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Google Impact Challenge

Posted by BHARTI on September 4, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Google Impact Challenge

By GOOGLE

ForIndian NGOs

Last date- 5th September 2013

 

A BETTER WORLD, FASTER

The Google Impact Challenge has launched in India in an effortto support innovators who are exploring new ways to solve the world's mostpressing problems. If you’re an Indian non-profit, tell us how you would usetechnology and innovative approaches to tackle problems in India and around theworld.

 

Four selected non-profits will each receive a Rs 3 crore Global Impact Award and assistance from Google to helpmake their project a reality.

·        5th September 2013 - Final day to apply to the Google Impact Challenge.

·        21st October 2013 - Google announces the finalists, and the public votes onlinefor their favourites.

·        31st October 2013 - Each finalist team will pitch its idea to an esteemed panel ofjudges at an event in Delhi. Four finalists, including the non-profit chosen bythe public vote, will be announced as Global Impact Award recipients.

 CRITERIAApplicants are invited to submit a technology-based project thatwill be reviewed by a team of Googlers and VIP judges based on three criteria:

1.   How you will use innovation and technology to make the world abetter place.

Is it creative anddata-driven? We're looking for projects that use technology to address aspecific social issue on a grand scale.Technologycan come in many forms, from improving the lives of people through digitalliteracy trainings, improving education through data analysis, or monitoringclean water wells with hardware sensors. 

 

2.   How you will implement your project.

Is the project feasibleand realistic? Is it rooted in research that identifies the size of the problemand how the proposed idea will help solve it? Does the roadmap explain whatchallenges might stand in the way and how they will be overcome?

3.   How your team will execute your plan immediately andsuccessfully.

We're looking for signals that your team is poised for success. Do you have partners and collaborators? Does your team have a strong track record?

Learn more about the Google Impact Challenge criteria and evaluation process by visiting our FAQ. Review the Rules carefullybefore submitting your application.

 

*Applicants must be registered as a non-profit in India.

For more details, Click here-

http://www.ngofundsindia.org/apps/links/

 

NGO FUNDRAISING STRATEGY WORKSHOP

Posted by BHARTI on August 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (6)

NGO FUNDRAISING STRATEGY WORKSHOP

conducted in Ranchi on 22nd August 2013

Participants were selected from 7 states in India- Jharkhand, Bihar, West bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Delhi.

Mr. Raj Jha, Adarsh Vikalp Society Sharing his presentation along

with Dr. Minakshi, Maya Foundation- above

 

 

Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Patna and Ms. Pamela deb, Kolkata sharing presentation

 

Feedback of Participants-

Dr. Sudhir, Patna- Excellent workshop. Beyond my expectations. I will attend NFI workshop everytime

Dr. Minakshi, Maya Foundation- Thanks Bharti ji for this wonderful workshop

Mr. Pritam- The workshop provides lot of learning for NGOs. Thanks NFI

Mr. Kamal Ahmed, Chattisgarh- I would like to invite NFI to Chattisgarh for similar workshop. Great

Mr. Chittaranjan Hota- Odisha- What a learning..wow.

Mr. B. Kumar, Retired Govt. official- Learned a lot on how to fundraise from Government and foreign agency

Mr. Gajanand, Ranchi NGO- I did not know fundraising was so easy.

Mr. Samuel Marandi, Dumkai- I am in the NGO field for last 10 years but no one is better trainer than NFI team. The training cost is very nominal.

Ms. Pamela, Kolkata- Thanks NFI for taking the pain in teaching NGOs about Fundraising. I appreaciate your efforts.

NFI Fundraising Strategy workshop - Ranchi-Jharkhand on 22nd August 2013

Posted by BHARTI on August 8, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (7)

Fundraising Strategy Workshop

in Ranchi-Jharkhand

on

22nd August 2013


NGO FUNDS INDIA-(www.ngofundsindia.org), one of the largest developmentsupport network of NGOs, Trust and CSR is organizing a one day “STATE LEVEL FUNDRAISING STRATEGY WORKSHOP FOR NGOs” on 22nd August 2013 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.


For More details call us at - 09958154404


This will be a participatory workshop in which technical/fundraising experts will guide the participants on practical aspectsof Fundraising. It is a unique opportunity for organizations in Jharkhand tobenefit from as it is the only event on fundraising of this magnitude. The resource persons would involve leading fundraising experts, including representatives from funding agencies, foundations and corporates involved insocial initiatives, as well as State level NGO leaders.


This one -day workshop will enable you to enhance your skills in fundraising, build crucial networks and engage in a unique cross-culturallearning exchange. A meticulously designed comprehensive programme and thoroughsessions will equip you with the critical skills and practical knowledge totake your learning forward within and outside your organisation.


“NGOFUNDSINDIA  WORKSHOP” is an excellent opportunity for Fundraising& Communications Professionals; Representatives of NGOs, Foundations &CSR; Chief functionaries of Non-profits; Volunteers & Friends of NGOs andall those who desire to gain skills to raise funds!!


