Join our team

Team HRF comprises of eight women and five men with complementary skills, eight of whom are based in Chennai, three in New Delhi and one each in Nagapattinam and Bangalore. Our Managing trustee-cum-director, deputy director, senior coordinator and all coordinators are women.

Our mandate, the work we do, and the locations we work in, require the team to have diverse skills, empathy with the poor, a human rights perspective and the ability to work in stressful conditions. HRF commits to nurturing its staff and will provide opportunity to acquire new skills.

Our team is dedicated, smart-working and professional, despite our salaries being lower than most, frequently working up to 12 hours a day, sometimes seven days a week, multi-tasking under tight deadlines and no known ‘benefits’. Even for a sector notorious for low pay, long hours, and high stress, HRF is an outlier in all three parameters. A sense of humour and a lighter take on life helps.

Most of our work is designed to be online, including team meetings, training sessions, and national and international programmes. All team members work from home, and come to the office only if unavoidable, depending on the government advisories and permissions due to the medical emergency. 

Coordinators typically have 8+ years of experience and Associate Coordinators have 3+ years of experience. Interns have up to three year’s of experience. The CTC ranges from Rs 180,000 to 600,000 (annual). Freshers can apply for paid internships for up to a year, which can be extended on mutual agreement. 

Knowing all this, if you are still interested in contributing to the defence and progress of human rights and want to join our team, welcome! 

There are always opportunities in HRF, and we look forward to welcoming new team members. If you don’t find what you are looking for below but would like to join us, do write to  We can explore possibilities together.

We reply to emails within a week.
Positions are open till filled.

Open positions

  • Coordinator (administration)
  • Coordinator (data management)
  • Coordinator (communication and fund-raising)
  • Associate coordinator (communication and fund-raising)
  • Associate coordinator (administration and finance)
  • Associate coordinator (programmes)
  • Coordinator (data management)
  • Associate coordinator (administration)
  • Coordinator (data management)
  • Associate coordinator (administration)
New Delhi
  • Coordinator (programme management)
  • Coordinator (data management)
  • Associate coordinator (Administration)
  • Coordinator (data management)
  • Associate coordinator (Administration)

Important information

  1. Email your application with a covering letter to mentioning the position you are applying for in the subject line. Please include your latest CV, two references, expected salary, and how soon you can join.
  2. The selection process normally includes an interview and a written test (or writing sample) of the level expected in the position applied for (unless it is a field position).
  3. A relieving order from the previous employer is required.
  4. All appointments are subject to a probation period of up to six months. The probation period is a sort of ‘look in’ period on both sides, to best fit the person and responsibilities. It could mean anything from flexi time to thematic specialisation, or full time, part time, or short term, fixed term, or long term contractual appointment, or even reappraising career goals.
  5. During the probation period either side can opt out with written intimation without a notice period.
  6. We practice zero tolerance towards any form of discrimination, abuse or violence.