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MAYAHealth – How you can make a difference right NOW!

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MAYAHealth that focuses on innovating the delivery of healthcare in rural and semi urban India!

In Chanapatna,Karnataka, where we work,we have identified a number of health issues that are affecting people such as hypertension, diabetes,vision and eye issues, women’s health issues, and nutrition for children is lacking especially ¬†for those <5 years.

When we think about healthcare we fear it, due to heavy costs, lack of information and poor access to much of the services.But at MAYA we believe that without health there is no escape from poverty!

Hence we try and bridge those gaps and bring affordable preventive healthcare to the door steps of families living BPL.

I’d love your support to reach out to 6000 such families in our community who could use your help.We have launched our online crowdfunding campaign on Global Giving to mobilize 20,000$ in 5 weeks (29th Nov-31st Dec) to support the families.

Here is the link below to support and champion our cause with your close networks, especially those in the United States as this platform allows for US Tax exemptions as well!!! ūüôā

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/inspiringhealth/

For more information you can get in touch with mayaind@gmail.com | ronika@mayaindia.org

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Introductory Course – SITUATING SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

NCBS Science and Society offers¬†SITUATING SCIENCE and SOCIETY –¬†A SHORT COURSE DEC 8-12, 2016
LECTURE HALL 2
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
GKVK CAMPUS
BANGALORE
ABOUT THE COURSE
This introductory course will explore: 1) philosophical underpinnings of science and social science; 2) theorizing the science and society relationship; 3) understanding the HPS approach (Situating Science); 4) science and the non-west (transcultural perspectives).  The course is designed for those engaged in the practice of science and/or its interface with society.

Science is perhaps regarded as the most significant cognitive enterprise of our times and its interface with society is becoming increasingly complex. An attempt to unravel, understand, communicate and at times resolve some of these complexities is the overarching goal of the Science and Society programme at NCBS.  We seek to understand and engage with themes and perspectives of the intellectual foundations, human dimensions and impacts of scientific and technological development, with a particular focus on biology.  As part of this programme we are offering a 4-day course for students/researchers/academics who are interested in engaging with the foundations and emerging ideas in the fields of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) as well as Science and Technology Studies (STS). Reading material will be provided upon registration.
Those outside NCBS are also encouraged to apply.   There are limited spaces so do apply right away.
FACILITATORS
Gordon McOuat, Professor
University of King’s College/Dalhousie University
Gordon McOuat is Professor of Science and Technology Studies in the History of Science and Technology and Contemporary Studies Programmes at the University of King’s College/Dalhousie University.¬† His work covers the history, philosophy and politics of classification systems, logic and natural kinds, and studies in the methodology, history, philosophy, and culture of science.¬† McOuat has been a research fellow at Cambridge University,¬† Senior Research Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, visiting professor at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and the Humanities and Invited Scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru¬† Institute of Advanced Study. He is also past-president of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CHSPS).

Dhruv Raina, Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dhruv Raina is Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.  His areas of interest include history and philosophy of Science; science, technology and development policy;studies on science and social movements in India.  He has also lead research programmes on the institutionalisation of the modern scientific and technological research system in late nineteenth and twentieth century India and studies on the social epistemology of models and theories of the history of sciences: the historiography of sciences.
Prof. Raina is engaged in ongoing research programmes on the cultural reception of modern science and the dialogue with other knowledge systems and the preparation of archives and databases for the history of sciences and technology in India.¬† He holds the Heinrich Zimmer Chair for Indian Philosophy and Intellectual History, Ruprecht-Karls-Universit√§t Heidelberg, Germany and has been Visiting Professor, Maison de Sciences de l’Homme, Paris among other positions.

TO REGISTER: please email Aparna at aparnaub@ncbs.res.in <mailto:aparnaub@ncbs.res.in>  and fill out the form that you will find here.

