Gram Vaani invites applications for senior management positions in New Delhi; Directors - Business development, Programmes and Operations - Apply by January 31, 2013

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Place of work

New Delhi (All positions are based out of New Delhi but will require travel to various parts of the country, including rural areas.)

About Gram Vaani

Gram Vaani meaning 'voice of the village', builds innovative technologies and sustainability processes to reverse the flow of information and make it bottom-up instead of top-down. We want to empower poor and marginalized communities to voice their opinions and demands. Starting in 2009, we built a pioneering radio automation system that now runs at 30+ community radio stations in India and 5 in Africa, enabling an aggregate population of 2 million people to create their own local media.

Gram Vaani is raising $0.5M in equity investment to build the equivalent of a Facebook for rural India! We want to rapidly expand our team and are looking for high energy individuals to join us and bring professional expertise to the company.

What is Goonj?

Goonj is a voice-based social platform that enables remote communities to achieve a 2-way communication between listener groups and various statekholders. For users, Goonj works simply – call in and access, share or comment on content

1) Director, Business Development

Job profile

  • Develop the advertising and market research product for Goonj
  • Engage with potential customers to get feedback
  • Build customer engagement strategy
  •  Segment the market and develop relevant offerings
  • Create surveys to track user profiles and define target customers
  • Manage telecom partnerships
  • Interface with the operations team to execute the service
  • Track margins and increase profitability

Qualifications

  • MBA from a leading business school
  • 8-10 years job experience
  • Mobile content/VAS/media/advertising background
  • Knowledge and passion for the social development sector
  • Exposure to rural telecom

Remuneration

  • Attractive employee stock options in the 2-3% region
  • Salaries at par with industry standards
  • Challenging and energetic work environment you will not find anywhere else

2) Director, Programmes

Job profile

  • Engage with social sector organizations in the health, education, livelihoods, financial
  • inclusion, and governance sectors to understand their operational models
  • Develop customized concept notes and co-funding proposals
  • Engage with the technology and operations teams to execute the proposal
  • Build a clear impact assessment mechanism for the customers
  • Supervise a project management and reporting team for large contracts
  • Track margins and increase profitability

Qualifications

  • Rural management/MBA/social development Masters degree from a leading school
  • 8-10 years experience in the social development sector
  • Prior employment with a funding agency or a leading NGO
  • Experience in using ICTs for development
  • Large network of contacts in the social sector: international NGOs, UN agencies,
  • funding agencies
  • Experience in writing funding proposals

Remuneration

  • Attractive employee stock options in the 2-3% region
  • Salaries at par with industry standards
  • Challenging and energetic work environment you will not find anywhere else

3) Director, Operations

Job profile

  • Identify new opportunities and services that can be provided to users and partners
  • Translate user/customer needs to re-strategize various company verticals including
  • technology and business dev
  • Manage the internal and field teams in different states
  • Develop coordination and reporting processes within the team
  • Identify bottlenecks to improve functional efficiency of the teams: content publication,
  • creation, reporting, analytics
  • Partner with NGOs, CBOs, and other agencies to grow the network
  • Strike partnerships with government departments
  • Track key performance metrics and flag internal inefficiencies

Qualifications

  • Rural management/MBA/social development Masters degree from a leading school
  • 6-8 years experience in the social development sector
  • Managerial experience of running a team of 50+ people
  • Experience in using ICTs for development
  • Experience in creating processes and reporting structures for unskilled field teams in rural areas
  • Knack for relating to people and build long lasting relationships

Remuneration

  • Attractive employee stock options in the 2-3% region
  • Salaries at par with industry standards
  • Challenging and energetic work environment you will not find anywhere else

How to apply

Please email your CV to contact@gramvaani.org

January 31, 2013 12:00AM

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