Mount Valley Development Association (MVDA) is a non-profit organization based in Tehri district of Uttarakhand in India. MVDA was started in 1995with a vision to eradicate poverty through development of sustainable livelihoodspromote good governance through social harmony, minimize social discrimination and develop entrepreneurship to minimize migration of youths from the rural mountain villages.

For more than 2 decades, MVDA has also been sharing its experiences with larger communities and advocating the issues responsible for degenerated Himalayan system successfully. MVDA is working in hostile mountainous terrains of District Tehri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag districts and plain areas in Haridwar and Saharanpur covering range of concepts and methods drawing on various funding and support.

Presently MVDA is working with nearly 8000 families reaching over 32000 populace and formed 1200  Self Help Groups (SHGs) and 189 other working groups in this mountainous terrain of Tehri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag,  districts and plain areas in Haridwar, Saharanpur, Hathras & Kapurthala. MVDA’soperation covers a span of 197 villages of 7 districts of Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh& Punjab. MVDA have also initiated registering 03 Women federations.

MVDA has been working extensively in sustaining the federation by creating systems where women are able to manage a dairy based livelihood enterprise and establishing a link with financial institutions like NABARD, banks, and insurance companies. MVDA mobilized a loan of Rs. 4.6 million under NABARD scheme for purchase of improved cattle for 30 SHGs.

MVDA has worked on the philosopy of making a balance between development and conservation of natural resources. Under Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) funded project, MVDA developed feed resources in Van Panchayat, common land and also converges funds from MGNREGA, a central government sponsored job guarantee scheme. Over a period, MVDA has been able to link these feed resources to enhance milk productivity, with improvement programs and finally linking the milk producers to local urban market, through the dairy promoted as Umang Dairy.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has also partnered with MVDA in successful growth of wheat and barley crops. With knowledge and experience in System of Rice Intensification programMVDA has developed a model village in Bhilangana block of Tehri district.

MVDA has also developed a talent pool of resourceful people equipped with skills to efficiently mobilize farmers for System of Crop Intensification (SCI) promotion. With the support of OXFAM Hongkong, MVDA targets improvement of natural resources and promoted livelihood improvement in 9 village panchayats of Jolagad micro-watershed.

At present we are looking for different post please visit our website and find JD there.

 Interview process will be of three stages.

Stage-1 : Short listing of candidate on the basis of CV and Cover Letter

Stage-2 : Telephonic Interview

Stage-3 :  Final face to face interview (Location yet to be decided)

For more information candidate can visit our website www.mvda.org.in

Interested candidate can submit his or her resume along with a cover letter at contact@mvda.org as soon as possible. 

MVDA is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, economic status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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