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Program Coordinator - Somaiya Kala Vidya - Kutch, India

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SKV is seeking an experienced and a self-motivated person for the post of Program Coordinator who will look after the overall management and coordination of the organization's programs. This position requires frequent travel to other project areas outside of Gujarat to follow up the work. Additionally the post also requires a person who has good event organizing skills. The candidate will work mainly with the director and will also assist the Office Manager in overseeing day-to-day office administrative and communication tasks.

 

Skills Required:

 

  • Knowledge of project management
  • Strong interpersonal, mentoring, facilitation, communication, negotiation, time management, documentation skills
  • Self-motivation and initiating; should be responsible and able to generate work.
  • Hindi and English, fluent in writing and speaking.
  • Good humor, energy and spirit

 

Responsibilities:

  • Communication and documentation
  • Educational coordination with the Office Manager
  • Attending public relations events
  • Providing Alumni services
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Outreach 

 

Desired Experience

  • MSW, Master in Humanities/Psychology/Sociology/Rural Development, Rural Management, MBA or any other related field
  • 3 years experience in the development sector preferred experience with craft and artisans a plus

 

Compensation

  • To be negotiated but in the range of RS 36,000/ month

 

To apply, please submit your cover letter, and resume by email to judy.kalavidya@somaiya.org

 

 

Revenue and Performance Management - Drishtee - Noida, India

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Project description: 
 

Despite the large size and depth of India’s financial system, the majority of the rural poor do not have access to formal financial services. Reaching about 5 percentage of the population, micro-finance began primarily with non-profit organisations delivering micro-credit and pioneered the use of collateral substitutes and self help groups (SHGs) to ensure high repayment. Having proven that financial services can be adapted to meet the needs of poor, households can contribute in the fight against poverty. The challenge now is to bring those benefits to more of India’s poor in a financially sustainable way.

With the reach of its rural network, Drishtee is in a unique position to extend banking services (it has a tie up with India’s largest bank – State Bank of India as its business correspondent) and micro finance services in rural communities.

These services offer a unique opportunity to address the needs of the marginalized community and is in sync with Drishtee’s mission of ‘enabling the development of rural economy and society’.

Drishtee has worked on this model in three states in India for banking services and two states in Micro-finance and the outcomes have been very encouraging. Unlike the traditional Self Help Group approach, Drishtee has leveraged the entrepreneur’s knowledge of the village community and aims at achieving the following:

  • Creating viable business opportunities for entrepreneurs in villages who provide financial services (including banking, microfinance and insurance)
  • Helping to create an ecosystem with relevant micro-enterprises that can be funded
 

Role & Responsibilities:  

1.  Build a system of business performance metrics : The candidate will lead the organization in building a set of key business performance metrics and reporting systems for management reporting and decision making along with operational tracking. 

2. Business performance analysis and problem solving :The position will work closely with Senior management and operations to anticipate, identify and provide systemic solutions to businessproblems centred   around Customer Service Point payments, earnings and performance challenges. 

3. Program and Scheme Design Capacity: The position will design and rollout schemes to improve CSP performance through trainings, improved information sharing and more optimal operational coverage. In essence, the position shall help develop the organizations capacity to design and manage performance improvement. Developing these opportunities will involve having a keen understanding of the human resource costs, costs of engagement at various levels and an ability to work closely with and train the operations teams to deliver on those goals. IT management Information systems utilisation.

Reporting : The person will directly report to the CEO, Drishtee Business Correspondents Private Limited.

 

Essential Qualifications: 

You are excited about working in the area of financial inclusion and rural financial services. You have good exposure to the space of financial services and rural development and are interested in building a career in the space.

You are interested in taking on a leadership role within an organization You have worked for at least 5 years in various positions and believe that you have what it takes to make independent decisions, support senior management decision making and add business capabilities to a growing organization.

