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  • Intern - Work 4 Progress Program

    (Required Exp.)0 - 6 Months (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1038

    Name of Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: Intern - Work 4 Progress Program

    Qualification: Students of 2nd year or final year from BA/ MA Courses

    Internship Duration: 3 - 6 Months

    Location: Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi with some travel to DA’s field offices (Jhansi & Eastern UP)

    No. of Internships: 01

    Project Description:

    The Work 4 Progress project of Development Alternatives and ‘la Caixa’ Foundation has evolved out of a social innovation methodology to enable micro-entrepreneurship led job creation in the poverty-stricken, underserved regions of Bundelkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh in Central India characterized by limited access to opportunities and low levels of resilience to the dynamic nature of markets. While there are multiple agencies, both government and private, who engage in delivering a range of services to micro enterprises, these often remain difficult to comprehend and access. In a series of dialogue sessions, the need for developing a convergent platform to enable various stakeholders to work collaboratively was voiced.

    This gave birth to the Work 4 Progress Coalition which is a learning and action platform to build a strong ecosystem for micro enterprise development in the target geographies and enable co-creation of solutions to service a network of 5000 entrepreneurs. The coalition in essence will be a joint action task force to enable micro enterprise development among women and youth. The members of the coalition consist of representatives from government bodies like District Industries Commission, Rural Self Employment Training Institute, NABARD, Financial Institutions, Academia and Civil Society Organizations.

    Under this project, over 1000 jobs have been created in past two years.

    Your Internship Deliverables will involve:

    1. To assist in the program efficiency and result tracking on dashboard created for         the project. 

    2. Ensure data entry & validation in the dashboard. 

    3. Conduct quality checks with supervision of a field location.

    4. Draft stories of change (optional) 5. Assist in drafting analytical reports on the          program.

    Posted 28 days ago
  • Assistant Programme Director (Micro-Enterprise Portfolio Development)

    (Required Exp.)8 - 10 years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1026

    Name of Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: Assistant Programme Director (Micro-Enterprise Portfolio Development)

    Qualification: Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development, Enterprise development

    Job Duration: Full Time (Regular)

    Location: Delhi

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 8 - 10 years

    Job Description: -

    The recruit will be a senior member of the Sustainable Enterprise Domain (SED) of Development Alternatives Group. The work done by Development Alternatives is divided under 5 functional domains (departments), basis the kind of projects/ programmes undertaken by the particular domain. The Sustainable Enterprise Domain, works in area of building socially relevant enterprise solutions for local economic development and job creation. Over the last two decades due to focused work on this particular area, the DA group has been able to facilitate the development of 8,500 micro enterprises with youth, women and farmers creating over 50,000 jobs. The SED domain caters to sectors that create livelihood opportunities in agriculture and rural services, enhance the quality of like (water and energy based) and promote environmental sustainability (green building materials and waste utilization). The Sustainable Enterprise Domain is also currently incubating IMEDF (Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation), the Special Purpose Vehicle of the DA group. Set up with an aim to boost an ecosystem for green and inclusive entrepreneurship, IMEDF promotes and support enterprise models through transfer and adaptation of innovative technology based business models, provision of credit and finance linkages for entrepreneurs, capacity building for business management through technical skill building for business planning and operations, integration and mainstreaming of product and services into the local and extended market channels and collaborate with institutions to create an ecosystem promoting cluster development across India. Given the background the incumbent will be responsible for the following work areas who will be reporting to the domain lead -

    • Business Strategy and Communication of Sustainable Enterprise Vertical and IMEDF (Indian Micro Enterprise Development Foundation).
    • Responsible for building strategic partnerships to develop programmatic approach for the existing initiatives of the domain.
    • Ensuring high quality of the proposals for the cluster development initiative of IMEDF.
    • Managing relationship with external stakeholders involved in value chain development of the clusters (Central and state governments, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), technology providers, procurers, sellers, exporters etc.).
    • Setting up of internal processes and systems, for financial management of the clusters, and other large projects under the purview of the domain.
    • Leading development of digital platform for micro entrepreneurs and ensuring its long term sustainability.
    • Roll out of pilot for retail services of IMEDF in the selected geographies, and scale it up for providing services to the micro entrepreneurs.
    • Supporting the implementation team, with development of enterprise packages.
    • Working collaboratively with the team and other domains for business development for Development Alternatives.
    • Administrative responsibilities for management of domain, supporting the domain lead.

