About the Role
About the Fellowship
The Prime Sauramandala Rural Entrepreneurship Fellowship (PSREF) program is envisioned to build an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and pre-incubation at the district and block level in rural Meghalaya. Utilising the power of collaboration and partnership, the fellowship aims to plug various critical gaps persistent in rural Meghalaya like the lack of educated human capital in rural Meghalaya, the unawareness of entrepreneurship support mechanisms and the general inclination toward government jobs. It aims towards creating block-wise champions among the youth who can carry the entrepreneurship thought and spirit forward in their communities.
About PRIME Meghalaya
The Promotion and Incubation of Market-driven Enterprises (PRIME) is a comprehensive program of the Government of Meghalaya that looks at enterprise promotion and incubation in a holistic manner.
Sauramandala Foundation is a non-profit established in 2018 with a focus on improving economic and social indicators in remote, vulnerable and disconnected communities through collaborative action.
What you will do as a fellow
Understand the scenario of entrepreneurship in the allocated block
Conduct surveys, discussions etc to gather data
Design surveys, PRA tools etc for data collection
Analysis of the data
Identify gaps and problem statements
Conduct periodic workshops and community events where issues are discussed
Design solutions based on identified problem statements
Co-design solutions with communities and through partnerships with other organisations & agencies
Iterate and build based on pilot results
Co-create business plans and models
Prepare schedules, budgets, proposals, work plans etc as required
Provide handholding support to entrepreneurs
Conduct need assessments
Support the entrepreneurs in supply & value chain management, market linkages, and branding & marketing.
Organise events such as workshops, skill sessions, or new experiences relevant to the capacity building of the entrepreneurs
Capacity Building & Skilling
Communicate with the fellowship team on the requirement of any capacity-building support,
Consult with on-boarded experts and other relevant stakeholders on planned projects,
Share learnings & insights from the field with co-fellows, associates & core fellowship team.
Communication, Reporting & Operations
Provide reports to the fellowship team as instructed,
Attend review workshops/ team meetings and brainstorming sessions as and when communicated by the fellowship team
Share insights and reports with government line departments as needed,
Provide communication collaterals like case stories/ photographs & footage from the field as asked by the fellowship team,
Support the fellowship team in arranging for field visits of funders/ project partners or other relevant stakeholders as communicated to.
The following are the minimum eligibility criteria for application to the PRIME fellowship program.
Postgraduate or equivalent in any discipline OR Undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in relevant fields OR have completed a full cycle of any recognised fellowship program
Should be between the ages of 27-35 years at the time of application
Excellent writing and editing skills in English with working knowledge of Hindi.
Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and demonstrated ability to review and prioritise work independently and effectively
Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management.
Ability to maintain a calm and positive attitude and to work productively with heavy workloads, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines.