Volunteer Program Development Manager

Organisation:  Drishtee

Apply By:  31 Dec . 2017

Location:  Noida(Uttar Pradesh)

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Organisation Name: Drishtee

Organisation Description: Drishtee is a social organisation working with rural communities in 6000 villages across India, we have an extensive presence in Assam, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, with few initiatives in parts of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa, M.P., Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and other North Eastern states. Drishtee aims to develop and nurture 500,000 sustainable rural enterprises in the next 5 years, the partnership is with local communities and in collaboration with other stakeholders. To accomplish the objective of formation of enterprises Drishtee requires to play the role of a facilitator for community building within the villages, this entails a continuous and holistic understanding of rural landscape for sustainable development of enterprises and possibilities of forging partnerships.


Approach: Progress and development of villages is possible only when families realise and accept the value (intangible & tangible) of coming together as a community for fulfilling their basic common needs. It is important that they recognise that their economic unsustainability may have external influence but the core of the solution lies in their aggregation. Drishtee is relying on the willingness of rural families to commit, invest, and contribute towards this common cause of unification and working towards their own empowerment. When the village embarks on the path of organising themselves, the focus is on identifying their core needs, existing skill set and resource requirements. These would be broadly – capacity needs (training & development, design, management, planning & structuring) , capital needs (human capital, financial ) and channel needs ( marketing , networking , linkages ) for accessing global markets. Drishtee analyses these needs and connects with relevant stakeholders such as local government, civil society organisations and CSR of large corporations seeking partnership support on behalf of the community organisations.


Sectors Addressed: Agriculture and allied services, Apparel, Construction, Beauty and Wellness, Banking and Finance, Tourism and Hospitality, Plumbing, Handicrafts, IT.


Vision: Drishtee envisions a world where all communities are empowered to achieve shared prosperity.

Mission: To facilitate development of rural community organisations and delivery of business services to demonstrate a model of sustainable living on the planet.

*Community Organisation: An organised & registered collective of groups, where members are open to share resources & responsibilities in order to achieve sustainable common well being


Organisation Website: http://www.drishtee.org/

City: Noida

State/Province: Uttar Pradesh

Country: India

Description of Volunteering Opportunity

Job Title: Volunteer Program Development Manager


What is the specific project? Development of Drishtee Outreach programme.


Why is this important to your organisation?  

Drishtee is developing Community Organizations and expanding operations in rural India. This initiative needs expertise in specific domains, specialisation and niche talent. Right Talent for relevant task is essential for any effective impact, due to limited resources we unable to enlist people with core skills, hence by attracting  experienced manpower we believe it will enable & enhance Drishtee to achieve its mission within stipulated timelines thus empowering all communities.


What is its goal?

Long term: Develop Volunteer Hubs in various villages .

Short term: Explore fellowship possibilities, Make the existing program attractive, Increase online visibility, enhance efficiency, forge lasting partnerships with individuals, educational institutes and corporate volunteers.


Job Function: Research , PR & Marketing, Advertising, Art/Creative, Business Development, Design, Social media marketing  Human Resources , Writing/Editing, Program development.


What tasks will you want the volunteer to do?

  1. Online Research & Database development.

  2. On-site (field immersion) research to explore possibilities for partnerships.

  3. Identify potential partners to enlist talent & skills.

  4. Content creation and design marketing material.

  5. Social Media Marketing.

  6. Plan and manage Social media channels.

  7. Enhance online Branding.

  8. Relationship Management.

  9. Improvise selection process and procedures.

  10. Documentation  of policies & processes.

  11. Organise data and analysis of the program.

  12. Document field work ( Photography & Videography ).


Desired Skills and Expertise:

Language Requirements: Highly Proficient in English.

Education: Minimum Qualification - Graduate or Post graduate in any stream.


  1. Experience in program management.

  2. Ability to conduct research and database management.

  3. Great attention to detail.

  4. Interpersonal & Communication skills.

  5. Excellent documentation skills.

  6. Creative & innovative.

  7. Proficient in MS office.

  8. Familiar with photoshop or any other design software.

  9. Interest in Social media.

  10. Self motivated & self driven.

  11. Organised & Focused.

  12. Ability to work independently.

  13. Passionate & Pro active.

  14. Ability to interact with people from diverse background.

  15. Ability to handle multiple tasks.

  16. Resilient and open to travel.

  17. Adaptable & Flexible.

  18. Design promotional digital material.

  19. Interest in Blogging and website management.

  20. Basic Knowledge of photography.

  21. Organised and process driven.

  22. Highly Energetic.


Volunteer Logistics

Estimated Time Commitment (Hours per Week): Approx 5 hrs a day

Estimated duration of project:  3 to 6 months

Location: Delhi NCR, Semi  Virtual


Support & Takeaways:


Learning  Opportunities.

Warm welcome and Hospitality.

Mentoring & Handholding on daily basis at personal & professionals level.

Diverse cultural experience  with feeling of “ a home away from home. ”

Exposure to Indian  rural landscape , diverse culture and working conditions.

Ongoing and continuing leadership development.

Active engagement and community engagement.

Opportunity to travel and interact with rural communities.

Enhance confidence and platform to contribute to a cause.

Satisfaction and sense of well being.



Experience Certificate on successful completion of your tenure.

Travel allowance for official work only as per company policy.

Internet & Mobile Allowance, as per company policy.



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How to apply

Application Process:


 Interested candidates to email their resume with a covering letter to volunteers@drishtee.in




visit the website and apply directly at : http://www.drishtee.org/?p=1985


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