Announcement for 3 year fellowship at Manthan Adhyayan Kendra

Manthan is offering a three year fellowship to a person passionate about working on rivers, water and environment. The fellow will work with Manthan Adhyayan Kendra mainly on issues related to water policies and programs, focussing on national inland waterways. The work will be analytical in nature, based on documents, data and detailed interactions with groups and communities in the field. Advocacy, dissemination and discourse building are as an integral part of the work.

Interest and commitment are the most important qualifiers for the fellowship. The person should be committed to principles and values of just, equitable and sustainable development. A basic familiarity with issues in water, development and environment is necessary, as is a working knowledge of English. Ability to write and communicate the outputs of analytical work, and the use of Office software (word-processing and spreadsheet) is also needed. While a person with a few years of work experience will be preferred, persons starting work freshly who are committed to the cause are also welcome.

The person would have to be based in Pune, and there will be occasional travel involved for field work. Under deserving circumstances, arrangements where the fellow is based elsewhere can also be considered.

Manthan Adhyayan Kendra is a centre engaged in analysis and advocacy of water and energy issues. Through research and analysis of important policies and key issues in water and energy sector and its dissemination, Manthan has made important contributions to the discourse and policy in the water sector. Manthan works closely with grassroots groups, movements and campaigns and like-minded organisations.

Manthan offers a semi-formal and open work environment and great opportunities for learning.

Details about Manthan’s work can be seen at

Please write to with a 1-2 page note about yourself, your work and about your interest in issues related to water, environment, development. You can send a c.v. also if necessary.

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