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March 24, 2018

Lend-A-Hand India invites application for the post of Consultant – AP State Skill Development Corporation

Organization: Lend-A-Hand India

Position: Consultant – Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation
Reporting to: The Deputy CEO, AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC)
Travel: 25% within state

Location: Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad – to shift to Vijaywada once the state administrative offices move there)

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree
— 3-5 years of work experience (private sector/social enterprise/implementation of government schemes)
— Past experience of working with government agencies, especially at the state level
— Management consulting experience preferred but not a must
— Project management experience a must
— Past experience of working with senior management

Skills required: 
— Proven interest and track record in the area of skill development
— Excellent written and oral communication skills
— Excellent computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

Job Description: The APSSDC is responsible to coordinate the skill development efforts at the state level by working with various state departments and bring together various schemes. The consultant will assist the Dy CEO to
— Develop a strategic roadmap
— Coordination with various state departments pursuing skill development initiatives
— Prepare repository of schemes, status and relevant MIS
— Develop industry linkages and their active participation on the skill development efforts
— Formulate department’s policy to secure resources via CSR efforts by the corporate
— Day to day follow-ups required by the Dy CEO of various stakeholders
— Conduct socio-economic analysis for ascertaining the gap between the skills and needs of the youth.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply by visiting https://formsmarts.com/form/1s99

The last date to apply: 16 February 2017

Note: Selected candidate will be part of Lend A Hand India’s team and will be placed in the APSSDC. The consulting contract will be between the candidate and Lend A Hand India and NOT  between the candidate and the APSSDC.

About Lend-A-Hand India and OSDA:

Background about the Department: Our country is one of the few countries in the world where the working age population will be far in excess of those who will no longer be able to work. To fully realize the potential dividend offered by this demographic profile, it is necessary that all Indians acquire the education, training and skill that fully develop their individual capabilities. The Government of India recognizes that a concerted effort is required for the same, and has notified the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 9th December 2014 to make our country the ‘Skill Capital’ of the world. To complement the Central Government’s efforts on the ground, Government of Andhra Pradesh has formed AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC).

Lend A Hand India: Lend-A-Hand India is a leading multi-state NGO working in the area of skill development for last 10 years with presence in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Delhi with headquarters in Pune. Its innovative approach has been recognized by Ashoka, CNN-IBN, ICICI Foundation and Dasra. Lend-A-Hand India’s major funding partners include Aditya Birla Finance, Axis Bank Foundation, Barclays, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, eClerx, Emerson, Empower Foundation, Godrej Agrovet, Great Eastern Shipping, JP Morgan Chase, MacArthur Foundation. Our co-founder, Sunanda Mane was recently awarded the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship for the approach and work done by Lend-A-Hand India.