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Program Officer Outreach, Transforming Urban Governance (TUG)


2-3 years (preferably from the social sector)

Reporting To

Program Coordinator – Outreach, TUG


Praja Foundation




About Praja

Founded in 1998, Praja is a non-partisan organization 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 the awareness of and mobilize action by the government and elected representatives. Praja conducts research on functions, powers and capacity of municipal corporations. It works closely with elected representatives, administration, civil society organisations and youth towards empowerment and strengthening of the grassroots democracy. It does this by collecting, analysing, and presenting data on the state of various municipal services – civic services, health, education, crime and policing, housing & transport. Over the years, Praja has expanded to publish report cards on the performance of councillors and MLAs, conducting capacity building workshops for elected representatives and launching initiatives to engage with citizens.


The Role

Under the Citizen Engagement initiatives on Urban Governance, Praja Foundation continuously engages with the Youth (through Internships, Fellowships, College Workshops and Prajatantra – Praja’s National Youth Festival); Academic Institutions (capacity building workshops, projects) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).


The Program Officer will provide support on youth engagement, outreach with academic institutions and CSO engagement PAN India. The Program Officer will also be responsible to provide support on outreach and capacity building of stakeholders such as elected representatives, administration, on issues related to urban governance and also help the research team to carrying out research and analysis to help build the case for introducing a coherent package of reforms to transform the way urban governments function to make them more accountable, transparent and responsive to the needs of the citizens. The role will involve field work and travel to different cities on a short notice.


Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that advocacy messages are disseminated in an effective manner.
  • Moderation and facilitation of capacity building workshops with stakeholders.
  • Increase awareness of program objectives and goals.
  • Initiate and maintain collaboration and follow-up of initiatives with key program stakeholders and partners.
  • Identify relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences.
  • Bolster program advocacy drives to facilitate and accelerate resource mobilization to effectively support the achievement of program and Praja’s goals.
  • Organize internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies, and international development organizations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase and improve public outreach.
  • Prepare promotional material on the project, including pamphlets, videos.
  • Research and prepare list of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors for the program’s advocacy efforts.
  • Help research team in data collection from different cities in India.


Educational Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Graduate/ Post graduate in Public Administration/ Social work/ Development Studies.
  • At least two to three years’ experience in a non-profit entity.
  • Ability to understand, read and interpret documents such as Municipal Corporation Act, Municipal Budget document etc.
  • Research & analysis skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to clearly articulate his/her views in both written form and through presentations.
  • Should be ready to travel at short notice.
  • Comfortable and adept at building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including elected representatives, bureaucrats, civil society organisations, think tanks, and NGOs.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of commitment and ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/ PowerPoint and Internet/social media.



  • Ability to work in a team
  • Problem Solver
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Attention to Detail



  • 4.50 – 4.80 Lakhs per annum, commensurate with skill and experience


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