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Careers

Working at Project DEFY

We have always tried to think of ourselves as a collective of amazing individuals, beyond our identity as an organization. We strongly believe in the possibility of social change and empowerment and feel we will never be able to create this empowerment within communities that we work with, if we are incapable of empowering the individuals who work here. That without experiencing freedom of thought, joyful curiosity and fearless experimentation, we ourselves will be in no position to preach the same to others. And hence, a lot of our focus as a passionate community of changemakers is on the growth and learning of the individual who is a part of this team.

If you are considering applying to Project DEFY for any job position, we request you to read our Culture Document

If you’re interested in a career with us, but don’t see the right vacancy or have queries regarding our work, write to us at info@projectdefy.org

 

Latest Job Openings

(Hirings for Bangalore)

 

Program Lead (For Disaster Prepared Community Spaces)

The Program Lead is responsible for managing the overall project of DISPECS (Disaster Prepared Community Spaces). They will define timelines, build partnerships, lead fundraising and implementation for the project.

*(DIsaster PreparEd Community Spaces) is a program in disaster preparedness with the vision of making communities around the globe self-reliant in the face of a disaster.

What will you do?

  • Lead the implementation and project management of DISPECS by liasioning with various partners, members and communities
  • Set clear team goals and KPIs
  • Oversee day-to-day teams’ operation and performance
  • Do regular performance evaluation
  • Represent DEFY and communicate our needs and requirements to partners and funders
  • Research and identify opportunities for new potential partners (design/deployment)
  • Prepare the relevant marketing materials and communication strategy
  • Lead the documentation of DISPECS and report writing

 

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Learning Space Designer 

(International Hopper)

The International Hopper is  responsible for creating and supporting Nooks and Nook Hubs in communities internationally . Being a strong community builder and having a good rapport with people, they can listen, adapt and co-create the Nooks with and within the communities.

What will you do?

  • Co Create plans for execution of new Nooks
  • Travel and stay at Nook Locations during their set up durations
  • Coordinate with local representatives for co-planning the process
  • Ensure all Nook logistics are taken care of
  • Conduct outreach within the community to both understand their needs and to share about the utility of Nook 
  • Train the local person as first Nook manager
  • Co Create processes for democratic decision making and daily working of the Nooks with the learners
  • Enable data collection and reporting mechanisms
  • Enable consistent regular communications with the Nook Manager and the Nook

 

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Fundraising Associate

The Fundraising Associate role at the Bangalore office  is a crucial  role which entails looking and reaching out to funding organisations, helping streamline funding processes, and accessing potential funding opportunities for the expansion of the Nook concept locally and globally.

What will you do?

  • Identify, engage and invest key organizations, foundations and companies to support setting up of new nooks. 
  • Find suitable donors, assessing donor alignment, reaching out to potential donors and following up.
  • Research new income streams such as grants and social project capital.
  • Regularly monitor donor websites and identify investor opportunities matching the work of the organization
  • Create and maintain database of funding partners and opportunities
  • Write and own proposals, reports, and any documentation to request for, procure, and continue to access funding
  • Manage accounts and communication with any and all funding sources from organizations, foundations and companies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with coalitions, groups, forums and any other similar collectives to further generate income along with building lasting relationships with existing investors/donors. 
  • Manage internal and external deadlines and communication for all fundraising activities

 

 

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Hirings for CM Youth Centres (Meghalaya)

Fellows

Nook Fellow (Community), Meghalaya, CM Youth Centres

The Nook Fellow (Community) is the administrator, in-house facilitator, and point of contact of the Nook. They coordinate the day-to-day running of the Nook together with the learners and ensure that a safe, inclusive learning environment is being
created in which learners are able to pursue any learning goal of their choice and make continuous progress in expanding their skills and knowledge. The Nook Fellow (Community) reports to the Program Manager, Meghalaya State Team, by collecting data and creating periodic reports at the Nook.

