PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) is a non-government, non-profit organisation that works with India’s rural poor. Across seven of the poorest states in the country, PRADAN professionals engage with disadvantaged communities to help them emerge from poverty and lead a life of dignity. PRADAN promotes Self-Help Groups, develops locally relevant economic activities, mobilises finances from government schemes and introduces models to improve livelihoods of the rural poor and sustain their progress.

Job Responsibilities:

Join PRADAN, a pioneering organization that empowers marginalized rural communities, particularly women, to transition from ‘farm-labourers’ to recognized ‘farmers’. As an Executive, your essential responsibilities will include:

  • Empowering Women: Build strong women-led institutions, enabling active participation in decision-making processes at societal and household levels.
  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Develop locally sustainable on-farm and off-farm livelihood models to uplift communities.
  • Gender Equality: Promote and integrate gender equality across all community engagement initiatives.
  • Nutrition and Health: Focus on nutrition sensitivity and health for crop planning and improved food intake.
  • Climate-Sensitive Solutions: Create sustainable and climate-sensitive livelihood solutions.
  • Systems Change: Collaborate with government and private institutions to drive large-scale systems change.

We seek committed Executives to make a lasting and sustainable impact, embracing our core values of inclusivity, empowerment, and environmental stewardship. You will also have opportunities to contribute to branding, fundraising, forging partnerships, mentoring young professionals, and participating in organizational governance.

Posting Locations:

  • Candidates will be posted in any of the district and block teams where PRADAN operates, based on organizational requirements and individual preferences.
  • Our teams operate across seven states in India: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and West Bengal.

Eligibility Criteria: (only women candidates)

  • Minimum 24 months’ work experience (not limited to the development sector).
  • Technical or Management degree (management, engineering, veterinary, agriculture, etc.) – 10+2+4 or Masters’ degree – 10+2+3+2 (full-time regular courses).
  • Applicants with Technical or Management degrees should have 60% or above marks in the qualifying degree and all other examinations starting from class 10th. Humanities and social science background applicants should have 55% or above in the qualifying degree.
  • Candidates scoring 50%+ in any one degree (except the qualifying degree) will be eligible.
  • Maximum three-year gap between two consequent degrees.
  • Maximum age as on 1st July 2023: 30 years.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Selected candidates with 24 months of work experience will receive an annual package (CTC) of Rs. 8.6 lakhs without any variable component.
  • Compensation package for candidates with more than 24 months of work experience will align with prevailing salary slabs in the organization.
  • Social Security Benefits and Retirement Benefits including Mediclaim Cover (including dependents), Personal Accident Cover, Term Life Insurance Cover, Provident Fund, Gratuity, National Pension System, and Child Education Allowance.
  • Reimbursements for Travel Allowance, Local Conveyance allowance, and other incidentals as per organizational rules.
  • Holidays: Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, along with 12 declared holidays and 48 leaves (36 paid leaves and 12 menstrual leaves) for women employees every financial year.

How to Apply:

  • To apply, please send your resume to [email protected] and be part of our mission to drive positive change in rural communities.
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