Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Founded by Ela Bhatt in 1972, the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) works to empower poor women in India’s informal economy by equipping them with the personal confidence, community support, and practical tools necessary to fulfill their needs and exercise their rights. With over 2 million active members across fifteen states, SEWA is a nationwide movement, as well as one of India’s largest and oldest nonprofit organizations.
SEWA is set apart by its ability to integrate state- and national-level strategies with grassroots values and priorities. Through its close ties to an extensive, diverse, and multigenerational network of members, SEWA brings women together into a supportive network, tailors its wide range of large-scale development programs to specific community needs at the local level, and provides both capacity building support and a national platform for women on the ground to voice their concerns and advocate for their rights at the highest levels of policy and industry.
Through its philosophy of women’s empowerment, and its vision of securing self-reliance and full employment for one of India’s most vulnerable populations, SEWA unifies members across cultural, geographic, and linguistic lines to bring about sustainable, inclusive change from the ground up. Comprising a nationwide network of over 100 autonomous grassroots organizations,
SEWA is coordinated by its national office, SEWA Bharat (www.sewabharat.org).
SEWA Bharat is undertaking a 3-year USAID funded programme called W-GDP: Building Resilient Women Entrepreneurs, to address the needs of women-owned collective social enterprises and women micro-entrepreneurs as part of COVID-19 preparedness and response.
The COVID-19 pandemic has majorly impacted all businesses, especially women owned enterprises, who are either incurring income losses due to the recurring lockdowns, and/or are faced with additional burden of domestic chores. With supply chains being affected, and demand dwindling, these enterprises continue to pay fixed costs like salaries and rents forcing grave losses.
This programme aims to provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs to help them gain better access to markets, finance and assets. In particular, SEWA Bharat recognizes that the women will need extra resources to overcome the backsliding they faced during the lockdown. Training will assist women to use new tools and approaches for entrepreneurship through training in digital literacy and by linking women with e-commerce opportunities and digital market information.
The specific objectives of the programme are as follows:
We are seeking a suitable candidate for the role of the Communications Coordinator, who will be responsible for designing and anchoring the communications, advocacy and outreach plan for the program and ensure that program learnings are promoted on as many portals and mediums as possible. He/She will work with the state teams to coordinate and support their outreach strategy and work. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Project Coordinator and the Research Manager.
The Communications Coordinator will be part of the SEWA Bharat’s Communication team and would also be responsible to ensure alignment with the organization’s work and strategy to reflect SEWA’s on-going work. Specific activities include the following:
Salary and Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience.
Key Skills and Qualifications
Delhi, (with travel to various project locations across the 10 states).
Email a resume, cover letter to email@example.com. Please include specific details of your most recent salary. Preference would be given to female candidates and ready to commit to the tenure of the project.
Last Date to Apply
15 days from the date of advertisement.