PRAJA - Making Democracy Work

 

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Vacancy for Project Officer at Praja Foundation

The Project Officer will be responsible for planning and executing activities related to specific issues in verticals such as health, education, crime, housing, civic issues and working of elected representatives. He/she will be involved in doing related research and analysis of allocated vertical, including filling RTI applications, collecting data, analyzing it and creating various communications and related advocacy work.

Experience

Freshers or individuals with upto 5 years experience preferably in the social development sector. Candidates from other fields passionate about development work are also welcome to apply.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate or Post graduate in Public Administration/Social work/Political Science/Management/Mass Media or Journalism or any other social science subject
  • Research & Analysis
  • Understanding of Right to Information Act, 2005
  • Understanding of political, governance & democratic concepts and working of Administration
  • Handling communication and other outreach activities with Elected representatives, Political Parties, Government Departments and NGOs
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and Internet/Social media
  • Competence in articulation (verbal and writing) in English.
  • Competence in Marathi language will be added advantage
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of commitment to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team

Job Descriptions:

The selected candidate will be based in Mumbai. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels. Please apply with your Curriculum Vitae (please include current and expected salary) to info@praja.org by 30th April, 2017. Also log on to www.praja.org.


Vacancy for the post of Translators of Hindi (Hindi to English) and Marathi (Marathi to English) on Freelance basis at Praja Foundation

About Praja Foundation

Founded in 1998, Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organization which empowers the citizen to participate in governance by providing knowledge and enlisting people’s participation. Praja aims to provide ways, in which the citizen can get politically active and involved beyond the ballot box, thus promoting transparency and accountability. Praja Foundation works towards four core sectors in Mumbai’s development and issues faced by ‘Aam Mumbaikar’ namely: Education, Health, Civic and Crime, and publishes regular reports on the same. This mainly involves working with the elected representatives and the administration.

The Hindi Translator will be translating data from Hindi to English and Marathi Translator will be translating from Marathi to English.

Experience

Fresher or with 2-3 years experience preferably in the translation field

Essential Qualifications:

  • Competence in articulation (verbal and writing) in English and Hindi or Marathi according to the post.
  • Graduate or Post graduate in any stream
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and Internet/Social media
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of commitment to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Job Descriptions:

The translator should be based in Mumbai and will be working on a freelance basis. Please apply with your Curriculum Vitae (please include current and expected remuneration) to info@praja.org. Also log on to www.praja.org.


Vacancy for Data Collection Officer at Praja Foundation

Founded in 1998, Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organisation that works towards accountable governance.

The data collection officer will work primarily on field, collecting data from various places across Delhi.

Following are the qualifications required for the post.

Experience

Graduation any stream. Data collection/ research work for at least 1-2 years

Essential Qualifications:

  • Data Collection
  • PR with Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  • Research / survey in Mumbai Administration and related
  • Data entry/checking if needed
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and internet
  • Good PR skills
  • English and Hindi

What you become/What you get

  • Help in bridging the gap between Citizens and their chosen representative.
  • Get to know how country’s capital Delhi is governed from the very basic level
  • Have an opportunity to interact face to face with different government authorities and institutions.
  • Know your rights as a citizen and how to practice them vis-à-vis your duties
  • Participate in improving the working of world’s largest democracy
  • Have a chance to  work for good governance around your surroundings
  • Develop and improve  your communications skills
  • Learn the efficient qualities like Team work, leadership, Goal achievement, planning, etc
  • Learn the application of Right to Information Act, 2005.

Job Descriptions:

The selected candidate will be based in Delhi. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels. Please apply with your Curriculum Vitae (please include current and expected salary) to info@praja.org by 30th April, 2017 Also log on to www.praja.org.


Vacancy for Data Checker at Praja Foundation

About Praja Foundation

Founded in 1998, Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organization that works towards accountable governance.

The Data Checker will work primarily checking data entries on Praja’s Data Management System (DMS) and in the MS Excel templates.

