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 organisations 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
• Organisation Website: http://www.drishtee.org/
• City: Noida
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
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
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 relavant 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
Experience in program management
Ability to conduct reaserch 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 &
• Estimated Time Commitment (Hours per Week): Approx 5 hrs a day
• Estimated duration of project: 3 to 6 months
• Location- DelhiNCR , Semi Virtual
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
• Experience Certificate
• Travel allowance for official work only as per company policy
• Internet& Mobile Allowance, as per company policy
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