Job Opening @Nirantar: Team Member (Gender and Sexuality)

We are hiring at Nirantar Trust – A Resource Centre for Gender and Education

Location: New Delhi

Job Post: Team Member (Gender and Sexuality)

About Nirantar: Nirantar works towards enabling empowering education, especially for girls and women from marginalised communities. We seek to promote transformatory formal and non-formal learning processes which enable the marginalised to better understand and address their realities. Our focus on gender interlinks strongly with other social dimensions, in particular those of caste, sexuality and religion. Nirantar promotes access to information, literacy, and perspective and skill building through interactive trainings and educational resources that are simple but not simplistic. Nirantar also works at the community level and undertakes research and advocacy, particularly on critical issues which need greater attention from the State as well as civil society.

About Gender and Sexuality:
Nirantar believes that to critically understand and address lived realities, one needs a clear understanding of Gender and Sexuality. Hence Nirantar, as a resource centre, also conducts trainings and workshops on both gender as well as on sexuality for NGOs, government programmes and others. These trainings seek to build an understanding of gender and sexuality which is linked to personal experience and real life contexts. Intersections with caste, religion, dis/ability are an important dimension of the capacity building. Since 2010, Nirantar has also been working on the linkages between sexuality and gender-based violence, and offers trainings to organisations on these linkages too. These workshops are designed to enable a case-worker to understand issues of sexuality and hence better equip them to handle gender-based violence cases. These rigorous and in-depth trainings ultimately aim to impact ground level interventions at the community level, whether these are for education, health, violence, etc.

Scope of Work:
The responsibilities of the Team Member:
> Coordination and management of the project to deliver the work and achieve outcome of the project within the given time period.
> Regular relationship building with partner organizations with whom the projects are implemented and also beyond the project based partnerships
> Training and capacity building on issues of gender and sexuality for various groups ranging from grass roots organizations to school teachers to young people etc.
> Organize workshops, consultation or any other event as per the planned activities within the organization and the project.
> Report writing for the internal purposes as well as for funding agencies
> Networking, lobbying and advocacy with peer organizations as well as other stakeholders like government and funding agencies with the current and previous batch of girls, communicating the events to them and extracting their participation wherever relevant.
> Proposal writing and supporting fund raising activities for the gender and sexuality related initiatives as well as other work areas of the organization.
> Creating material for training and critical engagement in simple accessible language.

Essential Qualification:
> Postgraduate in social work/development studies/women studies/ or any other relevant subject.
> Minimum 1 year of experience of working on issues of gender and sexuality and programme implementation
> Good communication skills in English and Hindi
> Good writing skills in English and ability to read and write in Hindi as well

> Experience of working with grassroots organizations in rural or urban contexts
> Past experience of working on projects with people from disadvantaged communities, whether providing them counseling or engaging with them.
> Previous experience of organizing and managing workshops and training programmes.
> Previous experience of working on literacy material.
> Good understanding of gender and women’s issues.
> Aptitude to learning and engaging with new issues.
> Demonstrated public relations, management skills and experience of having worked with communities.
> Ability to multi-task, produce to daily deadlines, manage independent projects, plus work in a team.

Salary: As per the qualification and years of experience.

Candidates are requested to:
> Attach a full Curriculum Vitae and a letter of intent
> Provide the names and contact details for two references

Please send your applications to mentioning the position you are applying for in the subject line. For more information on our organization, please visit

Last date to apply: 15th April 2017
The vacancy is open for women only

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