Organization: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Apply By: 18 Aug 2020
Location: New Delhi(Delhi)
About the Organization:
Centre for Science and Environment (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. Their aim is to raise these concerns, participate in seeking answers and – more importantly – in pushing for answers and transforming these into policies and so, practice. They do this through their research and by communicating their understanding through their publications.
Position: Programme Officer for Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance 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. The programme also involves helping implementation of national and state level action plans to contain antimicrobial resistance in India and beyond.
The candidate is expected to lead the policy research, advocacy, communication and capacity building efforts to push for the objectives of the programme. The job will entail writing policy papers; communicating through write-ups and articles; and interacting with stakeholders – policy makers and regulators in different government ministries/departments, scientific community, 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 environment monitoring laboratory (EML). 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:
At least 4-6 years of relevant work experience is desired. Preference will be given to:
- Candidates with experience in pushing policymakers and advocating for change in the domains of public interest and public health.
- Candidates with a background in science/life s
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
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