Working With The
Jai Hind Project
The only open position we have
Now, the only position we have is this: An Intern!
Please allow us to explain.
You see, an interview, looking at resumes, and checking referrals is a great way to ask people to join organisations. We additionally believe that people who have to work closely in a structure that requires creativity, meaning and collaboration, should see each other and decide ‘Wah! Mazaa aa gaya…yahi hai mera ghar.”
So, irrespective of what level of work is to be done in the project and how experienced people are, we encourage them to first come and spend 90 days working with us. This is a good enough time for everyone to know each other and decide if The Jai Hind project is for you. We are very careful in taking on people as teammates and typically people not looking for meaningful work in the social sector do not last.
We believe in the constitution of India and are a secular organisation. All roles at the project are for people who are social issues savvy, India oriented and have a special interest in storytelling.
Our compensation system is based on this: Our people should be able to live a dignified life, and not be ashamed of choosing to work for the social sector. It should not just be 'passion' that drives them. Their children should be able to go to good colleges. They should be able to afford decent lives and homes.
Values of The Jai Hind Team
The Jai Hind Project is not just a job for us. Whilst we pay ourselves and come to work every day at an office, there is hardly a day when we do not remind ourselves of why we started the project in the first place.
It starts with India. We believe that India needs more and better heroes and role models to tackle a multitude of problems we face at our grassroots level and that each of us can be an ‘everyday hero’. Technically, we are storytellers, researchers, writers and filmmakers, and everyone has a role to play, but come closer and observe, and you will find why we see our work as an act of service.
Please take some time to read through our values, but more importantly, the behaviours that go with each:
"Seva Bhav" translates to "Service Attitude" in English. "Seva" refers to selfless service or volunteering, while "Bhav" denotes an attitude or mindset. Therefore, "Seva Bhav" encompasses the concept of having a selfless and compassionate attitude towards serving others. 1) Collaboration and Cooperation: Those embodying "Seva Bhav" value teamwork and collaboration. They willingly collaborate with others, share knowledge and expertise, and foster a cooperative environment where everyone can thrive and succeed together. 2) Proactive Helpfulness: "Seva Bhav" encourages teammates to be proactive in identifying and fulfilling the needs of others. They actively seek out opportunities to assist and contribute, anticipating where their support might be valuable. 3) Gratitude and Appreciation: Practicing "Seva Bhav" involves expressing gratitude and appreciation for the contributions and efforts of others. Team members acknowledge and recognize the work done by their colleagues, fostering a positive and supportive work culture. 4) Selflessness: Team members with "Seva Bhav" exhibit selflessness by putting the needs and interests of others before their own. They willingly offer their time, skills, and resources to assist and support their colleagues and stakeholders. 5) Continuous Learning and Growth: They embrace a mindset of continuous learning and personal growth. They seek opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge, enabling them to provide better service and support to their teammates and stakeholders. 6) Empathy and Compassion: They demonstrate a genuine concern for the well-being and feelings of others. They actively listen, understand, and respond with empathy and compassion to the challenges and difficulties faced by their teammates and clients. 7) Commitment to Excellence: While providing service, individuals with "Seva Bhav" strive for excellence in their work. They pay attention to detail, deliver high-quality results, and aim to exceed expectations in their service to others. 8) Respect and Humility: They treat others with respect, regardless of their position or role. "Seva Bhav" emphasizes humility, as team members recognize that everyone has something valuable to contribute and that no task is beneath them.
"Vinamrata" translates to "Humility" in English. It represents the quality of being modest, unassuming, and respectful towards others. Gratitude: Practicing Vinamrata involves expressing gratitude for the opportunities, support, and accomplishments. Team members show appreciation for the contributions of others and are grateful for the collective achievements of the team. Putting Team First: Finally, individuals with Vinamrata prioritize the needs and goals of the team over personal agendas. They understand that success is a collective effort and are willing to set aside personal interests for the greater good of the organization. Service to Others: Vinamrata extends to serving and supporting others. Team members willingly assist their colleagues, offer guidance, and contribute to the growth and development of their teammates. Respectful Communication: They communicate respectfully with their colleagues, superiors, and subordinates. They listen attentively, value diverse perspectives, and engage in constructive dialogue, even when disagreements arise. Modesty: Team members who embody Vinamrata display modesty in their actions and achievements. They do not boast or seek personal recognition but instead focus on the collective success of the team. Acknowledging Others: Individuals with Vinamrata recognize and acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of their teammates. They give credit where it is due and express appreciation for the efforts of others. Sharing Success: Rather than seeking personal glory, individuals with Vinamrata share and celebrate success collectively. They uplift their teammates, recognizing that success is a result of collaborative efforts. Lifelong Learning: They embrace a growth mindset and continually seek opportunities for learning and self-improvement. Vinamrata encourages individuals to remain humble in the face of knowledge and to strive for continuous personal and professional development. Collaborative Approach: Those embodying Vinamrata are willing collaborators. They value the ideas and input of others, actively seek input and feedback, and work collaboratively to achieve common goals. Openness to Feedback: Humility involves being open to feedback and accepting constructive criticism graciously. Team members embrace opportunities for growth and improvement, understanding that there is always something to learn from others.
