Consultant Community Organiser (Woman)

Posted By: SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) Ngo


Junior Management

Program Implementation

Public Health/WASH

Job Description


SNEHA? s Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (PVWC) aims to develop high-impact

strategies for primary prevention, ensure survivors? access to protection and justice, empower women to claim

their rights, mobilize communities around „zero tolerance for violence?, and respond to the needs and rights of

excluded and neglected groups. The Program prioritizes enhanced coordination of the state response to crimes

against women through a convergence approach that works with government and public systems to reinforce

their roles in assuring basic social, civil and economic security.

The program has begun work on a cluster randomized controlled trial of community mobilization to prevent

violence against women and girls, called the SNEHA-TARA trial. In informal settlements of Mumbai, we will test

the effects of community mobilization through groups and volunteers to prevent violence against women and

girls. Our community intervention has been developed over two decades of programmatic experience. We will

compare areas receiving support services, community group, and volunteer activities with areas receiving

support services only in terms of effects on domestic violence. Our vision is of a replicable community-led

intervention to address the public health burden of violence against women and girls.

Within the trial, the Action to Address Gender Inequality and Violence (AGIV) project is a sub-study that seeks

to understand the ways in which residents of informal settlements in Mumbai initiate and sustain efforts to

address violence against women and gender inequality. Examples of action include awareness-raising, self-help

and negotiation with local institutions. The project seeks to fill an evidence gap on how residents jointly

initiate and sustain activities that require the cooperation of many to prevent violence and improve gender

inequality. The findings of the project will feed into SNEHA? s violence prevention program and inform

implementation of initiatives to reach and mobilize community members in supporting women in very difficult

situations in Mumbai.


We are looking to hire a Consultant Community Organizer for six months, starting in February 2023. The person

will be responsible for field level data collection for the AGIV project. Specifically, they will be responsible for

sampling and recruiting women for the study, conducting discussion activities with participants on the issue of

violence against women, and collecting data on them using a phone-based survey tool.




Data collection:

 Randomly sampling and recruiting women to participate in the study from local communities

 Conducting discussion activities with participants on issues of violence against women

 Asking participants to take part in awareness-raising activities after the discussion and observing

whether they actually do so, if they agree.

 Collecting data through a phone-based survey of participants.

 Maintaining accuracy of the participant database.

Other duties:

 Coordination with program teams during data collection

 Liaising with community stakeholders to build rapport

 Regular feedback meetings with their coordinator and the Principal Investigator.

 Any other work that may be assigned to achieve the programmatic and organisational goals.

 Adherence to SNEHA values, policies and guidelines.


 Educational qualification: HSC or equivalent

 One or more years of work experience in field level data collection

 Fluency in reading, writing and speaking Hindi and Marathi

 Exposure to working in vulnerable communities

 Readiness to travel across various project sites in SNEHA


 Organizational skills, team working, adaptability and initiative taking

 Ability to meet deadlines and delivery of commitments

 Experience of using tablets or smartphones for data entry

 Effective communication, personal and interpersonal skills

 Ability to put aside personal biases and religious/cultural/social/economic upbringing/values when

working with local communities.

 Enthusiasm for community engagement and networking.


Interested candidates can send their CV and a cover letter via email to


Location: Kurla, Wadala, Maharashtra

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) Ngo
  • About Organization:A secular, Mumbai-based non-profit organisation, SNEHA believes that investing in women's health is essential to building viable urban communities. SNEHA is 450+ person strong, innovative and progressive organization that works on health and nutrition in urban slum pockets with women and their families. SNEHA follows the life-cycle approach to health and nutrition, by intervening at critical junctures (adolescence, preconception, conception, pregnancy, postnatal, infancy and toddlerhood, family planning) to ensure improved health and nutritional outcomes for women and children living in some of Mumbai’s most vulnerable and deprived slums and in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) as well.

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