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Programme Associate / Senior Associate

Ecosystems Communities and Tourism

Position: Programme Associate / Senior Associate

Role: The Ecosystems Communities and Tourism Programme studies the impacts that unregulated tourism has on the environment and on communities dependent on natural resources. Therefore tourisms’ incursions into coastal areas, hill and mountain regions, forests, wetlands mangroves is what we study. Rights of local communities particularly indigenous people, policy and plans that are in contravention of these rights, are of interest to us. We would prefer candidates with a background in environmental issues, environmental policy and law, experience in research and the interest and commitment to network with grassroots, movements and individuals on these issues.

Job Description:
  • Propose, develop, execute and support research
  • Plan and contribute to campaign and advocacy processes by formulating campaign / briefing notes,
  • Papers and presentations
  • Monitoring of trends and developments
  • Support in the preparation of funding proposals and other written documentation
Experience: Minimum 3-5 years in similar or related capacities is required. We would prefer candidates who are comfortable working on Coastal issues and have experience in research. The position requires an open minded and flexible person who is able to and can manage his/ her own workload.
Duration: Six months probation followed by a review and confirmation as core staff on satisfactory performance
Monthly Compensation: Salary based on qualifications and experience

Requirements: If you have the energy and desire to work on tourism issues, have excellent analytical and communication skills, enjoy multi-tasking, are willing to travel and have an inter-disciplinary approach, we would be very keen to hear from you! Work experience in the development sector particularly in advocacy, research and connecting with local groups and movements and supporting their struggles will be important. Sharing our vision and values will be critical. Fluency with more than one Indian language will be valued.
Process to be followed by Applicant: Send your detailed CV (including personal, educational, employment details and references) along with a covering note explaining ‘Why I think I am the right candidate’ (details below) to hr@equitabletourism.org. In the note please indicate the position you are applying for. Only selected applicants will be contacted and the person selected will be expected to join within one month of an offer being made.
Why do you think you are the right candidate?
Please explain in brief in relation to the following points; but feel free to add further points:
  • Your involvement and familiarity with tourism
  • Your experience of research, campaign and advocacy work
  • Your ability to plan & implement programmes and to work independently and within teams
  • Your sensitivity to issues
  • Your willingness to travel and openness to work outside prescribed work period
Any other necessary information, which you may have to offer.