Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, Madhya Pradesh is looking for Researcher/Research Assistant to work on research, analysis and monitoring of water and energy issues, with focus on the globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation of these sectors.
About Manthan Adhyayan Kendra
As you may be aware, Manthan was set up in 2001 to research, monitor and analyse developments in water and energy sectors, with a focus on the developments resulting from the liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation of the economy.
With decision making processes around public policies becoming highly complex and knowledge intensive, and most information, information sources and analytical capacity remaining with governments or private corporate sector, there is a critical need for independent, high quality research and analysis addressing public interest and public policy concerns. Manthan has been set up as an attempt to address this need.
With renewed push on privatization, a larger role for big corporates and big finance in the development process and dilution of environmental and social regulations, the need for such monitoring has become all the more urgent.
Apart from carrying out analysis, Manthan is also engaged in disseminating the findings to create and influence discourse, and supports and participates in struggles and campaigns that challenge wrong projects and programs and advocate right solutions.
We believe that in the last 12 years, we have been able to make significant contributions on all these fronts.
Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is based in the town in Badwani and Pune. Badwani is a district HQ in the western part of Madhya Pradesh. The work will be based in Badwani but will involve travel in M.P. and rest of the country.
Candidate is expected to carry out studies and analysis in a reasonably independent manner under the guidance of the coordinator. He/she is also expected to have:
- Familiarity with key issues in water sector in the country
- Familiarity with developmental issues in the country
- Interest and commitment to work in this area of water
- Aptitude, Attitude and skills in research and analysis work
- Sound knowledge of English and Hindi and adequate reading and writing skills in these two languages
- Good academic record
- Basic operational skills with using computers, internet
- Sincerity of purpose, commitment to work hard
- Commitment to work for at least two year with Manthan
Manthan offers an open, semi-formal working atmosphere, opportunity to work with challenging issues, chance to make a difference, and reasonable compensation.
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