Ruchika is the Country Coordinator for India. She is responsible for initiating and managing partnerships and conceptualizing projects with partners to develop the India Country Programme of IRC. She has been with IRC since 2014. Her interest is in strengthening institutions at various levels to ensure improved services in communities, with a focus on households from marginalized communities.
Prior to IRC, Ruchika has worked with the India Chapter of Plan International for over seven years where she played a crucial role in managing programmes in rural and urban settings. She managed grants from international donors specifically on School WASH in seven states (Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.) Ruchika has also worked with grassroots organizations focusing on children in difficult circumstances.