Schedule and Topics to be covered

From 11 a.m- 2 p.m

·        Challengesof NGOs in Fundraising-

·        Basics ofFundraising and proposal development in NGO Sector

·        Communicationstrategy for fund raising

·        “MajorFunders/Donors in India” with their guidelines and contacts.

·        Basics ofa Good project Proposals- Some samples and case studies

·        Social media marketing and fundraising

 2- 3 pm -

Lunch Break

3pm-5 pm

·        One to one discussion with each participants for making their fundraising action plan for future

 


Workshop Details

a. Venue: Hotel Green Horizon, Railway Station Road, Ranchi, Jharkhand,Mobile- 09958154404

b. Timing: 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on 22nd August 2013

c. No of Seats- 15 Participants only(First come firstserve)

d. Fees: Rs. 2500/- per participant (Includes Snacks and tea)(Limited Discounts available for small NGOs on request; Group discounts are also available)

e. Training Kit- It will consist of a master CD with updated list of funding agencies with their guidelines, 10 sample project reports of FCRA-foreign funds .  


Interested organisation should send their details to NFI for participation.

Registration only by (EMAIL/PHONE) to: Email ID- info@ngofundsindia.org

Contact: Ms Bharti; Phone- 09958154404


Jobs of Zonal Manager-South for CARITAS

Posted by BHARTI on August 2, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (5)

Jobs of Zonal Manager-South  for CARITAS


http://caritasindia.org/Career.aspx?Cid=15

Small Grants Programme (SGP) by UNDP

Posted by BHARTI on July 29, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (10)

Small Grants Programme (SGP)

by

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Through

United Nations Development Programme

Last date- 31July 2013.

For details, click here....

http://www.ngofundsindia.org/apps/links/

CSR project from Vedanta Foundation- EOI

Posted by BHARTI on July 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (14)

NFI is proud toannounce that one of our esteemed CSR member organisation –Vedanta Foundation represented by Ms. Lona Nayak in our NFI network club has floated the following EOI for expansion of their programs with NFI NGO members.

Expression of Interest (EOI) invited

 Under CSR  project

By

Vedanta Foundation

For

Vedanta Shiksha – a Computer Education andVocational Training Program

 

 Concept Note: VEDANTA“SHIKSHA”

 

Program Title:Vedanta Shiksha - Computer Education and Vocational Training Program

 

Vision : Vedanta Foundation is committed to the development and empowerment of the less privileged to achieve substantial growth and progress in the society by providing quality computer education

 

Reach:  The centers are running in 300 + Locations acrossIndia of minimum 200 sqft.

 

Background:   Vedanta Shiksha Center can be established inassociation with the likeminded organization in the targeted geographical area.The association can also be invited fromInfluential Individuals, Community Groups, Youth Groups, NGOs, Local PRI’s,Social Activist and Social Workers, Educational Institutions like schoolsColleges, Government Bodies such as employee welfare Board, PoliceOrganizations etc.

 

Targeted Geography:   Pan INDIA with initial focus on following states

 1. Rajasthan

2. Orissa

3. Chhattisgarh

4. Maharashtra

5. Goa

6. Tamil Nadu

 

Objective:

• To bring awarenessand sensitize masses about the foundation and its activities across the nation

• To increase thevisibility of the foundation and its computer education program in the unreachedareas.

• To invite like-mindedorganization for partnership in running this program in their region

• To appeal targetgroup i.e. the youth to participate in and benefit from the program

Subsidized fees tostudent : Rs. 225/- per course per student.

For direct coordination with Vedanta, NFI members are requested to call NFI at -09958154404 or write to - info@ngofundsindia.org


NFI members are requested to give reference of NGO FUNDS INDIA(NFI) membership with their profile link/ID in NFI networking club.


History made- NFI has crossed..... 2,00,000 Genuine visits

Posted by BHARTI on July 19, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

NFI has crossed.....

2,00,000

Genuine visits

in

NFI Website

in first week of July '2013

Thank you all..

NFI ADVANTAGES-

NFI is the first and only kind of dynamic website service in NGO/CSR sector to install the 'Real time Visitors Data Analysis' in its Home page - 'WEBS-COUNTER'- which is open to all.

This statistics box is visible to all in our -Home page itself.

We are proud to share that our 'WEBS- COUNTER' has crossed  2,00,000 visits' mark. This is a data RECORD of genuine visits and hits.

Due to our unique services, Our unique visitors are increasing everyday(More than 100 new visitors per day & More than 300 page hits everyday & more than 5 new members add their profile and testimonials everyday).You can see them in members section.

We invite NGOs, Donors and CSR to use this exclusive platform and opportunity to grow your network and web-presence.

Soon, NFI will be launching new 'IT Help and Guidance CELL' service for our premium members to help them in IT solutions- Software, Hardware and Social media-Web designing- Internet communication strategy.

However, we also need your continous feedback and contribution in any possible form. Without you -we are nothing.

Thank you all.

Miles to go before we sleep....

