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Vacancy with Marine Turtle Programme @ Dakshin Foundation

Opportunity with Dakshin’s Marine Turtle Programme

We  invite  applications  from  prospective  candidates  for  a  post  coordinating  the  marine  turtle research  and  conservation  projects  executed  by  Dakshin  Foundation.  The  project  also  has established and helps coordinate the activities of the Turtle Action Group (TAG), a network of over twenty  non‐governmental  organisations  from  around  India,  working  towards  the conservation of sea turtles as well as coastal and marine habitats.

Roles & responsibilities:
•  Coordinate  the  activities  of  all  marine  turtle  research  and  conservation programmes  of Dakshin Foundation and facilitating the functioning of  the TAG
•  Maintain  existing  grant  proposals  and  assist  in  the  preparation  of  reports  for  the programme
•  Assist in the organization of TAG meetings and workshops
•  Assist in the preparation, development and distribution of educational material
•  Update and maintain websites related to the network
•  Maintenance of accounts and administration, including preparation of financial reports

Qualifications:
A Masters degree in any branch of Natural or Social Sciences, with 1  –  2 years experience in project management.  The  candidate  should  have  an  interest  in  conservation  and  education.  Excellent communication  skills  are  a  priority.  Applicants  with  experience  in  education  and  outreach programmes  will  be  preferred.  Knowledge  of  Indesign,  Photoshop,  Illustrator  and  Website (WordPress) and content development skills will be an added asset.

Remuneration: Depending on qualifications and experience, in line with our internal standards

Location: This  is  largely  based in Bangalore but  will involve some travel to project  sites to interact with TAG members.

Application process:
To apply, submit a brief CV along with a cover letter (not exceeding one page) summarising why you  would  be  a  suitable  candidate  for  this  position.  Candidates  are  also  required  to  provide  the names of two referees along with their contact details in the CV.    Please email your application to Muralidharan  Manoharakrishnan,  Programme  Officer,  Dakshin  Foundation  (email: muralim86@gmail.com and cc: kshanker@gmail.com) on or before 15th February 2017.

This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified; interested individuals are  therefore requested to apply immediately.

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Field Coordinator @ Prajayatna

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Field Coordinator Project: Improving anganwadis in Bangalore Urban
Reports to: Project Coordinator Place : Bangalore Urban

Summary of Position:

The current role will be responsible for coordination and implementation of all the activities in the Anganwadi. The role will require the execution of multiple activities like empowerment of angawadi teachers, strengthening the capacities of the representatives of the anganwadi level parents organisations, observation of anganwadis centres etc. It will also require undertaking teacher training. The role will have multiple interface with stakeholders related to NGOs, community members, elected representatives, Volunteers and Government Officials.

About the Project:

About 50 Government anganwadis of Bangalore Urban will be developed to ensure quality pre school education and health for all children. The project duration is expected to be around 1-3 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Teacher training
  • Onsite support for anganwadi through visits and interaction with teachers and children
  • Strengthening the Bal Vikas Samithis of the Centres
  • Ensuring implementation of activities planned for the development of the Centres
  • Conducting workshops and orientation for the parents of the children belonging to the Centres
  • Working with the supervisors of the Department.
  • Documentation of processes

Required Qualification& Experience:

Any Graduate or PG with a background in ECCE/education. Freshers may also apply.

Skills:

  • Communication skills – Kannada is compulsory (both spoken and written) with some knowledge of English as well.
  • Ability to travel widely in the field
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholders like community women, government officials, teachers, community leaders, elected representatives
  • Ability to learn and find solutions for problems on a continuous and consistent basis.
  • Knowledge of MS Office

Salary: Fresher/ experienced person – 15000/month to 20000/month

Write to: mary@prajayatna.in

 

 

 

Data Analyst @learning matters

Functional Area – Data Analytics

Job Summary:

A Data Analyst conducts statistical research analyses by developing research protocols, compiling data, managing data bases, analysing data using specialized statistical computer programs, and presenting research results in numerical and graphic formats.