COURSE TIMINGS:
10:30AM TO 3:30 PM, DEC 8-12, 2016

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:
DEC 4, 2016
VENUE: Lecture Hall 2, NCBS, GKVK Campus, Bellary Road

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT (READING and DISCUSSION GROUP)
In an effort to keep the intellectual engagement with the questions addressed in this course alive, as well as to provide support in accessing texts related to HPS and STS topics, the Sci&Soc programme at NCBS will hold a reading group once a week.  All those who register for the course are welcome to continue their readings as part of this group.  Please contact Aparna (aparnaub@ncbs.res.in <mailto:aparnaub@ncbs.res.in> ) every Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm.
Aparna Uppaluri Banerjee Consultant Science and Society Program National Centre for Biological Sciences Tata Institute for Fundamental Research GKVK Campus, Bellary Road Bangalore Ph: 080 2366 6305

CM’s Rural Development Fellowship

Maharashtra CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis has announced a one-year fellowship programme to develop 1,000 villages affected by drought or facing social challenges into model villages by 2018. Those interested can apply at the following link

https://www.maharashtra.gov.in/cmrdfp2016/hta.html

Pravah’s Flagship Program – Ocean in a Drop

Pravah brings to you an opportunity to be a part of the Ocean in a Drop program. This is Pravah’s flagship program for professionals working with young people in any capacity, ¬†be it a primary group you work with or as volunteers for your programs. It is a consolidation of Pravah’s learning of working with youth for the past 20 years with a focus on deepening youth engagement.¬†Pravah is pleased to share with you that Ocean in a Drop is being held in Delhi this December.
‘Ocean in a Drop’ focuses on the 4 thematic to build capacities of person who engages with young people. The thematic are as follows:

  1.  Understanding Youth Development: Develop, lead, and implement strategies for deepening your intervention(s) and your organization’s engagement with young people by processing real life challenges that you are facing
  2. Developing Design and Facilitation Skills: Design and facilitate high impact interventions
  3. Building the capacity of Systemic Thinking: Enhance organizational effectiveness by applying systems thinking to your real world challenge
  4. Deep Dive into Self Awareness

‘Ocean in a Drop’ is powerfully connected with our 5th space philosophy, this learning voyage enables participants to create and nurture a 5th space for young people that is distinct from the four spaces of family, career / studies, friends and leisure / lifestyle that society currently legitimizes for them today. Participants set out on this journey to architect such 5th spaces where young people can safely explore the connection of self to society and, while experimenting with changing the world, reflect on how the world changes them as well.
To be effective facilitators of such 5th spaces, participants will need to become deeply aware of ‚Äúwho they are‚ÄĚ. They also need to have the correct perspective on youth development, effective workshop design and facilitation skills, and a systemic understanding of the whole world and a systemic understanding of the whole world and its hidden interconnections. The Ocean in a Drop Learning Voyage focuses on these imperatives of a 5th space youth facilitator.

Dates:  December 14 Р19, 2016

Venue: Sanskriti Kendra, Arjan Garh, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road,  Delhi

(A 6 Day workshop – 2 days residential)

Who Can Participate?

  • Facilitators
  • Teachers and Educators
  • HR / Training Professionals
  • Youth and adolescent development practitioners
  • Individuals working with the youth

What will you learn?

  • Develop, lead, and implement strategies for deepening your intervention(s) and your organization‚Äôs engagement with young people by processing real life challenges that you are facing
  • Design and facilitate high impact interventions
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness by applying systems thinking to your real world challenge
  • Delve into personal transformation

 

Cost

  • The workshop costs Rs 22,000/- per person:-
    Course Fees – Rs.14,000/- (inclusive of resource material, a comprehensive reference manual, facilitation)
    Food and Lodgings – Rs. 8,000/- (food for 6 days and accommodation for the 2 residential days).
  • An Early Bird Offer is available for 4 people of the same organization at Course Fees- Rs. 12,000/- per person.

Reach Us

Send nominations from your/partner organizations to Malavika (At the below email link)

OR

Call us at +91 11 49052146 / 26440619 / 26213918 in case of any questions

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List Editor of Kerala Scholars eGroup

Applications are invited for List Editor, Kerala Scholars eGroup.

This is a voluntary position to co-manage a moderated listserv/platform of 540+ members who share an interest in Kerala studies.

Application format: Please send your application as a single .pdf file containing

  • your CV; and
  • statement of purpose (100-150 words) outlining your reason for applying and the skills you bring to the position.

Apply to <listeditor.keralascholars@gmail.com>

Deadline: 5 December 2016, 10pm (India).