You have the requisite skills in communication and analytics

 

Community Empathy Manager - Drishtee - Delhi, India

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Drishtee Samaahit Immersion is a social enterprise connecting rural communities with global teams to empower new approaches to solving rural challenges. We are in an exciting growth phase and seeking adventurous, passionate individuals to join our team! ‘Immersion’ works with participants from all over the world and communities across rural India. The program develops empathy and innovations skills amongst participants empowering communities to develop meaningful innovations. The uniqueness of this program is centred on a deep understanding of empathy, neuroscience, anthropology and overlaying with world-leading human centred innovation methodology. With ideas co-created and prototyped, the community selects the most important solutions for implementation. To help us realise this vision we are seeking an amazing individual to join our team. If you share our passion for understanding other humans (and helping others to do so!) and are up for a challenge both professional and personal, we want to hear from you! This is a unique opportunity to work with leading social entrepreneurs to make a real difference.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Satyan Mishra Location: Delhi, India Experience: Experienced Professional Employment: Full-time

East Bay Partnerships Director - Substantial Classrooms - San Francisco/Bay Area, California, USA

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Partnerships Director will work directly with the founder, and is principally responsible for developing and building upon relationships with schools, school districts, and non-profits in the East Bay to create, engage, and organize a network of school leaders who are developing new ways of recruiting, training and supporting substitute teachers. The East Bay Partnerships Director will connect school leaders in the network to each other and to outside experts and resources that can contribute to the development and implementation of new ideas. As the initial pilot site, the East Bay Partnership will be the foundation of Substantial’s work expanding nationally and the East Bay Partnership Director will play a critical role in determining the organization’s future course by creating, testing and codifying best practices. Additionally, Substantial was initially incubated at Stanford’s d.school and rapid prototyping and design thinking principles will be integral to the organization’s continued growth and development.

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND 3 REFERENCES TO: Jill Vialet jill@dschool.stanford.edu   Please send documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf format with “Substantial East Bay Partnerships Director Search” in the subject line. The position will be open until filled and starts July 1, 2016. 

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Jill Vialet Location: San Francisco/Bay Area, California, USA Experience: Experienced Professional Employment: Full-time

Director of Global Learning and Practice - Namati - Listed Global Offices

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A dynamic, strategic leader who will help our team learn continuously and perform at our best.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

As the Director of Global Learning and Practice**, you’ll support Namati’s CEO in managing our diverse portfolio of legal empowerment efforts, guiding programmatic strategy, and fostering organizational learning across Namati. Robust, continuous learning is essential to Namati’s fulfillment of our mission: we intentionally design our direct implementation efforts as innovation labs, generating cutting-edge insights while we also solve problems on the front lines.

Location
It is our strong preference for this position to be based out of our global offices in Washington DC, USA; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Maputo, Mozambique; Yangon, Myanmar; New Delhi, India; or Oakland, CA USA. In exceptional cases we may consider remote working arrangements.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

To apply
Please complete our online application form. Note you will be asked to provide two writing samples. One of the writing samples should ideally reflect an effort to share program/advocacy/research findings or make recommendations.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
No phone calls please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Vivek Maru Location: Washington DC, USA; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Maputo, Mozambique; Yangon, Myanmar; New Delhi, India; or Oakland, CA USA Experience: Experienced Professional Employment: Full-Time

Accountant - Namati - Washington, DC, USA

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A detail-oriented, meticulous professional to help manage Namati’s financial accounts with accuracy and integrity.

About Us
In a world where billions of people live outside the protection of the law, Namati is dedicated to putting the law in people’s hands. We’re building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice. These advocates are fighting on the front lines to ensure that people can protect their land, access essential services, and take part in the decisions that govern their lives.
We draw on that grassroots experience to seek large-scale structural changes — we have already achieved policy changes that affect millions of people in multiple countries. And our ambitions don’t end at the national level - our global campaign for internationally agreed justice targets has been endorsed by 200 organizations and four former Heads of State.
As we move into our next phase of development, we’re growing a global team of passionate, results-oriented, and big-hearted advocates. We are united by a common mission and a strong culture. We have some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeline Albright.
We’re just beginning. Please join us.
www.namati.org.

About the Position
As Namati’s Accountant, you will be a key user of our accounting systems and play a key role in their management. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, you will regularly communicate with staff and vendors worldwide, helping to inform decisions made by the global Operations and Finance teams. Overall, you’ll be responsible for overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable; preparing journal entries; conducting reconciliations; completing voucher reviews; processing payroll; and assisting with month-end closing. You’ll also regularly liaise with Namati’s global staff on a number of other issues, including conducting trainings on organizational accounting policies and procedures.

