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March 23, 2018

Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society (JSLPS) invites application for the post of District Resource Person (DRP)

Organization: Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS)

Position: District Resource Person (DRP)
Reporting to: State Coordinator

No. of Vacancies: 11 (ST-6, SC-2, BC I-3)

Location: District, Jharkhand

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Graduate
— At least 3 years of work-experience in activism, social audits, social work, community mobilization
— The DRP should have prior experience of working with reputed Civil Society Organizations working preferably in Jharkhand with Right based approach.
— Experience in Social Audit as per the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Audit of the Scheme Rules, 2011/Community based monitoring in the field of Education/Health/Social Security schemes is must. The report of the social audit /community-based monitoring conducted by the Candidates will be evaluated in compliance with the related Audit rules, in the process of the final selection

Job Overview: Social Audit will be recruited on a contractual basis to provide the required management and facilitation support for all the activities related Social Audit in the state and concerned district, and will work under the overall guidance of the State Coordinator, Social Audit.

Roles and Responsibilities: Specific tasks of the District Resource Person – Social Audit will, inter alia, include the following:

— Will be responsible for identification & training of Village/ Block Social Resource Persons and facilitators to help in carrying out Social Audits in the respective block.
— Mobilizing Wage seekers on MGNREGAs Programme and Social Audits.
— Providing awareness and information regarding MGNREGA to worker and Panchayat residents.
— She/ He will be responsible for collecting all the information from the block office, and cross-checking that the information is complete. Will report any delay or shortcoming in providing information immediately.
— Should ensure that wall painting as mandated in the operational Guidelines are complete and updated in the GPs that they operate in will be responsible for coordinating the team assigned to him/her and conduct a free and fair social audit process at the village / Block level.
— Responsible for the coordination of the team assigned to him/her and conducting free and fair social audit process in the district as stipulated.
— Responsible for ensuring that Social Audit Report is written and all related photographs, videos, evidences, and testimonies are collected from the stakeholder by due process during social audit within stipulated time.
— Responsible for presenting the report to in the Social Audit Gram Sabhas, Public Hearings and other forums without diluting the facts as stated and communicated by the labourers and other stakeholders.
— Responsible for the final submission of the social audit report and the verdicts of public hearings as per the format decided.
— Facilitate the follow-up actions and submit the follow-up report with proper testimonies against the ‘Action Taken Reports’ submitted by the district administration.
— Upload the report and the photographs on the public domain in due time and process
— Other assign work from State Coordinator, Social Audit

Remuneration: Gross monthly remuneration INR 25,000 to 35,000/- depending on the verified relevant experience produced at the time of recruitment process.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Job_DRP_JSLPS

Last date to apply: 20 March 2017, 1800 hours (06:00 PM)

— The work of DRP will involve extensive travels to rural areas of Jharkhand, overnight stay in the villages, fight for the rights of the MGNREGA workers and poor. S/he should be willing to stay in the rural areas and face bravely the challenges that might come in the process of ensuring justice to the poor. The Jurisdiction of the DRPs is transferable to any district of Jharkhand.
— Candidates having good understanding of local language will be given preference.
— Number of positions may increase or decrease as per programme requirement and approval.
— JSLPS reserves the right to cancel any or all position at any stage of recruitment process.
— At any stage of recruitment, if it is found that candidate do not fulfil the eligibility criteria and/or that he/she has furnished incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature/appointment will stand cancelled and necessary legal action will be initiated.
— The decision of JSLPS in any matter relating to the recruitment at any stage of the recruitment process will be final and binding upon the candidates.
— Reservation Policy of Govt. of Jharkhand will be applicable. Reservation benefits will only be available to the domiciled residents of Jharkhand. Position wise vacancies, reserved under each category are given in the detailed advertisement at the website mentioned above.
— All Positions are offered on a contract basis for three years, Contract is renewable every year based on review of performance.
— JSLPS may create waitlist of suitable candidates, which would remain valid for 6 months from the date of results declaration.
— JSLPS has taken services of SIDS for receiving applications from the eligible candidates through their on line application system. All required information & documents must be applied online at the website www.sids.co.in

About Brief Description:

Background: Rule 4 of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Audit of the Schemes Rules, 2011 stipulates Government of Jharkhand to identify or establish an independent organization, “Social Audit Unit” (SAU) to facilitate conduct of the Social Audit of MGNREGS works.  Government of Jharkhand has decided to in-house the SAU within JSLPS incapacitating the SAU for conducting the Social Audit of other Rural Development Schemes as well. JSLPS is an autonomous and independent society under Rural Development Department, Government of Jharkhand.

Social Audit: Social Audit refers to the process by which citizens access relevant information from the Government, and disclose them to the public. This is done by comparing official records with actual ground realities with the participation of the community in the verification exercise and reading out the findings of the verification exercise aloud in a public platform. The social audit process goes beyond accounting for the money that has been spent to examine whether the money was spent properly and has made a difference to people’s lives. A social audit is directly linked to fundamental rights like the right to access to information and the right to public participation. A social audit is an ongoing process through which beneficiaries, elected representatives and the general public are involved at every stage of the implementation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The Social Audit Unit shall be responsible for building capacities of Gram Sabha for conducting social audit by identifying, training and deploying suitable resource persons at village, block, district and State level drawing from primary stakeholders and other civil society organisations having knowledge and experience of working for the rights of the people. The Social Audit Unit will create awareness amongst the community about their rights and entitlements under the constitution of India in general and will facilitate verification of records with primary stakeholders and work sites. The Unit will ensures that MGNREGA and other rights and entitlement based programs are designed and implemented in a manner that is most suitable to the local conditions and reflects the priorities and preferences of the people affected by the said Act.