Bringing back nutrition

Posted by spandan samaj seva samiti on July 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Korku the lesser known and hunger vulnerable tribe of Madhay Pradesh, with whom we have been relating for more than a decade have been victims of alarming malnutrition , deaths and household hunger.  this unsavory situation has emerged as Kokru in their settled phase of present living adopted crops and farming and food of other  communites around them. Their divorce from tarditional crops like maize and sorghum and millets like small millets and Indian barnyard millets and attarction to cash crops like soybean , cotton and wheat has haeved more problems on them. The cash  crops have failed in tendem and alraedy poor Korkus are forced to distress migrate. The sitaution has compounded in complexity. The malnutrition scenario has become chronic. The stance to address this has been more on public health lines : anganwadis, haelth care, nutrition rehab centers and so on. A serious thought has not been given that unless the Korku are asssited to revert back to tradiitonal crops and millets the community's nutrition backbone remain shattered and go onfrom bad to worst.

We initiated a porcess whwerin we have promoted te Kokru farmers to rethink and revert back to crops that wil regird the community nutrition base. We reminded them of their aboriiginal folk tale that recounts how tribal deity gifted those seven specific crops and millets to them and departing form them has been a havoc.

This year nearly 1000 farmers have reconsiderd and have taken back to growing of maize an sorghum ; small millets and paspalum scrobatum (Kodo). These will not only sustain their economic needs but have food for longer periods at home during the year. They have ran campaigns to muster as much tardiitonal seeds thay could and have set up a seed bank and have promoted many of their kinsmen to " see and believe'.

This has layered our other efforts at addressing malnutrition amomg Kokrutribe children.

We need individuals and agencies to support this cause for further extension... !!!!!

Appeal by a young college girl

Posted by BHARTI on July 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Radhika, a 12th pass girl needs support for her college studies. She has got admission in Gargi College- Delhi, but her financial situation is not in her favour. Her mother is a housemaid and father bed ridden. There are four children in family and difficult to meet requirements. Her annual college requirement is approximately- 10000 for fees+ 6000 for books + 500 bus travel= 16500. She needs support for 4 years so that she can complete her college and persue a bright career and better life for her and family.  Her bank account, address and Mobile no. will be shared to anyone who is interested in helping her directly. Please contact NFI at - info@ngofundsindia.org Or call us at - 09958154404

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit-09-11 September 2013

Posted by BHARTI on July 13, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit

09-11 September 2013

 

 Two-third of India’spopulation is directly or indirectly engaged in agriculture and alliedactivities. In fact, agriculture is the key to India’s socio-economic fabric.With world’s second largest arable land mass and diverse agro climatic zones,India's agricultural strength lies in unique mix of abundant natural resources,coupled with low production costs. Indiaranks first in the world in production of milk, pulses, jute; second in rice,wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables, fruits and cotton. In addition, it isa leading producer of spices and plantation crops as well as livestock,fisheries and poultry. With the contribution of about 10 percent of totalexport earnings, agriculture also occupies important place in country’s trade.

India has the latentpotential to become a predominant player in global agriculture production aswell as trade. Given the hardworking nature and entrepreneurial zeal of Indianfarmers, need of the hour is to provide them exposure to the global bestpractices and farm technologies. Duringthe last decade, Gujarat has achieved double digit growth rate in agricultureby moving ahead from traditional farming to value addition. This has creatednew opportunities into hi-tech agriculture, food & agro processing, dairyand other agriculture activities.Withthe objective to sustain the growth momentum in the State and to facilitate therealization of latent potential of agriculture in India, Gujarat is organizing

 

Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit’

09-11 September 2013

This Summit will bringtogether a large number of progressive farmers from across the country andprovide a platform for interaction with thought leaders, policy makers,academia, scientists, investors, technologists, etc.

Benefits of Participation

Learning Bestpractices & latest technologies

Recognizing Progressivefarmers & successful innovations

Empowering Farmerswith knowledge & right linkages

Building Partnerships& networking amongst all stakeholders

Brainstorming Presentchallenges, opportunities and future roadmap

For more detail click Here

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME by Dalit Foundation

Posted by BHARTI on July 12, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

by Dalit Foundation

Last date - 3st July 2013

Dalit Foundation isa national organisation that is devoted to promoting the cause of Dalit Rightsthrough supporting activists and groups that are committed to fightingcaste-based discrimination. Set up in June 2003, it is an organisation thatprovides small fellowships, grants and capacity building support to grassrootslevel initiatives that are fighting to help Dalits reclaim a life a dignity,equal rights and opportunities.Presently thefoundation is at a stage in its growth where more people need to be involved tostrengthen and fortify its work. We, therefore, decided to train dalit youth asfellows with the knowledge, perspectives and skills to pursue social action andbecome sensitive young leaders for the dalit movement as part of the foundation’steam. The programme entails a holistic development of the Young Professionalsthrough perspective building, exposure to grassroots level work and training insystematic and objective research methodologies. A fellowship of oneyear would be provided to selected candidates, this could be extended to onemore year. 


The objective is: - to train young resourceful dalit youth and provide them with exceptional opportunities forpersonal and professional growth - To prepare insightful and skilled professionals for the foundations- To build an allIndia perspective on dalit issues based on the research and observations of theyoung professionals. 

Qualifications:- A minimum undergraduate degree- Below 30 years ofage- Extensive travel - Basic knowledgeof English Interested candidates may send their CV along with a cover letter toadmin@dalitfoundation.org, latest by July 31, 2013.