Must have career focus on accounting: You bring 3-5 years’ experience in accounting – from jobs, coursework, research, or internships. You hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a similar field, and you are excited to use your skills to help advance justice in the world. You are able to navigate and use Quickbooks and Excel with ease.
Detail-oriented and precise: You genuinely enjoy completing detail-oriented tasks. You are dedicated to letting no ball drop, and deftly juggle multiple tasks. As a basic practice, you check and double check your work to ensure it is free of errors, and feel a sense of deep satisfaction upon successful completion of every task you tackle.

To Apply
Please complete our online application. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis but candidates are encouraged to apply by May 20th, 2016.

No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Vivek Maru Location: Washington, DC, USA Experience: Experienced Professional Employment: Full-Time

Research & Evaluation Manager (Maternity Cover) - User Voice - London, UK

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We are seeking to recruit a Research and Evaluation Team Manager (Maternity Cover) to lead the project management User Voice’s external research and internal evaluation activity and develop income through new research projects.

 

 

Essential:

- Masters level or equivalent relevant experience in social research techniques.

- Demonstrable project management experience.

- Demonstrable experience of leading on project evaluation.

- Demonstrable experience of both qualitative and quantitative social research techniques in a work environment.

- Excellent communications skills, proven both in writing and verbally.

- Excellent and proven research skills.

- Experience of developing appropriate methodologies for undertaking research.

- Experience of leading on the production of research proposals and generating income.

- Proven IT skills, with experience of developing, maintaining and manipulating large databases and using other analytical tools for research purposes.

 

Desirable:

- Doctoral level or equivalent relevant experience in social research techniques.

- Good knowledge of the charity sector and/or criminal justice.

- Personal experience of the criminal justice system.

 

Criminal record check: This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check as the post holder will have regular unsupervised access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. The purpose of the check is to ensure that the nature of the applicant’s criminal record, considered alongside evidence of the applicant’s rehabilitation, does not indicate that his or her employment in this role would put current service users at risk.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Mark Johnson Location: London, UK Employment: Temporary Experience: Experienced Professional

Program Coordinator, National Visitation Network - CIVIC - San Francisco, CA

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CIVIC is hiring for a new position! We are looking for someone who has demonstrated experience training on racism (structural and interpersonal), how white privilege operates and is maintained within a system of inequality, and how to intervene on racial inequality.

 

This is an exciting, full-time opportunity to help shape the U.S. immigration detention visitation movement and work toward a country without immigration detention. The Program Coordinator will work from home, but travel extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area and occasionally nationally.

 

To apply, please click on this link to read about responsibilities and qualifications: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/45PFHNWGCH4/

 

Then, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to CFialho@endisolation.orgwith "National Coordinator Application" in the subject line.

Innovation Manager - Drishtee - Delhi, India

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Seeking an Innovator to dream big & foster human-centred solutions to real human problems. Join the dream team! Drishtee Samaahit Immersion is a social enterprise connecting rural communities with global teams to empower new approaches to solving rural challenges. We are in an exciting growth phase and seeking adventurous, passionate individuals to join our team! ‘Immersion’ works with participants from all over the world and communities across rural India. The program develops leadership, empathy and innovations skills amongst participants empowering communities to develop meaningful innovations. The uniqueness of this program is centred on a deep understanding of empathy, neuroscience, anthropology and overlaying with world-leading human centred innovation methodology. With ideas co-created and prototyped, the community selects the most important solutions for implementation. To help us realise this vision we are seeking an amazing individual to join our team. If you share our passion for human-centred innovation and are up for a challenge both professional and personal, we want to hear from you! This is a unique opportunity to work with leading social entrepreneurs to make a real difference.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Satyan Mishra Location: Delhi, India Experience: Experienced Professional Employment: Full-time

Grants Specialist and Technical Writer - Namati - Washington DC; Oakland, CA; remote work considered

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Mobilizing financial resources is essential to Namati’s vision for a dynamic, flourishing legal empowerment movement. We aim to cultivate an ecosystem of funding partners and advocates deeply committed to empowering communities worldwide. Every conversation we have and every concept note we pen has the potential to crystalize, for a potential ally, the power of putting the law into the hands of the people. We think of our development team members not as fundraisers separate from our programs, but rather as passionate champions with a deep understanding of the nuances of our work.

