Hi Subhashish, Any plans for expanding activities in Northern India? Regards, Manoj Chandigarh.
On Sep 26, 2016 5:05 PM, "Subhashish Panigrahi" <subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote: > Dear friends, > > First of all, apologies if this mail is not in your native language. > > This to share with you all that we have published on the jobs section of > the CIS website  for the position of Programme Officer of the Access to > Knowledge (CIS-A2K) programme. We would really appreciate if you can share > with interested friends, colleagues and communities. > > Please let us know if there is any kind of changes needed. We will love to > address any concerns or inputs. > > Best, > Subhashish > > ---------- > > The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications from > prospective candidates who identify themselves as female, for the position > of Programme Officer (Communications) , to support its Access to Knowledge > (CIS-A2K) Programme. > > The job application is open to women only because we feel that a woman > communications person will contribute more towards bridging the gender gap > in the Wikimedia movement by emphasising on gender-sensitive communication > apart from contributing internally for bringing a gender balance in the > team. The position is full time and will be based in CIS’ Bengaluru office. > Programme Officer will work closely with CIS-A2K Team (hereinafter Team) > and would report to the Executive Director/any supervisor in Team. > > > Position Summary: > > As a Programme Officer, your job will be to support the Team’s larger > goals — growth of Indian-language Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects > (hereinafter Wikimedia projects), and the contributor communities > (hereinafter Community). Your primary responsibility will be to support the > Programme Associates — that spearhead our on-ground programmatic activities > -- with regular communications with the community and the world outside. > > 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 movement’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. > > Responsibilities: > > * You will be responsible for the overall communications of Team that > include storytelling in the form of interviews, blogs, opinion pieces in > newspaper/other platforms, regular coverage in both Indian language and > English media, and anything beyond. > * You will be exploring widely from conventional to new media to spread > the stories of the hundreds and thousands of volunteers that make the > Indian-language Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects such great knowledge > repositories. > * Creating original stories of challenges and learning, and successes of > Wikimedia community in general and the ones that we closely work with in > particular. > * Function as an interface between A2K team and the community, and help > the team better work collaboratively with the community. > * Sharing the work of the community and A2k team in a regular basis in the > monthly newsletters and other places. > * Providing training on effective communications to the communities in a > need basis, and supporting them to independently tell their own stories in > their own languages. > * Announcement of programmatic activities in the form of announcements, > blogs and reports, and microblogging (social media, etc.). > * Interviewing Wikimedians under the ambit of the WikipediansSpeak [*] > project and beyond, and share the story of the Wikimedia community widely > in the media. > > Required Skills: > > * Graduate or masters in journalism/other media studies, law, or any other > discipline with at least two-three years of professional experience with a > strong track record of success in high performance organisations, > preferably in non-profits. > * Experience could be during studies or after, primarily in blogging, > writing organisation reports, managing social media for organisations, > interviewing and covering people’s stories in mainstream media. > * Prior experience of working in a collaborative community, preferably and > open one like Wikipedia and in online. > * Good understanding of the basics of organisational programme design and > management. > * 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). > * Experience working in a global, multicultural and diverse team > environment will be preferred. > * Must be fluent in English and at least in one Indian language. > * A good understanding of the cultural and knowledge universe of the > Indian language communities. > * Ability to integrate and understand the complexity of the Indian > language communities. > > Pluses: > > * 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 > projects – detailing rationale, aim and objective, execution, evaluation, > timeline, resource investment, etc. > * Spearhead CIS-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 ideas. > * 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 Wikimedia outreach sessions 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. > * Provide ad hoc support to the Wikipedia community on all aspects of > Indian languages as may be deemed necessary. > > Context of the CIS-A2K programme: > > As an affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind > Wikipedia and Wikipedia’s sister project, we design and implement different > projects with an aim to create high quality content and cultivate new > contributors to Wikimedia projects. The projects will be premised on themes > and seek to create a multilingual repository of knowledge using Wikimedia > projects as a knowledge platform. You are encouraged to deeply engage with > the CIS-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 10 doing high visibility and high impact work. > > Please note that we, at CIS, do not have any distinction,exclusion, or > preference that is based on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, > political opinion, national extraction, social origin, which has the effect > of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity and treatment in > employment. (adapted from Declaration ILO Geneva ) > > Location: The position is based out of the CIS’s Bangalore office. > Remuneration: Compensation structure will be determined by the level of > expertise, experience and current remuneration. > > To apply, please send your resume along with a covering letter and at > least three references to Tanveer Hasan (tanv...@cis-india.org) by > October 20, 2016. > > Notes: > 0. http://cis-india.org/jobs/cis-a2k-programme-officer > 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter > 2. WikipediansSpeak is an initiative to bring the voices of Wikipedians to > the world and include interviews in various media, both multimedia and > text-based narratives and beyond. More in the project page < > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikipediansSpeak> > 3. http://www.ilo.org/public/portugue/region/eurpro/lisbon/ > pdf/agender_jun06.pdf > > Thanks, > Subhashish Panigrahi > Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge > Centre for Internet and Society > @subhapa / https://cis-india.org > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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