Project Asst

If you are interested in Education, Outreach and Nature and have a background, knowledge, work experience in education theory and practice please see below for an exciting job opening!

Position:

Project Assistant (Education and Outreach) - Education and Public Engagement Programme, Nature Conservation Foundation, Bengaluru, India

We are looking for a person with a Masters Degree in Education, with an interest/experience in conservation/ecology and with at least 1-2 years of work experience in the field.

Preferable Qualifications and Work Experience:

Masters in Education with knowledge, experience in pedagogy and curriculum development;

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, ability and comfortable with working in teams;

Proficiency in English (writing and speaking), working knowledge of Hindi/Kannada/Tamil

Working within, outside classrooms with teachers/children

Experience in conceptualising and design of education learning material and tools

Interest and knowledge in ecology, wildlife conservation, nature in the Indian context

Salary:

According to qualifications and experience (in the range of INR 28,000-32,000) for full-time work.

Location:

This full-time position is housed at the Nature Conservation Foundation (ncf-india.org), North Bengaluru office, with some travel within Bengaluru and across the country when needed. Work and travel will be more intense during school term times.

You will be working closely with Vena Kapoor and Suhel Quader as part of this project.

More details about the position:

You will be part of a small but extremely enthusiastic team in Nature Conservation Foundation’s Education and Public Engagement Programme. This new arm of our work is being supported by Wipro Applying Thought in Schools. With the project head you will do a combination of research, classroom observation sessions, working with teachers to develop place-based nature modules within and outside the classroom, and work with various types of schools and partner organisations. You will be required to help with logistical support for the project, some grant writing, fundraising proposals and documentation, including yearly reports. You will also help with other aspects of the programme like occasional workshops, public engagement events when needed, and help strengthen the team’s capacity in education theory and practice.

Tenure:

3 years, with an initial 4 month probation period and annual work reviews.

To apply:

Please send across a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining how you would be suited for this position to Vena Kapoor - vena@ncf-india.org with the subject “Application: Project Assistant (Education and Outreach)”

Apart from explaining the motivation behind the application and describing your fit for the position (as described above), please describe relevant experience and any other information that will demonstrate your ability to fit in this role. You can include documents and images of some of your work (please restrict to a maximum of two).

Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or on phone/Skype and be asked for two reference letters.

You are encouraged to apply by 15 January 2019, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

NCF is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds and qualifications are encouraged to apply. The specifics of the position can potentially be adjusted according to the candidate’s interests and capabilities. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Read more about NCF and our work here - www.ncf-india.org

If you require more details about this position you could email Vena Kapoor at vena@ncf-india.org

Links:

http://ncf-india.org/programmes/education-and-public-engagement

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