Get Involved

There are four different ways you can get involved with Praxis UK’s work: as a salaried member of staff, a consultant, a volunteer or an advisor.

  • Internship in India

    Praxis currently has an opening for an intern at one of its offices in India. For further information on the post and how to apply, please click here.

  • Consultant opportunities

    Praxis UK maintains a database of international consultants with experience in participatory approaches in a wide range of topics. We are particularly interested in expanding our pool of consultants from the South. If you would like to be considered for the Praxis UK consultant database, please email your CV to info@praxis-uk.org quoting reference ‘CO’.

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  • Volunteering opportunities

    From time to time, volunteering opportunities arise with Praxis UK. We believe in supporting our committed volunteers to get the most out of their volunteering experience. To enquire about current volunteering opportunities, please email a copy of your CV to info@praxis-uk.org, quoting reference ‘VO’ with a covering letter explaining what you would like to learn, and what you feel you have to contribute.

  • Advisory team opportunities

    In addition to our trustees, Praxis UK also has two advisory teams to help guide us with specific aspects of Praxis UK’s work . We currently have a programmatic advisory team and a resource mobilisation advisory team. If you have considerable experience in these themes, and would like to broaden it still further by contributing to the growth of new charity, please contact info@praxis-uk.org quoting reference AO

Current vacancies

Designation: Junior Salesforce Systems Engineer – Pathways Project

Reporting to: Director, Operations, Praxis UK or any person deputed by them

Location: New Delhi / Chennai, work may involve local travel

Duration: 12-month contract

Remuneration: Will be competitive and on a par with the best in the industry

Role Description

This is a practical, hands-on technical role involving the development of new desktop and mobile application SaaS features hosted on a Salesforce platform. The successful candidate will be developing new features identified in a backlog spanning reporting; security and access control; workflows and user experience enhancements. The successful candidate will also be responsible for migrating existing datasets and customisations onto the platform and will therefore be very comfortable managing and transforming datasets. The successful candidate will report to a technical lead and to the programme manager.

 

This role is a unique opportunity to develop new skills in the humanitarian sector as well as making a meaningful contribution using technology. The successful candidate will build new skills in technical leadership and Salesforce design & architecture.

 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

It is expected that the candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in relevant technology projects in industry, as well as a relevant degree in computer science, or an equivalent engineering or mathematical discipline. Previous Salesforce engineering experience is preferred, although candidates who can demonstrate equivalent expertise in similar technologies and an ability to learn new skills will also be considered.

Essential

  • Good written and verbal English communication skills.

  • Good written and verbal skills in at least one of either Hindi, Tamil or Bengali.

  • Excellent experience and comfort working with relational database systems, including database design, using SQL and database reporting technologies.

  • Experience in the full lifecycle of software development in web-based cloud technology projects, including requirements gathering, development, testing and implementation.

  • Experience working with users during the development of user interfaces or UX in general.

  • Proven experience in application development in at least one modern programming language.

  • Track record of quickly learning and using new technologies.

  • Comfortable presenting and demoing technology to a group.

Desirable

  • Previous experience as a functional developer or system administrator on Salesforce.

  • Advanced spreadsheet / business intelligence features including Power Query, data visualization, etc.

  • Previous exposure to Python, HTML, JavaScript.

 

How to apply

Email CV (refer to sample format above) and a cover letter explaining ‘Why I should be considered for the position’ to info@praxis-uk.org by May 10. The applicant is requested to clearly indicate the Position Title in the subject heading. Applications without the cover letter will not be considered. Employer references will be required at time of recruitment.

 

Praxis believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women and trans-sexual candidates and those belonging to SC/ ST and minority communities.

 

Praxis offers attractive compensation and is on the top end of similar organisations within the development sector. The position is contractual. 

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.