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Job vacancy : Principal for a CBSE school in Tamil Nadu

This is about a job vacancy for the role of a Principal of Honey Bunch School. They are looking for someone dynamic, committed, with a B.Ed qualification and atleast 8 years of teaching experience (as CBSE mandates). The school is affiliated to CBSE and is located in the beautiful town of Pollachi, that is nestled at the foothills of the Western Ghats.

If you or anyone you may know is looking for a Principal’s role and meets the requirements, please do connect with Alagammai at ale.meyy@gmail.com.

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Job vacancy for Research Associate, Education with The Centre for Equity Studies(CES)

Vacancy Position – Research Associate, Education
Job Code: RA
Location: New Delhi, India
Type of employment:  Contractual
Duration: 12 months (extendable, based on funding), full-time
About the Job:
The Centre for Equity Studies (CES) is looking for a Research Associate for preparation of pedagogic materials and guides for university teachers and students based on chapters from the India Exclusion Report, the flagship annual publication brought out by the organisation. The candidate will also be expected to provide assistance to the director with research around several themes, including the history of communal violence in independent India; nationalism and secularism; hunger and the right to food; urban homelessness; unorganized labour; rural and urban poverty; and human rights. The candidate will be expected to provide research support around themes of exclusion, labour rights, unemployment, land rights etc, as the research team might require from time to time.
Responsibilities:
1.     The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to help prepare pedagogic materials and guides for university teachers and students based on chapters from our annual publication The India Exclusion Report.
2. Assisting the director in secondary research, as required and writing sections of the chapter(s), Article(s), Research Paper(s) around several themes.
3. The research assistant will also be expected to provide editing and research support to the team, or support in organizing events, as allotted by the programme manager from time to time.
4. Other responsibilities:
• Based on interest and previously assigned responsibilities, the candidate will assist with field-based and desk research on the other on-going research projects at CES.
• As and when required, the candidate will also draft proposals to apply for funding for different research projects.
Requirements:
• Potential candidates should have a Master’s degree in Education, Development Studies, public policy social anthropology, sociology or any related social science discipline.
• Candidates with prior experience in preparing education materials, or working in the education sector will be preferred
• Candidates should have 0-3 years of professional experience in the development sector.
• Candidate should have excellent writing skills in English and an understanding of issues related to exclusion and development.
Remuneration:
• Between INR 25,000 – 30,000, based on academic and work-experience, as per the CES pay scale.
Centre for Equity Studies is an equal opportunity and diversity sensitive employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified women and LGBTQ/SC/ST/ Muslims and other minorities and persons with disability candidates for the positions offered.
Please send in your CV, cover letter and a relevant writing sample of 1500-2000 words to centreforequitystudies@gmail.com by 31st March 2017. Mention the job code – “RA, Sankaran Research Unit” in the subject line. If shortlisted, we will contact you by the 5th of April, 2017. Please do not wait for the last date to apply as we will conduct interviews on a rolling basis.

Apply for CMIE Fellowship – Education Delhi Govt

Apply for a fellowship program by Delhi government: Change Makers In Education(CMIE) Fellowship.

Please go through the site and find out interesting domain http://changemakers.delhi.gov.in/

Last date for apply is April 5. They are providing comparatively good remuneration and programs are relevant in Education Field.

Amnesty Apprenticeship Programme 2017

As part of Amnesty International India’s Affirmative Action policy and programme, we are happy to announce the launch of our short-term learning, working and earning Apprenticeship Programme 2017 designed for individuals interested in gaining experience working with a human rights organisation, in different capacities.

We are especially interested in candidates from Dalit or Adivasi communities, persons with disabilities and members of religious minorities groups who can contribute through their experience to the diversity and effectiveness of our workplace.

Details of the Apprenticeship are below:

Duration: Fixed-term for 3 months (Starting 15th April, 2017)

Location: Bangalore

Remuneration: 15,000 per month

Apprentices will be placed in the following teams. Click here to read the scope of work.

  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights Education
  • Women’s Rights
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Rapid Response
  • Media

Application process:

Apply with a one-page cover letter stating suitability and motivations , CV and a filled in Affirmative Action form (attached)  to jobs@amnesty.org.in by 2nd April, 2017; mandatory to mention the ‘Amnesty Apprenticeship programme’ with the TEAM NAME (Human Resources/Human Rights Education/Women’s Rights/Human Rights Defenders/Rapid Response) in the subject line.

Applications without the filled in Affirmative Action Form will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applications will be called for interviews.

Equality Statement:

Amnesty International India is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to building a diverse workplace which is mindful of historical injustice in India. We are especially interested in candidates from Dalit or Adivasi communities and persons with disabilities, religious minorities who can contribute through their experience to the diversity and effectiveness of our workplace.