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will work with other List Editors to run the group on a day-to-day basis. Typical tasks are: searching for fresh scholarship, posting messages to the group, moderating discussions, managing subscriptions, promoting membership, and enhancing member participation. In addition, the List Editor will liaise with the Advisory Board and help the Advisory Board frame group policies.

The initial appointment will be for 2017, with potential for re-appointment. Hence, those willing to serve for two years (2017 & 2018) are encouraged to indicate this in their statement of purpose.

Eligibility: Any member of the Kerala Scholars eGroup (as of 20 November 2016) may apply.

Selection: All complete applications will be shared with the recruitment committee of the Advisory Board, and selection will be by the committee. There are three vacancies, but positions may be left unfilled if there are no suitable candidates. The recruitment of List Editors is subject to approval of the Advisory Board.

More about the eGroup: <http://egroup.keralascholars.org>

Queries? Write to <listeditor.keralascholars@gmail.com>

Call for papers / 2nd Kerala History Congress – Aluva – 20-22 December 2016

Papers are invited for the second annual session of the Kerala History Congress to be held on 20, 21 & 22 December 2016 at Union Christian College, Aluva, and organised by its Department of History.

The papers may be be presented either in English or in Malayalam. The research papers not exceeding 12 pages, typed in MS Word with double space should be mailed to <keralahistorycongressuc@gmail.com> or <keralahc@gmail.com>   on or before 10 December 2016.

THEMES FOR PRESENTATION
The research papers should be based on original research providing new data and interpretation on any area relating to the social, political, cultural, economic, intellectual, oral history and historiography of Kerala. We are also open to presentations from other areas which we believe will qualitatively enrich studies
on Kerala history.

Some of the themes identified are as follows.

  • Social History: Social formation of Kerala ‚Äď Reform Movements – New Social Movements – Gender History ‚Äď Histories of the Marginalized
  • Political History: Left- and Right-wing Politics – Political Movements of the Marginalized – Politics and the Interplay of Communal Organizations – Political Leadership – Coalition Politics in Kerala
  • Cultural History: Cultural formation of Kerala – Popular Media and Popular Culture – Culture of the daily life and Writing Ordinary lives – Visual History (History of Images and through Images) – Photographs, Portraits etc. – The Sacred and the Supernatural – Cultural Transitions.
  • Economic History: Revisiting Kerala Model Development – Kerala and the World Economic Order – Trade /Commerce – Industrial Development – Environmental History
  • Intellectual History: Malayalam Printing and Publishing – Malayalam Literary and Artistic Movements – Rationalist Movements – Popular Science Movements.
  • Historiography of Kerala: Reconstructing the Past: Problems and Perspectives – Malayalam Literature and Kerala History.
  • Oral Histories / Local Histories
  • Inter Sectional History (New session)

OTHER KEY INFORMATION
General President: Prof K.N. Panikkar
Keynote Address: Prof. Shahid Amin

Sectional Presidents
Social History: Dr. Sanal Mohan (School of Social Science, MG University)
Political History: Prof. S Ramachandran Nair (Former Professor SS University, Kalady)
Cultural History: Prof. Meera Velayudhan (Delhi University)
Intellectual History: Prof. G. Arunima (JNU)
Economic History: Prof. Pius Malekandathil (JNU)
Inter Sectional History: Prof. J. Devika (Centre for Development Studies)
Oral Histories / Local Histories: Prof. C. Balan (Former Professor, University of Kannur)

Memorial Lectures
Chavarayachan: Prof. Anil Sadgopal (Former  Dean of Education, Delhi University)
Sahodaran Ayyappan: Prof. Anand Teltumbde
Akkamma Cheriyan: Prof. V. Geetha (Madras Institute of Development Studies)

Erudite Scholar Lectures
Prof. Rajan Gurukkal; Prof. Radhika Sinha (JNU); Prof. Ravi Vasudevan (CSDS); Prof. Kesavan Veluthat; Prof. K.N. Ganesh; Prof. R. Mahalekshmi (Centre for Historical Studies. JNU); Prof. Rakesh Batabyal (Professor, JNU)

Prizes
There are prizes for the best papers submitted at the Kerala History Congress session. The best paper presented by the Young Scholars who are not above the age of 35 years would be awarded Elamkulam Kunjanpillai young historian prize of Rs. 10,000 with certification. The best paper presented by Undergraduate and Postgraduate students would be awarded Junior Scholar prize of Rs. 5,000 with certification.

