Ruchika is the Country Coordinator for India, she has been working with IRC for over a year, presently she working in the capacity of a Country Coordinator for India. She is involved in initiating and managing partnerships, conceptualizing projects with partners to develop the India Country Programme of IRC. She is also presently involved in the Community Water Plus project and the sanitation assessment of the Nashik Kumbh Mela.
Prior to IRC, Ruchika has worked with the India Chapter of Plan International for seven years in varied capacities. She played a crucial role in managing programmes in Bikaner (Rajasthan) and urban slums in Delhi. She actively managed grants from international donors specifically on School WASH in 7 states (Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh). Ruchika, in the early stages of her career, has also worked with grassroots organizations focusing on children in difficult circumstances.
As for her qualifications, she holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Delhi and has undertaken short courses on grant management, urban sanitation and data analysis for research.