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 Senior Associate
Number of posts: 3

I. A position is open in the Economics of Tourism programme to work primarily on: 

Labour in tourism: Working with the organised sector issues and unions and with the unorganised sector in tourism.

Role:The Economics of Tourism Programme studies how local economies are impacted positively or negatively by tourism. It looks at labour issues in tourism in the unorganised sector (street vendors, guides etc) and organised sector (hotel employees) focussing on labour rights and violations. It investigates policy prescriptions such as Public Private Partnerships, Special Tourism Zones and Mega Tourism Projects.

Requirements:
Work experience in the development sector particularly on economic issues in advocacy, research and networking will be important. Minimum 5 years in similar or related capacities is required. We would prefer candidates who are comfortable working on economic issues and have experience in research. Sharing our vision and values will be critical. Fluency with more than one Indian language will be valued.

II. 2 positions are open in the Society, Culture and Tourism programme to work primarily on:

1. Caste and Tourism: The work on caste and tourism focusses on the links between tourism development and the caste based discrimination at tourism destinations. Another area of exploration is whether tourism creates equal opportunities for all castes from an economic perspective. The programme aims to build strong empirical data through studying the realities on ground to be able to negotiate/ dialogue for bringing about changes in the policy that will favour the marginalised communities.

2. Child and Tourism: The work on child and tourism studies the links between tourism development and the exploitation of children in the form of child labour, online abuse, sexual abuse, and trafficking. We work towards combating the exploitation of children in tourism by increasing awareness, devising strategies and developing mechanisms towards protection of children.

Role: Society, Culture & Tourism Programme examines the interactions, issues and impacts between tourism and varied society groups (women, children, & caste). We endeavour to bring in peoples perspectives and demands related to social and cultural needs, rights & concerns in tourism & related legislations, policies and plans.

Requirements: Work experience in the development sector particularly on social justice issues in advocacy, research and networking will be important. Minimum 6-8 years in similar or related capacities is required. We would prefer candidates with a background of having worked on these specific issues, experience in research and the interest and commitment to network with grassroots and other civil society organisations on these issues. Sharing our vision and values will be critical. Fluency with more than one Indian language will be valued.

All positions are based in Bangalore


Duration:
Six months probation followed by a review and confirmation as core staff on satisfactory performance.

Monthly compensation: Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Location: We are a small team, based in Bangalore, but work nationally.

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. Only selected applicants will be contacted and the person selected will be expected to join within a month of the 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:

  1. Your involvement and familiarity with research and tourism.
  2. Your ability to plan programmes, work independently and within a small team, and evidence of your capacity to plan and implement events and processes successfully.
  3. Your sensitivity to issues.
  4. Your willingness to travel and openness to work outside prescribed work periods

 Any other necessary information, which you may have to offer.

 We are located at:

 Flat no - A2, 1st floor, No 21/7,
2nd Cross, 1st A Main Road,
Atmananda Colony, Sultan Palya,
R T Nagar Post, Bengaluru – 560032

Tel: +91 (80) 23659711 / 23659722