Monday, February 3, 2014

Chief Executive Officer - Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation


Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Rural Livelihoods

Foundation (BRLF), New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Chief Executive Officer, BRLF, New Delhi


Government of India has initiated Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) as an independent organization under the Societies Registration Act to facilitate civil society action in partnership with State and Central Government, for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with an emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.

BRLF is a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative and the Foundation is constituted as a partnership between Government on the one hand and the private sector philanthropies, public and private sector undertakings (under Corporate Social Responsibility) on the other.

Major functions of BRLF will be to provide financial grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet their human resource and institutional costs for up-scaling of proven interventions, invest in institutional strengthening of smaller CSOs and capacity building of professional human resources working at the grassroots. Alongside, BRLF will continuously facilitate projects receiving its grant support through all levels of Government to ensure smooth flow and utilization of Government funds to rural communities and poor households under the mega Centrally Sponsored Schemes for promoting livelihoods of the poor.

The General Body and Executive Committee of BRLF are constituted of eminent individuals as well as ex-officio representatives from private philanthropies, public and private sector organizations, financial institutions, State Governments and Government of India.

A detailed note on BRLF is available at

BRLF is now seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to establish and develop the organization on a sound foundation and realize its mission goals. The CEO will report to the Executive Committee and also be the Member-Secretary to the Executive Committee and the General Body ofBRLF.
Applicants to the post of CEO must have a track record of working on government-CSO collaboration, credibility with both government and CSOs and deep experience over the subject of rural development based on practical experience preferably in the Central Indian Tribal Region.
The role requires the CEO to be hands on in providing strategic leadership and have proven ability in institution building, fund raising, credibility building and developing, managing and fostering stakeholder relationships.


Applicants must fulfil the following conditions to be eligible to apply:

(1) At least 10 years of experience in rural development, rural livelihoods or related areas
(2) Demonstrated leadership and a track record of working with government, civil society and philanthropic organizations
(3) Degree from any recognized university.

BRLF is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

The remuneration for the CEO shall be attractive and determined after considering the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

6. LOCATION:  The position will be based at New Delhi.

7. APPOINTMENT:  The initial contract will be offered for a period of three years, renewable based on performance. This is a full-time position.


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1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to  with a cover letter outlining how you meet the expectations of BRLF, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before February 05, 2014. For further details please visit our website

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