Equality and diversity are core to our values as an organization. Staff members are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to colleagues from different backgrounds, and value and respect their work.

Affirmative Action Form

‎Amnesty International India recognizes and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to affirmative action. We are especially interested in candidates from Dalit or Adivasi communities, religious minorities and persons with disabilities, who can contribute through their experience to the diversity and effectiveness of our workplace. ‎To help us identify such candidates you are requested to fill out this form.

Position applied for                                                                         :

Name                                                                                                  :

Gender (female/male/transgender/other)                                   :

Member of Scheduled Caste (Yes/No/Do not wish to disclose)         :

Member of Scheduled Tribe (Yes/No/Do not wish to disclose)         :

Religion Atheist/Buddhist/Christian/Hindu/Jain/Muslim/Sikh/Other (please specify)/Do not wish to disclose)                                           :

Do you consider yourself to have a disability? – Yes/No (If yes, please state the type of impairment which applies to you)   :

 

Invitation for conference on tribal education in Dantewada

We are pleased to inform you that we are planning to organise a conference on tribal education in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh sometime in last week of April or any other date that is convenient to most of the participants.

The need for this conference has risen because of central and state governments promoting mega residential schools in tribal areas. For example, the Chhattisgarh state government has recently approved construction of 500 seater residential centres for tribal children in at least three places. It is, therefore, important to deliberate on the need of residential schools (Ashram Shalas) post Right to Education Act, 2009 which guarantees a neighbourhood primary school within one kilometre and middle school within three kilometres of every habitation.

There have also been certain experiments in providing primary education in local tribal languages. They however have fallen short in delivering the required result. It has however been observed that the learnings have been exponential where local teachers, with tribal languages as their mother tongue, have been in charge. Can imparting primary education by native teachers improve learning levels among children is a topic we wish to discuss.

Apart from the abovementioned themes, we are also interested in all the original research related to curriculum, pedagogy and unique field experiences that are relevant to the field practice of education in tribal areas. It would be helpful if you can drop a summary/synopsis of your work by April 10 so that we can take a final call about it.

From our side, we would like to share the outcome of the work we have been doing from past few years, especially Padhe Dantewada-Likhe Dantewada. This is a project to develop basic reading and writing skills among 23,000 children between 7 to 14 years age studying in government primary and middle schools.

A project to retain students between age group 14 to 18 from dropping out of schools has led us to strengthen agriculture education in the district and motivated us to develop a model which links education with various departments of government working in the field of agriculture. This not only ensures practical learning for students, but also makes students aware of the government schemes designed for them. We would like to present the model for your criticism.

In addition, it has been five years since Bachpan Banao began its work in Dantewada. We would like you to be part of the reflection process and help us plan for next five years.

We would therefore like to request you to confirm your availability and participation as soon as possible. We would be grateful if you bear the expense of your travel. However, we are willing to refund the cost by travel by train (3AC) and bus. Boarding and food arrangements would be on us.

You can reach Dantewada via Raipur which is well connected by train and flight. From Raipur sleeper buses are frequently available which would drop you to Dantewada in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can travel via Hyderabad from where Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses leave for Dantewada every evening and reaches Dantewada early next morning.

Looking forward to meet you soon…

Pranith Simha,
Executive Director,
Bachpan Banao
Email: bachpanbano@gmail.com
Contact: 75878-76357

Prakhar Jain,
Fellow,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Email: prakhar@hotmail.co.in
Contact: 94242-93225

 

 

Call for Participation-SOUTH INDIA REGIONAL WORKSHOP On Understanding The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its Implications

RCEP is a proposed trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated between 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region including India that together cover half the world’s population.[1] Launched in November 2012, the 17th round of offical talks took place in Kobe, Japan (26 February to 3 March 2017). The 18 th round of RCEP’s trade negotiations committee will be hosted by the Government of India in either Bangalore or Hyderabad in July 2017. But the key question is what positions should India be taking? RCEP has reached a major turning point as free trade is facing a legitimacy crisis across the world. After USA withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agrement (TPP) (a similar initiative that included many Asian, but also American nations), RCEP remains as the main mega-regional agreement for Asian & Pacific nations. The RCEP agreements are being negotiated behind closed doors; though several components of the texts under negotiation have been leaked online and have been analysed. The analysis indicates that the RCEP negotiations will impact nearly every sector of the economy and all aspects of society. It is therefore important to understand RCEP and its likely impacts. People in India, specially in the Southern region, have already felt the brunt of liberalisation through earlier trade agreements, such as the multilateral WTO, India-ASEAN FTA and other FTAs. They have experienced the surge of imports of oil seeds and cash crops, closure of the machinery and electronics manufacturing sector leading to loss of employment, imports of cheap steel leading to loss of production within the country, increased import dependence for production of pharmaceutical and other goods, and increased cost of medicines due to more stringent patent rules, to name a few.

