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The International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending social injustice, inhuman acts, torture, caste-based discrimination, violence and socio-political exclusion against 300 million Dalits and other vulnerable populations by providing technical assistance, developing Caste Freedom Index, building local and global Dalit Civil Society Networks, and collaborating, empowering and mobilizing Dalit civic participation for rule of law and inclusive democracy.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Officer. While this is a unpaid and need to work independently, but he or she can be able to arrange academic credits, as ICDR team members often offer direct exposure to the workings of the United Nations, USAID, Department of State, and other international human rights organizations and governments.

The position is responsible for a wide range of administrative, research, coordination, and proposal support tasks. The Program Advisor manages, coordinates and is responsible for tracking USAID grant opportunities, coordinates with staff in the Asia and assists for proposal development. This position requires great knowledge and experience on proposal development and research to support ICDR team developing project proposals. This position serves as liaison between field, member organizations and the ICDR headquarters. The Program Advisor works closely with the President to ensure processes meet the needs of project teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human rights, social justice, public policy, international policy, business and 1-3 years of experience in proposal development and planning (or combination of equivalent experience and qualifications).

As you know, volunteers are the heart of ICDR's work. Volunteers in the field act as our representatives, officers, change-makers, reporters, advocates, and advisors. They deter violence against Dalit men, women and girls based on their caste or work and descent-based discrimination, social and political exclusion and human rights violation, modern-day slavery and labor exploitation and human trafficking, advocate with international community and government, and show the world that there are folks in the U.S. and globally, like you and me, who are watching and prepared to act when Dalits are in danger.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Web Design
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours each week

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