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The Potential for Transformation Through MGNREGS | NGOBOX

The Potential for Transformation Through MGNREGS | NGOBOX | Social sector jobs | Scoop.it

In Kuira, effective people’s planning and monitoring at the panchayat level has ensured the completion of several useful public works under MGNREGS, quick payment of wages, and a substantial fall in distress migration from the village

Nirasho Gope, a landless labourer, and her daughter have worked for 70 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) this year. At one time Nirasho used to detest working under the MGNREGS because payments were always delayed. Now her top priority is to finish her 100 days of work by March, which is a right under the MGNREG Act. The Rs 8,400 she has earned thus far has helped her family steer clear of the abject poverty cycle. Like Nirasho, there are many people in Kuira who see the scheme as a way to earn money and improve conditions in their village.

Although the present state of the MGNREGS, a massive social welfare scheme from the government, is not very encouraging in Jharkhand, a slow and steady revolution has been taking place in the tribal village of Kuira in Jaipur panchayat, Hatgamharia block, West Singbhum district.

Corruption in MGNREGA implementation is a stark reality in Jharkhand. Lack of accountability at all levels of governance and implementation has resulted in so much cynicism that people have stopped questioning the system. Years of exploitation of tribals has taken away their voice. Middlemen bichaulias are an integral part of the system and everyone, including the people of Kuira, had got used to the nexus of middlemen and corrupt bureaucrats. They knew that work would never be completed and that they would not get their wages on time. They also knew that to get any work they had to hand over their job cards to the middlemen. No one questioned the [bichaulias] and mates about discrepancies in wages or lack of worksite facilities. “[NREGA toh marega]” was how they dismissed the scheme. To them, it was just another government scheme for the creation of large ponds, wells and kutcha roads.

In the absence of any panchayati raj institution in Jharkhand, planning and implementation were carried out by the local bureaucracy. The entire process was top-down.

Then, in 2010, Jharkhand witnessed panchayat elections after a gap of 30 years. The biggest challenge was to decentralise the decision-making and financial authority. Indeed, the devolution of decision-making powers from the local bureaucracy to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) has not been smooth.

The MGNREGA aims to make asset-creation demand-driven and to strengthen decentralisation. The gram panchayat is the pivotal body for implementation at the village level. Following an awareness campaign by the NGO PRADAN, the people of Kuira realised that they had the power and right to decide the nature of MGNREGS works undertaken in their village. Participatory planning by people around the available land and water resources led to the formation of a comprehensive village-level plan.

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European Commission Call for Proposals: Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources by Sep 25, 2012 | NGOBOX

European Commission Call for Proposals: Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources by Sep 25, 2012 | NGOBOX | Social sector jobs | Scoop.it

The European Commission under the Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP) has issued this call for proposals to support civil society efforts in developing countries to address environmental and natural management issues.

The present call will focus on themes that fall under two Priority areas of the Thematic Strategy ENRTP referred to below:

ENRTP Priority 1: Climate change and sustainable energy

ENRTP Priority 2: Environment for development

ENRTP Priority 1 / Lot 1: Climate Change mitigation, in particular REDD

The types of actions which are eligible under this lot are the following:

Actions that support partnerships between civil society and private sector that prevent or reduce deforestation and forest degradation in investments in large scale agricultural commodities.

Actions that promote independent monitoring by in-country civil society of REDD+ investments and the application of REDD+ safeguards8, based on national best practice where this exists.

Actions that develop effective links in practice between national FLEGT and REDD+ processes, with regards to stakeholder processes, monitoring, improved governance and law enforcement as well as legal reforms.

ENRTP Priority 2 / Lot 2: Biodiversity

Type of actions eligible for financing include:

Developing legal, policy and institutional frameworks to enable sustainable financing of parks agencies.

Developing Public-Private-Partnerships or community-run management plans to ensure the long term financial stability of protected areas and green infrastructures.

Mobilizing private funding through innovative financial mechanisms by fostering biodiversity entrepreneurship and enabling biodiversity entrepreneurs to experiment, invest and expand creative economic activities such as Payment for Ecosystem Services, markets for green products, business biodiversity partnerships, ecotourism and new forms of charity.

Developing Access and Benefit-Sharing Policy for Protected Areas to help managers maximise the potential gains from biodiversity research and prospecting.

