Programme officer - Antibiotics Programme of Food Safety and Toxins Unit

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

  • A programme to address the animal and environmental aspects of antibiotic resistance, which is a huge global public health threat of current times and is linked to antibiotic misuse in human and non-human sectors. The programme aims at limiting antibiotic misuse in food producing-animals and containing the spread of antibiotic resistance through animal and environmental routes.

About CSE
CSE is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. 

Job profile:
The candidate is expected to lead the policy 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 stakeholders – policy makers, regulators, media, industry, and NGOs – to push for change.

The research would include collection, analysis and synthesis of data/information from secondary and primary sources. It would also require coordination with CSE’s pollution monitoring laboratory (PML). Writing for Down To Earth, CSE’s fortnightly magazine, and attending to media queries would be integral to the communication involved in the job. The advocacy campaign will include building networks, making presentations and organizing and participating in meetings and conferences. The candidate should be open to travel within and outside 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.

Please note that this is not a laboratory-based position. Those with primarily laboratory experience and /or seeking such job need not apply.

To apply for this position, please visit and choose “PO - Food Safety”. Please fill in your details in the application form, along with a suitability note, and submit the same latest by Oct. 15, 2018.

Or Post it 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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.