"Wafadaari" translates to "Loyalty" or "Faithfulness" in English. It represents the quality of being loyal, devoted, and committed to a person, organization, or cause. Honesty and Integrity: Wafadaari includes being honest and maintaining a high level of integrity in all interactions. Loyalty does not involve covering up or participating in unethical practices but rather upholding ethical standards and promoting transparency. Continuous Improvement: Individuals with Wafadaari strive for continuous improvement and growth. They invest in their personal and professional development to enhance their skills and contribute more effectively to the organization's success. Long-term Perspective: Wafadaari involves having a long-term perspective and thinking beyond immediate gains. Team members prioritize the long-term success and sustainability of the organization, making decisions and taking actions accordingly. Commitment: Individuals who embody Wafadaari exhibit a strong sense of commitment towards their work, colleagues, and the organization as a whole. They demonstrate dedication and reliability in fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting their obligations. Ownership and Accountability: Wafadaari entails taking ownership of one's actions and being accountable for the outcomes. Team members do not shy away from responsibility but take pride in their work and accept the consequences of their decisions. Alignment with Company Values: Loyalty extends to aligning personal values with the values of the organization. Team members with Wafadaari uphold and promote the core values of the company, acting in accordance with its mission and vision. Confidentiality: Loyalty includes respecting and maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information within the organization. Individuals with Wafadaari handle confidential matters with utmost care and do not disclose them without proper authorization. Team Loyalty: Individuals with Wafadaari exhibit loyalty to their team and its members. They stand by their teammates during challenging times, offer support, and work collaboratively towards shared goals. Trustworthiness: Team members with Wafadaari are trustworthy and reliable. They consistently uphold their promises and commitments, ensuring that others can depend on them and have confidence in their actions. Support and Advocacy: Those practicing Wafadaari actively support and advocate for the best interests of their colleagues and the organization. They stand up for their teammates, offer assistance when needed, and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
"Bahaduri" translates to "Courage" or "Bravery" in English. It represents the quality of being courageous, bold, and fearless in the face of challenges or adversity. Leading by Example: Individuals embodying Bahaduri lead by example. They inspire others through their actions, demonstrating courage in their decision-making, and motivating their teammates to take risks and step outside their comfort zones. Courageous Communication: Team members practicing Bahaduri engage in courageous communication. They express their thoughts, ideas, and concerns openly and honestly, even when it may involve difficult conversations or potential conflict. Resilience: Bahaduri involves being resilient in the face of setbacks or failures. Individuals with this value bounce back from adversity, learn from their experiences, and persevere in the pursuit of their goals. Supporting Others: Courageous individuals support and encourage their colleagues in their own pursuits of growth and success. They inspire and motivate others to overcome challenges, fostering a culture of courage within the team. Taking Responsibility: Bahaduri involves taking responsibility for one's actions and decisions. Team members own up to their mistakes, learn from them, and work towards rectifying them without fear of consequences. Embracing Change: Bahaduri includes being open to change and embracing new opportunities. Team members with this value are adaptable and willing to step out of their comfort zones to explore new ideas, technologies, or ways of doing things. Standing up for Principles: Those practicing Bahaduri are willing to stand up for their beliefs and principles, even when it may be difficult or unpopular. They have the courage to voice their opinions and advocate for what they believe is right. Challenging the Status Quo: Individuals with Bahaduri question the status quo and challenge conventional thinking. They seek to improve existing processes, question assumptions, and push for positive change within the organization. Taking Initiative: Team members who embody Bahaduri take initiative and are proactive in tackling challenges. They step forward to address problems, propose innovative solutions, and take calculated risks when necessary. Embracing Innovation: Bahaduri includes embracing innovation and pushing boundaries. Individuals with this value are willing to explore new ideas, experiment with different approaches, and challenge traditional norms to drive innovation and progress.
