City Manager -Livelihoods
American India Foundation (AIF) Gujrat – Surat, Morbi, Ahmedabad, Other cities, Gujarat, India
American India Foundation (AIF)
City Manager – Livelihoods
Position: City Manager -Livelihoods
Karnataka- Bangalore/Bangalore Rural, Mysore (Total-2 Positions)
Maharastra- Ghatkopar, Matung, Thane , other localities(Total-1 Positions)
Gujrat – Surat, Morbi, Ahmedabad, Other cities (Total-1 Positions)
Duration: 1 year
Nature of Employment: Consultant /Contract
About American India Foundation
The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India. Learn more at www.AIF.org
About AIF Livelihoods Programs
AIF works closely with the public and private sector to create inclusive and sustainable livelihoods for individuals, families, and communities across India with a long-term goal of equalizing the informal and formal sectors to provide equitable opportunities for all citizens.
The Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) provides underprivileged youth with skills training and access to formal employment opportunities. It addresses the systemic imbalance between millions of the country’s disadvantaged youth lacking education and basic skills, and its growing industries in need of a skilled workforce. Working closely with employers, to develop market-aligned curricula that meets the need of the industry across the country, AIF provides a three-month vocations training and workplace readiness program to underprivileged young people to empower them with the knowledge and skills needed for employment and success. MAST promotes increased participation of women in the workforce through appropriate skilling and gender mainstreaming. It also promotes entrepreneurship culture amongst women thus making it aspirational to the population at the bottom of the pyramid.
Ability-Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE) trains persons with disabilities in fundamental and specialized skillsets and facilitates their entry into the job market through a robust advocacy platform for disability inclusion, promoting inclusive growth in India. With specialized curriculum development for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and orthopedically impaired, the program combines assistive technologies and workplace solutions with Career counselling while building capacity of NGOs across India to ensure equal opportunities for all persons with disabilities.
Cumulatively, both these programs have benefitted 1,40,840 individuals (as on 31st March 2020) with 1,02,675 having gained employment across 23 States of India. From among those benefitted, 41% are women and 16,167 (11%) are persons with disabilities.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
Survey of the street vendors in the assigned areas/markets
Planning the weekly and monthly plan for mobilization
Meeting of the street vendors and formation of market committee at fixed periodic intervals
Identification and election of the leaders of market committee for smoothing of the work
Awareness generation about the Street Vending Act 2014 and programs and schemes for vendors
Awareness about the use of Digital platform and getting maximum numbers of Street vendors on Digital platform.
Establishing good relationship with service providers like Google pay, Phone pay and Max pay
Linkage of street vendors with credit and social security schemes
Facilitate access to identity card and vending certificate
Establish good relationship between vendor leaders and local Municipal Officials
Eligibility and Competencies
Bachelor or Master Degree in communication/ business management/human resource/social work, or related field
Five plus years’ previous experience as Project Coordinator or related position in skill development training projects
Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), and instructional software
Strong project management skills
Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
Ability to work under pressure and discipline
Reporting Relationship: The position will report to Project Manager - Livelihoods
Other: Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Availability: Immediately
Application Process: To apply for this position, send your CV and covering letter describing how you meet the specifications for this role and what you bring to it to Anurag.firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Project Manager - Livelihoods”.
Deadline for applications: Immediate
Only applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.