Coordinator, Lakshyavati

Type: 
Internship
Location of Job: 
Bhandara or Maharashtra, India
Posted: 
09 Oct 2019
Closing: 
26 Oct 2019
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About the organization: 

Grameen Foundation India (GFI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grameen Foundation USA and has been set up with the primary purpose of using microfinance and technology solutions to “enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty and hunger.” GFI provides several products and services in areas of technology, human resources management, social performance management and developing sustainable business models to social enterprises in India.

About the Job: 

Grameen Foundation India launched Lakshyavati to address the high school dropout rate of adolescent girls in India and empower them with education. Lakshyavati aims to enable hundreds of girls from less privileged backgrounds to continue their education through scholarships.

The Coordinator will report to Manager – Communications & Social Media.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identify potential recipients for the Lakshyavati scholarships.
  • Facilitate the mentorship program between Program donors and the beneficiaries in rural India.
  • Visit the program participants, meet their parents and teachers and facilitate conversation with the mentors.
  • Translate the pre-structured conversation between the donor and beneficiary.
  • Document the program progress, collect impact stories, shoot videos on phone, collect pictures of girls in school/home (as applicable) and document all the required information.
  • Work with the communications team in head office collate and provide any information required for the donor or marketing purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Social Work (MSW).
  • Experience working with children, especially girls from under-privileged backgrounds.
  • Good communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Great zeal and commitment to work.
  • Should understand what information needs to be collected from the field and have the ability to meticulously process and document it.
  • Knowledge of handling software such as Skype to create skype accounts for girls on laptop and phone and proficient in MS Office suite.
  • Should have knowledge of report writing, collecting stories/ photos from the field and any other field work requirements.
  • Sensitivity and empathy to interact with children and their family members and help them be comfortable during interactions with mentors.
  • Should know how to drive (desirable) a two-wheeler.
  • Should be comfortable in speaking at least basic English to facilitate the interactions.
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to send their application and earliest joining date to [email protected] with "Coordinator, Lakshyavati" in the subject line.

Region: 
South Asia
Country: 
India