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Choice Youth Leadership Programme

The Seagull Foundation for the Arts seeks an experienced Project Manager on a minimum 18-month contract to manage its Choice Youth Leadership Programme from Calcutta, India.

Chioce is an organization offering internships of varying lengths to a maximum of 30 to 40 young persons (aged 1825) from different parts of India, with the aim of broadening their options and nurturing a sense of social responsibility by facilitating placements in developmental NGOs working in different areas of social concern, environment issues, arts groups, educational institutions and special education institutes.

Choice is looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience of programme management in at least one of the following fields: education, youth work, arts and culture, development. The person should be fluent in English with some experience of grant/finance management, willing to travel and work extended hours if required. The post requires a creative thinker with good problem-solving and negotiation skills who is also a good oral and written communicator. Above all, evidence of commitment to the holistic development of young people as active and socially engaged citizens is required. The post will be based in Calcutta, India.

The deadline for submissions is 30 March 2007. Please send your resume (include age, contact details, academic and employment history, with particular attention to current occupation, and contact details of 2 referees) to the address below. The resume should be accompanied by a supporting statement as to why you are interested in this post. Submissions can be made by email (Project Manager as subject) or post.

Contact information: Choice Youth Leadership Programme, The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, 26 Circus Avenue, Calcutta 700 017, India; tel.: 033 2287 7942/3737; fax: 033 2280 5143; e-mail: choicemakers@rediffmail.com