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February 19, 2017

Vacancy open for Senior Programme Officer – Skills and Enterprise at Aajeevika Bureau

Organization: Aajeevika Bureau

Position: Senior Programme Officer – Skills and Enterprise

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: A good post-graduate degree in the fields of social work/ development studies/ social sciences/ management or similar disciplines
Experience: 3 – 5 years’ work experience in the field of skill training and livelihoods. Prior work experience in tribal areas of Rajasthan in will be a strong plus.

Skills required:
— Ability to support and build training initiatives for rural women is of major advantage
— Ability and willingness to travel to rural areas to participate in meetings, camps and events for youth training.
— The candidate should be fluent in Hindi and be able to handle communication and simple reporting in English.
— Experience in building skills, providing counselling, enabling job placement and promoting enterprises in rural areas

Roles and Responsibilities:
— Providing direction and support to skilling and placement programmes conducted at STEP Academy and its satellite centres
— Planning, budgeting and follow-ups in execution of training activities
— Design counseling and mobilization sessions for increasing employability of rural youth
— Mentoring and support to field and block centres and capacity enhancement of team members
— Network with local industry, market and agencies to ensure job opportunities or self-employment options for youth receiving training
— Oversee development and design of material and content
— Impact monitoring and MIS management

Remuneration: Remuneration will be based on qualification and experience and could be determined in the range of Rs 2.4 lakhs to Rs 3 lakhs plus contributions to provident fund. Somewhat higher salaries may also be considered for candidates coming with special skills and merit.

Application Process:  Interested candidate should send their bio-data with a covering letter for the position of Senior Programme Officer (Skills and Enterprise). Bio-data without a covering letter will not be considered. Complete applications should be mailed to jobs@aajeevika.org.

Last date to apply: 10 February 2017

Note: Women candidates are strongly urged to apply.


About Aajeevika Bureau:

Aajeevika Bureau, headquartered in Udaipur, is a non-profit trust registered in 2005 with a vision “to become a leading agency towards ensuring secure, dignified lives of communities dependent on labor and migration”.  Aajeevika Bureau operates through a network of walk-in centres and offers services and solutions to seasonal migrant workers and their families. These centres are based at the source (in Rajasthan) and destination (in Gujarat)
Aajeevika Bureau has promoted the Skill Training Employability and Placement (STEP) Academy – a full-scale initiative to energize, employ and empower vulnerable migrant youth and help them secure sustainable livelihood options.  Situated in Udaipur, the STEP Academy provides training and placement support to youth mobilized from rural as well as urban locations across Rajasthan and Gujarat. STEP also runs two satellite training centres in rural clusters of Dungarpur and Udaipur districts.
STEP Academy has emerged as a dedicated space for youth from low-income families who cannot, on their own, access vocational skills. A unique initiative, driven to mainstream thousands of tribal youth and youth with limited resources STEP Academy has now come to be acknowledged and recognized by the youth for its unique curriculum and targeting. Since the inception of Aajeevika Bureau in 2005 over 7000 rural youth have undergone trainings organized by the STEP Academy.
STEP Academy’s new initiative is a full programme aimed primarily at young tribal women to help them acquire Non-Traditional Livelihood (NTL) skills. The idea is to identify, counsel, train and assist young women to become well versed in construction, light engineering and mechanical skills and re-enter the market as skilled workers or entrepreneurs. In particular we are trying to break the barriers facing women in the labour market so that they have wider opportunities, greater access and higher incomes.
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