About Avantika Foundation

Avantika Foundation is a Section 25, not-for-profit organisation working towards its mission of “Building the civic muscle of women” in rural Karnataka. From 2012, Avantika Foundation has been working towards strengthening the 73rd amendment of the Indian Constitution by doing OD (organisation development) work in panchayats. With the change in leadership at Avantika the focus now is more on building the ecosystem to support the women in SHGs participate more effectively in the local governance.

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Overview of the Role

The Program Associate will report directly to the Directors of Avantika Foundation.

  1. Research & Writing: Conduct surveys, in depth research and documentation regarding Avantika’s intervention, grant process documents, case studies etc.
  2. Design & Strategy: Strengthening methodologies, curriculum and change management processes.
  3. Fundraising & Partnerships: Stay up to date with grants, ngo partners and potential donors. Set in motion, operationalise and nurture strong partnerships for implementation of the intervention.
  4. Project Management: Work closely with NGO partners and Community Based Organisations for the implementation of the intervention.Ensure periodic reviews and documentation of the project to ensure its as per schedule including but not limited to reports.
  5. Administrative work related to the intervention.


  • Have a passion for working with women in rural areas
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be detail oriented and a compulsive documenter
  • Be comfortable working in Google Workspace and related collaborative platforms
  • Enjoy creative environments, experimentation and action oriented work
  • Be willing to travel and conduct research on ground from time to time
  • Have experience in field work and project management
  • Be resourceful and able to take ownership of all roles and responsibilities
  • Know Kannada – as an added advantage

How to Apply

  • Email your resume to [email protected] and answer these questions in the email:
    • How does this job and organization interest you?
    • What makes you the right person for this position?
  • Please provide two professional references with their names, professional relationship and contact details.
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