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Location: Mumbai

About Praja

Founded in 1998, Praja is a non-partisan organisation enabling accountability in governance. Praja empowers citizens to participate in governance by providing knowledge and perspective so that they can become politically active and involved beyond the ballot box. It undertakes extensive research and highlights civic issues to build awareness of, and mobilise action by the government and elected representatives.


Praja conducts research to collate and disseminate information on civic issues to citizens, the media, and the government. It works closely with elected representatives to identify and address inefficiencies in their work process, bridge the information gap, and help them take corrective measures.


The Role

The Data Officer will primarily be responsible for end-to-end data processing i.e. from data collection to its processing and support projects team in research activities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Filing RTI Applications to collect data.
  • Data Collection from various sources and administration officials and ward offices
  • PR with Municipal Corporation Officials
  • Compile, verify the accuracy, and sort and register information according to priorities to prepare source data for computer entry.
  • Data Entry of Statistics and Coding within time limits.
  • Validate and continuous checking all incoming data.
  • Translation of Hindi and Marathi data to English.
  • Data Management (Maintain and regularly update the Management Information System including upload of data in CMS).
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities, and if possible check output.
  • Assist in preparing data reports and analysis of data through tables and graphical representation.
  • Research/surveys in the Administration.
  • Assist in Management and organising events including stakeholder communication.

Educational Qualifications/Other Skills

  • Graduate in any stream
  • 2-3 years’ experience preferably in management information systems/data entry.
  • Good knowledge of computers – Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint.
  • Good working knowledge of internet research.
  • Ability to effectively analyse and interpret data.
  • Ability to work effectively with deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge of governance and policies.
  • Command over English Hindi and Marathi languages.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in a team.


The selected candidate will be based in Mumbai. Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge and experience levels. Please apply with your resume (please include current and expected salary) to For further information please log on to