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 Program Leader- Policy Governance & Advocacy
 Institute of Rural Research & Development (An initiative of S.M Sehgal Foundation)

 Location: Gurgaon
 Last Date: August 25, 2010
 Email: (Reference:


 Institute of Rural Research & Development

     (an initiative of the S. M. Sehgal Foundation) 

Opportunity for People to keep up the good work.

The Institute of Rural Research & Development  (IRRAD) is an initiative of the S.M. Sehgal Foundation and  is one of the leading nonprofit organizations working in the area of rural development in India. IRRAD’s mission is to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of people in the villages.  IRRAD works through its four main centers; Rural Research Centre (RRC), Capacity Building Centre (CBC), Natural Resources Management (NRM) and Policy, Governance and Advocacy (PGA).

IRRAD has the following opening for its Policy Governance and Advocacy (PGA) center:

Program Leader

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         Analyze and prioritize issues of rural governance

·         Work on models to strengthen rural governance

·         Interact with rural communities and plan/coordinate/conduct training sessions on governance

·         Assist in planning and coordinating policy level initiatives

·         Collect and analyze  public opinion about social issues affecting policy decisions

·         Participate in policy-making forums and assist in preparing representations for policy changes

·         Research and analyze local issues and advocate appropriate changes in policy   

The minimum qualification  required is Masters degree in Public Policy/ Sociology/ Law/Human Rights/Political Science or a related field with at least 4-5 years of work experience in issues related to good governance, rural development, public policy and advocacy, human rights, linking with policy makers and analyzing the existing policies and proposing recommendations. 

The candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills and ability to network with government bodies, policy makers and other development organizations.

Salaries at IRRAD are highly competitive and compatible within the non-profit sector. IRRAD fosters gender and social equity. Therefore, women and candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Those with required background and qualifications may submit their resume and cover letter indicating expression of interest:

Deadline for applying:  August 25th, 2010

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on IRRAD’s activities, please refer to our website



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