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 Social Development Adviser
 Department for International Development (DFID)

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: May 4, 2009
 Email: (Reference:



The Department for International Development (DFID) is the Government of United Kingdom’s department ( responsible for leading the effort to eliminate global poverty. Given that a third of the world’s poor live in India, UK sees it to be critical to work with the Government of India towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The India programme is DFID’s largest bilateral programme, with a current annual spend of approximately £280 million. DFID supports large programmes at the national level and has partnership with 5 focus states which are Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh. Most of our programmes are designed and implemented in close partnership with Government of India, UN agencies and Civil Society Organisations.

A vacancy has arisen for a Social Development Adviser. Detailed terms of reference can be accessed at

A post-graduate degree in a social science discipline such as anthropology, sociology, political science, social policy, human geography or equivalent. A minimum of 4 years of experience of working as a social analyst in a developing or transition country, including social research experience.

S/he will have strong knowledge and experience of the following: social and political analysis of poverty and impact of programmes and policies on marginalised women and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups; advocacy, facilitation and negotiation. S/he will be self-motivated, a persuasive communicator in both verbal and written English, comfortable and capable of working at all levels of government and civil society and results-focused. A working knowledge of impact assessment methods would be advantage. S/he should also be able to demonstrate DFID’s core competencies and values, details of which you can access from

DFID is committed to diversity at the work place and especially welcomes female applicants, as well as applicants from disadvantaged groups and or those with disabilities.
The successful candidate will be appointed on the basis of an open ended contract. Applicants from govt/quasi-govt organisations will need to confirm in their application that if selected, they can procure permission for long term leave from their parent organisation. The starting salary for the post will be Rs 16.38 lacs per annum. Other benefits include leave travel allowance, provident fund, gratuity, accident insurance, and a medical insurance scheme.

Candidates interested in applying for this post should submit
(i) DFID application form along with a detailed CV of no more than 2 A4 pages; and
(ii) a statement, in no more than 500 words, showing evidence of their relevant experience; and
(iii) a write-up not exceeding 500 words on “What I would contribute as an Adviser in DFID”.

Please courier/email your application in the prescribed form only, by 04th May, 2009 to Professional Management Services, New Delhi (Email: Application forms are downloadable from

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