The Prajnya Trust Is Looking For A Programme Associate

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  • Full Time
  • Chennai

Website The Prajnya Trust

Prajnya, a not-for-profit working in the space of gender equality and peace education, is looking for a dynamic person with a proven/emerging portfolio of diverse skill sets to help it in executing and scaling up its programmes.

Programmes & Operations

  • Support the execution of projects and programmes/events from start to finish;
  • Plan and oversee the hosting of ‘The Prajnya Gender Talks’ seminar series every month;
  • Coordinate with partner organisations; undertake event management, oversee logistics and coordinate with vendors, as and when required;
  • Manage interns and volunteers;
  • Support fundraising, as and when required;
  • Act as focal point for internal and external stakeholders.


  • Promote Prajnya programmes and events;
  • Create content (text and video) for social media channels such as (and not restricted to) YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Support developing newsletters & annual report;
  • Manage posts and blogs and maintain proactive presence on the organisation’s social media channels.


  • Develop new leads, and follow-up on existing leads for gender-related and peace education training;
  • Coordinate scheduling, logistics and other support for training;
  • Help plan new training modules.


  • A graduate/postgraduate with a degree in any discipline;
  • A person with some knowledge of, interest in and commitment to gender and human rights issues;
  • A person with previous work experience (1-2 years) of working in the non-profit sector and managing small projects;
  • A person with basic design skills (using Canva/PowerPoint etc.);
  • A person who is looking for meaningful work that makes a difference.

    Experience in proposal, report writing, creating and editing videos are a bonus!

Desirable Qualities

  • Have a strong work ethic and the energy for work-sprints;
  • Are self-motivated and able to stay connected with a team in multiple locations;
  • Can work with discipline and focus whether from home or the office, independently or in collaboration;
  • Have excellent communication skills (spoken and written) in English and Tamil;
  • Enjoy interacting with people;
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills;
  • Are punctual, patient, systematic, meticulous, and persistent;
  • Are willing to learn and grow with us;
  • Have a sense of humour.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted only over email to and must be submitted by March 18, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered, and they must include:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page (one side), stating why you are interested in this position and how it will serve your career goals.
  • Your c.v., and a list of three references and their contact information.
  • A writing sample of no more than 500 words

Remuneration: INR 20,000 – 30,000.

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