Experience

2-3 years’ experience preferably in the Management Information System (MIS) field/data entry

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate in any stream
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and Internet/Social media

Job Descriptions:

  • Validating/checking data
  • Data Management
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, excel and internet research and
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of commitment to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Research & Analysis

The selected candidate will be based in Mumbai. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels. Please apply with your CV to info@praja.org

Vacancy Postings of Accountant/ Senior Accountant for Mumbai

About Praja Foundation

Founded in 1998, Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organisation that works towards accountable governance. The Accountant / Senior Accountant will handle Praja’s Accounts and Administration related work.

Experience

5 years+ of experience in Accounts (Experience with NGOs will be appreciated)

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate in B.Com
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Tally ERP software
  • Proficient in handling FCRA accounts (Foreign Contribution Regulations Act)
  • Knowledge of Auditing
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and Internet Research
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of commitment to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team

Job Descriptions:

  • Managing Accounts (Local and FCRA)
  • Auditing
  • Preparing final accounts
  • Submitting the accounts to the Funding Organizations
  • Filing tax returns
  • Administrative work such as maintaining MIS, minutes of Board meetings

The selected candidate will be based in Mumbai. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels. Please apply with your Curriculum Vitae (please include current and expected salary) to info@praja.org. Also log on to www.praja.org.

Vacancy for Finance Manager at Praja Foundation

About Praja Foundation

Founded in 1998, Praja Foundation is a Mumbai-based non-partisan voluntary organisation that works towards accountable governance. Finance Manager will handle Praja’s Accounts and Administration related work.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Institutionalize its financial and reporting systems and processes to meet the needs and expectations of the growing organization.
  • Develop and implement a long-term financial plan.
  • Enable the provision of key financial and operational data/ insights, at a regular periodicity, to both the Project Director as well as the Board, for proactive, robust, and data-driven decision making
  • Ensure compliance of the organization to all relevant regulations and guidelines

Specific Responsibilities

  • Improve budgeting / financial modelling in alignment with long range and annual strategic plans.
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of financial policies and internal controls.
  • Streamline Board and management reporting systems (and formats) to provide critical insights for decision making and comfort on compliances; while meeting secretarial best practices under the Companies Act.
  • Develop a rhythm of monthly reporting such that critical financial information/ analysis is made available at an organizational as well as at a project level for appropriate action .
  • Track organizational performance against budgets, with a view to minimize variances.
  • Develop and track relevant metrics that enable greater efficiency and improved turnaround times.
  • Improve cash flow management and a system for six to twelve month rolling cash flow forecasts.
  • Enhance internal controls (including internal audit) along with process and controls documentation, and ensuring organization wide implementation of such policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary. Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Review legal contracts/ agreements. Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Collaboration with the Communications team in preparation of financial budgets to be included in donor proposals.
  • Ensure compliance of stipulations in donor contracts including adherence to reporting timelines.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology for seamless financial and operational management of projects, which assumes increasing significance as the diversity of projects / programs increases, and since capacity / resource management is a key cost driver.

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Post graduate degree/diploma in business management and finance, or equivalent professional qualification; Chartered Accountancy a further plus.
  • 12-15 years of experience in a financial role. No prior full-time social sector experience required provided the individual is willing to ramp up in a short period of time.
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment, be hands-on and build new systems/processes from round-up.
  • Strong team management and people skills.
  • Combination of strong strategic and analytical thinking.
  • Keen learning attitude and participatory approach.
  • Strong results orientation and proven ability to deliver to deadlines.
  • Commitment to accuracy, attention to detail and follow through.
  • Good interpersonal skills, especially listening skills and experience in managing relationships with diverse stakeholders (Board, donors, team members across the hierarchy) .
  • Maturity and the highest degree of integrity.
  • Ability to constantly solicit feedback from teams’ partners and make necessary changes and adjustments.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Praja’s mission.
  • Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong proficiency using all Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills in English; fluency in Hindi/Marathi is a plus.

Compensation:

Salary negotiable based on previous work experience.

Please apply with your Curriculum Vitae (please include current and expected salary) to info@praja.org. Also log on to www.praja.org