Dalit Foundationaims to be an equal opportunity provider. Women candidates and candidates fromdisadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

 


The United Nations - Momentum for Change

Posted by BHARTI on July 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The United Nations

Climate Change secretariat

is calling foractivities for selection

under Momentum for Change: Urban Poor

Last date- 5 July2013

Location- Includes India

 Although urban centres are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs ofrapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful populations, with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and investin the betterment of their communities. Climate change creates a stimulus foradaptation and mitigation action to improve and transform some of the mostvulnerable urban communities today.

Momentum for Change: Urban Poor celebrates activities which address climatechange and improve livelihoods and living conditions in urban areas of developingcountries and is implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel will select a small numberof lighthouse activities to be recognized during the United Nations ClimateChange Conference in Warsaw, Poland from 11–22 November 2013.

The Momentum for Change: Urban Poor lighthouse activities will demonstratemeasurable impact on the ground and the potential for replicability andscaleability at the local, national and international levels. They will beassessed and chosen against the following selection criteria:

The activity must address climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, while improving the lives of the urban poor (see attachment for eligible countries); (230 kB) The activity must have been implemented, or is in the course of implementation; The activity must be scalable and/or replicable; The activity must demonstrate innovation and potential for long-term transformation change; The activity must be the result of an innovative partnership, which aims to achieve scalable, long-term results; The activity must deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits to an identified community, which has been appropriately engaged in the activity development processes; The activity must not be registered or have intentions to register as a CDM or JI activity for the next 2 years. Applications will be judged on the basis of the form submitted; the Momentumfor Change team may contact the applicant should further information be sought.

Press here to apply toMomentum for Change: Urban Poor

Application checklist

Before you submit your application, please ensure the following:

You have the authority to make an application on behalf of the activity; You have registered your interest by creating a log-in account; You have read and understood the criteria and the terms of application (214 kB) . If youwould like more information about the application process and Momentum forChange, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Should you have furtherenquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Momentum for Change team at momentum@unfccc.int.

All activities that are considered to have met the selection criteria will beincluded in the Momentum for Change website. The information entered into theapplication form by the registered applicant, will comprise the basis for theentry, including a link to the activity’s own website. By submitting youractivity to the call, you will provide it with a chance to become a part of agrowing catalogue of climate change mitigation and adaptation activitiesserving to inspire and keep people abreast of the change already occurring around the world.

End of Information

For more information and support, NFI members may contact NFI team

 

Arogya project by LEPRA India - RFP

Posted by BHARTI on July 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Request for Proposal

for conducting Operation Research (OR) of

Arogya project

by

LEPRA India

Last date - 3rd July 2013

 

LEPRA India health in action

1. Background and Rationale: Arogya Project is a five year (Jan.2009-Dec.2013)Project co-funded by European Union and LEPRA UK implemented by LEPRA India inMadhya Pradesh. The Project ensures highly vulnerable groups in Madhya Pradeshbenefit from actions addressing TB, HIV/AIDS & HIV/TB co-infection. TheProject is being implemented in four districts of Madhya Pradesh namely Dewas,Harda, Indore and Bhopal.

The goal of the Project is to reduce the burden of HIV and TB and HIV/TBco-infection on highly vulnerable communities in Madhya Pradesh by strengthening the capacity of organisations, and facilitating convergence between government and non-government efforts. The purpose is to strengthen andlink up the work of public , private and CBOs so that they can respond moreeffectively and reach more high risk and out of reach population to HIV /AIDSand TB in Dewas, Harda, Indore and Bhopal districts

Following are the expected results (outcomes) of the Project:

• Attainment (or improvement upon) of RNTCP targets for TB in the project area.

• Increased knowledge, attitude and practice relating to HIV/AIDS amongst highrisk groups and out-of reach populations.

• Improved government and private/traditional health service provider’scapacity and coordination and to deal with communicable diseases includingHIV/AIDS and TB.

2. Purpose/Objective of the Operation Research

1) The project has established the SCCs centers in Bhopal, Harda, Dewas &Indore districts in order to reaches the maximum number of needy patients andprovide quality diagnosis & timely treatment.

2) The Sputum Collection centers (SCCs) activities include identifying thevolunteer for SCC from village health committees or others, identify andcollection of sputum and transport to DMC for testing and follow up of thepatients.

3) The early detection of symptomatic TB in such remote places will be carriedout by ORW & Volunteers from the same community and start DOTs treatment& make follow-up until cured.

4) Bridge the gap between service availability and accessibility and support insaving time and money among the out reached population.

5) Attainment (or improvement upon) of RNTCP targets for TB in the projectarea.

6) Possibility of involvement of CBOs and other local NGOs under RNTCP- PPPscheme for sputum collection and testing. 

7) Comparing the relevant DMC data pre and post of SCC centres established byproject in four districts.

8) Role of DOTS providers (includes ASHA,AWW,MPW etc) and the productiveinvolvement in sputum collection, testing, DOTS course completion and timelyincentive disbursement. 

