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Vacancies at IT for Change

Head Office, Bengaluru

Research and Communications Assistant/Associate
Research Assistant
Project Leader - Education
ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ಲೀಡರ್ - ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ

Field Office, Mysore
Head of Field Unit, Mysore
Project Associate, Mysore
Community Media Associate/Assistant
Documentation Officer


Head Office, Bengaluru

Research and Communications Assistant/Associate

Location: Bengaluru, India

IT for Change is a non-profit organization engaged in cutting-edge research, policy advocacy and field practice at the intersection of digital technologies and social change, at global and national levels.

We are seeking young professionals with a commitment to team work, collaborative knowledge
processes and organisation building for the position of research and communications assistant/associate. As an early career professional, you will have a hands-on opportunity to lead and expand our organization’s internal and external communications portfolio.

In this role you will:

  • Lead our social media outreach activities, oversee online networking and expand our visibility and presence.
  • Write blog posts and create short and accessible outputs from our larger research projects.
  • Assist in organizing workshops, campaigns and events.
  • Manage our website content.
  • Design and disseminate monthly newsletters.
  • Provide internal communication and general team support.

Who we are looking for:

Candidates with a masters degree in media and communication or similar areas and at least 2-4 years experience who have:

  • Proficient writing and editorial skills, specifically the ability to create concise and interesting outputs out of larger research undertakings.
  • Proactive social media and networking skills.
  • Strong organization and event coordination skills.

Desirable but not required:

  • Experience in working with graphic and design software.
  • Media relations background.
  • Research skills.

Remuneration will be commensurate with prior experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to jobs at itforchange dot net with a CV and a writing sample.

 

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Research Assistants


Does technology-mediated social change seem exciting to you?

Are you keen on multi-disciplinary research work that can contribute to change?

Are you the kind of person who will thrive in an NGO setting - being able to work in a dynamic environment?


If yes, then IT for Change may be the place that you are looking for.


About Us

IT for Change is a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation working in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social change. We are involved in action research, policy advocacy and field-based development process innovations at global, national and local levels.

Are you cut out for this role?

  • You are an early career researcher with 2-3 years of experience, with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas – governance, democracy, globalisation, feminist frameworks, social policy, politics of new media and techno-social architectures.
  • You aspire to be a thinker-activist who is involved in research for policy advocacy.
  • You have the skills to plan and undertake desk and field research, co-author research papers, project reports and policy briefs.
  • You are fluent in at least one Indian language.
  • You thrive in a team-work environment.
  • You have the capacity to take on programmatic responsibilities in the organisation such as handling funder-communication and organising national and international meetings.

To Apply

Please send your complete CV along with a writing sample (preferably published work) to jobs at itforchange dot net

 

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Project Leader - Education

Location: Bengaluru, India

IT for Change, an NGO that works on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for social change at global, national and local levels, requires high school Mathematics/ Science/ English teachers, fluent in English or Hindi with minimum 3 years experience as Project Leaders for teacher education and school improvement programmes. We are looking for teachers having an ambition to bring about systemic change in the quality of education offered in government schools.

Our work with the Department of Education, Government of Karnataka, is in three areas:

(1) Working with the government to introduce new models of teacher training, integrating ICTs, in a pioneering programme called the Subject Teacher Forum. Over the last four years, 18,000 government high school teachers have come together to form a network (the largest global professional community of teachers) to share ideas, experiences and resources for mutual learning and development. In these email groups, more than 100,000 emails have been exchanged to support teacher learning and professional development. This is a unique project across the country, pioneering new models of teacher development.

(2) Creation of educational resources collaboratively with the Karnataka Government school teachers. The resources are available in a repository called the “Karnataka Open Educational Resources” (KOER) in English and Kannada. More than 400 teachers have contributed 7,000+ content pages in mathematics, science, Kannada and social sciences to create digital teaching learning resources in text, animation, audio and video formats.

