Deputy Head – Governance Reforms

Organisation:  Janaagraha

Apply By:  25 Jan . 2019

Location:  Bengaluru(Karnataka)

Deputy Head – Governance Reforms
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About The Organization –

Janaagraha is a not for profit organization working in the space of urban reforms and citizen participation. Over the years, Janaagraha’s work has spanned numerous disciplines of urban development. People from diverse backgrounds – urban planners, communication experts, content developers, GIS specialists, digital marketing specialist- have enabled Janaagraha’ s transition from a movement to a robust institution

Job Description –

The role of Deputy Head – Governance Reforms will be reporting to Head – Reforms to lead implementation of urban governance reforms in partnership with Central, State and Municipal Governments.

Responsibilities –

Reforms Implementation:

  • Lead implementation of governance projects in partnership with governments the area of municipal finance, staffing, transparency
  • Engage with senior government stakeholders to advocate and create opportunities for partnership on urban governance reforms


  • Manage donor deliverables including drafting proposals, fulfil reporting requirements, maintain regular engagement with donor representatives
  • Explore opportunities for paid engagements in the area of urban governance reforms with Governments and other agencies such as foundations, multilateral agencies ( World Bank, UN)


  • Closely track contemporary developments in urban policy, and communicate and engage with senior leaders of non-profits, governments and donors through different modes to identify and explore synergies
  • Represent Janaagraha in various forums – government and non-government.
  • Organise convening and workshops on specific topics to engage specific target stakeholders, with the objective of laying the foundation for further policy reforms in city-systems reforms
  • Write opinion pieces on contemporary and emerging issues on urban policy

Qualifications and Experience –

  • Unlimited passion for transforming our cities over the long-term, particularly in the broad area of city governance reforms
  • Post graduate professional with at least eight to ten years of work experience preferably with governments in consulting, project financing and management roles
  • Excellent quantitative, presentation and communication skills
  • Detail-orientation across the board
  • Ability and willingness to get hands dirty with a bias towards practice and action
  • Ability and willingness to work individually and lead a high performance team for all activities and tasks required to accomplish job objectives
  • Systematic and responsive work approach to project management
  • Professionalism and experience to engage with a wide variety of government and non-government stakeholders at senior levels
  • Ability and willingness to work across multi-disciplinary teams



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