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Current Openings

Senior Specialist – Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support For Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme

About TNUSSP
The Dept. of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu Municipal (MAWS, GoTN) aims at scaling up access to safe and sustainable sanitation to all its urban areas in the next five years.  Tamil Nadu will be poised to becoming a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu.  This support shall enable the GoTN in investing resources towards innovative solutions to achieve mission goals.

A Technical Support Unit (TSU) will be set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the MAWS-GoTN, and will assist in implementation of state-level and city-level initiatives, based on agreed parameters.   In addition, two sub-TSUs will be set up in two select urban locations. IIHS is recruiting specialists for the following components:

  1. Improved enabling environment and governance
  2. Engineering and Planning
  3. Implementation Support
  4. Behaviour Change and Communications
  5. Enterprise Development
  6. Capacity Building and Training
  7. Knowledge Management
  8. Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation
  9. Governance and Enabling Framework

Job Description
The Practice Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems and integrating the practice into academics and research.

This is a full time position, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai. As part of the Engineering, Planning and Implementation team for TNUSSP, the Senior Specialist will be responsible for the provision of technical and implementation support. The deliverables of this component include:

  • Identification, assessment and design of urban sanitation solutions and innovations;
  • Supporting ULBs and State Government and anchor the preparation of City Sanitation Plans and programs, and Detailed Project Reports for sanitation solutions;
  • Adaptation and testing of toolkits for planning, and benchmarking performance of sanitation systems;
  • Preparation of City Sanitation and Investment Plan including FSM in select urban locations;
  • Preparation of DPRs in two model towns, and in other urban areas of the State as needed;
  • Carrying out pre-feasibility of pilot demonstration projects;
  • Delivering the implementation of sanitation projects on ground, in a timely and efficient manner.

Activities and Tasks
Your responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following –

  • Carrying out all activities for the achievement of results in the Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support components;
  • Contributing to the design, data collection and analysis of baseline studies;
  • Undertaking review of existing tools and methods of planning and benchmarking urban sanitation solutions;
  • Interfacing and engaging with Government of Tamil Nadu, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for TNUSSP at the state and city level;
  • Providing engineering support to the GoTN and ULBs for planning, implementing and monitoring plans and projects for urban sanitation;
  • Providing implementation support to ULBs in pilot projects and other scheme implementation being carried out by them;
  • Developing and implementing actions plans for strengthening of ULBs in urban sanitation, and delivering training programs as needed, in coordination with the Capacity Building team;
  • Providing technical support for design and implementation of pilot demonstration projects;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses in IIHS’ Academic and Executive Education Programmes;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Preparing the detailed Implementation Plan for construction and related activities for proposed projects on ground;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Structure and Reporting
The Senior Specialist – Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP. The TNUSSP team reports to the Chief – Practice, IIHS.

Person Specification
The candidate is expected to have:

  • a professional degree in Environmental / Civil Engineering and/or Urban Planning;
  • 8-15 years of relevant experience;
  • prior experience in urban development and sector assessment / pre – feasibility studies and managing construction and building projects, implementation of projects under environmental services is mandatory;

The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having worked in Urban Development projects. She or he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary team; possess good people management skills, and significant competency in project management and use of computer software.   Candidates should also have prior experience of working with Government. Preference will be given to candidates with Tamil language skills, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.

Location
The position is based in Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to the normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: TNUSSP –Senior Specialist – Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support, Chennai).

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Programme Coordinator for Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme

About the TNUSSP
The Dept. of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu Municipal (MAWS, GoTN) aims at scaling up access to safe and sustainable sanitation to all its urban areas in the next five years.  Tamil Nadu will be poised to becoming a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu.  This support shall enable the GoTN in investing resources towards innovative solutions to achieve mission goals.

A Technical Support Unit (TSU) will be set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the MAWS-GoTN, and will assist in implementation of state-level and city-level initiatives, based on agreed parameters.   In addition, two sub-TSUs will be set up in two select urban locations. IIHS is recruiting specialists for the following components:

  • Improved enabling environment and governance
  • Engineering and Planning
  • Implementation Support
  • Behaviour Change and Communications
  • Enterprise Development
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Knowledge Management
  • Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation
  •  Governance and Enabling Framework

Job Description
The Practice Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems and integrating the practice into academics and research. This is a is a full time position in the Practice Team to be part of the TNUSSP.  The programme Coordinators will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP.

