The Lead Bhumi selection process unfolded

Some of you had questions on the rationale behind the process. Most of these have been explained below; feel free to write back to us if you have any further queries.

Q: I have a feeling I went through a lengthy process, briefly what were the different phases and how long were we expected to plan/execute these?

A: The process from its launch in Jan second week till the declaration of results in May last week did appear lengthy, and lasted over five months. However, if we break it down and analyse, each phase was 3-4 weeks long to help the applicants complete every phase without affecting their routine. Also, most of the phases had been extended by a week or two to ensure as many applicants were able to complete the activity. The phase-wise estimated time to complete including preparation and execution were:

  1. Application phase – 1 hour
  2. Develop phase (team task) – 10 hours
  3. Ignite task – 3 hours
  4. Interview round – 3 hours

Thus, a total of 17-20 hours was adequate from the applicants to complete the process successfully. It may look ideal but that’s how any selection process is expected to be. We observed that during the team task, some teams took a lot of interest and wanted to do more than what was expected, which took them longer to complete.

Q: What is the need for team task (Develop Phase)? Especially for Ignite volunteers why we had asked to do catalyse activities as part of Festival of Volunteering.

A: The objective of the group task is to sensitize every volunteer and LB applicant in particular to realise the depth of the cause we connect to (through RTE / Educational Audit activities) as well as the potential of volunteerism (through other activities). The volunteers had the freedom to choose between an educational project and entirely new ideas aligned with ignite –  as long as it had substance and impact. Ideas such as craft workshops, building as learning aids (BALA) etc. were also conducted and encouraged.

Q: During the team task (Develop Phase) I was asked to volunteer for or coordinate something different from my area of interest. Why was I supposed to?

A: Further to focusing on his/her interest, its ideal for every coordinator to contribute towards the holistic development of the organisation. No aspect of the process is outside of our interest area but only to give the applicants a complete picture of their own interest area.

Q: I have not been able to actively take part in the team task (Develop Phase) of the selection process. Have i been eliminated for that?

A: LB process is not an elimination process. As the name states, “Develop” phase primarily helps the applicant to build his profile in their journey to become a potential coordinator. As long as one didn’t totally skip / ignore a particular activity / task / phase, they haven’t been eliminated. A consolidated view of the performance in all phases was taken into consideration while selecting an applicant.

Q: I have not been able to complete the “ignite task” (Centre visit / centre management discussion / centre identification) as part of the Develop Phase. Have I been eliminated for that?

A: LB process is not an elimination process. The ignite task has been included in the selection process as a crucial task for ignite applicants. However, we realised that the task could have been scheduled earlier, considering the closure of sessions. Hence, we have given very less weightage to this task this year. However, going forward, completion of this task will be a pre-requisite to apply for ignite project roles.

Q: I had applied for Lead Bhumi 2016-17 and my commitment is only from the beginning of new academic year. Why was it assumed that applicants will have spare time for planning and executing the event?

A: Yes, the applied role is for the next academic year and for each role the time commitment is clearly laid out in the Lead Bhumi website. However, waiting till the beginning of the year has its challenges. To draw analogies, when you apply for a new course/job or a fellowship, the selection always takes place before the commitment begins.

Q: I had to coordinate multiple times with my interviewers for the interview. Even after finalising the interview, my interviewers never initiated or called me back?

A: The interview phase is designed to give the applicants a typical scenario they would be facing in coordinating with someone – a centre management, an external partner or even a volunteer; which, mostly in real life, requires perseverance and patience.

Wishing you the best always!!  Happy Volunteering!

Careers: Math lab facilitator

About Altius

Altius Foundation looks at new age transformational ideas that are scalable and have great impact on specific areas in the field of education. We’ve designed and implemented two projects and continue to scale up. Through our project – Gift a Future, a web-based program that provides educational assistance to rural students for completing secondary education and Karka, which attempts to showcase a new model of education facilitated by technology, the Foundation covers a wide spectrum of school education in a focused manner.

Why Karka Math lab?

On one hand, ASER reports came out with shocking numbers in the year 2010 about Mathematical skills in children. On the other, there have been incredibly foresighted, education scientists and policy makers opening our minds to the kinds of change possible. Khan Academy’s free, open source Math resource got us thinking. Could we use technology to bridge this gap?

How does our project use technology in a unique and innovative way?

The uniqueness of this project is the use of technology

  • to provide a personalized learning path at students own pace,
  • facilitated by instructors and
  • supported by peer tutoring

which results in higher grades and improved self confidence.

Teacher/Facilitator role

The aim is to create a belief system that students can learn either on their own or in association with other students.

