Closing DateJun 15 2021
PROGRAMME OFFICERS – SKILL DEVELOPMENT & LIVELIHOOD (Code: HCLF/ Uday/ SDL/ Chennai & Madurai/ 05042021)
HCL Foundation Invites applications for the post of Program Officers – Skill Development & Livelihood under the flagship programme ‘HCL UDAY’
ABOUT HCL FOUNDATION:
HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a not for-profit- organization, that strives to contribute towards national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programmes. The foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development. Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with thematic focus on Education, Health, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development.
Presently HCL Foundation is implementing four flagship programmes, namely HCL Samuday & HCL Grant – Rural Development programmes; HCL Uday & Clean Noida – Urban Development programmes and 3 special initiatives - Power of One, Sports for Change and HCL Foundation Academy.
For more details, please visit our website –https://www.hclfoundation.org
To be the source for sustainable socio-economic and environmental development.
Nurtures clean, green and healthy communities where everyone is empowered and equipped to reach their full potential in partnership with its employees, communities and stakeholders, while promoting volunteerism and establishing international standards of strategic planning, implementation and measuring impact.
Link to Videos:
HCL Uday Video –https://youtu.be/hGlrFI7qlR0
HCL Uday Program
HCL Foundation’s flagship urban community development program – HCL UDAY, seeks to create
‘green, clean, healthy and empowered communities’. Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, it is developing an integrated solution to break the vicious cycle of urban poverty.
Defining Uday’s approach is its intrinsic belief that urban poor aspire to a life of dignity and self- respect. With the right opportunities, every individual has the potential to take charge of their lives, dare to imagine a different future and work towards it. Echoed across all interventions under Uday, this belief sets the community on the path of resilience and success. Our strategies are carefully designed, such that, they speak both to their environment and to their ambitions. Uday’s unique ‘Convergence’ approach brings this philosophy to life. Uniting critical stakeholders– the state, non-profits and HCL volunteers in a rich partnership, it meets its responsibility to the community and supports them in realizing their dreams. HCL Employee engagement and participation is a key lever that spans across all programs.
‘Uday’ defined by 3 C’s:
Comprehensive: the intervention targets critical areas of a person’s well-being - health, education, sports, livelihoods and skilling, environment, disaster reduction and sports for change. Continuous: takes a life-cycle approach. Uday walks with the community through all stages – infancy, early childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
Collaborative: taking the approach of convergence, it brings communities, non-profits, local and district governments and HCL employees together, leveraging the strength of each stakeholder for the greater good.
The 3 C’s combine to create the source code of Uday
Uday works in the immediate neighborhoods of HCL across 11 cities where HCL has a presence. Currently being implemented in partnership with like-minded organizations, HCL Uday is now poised to scale – both in terms of depth of the intervention as well as scale of its reach.
Skill Development and Livelihood - Earning with Dignity
India has the world’s largest youth population, with 354.4 million people aged between 15 and 29 years (India Labor Market Update, 2016, International Labor Organization – ILO). Despite economic growth and an increase in general education levels, youth unemployment is a growing challenge, especially among the urban educated youth. Many families migrating from the rural areas end up living in slum areas (low-income housing) and youth from these households lack access to the resources and opportunities to make a foray into formal sector employment. The goal of “Skill Development & Livelihood” portfolio is to empower youth with employable skills so that they are able to break the cycle of poverty and live a life of dignity. The portfolio is categorized in the following four pillars -
(i) Skill Development Centers or Yuvakendras help in reducing the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower by providing training in skill development and skill upgradation. The Yuvakendras enhance the vocational skills of youth, by imparting placement-linked and marketoriented skill training with suitable wage/ self-employment opportunities.
(ii) Women Empowerment – Marginalized sections have a strong desire and capability to break the cycle of poverty. Social mobilization, building institutions and providing alternative income generation opportunities are critical. Facilitation of knowledge, handholding, skill building, access to credit, access to forward and backward market linkages, awareness of rights and entitlements and access to livelihood services stimulate this upward mobility.
(iii) Incubation of Social Enterprises/ Micro Entrepreneurs – Facilitating, handholding and nurturing young women and men. Undertaking capacity building, providing seed money and working closely to bring about long term sustainable solutions.
(iv) Career Guidance and Counselling – Information deficit among school and college goers is common and is further magnified in Government institutional setup. This information asymmetry hinders them from effectively participating in the workforce. Providing career guidance and counselling to students of public schools will prove to be critical for their progress and development.
(v) Strengthening Government Institutions – Strengthening of Government institutions working in the vocational space is the need of the hour. Focus will be on providing resources to existing Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Polytechnics and other Government Institutions which will revamp quality education and improve learning experience.
In FY 2020-21, a total of 5,404 youths were successfully trained in 26 different courses in 46 Yuvakendras. Under Women Empowerment, a total of 412 Self Help Groups (SHGs) comprising of 6,179 women were established. 860 micro-entrepreneurs incubated and 8,952 school/ college students provided Career Counselling opportunities. Total reach comes out to be 21,395.
Position: PROGRAMME OFFICERS – SKILL DEVELOPMENT & LIVELIHOOD Location: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) & Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Under the leadership of the Director, HCL Foundation, the assigned personnel will be responsible for planning, strategizing and monitoring of various projects related to Skill Development & Livelihood theme under HCL Foundation’s urban flagship Program – ‘HCL Uday’ across locations. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and implementation of projects and provide technical inputs in developing, reviewing and adding value to the strategies. The incumbent will report to the respective Location Team Head and Deputy Manager, Skill Development & Livelihood.
The position will be responsible for:
Attributes and experience:
Qualifications and Skills:
Salary commensurate with experience.
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