The Programme Coordinator will provide programme implementation support to partner organizations, including but not restricted to helping with City Sanitation Planning and related activities, assisting in interfacing with City Local Body (Corporation, Municipality, Town Panchayats, etc.),  assisting with development and implementation of demonstration projects, engaging with community groups and private sector, helping streamline studies and other exercises being carried out by the Partner organization, coordinating inputs from other partners, experts, etc., for continuously accelerating and improving the programme’s performance.

Two Program Coordinators shall be recruited – one each to be placed in Trichy and Coimbatore.  For the initial 8 months, the Program Coordinators shall be based out these two locations, and work out of the Partners’ offices. After review, the position may continue in these locations, or change to be based in Chennai.

Activities and Tasks
Your responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following –

  1. Assist the Partner Organization in planning and scheduling the key events and processes in preparation of the City Sanitation Plans, and related outputs including selected DPRs, demonstration projects, training, behaviour change and communication, and related activities;
  2. Assist the Partner Organization in systematically interfacing and engaging with ULB Officers, elected leaders, and promoting the priority accorded to sanitation, and septage management while helping the ULB to strengthening its institutional systems and processes of planning, budgeting, financing, monitoring and evaluation;
  3. Assist the Partner Organization in developing, implementing and monitoring the demonstration projects, ensuring securing of land and requisite permissions, the timely execution of projects, and their monitoring and tracking to ensuring best quality standards to be achieved timely;
  4. Coordinating inputs and support from TSU, partner organizations, experts and specialist resources in order to strengthen the Partner Organization’s capacities and delivery of results for the city sanitation improvements;
  5. Assist the Partner Organization in engaging with community groups and private sector, and implementing special studies and initiatives as may be needed from time to time;
  6. Undertake all management activities related to the project, such as preparing the monthly institutional updates, biannual performance reports, financial reporting and forecasting;
  7. Engage in project outreach activities with external stakeholders including identifying potential collaborators, conferences for participation, and other avenues for advancing Project research;
  8. Participate in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carry out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work as and when needed;
  9. Carry out other duties as assigned.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Person Specification
The candidate must have Project management, analytical and excellent spoken and written communication skills.  [S]he must demonstrate an ability to engage with and across multiple disciplines, which is central to the work-ethic at the IIHS.  Successful candidates will possess both the desire and capacity to learn and work in a team.

 Required skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, preferably in an Urban or Developmental Sector focused environment;
  • Good writing and quantitative skills;
  • Experience of working with government / donor agencies, NGOs and community groups
  • Current knowledge in Water/Sanitation/Environmental field and/or urban/development sector;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours from time to time.

Structure and Reporting
The Programme Coordinator – TNUSSP will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP. The TNUSSP team reports to the Chief – Practice, IIHS.

Person Specification
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (Business Management or other sciences, humanities, engineering or equivalent) with at least five years of professional experience that include project management and/or implementation and advisory support work. A Bachelor’s degree with at least seven years of relevant work experience could also be considered in exceptional cases.

Ideal applicants would have worked in and have interest in areas of Water, Sanitation and urban development, in India and the international context. Hands-on implementation experience working with Government agencies will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with Tamil language skills, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.

Location
The position for the first 8 months will be based out of Partner’s locations in Trichy and later possibly based in Chennai, with frequent travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the candidate shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Subject: TNUSSP – Programme Coordinator)

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Senior Specialist – Behaviour Change and Communication for Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme

About the TNUSSP
The Dept. of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu Municipal (MAWS, GoTN) aims at scaling up access to safe and sustainable sanitation to all its urban areas in the next five years.  Tamil Nadu will be poised to becoming a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu.  This support shall enable the GoTN in investing resources towards innovative solutions to achieve mission goals.

A Technical Support Unit (TSU) will be set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the MAWS-GoTN, and will assist in implementation of state-level and city-level initiatives, based on agreed parameters.   In addition, two sub-TSUs will be set up in two select urban locations. IIHS is recruiting specialists for the following components:

  1. Governance and Enabling Environment
  2. Engineering and Planning
  3. Implementation Support
  4. Behaviour Change and Communications
  5. Enterprise Development
  6. Capacity Building and Training
  7. Knowledge Management
  8. Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation
  9. Governance and Enabling Framework

Job Description
The Practice Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems and integrating the practice into academics and research.