 

As Namati’s Grants Specialist and Technical Writer, you will work closely with Namati’s Director of Development to grow the coalition of support for our work and that of the broader movement. 

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Vivek Maru Location: Washington DC; Oakland, CA; remote work considered Employment: Contract/Project Experience: Experienced Professional

Operations Associate for Office of the CEO - Namati - Washington, DC

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A nimble, detail-oriented rockstar to support Namati's CEO and operations teams with competence and care.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

About the Position
As Operations Associate for the Office of the CEO, you’ll be a key member of Namati's global operations team. Reporting to the COO, working intimately with the CEO, and frequently engaging with other senior staff, you'll provide critical support to Namati's leadership in the fulfillment of our mission. You’ll also support the Director of Development in the cultivation and maintenance of organization-wide funder relationships.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Vivek Maru Location: Washington, DC Experience: Entry Level Employment: Full-Time

Vice President of Global Partnerships - VisionSpring - New York City, USA

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Want to restore vision for millions of people in frontier and emerging markets? Looking to combine the best of business and social impact practices? 

 

 

VisionSpring, an international social enterprise, seeks a Vice President of Global Partnerships (GP). The VP will lead the expansion of a global partner network to deliver more than 5 million radically affordable eyeglasses to low-income consumers by the symbolic year 2020. The VP will shape and deliver key market and sector specific strategies, cultivate high impact channel partnerships, oversee product sourcing and logistics, and develop an all-star field team. The VP is a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the President and will be based in New York City.

 

To applyPlease submit an application including a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to talent@visionspring.org.  Include your last name and "VP of GP" in the subject line. The application deadline is May 27, 2016. 

  

Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 

  

VisionSpring is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Jordan Kassalow Location: New York City, USA Experience: Director Employment: Full-Time

Operations Associate, Office of the CEO - Namati - Washington, DC, USA

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A nimble, detail-oriented self-starter to support Namati's CEO and operations teams with competence and care.

About Us
In a world where billions of people live outside the protection of the law, Namati is dedicated to putting the law in people’s hands. We’re building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice. These advocates are fighting on the front lines to ensure that people can protect their land, access essential services, and take part in the decisions that govern their lives.
We draw on that grassroots experience to seek large-scale structural changes – we have already achieved policy changes that affect millions of people in multiple countries. And our ambitions don’t end at the national level – our global campaign for internationally agreed justice targets has been endorsed by 260 organizations and four former Heads of State.
As we move into our next phase of development we’re growing a global team of passionate, results-oriented, and big-hearted advocates. We are united by a common mission and a strong culture. And we have some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.
We’re just beginning. Please consider joining us.
For more information about Namati, please visit www.namati.org/about.

About the Position
As Namati’s Operations Associate for the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, you’ll provide administrative, operational, and research support for Namati’s CEO, operations, and development teams. This position will work intimately with the CEO and report to Namati’s Chief Operating Officer.

To Apply
Please complete our online application form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
No phone calls, please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Vivek Maru Location: Washington, DC, USA Experience: Entry Level Employment: Full-Time

Executive Director - Defy Ventures - Bay Area, San Francisco, CA USA

Source : scoop.it
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You are eager to join Defy as our Executive Director in the Bay Area, working to develop and execute strategies that achieve aggressive fundraising goals and facilitate ambitious growth.  You are an experienced, resourceful, and strategic startup leader, with proven skills to cultivate local individual, foundation, and corporate support as an effective pipeline to sustained growth. You are capable of leading the continued evolution of Defy’s life transforming work on the West coast. You are dynamic, entrepreneurial, and relational, and are most satisfied when your work has deep, meaningful impact.

 

To apply, please email your resume to careers@defyventures.org and write “Executive Director, Bay Area” in the subject line. Optionally, you may include a cover letter and short business writing sample/links to portfolios of past work.

 

For more information on Defy Ventures, please visit our website at www.defyventures.org.

The Ashoka Community Insights:
Ashoka Fellow: Catherine Hoke Location: Bay Area, San Francisco, California USA Employment: Full-Time Professional Level: Experienced Professional
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