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Development Dynamics, Embrace the culture to Embrace the Cause

March 23, 2009

Many development agencies from America & Europe are doing extraordinary work in many strife torn countries of Africa and Asia. There well intentioned efforts are often met with resistance from the populace, prisoners of in age old culture and customs. They consider any community development activity to be an encroachment into their well protected domain.
Any community development or capacity building activity has to be conceived staying within and respecting the cultural parameters. Cause can never be divorced from the culture. Africa & Asia are comprised of many religious and non-religious groups. The major religious cultures are Muslim, Christians (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and others), ethnic religionist, non-Christian, Hindu and Baha’i.
If you are working on Gender Based Violence eradication program, or HIV awareness program, you need to be very careful. Each religion, each ethnic group needs a different approach to tackle the same problem. Some groups may not be open to outsiders redressing their problems. They have their own inbuilt system of redressing grievance. Some other groups may not like awareness programs being conducted for their girls, & women. Some Muslim groups strictly implement Shariat rules which place restrictions on the movements & dress code for women.
It is always better to meet and take into confidence the tribe or village head and involve him in the activities, and follow his advice. Many organizations which haven’t followed this have faced revolt from the communities and consequently failed in their programs.
I feel that before embarking on a program of rehabilitation. It is always necessary to make a detailed study about the region the culture the people. The geographic and demographic intelligence play an important role in the success of any capacity building and development program.

Shyam

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March 19, 2009

Project Coordinator
GMR Varalakshmi Foundation
Location: Tilda Block, Chattisgarh

Last Date: March 26, 2009
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Steno-secretary to the Director
Institute for Human Development
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 31, 2009
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Consultant (DGTTF-Supported Projects in India)

United Nations Development Programme
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 23, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12563.shtml

HIV/AIDS Manager
UNICEF
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 30, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12564.shtml

Project Coordinator
United Nations Development Programme
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 24, 2009
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Finance and Administration Assistant

EngenderHealth
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 28, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12561.shtml

National Program Manager, Anemia Control Programs
The Micronutrient Initiative
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 31, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12554.shtml

Director, STI Capacity Raising
Family Health International
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 31, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12553.shtml

Assistant Manager Advocacy (Job Code: AMA)
Save the Children, Bal Raksha, Bharat

Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 27, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12555.shtml

Water and Environmental Sanitation Network Officer
Plan India
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 22, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12543.shtml

Disaster and Risk Reduction Advisor
Plan India
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 22, 2009
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Project Management Assistant
USAID/India
Location: New Delhi

Last Date: March 27, 2009
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Solution Exchange Outreach Coordinator/Systems Manager
United Nations Development Programme
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 23, 2009
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Resource Mobilization Officer
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 27, 2009
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Human Resources Director
World Vision India
Location: Chennai

Last Date: April 14, 2009
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Regional Partnership Manager
PATH
Location: Mumbai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Institution Administrative Assistant / Secretary

IMaCS
Location: Patna
Last Date: March 24, 2009
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Program Director
CCF-India
Location: Bangalore
Last Date: March 25, 2009

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HR Manager
CCF-India
Location: Bangalore
Last Date: March 25, 2009
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Head – Fundraising
HealthFirst India / GLRA /ALES – India

Location: Chennai
Last Date: April 13, 2009
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Consultant (Training)
Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)-UNOPS
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 27, 2009
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Coordinator, IFAD Country Office
IFAD/WFP
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 26, 2009
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Lotus Notes Developer
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Location: New Delhi

Last Date: March 20, 2009
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Development Specialists
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 18, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12491.shtml

Asstt Manager–Technical, Conservation Alliances

WWF India
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 31, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12492.shtml

Graphic Designer
Centre for Environment Education
Location: Pune
Last Date: March 20, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12488.shtml

Financial Consultant
Central TB Division
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 22, 2009
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Policy Advisor-MBPH
Futures Group International India Pvt. Ltd.

Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 31, 2009
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Associate Lotus Notes Developer
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 20, 2009
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Municipal Land Registration Application Developer
Emerging Markets Group
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Last Date: April 12, 2009
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Programme Officer Livelihoods
Oxfam India

Location: Lucknow, Initially
Last Date: March 25, 2009
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Director- Research, Monitoring & Evaluation
AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS
Location: Chennai

Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Research Coordinator
Brooke Hospital for Animals (India)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 30, 2009
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Team Leader- Head-Strategy Planning, TSU – TN

AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS
Location: Chennai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Chief Executive Officer
Paryavaran EDUTECH
Location: Ahmedabad

Last Date: April 12, 2009
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Team Leader - Public Private Partnership - TSU - TN
AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS
Location: Chennai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Project Associate

Centre for Environment Education
Location: Bhubaneswar
Last Date: March 19, 2009
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Office Assistant
Centre for Environment Education
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 19, 2009

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Specialist - Capacity Building - TSU - TN
AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS
Location: Chennai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Program Officer - Targeted intervention (TI)
AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS

Location: Kerala and Chennai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Program Manager – Inter-agency collaboration
AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC) - VHS
Location: Chennai
Last Date: March 21, 2009
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Team Leader cum Agro-economist
Leading organisation in Bhubaneswar
Location: Bhubaneswar with field travel
Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12440.shtml

Minor Lift Irrigation Specialist (Mobile Team)

Leading organisation in Bhubaneswar
Location: Bhubaneswar and Field, with extensive travel to Field Locations
Last Date: March 20, 2009
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Agriculturalist (Mobile Team)
Leading organisation in Bhubaneswar

Location: Bhubaneswar with extensive travel to Field Locations
Last Date: March 20, 2009
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Programme Officer, Advocacy
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: April 15, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12438.shtml

Programme Officer
ActionAid India
Location: Lucknow
Last Date: March 21, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12429.shtml

Project Coordinator
Micronutrient Initiative
Location: Patna, Bihar
Last Date: March 22, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12426.shtml

Senior Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS, Trafficking and GBV
UNIFEM
Location: New Delhi

Last Date: March 23, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12432.shtml

Finance Manager
Concern Worldwide India
Location: Bhubaneswar
Last Date: March 27, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12428.shtml

State Representative of Uttar Pradesh

Futures Group
Location: Lucknow
Last Date: March 27, 2009
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Training Coordinators (TC)
IPE
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Last Date: March 20, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12430.shtml

Secretary
FPA India
Location: Mumbai
Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12431.shtml

Deputy Director Capacity Building (CB) and Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
Catholic Relief Services

Location: Lucknow
Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12413.shtml

Executive Assistant to CEO
International Development Enterprises (India)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 19, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12416.shtml

Manager Human Resource
FPA India
Location: Mumbai
Last Date: March 19, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12415.shtml

Deputy Director - Nutrition
Catholic Relief Services
Location: Lucknow

Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12414.shtml

Gender and Livelihoods Development Manager
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Last Date: March 21, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12392.shtml

Program Advocacy Manager
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Last Date: March 21, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12391.shtml

Head – Projects
SELCO Solar Light

Location: Bangalore
Last Date: March 25, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12390.shtml

Senior Technical Advisor for Program Monitoring and Evaluation
Emerging Markets Group
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: April 6, 2009
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_54264.shtml

Manager – Energy Services
SELCO Solar Light
Location: District Headquarter, South Maharashtra
Last Date: March 25, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12389.shtml

Research Assistant / Associate
Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS)
Location: Noida

Last Date: April 7, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12388.shtml

Project Team Members
Pragya
Location: Project offices in High Altitude Himalayas
Last Date: April 6, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12381.shtml

Consultant – Maternal Health Division

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12341.shtml

District Resource Person
Child In Need Institute
Location: Burdwan & Uttar Dinajpur

Last Date: March 19, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12340.shtml

Communications Officer
Oxfam India
Location: New Delhi, Initially
Last Date: March 22, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12358.shtml

HIV/AIDS Specialist

UNICEF
Location: Patna
Last Date: March 19, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12317.shtml

Human Resources Officer
UNICEF
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 19, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12318.shtml

Administration Co-ordinator
Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF)
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 18, 2009

http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12312.shtml

HR Professional
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 22, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12311.shtml

Assistant Manager/Manager-Programmes

CRY - Child Rights and You
Location: Various
Last Date: April 4, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12310.shtml

Administrative Assistant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Location: New Delhi

Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12287.shtml

Programme Manager
Partners in Prosperity / Unitus
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: March 25, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12262.shtml

Assistant Coordinator - EEU
Centre for Science and Environment
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: April 2, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12264.shtml

