Dear Friends,

Please circulate the following vacancy announcement among your
colleagues and friends. This post is open to South Asian nationals.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Centre Director to provide
leadership and direction to the OneWorld South Asia team based in Delhi.

OneWorld is a dynamic, non-profit network using the Internet to promote
human rights and sustainable development.    Our award-winning
initiatives have consistently broken fresh ground in showing how Civil
Society can profit from new technology.

The OneWorld South Asia team of 10 has already established itself as
front-runners in South Asia in the use of ICTs for development, through
a range of targeted activities:

Partnership networking among 200+ regional partners.

Syndicating news stories from South Asia to Yahoo, the web„s biggest
news site, alongside Reuters and AP.

Highlighting news and features from partners on the regional portal

Running training sessions and delivering technical services to partners.

Publishing specialist global portals on Education
( and ICTs ( Other
new initiatives such as the Open Knowledge Network (see are in the pipeline. The current budget of R1.5
crore is expected to grow substantially.

OneWorld South Asia is currently registered as a representative office
of OneWorld International, but the new Centre Director will lead the
office to become an autonomous Centre within the OneWorld Network. The
post will initially report to the OneWorld International Southern
Programmes Manager, and later to a representative Regional Board.

We are looking for someone who is both an idealist and a realist:
idealist enough to project a vision of how the new information tools can
be used for social goals, and realist enough to know that nothing gets
achieved without tight management, effective planning, and a keen eye on
the bottom line.


1.  Management

To provide overall leadership to the OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) team.
To line-manage senior OWSA staff.
To ensure that OWSA meets its statutory legal and fiscal obligations.
To ensure sound budget management.

2.  Representational

To represent OWSA within the OneWorld network.
To build the reputation of OWSA with its partners, the regional media
and other stakeholders.
To develop relations with donors, corporates, Trusts and other potential
income-sources for OWSA.

3.  Centre Business Development

To develop a diversified income-generating strategy including both
grants and technical services delivered to partners.
To incorporate this income-generating strategy in a Centre business plan
to be put to the OneWorld International trustees as the basis for Centre
To develop and manage balanced annual budgets for OWSA.

4.  Technical

To coordinate the development of the Open Knowledge Syndication Centre
under or within OWSA.
To coordinate the development of ICT services to be provided to
partners, including on a paying basis.

Essential Skills and Experience

Proven track record of leadership achievement - not necessarily within
Management of technical services such as programming, web development
and hosting.
Financial Management and budgetary control.
Line management of staff in inter-disciplinary teams.
Strategic thinker, professional, entrepreneurial, committed to the use
of ICTs for social purposes.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Passport-holder of a South Asian country willing to work in Delhi, with
regular international travel.
Commitment to OneWorld's values.

Desirable Skills and Experience

Knowledge of Web based ICT software applications.
Experience of international working.
Experience in the civil society sector.
Experience of working within networks.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

This is a paid position.

Salary / Benefits : : Equivalent to c. 15,000 pounds sterling per year
Type of work : Contract

Location : New Delhi, India

Closing Date : 5 Mar 2003

To apply :
Please send for an application form to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

In exceptional cases, a CV and covering letter will also be considered.

Closing date for return of application forms: 5 March 2003.
Interviews will take place in Delhi in the week beginning 24 March 2003.
Agreed travel costs will be reimbursed.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted no later than 14 March. Applicants
who have not been contacted by this date should assume that their
applications have not been successful.

OneWorld is committed to equal opportunities.
For more information about OneWorld see:
For more information see :

Kanti Kumar
Editor, Digital Opportunity Channel
OneWorld South Asia
New Delhi, India

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