RCEP could make it worse by further reducing import tariffs on agricultural and manufacuring goods; by further reinforcing the monopoly of pharmaceutical companies; by locking in the role of the private sector in providing essential public services such as healthcare and education; and by widening the scope of an unfair system of dispute resolution in which investors can sue governments for billions of dollars.
The mega regional FTA also raises concerns about pushing ‘WTO-plus’ issues on developing countries. This is when there is evidence of how existing WTO commitments in intellectual property (TRIPS), agriculture (AoA) and investment measures (TRIMS) have adversely impacted policy space and livelihoods. Apart from the global level, RCEP also raises Constitutional challenges at the state level where many of these sectors under negotiation fall under state jurisdiction.
This workshop is being convened in early April to build our collective capacities on trade
agreements in general and RCEP in particular. The workshop will be joined by researchers who have been closely following the negotiations and by representatives of mass organisations in different sectors.

When : Sun-Mon 2-3 April 2017
Where : Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru

Key objectives of the workshop are:
1. Share experience, evidence and analysis on the impacts of existing trade agreements and investment treaties;
2. Discussions on RCEP – its negotiations and sector-wise threats: agriculture, seeds and the right to food, public health and medicines, financial and banking sector, manufacturing and investor protections, the digital economy and e-commerce.
3. Formulating strategies to ensure that trade and investment negotiations are the result of democratic engagement with affected constituencies, state governments and elected representatives.

We invite you to be part of this process and save the dates in your calendar.

Please indicate your interest in joining this important workshop, whether as a co-organisor and as participant. Also, do share this announcement with others in your network. Participation on both days is required.

The programme will be in English language; kindly indicate if you require translations.
The workshop is aimed at people’s groups and local organisations based in South India
– Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puduchery, Karnataka and Telangana.

For more information please get in touch with:
Shalini Bhutani, Forum against FTAs tradetalks2017@gmail.com
Rashmi Munikempanna, KRRS +918762805428/ rashmi.munikempanna@gmail.com

Research Assistant / Research Associate in Tamia (Chhindwada, M.P.) with Eklavya

Eklavya is working with several state governments to develop curriculum, text books and teacher orientation programmes which are contextualised to the requirements of the state.

Eklavya is looking for persons in the role of implementing, documenting and organisation of activities, trials of teaching-learning materials etc at Tamia. This could also involve studies and research in to teaching- learning trajectories of primary school children.

Position – Research Assistant / Research Associate
Location – Tamia, Distt. Chhindwada (M.P.)

Emoluments – Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 
Posts: 2

(Emoluments are negotiable as per qualification, experience, skill-set etc)

The job offer is for a period of 1 year, after which we would review and make future decisions..

 

Candidates with post graduate or higher degrees from reputed universities who feel interested in school education may please apply with their CVs. Those with teaching experience or education degrees in addition will be preferred.

Academic eligibility: Post graduate or higher degrees in math, language, social science, science etc. subjects from reputed universities

Selection Procedure: Could be an informal discussion, interview and/or written test

Click here for applying online

 

India Centre for Migration (ICM) – Internship Programme 2017-18

The India Centre for Migration (ICM) is a ‘not for profit’ society established by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in July, 2008 to serve as a think tank on all matters relating to International Migration. The Centre undertakes empirical, analytical and policy related research, implements pilot projects to document good practices and assists in capacity building of stakeholders at the sub-national level.
ICM is inviting applications for its internship programme. In 2017-18, there are three
internships available to apply. Successful interns shall be allotted one of the following 3 studies that are of interest to the Centre. The studies includes:
a. Emigration Management Bill.
b. Designing country profiles for select countries on skill, jobs and opportunities, skills and qualification requirements, emigration policies and other rules and regulations.
c. Flow of remittances to India: issues and challenges.

The internship program provides an opportunity to carry out substantive policy research including analysis and providing inputs that would be useful to the Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Eligibility
i. Graduates with 60% and three years of experience in the subjects mentioned
at para I.
or
ii. Masters in Social Sciences with 55%

Preferences will be given to candidates with higher qualification and experience.

Deliverables
Deliverables for the above mentioned studies will be informed at the time of allocating the studies to successful interns.
Duration: 4 Months, with a possibility of extension.

Remuneration: A consolidated amount of Rs. 30,000/month

Selection Methodology
The advertisement for the internship will be placed on MEA’s Portal and circulated among professors associated with academic institutions in and also outside Delhi, and who are working in the area of international migration/ labour migration, to recommend students with requisite qualification. ICM will shortlist 10 candidates for interviews. An Interview Committee, approved by the competent authority, shall identify 3 suitable candidates for the internship programme.

