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The Period Fellowship 2024: Fellowship with Stipend INR 50,000

Uninhabited is inviting candidates for a Fellowship with Stipend of INR 50,000.

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Uninhibited Improving the equitable participation of women and girls through safe spaces, MH & SRH information, products, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Notification for this fellowship with stipend:

Uninhibited, an India-based nonprofit, is dedicated to erasing the stigma around menstrual health for the 355 million menstruating women and girls in the country. Our mission is twofold: first, we aim to create safe spaces in marginalised communities, enabling women and girls to fully participate in society, education, and work without the hindrance of menstrual challenges. Second, we are committed to transforming public schools into environments that are more accommodating and supportive of adolescents, particularly girls. Through various
programs, we focus on behavioral change, engaging with stakeholders to ensure a lasting impact. Our work contributes to SDGs 3, 5, and 6.2, and since 2016, we’ve positively impacted 350,000 women and girls in 10 states. Our ambitious goal is to reach 1.5 million in the next 5 years, empowering them to overcome menstrual barriers and make better life choices, ultimately fostering a brighter future.

At Uninhibited we keep our values at the centre of our work and actions. Our culture has a high degree of influence in the way we show up at work as individuals and as a team. The idea of a great candidate would be someone who feels as strongly about our values as we do.

Our core values are:
  • Empathy
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Ownership
  • Breaking silences
  • Scaling with impact

Uninhibited’s values and actions are human centered and aims to helping individuals connect themselves to the larger goal and purpose. There is a deliberate intention to create safe spaces, to experiment, innovate and embrace failure. The space cultivates non-judgmental attitude and an environment of radical candor built on the foundations of love.

Are you passionate about gender equity and breaking silences? See yourself joining an inspiring cohort of future menstrual health leaders?

The Period Fellowship (TPF) is a paid 24 month leadership journey where Period Fellows are immersed in the nuances of MH & SRH in rural contexts, capacitated to drive behaviour change at the grassroots, and advocate at a District-level to create India’s menstrual health friendly Districts.

Apply to Join The Period Fellowship 2024-26

Join The Period Fellowship (TPF) as a Period Fellow in Madhya Pradesh & Karnataka working intensively with Government bodies at the district level. Embark on a 24-month grassroots fellowship shaping future menstrual health leaders. TPF aims to reform public health and school systems to be adolescent-friendly, inspiring girls to access healthcare for their development.

TPF’s scalable approach includes menstrual health education, life skills, suitable facilities, and sanitary products. We believe empowering girls leads to active, healthy lives, fostering improved self-confidence and better life choices.

Apply now to be part of this impactful initiative.

Why become a Period Fellow?
  • Embark on a transformative 24-month journey where you will gain invaluable grassroots experience, delving into the intricacies of behaviour change, gender dynamics, reproductive health, sanitation, and resource accessibility in rural India.
  • Our thoughtfully crafted leadership program goes beyond skill development—it fosters a powerful sense of community and purpose within the menstrual health space, preparing you to emerge as a leader in the field.
  • Challenge yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone, as the fellowship offers continuous and assured learning experiences to overcome obstacles. Break the silence surrounding menstruation, creating safe and brave spaces for impactful conversations.
  • Immerse yourself in engaging workshops and experiential training programs on Menstrual Health & Hygiene, and Sexual Reproductive Health.
  • Moreover, seize a unique opportunity to collaborate with government systems, actively leading and shaping sustainable initiatives in the menstrual health ecosystem.

Join us in this empowering fellowship, where every experience is a step towards becoming a leader in the menstrual health ecosystem and breaking barriers in the process.

Responsibilities we will trust you with:
Working with Government Department:
  • Capacity building of government healthcare workers to facilitate menstrual health and hygiene in schools
  • Lead and sustain powerful menstrual health initiatives within government systems while problem solving for challenges.

Training and Facilitation:

  • Sensitising and training government healthcare workers to create safe spaces in adolescent clinics
  • Bridging the gaps of healthcare with Hello Saathi:
  • Ensuring e-health access through Hello Saathi helpline (Hello Saathi is Uninhibited’s e-health service, providing women and girls with access to answers related to menstruation and sexual reproductive health. Additionally, it offers free doctor consultations over thephone.)