Delegate Fee
Only the members and associate members can participate in the proceedings of the Congress. Any enquiry related to Membership may be made to Prof. A. Balakrishnan (Mob: 9446556641).

The delegate fee of Rs. 1000/- (for Faculty Members) Rs. 750/- (for Research Scholars and students) should be sent by Bank Draft/Cheque in favour of ‚ÄėKerala History Congress‚Äô payable at Bank of India (IFSC Code:BKID0008566), UC College Branch, Aluva, to the Local Secretary, Kerala History Congress, Department of History, Union Christian¬† College, Aluva ‚Äď 2. The last date for the receipt of delegate fee is December 10, 2016.Accommodation facility is confirmed only for those making the remittance within that day.

Hospitality
All delegates would be provided hospitality and concomitant assistance on the days of the annual session at Aluva.

Enquiries
Chief Facilitator : Prof. Suja K Sam, Associate Professor; Associate Facilitators : Ms. Juby John, Assistant Professor –¬† Ms. Tresa Divya T.J, Assistant Professor
– Dr. Twincy Varghese, Assistant Professor.

For any help and assistance relating to registration, accommodation and travel you may please contact the following Assistant Facilitators:

  • Registration: Radhika Lal (Mob: 9400767285), Rahul R¬† (Mob: 9446385572)
  • Accommodation: Tibin Joseph (Mob: 9400194261)
  • Transportation: Abhishek K.R. (Mob: 9567951510)

Enquiries can also be made via email to keralahistorycongressuc@gmail.com or keralahc@gmail.com

Dr Sebastian Joseph
(Local Secretary, 2nd Session, Kerala History Congress)
Head, PG Dept & Research Centre in History, Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, 683102
Phone: 91 9447355190

Looking for Master trainers/trainers

We at Sukhibhava are looking for a Master trainer & 2 trainers, the primary responsibility of this role is to train and conduct awareness sessions on menstrual health and hygiene in low income schools and communities of Bangalore.

It is a full time role and we are looking for proactive individuals keen to work in a small enthusiastic team.

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Vacancies at HPPI

We have got 2 vacancies right now and we are looking for Azim Premji University alumni whom we can offer this opportunity. Please write to Tanmay Raj <tanmay.humana@gmail.com>

The details are as under –

  1. Teacher Educator – Necessary Teachers Training (NeTT) Programme

Qualification: MA – Education or M.Ed.

Experience: Freshers may apply, 1-2 years of teaching experience will be preferable

Salary – CTC Ranging from 19,000/- to 27,000/- pm as per qualification and experience

Location: Faridabad, NCR/Haryana

 

  1. Assistant Project Supervisor

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Operations Head for Ugam Education Foundation

Ugam partners with teachers and parents to ensure that children and schools in rural areas are engaged, energized and self-respecting.
Ugam was born in July 2015. Ugam’s work in situated in rural Hazaribag, Jharkhand. We currently run 9 after school remedial centers with 18 teachers reaching out to around 500 children from grades 2,3 and 4. In addition we also work with 5 government schools in the same area with 10 teachers and an additional 250 children.¬† Our intervention primarily includes supporting teachers through training, observation and feedback and giving them daily lesson plans for math, english and hindi. We have just started our engagement with parents and SMCs.
Ugam aspires to reach out to more teachers and children as well as parents.
We are very keen to recruit a person with about 3-4 years experience on the ground preferably in education for our operations in Hazaribag
The JD is attached. Please get in touch with: lopagandhi@gmail.com for correspondence.
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Multiple Positions at TechnoServe

About TechnoServe

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A non-profit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. TechnoServe has earned a 4-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the last 10 years, placing us in the top 1 percent of all its rated non-profits. More information can be found at www.technoserve.org.

With nearly 50 years of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Technoserve is looking to fill several vacancies at various locations as stated below:

Application Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Resume (in MS Word or PDF format),
  3. Present & permanent location with willingness to relocate and
  4. Current salary
  5. Position applied for in the subject line

to inhr@tns.org. Candidates are advised to avoid applying to multiple positions. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted.


