The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications
for the post of Programme Director for its Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Programme. The position will be based in its Bangalore office. The
Programme Director will manage CIS’s Access to Knowledge programme
(CIS-A2K) which is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, to support
the growth of Wikipedia and its sister projects and to advance
access to free and open knowledge in India. The Programme Director
will partner with the large Wikimedia community in India to focus on
Indic and English languages and will manage a team of four staff
As a Programme Director your responsibility will be supporting the
growth of Indic language Wikimedia communities and projects. You
will be expected to design community collaborations and partnerships
that recruit and cultivate new editors, tackle technical challenges
and explore innovative approaches to building the projects, e.g.
donations of state encyclopedias, education partnerships, galleries,
libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) institution partnerships.
Your responsibility also includes supporting India-focused
initiatives to improve the quality of India-relevant content on
English Wikimedia projects such as, outreach activities, GLAM
institutional partnerships, India-relevant thematic contribution
campaigns, etc. You shall be responsible for generating and
documenting lessons from programme activities in the Indian context
and similar programmes in other countries. Providing ad-hoc support
to the Wikipedia community on all aspects of Indian languages as may
be deemed necessary, and supporting expanded access to free and open
knowledge across India by developing technology-based solutions will
be a priority for this position.
Helping the Indian Wikimedia community share experiences and narrate
its story to the wider Indian and global Wikimedia communities
through conventional and social media, generating and documenting
lessons from programme activities that can inform the work of Indian
communities and similar programmes in other countries, managing the
team and grant resources effectively, serving as a spokesperson for
the CIS-A2K programme , and sustaining collaborative relationship
with the Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN), and other free and open
knowledge communities and movements in India such as free/open
source software, Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources,
Indic-language computing, etc. are the other job responsibilities.
For more details see this link . To apply, please send your
resume with a covering letter to Sunil Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Pranesh Prakash (email@example.com) with three references.
The last date for the receipt of applications is April 15, 2015.
Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K)
Centre for Internet and Society
https://cis-india.org / @subhap