The OR is intended to document the change; the Project has made since theinception of the Project interventions. To assess whether the Projectactivities which has been executed has yielded expected results. It also aimsto examine which factors are proving critical in making the change happen (orin hindering change). The OR is framed around three key questions:

• What difference has the SCCs made?

• How are the SCCs making that difference?

• What are the possibility of involving CBOs and other local NGOs underRNTCP-PPP scheme? Why the local NGOs are not coming forward to participate inPPP scheme?

• Suggest strategic changes and corrections for the better functioning of SCCscentres.

The findings, suggestions and recommendations would be used by Project team forimprovement and amendments in the favour of targeted beneficiaries and link theSCCs centres to RNTCP-PPP scheme in MP. The OR would become the base documentfor taking initiative to tie up the SCCs with the government department. ORshould also come up with the suggestion on the - Can this method be adopted inwider approach as compared to the project mode implementation? Can accreditedVolunteers in the grass root level for sputum collection after given trainingwould be sustainable? If trained volunteers be able to adopt by RNTCP as a newvillage level worker for TB? If trained, be able to implement this strategyunder RNTCP? What effective models of training to be adopted for training theseworkers? What problems will be faced in implementation of this strategy indifferent areas? What precautions to be taken to maximize the benefits of thisintervention? How the RNTCP in MP could adopt the SCCs run by Arogya project? 

4. Evaluation design: The project is implemented in Bhopal, Indore, Harda andDewas districts of Madhya Pradesh and currently covering 15 blocks withinterventions focused on 600 plus villages and few urban slums. The agency isexpected to suggest appropriate method to capture all the centres. The findingsof the study will be disseminated to the stakeholders. Their feedback andobservations will be incorporated in the final/ end line report.

5. Expertise required: The evaluation team should have expertise in programmewith adequate experiences in TB and HIV/AIDS (both technical andnon-technical), one member should have expertise on data management and restwill be investigators to conduct In-depth / semi structure interview and FGDs.All the team members should be able to communicate in Hindi.

6. Eligibility Criteria: Government organization, Registered Non GovernmentOrganizations and Academic Institutions in India, are eligible for applying.Technical and financial review of the applications received, will be carriedout by the Review Committee appointed for the purpose. The review will becarried using the following eligibility criteria:

(i) Registered under Societies Registration Act or Company Registration Act inIndia

(ii) A minimum of 10 years experience in conducting field surveys/ research

(iii) Employee a minimum of four professionals with a minimum of 3 yearsexperience in Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and statistical data analysis.

(iv) Should have carried out similar studies, earlier

(v) Proven skills of writing and publishing technical reports/papers

(vi) Proven skills of community level surveys

(vii) Should have good financial track record and handling of bilateral andmulti-lateral funding

(viii) Should not have been black-listed or notified by Government of India orits departments

7. Time line for the completion of the task is 30 days from the date of signingthe TOR.

8. Request for proposal: LEPRA India is requesting suitable agencies, meetingthe eligibility criteria, to submit a detailed proposal (technical andfinancial bids) as per the outline given below: 

a) Contact information: i) name of the agency; ii) postal address; iii)telephone/Fax; iv) email address; and v) two references

b) Brief note on relevant past experience of the agency (give names andaddresses of the clients and list of three publications)

c) Technical Approach and Methodology 

d) Work Plan, divided into weekly time-frames

e) Budget Plan and justification

f) Quality control plan

g) Staff information: i) name; ii) designation; iii) educational qualification;iv) experience; v) key skills; and vi) key career achievements

The Review Committee will select the agency, scoring the highest points againstthe selection criteria, after assessing the proposals for: technical approachand methodology (40); past experience of personnel relevant to the study (20);quality of previous publications (10); work plan and budget ( 30). 

Interested agencies satisfying the eligibility criteria and confident ofdelivering time bound high quality results are requested to send their proposalalong with budget and breakdown of costs, CVs of key personnel, and a coveringletter mentioning their specific areas of expertise within 7 days from date ofpublication . The hard copy of RPF should reach to:

The Director 

Regional Office (AP & MP)

LEPRA India health in action

Blue Peter Public Health Research Centre (BPHRC)

Near TEC Building,

Cherlapally, Hyderabad- 501301, Andhra Pradesh

e.mail: rajkumar@leprahealthinaction.in 

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards

Posted by BHARTI on July 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) had instituted Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards in 1991 with a view to encouraging Indian Manufacturing and service organization to strive for excellence and giving special recognition to those who are considered to be leaders of quality movement in India. It is one of the most prestigious awards for organization who have excelled in the field of ‘quality’ either in manufacturing sector or in service sector.

Last date for receipt of application is 19th August 2013.


 Information about these awards is also available on BIS website (http://www.bis.org.in)

 

Community creches

Posted by spandan samaj seva samiti on June 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Spandan samaj Seva samiti is committed to care of the malnourished children of Korku tribe in Khalwa Block of Khandwa district in MP for past decade. We have been at advocating their cause and have set up innovative models in teh community to save the lives of Korku tribe children. The Korku tribe faces dual threat: dying children and dying langauge.With CMR as high as 101 for U5 boys and 105 for U5 girls and with 57% children underweight, 43% stunted and 30% wasted the gravity of the situation can be discerned.

