Citizen Digital Foundation (CDF) is looking for a Research and Programmes Associate (Trivandrum)

Citizen Digital Foundation (CDF) is a prominent non-profit organisation based in Trivandrum, Kerala, focusing on the nexus of technology and society. The foundation strives to enhance the benefits and reduce the drawbacks of digital technologies through systemic interventions. CDF plays a pivotal role in educating and providing solutions to a diverse array of stakeholders including students, educators, parents, media, corporate bodies, technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and government entities.

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Job Description: CDF is looking for a Research and Programmes Associate, a position ideal for fresh post-graduates or individuals with up to 2 years of experience. This role provides a unique opportunity to delve into the development of technology and acquire a plethora of transferable skills.


  • Conduct research and author papers, blogs, and documents that contribute to CDF’s core areas.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications.
  • Lead community-building initiatives and related projects.
  • Manage end-to-end project processes including research, planning, communication, stakeholder management, and documentation.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with various stakeholders such as NGOs, educational institutions, government bodies, and businesses to expand CDF’s programs.
  • Maintain and update progress tracking documents for ongoing programs.
  • Stay informed on the latest developments in digital technologies and their societal impacts.
  • Commit to achieving the goals of CDF and making a societal impact.

Candidate Profile:

  • Holds a Master’s Degree.
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in English and Malayalam.
  • Experience in writing or assisting in research papers/studies.
  • Skilled in building relationships and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Demonstrates creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly resourceful, self-motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Capable of working autonomously and adapting to new challenges.
  • Proficiency in digital tools like Canva, Notion, and project management tools (e.g., Whimsical, Monday, Meister, Trello) is preferred.

Important Information:

  • The first month is an unpaid internship to assess the candidate’s fit with CDF’s culture and mission.
  • Job conversion post-internship is guaranteed for exceptional candidates.

Interested candidates may apply on LinkedIn.

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