[PLUG] [OT] Job opening: Executive Manager for the Wikimedia India Chapter
jadine at cis-india.org
Tue Sep 11 13:51:16 IST 2012
Dear PLUG members,
JOB OPENING FOR EXECUTIVE MANAGER
India (Registered as Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit
organisation set up to promote Free and Open educational projects like
Wikipedia and build capacity among the Indian public to contribute to
such Projects. It is established in 2011 and works in coordination with
Wikimedia Foundation. It works with individuals and institutions
interested in the cause of sharing knowledge freely. Over the last two
years, the organisation has become operational and reached financial
stability and is set to grow rapidly to bring the benefit of free and
open knowledge to all Indians in all official languages of India.
The candidate will be the first staff member of the organisation
and will have the exciting opportunity of growing the organisation to
maximise its impact. The staff size is expected to grow 5 people over
The successful candidate will initially report to President
of the Wikimedia India or a designated Executive Committee(EC) member.
Most interactions will be with the EC and extended leadership team of
the Chapter, Members, Community and partner organizations. Hence the
candidate needs to be flexible about working hours. This position is
based in Bangalore, India. Salary will be commensurate with
Qualification. More details of work expected from the Candidate are
* Help develop short term and long term plans for the
growth of Wikimedia project readers and Editors
* Support Wikimedia
* Present about Chapter, Wikimedia Foundation and conduct
basic computer and Wiki literacy trainings.
* Hire additional
staff,interns as per plan
* Develop Fund raising plan and execute with
a goal of raising atleast 25% of budget locally in the first 2 years.
* Prepare drafts of regular communication for Members, Community, WMF,
Press and communication after approval by leadership team
Maintenance of books of Accounts, membership and Donor
database:Preparation & maintenance of Vouchers, issue of Receipts,
making payments, preparation and issue of checks and making cash
payments, TDS etc.,
* Preparation of Quarterly Financial statements.
* Preparation of Annual Accounts,coordination with Consultants and
* Filing of Income Tax returns and matters related to it.
Filing of Annual return with audited Accounts with the Registrar of
* Liason with Consultants and Government
Departments with regard to Section 12A Registration, FCRA, Online
membership/donation/voting for Society etc.
education, experience and skills are required: Education
degree in Commerce/Social Sciences/Science & engineering streams
Recently retired professionals with at least latest three
years of experience at Senior leadership level will be given preference.
For other candidates, 5-10 years over all experience with at least 3
years in leadership role is required. Skills
* Excellent written and
oral communication skills
* Ability to work with minimal supervision
* Experience of atleast three years with Office productivity software
for documentation, presentation, data analysis, financial management and
HOW TO APPLY
* If you wish to apply please send a CV
WITH A ONE PAGE ESSAY(600-800 WORDS) ON "STRATEGIES FOR MAXIMISING THE
IMPACT OF WIKIMEDIA INDIA AND THE ROLE FOR WMIN STAFF" to
careers at wikimedia.in  by Sep 15, 2012
* Only candidates shortlisted
will be called for Interview at Bangalore during Sep 15-Sep 23 and the
selected candidate is expected to take up the role from Oct 1, 2012.
Outstation candidates will have to make their own arrangements for the
interviews at Bangalore.
 mailto:careers at wikimedia.in
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