Job openings in Svaraj

The Organization

Svaraj (formerly Oxfam India Society), is a small but well known national development voluntary organization, head quartered in Bangalore, working with communities and community based organizations across India. Svaraj is an organization with distinct Indian identity and global vision which is established in the year 1978. Our vision is a just society in a just environment through our programmes in the field of natural resource management, environment protection, food and livelihood security, disaster response and health care for physically challenged.

Resource Mobilization Executive

We are looking to recruit a full time resource mobilization Executive to take responsibility for raising much needed support for our activities to help deliver on our mission and vision.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and support fund raising strategies as a key member of the resource mobilization team
  • Maintain good donor relations with existing donors and develop relationship with  prospective individual and corporate donors
  • Introduce innovative fund raising ideas
  • Organize fund raising events
  • Develop Communication materials for Resource Mobilization
  • Recruit, coordinate and manage volunteers
  • Research and draft articles for Svaraj’s publication -Splash,
  • Co-ordinate the collation of articles for publications from internal and external contributors

Person Specification

As a key member of the resource mobilization team, the RM Executive would be expected to be self driven, a passionate learner, innovative in approach and a go-getter, and would include:

  • The ideal candidate should be an MBA / MSW/ or equivalent specialized in Marketing/ Communications preferably with 2-4 years experience.
  • A good understanding on fundraising, specifically from individuals, corporates and public sector
  • Target driven and ability to prioritize demanding workloads to meet strict dead lines
  • Tactful, persistent, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good written and oral Communication skills in English
  • A good working knowledge of MS-Office applications
  • Good analytical and networking skills
  • A good team player
  • Commitment to Svaraj’s mission and values.

Remuneration – Rs.15,000/- to Rs.18,000/- per month

Interested candidates should send their resume and a covering note explaining your interest and  suitability for the post to or write to our address given. Svaraj, No.95/2, 6th Main, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore–560 003. 

Phone: 080 23347491/23347504/41281664/665

Closing Date for applications -18 Jan 2010.  Shortlisted candidates will be informed by the 25 Jan 10


Office administration /programme support

This varied and challenging role requires a strong administrator, with solid work experience, with interpersonal skills to liaise with teams across the offices, senior management team members, members of Svaraj board, partners and supporters

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the organizations administration duties – from dealing with telephone queries, processing outgoing and incoming mail and drafting contracts and renewals; Act as first point of contact for all office enquiries and as a central point of contact within the office
  • Provide HR management assistance to the Chief Executive -   Recruitment, Selection, Appointments, induction training, tracking staff contracts, performance appraisals and renewals, staff trainings, maintaining personnel profiles/documents
  • Service all the meetings – external and internal including partners meeting, staff and  board meetings  to include preparation of documents including agenda & minutes; Managing travel arrangements
  • Daily diary management including staff movements; recording of sick and other leave arrangements to develop and maintain an effective monitoring system.
  • Provide administrative assistance to programme team taking responsibility and ensuring co-ordination diaries and documentation collation  and dissemination
  • Provide full administrative support to resource mobilisation team  - donor database management and donor communications.
  • As part of organisational development, undertake from time to time certain other mutually agreed tasks relating to Svaraj activities

Candidate Specification:

  1. A minimum  two years experience as an office manager,
  2. A strong communicator with excellent working knowledge of MS Office and Access, along with a commitment to completing tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  3. Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage a busy and demanding workload,
  4. Ability to produce presentations and other materials, proof reading as appropriate.
  5. Ability to communicate at all levels in English and at least one local language.

Salary: Rs 15000 – 18000 per month

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume and a covering note giving your reasons for suitability for this position and your interest in our work and values, to  or write to our address given. Svaraj, No.95/2, 6th Main, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560 003.  Phone: 080 23347491/23347504/41281664/665

Closing Date for applications -22 Jan 2010.  Shortlisted

January 22, 2010 12:00AM