Senior Consultant and Sr. Team Members
Pragya
Location: Gurgaon

Last Date: March 25, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12174.shtml

Director
Arogya Agam
Location: Aundipatty, Theni
District, Tamil Nadu

Last Date: March 31, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12150.shtml

Social Development Expert
Arghyam
Location: Mulbagal, Karnataka
Last Date: March 24, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12147.shtml

Public Health Engineer
Arghyam
Location: Mulbagal, Karnataka
Last Date: March 24, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12148.shtml

PSU Program Co-ordinator

Arghyam
Location: Mulbagal, Karnataka
Last Date: March 24, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12149.shtml

Project Coordinator (Finance)
Financial Management Service Foundation
Location: NOIDA

Last Date: March 20, 2009
http://216.119.85.221/artman2/publish/indian-jobs/article_12099.shtml

Development Dynamics, Embrace Culture to Embrace the Cause

March 6, 2009

Many development agencies from America & Europe are doing extraordinary work in many strife torn countries of Africa and Asia. There well intentioned efforts are often met with resistance from the populace, prisoners of in age old culture and customs. They consider any community development activity to be an encroachment into their well protected domain.
Any community development or capacity building activity has to be conceived staying within and respecting the cultural parameters. Cause can never be divorced from the culture. Africa & Asia are comprised of many religious and non-religious groups. The major religious cultures are Muslim, Christians (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and others), ethnic religionist, non-Christian, Hindu and Baha’i.
If you are working on Gender Based Violence eradication program, or HIV awareness program, you need to be very careful. Each religion, each ethnic group needs a different approach to tackle the same problem. Some groups may not be open to outsiders redressing their problems. They have their own inbuilt system of redressing grievance. Some other groups may not like awareness programs being conducted for their girls, & women. Some Muslim groups strictly implement Shariat rules which place restrictions on the movements & dress code for women.
It is always better to meet and take into confidence the tribe or village head and involve him in the activities, and follow his advice. Many organizations which haven’t followed this have faced revolt from the communities and consequently failed in their programs.
I feel that before embarking on a program of rehabilitation. It is always necessary to make a detailed study about the region the culture the people. The geographic and demographic intelligence play an important role in the success of any capacity building and development program.

Shyam

Food For Thought

February 25, 2009
Shiny apple

Shiny apple

food for thought

There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back into the forest. He sniffed the apples and smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood, but they were beautiful, and when the other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter
. He admired his new possessions proudly as he wandered the jungle. They glistened red in the sun, and seemed perfect to him. He became so attached to them, that he didn’t even notice his hunger at first. A fruit tree reminded him of his hunger, but he felt the apples in his hands. He couldn’t bear to set them down to reach for the fruit. In fact, he couldn’t relax, either, if he was to defend his apples. A proud, but less happy monkey continued to walk along the forest trails.
The apples felt heavy, and at one point the poor little monkey thought about leaving them behind. He was tired, hungry, and he couldn’t climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. What if he just let go? Letting go of such valuable things seemed crazy, but what else could he do? He was so tired. Seeing the next fruit tree, and smelling its fruit was enough. He dropped the wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again.
Like that little monkey, we sometimes carry things that seem too valuable to let go. Shiny wooden apples leave us tired and hungry for a better life. Still, letting go seems crazy. Even our worries are sacred apples – they prove we are “doing everything we can.” We hold onto them compulsively.

Shyam

Let’s Help Build Ladders out of Poverty

February 12, 2009



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Creating Ladders of Opportunity for Unskilled Workers.

Just pause to give a thought for our less privilaged fellow human beings.

Changes in the global economy have the potential to leave unskilled workers behind if they are not given opportunities to develop skills and engage in enterprise.
The current trends toward greater deregulation, privatization and integration of the global economy affect the labor market. In the developed world, unskilled workers find their jobs are slowly being replaced by new technology or outsourced to low income countries.
According to the UN International Labor Organization (ILO), lifting unskilled workers out of poverty will require “creating new cycles of opportunity and local wealth creation” that “respect the opinions of poor people.”
“People in poverty go through each day with the will to survive, but without the support and possibilities to move up the ladder of opportunity,” says the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia. “Imagine where their efforts could take them if that ladder were in place. Our common responsibility is to help put it there.”

Let Us Help build ladders out of poverty.

Best wishes,
shyam