The key role is to observe and understand how a student learns and where he/she has difficulties in learning. We need to provide support where the student has difficulties. Encourage the student to learn on his/her own.

Qualifications of the teacher / facilitator

The person must be a graduate (not necessarily math) , have a liking for maths. He/She must be capable of communicating in English and be comfortable in handling computers.

Pay Scale: around Rs.12,000/-

If you are interested please contact Mr.Krithivasan  @ 9444231243

Job profile: Community Officer | Thirumalai Mission Hospital

Thirumalai Mission Hospital
C/O Thirumalai Charity Trust, Vanapadi Road, Ranipet – 632 404, Ph.: 04172 247950
Email: personnel.tct@gmail.com

Job profile of Community Officer

 About the Trust: The Thirumalai Charity Trust (TCT), started in Mumbai in 1970 has been serving the rural poor in Vellore District in TamilNadu since 1983. Having offered several programmes to build their future, and empowering rural communities in health, differently abled, women development, entrepreneurship building, alcoholism de-addiction and education, TCT is currently engaged in primary healthcare in 315 villages (50 Panchayats) and hospital services in Thirumalai Mission Hospital at Ranipet.

With a focus on its mission to provide accessible, affordable quality healthcare, TCT is combating the widely prevalent ‘silent’ diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, obesity, arthritis, cancer in women, childhood asthma and allergy with relevant interventions in a cost effective way. As its team of multipurpose workers and field officers provide family care through volunteers and community based organizations, the team of medical consultants and hospital staff evolve programmes and structure them for effective delivery.

The hospital designed as a not for profit community hospital is built on a 5-acre plot with the needed facilities for outpatient and inpatient care including lab and diagnostics, pharmacy, dietary, ambulance and transport, etc. The electronic medical record system and the integrated hospital software aid in making the delivery efficient.

The vision is to build a healthcare model relevant for India and to build a community healthcare and academic and research institution.

Please visit www.thirumalaicharitytrust.org

Roles and responsibilities:

S/He will be responsible for

  • All the health and development activities in about 100 villages
  • Coordinating field staff in these villages
  • Consolidate the reports of the staff
  • Train and develop staff assigned
  • Carry out such other duties assigned from time to time

Qualifications and Experience:

The candidate will be expected to have a post graduate degree in a related field, like management, sociology, social work, development studies, public administration, medicine, hospital administration, etc. three to five years’ experience in community work preferred.  S/he will use limited resources optimally, and will be committed and aligned with the goals and values of the Trust.

We also welcome fresh PGs in any discipline interested to have a career in healthcare and willing to go through six-month training  prior to employment with us.

What Community Officer can expect:

  • Salary commensurate with qualification and experience
  • Housing at reasonable rentals and decent schooling in the locality
  • Free hostel with subsidised food for single girls
  • Training to prepare for the job
  • A recognition for his/her valuable contribution from all the stakeholders
  • Good working environment
  • Abundant opportunities for professional and career growth

Some info:

TCT is a well established NGO with excellent track record in service. TCT has been recognized for its service to the rural people by many professional and voluntary bodies at the state and national levels.

The promoters have resided in Ranipet since early 1970s and have a great interest in developing the community. They have made significant contributions to this community for over forty years through their manufacturing industries and in social, educational and development activities through the TCT and Vedavalli Vidyalaya institutions.  They are well recognized in industry and NGO circles for their commitment to quality and ethical standards and social responsibility.

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www.vedavallividyalaya.org | www.lapizonline.com

To Apply:

Interested candidates can send a brief cover letter and resume to personnel.tct@gmail.com or to

To:
The Director
Thirumalai Charity Trust
Thirumalai Nagar
Vanapadi Road & Post
Ranipet – 632404

Careers – Deputy Manager, Credibility Assurance Team, Give India

Are you looking to travel the hinterlands of our country? Would you like to experience the warmth and  simplicity of life? Here is an opportunity to breathe in the country air. We are looking for people who love to travel, interact with people and do audits while at it.

GiveIndia is a donation platform that allows donors to support 200+ NGOs that have been screened for credibility. We channel over Rs 30cr p.a., from 50,000+ donors. GiveIndia has three fundraising verticals – Online & Retail Giving, Payroll Giving (PRG) and Projects (HNI Giving). NGOs are listed on our platform based on requirements of donors. Our team, Credibility Assurance Team (CAT), is responsible for the due diligence of partner organisations. We ensure listing and sustained credibility of our partner organisations.

