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  • Manager - Communications

    (Required Exp.)3 - 5 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1667

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Manager - Communications

    Qualification: Master's in Communication / Development Communication

    Domain: SED

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3 - 5 years, preferably in development sector

    Job description:

    Development Alternatives Group has been promoting ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ a phenomenon that is characterized by systemic change that enables under-represented groups such as youth and women to access entrepreneurship opportunities, thereby leading to social inclusion, quality

    employment, and sustainable economic growth. In the pursuit of the above, our programs leverage social innovation tools to unleash entrepreneurial energies in women & youth and build positive ecosystems. Our approaches in flagship projects such as Work4Progress have been recognised as best practices by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank for entrepreneurship led job creation. It has also been featured as a UN SDG good practice. In order to understand such deep and systemic changes, we have developed a learning system that is based on the principles and techniques of dialogue, analysis and reflection. The learning system in essence is geared to reiterate social innovation and ground-up action for enterprise development and job creation in rural India.

    We are looking for a professional who will be able to convert the learning and insights into effective communication content for dissemination of knowledge and positioning.

    Key responsibilities for the candidate are listed below:

    Communications & Knowledge:

    • Influencing knowledge through effective communications with the help of articles, case studies, reports, workshops, and webinars on entrepreneurship at the grassroots.
    • Develop strategy and content for social media driven by analytical insights.
    • Developing knowledge in the form of toolkits, brochures among others.
    • Streamlining tone and messaging across communication products such as newsletters, brochures, videos, and other relevant publications

    Positioning:

    • Lead collaborative initiatives with partners and potential leads to position our work on Inclusive Entrepreneurship.
    • Strategising content to showcase developments in Inclusive Entrepreneurship particularly on LinkedIn
    • Overseeing the implementation of digital communication and advocacy efforts, across social media and news platforms

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Canva, Photoshop, etc.
    • Digital marketing, SEO analytics
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills
    • Ready to travel in rural India for at least 7-9 days a month
    • Experience in developing social media content

    Like the role but your profile doesn't meet all the requirements?

    We thought of letting you know that we love misfits in our team.

    Plus points for creativity!

     

    Posted 9 days ago
  • Senior Manager - Women Entrepreneurship

    (Required Exp.)7 - 9 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1666

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Senior Manager - Women Entrepreneurship

    Qualification: Post Graduate - Developmental Studies / Rural Management / Social Science / Development Communication / Economics

    Domain: SED

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: More than 7 years

    Job description:

    Development Alternatives Group has been promoting ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ a phenomenon that is characterized by systemic change that enables under-represented groups such as youth and women to access entrepreneurship opportunities, thereby leading to social inclusion, quality employment, and sustainable economic growth. In the pursuit of the above, our programs leverage social innovation tools to unleash entrepreneurial energies in women & youth and build positive ecosystems.

    Our approaches in flagship projects such as Work4Progress have been recognised as best practices by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank for entrepreneurship led job creation. It has also been featured as a UN SDG good practice.

    Our mission is to promote ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’, a phenomenon that is characterized by systemic change that enables under-represented groups such as youth and women to access entrepreneurship opportunities, thereby leading to social inclusion, quality employment, and sustainable economic growth. In the pursuit of the above, our multi-stakeholder programs leverage social innovation tools to unleash entrepreneurial energies in women & youth and build positive ecosystems.

    We are currently looking for Senior Manager who will be responsible for conceptualizing and formulating strategic initiatives and projects that further the vision and mission. The Senior Manager will be responsible for leading the women entrepreneurship program area, where they will be specifically involved in the following deliverables:

    Project and operations management with partners

    • Design program delivery mechanisms and support communication to the client.
    • Communication and coordination with field activities for ensuring smooth delivery.

    Innovation of tools, process for delivery of enterprise support and prototypes

    • Build new tools and processes, specifically those that improve enterprise support services and building the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women.
    • Support the co-creation of new prototypes that enable shaping of the ecosystem at the district level and build convergence with existing infrastructure including local institutions.
    • Enhance women driven enterprise support services.
    • Collaborating initiatives with partners.

    Strengthen and scale existing prototypes

    • Support and enhance existing systemic prototypes that build women entrepreneurship like micro credit facility, brave spaces.
    • Documentation of the learning to shape strategy for taking the prototypes forward including system mapping.
    • Support conceptualization of scale out strategy of the systemic and enterprise prototypes.

    Knowledge development and transference

    • Package the processes, knowledge and learning in forms of process manuals, toolkits, technical reports and narratives for external transference
    • Be responsible for secondary and field research, developing new social innovation methods and incorporate learning into knowledge products and Communication

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Strategic thinker with problem solving skills to help drive the social Innovation based activities and objectives.
    • Good understanding of social diversity.
    • Excellent Communication skills required (both written and verbal).
    • Experience in high quality research and working in the Livelihoods/enterprise and development field.

    Like the role but your profile doesn't meet all the requirements?

    We thought of letting you know that we love misfits in our team.

    Plus points for creativity!

     

    Posted 9 days ago
  • Corporate Communications - Fellow

    (Required Exp.)1 - 2 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD(CC)_1665

    Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Corporate Communications - Fellow

    Qualification :- Post Graduate in social sciences

    Job Type :- One Year Fellowship

    Location :- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- At least 1 - 2 years of experience in social media management and corporate communication

    About the Vertical: We are seeking a talented Communications Professional to assist us as we grow our brand by creating original content, implementing strategies, conducting social media analysis and managing our social media presence. We are looking for a creative thinker who has excellent attention to detail and their finger on the pulse of social media. You will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and have experience in social media analysis. You will be a team player who provides feedback to internal teams on the success of social media campaigns. You will understand the target audience and have a firm grasp on online engagement.

