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Swaniti Initiative is in the process of providing technical assistance to the state government of Bihar on health/nutrition/rural development issues. We are looking for a passionate individual who is keen on working in the development sector and various crucial development stakeholders like state government, district administration and regional NGOs & CBOs. The chosen individual shall work for supporting and facilitating the team to build better understanding on key Government Flagship programs covering health/nutrition/rural development for further interventions. Tasks would range from data evaluation, research and policy analysis, and curating discussions amongst policy-makers.


Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Providing research and implementation support to the Government on key schemes in the area of health/nutrition/rural development.
  • Identifying the gaps in the functioning of key schemes in the above mentioned sectors and providing the Government feedback on the same.
  • Regular coordination with partner civil society organizations in Bihar to understand the challenges on the ground.
  • Design research methodologies and analyse the implementation of key schemes and create end to end solutions for the same.
  • Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions.
  • Creation of documents and collaterals to support the Government.
  • Design, implement, or assess service delivery mechanisms to enhance the outcome.
  • Closely work with State and District Officials

Eligibility Criteria: 


  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, or other related social science streams
  • 1-2 years of prior experiences in engaging with government institutions will be strongly preferred

Skills & Aptitudes

  • Polished communication skills Verbal and Written in Hindi and English both
  •  Awareness about government policies, schemes and functioning
  • Exposure to the development sector, especially NGO interventions
  • Organizational skills
  • Strategic thinking and problems solving skills
  • A team player with project handling abilities
  • Details oriented and analytical

Location: Patna

RemunerationCommensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Requirement: Immediate

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2020

What do you need for the application: 

    1. Your updated resume – Maximum 2 pages
    2. Cover Letter – Maximum 1 page
    3. Writing sample on any policy issues concerning around health or migration (750-1000 words)

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