Programme requirements
1. Interns will work under the guidance of CEO, ICM or officers as nominated by the competent authority.
2. Interns are expected to be full-time with ICM during the term of the internship.
3. He/she will be required to submit a written report of 1000 words once in every 15 days to CEO, ICM as per the format of ICM.
4. Four months after joining the internship program, he/she will make a presentation to Committee set up by ICM which will evaluate the research study
5. A final presentation will be made to an identified Expert Committee set up by MEA 15 days before the end of internship to review and finalize the report as per the identified deliverables
6. The interns are required to submit a final report consisting of at least 6,000 words including sources of data, key observations, analysis, findings, recommendations for MEA etc.,
7. The offer of internship is subject to satisfactory performance of the individual and can be terminated on a 15-day notice by ICM without specifying any reason.
8. Interns will be entitled to a maximum of 1 leave per month during the Fellowship period with prior approval of CEO, ICM. The leave, however, shall not be encashable.
9. All intellectual property arising out of the research study shall be owned by ICM. However, the interns will be permitted to use the output for intellectual pursuit, educational and teaching purposes. He/she will be permitted to publish only after prior approval of CEO, ICM
10. Commercialization of research outcomes funded by ICM shall be subject to express permission and terms agreed to by ICM

Mode of Application
The applicants can send their updated resume and a copy of most recent publications, if any, to ICM to icm@mea.gov.in. Please fill up all details pertaining academic qualifications, experience, list of publications and work experience as per the format/table given in this advertisement. Applications sent otherwise shall not be considered.

Applicant’s information in tables:
All applications have to be submitted with the latest CV and details filled in the format as shown below, along with other important details.

Basic Information:

Candidate’s Name DoB Gender
   

Education:

Degree Subject Name of the University Duration(from –to) Percentage/ Class
       

Work experience:

Organization Designation From To Responsibilities handled Total years (per org)
           
Grand total no. of years of work experience  

Publications:

S. No Name of the journal book Title of the work/article by applicant Year publication   Name of

the publisher

           

Book reviews/articles:

S.

No

Name                       of                        the

Journal/Newspaper/Magazine

Title of article Year              of

publication

Name of the publisher
       

Details of Fellowship/grant:

S. No Details of fellowship Organization Year
     

Application deadline:

Applications for the internship program will be received till 04.04.2017.

Note:

The Competent Authority reserves the right to relax the essential requirements for the selection of intern/s in exceptional cases. As such, candidates not fulfilling the essential requirements may also apply.

 

Art Work by Shivranjana Rathore [2012-14]

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…It was also here that the course Art and Experience with Kaustuv changed me. Until then, I believed with my whole being that I cannot draw or colour or paint. yes, interpretation of art was possible but, not creating them. Taking the course with Kaustuv changed my outlook towards art. I was always taught that there is good art and bad art, that there are rules to follow which I could not and hence, I could never make art. With this course I saw that I was neither praised for my work nor criticised. It was only shared how the instructor or my classmates interpreted it. Thats it! That time and today I am working as a full time artist – having had my first exhibition in 2016 as well. I am, of course, still learning and thinking of ways with which I could mix art with development but, then my journey has just begun!

Shivranjana Rathore [shivranjana.r@apu.edu.in]

Opportunity with Wassan in Odisha

We believe that natural food systems and integrated farming practices of adivasi farmers  especially in rainfed tracts are in danger. Their traditional food systems and cultural practices closely associated with crops are slowly disappearing. 

 

These changes are having profound effect , in most cases , not a good one. Adivasi farmers are also becoming vulnerable to vagaries of nature such as extended dry spells , changing climatic conditions , etc. For ex Millets which used to be part of farms and plates are fast disappearing due to procurement policy which is biased in favor of rice. 

 

Also clearly evident is relation between increasing malnutrition and fast changing crop systems.  Traditional policy paradigm has failed to solve these issues. To say our agriculture is in crisis is an understatement. Need of the hour is to focus on the scalable , sustainable localized solutions. We need a combination of traditional wisdom with modern approach. 

 

Two programmes (Reviving of Millets and Integrated Farming) are product of such thinking and sustained efforts of more than half a decade.Finally Odisha Govt has agreed to pilot these two innovative ideas. These are entirely new ideas in the agricultural policy making. Much will depend on how successful these programmes will be. In these situations,  we don’t need job seekers,  we need people who see the value in these ideas and fired by their potential. 

 

If you are such a person who is interested in working on these challenging projects in adivasi areas of odisha for 2-3 years, Please mail your resume to dineshwn1@gmail.com. Please share this among your networks. 

http://www.wassan.org/