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Programme Associate

Location: Chennai
Remuneration: Based on experience
Email: jobs.prajnya@gmail.com
Deadline: January 5, 2021

Prajnya, a not-for-profit working in the space of gender equality and peace education, is looking for a dynamic person with a proven/emerging portfolio of diverse skill sets to help it in executing and scaling up its programmes.

You are expected to support us in:

Programmes & Operations

  • Support the execution of projects and programmes/events from start to finish;
  • Plan and oversee the hosting of ‘The Prajnya Gender Talks’ seminar series every month;
  • Coordinate with partner organisations; undertake event management, oversee logistics and coordinate with vendors, as and when required;
  • Manage interns and volunteers;
  • Support fundraising, as and when required;
  • Act as focal point for internal and external stakeholders.

Communications

  • Promote Prajnya programmes and events;
  • Create content (text and video) for social media channels such as (and not restricted to) YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Support developing newsletters & annual report;
  • Manage posts and blogs and maintain proactive presence on the organisation’s social media channels.

Training

  • Develop new leads, and follow-up on existing leads for gender-related and peace education training;
  • Coordinate scheduling, logistics and other support for training;
  • Help plan new training modules.

We hope you:

  • Have a strong work ethic and the energy for work-sprints;
  • Are self-motivated and able to stay connected with a team in multiple locations;
  • Can work with discipline and focus whether from home or the office, independently or in collaboration;
  • Have excellent communication skills (spoken and written) in English and Tamil;
  • Enjoy interacting with people;
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills;
  • Are punctual, patient, systematic, meticulous, and persistent;
  • Are willing to learn and grow with us;
  • Have a sense of humour.

We are looking for:

  • A graduate/postgraduate with a degree in any discipline;
  • A person with some knowledge of, interest in and commitment to gender and human rights issues;
  • A person with previous work experience (1-2 years) of working in the non-profit sector and managing small projects;
  • A person with basic design skills (using Canva/PowerPoint etc.);
  • A person who is looking for meaningful work that makes a difference.

Experience in proposal, report writing, creating and editing videos are a bonus!

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted only over email to jobs.prajnya@gmail.com and must be submitted by Jan 5, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered, and they must include:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page (one side), stating why you are interested in this position and how it will serve your career goals.
  • Your c.v., and a list of three references and their contact information.
  • A writing sample of no more than 500 words.
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