    Job Description:

    • Research, create, edit and share engaging social media content on all our social media platforms including Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc on a daily basis.
    • Be able to amplify the reach of DA's social media both organically and inorganically.
    • Identify insights and social media trends of campaigns through social media analytics.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to create content for social media and newsletters.
    • Monitor brand consistency in all organisational communication content. 
    • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and engage with communities on social media.
    • Edit stories, reports and publications and upload them on DA website.
    • Support in other communication deliverables.
    • Be able to create/edit social media 60 sec vidoes.
    • Be able to design posts.
    • Have quick turn around for creating stories for social media.
    • Create fundraising stories for social media.
    • Manage external digital platforms-Website/blog/ social media.
    • Create / analysis one weekly basis performance of social media.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and a high level of attention to detail.
    • Fast learner with an ability to adapt techniques based on requirements.
    • Well understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube.
    • A creative mindset with a will to think out-of-the-box to create engaging content.
    • Fair understanding of social media /digital analytics.
    • A team player who is willing to work with various internal stakeholders.

     

     

     

     

     

    Posted 19 days ago
  • Deputy Manager

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)DAD_1656

    Name of the Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position: Deputy Manager

    Qualification: Master’s in social sciences/ Social Work/ Rural Development or any other discipline

    Job Type: Contract (12 Months)

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position: 01

    Professional Experience

    • A minimum of 2-4 years of post-qualification experience of which minimum 1-2 years of experience should be in working with Rural Communities, especially women.
    • At least 2-4 years of experience of working in project planning & implementation in the locations at the rural areas for projects related to skill development, digital literacy, women empowerment etc.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Hindi.

    Skills: Experience in managing, monitoring and delivering of a communication campaign in the rural setting, in-depth understanding of rural ecosystem especially for women, proven editing presentation, documentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, in English and Hindi.

    Job Description:

    • Take lead in identifying and fostering partnerships with relevant stakeholders working in women empowerment.
    • Develop insights and ideas for programmatic uptake of technology and innovation to enhance women empowerment.
    • Conduct research, conceptualize new ideas and develop notes on range of topics.
    • Supporting planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating activities of the project in coordination with the Program Manager. 
    • Conduct analysis of program implementation time to time to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    • Develop reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, guidelines, and procedures.
    • Documentation of project learnings and process documentation of various efforts under project.
    • Responsible for communication for internal and external for the vertical and domain.
    • Perform other activities, as assigned.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Comfortable with regular field visits.
    • Willingness to work in/lead teams.
    • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative.
    • Excellent communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks.
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member
    1. Professional attitude
    2. Networking building relationships and partnerships
    3. Openness to share 
    4. Proactive

     

    Posted 32 days ago
  • Deputy Manager - Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 Years (Job Location)Chhattisgarh (Job Code)SED_1655

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Deputy Manager - Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives

    Qualification: Master's in Rural Development Management or Master’s in Social Work (with emphasis on economic empowerment)

    Domain: SED

    Location: Chhattisgarh

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 2 - 4 years, preferably in development sector, with a social purpose organization or rural livelihoods initiative at central or state level

    Job description:

    Rural communities have been the backbone of India’s economy for several decades.  With 76.76 percent rural population in Chhattisgarh, there is an urgent need for villages and small towns to become increasingly resilient and lay the foundation for a rapid growth oriented and more inclusive economy. Microenterprises play a major role in job creation, employing more than 10 crores of the nation’s workforce. Additionally, out of the total 5.4 crores microenterprises, about 20% are led by women.

    Enhanced levels of local entrepreneurship, through individually owned businesses and collectives plays a crucial role in establishing “distributed epicentres of local value creation” and environmentally sound local economies. Development Alternatives (DA) Group’s social innovation methodology and tools are reimagining the current approach to building entrepreneurship ecosystems and accelerating job creation especially for those who have been left behind in the mainstream economy.

    With this background, DA is enhancing its commitment to green and inclusive development in the state of Chhattisgarh. The broad objectives of the initiative are:

    • Capacity Enhancement: Establishment of an ‘Impact Acceleration Facility’, which shall provide ongoing information and support services to project teams, key stakeholders and enterprises.
    • Pool of Technology and Business Packages: Creation of new business packages and service delivery models in response to emerging opportunities.
    • Investment in Enterprises: Catalyse capital investment in enterprises by leveraging funds from sources such as development banks, investors, peer to peer lending platforms, grants etc.
    • Cross-learning: Foster cross learning between enterprises and similar organizations, and create a pool of commercially viable innovations.

    We are looking for a highly motivated professional for the role of Deputy Manager under which specific responsibilities of the candidate will include the following:

    • Coordination of required capacity building support to various stakeholders through intensive engagement with government departments.
    • Liaison with domain experts for provision of specialized support services to micro enterprises and collectives.
    • Maintenance of a virtual platform access to technical experts, technology providers and other service providers.
    • Programme documentation and reporting.

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Understanding of business economics
    • Practical, committed individual
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills
    • Ability to be located in Raipur, Chhattisgarh for at least 20 days a month.

     

    Posted 45 days ago
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