Programme Officer for District Mineral Foundation programme, Community Support unit | Centre for Science and Environment

Programme Officer for District Mineral Foundation programme, Community Support unit

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based non-profit institution, is currently seeking a Programme Officer, for District Mineral Foundation Program, as part of CSE’s Environmental Governance and Community Support unit. 

CSE is one of India's leading public interest research institutions known for its rigorous scientific and policy research and advocacy on environmental and sustainable development issues. 

District Mineral Foundation (DMF) programme of CSE

DMF is a non-profit body, instituted in 2015, under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (1957), with the precise objective to “work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining related operations”. Every mining district will have their respective DMFs. If implemented well, DMFs provide a significant opportunity to address crucial socio-economic, human development and environmental issues in India’s mining areas. 

The DMF programme of CSE is in furtherance to the institution’s decade long engagement on environmental and social aspects of mining and seeking resolutions to address them. The programme is focused on ensuring DMFs remain people-centric, accountable and addresses critical issues in mining areas through appropriate planning. 

Work profile 

The Programme Officer will be required to substantially contribute to the team’s research and advocacy work related to DMF policies and practices.

The main work responsibilities of the Programme Officer will include – 

  • Evaluating policies, institutional issues and planning materials (such as plans and budgets) related to DMFs;

  • Preparation of research reports, policy briefs, technical reports, articles etc.;

  • Monitoring progress and performance of DMFs and related issues;  

  • Communicating with national, state and district level official on issues related to DMFs;

  • Engaging with various stakeholders at the national, state and local levels as necessary to disseminate information and build knowledge/awareness about DMFs;

  • Organize national and state level meetings, workshops, training programs to improve DMF policies and practices, and develop constituency to sustain it.

Skills and abilities

The candidate- 

  • Must have the ability and maturity to work independently and as part of the team;

  • Ability to network and interact with a variety of stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs/ CSOs, communities in rural areas, Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) representatives etc.;

  • Very good oral and written communication skills; 

  • Must be able to communicate in both English and Hindi (preferably);

  • Must be willing to travel in the districts/ rural areas; 

  • Ability to perform and deliver under tight deadlines.

Qualifications and work experience

  • Candidates with Masters degree in Rural Development/Planning/Development Economics/ Development Studies/Governance and Public Policy/ Political Science and related disciplines in Social Sciences from a reputed institution may apply for the position. 

  • Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of work experience in relevant field.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience of working at state/district level issues. 

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location: Delhi

Application deadline: May 7, 2017

How to apply

Candidates can send applications online (preferable) or by postal services, as convenient. 

For online application: Please visit and choose PO- District Mineral Foundation programme to apply for this position,

Or Post your application to:  

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta , Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 29956394/6339/5124, Fax: 29955879 

NP: Only short listed candidates will be informed. 



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