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Department for International Development

Social Development & Governance Advisors

Are you committed to work in favour of poor and marginalised people?
Do you have experience of work on policies and large scale programmes that benefit them?
Then we would be interested in hearing from you.

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK government department ( responsible for leading the effort to eliminate global poverty.

DFID wishes to fill two senior level vacancies, in its country office in New Delhi. DFID India has a large national programme that supports nationwide initiatives on human development, governance and the promotion of livelihoods; plus four focus states programmes, in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.

The positions listed below will provide you with an exciting opportunity to work with the DFID India team to design and deliver DFID support for government and other partners' policies and programmes that work in favour of poorer Indian citizens. You will be expected to provide advice to a wide range of development initiatives, and lead on some of them as well. The positions are:

Social development Advisor:
Detailed terms of reference can be accessed at

Governance Advisor:
Detailed terms of reference can be accessed at

Qualifications for each position respectively:
Both posts require a Masters degree or above in a relevant social science (for example, for the Social Development post, anthropology or sociology; and for the Governance post, public administration, law or financial management) from a recognised university, plus 8-10 years of relevant experience at a senior level with government, civil society or a donor agency.

For both positions, you should also be able to demonstrate your ability to meet our core competencies and values, details of which you can access from

Terms and conditions
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all parts of the community. DFID offers an attractive salary package which includes benefits like leave travel allowance, provident fund, gratuity, accident insurance and a family friendly medical scheme. The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please courier/email your application in the prescribed form only, within 10 days to Strategic Alliance, B 372, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 065 (Email: Social Development Adviser:; Email: Governance Adviser:, giving reference of the position applied for. Application forms are downloadable from

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