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 www.oneworld.net/southasia. Running training sessions and delivering technical services to partners. Publishing specialist global portals on Education (www.learningchannel.org) and ICTs (www.digitalopportunity.org). Other new initiatives such as the Open Knowledge Network (see www.openknowledge.net) 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. Responsibilities: 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 autonomy. 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 NGOs. Management of technical services such as programming, web development and hosting. Financial Management and budgetary control. Fund-raising. 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. Notes: 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: http://www.oneworld.net/about For more information see : http://www.oneworld.net/southasia Kanti Kumar Editor, Digital Opportunity Channel www.digitalopportunity.org OneWorld South Asia New Delhi, India Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>