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: Fundraising Consultant – Pathways Project

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

Location: New Delhi, work involves local travel

Duration: Delivery-based consultancy assignment spread across 7 months (September 2021 – March 2022)

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

Job profile

Responsible for exploring partnerships for Pathways Integrated Case Management Service (“Pathways”), a service for organisations working on the ground with communities vulnerable to modern forms of slavery to enable access to basic rights and entitlements.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Understand the workings of the Pathways service in consultation with the Pathways team

  • Identify areas / models of fundraising to help Pathways sustain as an independent service; create and implement a plan to operationalise these models

  • To this end, research and identify groups of prospective charitable, aid and corporate donors—in India and globally—with a history of making donations, and with interests that are aligned with the Pathways team and Praxis’ organisational ethos.

  • Assess the strengths and risks of different groups of funders and work with the Pathways team to prioritise the list.

  • Draft and finalise, with inputs from the Director, Operations and other senior staff members, a strong case-for-support document that could be used as the basis for all fundraising and partnership conversations. The case-for-support should include a well-articulated rationale for supporting the Pathways project, supplemented by a mixture of impact data, case studies as well as other multimedia materials such as photos and videos.

  • Engage with the prioritised list of donors, support the Pathways team to build longer-term relationships with them. Develop an internal system for recording interactions with donors.

  • Lead the preparation and submission of grant applications following approval from the Director, Operations and with significant inputs and support from the Pathways team.

  • Identify event and media opportunities to increase awareness of the Pathways services among the prioritised groups of donors.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Seven to 10 years of proven development sector fundraising experience.

  • History of engaging with and successfully securing donations from charitable, aid and corporate donors.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to speak convincingly about social issues and put together well-presented, error-free materials.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Hindi. Knowledge of Tamil will be an additional asset.

  • Strong understanding of issues of exclusion.

  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and organise time effectively and within a range of conflicting deadlines.

  • Good negotiating and diplomatic skills with experience of maintaining effective partnerships.

  • Good financial management and budgeting skills and a flawless record of financial integrity.

 

Desired Skills

  • Exposure to and understanding of engaging with national and international organisations, funding agencies, government officials

  • Experience of working with organisations providing data management services and / or working on issues of bonded labour, child labour, trafficking

  • Experience interfacing with the media

  • Knowledge of other regional/ foreign languages.

 

About the project

Praxis has been brought on board to develop and provide a digital service enabling frontline organisations in India to manage case and community data more effectively. In its pilot phase, Pathways (www.discoverpathways.org) catered to organisations working on the ground in several states in India with vulnerable communities.

 

How to apply

Email CV and a cover letter of no longer than one page explaining ‘Why I should be considered for the position’ to info@praxis-uk.org. The applicant is requested to clearly indicate the Position Title in the subject heading. Applications without the cover letter will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications without the cover letter will not be considered.

 

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

 

This post might involve regular contact with children and vulnerable communities and Praxis operates rigorous recruitment and selection procedures and checks that reflect its commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable population from abuse.

 

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.