Vacancy: Programme Assistant position


Opening at Prajnya: Programme Assistant, Education for Peace Initiative

The Prajnya Trust is looking to appoint a Programme Assistant for its Education for Peace Initiative. 

  • This is a Chennai-based, part-time (20 hours a week), short-term (4 month) position with research and logistical responsibilities.
  • The tenure of the position is from April to July 2011, with the possibility of extension.
  • The work-schedule is flexible; however the person must be available to meet and report to the EPI director once a week and must meet the required weekly work targets.  

The work associated with this appointment primarily, but not exclusively, involves:

  • Research in Indian mythology/ folklore;
  • Project-related documentation;
  • Organization of project-related meetings and programmes, as necessary.

Necessary skills:

  • Research experience, especially in library use;
  • Ready access to a computer with Internet, and proficiency in using the Internet for communication and some research;
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Mobility within Chennai;
  • Basic administrative skills and proven organizational ability.

Desirable skills:

  • Ability to read and write other Indian languages.

This position is ideal for:

  • Persons with an interest in reading and interest in children’s literature;
  • Chennai-based candidates;
  • Persons seeking flexi-work options in literary and education-related areas. 

Interested candidates may submit their resumé and a brief covering note to <> by March 1, 2011. Please note we may request a writing sample as well from shortlisted candidates.

To learn more about Prajnya, please see:

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