    Desirable Attributes: -

    • Self-starter and initiatives taker leading the team from front.
    • Good skills in capturing, analysis, managing, retrieving and disseminating information.
    • Ability to work in matrix teams building relationship of trust and respect.
    • Excellent computerskills – proficiency in MS office.
    • Ability to express thoughts clearly, accurately and succinctly in verbal and in writing to different audiences.
    • Should have high regards for self- discipline, respect punctuality, consistency in work, high integrity and conscience.
    • Good command of English language, both spoken and written.
    • Willingness to travel to project locations – at least 4 –5 days in a month.
    Posted 84 days ago
  • Deputy Manager/ Fellow - Knowledge Management

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1003

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Deputy Manager/ Fellow - Knowledge Management

    Qualification:- Masters in Social Sciences, Communication, Business Studies

    Job Type:- Regular (Full Time)

    Location:- New Delhi

    No. of Position:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 Years

    Job Description:-

    • Knowledge Packaging, Research and Communication.
    • Documentation and Communication of project activities.
    • Knowledge Management of project activities, results.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of livelihood development programs.

    Desirable Attributes:-

    • Experience in developing journals and annual reports.
    • Skilled in Building case studies/ story lines/blogs.
    • Ability to develop collaterals and Communication material.
    • Conversant with latest e-forum and formats for promotions and branding.
    • Maintain profiles of Business Development opportunities.
    Posted 111 days ago
  • Manager/ Senior Manager - Enterprise Development

    (Required Exp.)4 - 6 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1001

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Manager/ Senior Manager - Enterprise Development

    Qualification :- Post Graduate in Management/ Economics

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 4 - 6 Years

    Job Description :-

    • Management and development of our open innovation platform for enterprise development in rural communities.

    Responsible for :

    • Development of creative and innovative ideas centered around social innovation.
    • Development of innovative tools and strategies and executing them with rural communities.
    • Management of systems to assess, plan, monitor and track pilots, new modules, and research.
    • Oversee and increase the quality and efficiency of the platform and specialized interventions in Entrepreneurship.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Creative, strategic thinker, innovative and solution oriented to help drive the Innovations Team activities and objectives.
    • Experience working in the Livelihood/ Enterprise development field.
    • Experience in Value chains development, Market systems analysis or rural micro-finance is a plus.
    Posted 111 days ago
  • Manager : Rural Communication

    (Required Exp.)4+ years (Job Location)TARAgram Orchha (Tikamgarh) (Job Code)---Select---_99

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Manager : Rural Communication

    Qualification :- Post Graduate in Rural Development/ Management/ Mass Communication

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- TARAgram Orchha (Tikamgarh)

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- More than 4 years of working experience in project/ programme management or development communication.

    Job Description :-

    • Innovative in knowledge capturing and managing field team.
    • Manage the Community Radio Station.
    • Build relationship with civil society organsations/ community radio stations.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of different projects in Bundelkhand.
    • Strategic planning, management, implementation and monitoring of strengthening institution programme and project activities for timely, efficient and effective delivery of outputs and outcomes at organisational level.
    • Field visits to assess and facilitate project delivery at all levels.
    • Business development i.e. proposal and budget formulation and engagement with potential clients.
    • Engagement with clients and ensuring response to their reporting requirements.
    • Communication programme development, documentation and field research as per project, programme and organisational requirements including preparation of reports, case studies, knowledge products, database, etc.
    • Technical and capacity building support to professional team and field staff.
    • Guidance and support to team for the development of knowledge and communication products and radio programmes.
    • Representing organisation at different platforms in official capacity.
    • Any other task assigned by the management.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Good understanding on programme management and development communication.
    • Very good written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi language (Advantage will be given who have good knowledge of local dialect of Bundelkhand region).
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of different development projects/programmes in the field.
    Posted 111 days ago
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