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TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual health Issues) has been operating a helpline on issues of Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for over 13 years. The helpline addresses these issues from a rights based, pleasure affirming and mental health perspective, providing information, counseling and referrals.

TARSHI is guided by the vision that all people have the right to sexual well–being and to an enjoyable and self–affirming sexuality. It works towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people’s lives and its programmes address all people, especially women of all ages, communities, classes and sexual preferences, with a focus on women and young people and their sexual and reproductive health and rights. TARSHI’s work includes providing much–needed and valued sexuality information, counselling and referrals to people of all ages on the TARSHI helpline, strengthening capacity of practitioners in the field through trainings on the interlinkages between rights and sexuality and reproductive health, sensitizing practitioners as well as the general public to sexual and reproductive rights through publications and public education. For more information, please go to www.tarshi.net

We are looking for bright and committed people for the following openings in TARSHI, in New Delhi:
  1. Counsellors
  2. Programme Associates
1. Counsellors:
We are looking for women counsellors, in the capacity of fulltime employees to be a part of the Helpline team based in New Delhi.

Counsellors will:
  • Take calls on the helpline
  • Keep and maintain records
  • Contribute to all aspects of the helpline, i.e. feed in data, track publicity, represent the helpline in meetings, and so on.
  • Ensure effective reporting of the helpline service.
  • Enhance their personal skills and knowledge by reading, observation and assignments.
  • Contribute to and participate effectively in TARSHI’s ongoing programmes and activities.
Women who fulfil the following criteria may apply
  • A Masters degree preferably in the Social Sciences.
  • Fluency in Hindi and English.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Keen intellectual and analytical abilities.
  • Initiative and responsibility.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working on issues of sexuality and reproductive health in India and prior work experience on a Helpline is greatly preferred.
All counsellors will undergo in–house training at TARSHI.

Please send your CV and a cover note of not more than 500 words as to why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this opening to jobs@tarshi.net

2. Programme Associates
We are also looking for Programme Associates to be based in New Delhi for the following activities:
  • Assisting in developing training modules and courses for various training needs including a teacher’s training module and e–learning courses based on TARSHI’s training manual and programmes.
  • Contributing to TARSHI’s public education activities by writing technical papers, making presentations, assisting in the development of TARSHI’s publications, and maintaining and updating TARSHI’s knowledge base and website content.
The Programme Associate will also
  • Develop the programmes in keeping with TARSHI’s vision.
  • Ensure effective reporting of the programmes.
  • Assist in logistics of in–house and external training.
  • Assist with writing proposals for the organisation.
  • Assist with developing of budgets, monitoring and accounting for expenditures.
  • Disseminate information on the programmes.
  • Participate in networks on issues of sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights and women’s rights and build alliances with other NGOs and civil society stakeholders.
  • Represent the organisation at various fora.
Those with the following characteristics may apply
  • A relevant post–graduate degree.
  • Fluency in English and Hindi.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working on issues of sexuality and reproductive health in India.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to multi–task, organise, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Keen intellectual and analytical abilities.
  • Initiative, creativity and responsibility.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
Please send your CV, a sample of your written work as well as a cover note of not more than 500 words as to why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this opening to jobs@tarshi.net

TARSHI is committed to diversity in its staffing and to the maintenance of an environment free of discriminatory practices. TARSHI’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals. No individual shall be discriminated against because of her or his actual or perceived age, gender, caste, class, disability, HIV status, marital status, religion or sexual preference.

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