What is expected?:

  • Setup data capture formats, models, tools and processes
  • Prepare and transform data for analysis
  • Conduct data analysis using IRT item analysis, Rasch model, correlation and regression analysis, reliability and validity analysis, norms development, factor and cluster analysis etc.
  • Generate required Reports including graphs, tables and charts
  • Interpret and convey the results to the appropriate stake holders
  • Work with different set of stakeholders to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across a variety of product areas

Desired Skills

  • Expertise in analysis and modelling of educational assessments and question items
  • Expert in programming for statistical analysis (preferred R expertise)
  • Expert in predictive modelling and analytics
  • Expert in deriving actionable analytics
  • Expert Knowledge of statistical modelling, regression, data mining, SAS/ SPSS
  • Research and provide insight into leading analytical practices, design, and statistical techniques
  • Research, design, implement and validate cutting-edge analytics/ out-come from data to achieve targeted outcomes

write to  gowri.mahesh@learningmatters.xyz

‘NSRCEL Social’ – Incubating Change-Makers

NSRCEL Social

Incubating ChangeMakers

NSRCEL has been a centre of entrepreneurial excellence at IIM Bangalore incubating, supporting and seeding commercial ventures since 2002. We have touched over 15000 entrepreneurs over the years, actively incubating 67 ventures that have created over 4500 jobs and cumulatively stand at a billion dollar valuation in 2016.

‘NSRCEL Social’ plans to leverage our experience to incubate successful not-for-profit social impact ventures in collaboration with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The Incubator is being shaped by an advisory committee comprising of established non-profit and business leaders, and esteemed faculty of IIM Bangalore.

The Social Incubator aims to address the lack of an effective support system for early stage non-profit organisations in areas of funding, legal advisory services and operations. It will nurture select early-stage organizations over the next two years, helping them become world-class non-profits that deliver impact with the help of growing pool of philanthropic and CSR funds invested in them.

We look forward to meeting our first batch of changemakers.

Are you one of them? 

If you are a registered Not-For-Profit Organization working on solving a problem that affects Urban India in the areas of Education, Livelihood, Health and Financial Inclusion, we would love to hear from you. You are welcome to reach out to us with your ideas as well on NSRCEL@iimb.ernet.in

Applications are open till 31st January and we look forward to meeting you!

(Application Link : https://goo.gl/forms/WShPD0rZQftWS5qj1)

(Website Link : http://nsrcel.org/nsrcelsocial/)

Drama therapy – “Positively Shameless”

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A very interesting play ‘ POSITIVELY SHAMELESS‘ on child sexual abuse using drama therapy processes is organised at Rangasthala Auditorium, MG Road, (Metro Station Complex). Please look at the attached flyer for details.

SHOWS IN BANGALORE- Feb 3rd and 4th. Please do visit their FB page “Positively Shameless” for more details, photos etc.

They are also planning shows in Hyderabad at the end of February.

Vacancies at Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School

Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has urgent openings for part time Research Assistant and Full Time Programme Assistant (both contractual) for the programme on Right to Food. Please write to neetusharma@nls.ac.in for applying and any clarifications.

A Film about ‘SOLAR POWERED THINGS IN NEED OF REPAIR’ by APU Alumni

A SHORT FILM ABOUT SOLAR POWERED THINGS IN NEED OF REPAIR

Solar energy is transforming the lives of people around the world who live without access to electricity. But what happens to the solar revolution when technology breaks down? The Solar Fix is a short film that follows the afterlives of solar technology across three villages in the Indian state of Odisha. Access to solar repair services and spare parts is the hidden challenge facing customers and small businesses across South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.The film was made to support Urjaa Samadhan, a social enterprise that connects last mile solar repair and maintenance services in rural India.

PRODUCED BY –  Jamie Cross

FUNDED BY  – The University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science with technical and logistical support from Scene.

STORYBOARD AND TREATMENT BY – Felix Varghese and Goutham Varrier – [APU Alumni M A Dev 2011-13]

 

Why Gandhi is relevant today?

Source: http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31806&articlexml=Write-why-Gandhi-is-relevant-today-and-win-22012017005028

Here’s an opportunity for those who believe in the Gandhian philosophy to attend the Gandhi International Conference in London.The fellowship for the youth is organized by the University College London (UCL) to mark the 70th year of Indian Independence and the United Kingdom’s celebration of the UKIndia Year of Culture.