Manutrition grows most vociferously during forst three years of life and causes damages that remain incurable in later life. To address this issue we have begun community creches for wage earning Korku tribe mothers who can leave the kids while on work to be fed, cared and health checked. The pilot creches we began one in rural arae and another in urban slum has yelded results and the efforts need scaling up. It wil complement teh governemnt effort and also serve as a policy influencing refernce point. Managing a creche( logistics, manpower and food and healthcare) costs neearly 10,000 a month. It means roughly 40 rupees a day per child... is that a cost too high tosave the life of a child ???

Will you stertch forth your hand and support a genuine cause ??? We are looking for donors...

Your contribuitons will provide benefits under section 80G

 

 

CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility Project Fund

Posted by BHARTI on June 15, 2013 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (13)

CSR Fund from

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)

Last date - 25th June 2013

Link-

http://www.ngofundsindia.org/fundsdetails.htm


ICICI Business Leadership Programme

Posted by BHARTI on May 26, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

ICICI Business Leadership Programme

ICICI Business Leadership Programme is an initiative by ICICI Bank in partnership with NIIT University to deliver Master of Business Administration (MBA – Finance & Banking) programme with specialization in finance and banking. It aims to provide opportunities to professionals, who demonstrate an aptitude for the banking industry, to get identified and nurtured as future business leaders. It provides a career leap to business leadership positions and an opportunity to serve corporate India.

The unique design of the programme focuses on providing high degree of industry exposure, by academic and functional experts from the financial domain and banking industry. The programme has a desired blend, wherein students will undergo six months module of industry linked internship at ICICI Bank twice during the 2 year course duration.

The course structure will be as follows :(


Each term comprises of 3 months duration.

Specialization in wholesale banking, risk and technology will be in second year.

During the internship the weekly schedule will consist of the students undertaking on-the-job training for 5 days. The 6th day will be reserved for classroom engagement with the assigned faculty.

On successful completion of the MBA (Finance & Banking) Programme students will be absorbed at ICICI Bank as Manager-II grade or above based on duration of prior work experience.

The starting remuneration on Cost to Company basis for these students will be in the range of 15 lacs and above [Per Annum].

Placement at ICICI Bank

On successful completion of the course students will be absorbed at ICICI Bank as Manager-II grade or above based on duration of prior work experience.

The starting remuneration on cost to company basis for students will be in the range of 15 lacs and above [per annum].

The students who participate in this programme will need to sign a  20 lacs bond with ICICI Bank. Post successful completion of the course, athe students will be required to work for ICICI Bank for a minimum period of 3 years. If any student thereafter chooses to leave the services of the Bank within 3 years of joining, he would be required to reimburse  20 lacs, towards cost of education and stipends paid and the opportunity lost for the organization.

For the purpose of grant of subsidized loan, academic certificates of such students will be retained by ICICI Bank for the period of loan as a security.

Eligibility Criteria

Working professionals who are CAs / Engineers / Graduates in any discipline(s).

Academic qualifications - Graduates from engineering, IT, finance, economics, law, commerce, statistics etc / Chartered Accountants / Professionals with varied work experience (including shop floor professionals).

Minimum 60 % in 12th and 10th examination boards and minimum 55% in graduation.

Work Experience after graduation- Minimum of 3 years (full time experience across industries).

Age - Applicants should not exceed 30 years of age (as on October 21, 2013).

Candidates with exceptionally rich work experience may be given a dispensation in terms of academic performance on a case-by-case basis if recommended by the Admissions Committee

Deadline: 30 June 2013

Link-

https://www.icicicareers.com/icici_career/icici-niit/mba-programme-structure.html" target="_blank">https://www.icicicareers.com/icici_career/icici-niit/mba-programme-structure.html

 

 

Internship opportunitywith ACTED for six months with stipend INR 15000

Posted by BHARTI on May 26, 2013 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profitorganization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality,political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTEDwas created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict inAfghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countriesworldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED has a 100million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention;including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economicdevelopment, education & training, microfinance, local governance &institutional support.

ACTEDlaunched its mission in India at the beginning of 2005 in emergency response tothe Tsunami.

In2011, ACTED maintained its disaster response capacity in order to be able torespond rapidly and effectively to disasters in India, with a strong focus onthe state of West Bengal. With the objective of strengthening the resilience ofcommunities affected annually by these disasters, disaster risk reduction (DRR)has become a core component of ACTED’s activities, with the implementation ofstandalone DRR projects, as well as an increased focus on mainstreaming DRRthrough all projects.

Forthe India mission, 2012 is another year of response and recovery andconsolidation of our DRR experience and capacity, but also the exploration ofniche areas where ACTED’s global expertise and local network allow us to make acontribution to the development of some of the most underdeveloped andmarginalized communities in the country

 Position Profile

TheReporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the ReportingManager as well as the Country Director. He/she assists the Reporting Managerand the Country Director in developing internal and external countrycommunication strategies

Under the supervision of the Reporting Manager, thereporting intern will:

•Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperationwith project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and other fieldcoordination departments

•Assist the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hocdonor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components ofprojects

•Liaise with external partners and represent ACTED in coordination andinformation meetings with NGOs, donors, and other humanitarian actors.

