[Closed] Call for Applications: Programme Officer (Event & PR)

The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore Centre for Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political” (ICAS:MP), a project under the aegis the Max Weber Stiftung India Office, is looking for a

Programme Officer (Event & PR)

The position could start as early as 1st May 2023 and is initially for one year with the possibility of extension for at least 3 years. The successful candidate will report to the Co-Directors and the Academic Coordinator of ICAS:MP, and will work closely together with the Programme Officer (Finance). The selected candidate is expected to assume responsibility for the general and all-round support for the running the office of ICAS:MP. Her/ His tasks shall include but not be limited to:

  • Will assist the Academic Coordinator in all administrative matters
  • Organisation of all ICAS:MP events and meetings
  • Assisting with logistical problems of the Fellows in India (such as helping with visa issues or providing general support for living in Delhi)
  • Close collaboration with, and back up for the Programme Officer Finance
  • Designing and executing a PR strategy in collaboration with the other team members: Website, Social Media Marketing, Documentation of Events
  • Instructs the Office Assistant and Programme Assistant together with the Programme Officer Finance
  • Establishing workflows and administrative processes in relation to events and PR in collaboration with the Academic Coordinator
  • Ensures regular and systematic communication for administrative matters with the concerned colleagues at the Max Weber Stiftung in Bonn and in Delhi

Initial salary of at least Rs 86,000 per month depending on qualifications and experience plus housing and travel allowance. Medical benefits, Annual Bonus and Employee Provident Fund would also apply.

Skills and Experience

  • A University Master’s degree or an equivalent graduate professional qualification from a recognised university or professional body is essential
  • Ideally, at least 4 years’ experience in PR and event management
  • An understanding of Indian accounting systems and software would be an added advantage We expect sound computer skills. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • An excellent command of English and of Hindi; German language skills or the willingness to learn German
  • An understanding of/experience within the Indian and German academic landscape as well as a background in academia are of advantage
  • The position requires very good communication skills and the ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Work experience in a research organisation/NGO/cultural institute is desirable
  • Given the international nature of ICAS:MP (international scholars and conferences) experience of dealing with people from a diverse, international background and assisting with logistical problems in India would be of great advantage

The successful candidate will be employed by the Max Weber Stiftung, which is a family-friendly, equal opportunity employer dedicated to fostering workplace equality for men and women. As far as possible, the Centre allows for flexible working hours. Preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, cover letter, certificates, names and email addresses of 2 referees) by email in PDF format to Ms. Sukriti Manocha manocha@mwsindia.org by 19 April 2023. Postal applications will not be accepted.

Interviews will be conducted by end of April in New Delhi and/or hybrid, if needed. Only those candidates that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Should you not be available at the time, please indicate this in your cover letter.

For further information on ICAS:MP please see the following websites:



Cite this blog post
sukritimanocha (2023, March 30). [Closed] Call for Applications: Programme Officer (Event & PR). ICAS:MP. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/rfc1

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