The applicants must write a 1,000-word essay on `Why is Gandhi relevant in the 21st century and how can he be made more relevant?’ and submit it by February 19, 2017. The essays will be rated by a panel of experts and the five winners will be selected by March 1.

Narinder Kapur, visiting professor of neuropsychology at the research department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology in the University College Lon don, told TOI: “The five winners will be awarded the Gandhi Fellowship worth £1,000 to cover travel, visa and three night’s accommodation in London and take part in the conference. The essays will be displayed at the Gandhi Exhibition in London conference.“

The objective is to raise awareness on the London conference in India and its Gandhian themes, and encourage Indian youth to express their ideas. “The conference will explore how the Gandhian values and ideals can be made relevant to the current issues, so that we can make the world a better place,“ said Prof Kapur.

The event include talks by experts from across the world, exhibition of frugal innovation healthcare items and unique photographs of Gandhiji, and interactive sessions like Gandhi Quiz, Citizenship Quiz, Altruism Quiz and Moral Judgments Quiz.

 

Young Professionals @ National Career Service – Min. of Labour & Employment, Govt of India

National Career Service  (NCS)  is a unique initiative  launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment,  Government  of  India.  NCS  is  conceived  with  the  intent  of providing  holistic career services to the Indian population by providing a pan-India, cohesive, easily accessible, platform that brings the varied needs of the modern jobseeker under one roof. The NCS also provides career guidance and facilitates employment for individuals regardless of what stage of their career they may be in.

Young Professionals programme:
The Government of India  is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to develop their  professional careers as motivated and futuristic individuals who can successfully drive, achieve and sustain the objectives of the National Career Service
This Young Professional allocation seeks  to utilize the knowledge, energy and  fresh way of
thinking  of  the  young  social  leaders  to  help  better  transform  the  emerging  landscape  of employment services and career counselling in India
It is planned that each Model Career Centre will have one Young Professional designated onsite for a span of three years

http://www.ncsyoungprofessionals.in/

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Program Manager @ Profugo Social Ventures Pvt Ltd.

PROFUGO CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT

Program Manager Position Description

Profugo is a grassroots development organization involved in International Development. Our mission is to provide communities with access to tools and resources that enable them to build a better quality of life. Our vision is creating a world where brighter futures are possible because all communities have equal access to a better quality of life.

We use our Center of Development model as a channel in which to work alongside a community to generate social change that is sustainable, cost efficient, and long lasting. Our Center of Development model is a three pronged approach to positive community development that focuses on Health & Wellness, Human Development, and Social Capital. Profugo cultivates the expertise, training and resources of individuals and organizations to build the capacity of our Center of Development and generate social change. Our goal is to solve social problems by executing a sustainable business model.

Profugo is currently recruiting for a Program Manager at Profugo’s Center of Development in Wayanad, Kerala.  Candidates should be dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial with proven leadership skills.  Excellent communication and documentation skills are essential.  Fluency in Malayalam and English are required.

Salary based on experience.

Responsibilities:

Staff Management
  • Assists in the hiring, training and orientation of new hires,
  • Supports in the management, support, and development of staff,
  • Supports management of staff work responsibilities and work performance,
COD Program Management
  • Supports efforts in data collection and new program development,
  • Supports management of ongoing programs,
  • Supports efforts in the monitoring and evaluations of programs,
  • Organizes staff and resources to meet program objectives,
Reporting & Communication
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings,
  • Supports internal communications among staff and builds positive organizational culture,
  • Conducts weekly status meetings with Profugo’s Executives,
  • Provides timely updates and reports,
Administration
  • Supports COD financial transactions,
  • Supports COD book-keeping, annual audits, and other financial reporting,
  • Responsibilities in developing and submitting cost estimates and budget proposals,
Outreach & Networking
  • Networks with outside agencies, organizations, and government offices applicable to Profugo’s development programs,
  • Develops and maintains relationships with experts, notable individuals, and community leaders on Profugo’s behalf,
  • Develops rapport with community members on Profugo’s behalf.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to GetInvolved@Profugo.org