Excellent documentation skills
Creative & innovative
Proficient in MS office
Familiar with Photoshop or any other design software
Interest in Social media
Self motivated & self driven
Organised & Focused
Ability to work independently
Passionate & Pro active
Ability to interact with people from diverse background
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Resilient and open to travel
Adaptable & Flexible
Design promotional digital material
Interest in Blogging and website management
Basic Knowledge of photography
Organised and process driven
Proficient in MS office
Highly Energetic &

Volunteer Logistics

  • Estimated Time Commitment (Hours per Week): Approx 5 hrs a day
  • Estimated duration of project: 3 to 6 months
  • Location- Delhi NCR, Semi Virtual

Intangible Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Warm welcome and Hospitality
  • Mentoring & Handholding on daily basis at personal & professionals level
  • Diverse cultural experience with feeling of “ a home away from home “
  • Exposure to Indian rural landscape , diverse culture and working conditions
  • Ongoing and continuing leadership development
  • Active engagement and community engagement
  • Opportunity to travel and interact with rural communities
  • Enhance confidence and platform to contribute to a cause
    Satisfaction & sense of well being

Tangible Benefits

  • Experience Certificate
  • Travel allowance for official work only as per company policy
  • Internet & Mobile Allowance, as per company policy

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