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct WASH infrastructure and healthcare audits to share feedback to the state Diligently monitor and evaluate the outcomes and impact of the work.
  • Cohort building and leadership journey
  • Build on leadership capacities by reflecting on one’s fellowship’s journey and experiences and documenting learnings
  • Building a community with the diverse cohort by seeking and giving support during the fellowship, creating safe spaces for self and the cohort.

Organisation’s culture

  • Championing Uninhibited’s culture, values and working norms in your role and in relation to other roles in the organisation
  • Represent organisation’s work in different spaces.

Competencies and eligibility criteria:

Qualification: Having completed graduate studies.

Age: Minimum 25 years of age.

Will be working out of: Willingness to relocate to rural regions of Madhya Pradesh or Karnataka.(Preference would be given to local candidates from specified regions).

Language Skills:
1.Proficient in Hindi or Kannada. (Hindi for Madhya Pradesh, Kannada for Karnataka).
2. Working knowledge of English is preferred.

Past work experience: 5-7 years of professional/field experience, particularly with marginalised communities which includes 1-2 years of experience with government systems.

Commitment: Full-time commitment to The Period Fellowship over 24 months.

Required skill sets:

  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Familiarity with remote connectivity tools.(Google Meet, Zoom etc)
  • Proficiency in laptop and smartphone usage
  • Have a good understanding of government policies
  • Excellent documentation skills; ability to analyse and share key insights with the team
  • Has strong advocacy skills
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Exceptional communicator with assertive communication and strong diplomatic skills, adept at collaborating with multiple stakeholders, fostering accountability, and navigating negotiations for positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrates a healthy approach to conflict resolution, showcasing strong relationship- building skills while effectively managing difficult conversations.

Winning attitudes and mindsets:

  • Passionate about gender equity, women empowerment or menstrual health.
  • Low ego, collaborative team member
  • Prioritises their own mental health and self care.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity
  • Able to receive and give feedback constructively.
  • An instinctive self-starter and problem solver who can quickly identify opportunities and make the most of them.
  • Highly organised and resourceful, with an ability to drive focus, clarity and prioritisation.

Logistical Requirements:

  • Owns a laptop and can connect remotely.
  • Two-wheeler and riding skills for block-level field travel.

Brownie points for this Fellowship with stipend:

  • Having ground experience of working with schools and rural/tribal communities.
  • Having provided direction and managed teams while working on a milestone end to end.
  • Having awareness about the larger menstrual health context of the world.
  • Having an understanding of how the menstrual health ecosystem is intersectional and interacts with different aspects of the society.

What we offer for this Fellowship with stipend:

  • A full time position placed in one of the districts in Karnataka or Madhya Pradesh.
  • Please note: We would like to know your preferred district of placement during the selection process, however, it will be tough for us to guarantee that you will be placed at the place of preference. We will disclose your location during the signing of the contract.
  • An opportunity to be part of the journey of Uninhibited as it embarks on to its next phase
  • Access to a flourishing network within the social development sector.

Remuneration for this Fellowship with stipend:

A monthly stipend of 50,000 INR.

Increment: Stipend increase in the second year contingent on your performance.

Application Process for this Fellowship with stipend:

Please note that each stage follows a selection criteria and you will be contacted for the subsequent stage only if you clear the stage preceding it.

I – Submitting your resume and application form
II – Telephonic interview
III – Selection Conference (in person in MP and Karnataka) – Group Discussion &

Personal Interview (Tentatively to be held on the last week of February)

People from communities that are marginalised by barriers of caste, class, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, language and/or geography are encouraged to apply.

Uninhibited prioritises equal opportunity and wants to create space for diverse individuals to be part of the team by ensuring a safe and non- discriminatory space is created for everyone.

To apply for this Fellowship with stipend visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOzfrMlkIP_KiVSjVrTInzMjlfkwZ0059-_rYtqJGMVZUYwQ/viewform

Also visit: www.noticedash.com

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