Organization Development (OD)

SeSTA has a group based review and feedback mechanism and system for collecting feedback from
community and stakeholders. Through yearly workshops, we continuously engage to streamline our
internal processes, facilitate cross learning among colleagues, reinforce our commitment to
collective leadership and most importantly, strengthen our resolve to work with the poorest
communities in rural Northeast India effectively and efficiently. SeSTA also has a prevention of
Sexual Harassment at work place policy and the Internal Complaints Committee.

Human Resources Development

SeSTA’s HR model is a “reverse pyramid” model. The general aspiration today is move from rural
areas to towns and cities. In SeSTA, we believe that development of villages is equally important as
cities and towns. This development is only possible if enough opportunities are triggered in our rural
areas. And to initiate this trigger, SeSTA places professional field teams who embed and work
directly with the community in remote villages.
SeSTA’s continuous training programmes for staff focus on enhancing human, technical and
conceptual capabilities required by each role in the four broad arenas of work, viz. personal
application and growth, grassroots transformation, organization roles, and building strategic
alliances. SeSTA also has collaborations with Azim Premji University (APU) to groom professionals on
various aspects and paradigms of development. It organizes a yearly practice of “Retreats” for its
employees to enable introspective discussions and decisions for personal, organizational and
professional growth.
Given the dearth of professional talent to work in rural Northeast India, SeSTA has initiated an
Executive Traineeship Programme (ETP) to attract human resource in the development sector. Every
year, under SeSTa’s Executive Traineeship Programme (ETP), trainees are recruited and groomed
through a systematic process from various institutions, into development professionals through
praxis method under the guidance of experienced mentors.

Management Information System (MIS)

SeSTA has an online MIS which is fed by real time tablet based data application. Community Cadres
(CC) collect data from each family and upload the same on an online platform. Against each family,
particular livelihoods intervention is captured with all the details. SeSTA has a Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning (MEL) system based on its Theory of Change (ToC).