"Raftaar" translates to "Speed" or "Velocity" in English. It represents the quality of being swift, agile, and responsive in actions and decision-making. Continuous Improvement: Raftaar includes a commitment to continuous improvement. Team members actively seek opportunities to streamline workflows, optimize performance, and enhance efficiency, ensuring constant progress and growth. Agility: Individuals who embody Raftaar are agile in their approach. They adapt quickly to changing circumstances, embrace new ideas and technologies, and are responsive to market trends and customer needs. Proactive Problem-Solving: Those embodying Raftaar take a proactive approach to problem-solving. They identify issues or challenges early on, analyze them swiftly, and take immediate action to address and resolve them before they escalate. Risk-Taking: Raftaar encourages calculated risk-taking. Team members are willing to step out of their comfort zones, take calculated risks, and explore new opportunities, understanding that progress often requires embracing uncertainty. Sense of Urgency: Team members with Raftaar work with a sense of urgency and purpose. They understand the importance of acting promptly, being proactive, and seizing opportunities in a timely manner, avoiding unnecessary delays. Adaptability: Raftaar involves being adaptable and flexible in the face of changing circumstances. Team members are open to new ideas, embrace innovation, and adjust their strategies and approaches as needed to stay ahead in a dynamic business environment. Responsiveness: Individuals practicing Raftaar are responsive to internal and external stakeholders. They promptly address inquiries, provide timely feedback, and ensure smooth communication channels to maintain productive relationships. Timeliness: Team members with Raftaar value timeliness and understand the importance of delivering results within specified deadlines. They prioritize tasks effectively, manage their time efficiently, and strive to meet or exceed expectations in a timely manner. Decisiveness: Raftaar involves making timely and well-informed decisions. Individuals with this value analyze information quickly, weigh the pros and cons, and take decisive actions, minimizing delays and avoiding unnecessary indecisiveness. Efficient Execution: Individuals with Raftaar focus on efficient execution of tasks and projects. They streamline processes, eliminate unnecessary steps, and leverage resources effectively to accomplish objectives with speed and precision.
"Ho-jayega" translates to "It will happen" or "It will be done" in English. It represents the quality of optimism, perseverance, and a can-do attitude. Celebration of Achievements: Individuals with Ho-jayega celebrate achievements, both big and small. They acknowledge and appreciate milestones and successes along the way, fostering a positive and motivating work environment. Problem-Solving Mindset: Those practising Ho-jayega adopt a problem-solving mindset. They approach problems with a proactive attitude, seeking solutions and focusing on finding ways to overcome obstacles rather than dwelling on the difficulties. Can-Do Attitude: Ho-jayega includes a can-do attitude where team members believe that they have the capability and resourcefulness to accomplish tasks and achieve goals. They approach their work with confidence and a belief that they can make things happen. Optimism: Individuals who embody Ho-jayega maintain a positive outlook and believe in the possibility of success. They approach challenges with optimism, seeing them as opportunities for growth and improvement. Collaboration and Support: Those practising Ho-jayega foster collaboration and support within the team. They encourage teamwork, share knowledge and resources, and provide encouragement and assistance to their colleagues. Flexibility: Ho-jayega includes being flexible and adaptable. Team members are willing to adjust their plans and approaches as needed, embracing change and remaining open to new possibilities. Resourcefulness: Ho-jayega involves being resourceful and creative in finding solutions. Team members with this value think outside the box, leverage available resources effectively, and explore alternative approaches to overcome challenges. Positive Communication: Individuals embodying Ho-jayega communicate positively and confidently. They inspire and motivate others with their optimistic outlook, encouraging the team to believe in their collective ability to succeed. Resilience: Individuals with Ho-jayega exhibit resilience in the face of adversity. They bounce back from setbacks, learn from failures, and remain determined to achieve their objectives. Perseverance: Ho-jayega involves a strong sense of perseverance and determination. Team members with this value do not give up easily in the face of obstacles or setbacks. They persistently pursue their goals, finding alternative solutions and strategies to overcome challenges.