Careers

Janaagraha is a not for profit organization working in the space of urban reforms and citizen participation. Over the years, Janaagraha’s work has spanned numerous disciplines of urban development. People from diverse backgrounds – urban planners, communication experts, content developers, GIS specialists, digital marketing specialist- have enabled Janaagraha’ s transition from a movement to a robust institution. While collaborating with citizens and governments, Janaagraha has proactively sought people who embody the spirit ‘ Be the change you want to see’. If this is you, please write to us at work@janaagraha.org

Current Opportunities

ABOUT JANAAGRAHA
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s cities and towns. It defines “Quality of life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities. Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges
PURPOSE
The main purpose of the role is to support the Civic Learning Team in aspects related to the I Change My City Challenge: Action For Civic Change, an initiative to encourage participation from schools across the country in a practical project activity related to civic issues.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Call and email support to schools/Follow ups in order to explain the civic project and influence participation in the activity.
  • Personal visits to schools in order to present the open civic project and influence participation.
  • Data Entry of forms received as hard copies from schools.
  • Daily progress reports on various activities.
  • Innovate on ways to reach out to schools and ensure submissions.
  • Dealing with queries raised on the project by participants through chat/calls/emails.
Knowledge and experience
  • The candidate should ideally have some experience in dealing with schools.
  • The candidate should be smart, an initiative taker, proactive and driven.
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in office.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written & verbal.
Environmental demands
  • While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a project which is being attempted for the first time & therefore requires innovation and dedication. This would require considerable demands on time as well as flexibility to work with a large number of stakeholders and spending time outside the office managing relationships.
Other essential requirements
  • The job involves travel within Bangalore. The candidate should be well versed with Kannada and English