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PRADAN was born of the simple idea that caring and capable people are more important than material resources when it comes to accelerating social development in our country.

Rural community development is a complex process involving the interplay of social, political, and economic forces.  Not everyone is cut out to be a “helping person,” a quality that is at the heart of grassroots community work. Our professionals – many of them young – live in unfamiliar and difficult conditions.

Through a carefully designed multi-tier selection process, we recruit young people with a variety of educational backgrounds – from engineering and biology to sociology and law --and prepare them to use their knowledge and skills to work for the benefit of the rural poor.

A meaningful year-long apprenticeship programme allows our new recruits to assess life in grassroots work. The well-structured programme nurtures new entrants using the principle of learning through guided practice, helping them make an informed choice about their vocation.

Apprentices learn about the contexts of rural life, experience the pace and living conditions in which they would eventually work, and see the impact they would have on the lives of poor families.  Above all, they acquire practical skills for grassroots development work while understanding the changes they would have to make in their own lives. 

Please read the following instructions before filling in the bio-data Form (BDF)
  • Please fill in the correct email address and phone number as we will only contact you through these.
  • Please fill in the BDF correctly, once submitted you cannot change your details.
  • You can only attend the selection process once a year.
  • Incomplete forms will not be considered. If a field does not apply to you, please write Not Applicable (N/A).
Fresher to 2 years of work experience
Experienced professional; 2 plus years of work experience

Current Vacancies Available in Madhya Pradesh

Position Position(No) Location Qualification Role and Responsibilities
Lead - Value Chain Development 9 Bhopal, Jabalpur, Raisen, Singrauli, Damoh, Balaghat, Dindori, Sehore, Other Locations

Masters in any subject, preferably in Agriculture- Horticulture & Veterinary, allied/ agri business/food processing

Minimum 3 years of experience in managing agriculture/livestock and/or non-farm enterprise in private sector with special focus on processing and marketing

  • Initiate and organize value chain interventions for selected commodity in the districts
  • Contribute to production enhancement with market focus
  • Create market linkages for Producer Organizers (POs)
  • Market exploration and value chain study
  • Prepare Business plans for the aggregating unit, aggregation and processing activities and support POs to achieve business plan targets
  • Strengthen and build Institutional Capacity of PGs, APCs and FPOs as applicable
Block Livelihood Coordinator 25 Blocks in the districts of Raisen, Damoh Singrauli, Sehore, Balaghat, Dindori, Other Locations Bachelor or Master’s in Social Work or similar subjects with 2 years of experience of promoting SHGs, knowledge of SRLM systems, livelihoods promotion (farm and non-farm activities)
  • Work with CLFs and the SRLM Block Unit staff to implement the activities on the ground
  • Identify and mobilize SHG members into PGs, Clusters (APCs) and FPOs
  • Build capacity of CLF Livelihood Sub-Committee
  • Create linkage with other departments at block level for resource convergence
  • Prepare reports on periodical basis
Accounts Associate 1 Raisen/Damoh M.Com with Knowledge of Accounting software and Good Typing Speed
  • Basic accounts entries in PRADAN’s accounting application in timely manner
  • Coordinate accounting and other related functions in multiple districts
  • Prepare all accounting and financial reports on periodical basis
  • Support the District team in office admin functions
MIS Associate 1 Sehore/Raisen Graduate with PGDCA (Command of Excel and similar software), Good typing speed
  • Organize MIS and primary data collection system in district teams
  • Data consolidation and Analysis
  • Preparing reports for the project and teams
  • Support the District team in office admin functions

How to Apply: Please upload your details using the link

Deadline: 1-December-22 (Only shortlisted candidates meeting eligibility – qualification and relevant work experience will be invited to participate in the selection process)

PRADAN is committed to achieving gender equality. Women applicants are encouraged to apply.