(3) Working intensively, through the ‘Teachers Communities of Learning” program with a block of high schools in Bangalore to demonstrate ICT integration in curricular and pedagogical processes and share possibilities for systemic reforms with policy makers. This is being done through a teachers' community at the block level (similar to the state-wide forum). This programme includes teacher training workshops, projects with students and working in the classes with students and teachers.

We also work teacher education institutions (DIETs) in different districts in Karnataka and the state level institutions – DSERT and RMSA on program and policy aspects and network with other NGOs and institutions working in Karnataka education. Our work has earned the appreciation of the review mission of Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and many states in India are interested to adopt similar programs in teacher education.

More information on our work in education can be found in our Annual Report

The ideal candidates would be teachers with a deep subject understanding, with interest in exploring new perspectives in education, and willingness to engage with new processes of teaching-learning including the use of ICTs. The candidate will be a part of the education team at IT for Change and will need to learn and work with colleagues.

Job Profile:

  1. Development of digital curricular resources in different subject areas

  2. Visit schools regularly to assist the teachers in integrating new pedagogies in the classroom. This will involve developing lesson plans, documenting and transacting

  3. Work as a part of the education team at ITfC and conduct training programmes for the government school teachers and teacher-educators

  4. Exploring technology integration possibilities for the subjects mentioned, including exploring the use of educational software tools

  5. Contribute to building subject teacher networks within districts and across the state of Karnataka and other states in India.

Experience and Skills:

  1. Minimum 3 years of high school teaching experience in one or more of the subjects mentioned

  2. Strong competence in subject areas of Mathematics, Science and English. Good speaking and understanding of English or Hindi

  3. Keenness to explore new processes and technologies

  4. General comfort in the use of computers though no specific knowledge is required

  5. Deep understanding of education and Indian social contexts

  6. Proficiency in spoken Kannada will be useful

  7. People skills and ability to work with a team are essential.

The place of work will be Bengaluru, with occasional travel across Karnataka and India. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and would not be a constraint for the right candidate. The job would be exciting and 'cutting edge' (pioneering new models of teacher education in India) and has scope for immense job satisfaction.
 

To apply:

Please email your CV to jobs-TE@itforchange.net with Project Leader in the subject line.

 

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ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ಲೀಡರ್ - ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ

ಸ್ಥಳ: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು

ಐ ಟಿ ಫಾರ್ ಚೇಂಜ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಜಾಗತಿಕ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹಾಗು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗಾಗಿ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂವಾಹನಾ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದ ಐ ಸಿ ಟಿ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಸರ್ಕಾರೇತರ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ . ಈ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ನವೀನ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಥಮಾನ್ವೇಶಕ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ, ಗಣಿತ ಹಾಗು ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಿಣಿತಿ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಲಲಿತವಾಗಿ ಸಂವಹನ ಮಾಡಬಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ 3-5ರಿಂದ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಬೋಧನಾ ಅನುಭವ ಹೊಂದಿರುವವರು ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ಲೀಡರ್ ಗಳಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲು ಬೇಕಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಹಭಾಗಿತ್ವದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಿಯಾಶೀಲರಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲು ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯಿರುವ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ನಮ್ಮ ತಂಡವನ್ನು ಸೇರಬಹುದು.

