Senior Program Officer – Capacity Building
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Location: India

Job Description

Established in 1982, PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia) is a global centre for participatory research and training based in New Delhi. PRIA’s work is focused on the empowerment of the excluded through capacity building, knowledge building, and policy advocacy. Over three decades PRIA has promoted ‘participation as empowerment, capacity building of community organizations, and people’s participation in governance. Initiatives are undertaken in the overall perspective of ‘Making Democracy Work for All’ – in the political system; democratic culture in families, communities, and society; and participatory democracy with active citizenship. For more information about PRIA, please visit

PRIA is looking for a senior program officer with experience in designing, managing, facilitating, and delivering training and capacity-building programs for civil society and non-profit organizations on institutional strengthening. Expertise in coaching, mentoring, and hands-on support to CSOs/NPOs is preferred. S/he will be responsible for managing and delivering structured training and capacity building programs, developing learning materials, training and operational manuals in English and Hindi (preferably), and providing coaching and mentoring to CSOs and NPOs for their institutional strengthening.


  • Master’s Degree in social sciences/ management studies
  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in CSOs and NPOs
  • Excellent skills in designing, facilitating, and managing capacity-building programmes
  • Strong verbal and writing skills in English and Hindi
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills

PRIA is an equal opportunity employer and provides a conducive and safe environment for learning and working. The organisation is committed to preventing sexual harassment at the workplace and the organization ensures that all employees, interns, volunteers, and visitors are provided with a safe and clean workplace in which to undertake their work/learning.

Other terms and conditions – 

  • Initial appointment on a contract for 12 months, extendable for a longer period on the basis of performance reviews.
  • Salary: Negotiable based on qualification and experience.
  • Women candidates with equal qualifications will also be preferred.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be called for interviews.

The candidates having relevant professional qualifications and 4-5 years of full-time working experience need to apply and send their resumes to at the earliest. While applying, please mention in the cover letter why you find yourself eligible for this position. Also, do indicate current and expected salary and the joining time required.