Dear Wikimedians, This is the announcement that we have published on the jobs sections of the CIS website for the Director of the Access to Knowledge Programme. Please share with interested friends, colleagues and communities.
Please send me feedback if any, I am happy to make some incremental changes to the announcement. Best wishes, Sunil -- Vacancy for Programme Director (Access to Knowledge) http://cis-india.org/jobs/vacancy-for-programme-director The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications for the post of Programme Director (Access to Knowledge) for its New Delhi office. The Access to Knowledge Programme Director would report to the Executive Director, Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. Position summary The Programme Director will manage CIS’s Access to Knowledge programme which is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, to support the growth of Wikipedia and its sister projects and to advance access to free knowledge in India. The Programme Director will partner with the large Wikimedia community in India to focus on Indic and English languages and will manage a team of four staff members. Responsibilities Support the growth of Indic language communities and projects by designing community collaborations and partnerships that recruit and cultivate new editors, tackle technical challenges and explore innovative approaches to building the projects, e.g., donations of state encyclopedias, education partnerships, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) institution partnerships. Support India-focused initiatives to improve the quality of India-relevant content on English Wikimedia projects such as, university outreach, GLAM institution partnerships, India-relevant thematic contribution campaigns, etc. Support expanded access to free knowledge across India by developing technology-based solutions like Wikipedia (mobile) and Wikipedia (offline). Help the Indian community share experiences and tell its story to the wider Indian and global communities through traditional and social media. Generate and document lessons from programme activities that can inform the work of Indian communities and similar programmes in other countries. Manage the team and grant resources effectively; manage the programme in an open and transparent fashion with ongoing communications and reporting to the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia Foundation. Serve as a spokesperson for the Access to Knowledge programme and build ties with the Wikimedia India chapter and other free knowledge communities and movements in India such as Free/Open Source Software, Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Indic-computing, etc. Characteristics of the Director High level of commitment: The Programme Director should be strongly committed to CIS and Wikimedia movement missions and objectives of the programme and deeply believe in the values of CIS and Wikimedia projects in the Indian context, exude enthusiasm for the mission and can powerfully embody and communicate the mission. Intellectual curiosity and flexibility: Must enjoy tackling difficult, ambiguous problems and able to incorporate new knowledge into how one approaches situations and generates solutions, loves learning from others while expanding intellectual horizons. Open and transparent: Have a high level of integrity and be comfortable working in a highly transparent fashion, open to input and feedback, a proactive and candid communicator who wants people to know what she/he is doing and isn't afraid to bring others in when things are off-track or when you need help and able to handle criticism in a mature fashion. Community builder: It is essential that the leader sees himself as a partner to and supporter of the Wikipedians who have and will continue to be the leaders in building the Wikimedia projects. The Programme Director must be willing and able to work with a diverse array of people, many of whom come from non-traditional backgrounds and have a fervent commitment to Wikipedia’s community-led nature. Strong cultural competency: Able to navigate in a global movement and on a global team in addition to navigating the complexity of India. Proficient manager: Able to design and execute on a range of initiatives; organize and manage a team of people and responsible in use of resources (financial and human). Data-driven: Should be well versed about the Indic and English projects, subject his/her own approaches and activities as well as those of the team to rigorous analysis and willing to stop doing things that prove to be ineffective based on the data. Partnership developer: Able to initiate, negotiate and operate partnerships that advance the Wikimedia mission in Indic languages and English (as relevant to India) with a wide range of institutions across the public, NGO, philanthropic and private sector. Willing to travel: The Programme Director must regularly travel within India to engage with Wikimedia communities and conduct outreach activities. Periodic global travel would be 4 trips per year. Willing to flex schedule to operate within a global team: Must be available for a limited number of conference calls or email exchange some evenings on a weekly basis. Candidate background: At least seven years of professional experience with a strong track record of success in high performance organizations. Experience as a manager in a collaborative community (ideally online) or organizational setting. Strong academic results from highly-regarded university. Strong understanding of the Internet and the forces that underpin the success of Wikipedia. Active participation as a Wikimedia volunteer would be an asset, though not a prerequisite (must be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of how Wikipedia works in interviews). Demonstrated experience working in a global, multi-cultural team environment. Strong writer in Indic languages and English and must be fluent in at least one Indic language and English. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Remuneration: Commensurate with experience and aligned with senior compensation at CIS. _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l