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Programme Associate / Senior Programme Associate
No of Positions - 02

October 2018

Position: Programme Associate / Senior Programme Associate

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

Monthly Compensation: Salary based on qualifications and experience

Location: The positions are based in Bengaluru

Position I
Description of the Programme:
Institutions, Policies and Tourism Models programme aims to influence tourism policy, models and practice by the leadership of local communities for greater sustainability and local benefits.There is little deliberation as to what models of tourism are relevant to a specific destination. Our work focuses on building a body of knowledge on current models being practiced that affect lives of people living in the region as well as collaborating with communities and people's institutions to build, influence and take charge of tourism development in the region.

Role:The work on policy looks at analysing and influencing state and central tourism policies & schemes, with the objective to making them more representatives of people's aspirations of tourism.
We strive to build a fellowship of people across the country who will work independently on tourism issues and facilitate the formation of platforms / spaces where people impacted by tourism are able to come together and take on tourism issues in a collective manner.

Experience: Minimum 3 years experience in similar or related capacities is required. We would prefer candidates who are comfortable working on policies, tourism models 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.

Position II
Description of the Programme:
The Economics of Tourism programme is primarily concerned with implications of tourism on the local economy, tourism industry imperatives on tourism development and macroeconomic issues of tourism finance. Our current work focuses on how tourism influences land ownership and use in the tourism destinations and labour rights among the unorganised and organised workforce. Corporate Accountability in the tourism industry, especially of hotels and travel and tour operators vis-a-vis their practices are explored. Institutions financing tourism – international and national, and their policies are assessed for their implications on tourism policy making, tourism development and impact on local communities.
We are looking to hire a person to work with us on the area of labour in tourism - working with the organised sector issues and unions and with the unorganised sector in tourism. EQUATIONS is currently working on understanding the hotel industry in the context of labour rights. Mapping labour mobilisation and working with hotel workers unions is also the aim of our current work. We also work on labour issues in tourism in the unorganised sector (street vendors, guides, artisans) focussing on labour rights and violations.

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 which position you are applying for. Only selected applicants will be contacted and the person selected will be expected to join within two weeks 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 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