ENRTP Priority 2 / Lot 3 Forest Governance and FLEGT

Type of actions eligible for financing:

Implementation of the EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade) Action Plan.

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http://www.ngobox.org/jobs.html?jID=632

http://www.ngobox.org/jobs.html?jID=632 | Social sector jobs | Scoop.it

About the organisation

Cipla known for its innovative pharmaceutical products backed by latest in technology and creative marketing practices. It is among the top pharma companies in the country.

Responsibilities

Serve as internal resource and external representative on CSR issues.
Craft strategy implementation plans, and be held accountable for results of CSR Activities.
Manage CSR reporting process, communications (Internal & External) working with Voluntary organizations for betterment of the society.
Work for Education, Agriculture, Health, Education of the underprivileged, Tree plantation etc.
Start some fellowships to the needy for education or social activities. (Scholarships to the economically backward village school children)
With the help of local health centers, NGO\'s, Doctors of some voluntary organization arrange Health - Heart, Eye, Dental and General check up camps, Blood donation camps; HIV/AIDS awareness camps & Awareness camps on TB, Malaria and other epidemic diseases that generally devastate the community health.

Qualification /Experience:

Candidates with MSW qualification will be preferred

1 - 2 Years experience in Human resource, CSR Activities, Implementation Plans

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Call for applications for the Japan Water Forum Fund 2012 for Grassroot NGOs by July 25, 2012 | NGOBOX

Call for applications for the Japan Water Forum Fund 2012 for Grassroot NGOs by July 25, 2012 | NGOBOX | Social sector jobs | Scoop.it

The Japan Water Forum is pleased to invite grass-roots organizations in developing countries to apply for the Japan Water Forum Fund (JWF Fund) 2012. We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

What kind of projects can be awarded the grants from JWF Fund 2012?

Only projects planned and faithfully implemented to solve the current water and sanitation problems by grass-roots organizations in developing countries will be considered.
These projects include, for example:

- Installation of rainwater-harvesting tanks, ponds or digging wells;
- Development of small scale water supply systems;
- Building new toilets and upgrading existing sanitation facilities;
- Prevention of water-related disasters projects;
- Establishment and encouragement of water-efficient irrigation;
- Solving gender issues on water and sanitation;
- Water environment restoration activities.

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About the organisation

Cipla known for its innovative pharmaceutical products backed by latest in technology and creative marketing practices. It is among the top pharma companies in the country.

Responsibilities

Serve as internal resource and external representative on CSR issues.
Craft strategy implementation plans, and be held accountable for results of CSR Activities.
Manage CSR reporting process, communications (Internal & External) working with Voluntary organizations for betterment of the society.
Work for Education, Agriculture, Health, Education of the underprivileged, Tree plantation etc.
Start some fellowships to the needy for education or social activities. (Scholarships to the economically backward village school children)
With the help of local health centers, NGO\'s, Doctors of some voluntary organization arrange Health - Heart, Eye, Dental and General check up camps, Blood donation camps; HIV/AIDS awareness camps & Awareness camps on TB, Malaria and other epidemic diseases that generally devastate the community health.

Qualification /Experience:

Candidates with MSW qualification will be preferred

1 - 2 Years experience in Human resource, CSR Activities, Implementation Plans

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Multiple- Consultants/Sr Consultants
EdCIL (GoI Enterprise)
New Delhi

Requirement of Consultants and Support Staff on contract basis The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NSPE), popularly known as the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, is one of the major initiatives of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to achieve Universalisation of Elementary Education in the country. With the extension of Mid-Day Meal Programme to Upper Primary Stage, Mid-Day Meal Programme is now one of the flagship Programmes of Govt. of India. This Programme, therefore, requires close monitoring and evaluation through internal and external monitoring, supervision, guidance, and integration of various activities at all levels based on the advise of experts in the area of Planning, Monitoring, Supervision, Evaluation, Impact Studies, Documentation, Nutrition, Inclusive Education for Children, Media etc.

A National Support Group to support the Scheme has been established under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by EdCIL (India) Limited to perform these vital tasks. EdCIL wishes to engage the services of highly experienced and qualified professionals as Consultants and Support Staff for National Support Group, purely on contract basis.

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