  1. Position: Assistant Manager, Gender Coordinator, Davangere, Karnataka

Program Description

TechnoServe is implementing a program in Karnataka in Davangere district in Harihar block. This four-year program covers 18 villages. Key components of the intervention are as follows:

  1. Agriculture Development & Diversification intervention implemented with 5,000 farming households

The program aims at providing two years of high touch and one year of light touch capacity building support to farmers to strengthen their existing portfolio of crops by improving productivity and crop diversification.

  1. Livelihood opportunities developed for the youth of the farming households through Cargill Agri Fellow Program

TechnoServe has initiated Cargill Agri Fellow program. It will provide skills and enterprise based livelihood opportunity to youth from the faming households and will also address the (agriculture and allied) skills shortage and strengthen the agriculture extension support system which is weak in this region and help promote agri enterprises in the region.

  1. Economic empowerment opportunities created for the women of the farming households

TechnoServe is working very closely with the women of project area by training them on kitchen garden which will equip them with the skills and resources they need to create sustainable vegetable plots. This will have a transformative effect on nutritional intake of family with improved food security and reduced nutritional deficiency and will also save the money household is spending on buying these vegetables. In addition to these women will also be trained on improving household level practices on financial management, health and nutrition so that the developmental challenges faced by the households can be addressed.

  1. Community Engagement through targeted interventions in public places including local schools and Anganwadis

TechnoServe will work to improve access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in public places in select schools and Anganwadis. This will address existing infrastructural inefficiencies. Additionally, TechnoServe will provide learning material to 25 Anganwadis and 16 Schools. There is also a provision to explore models for establishing community clean water facility and do a pilot at one of the locations in the project region by leveraging Government support

Position Description:

To increase women control over household, TechnoServe is working with women farmers through capacitating them on health, nutrition and financial management aspects. Support women in establishing small vegetable plots among poor rural households to improve on nutritional intake of family with improved food security and reduced nutritional deficiency and will also provide additional income to women small farmers. The women leadership council, similar to the Kudambashree model in Kerala, will facilitate discussion within the community to work on the behavioral dynamics.

Some of the specific tasks for the position are as follows:-

  • Designing guidelines for Women Leadership Council (WLC) to be rolled out at village level
  • Development of training and extension module for WLC
  • Designing module and conducting training on Health , Nutrition and Financial management.
  • Work with project management teams to facilitate increased participation of women in the project activities and to ensure that the benefits of the project accrue equitably to men and women in the community
  • Work with the monitoring team to ensure a robust mechanism is in place to measure the participation of and benefits to women¬† ¬†

Key requirements:    

  • Minimum of 7-8 years of hands-on experience in working with developmental intervention with a gender inclusion focus;
  • Familiarity with agricultural / agri-allied value chains;
  • Demonstrated capability to manage large implementation projects and successful management of client.
  • Prior experience in contributing to a multidimensional team;
  • Has passion for development and agri-business sector
  • Strong analytical abilities (both quantitative and qualitative) and report-writing skills
  • Minimum of Master‚Äôs degree in Business, Economics, Social Work, Gender Development or a related field
  • Fluency in Kannada is mandatory

  1. Position: Assistant Manager, Gender Coordinator, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Position Description:

The vacancy announcement is being advertised with reference to the Sustainable Guar Initiative aims to enhance livelihood opportunities for participating households in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The intervention has Integration of gender approaches in relevant aspects of the project implementation to help address the social issue of gender dynamics and constraints in guar farming households.

Some of the specific tasks for the position are as follows: –

  • Primarily responsible for undertaking the training needs assessment (TNA) of guar farming women
  • Development of training and extension module on Health, Nutrition and Financial management
  • Conducting Women Farmer trainings in selected villages;
  • Hand on support to women farmers to ensure greater impact;
  • Work with project management teams to facilitate increased participation of women in the project activities and to ensure that the benefits of the project accrue equitably to men and women in the community
  • Work with the monitoring team to ensure a robust mechanism is in place to measure the participation of and benefits to women¬† ¬†
  • Manage a team of female working closely with women farmers

Key requirements:    