Qualifications:

•Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field

•Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

•Excellent writing and communication skills

•Ability to work efficiently under pressure

Conditions:

FieldIntern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of allaccommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and theprovision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance

Submission of applications:

Pleasesend, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to stages@acted.org

 

Call for proposal from Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

Posted by BHARTI on May 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Inviting Expression Of Interest (EOI) 

For HIV Prevention Interventions In 

Maharashtra

by

Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

Last Date- 10th June 2013

  

Public HealthFoundation of India (PHFI) has been awarded USAID funded project “The HIV/AIDSPartnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-basedProgramming (PIPPSE) Project”. The PIPPSE Project is being managed by aConsortium, led by PHFI as the Principal Recipient and, Futures Group andPopulation Services International (PSI), as Sub Recipients. The PIPPSE Projectaims to “strengthen the institutional and human capacity in prevention programsand private sector engagement through innovative approaches to contribute toachieving the goal of accelerating the reversal of HIV epidemic at the nationaland state levels.”

 

National AIDSControl Organization (NACO) has designated district Thane to PIPPSE toimplement Targeted Interventions. The Project is an intervention with agoal of reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in the district and pilotinnovations. Thane is one of the mostpopulous districts which contributes to 1% of the national population and hashigh influx of people and anindustrial hub. Thane is well connected to the rest of the country by threeNational Highways. It is also one of the high HIV prevalent districtsin Maharashtra.  

 

Targeted Interventions (TIs) will beimplemented with   high risk & vulnerable population groups i.e.High Risk Groups (Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM),Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users(IDUs) and Bridge Population(Truckers and Migrants). The TIs are expected to provide at least the commoncore services for all HRGs and bridge population such as, at a minimum:peer education, condom promotion, referral for STIs, testing, linkages totreatment and care and support. The TI will also be part of the network modelfor innovations.

 

To ensure scaleup in the prevention interventions in Thane District, PHFI invites applications from interested civil society organizations(NGOs/CBOs)/Trust / Institutions in Thane District ofMaharashtrato implementHIV/AIDS Targeted Interventions (TIs). The EOIs are invited for Thane TargetInterventions in following target groups:(

 

Sr. No.

Target Groups

Proposed TIs in Thane

1.

Intervention among Female Sex Workers

4

2.

Intervention among Men Having Sex with Men (MSM)

2

3.

Intervention among Transgender (TG)

4

4

Intervention among Migrant

14

5

Intervention among Truckers

1

           * Proposed number of agencies may change

 

(Separate EOI should be submitted bythe applicants in case applications are made for more than one TI)

 

 

Scopeof Work for Target Intervention Projects

 

Targeted interventions are aimed atoffering prevention and care services to populations with high risk behavior.These populations include Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men(MSM), Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and BridgePopulation (Truckers and Migrants) with the active involvement of thecommunity, these interventions seek to reduce risk and vulnerabilitiesassociated with these populations and increase health seeking behavior.

 

Componentsof Targeted Interventions under NACP:

 

1.     Behaviour Change Communication

 

This component involves understandingand assessment of individual and group practices/behavior which can pose riskto HIV infection.  Ensure 100% follow-up of the community.

Development of context specificstrategies/activities to address the risk of infection through peer counseling,counseling through counselors, creating enabling environment to reinforce safepractices.

The Peer educators/ peer leaders andOut Reach Workers/ Health educators lead activities under this componentthrough one-to-one sessions and group sessions among the community.

Information Education andCommunication (IEC) materials are developed to further augment behaviourchange.

 

2.     Access to services for treatment of sexually transmittedinfections (STI)

 

This component is aimed at improvingaccess to STI services as STI (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) pose greaterrisk for HIV infection.

Access to STI services is providedthrough three different approaches i.e. Project Based Clinics, Fixed day andtime – Fixed time out reach clinics and Referral clinics either with private orpublic facility. Also health camp based approach is adopted for interventionsworking with migrants.

 

All FSW and MSM TIs would have theirDICs attached to project office or as decided in the contract. The migrant TIswould have 3 DICs in place preferably at the worksite, residences and projectoffice or as decided in the contract.

Under TI budget there is provisionfor one part time doctor and one ANM / Counsellor per TI.

 

3.     Provision of commodities such as condoms, color coded drugs toensure safe sex practices

 

Will be made available through theThane DAPCU/MSACS & Social Marketing Organization (SMO) to ensure safe sexpractices and promote health seeking behavior among high risk groups and bridgepopulation.

 

4.     Enabling Environment through structural intervention

 

The interventions focus on creatingan environment which facilitates access to information, services andcommodities by the high risk groups. The interventions carry out advocacy withkey stakeholders and elicit their involvement in the HIV prevention program.

 

 

5.     Linkages to ICTC, ART, Community Care Centre, RNTCP Program,

 

There should be 100% linkages &follow-up to the ICTC for testing among high risk groups & Bridgepopulation. All PLHIVs identified should be linked to ART center and ensurethat they are registered. All PLHIVs from the community should be regularlyfollowed and provided support. Other referral to CCC or TB program.

