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Head - Women Entrepreneurship Programme


India's marginalized producers battle formidable odds to eke out a fragile livelihood. To such producers, ALC India offers professional services delivered by a team of passionate individuals who have graduated from some of India's best institutions and have chosen the road less traveled. Today, we partner with almost 65,000 marginalized producers, including small and marginal farmers, weavers, tribals, and small livestock holders. Our work is spread across five states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Telangana. For more details please visit www.alcindia.org.

Women Entrepreneurship Programme
In a unique and first of its kind attempt to empower and train semi-literate women to take up entrepreneurial ventures, Access Livelihoods Academy (ALA) launched the women entrepreneurship programme, a mini-MBA for rural women. We partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)– IKEA - DISHA for delivering the pilot phase. In the pilot phase of the programme, 100 participants from 4 clusters, with about 3 farmer producer organizations, across Telangana and Maharashtra were selected, to be imparted managerial and leadership skills. The vision of the program is to scale up to 10,000 rural women in 3 phases in the next 5 years. Women imparted with these entrepreneurial skills are expected to become role models at two levels – start-up enterprises helping their household income multiple three times and also, take up leadership responsibilities in Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs - FPOs’) in a cluster of villages. This programme is built on the experiential learning framework, with75% of time spent on structured practicum exercises covering foundational managerial concepts and 25% of the time allocated for facilitated classroom learning to reinforce the theoretical frameworks related to the concepts. The curriculum was structured around four pillars –Self-Transformation, Enterprise Skills, Enterprise Mindsets & Enterprise Excellence.

For this initiative, we are looking for:

Head - Women Entrepreneurship Programme

Head - Women Entrepreneurship Programme

1. Lead the design of women entrepreneurship programme based on the principles of the Academy.
2. Lead the scaling up of the programme to 10,000 rural women leaders across the country in the next five years.
3. Build and maintain partnerships for the scaling up and implementation of the programme.
4. Raise resources for the scaling up of the programme.
5. Support in various aspects of the programme such as course selection, it's scheduling, accessing financial aid and completing assessments.
6. Develops systems to identify, manage and monitor learning needs and progress of trainees in an effective and efficient manner.
7. Coordinate the development of reports and other analytics regarding trainee engagement including attendance, academic progress, and interventions, etc.
8. Coordinate requirement of resource persons, select resource persons, build and maintain relationships with resource persons of diverse backgrounds.

Head - Women Entrepreneurship Programme

Required Qualification and Skills

QUALIFICATION: Graduation/ Post-Graduation from reputed university/institute/ college
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in academics, non-conventional academic preferred.

1. Passion for social change and entrepreneurship
2. Passion for alternate and non-conventional methods of teaching
3. Demonstrated ability to design curriculum, schedule and coordinate program.
4. Demonstrated ability to identify and build relationships with resource persons, mobilze resources and coordinate program.
5. Strong leadership and project management skills (goal setting, organization and implementation)
6. Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build and maintain strong working relationships with others from diverse backgrounds and perspectives in professional life.
7. Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills

1. Non-hierarchical work environment
2. A professional work environment and job satisfaction
3. Work-life balance
4. The joy of creating social impact
5. The chance to work with and learn from highly experienced professionals
6. A chance to truly experience and understand the real India

We would be delighted to hear from you. Please send your resume to hr@alcindia.org to apply for this position. To know more about ALC India, please visit www.alcindia.org.

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