State coordinators for District Mineral Foundation Programme, Community Support unit | Centre for Science and Environment

State coordinators for District Mineral Foundation Programme, Community Support unit

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based non-profit institution, is currently seeking three state coordinators - Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, for its District Mineral Foundation programme, as part of CSE’s Environmental Governance and Community Support unit. The position(s) will be at the level of Deputy Programme Manager.

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 of the State  coordinators - Deputy Programme Manager

The Deputy Programme Manager will anchor and lead the DMF programme in their respective state (Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh or Odisha).  The candidate will be positioned in the respective state, and will primarily be required to work from there. However, the candidate will be in regular communication with CSE team in Delhi office through emails/ phones/ video conferencing and will have periodic meetings with team members. 

The main work responsibilities of the Deputy Programme Manager will include – 

  • Build and expand DMF network in the state and districts with non-profit and civil society organizations (NGOs/ CSOs) working on various human development issues there;

  • Develop district level engagement plan on DMF for the state, such as coordination with media, contributing to articles, videos etc.;

  • Communicate with state and district level officials on DMF policies and practices;

  • Organize state and district level meetings to build knowledge/awareness about DMFs among various stakeholders;

  • Organize and conduct district level trainings and workshops on DMF implementation;

  • Provide handholding support to communities as required for engaging in DMF planning and monitoring; 

  • Develop communication and training materials;

  • Periodically review DMF progress and performance and prepare state and district reports;

  • Prepare and contribute to reports on DMF, write articles etc.

  • Develop and maintain state profile and database on DMFs.

Skills and abilities

The candidate- 

  • Must have the ability and maturity to take independent charge; 

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

  • Must have very good oral communication skills; 

  • Must be able to communicate (read and write) in both English and vernacular language (Hindi if candidate is applying for position in Jharkhand or Chhattisgarh, and Oriya if applying for Odisha position);

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

  • Must have ability to think creatively and react under situations.

Qualifications and work experience

  • Candidates with Masters degree in Rural development/Development Studies/Rural Management/ Social Work/Governance and Public Policy/and other related disciplines from a reputed institution may apply for the position. 

  • However, candidates with a Bachelors degree in the above disciplines, with excellent and relevant and work experience, may apply for the position.

  • Candidates must have at least 5-7 years of work experience, which includes a minimum engagement of 2 years in relevant field.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience of working at state/district level of the states she/he is applying for. 

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location: Jharkhand/Chhattisgarh/Odisha

Application deadline: May 7, 2017

How to apply

  • Candidates should send a detailed resume indicating qualifications and relevant experience while applying for the position.

  • Candidates can send applications online (preferable) or by postal services, as convenient. For online applications: Please visit and choose DPM- 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 

  • The candidate must clearly indicate the preferred location – Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh or Odisha (depending on their background and experience).

NP: Only short listed candidates will be informed. Final shortlisted candidates will be called upon for an interview and written test.



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