The person

  1. We require a self-motivated proactive person who will take on the following responsibilities
  2. Has the ability interact and build relationships with people
  1. Ability to plan, co-ordinate and conduct audit visits including project sites
  2. Basic knowledge of accounting. Knowledge of Tally desirable
  3. Analytical approach and ability to work with excel
  4. Proficiency in English with good communication skills

The role

  1. Conduct Audit visits to NGO’s office and project sites – Our process is comprehensive to ensure that the NGOs being supported are genuine. You will have to conduct due diligence of NGOs Identifying and persuading NGOs to list with us.
  2. Identify and enlist new partners on the website based on fundraising requirement. on The criteria for identification of NGOs include norms on accountability, transparency and good governance apart donor’s specification.
  3. Plan, monitoring and coordinate on ground due diligence of existing partners through the year.

The person should be willing to travel 15-20 days a month for the purpose of evaluation. This is a field visit-cum-desk role

Designation – Depends on Experience (Dy Manager to Manager), Credibility Assurance Team

Locations – Work from office, based out of Mumbai.

Qualification Post graduates preferably from IRMA/IIRM/XISS/IIFM with accounting background (B.Com/M.Com)

Experience Minimum 2 years experience in the NGO sector, preferably in evaluation/review of NGOs and their programmes/projects/activities.

 Salary 25-30,000 p.m CTC + Performance based Incentive (based on qualification and experience).

Interested candidates can email their resume to careers@giveindia.org with the subject line – “I want to travel all over India :-)”

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Tamil Nadu

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Trichy
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Tamil nadu and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Tamil & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – desirable

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.11,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Pune

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Pune
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Pune and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Marathi, Hindi & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – essential

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Regional Manager
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Mumbai

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Mumbai
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Mumbai and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Marathi, Hindi & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – desirable

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Regional Manager
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Bengaluru

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Bengaluru
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Bangalore and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Kannada, English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – essential

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Executive Assistant to Co-founder

Job Description: Executive Assistant to Co-founder
Location: Chennai
Job nature: Permanent Full-Time

The person will work closely with the co-founder and shall provide executive support in a one to one working relationship. The person will act as the nodal point of contact for internal & external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the co-founder. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. He/She must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.The applicant shall interact/work with people including employees, volunteers, donors, communities, centre authorities, partner organisations, corporate and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the co-founder including managingappointments, completing expense reports, composing and draftingcommunication and compiling documents & reports
• Provides a bridge in maintaining an efficient flow of information between all levels of the organisation including internal and external contacts on a wide spectrum of plans and priorities; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support of all
• Coordinate with other staff members and volunteer leaders to monitor, track and report periodically on the progress / performance of all projects / initiatives as prioritised by the co-founder
• Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, reports and other tasks that facilitate the co-founder’sability to effectively lead the organisation
• Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on all matters and concerns addressed to the co-founder, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature and recommends appropriate course ofaction, referral, or response
• Works closely and effectively with the co-founder to keep him well informed of upcomingcommitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer”, having asense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the co-founder updated.
• Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on tasks to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
• Assists in coordinating the agenda of top management team meetings and allstaff meetings; summarises the minutes of meetings and follows up with appropriate individuals on closure of the actionable in a timely manner
• Performs any other critical organisation tasks as maybe required by the co-founder

Education Qualification / Experience:
• Any graduate
• Holding a Masters in Business Administration will be an advantage
• More than 3 years of relevant work experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, external partners and donors
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
• Emotional maturity
• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Co-founder
• Expected Age: Above 25
• Scope: Full time
• Remuneration: Rs.25,000-Rs.30,000 p.m. based on the candidate’s profile
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in your resume along with a brief note on your aptitude for this role to careers.ea@bhumi.org.in

Careers: Manager, HR – Volunteer Management

Job Description: HR – Volunteer Management
Location: Chennai
Job nature: Permanent Full-time

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Plan and strategise HR aspects of volunteer management within cities and across new cities with set goals
• Managing and coordinating with project specific HR managers and city level coordinators and managers related to volunteer management aspects
• Coordinating Training and Induction of new volunteers nationally
• Facilitating volunteer engagement activities at city, project and national level through physical meets and social media
• Tracking and monitoring volunteer attendance nationally and coordinating with volunteer recruitment team to fulfil volunteer shortage
• Facilitating volunteer recognition through city teams and coordinating annual volunteer awards
• Volunteer feedback management and managing volunteer database

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – essential
• Any graduation – essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – English, Hindi and/or Tamil
• Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint – essential
• Proactive, Self-Monitored, Resourceful, Accountable
• Problem solving and Decision making skills are essential
• Willingness to travel as required
• Having a two wheeler – desirable

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Ignite – Programme Director
• Expected Age: Below 35
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.25,000 – Rs.30,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in your resume along with a brief note on your aptitude for this role to careers.hr@bhumi.org.in