 

The staffingand budget norms for Targeted Interventions are available at

http://nacoonline.org/NACO/Divisions/NGO__Targeted_Interventions2/

Expected Outcomes of the TargetedInterventions (TI) in Thane district;

 

a)     The NGO/CBO contracted by PHFI PIPPSEis expected to maintain separate full time staff as per the provisions andensure that they are performing as per their TOR.

b)     The TI project would work withspecified groups in a locality as designated by PHFI PIPPSE.

c)     The TI project is expected to provideregular services (as per the provisions in the contract and project proposal)to the target group, make available condoms, color coded drugs as per therequirements in coordination with the Thane DAPCU.

d)     The TI project is expected to performbased on the performance indicators as agreed in the contract. This includesservice provisioning to the target group, linking with services such , RegularMedical Check-ups/ clinic attendance, HIV testing at ICTCs, linkage with TBprogram, ART program and other social development program.

e)     The TI project is expected tomaintain Technical and Financial records and other documents in the TI projectoffice as agreed in the agreement and would be required to report to PHFIPIPPSE.

f)      The NGO/CBO is expected to providesupport in terms of advocacy and networking with local stakeholders to ensurethat there is an enabling environment is maintained in the project area.

g)     The NGO/ CBO is also expected to bepart of the innovations that will be rolled out in Thane district and agree towork closely under the network model with other stakeholders and partners bothgovernment and non-government.

h)     Commit to be part of all capacitybuilding efforts, meetings and reviews (in short notice) organized at thedistrict, state or national level.

 

Qualifyingand Evaluation criteria

 

1.     NGOs/CBOs/Network who are legallyregistered under Societies Registration Act of 1860, Charitable and ReligionAct, 1920, The Indian Trust Act, 1920, Cooperatives professional bodies such asIIPA, IMA.

2.     Agency should have an FCRA registration to be eligible to receive the grant.

3.     NGOs / CBOs should have completedminimum three years of registration as on due date of submission of EOI. TheCBO board members should be from respective community and should have beenconstituted as per bye law.

4.     Agencies already having experience ofat least 3 years in social development sector with experience of working insimilar projects as required in the scope of work i.e. experience of workingwith marginalized communities (HRGs, vulnerable groups such as women, old aged,children, sexual minorities, PLHAs, persons with different abilities), withfield level operation (i.e. field offices and staffs) in the same geographicalarea.

5.     Agencies are required to submit anaffidavit indicating that they have never been blacklisted/debarred by anyagency (both Government, Private or USAID/WHO/ World Bank/UN bodies). In casethe agency has been blacklisted/debarred in the past, the details of suchblacklisting/debarment should be provided in the Affidavit. Affidavit shouldalso indicate that no staff or board member is part of any SACS/TSU staffscurrently (or in the past which may create conflict of interest).

6.     Annual reports and audited accountstatement for 3 years of NGOs / CBOs should be made available in hard copyduring submission and for scrutiny as and when desired.

7.     The agencies with experience inHealth and HIV sector would be preferred. The agencies should submit thedetails of the project/s implemented and presently implementing (name of theClient/ donor agency, nature of projects, project period, contract value,continuing/ completed)”

8.      Agencies should submit thedetails of projects supported by any SACS/DACS (name of the SACS/DACS, natureof projects, project period) continuing / completed/ terminated with any SACSin the country. If terminated reason for termination)

 

Application form:(

 

For Application Form, please visitthe following link:

                        http://www.phfi.org/news-and-events/announcements

 

Please fill all the fields clearly,attach all the required documents along with the application.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

EOI with required details need to besubmitted before 5:00 p.m. ofJune 10, 2013. Also note that above proposed number of agencies maychange, only shortlisted agencies will be called. Canvassing in any form wouldlead to disqualification.

 

EOIs with accompanying documents inhard copy should be submitted to:

 

Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

PIPPSE Project

C-11, 2nd Floor, Qutab Institutional Area,

New Delhi,

India. Pin Code: 110 016

 

For any further information, pleasewrite to: aditi.chopra@phfi.org

 

Several JOBS at The National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-Maharastra

Posted by BHARTI on May 25, 2013 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Several JOBS

at

The National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-Maharastra

under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)

The Government of India has launched The National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). The Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase their household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and public services.

The agenda is to mobilize the rural poor and vulnerable people into self- managed, federated institutions and support them for livelihood collectives. In addition, the poor would be facilitated to achieve increased access to their rights, entitlements and public services, diversified risk and better social indicators of empowerment.

Further to these objectives, Maharashtra state rural livelihood Mission (MSRLM) has been constituted and registered under the Societies Act 1860 by the Government of Maharashtra with an objective to enhance social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in Maharashtra through development of their self-sustained and community Managed institutions. This objective is expected to be met through creating an enabling environment where rural poor can access and negotiate better services, credit and assets from public and private sector agencies and financial institutions.

For successful accomplishment of this objective, Mission has designed a three tier management structure at state, district and block levels. At each level, a team of professionals will be recruited to manage the mission and achieve its objective.

Several Job Opening-

http://www.jobs.msrlm.org/


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