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of hands-on experience in working with developmental intervention with a gender inclusion focus;
  • Familiarity with agricultural / agri-allied value chains;
  • Demonstrated capability to manage large implementation projects and successful management of client; ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Prior experience in contributing to a multidimensional team;
  • Has passion for development and agri-business sector
  • Strong analytical abilities (both quantitative and qualitative) and report-writing skills
  • Minimum of Master‚Äôs degree in Business, Economics, Social Work, Gender Development or a related field
  • Fluency in Hindi is mandatory
  1. Position: Manager-Technical (Dairy Operations), Shrirampur Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra

Program Description

The vacancy announcement is being advertised with reference to implementation of Fresh Milk Procurement program for a multinational client in the state of Maharashtra. The program is under implementation since December 2014 and aimed at improving quality of milk through promotion of good dairy practices at milk producer level and establishment of modern & efficient milk collection system. The program is currently working with 750 dairy households and established 10 state of the art milk collection centers for demonstration known as BMCs (Bulk Milk Coolers) at village level.

Position Description:

This position is expected to closely monitor performance of 10 BMCs and also provide technical support / guidance to team on technical aspects of Dairy Farming. Details of this position is presented below:

Major responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of BMC operations:
  • Day to day monitoring of 10 BMCs, to ensure that all BMCs follow SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) as prescribed in the module.
  • Identify the needs and conduct Facilitator training from time to time for improving efficiencies in Milk Procurement. (Facilitator is the person involved in project as Entrepreneur for village Milk Collection)
  • Collate and analyse milk data of 10 BMCs for presentation as and when needed.
  • Gather information / data on competitor‚Äôs activities / milk prices operating in the region and analyse to provide inputs to management for informed decision making.
  • Highlight issues (amongst team) related to these BMCs as early as possible and seek inputs for immediate resolution. The BMC operations must be¬†in line with SOPs¬†and any deviations must be brought to light immediately.
  • Support Project Manager in stakeholder management with regard to technical aspects of BMC management and farmer capacity-building.

Training & Extension activities:    

  • Provide support in preparing more practical and effective training modules and dissemination decks for training delivery team of the project.
  • Take lead in conducting ToT for project trainers and capacitate trainers on technical aspects.
  • Identify the need and plan to conduct extension activities as per requirement, particularly critical aspects like Clean Milk Production, Antibiotics, Aflatoxins, Animal nutrition etc.
  • Involve actively and coordinate with team in conducting field level extension activities for creating awareness amongst farmers.

Preferred Skills & Experience (but not limited to):

  • Graduate / Post Graduate in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry / Dairy Technology, Post-Graduation in Management will be added advantage
  • Atleast 7 to 10 years of working experience with demonstrated experience in milk procurement and dairy development¬†
  • Ability to understand and analyze dairy market dynamics at regional level
  • Prior experience of working with national / multinationals agencies engaged in milk procurement and dairy development
  • Fair understanding of Milk collection through BMCs (Bulk Milk Coolers) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) of BMC operations
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS power point, MS word and MS excel
  • Proven documentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to understand, read and speak Marathi will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to travel within and outside project area
  1. Position: Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Position Description: This position will work on developing and undertaking structured monitoring and evaluation of different projects on a periodic basis. The consultant would be required to work closely with the leadership and project management team and execute roll out of the M&E plans during the course of the project. The task would require development of M&E framework including key indicators for all the components of the work, development of tools and process for data collection and reporting. The M&E Specialist will work alongside the implementation team throughout the project.

Requirements

  • Candidate should have 10 plus years of experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation of development projects¬†
  • Should possess demonstrated knowledge on standard monitoring and evaluation tools such as logical framework, result based management, score card etc.
  • Should have excellent analytical skills and ability to undertake field assessment and synthesize data ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS office, relevant database management and analysis software
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • The candidate should be flexible to travel extensively to project locations.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in rural management or equivalent degree. Bachelor’s degree holders with significant development sector work on monitoring and evaluation experience are also welcome to apply.


  1. Position: Senior Project Manager or above, Access to Finance, Patna, Bihar

Program Description

TechnoServe, through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project, has collaborated with JEEViKA – SRLM (State Rural Livelihoods Mission) in Bihar, India to provide technical assistance to Producer Groups (PGs), build capacity within the state NRLM mission and develop a multi-year roadmap to facilitate Producer Group formation in the state of Bihar.

