Is making a difference, challenging yourself and working with participatory processes something that excites you? Praxis is a place where you will find working with like-minded colleagues in an open atmosphere, which lets you realise your goals, a fulfilling experience.  


Praxis believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women and trans-sexual candidates, those belonging to SC/ ST and minority communities and persons with disability.


Praxis offers attractive compensation and is on the top end of similar organisations within the development sector.  


How to apply

Email CV (refer to sample format above)  and a cover letter explaining ‘Why I should be considered for the position’ to jobs(@) The applicant is requested to clearly indicate the Position Title in the subject heading. 


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Research Fellow - Consultant
Praxis-Institute for Participatory Practices
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The pursuit of Social Equity recognises the absence of a level playing field for a large section of poor and marginalized communities. Praxis believes that there is a need to amplify the voices in margins and co-create new institutions and nurture existing institutions that practice and propagate participatory principles of development. Praxis, since its inception in 1997, has partnered with Governments, Civil Society organisations and academic institutions for developing participatory approaches to development. The mission to achieve Social Equity requires an equally diverse workplace that encourages team members to realise and reaffirm their passion and commitment to create a just world, so that the pursuit itself is a fulfilling experience. Visit for more information on Praxis.

Praxis recognises the value that the experience of discrimination and marginalisation based on gender, caste, class, tribe, disability and sexual orientation, add to our work. We actively look for applicants who may have faced such experiences.

Praxis is now looking to expand its team by inducting two individuals to work closely with the Research and Capacity Building Team. Over the period of 14 months, the person will be attached to different research and training projects with an opportunity to apply and innovate the use of participatory tools and methods.

Qualifications and experience


• Masters Degree in social science with a minimum of two years of full time, direct experience in working with development sector organisations or Government (Candidates with less than two years of work experience will not be considered)
• Proficiency in spoken and written English and Tamil
• High degree of competency using computer programmes in processing data and producing reports and presentations
• Good financial management and budgeting skills and a flawless record of financial integrity
• Have a commitment to child rights

• Proficiency in one additional Indian language
• Experience of working in statistics
• Have published articles in newspapers and journals

Please note. Positions are contractual. Remuneration is fixed at Rs. 3,00,000 per annum (Deductions for provident Fund and Insurance will be made.)

Duration: Fourteen months (1 August 2017 to 30 September 2018)
How to apply
Email a copy of your CV in the format available on (4 pages maximum) and a two-page cover letter explaining ‘Why I should be considered for the position’ to jobs(@)

Please name the CV file you attach, as “CV-First Name Last Name” eg: If your name is Che Guevara, file name should be “CV-CheGuevera”

The applicant is requested to clearly indicate “Research Fellow (Consultant)” in the subject heading.

Applications without the cover letter will not be considered.

Deadline: 24 July 2017

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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