ನಾವು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯೊಡನೆ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗಾಗಿ (http://www.karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Subject_Teacher_Forum), ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಇತರ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರೊಡನೆ ಬೋಧನೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲಿಕೆಯ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಲು ಪೂರಕವಾದ ಒಂದು ಸಹವರ್ತಿ ಕಲಿಕಾ ಜಾಲದ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಎರಡು ಸವಾಲುಗಳಾದ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಮತ್ತು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಗಳ ದೊರಕುವಿಕೆಗಾಗಿ ಐ.ಸಿ.ಟಿ ಗಳ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯವನ್ನು ಬಳಸುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ.ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಇಲಾಖೆಯೊಡನೆ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ರಚನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಗಳನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮುಕ್ತ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ( http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಮುಖ್ಯ_ಪುಟ) ಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಖಲಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. 400ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ರಚನೆ ಕಾರ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತೊಡಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಗಣಿತ, ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ಸಮಾಜವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 7000ಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಗಳ್ನು ರಚಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕೆಲವು ಆಯ್ದ ಶಾಲೆಗಳೊಡನೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಹಲವು ಜಿಲ್ಲಗಳ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (ಡಯೆಟ್) ಗಳೊಡನೆ ನಾವು ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಮಾಹಿತಿ www.itforchange.net/education ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ. ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗಾಗಿ ಹಾಗು ಶಾಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ತರಗತಿ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳೊಡನೆ ಐ ಸಿ ಟಿ ಗಳ ಅಳವಡಿಕೆಗೆ ನೆರವು ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ.

ವಿಷಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಳವಾದ ತಿಳಿವಳಿಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನ ವೀನ ದೃಷ್ಠಿಕೋನಗಳನ್ನು ಅನ್ವೇಷಿಸುವ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ, ಮತ್ತು ಐ ಸಿ ಟಿಗಳ ಬಳಕೆಯನ್ನೊಳಗೊಂಡು ಬೋಧನೆ-ಕಲಿಕೆಗಳ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳೊಡನೆ ತೊಡಗುವ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು, ಈ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸೂಕ್ತ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು.

ಊದ್ಯೋಗದ ವಿವರ:

  • ಐ ಟಿ ಎಫ್ ಸಿ ಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ತಂಡದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಬೇಕು ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಲಾ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರು ಹಾಗು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ತರಬೇತಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳ್ನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಬೇಕು.
  • ವಿಷಯ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಅಂಕೀಯ ಪಠ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ .
  • ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆ.
  • ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ವಿಷಯ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರ ಜಾಲಗಳ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ನೆರವಾಗಬೇಕು.
  • ಶಾಲೆಗಳಿಗೆ ನೆರವು ನೀಡಲು ಶಾಲೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಬೇಕು.

 

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  • ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನಗಳನ್ನು ಅನ್ವೇಷಿಸುವ ಉತ್ಸುಕತೆ
  • ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರಗಳ ಸುಲಭ ಬಳಕೆ (ಯಾವುದೇ ನಿಗದಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಗಳ ಜ್ಞಾನದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ)
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ಕೆಲಸದ ಸ್ಥಳ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದೊಳಗೆ ಸಾಂದರ್ಭಿಕ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಅರ್ಹತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕ ಸಂಭಾವನೆ ಇದ್ದು ಸೂಕ್ತ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ನಿರ್ಬಂಧಿವಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಈ ಕೆಲಸವು ಬಹಳ ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕ ಹಾಗು ಖುಷಿ ನೀಡುವಂತದ್ದಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಭಾರತದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಬೋಧನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸ ಮಾದರಿಗಳ ಪ್ರಥಮಾನ್ವೇಷಣೆ ಮಾಡಬಹುದಾದ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುತ್ತದೆ.

ಅರ್ಜಿ ಹಾಕಲು:

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪೂರ್ಣ ವಿವರಗಳನ್ನು jobs hyphen te at itforchange dot net ಈ-ಮೇಲ್ ವಿಳಾಸಕ್ಕೆ Project Leader ಎಂಬ ವಿಷಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿ

 

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Field Office, Mysore

Head of Field Unit, Mysore
Location: Mysore, India

IT for Change (www.ITforChange.net) is looking for a dynamic, young leader, passionate about social justice and community-based work to head our field centre at Mysore called 'Prakriye' (http://www.itforchange.net/field_centre). This Centre is an exciting and cutting edge space guiding transformatory social change processes. With a strong focus on participatory methods and marginalised groups, our work has contributed to new development models on the ground through local partnerships.

