2014-10-31 15:39:42 GMT
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications
for the post of Programme Officer (Institutional Partnerships)
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.
Programme Officer (Institutional Partnerships) your job will be
to collaborate with institutions especially in the higher
education sector to drive and support the growth of open
knowledge movement in India and Indian language Wikipedias and
its sister projects. Your primary responsibility will be to
assimilate the work started by CIS-A2K through various
institutional partnerships during the last 15 months. You are
also expected to research, 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
addition to this you will be anchoring the development and
growth of at least one Indian language Wikipedia and its sister
projects. You are encouraged to deeply engage with the
before making the application.
will work cohesively with the Wikimedia community, the Wikimedia
India Chapter, the Wikimedia Foundation and like-minded
institutions to meet specific goals of each language Wikimedia
community in India. You will be a part of a small team of 5 to 6
doing high visibility and high impact work. You should be open
to work in a highly transparent and accountable environment.
the work started by CIS-A2K through various institutional
partnerships during the last 15 months.
relationships with universities, colleges and other
organisations like GLAM.
institutions/groups that have ready-made content/archived
material and aggregate available material in respective
languages and work for bringing that content under free
license (such as CC0 or CC-BY-SA 4.0).
India-focused initiatives to improve quality of
India-relevant content and number of editors on Indian
language Wikimedia projects.
with 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.
initial meetings with the principal investigators from each
of the shortlisted institutions and share project idea.
Wikimedia community involvement with the core network of
institutions and principal investigators to collaboratively
participate on specific content/area modules.
platforms for visibility of these projects and facilitate
technical and online support.
a series of wiki-training workshops for various nodes within
periodic monitoring and evaluation of the pilot projects in
lessons from programme activities that can inform the work
Indian communities and similar programmes in other
ad hoc support to the Wikipedia community on all aspects of
Indian languages as may be deemed necessary.
Background & Experience
least three to four years of professional experience with a
strong track record of
in high performance organizations.
experience of working in the higher education sector or in
in planning, design and implementation of training workshops
and add-on courses in universities, colleges, schools and
other educational institutions.
deep understanding of the varied cultural context of India.
the basics of program design and management.
of working in a collaborative community (preferably online).
academic results from highly-regarded university.
understanding of the Internet and the forces that underpin
the success of Wikipedia.
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, multi-cultural team
writing skills in English and Indic languages and must be
fluent in English and at least one Indic language.
are strongly encouraged to apply.
of the Programme Officer
level of commitment: The Programme Officer should believe in
the values of
and Wikimedia projects, exude enthusiasm for the mission of
open knowledge and can powerfully embody and communicate the
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 be able to work with a diverse array of
people, many of whom come from non-traditional backgrounds
have a fervent commitment to Wikimedia’s community-led
curiosity and flexibility: Must enjoy tackling difficult,
and able to incorporate new knowledge into how one
approaches situations and generates solutions, loves
learning from others while expanding intellectual horizons.
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
cultural competency: Able to navigate in a global movement
and on a global
in addition to navigating the complexity of India.
developer: Able to initiate, negotiate and operate
the Wikimedia and open knowledge 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.
to travel: The Programme Officer must regularly travel
within India to engage with Wikimedia communities and
partner with institutions.
The position is based out of the CIS Bangalore office.
Compensation structure will be determined by the level of
expertise, experience and current remuneration.
apply, please send your resume to T. Vishnu Vardhan (vishnu-6fyxoIzWvTqGglJvpFV4uA@public.gmane.org).
can also find the job posting on our website (http://cis-india.org/jobs/programme-officer-institutional-partnership).
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