Position Description:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Lead the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Improve access to finance for farmers and farmer producer companies through new financial services and products
  • Promote Direct Benefit Transfer/ Cashless transaction for women members
  • Serve as the principal liaison between financial institutions, including banks, micro finance institutions, impact investors and other financial service providers
  • Assess financial/business viability of promising business plans of Farmer Producer Companies and link them to financial/ technical service providers
  • Conduct dialogue and build linkages with FIs for new and appropriate product development to increase access to early stage capital requirements by FPCs

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Education:

  • The candidate should have a Master‚Äôs degree in economics, finance, international development, business or related field.¬†

Experience:

  • At least of five to seven years of experience in SME finance, value chain finance, access to finance and enterprise development
  • Experience in financial institution and enterprise level technical assistance, training and training curriculum development
  • Experience in business development services and business strengthening
  • Experience development sector consulting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity to interact effectively with people from different cultures and work with governments and donor agencies

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi languages.

  1. Position: Manager Coordinator Direct Implementation, Bihar

Program Description

TechnoServe, through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project, has collaborated with JEEViKA – SRLM (State Rural Livelihoods Mission) in Bihar, India to provide technical assistance to Producer Groups (PGs), build capacity within the state NRLM mission and develop a multi-year roadmap to facilitate Producer Group formation in the state of Bihar.

Position Description:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Lead the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordination with major direct implementation zones and TechnoServe team for smooth execution and achieving project deliverables within the time frame
  • Coordination and laisoning with state and district level JEEViKA team for program implementation support
  • Coordination with TechnoServe Thematic team at regional and zonal level for better project implementation
  • Smooth execution and functioning of existing Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) and assist JEEViKA in forming new FPCs
  • Capacity building of the field team and assist them in achieving their milestones
  • Ensure strengthening governance of the existing and new FPCs
  • Support FPCS to develop their business plan and assist them in reaching the financials on sustainable manner as per plan.
  • Responsible for driving business at FPCs through both back-ward and forward linkage

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Education:

  • The candidate should have a Master‚Äôs degree in Rural development, Agribusiness management and International development or related field.¬†

Experience:

  • At least of 10-15 years of experience in project management in development sector.
  • Experience in collaborating and managing relationships with central and state governments, development organizations, NGOs, private sector and other key stakeholders
  • Exposure of working with successful FPOs in India
  • Experience in leading and managing teams
  • Ability to be flexible, respond professionally, and establish priorities in often fluid, changing, and challenging situations with little clear guidance is necessary.
  • Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure and to demonstrate extreme flexibility in managing more than one activity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity to interact effectively with people from different cultures and work with governments and donor agencies

Language:

Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi languages.


  1. Position: Manager / Assistant Manager ‚Äď HR, Mumbai

Position Description:

TechnoServe in India has been growing at a fast pace and is today a 100-person team with an expectation of this size doubling in the next two years. We are looking to hire a Manager / Asst Manager ‚Äď HR to manage the growing HR needs of fast growing organization.

This is a senior level position and the incumbent would be responsible for the recruitment function within TechnoServe India. The person would be expected to give shape to the recruitment process within the organization, streamline and/or introduce new processes as well as build a system in response to the organization growth primarily to reduce the turnaround time for requisition raised to on-boarding of the recruited person. Specifically (but not limited to), the incumbent would be responsible for streamlining the recruitment and performance appraisal system etc. The incumbent would also help and advise the senior management in taking key HR related decisions such as manpower planning, promotions, recruitment, staff capacity building etc.

Requirements

The candidate should typically have the following qualifications: –

  • Should have at least 5+ years of relevant experience in managing HR functions of a service oriented organization.¬†
  • Out of the above, at least 3 years of experience should be at a recruitment role in HR.¬†
  • Should have excellent analytical skills and ability to proactively take up and resolve challenging situations.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral as well as written) and should be proficient in MS office as well as have a good understanding of HR related MIS systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team keeping cordial relationship with all departments.
  • The candidate should be flexible to work extra hours during exigencies.
  • Prior experience in working with Non-Profit Organization would be highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Human Resources/Personnel Management from a top tier institute.