Community engagement and need assessment of pilot villages for Drishtee-IBM Project

Duration:2 months
Ideal Start Date: 15th October 2011
Location of the Project: Maal Block, Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh
No of Candidates:1

Project Description :
Smart Rural Aggregation Platform- A Joint Project of IBM India & Drishtee Foundation
Background:
IBM and Drishtee have collaborated to launch a joint project, called Smart Rural
Aggregation Platform (SRAP), under Celebration of Service program in IBM’s
Centennial Year.

Goal of the Project:
To usher rural transformation and support economic development & social upliftment of population at the bottom of the pyramid SRAP will implement IBM’s Smarter Planet concept to transform villages into SMARTER VILLAGE that is instrumented, interconnected & Intelligent; and,Drishtee’s vision to build sustainable communities in rural India and make marginal communities efficient, self sufficient & equitable using their 4 C Framework of Community, Channels, Capacity & Credit.

Project Objectives:
1. Community engagement in each 5 selected villages for proposed livelihood and Agriculture services
2. Identify various needs (training, employment, advisory, product supply etc.) of villagers for proposed livelihood and Agriculture services
3. Identify potential candidates for Agri and Livelihood services in each of 5 selected villages
4. Identify available skill sets in each 5 villages
5. Identify agriculture (issues / problems / need) in each 5 villages

Project Deliverables :
1.Community engagement plan document.
2. Organized at least 2 gram sabhas (village meeting) and 3 Focus Group Discussion in villages.
3.Need assessment document (include needs, available skill sets, issues, problems etc.) for proposed livelihood and Agriculture services
4.List of Services seekers and get register them in IBM software

Other Details

a. Intern Work Location : Project Site
b. Mandatory Language :English and Hindi
c. . Resources :Laptop
d. Hours per week:9*5=45 hours per week

3. Qualifications :
a. Education :MBA (Prefer student of Rural Management Institutes)
b. Experience :0-2 years
c. Skills & Interests:Knowledge of Rural India

4. Value proposition for the intern/volunteer: In depth exposure and good practical knowledge of rural communities, Certification

5. Expenses :
a) Stipend: No
b)Accommodation & Meals : No
c)Travel Allowance: Yes, as per the HR guidelines
d) MISC: N/A

6. Monitoring & Evaluation :
Informal & Formal - By daily reporting and meeting with Drishtee Block team

 

To Apply :

Interested candidates email Cvs along with covering note to geeta.s@drishtee.in

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