 

What will you do?

  • Coordinate the set-up of the Nook in cooperation with the Hopper (where applicable)
  • Keep the Nook open during the set hours
  • Ensure every learner gets equal and ample access to the Nook
  • Co-create a safe, inclusive, and open learning space together with the learners
  • Facilitate activities and sessions to help to build a community of learners in the Nook
    (games, field trips and excursions, sports events, movie nights, team-building activities)
  • Create a monthly budget for equipment, materials and other monetary requirements, and
    send it to the DEFY Ops team
  • Receive funds and make purchases according to the monthly budget
    Conduct the induction program at the nook every three months
  • Conduct goal-setting sessions and monitor and assist with the progress of learners in
    achieving their individual learning goals throughout
  • Conduct outreach to engage more new learners from the community
  • Conduct periodic workshops and community events, including internal and external
    review sessions after each goal cycle
  • Organize internal events such as workshops, skill sessions, or new experiences relevant
    to the Nook and its learners by inviting outside guests and creating a network of outside
    facilitators
  • Fill out Datasheet and Goal sheet and assist with conducting surveys and other forms of
    research for impact assessment
  •  Create social media and blog posts from nook
  •  Collect profiles and other information about the learners
  • Participate in the Nook Forum

 

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Nook Fellow (Innovation), Meghalaya, CM Youth Centres

The Nook Fellow (Innovation) is in charge of the creative and innovation promotion at the Nook and helps learners to come up with and develop their learning projects in a broad variety of learning and skill areas. The Innovation Lead’s chief function is to enable and support the learners of the Nook to develop their ideas and projects and provide the technical help that they
may need in doing so. The person is responsible for assisting the Nook Fellow (Community) in running the Nook. He or she reports to the Program Manager, Meghalaya State Team.

What will you do?

  • Helping learners identify learning goals and develop action plans on how to reach them
  • Support learners in their learning journeys at the Nook
  • Supporting learners identify tools, make project budgets and make purchases of required tools and materials.
  • Reviewing learning goal/project progress
  • Helping learners with technical support when they are unable to move across barriers
  • Inviting technical experts for talks and workshops
  • Organizing technical sharing sessions
  • Conduct periodic induction programmes at the nook

 

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Program Leads for CM Youth Centres (Meghalaya)

M&E Officer (Consulting), Meghalaya, CM Youth Centres

The M&E Officer will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring high-quality inputs and achieving the desired results in a timely manner while maintaining the programs’ strategic vision. The M&E Officer will assist in preparing reports to show progress and impact and will monitor program activities. The M&E Officer will also be responsible for the collection and analysis of data and work closely with the program team.

What will you Do?
  • Take the qualitative and quantitative M&E system, implement and oversee programme monitoring activities
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures. Monitor data quality tracking the progress of activities and contribute to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary
  • Define key performance indicators to assess the success and impact of the program(s)
  • Recommend management information systems
  • Keep abreast of developments in program/grant changes and progress to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase performances and results

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Learning and Development and HR Manager, Meghalaya CM Youth Centres

As an L&D and HR Manager, you will cater to the training, development and growth needs of a large team (60 people) and contribute towards talent development. The role will allow you to make a real impact on our team of fellows in a dynamic, innovative and fast-paced environment to constantly build skillsets to address new challenges that emerge in the communities where the Youth labs will come up. While you will start with implementing the training developed already, you will also be responsible to observe, analyse and build upon the existing framework. You will also handle payroll management, team onboarding, team assessments, work-culture management and so on.

What will you Do?
  • Managing a smooth hiring/contracting process
  • Supporting team members with any HR-related challenges in their work
  • Managing conflicts
  • Supporting the assessment of team members’ performance
  • Ensuring that the DEFY work policy is followed
  • Enabling growth opportunities for team members
  • Executing and evolving training programs with the field staff
  • Managing an inclusive, creative and aspirational work-culture

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