Programme officer

July 22, 2017

Food Safety and Toxins of the Centre for Science and Environment is looking for an experienced candidate as Programme Officer to work on: 

A programme aimed at limiting antibiotic use in food producing-animals and spread of antimicrobial resistance through animal and environmental routes  

About CSE

Established in 1980, CSE is known for its rigorous and scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues. CSE has helped to shape policies and build public awareness to bring change in the areas of natural resource management, pollution mitigation, food safety, low carbon mitigation, renewable energy initiatives and livelihood security to make growth sustainable and inclusive.

Job profile: 

The candidate is expected to lead the research, advocacy, communication and capacity building around the programme. The job will entail writing policy papers; communicating through write-ups and articles; and interacting with various stakeholders – policy makers, regulators, media, industry, and NGOs – to push for change. 

The research would include collection, analysis and synthesis of data/information from both secondary and primary sources. It would also require coordination with CSE’s pollution monitoring laboratory (PML), which conducts studies on certain food products among others. Writing for Down To Earth, CSE’s fortnightly magazine, and interacting/attending to media queries would be integral to the communication involved in the job. The advocacy campaign will include all facets – building networks; writing and making presentations to stakeholders; and organizing and participating in meetings and conferences. The candidate should be open to limited travel mostly within India. 

Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5-6 years of relevant work experience. Experience in the non-profit sector is not a prerequisite 

  • Candidates with relevant education/training in Science/Lifesciences will be preferred  

  • Candidates with relevant reporting/writing experience would also be given preference  

Necessary Skills and expectations:

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Writing skills – technical reports and articles

  • Communication and networking skills

  • Hard working, self-motivated and disciplined work ethic 

CSE pays a competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘PO- Food Safety’ . Please submit your applications latest by July 30, 2017.


N.P.: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.