The last date for submitting applications has been extended to 5th May, 2013 (http://cis-india.org/jobs/programme-officer-pilot-projects-access-to-knowledge).
Thanks Nitika Tandon Program Manager Access to Knowledge The Centre for Internet & Society On 17-Apr-2013, at 12:25 PM, Nitika Tandon wrote: > Dear All, > > The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications for the post > of Programme Officer, Pilot Projects for its Access to Knowledge (A2K) > Programme. The position will be based in its Bangalore office. Programme > Officer will collaboratively work with the A2K Team and would report to the > Programme Director, Access to Knowledge at CIS. > Position Summary > > As Programme Officer, Pilot Projects, your job will be to drive and support > the growth of Indian language Wikipedias and its sister projects. Your > primary responsibility will be to design and implement different pilot > projects with an aim to create high quality content and cultivate new editors > on different language Wikipedias in a time bound manner. One of the main > pilots you will be spearheading immediately will be on ‘Indian Performing > Arts’. The pilots will be premised on themes and seek to create a > multi-lingual repository of knowledge using Wikimedia projects as knowledge > platforms. In addition to this you will be anchoring the development and > growth of at least one Indian language Wikipedia. You are encouraged to > deeply engage with the A2K Work Plan before making the application. > > You will work cohesively with the Wikimedia community and the Wikimedia India > Chapter to meet specific goals of each language community in India. You will > be a part of a small team of 5 to 6 doing high visibility and high impact > work. > > Responsibilities > > Support India-focused initiatives to improve quality of India-relevant > content and number of editors on Indian language Wikimedia projects. > Support the growth of Indian language Wikimedia communities and projects by > designing and implementing community collaborations and partnerships pilot > projects – detailing rationale, aim and objective, execution, evaluation, > timeline, resource investment, etc. > Spearhead A2K’s pilot projects. > Identify institutions/groups that have ready-made content/archived material > and aggregate available material in respective languages. > Create a network of state institutions, university departments, > non-government organisations, academics, artists, researchers and wikipedia > community members that will work towards creating a repository of knowledge > on specific themes by using Wikimedia projects as a platform. > Conduct initial meetings with the principal investigators from each of the > shortlisted institutions and share project idea. > Facilitate Wikimedia community involvement with the core network of > institutions and principal investigators to collaboratively participate on > specific content/area modules. > Create social media platforms for visibility of these projects and facilitate > need-based technical and online support. > Conduct a series of wiki-training workshops for various nodes within the > network. > Conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of the pilot projects in progress. > Generate and document lessons from programme activities that can inform the > work of Indian communities and similar programmes in other countries. > Providing ad hoc support to the Wikipedia community on all aspects of Indian > languages as may be deemed necessary. > Candidate's Background & Experience > > At least two to three years of professional experience with a strong track > record of success in high performance organizations. > Prior experience of working with schools of performing arts and/or cultural > departments. > A deep understanding of the varied cultural context of India. > Good understanding of the basics of program design and management. > Experience of working in a collaborative community (preferably online). > 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. > Good writing skills in English and Indic languages and must be fluent in > English and at least one Indic language. > Women are strongly encouraged to apply. > Characteristics of the Programme Officer > > High level of commitment: The Programme Officer should believe in the values > of CIS and Wikimedia projects, 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 s/he is doing > and isn't afraid to bring others in when things are off-track or when you > need help and should able to handle criticism in a mature fashion. > Community builder: It is essential that the Programme Officer sees > herself/himself as a partner to and supporter of the Wikimedians who have and > will continue to be the leaders in building the Wikimedia projects. The > Programme Officer 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 Wikimedia’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. > 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, > universities, philanthropic and private sector. > Willing to travel: The Programme Officer must regularly travel within India > to engage with Wikimedia communities and partner with institutions. > Location: The position is based out of the CIS Bangalore office. > > Remuneration: Compensation structure will be determined by the level of > expertise, experience and current remuneration. > > To apply, please send your resume to T. Vishnu Vardhan (vis...@cis-india.org). > > You can also find the job posting on our website > (http://cis-india.org/jobs/programme-officer-pilot-projects-access-to-knowledge). > Please feel free to share this mail with your networks. > > Thanks > Nitika Tandon > Program Manager > Access to Knowledge > The Centre for Internet & Society
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