About the organization
Kolkata Rista is a transgender community based organization (CBO) that has, over the last 20 years, worked in four states of India (West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh), with various subgroups of the broader LGBTQI+ community, i.e. those of non-normative sexual orientation and gender identity. This includes people who identify as Transgender, Hijra, Kothi, Lesbian, Gay, Queer as also the often ‘hidden’ populations of Dupli, Parikh, Giria etc. who rarely publicly identify. Amongst these groups are included male and transgender sex workers. Kolkata Rista, is run by members of these communities themselves and over the years the programmes and strategies of the organization represent an approach sensitive to the ground level experiences of exclusion and marginalization due to gender and sexual divergence from the heteronormative structures of society. Kolkata Rista is sensitive to socio-cultural diversity and celebrates pluralistic nature in the surrounding: ‘All roses are roses but all roses are not red!’
For the post of Programme Manager candidates should be from master degree background with a good level of knowledge in English (Speaking and Writing). Candidates who have past experience working with NGO and CBO and knowledge about proposal writing will get an extra preference.
Location - Kolkata and for surrounding districts, West Bengal