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Rural Technology Project Head in India for 7 months [#permalink]
17 Apr 2012, 22:35
Desta is looking to hire a lead for a rural technology research project. Our project goal is to research the minimum technological tools that meet the criteria for accessing, communicating, and displaying information in rural areas.
This might be a perfect project for prospective MBA candidates to boost your profile or spend sometime doing very different stuff before going through the rigors of a Bschool.
Project Goal: Our project goal is to research the minimum technological tools that meet the criteria for accessing, communicating, and displaying information in rural areas.
Project Description: Desta seeks to determine effective, affordable, scalable solutions for sharing and receiving information in rural communities. Desta reasons that to do this will require tools for sending and receiving information (smart phone, netbook, computer, etc) and tools for presenting information (projector, DVD players and TVs, netbooks, etc). When the best solution is found, Desta believes that it can have a significant impact on alleviating poverty through providing cost effective expertise in agriculture, animal husbandry, health, education and financial services previously unavailable in low income and rural communities.
Project Partners/Funders: Halloran Energy Fund of RSF Finance, BAIF Development Research Foundation
Duration of project: Seven Months
Identify the technology tools to test in villages
Conduct extensive testing of these technology tools packages with Desta village managers
Find out the most cost effective packages to provide any expert service in villages
Author and publish a research paper on the findings
Needs to have experience working with technology tools such as smartphones, tablets, projects, DVD players, etc.
Should be aware of new developments and possible future developments in such technology tools space
Experience in publishing research reports on such technology projects is preferred
Experience working in villages in preferred
Strong analytical ability is a must
Computer Science or Information Technology graduate/undergraduate from a tier 1 engineering school
Requirement: Immediate, Full time
Location: Wardha, Maharashtra
Compensation: Competitive, but cannot be the primary driver. We are looking for people extremely passionate about using technology to solve social problems
The problems that DESTA is solving are very complex and have remained largely unsolved in many parts of the world. So, if you have the enthusiasm, competence, and perseverance to solve the above problem to have a huge social impact around the world, please send in your resume with cover letter to info at destaglobal dot com with the label <Technology> in the subject of the email.