Gender Violence Programme Vacancy at Prajnya, deadline December 5

Programme Officer
The Prajnya Trust
Location: Chennai, India
Last Date: December 5, 2016

The Prajnya Trust is a Chennai based NGO working on women’s rights, women’s history, gender based violence and peace education. For almost a decade, our gender violence awareness and gender equality outreach programmes have engaged thousands across Chennai and beyond, facilitating conversations about violence, equality and justice.

We’re looking for a full time Programme Officer for the Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce (GRIT) at Prajnya. This is a leadership position with tremendous learning and growth opportunities, with an inside view of social and policy sectors and the platform to make a real contribution to social change.

The Programme Officer will be primarily responsible for:

  • Planning, logistics and implementation of gender violence related programmes;
  • Sustaining existing GRIT processes (mainly training) and initiating new processes;
  • Interface with existing NGO, educational, government and corporate partners;
  • Identifying and building relationships with new partners for GRIT;
  • Research and writing projects about gender-based violence;
  • Documentation of all GRIT activities;
  • Media planning and social media management.

Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any subject;
  • Minimum 1- 2 years work experience in the development sector;
  • Passion for human rights and social justice work;
  • Excellent writing and drafting skills in English; Tamil is a bonus;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Essential that the person be a self-starter, highly motivated.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a social science subject;
  • 2 to 3 years of work experience in the development sector.

Please note:

  • This is a Chennai-based position;
  • Fluency in spoken English and Tamil, and written English are essential.

All interested candidates must email their CVs, a writing sample and a brief covering note to by 5 December 2016. Remuneration will be based on experience.