It is not necessary for applicants to have worked with IT in development before, while they must have an interest in and eagerness about this area. What is more important is have experience in participatory community development work with strong focus on equity and social justice. Applicant should preferably have worked directly with grassroots communities and understand the field realities and sustainable development processes which are required to implement a new development initiative.

The position involves taking autonomous leadership of 'Prakriye', with an independent committed team of around 15. The selected candidate will be able to shape this nascent organization. which is slated to become a premier resource centre for new development processes and practices in the information age, both nationally and globally. The position will entail key responsibilities in strengthening the linkages between field-based practice and IT for Change's research and advocacy mandates.

Candidates will need to be in the age group of 30 to 40, with a versatile skill-set combining communication, training, documentation and team leadership. Excellence in written and spoken Kannada and English is mandatory. A proven track record in independent project implementation is also useful.

To Apply:

Interested candidates may apply to jobs at itforchange dot net with their CV and 2 references. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via email.

 

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Project Associate, Mysore
Location:
Mysore, India

Prakriye - Centre for Community Informatics and Development (http://www.itforchange.net/field_centre), IT for Change (www.ITforChange.net) is looking for team members with demonstrated interested in community media and development. Applicant should be committed to participatory development and should have demonstrated creativity in field implementation. Prakriye is an exciting and cutting edge space for development innovations. With a strong focus on marginalised groups and the use of participatory methods, our work in radio, video and telecentre based approaches has contributed to new development models on the ground.

 

The job requires a keen professional acumen to understand governance and social development in the Indian context. Knowledge of spoken and written Kannada, a strong orientation to team work and incisive analytical skills for documentation are mandatory.

 

With a strong focus on marginalised groups and the use of participatory methods, our work has contributed to new development models on the ground. Interested candidates may apply to Jobs at ITforChange dot net with their CV and 2 references. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via email.

 

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Community Media Associate/Assistant

Location: Mysore, India

 

IT for Change (www.ITforChange.net) is looking for candidates with a keen interest in the use of video and other digital tools for the empowerment of marginalised groups for our field centre at Mysore, Prakriye - Centre for Community Informatics and Development (http://www.itforchange.net/field_centre). This Centre is an exciting and cutting edge space guiding transformatory social change processes incorporating digital methods.

 

Given the strong focus on marginalised groups and the use of participatory methods, our work in radio, video and telecentre based approaches has contributed to new development models on the ground, through local partnerships. The role would involve extensive use of audio, video and other digital tools for the creation of documentaries, programmes and short films, and training members of the community and community based organisation, the Centre works with.

 

Interested candidates may apply to Jobs at ITforChange dot net with their CV and 2 references. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via email.

 

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Documentation Officer

Location: Mysore, India

IT for Change (www.itforchange.net) is looking for a Documentation Officer for its field centre at Mysore, Prakriye - Centre for Community Informatics and Development (http://www.itforchange.net/field_centre). This Centre is an exciting and cutting edge space guiding transformatory social change processes incorporating digital methods. With a strong focus on participatory methods and marginalised groups, our work in radio, video and telecentre based approaches has contributed to new development models on the ground through local partnerships.

 

The role involves documenting the activities of the centre including training programmes, field visits, interactions with community members as well as internal meetings and processes. The role would involve the preparation of reports, manuals, process documents for the Centre. Prakriye as part of its vibrant work has over time produced many short films and documentaries and keeping a track of the documentation resources created by other members of the team will also be an important responsibility. The candidate also has to coordinate the knowledge creation processes of the Field Centre and the Bengaluru office. For all this, the documentation officer has to also participate in the field activity of the Centre.

Candidates (preferably female) with a versatile skill-set combining communication, documentation and field work will be preferred. Excellence in written and spoken Kannada and English is mandatory. Prior experience in a similar profile will be preferred.

 

Interested candidates may apply to Jobs at ITforChange dot net with their CV and 2 references. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via email.

 

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