Jot Prakash Kaur, Head of External Affairs and Communication

Jot has been working for Brooke India since July 2019. She wears multiple hats within the organisation and works for advocacy, communications and outreach, and partnership development and management. She works closely with the Programme Implementation team to capture the rich work done in the field and increase the visibility of Brooke India. As well as this, Jot works to foster partnerships with likeminded stakeholders and aids the work of Brooke’s Philanthropy and Partnerships team.

Expertise

  • Government relations
  • Communication strategy
  • Outreach
  • Policy analysis
  • Proposal writing and fundraising
  • Programme and project design
  • Programme implementation
  • Partnership management

Qualifications

  • Masters in Finance Control
  • Diploma in International Studies
  • Certificate in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and its review mechanism 
  • Certificate course in methods and applications in social science research 
  • Certificate in women studies

Hobbies

I enjoy watching all sports, reading and travelling.

Most memorable work moment

My first assignment was capturing an equine fair within a virtual reality film for Supporters Day. The entire experience was enriching.

Best part of your job

Travelling to rural India, which is the heart of our country. Also getting to work with a young and dynamic team which loves to “disrupt the normal".

How did you get your job?

I applied for the position through a job portal. Before joining Brooke India, I was a fellow in Genpact and Edelweiss’ joint philanthropy programme and was working closely with the Education Department of the State of Punjab to improve the learning outcomes in government primary schools. Before this, I worked for a skill development company, implementing a skill development programme in government schools across 13 states under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, an initiative to impart skill education at an early age. I have also worked in the good governance and anti-corruption themes while being with Transparency International India and UN Global Compact India. I was part of the consultation process of Public Procurement Bill, National Sports Development Bill and Indian Companies Act 2011.