This is a full time position, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai. The Senior Specialist Behaviour Change Communication will be responsible for execution of the Behaviour Change and Communication Component. The deliverables for this component include:

  • Updation and implementation of the communication strategy and action plans at State and ULB levels
  • Preparation of communication materials
  • Roll-out of communication campaign in select towns and State level
  • Impact Assessments

 Activities and Tasks
Your responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following –

  • Carrying out activities for preparing, updating and implementing the Behaviour Change and Communication component activities of the TNUSSP;
  • Anchoring the preparation of a comprehensive multi-media communication plans targeted to multiple segments (including but not restricted to different socio-economic groups, public sector, private sector, and other segments);
  • Contributing to the design, data collection and analysis of baseline studies to elicit data for developing and refining communication strategies (including but not restricted to segmentation, consumer awareness and preferences, psychographics, positioning and promotional strategies, etc.);
  • Facilitating and guiding the preparation of various communication materials, in multiple languages especially in English and Tamil;
  • Helping the State and ULBs, and other stakeholders, develop and implement strategies and action plans using multiple media, including community-based promotion;
  • Providing Facilitation and handholding support for communication campaign roll out at the state and ULB levels;
  • Designing and implementation Impact Assessment Studies for communication strategies and action plans (including but not restricted to campaigns);
  • Interfacing and engaging with Govt. of Tamil Nadu, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for TNUSSP;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses in IIHS’ Academic and Executive Education Programmes as needed;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken. 

Structure and Reporting
The Senior Specialist: Behaviour Change Communication will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP. The TNUSSP Team reports to the Chief – Practice, IIHS.

 Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess training and experience in Communications, Media or Social Sciences/Development studies, and 10-15 years of experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having developed and facilitated communication campaigns especially in the social/development sector. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with behaviour change.

She or he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, good people management skills, and significant competency in project management, IT and social media skills.   Candidates should also have prior experience of working with government. Preference will be given to candidates with Tamil language skills, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.

Location
The position is based in Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the candidate shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: to hr@iihs.co.in (Subject:  Senior Specialist – Behaviour Change and Communication for TNUSSP).

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Senior Specialist/ Specialist – Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation for the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme

About TNUSSP
The Dept. of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu Municipal (MAWS, GoTN) aims at scaling up access to safe and sustainable sanitation to all its urban areas in the next few years.  Tamil Nadu is poised to becoming a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu.

A Technical Support Unit (TSU) has been set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the MAWS-GoTN, and assists in implementation of state-level and city-level initiatives, based on agreed parameters.   In addition, two City TSUs will be set up in two select urban locations.

IIHS is recruiting specialists for the following components:

  1. Improved enabling environment and governance
  2. Engineering and Planning
  3. Implementation Support
  4. Behavior Change and Communications
  5. Enterprise Development
  6. Capacity Building and Training
  7. Knowledge Management
  8. Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation
  9. Governance and Enabling Framework

Job Description
The IIHS Practice Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems and integrating the practice into academics and research.

This is a full time position in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai. The position will be responsible for deliverables of the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Component. Deliverables in this component include:

  • Implementation of the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Framework for the sector and the program; baseline and mid-line studies
  • Concurrent and periodic monitoring at state and city level
  • Strengthening and development of Management Information Systems (MIS)

In addition, s/he will be expected to contribute to other projects in IIHS Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) and Practice programmes.

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess an advanced degree; Post Graduate or above.  In addition, she/he will have relevant experience in designing and implementing MIS, M&E and learning systems for projects and sectors. The number of years of relevant experience (minimum of 5 years) shall help determine the fit of the candidate into a Specialist or a Senior Specialist role.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in M&E and MIS, with previous work exposure in the urban sector, whereas experience in urban sanitation will be an advantage. She/he should have a demonstrated experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, with good people management skills, and significant competency in project management.   Candidates should have experience of working with Government agencies and projects. Candidates with working Tamil language skills and work experience in Tamil Nadu will have an advantage.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Activities and Task
Your responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following –

  • Carry out activities in the MLE component comprising MIS system, concurrent monitoring, performance assessment system, and baseline and mid line studies;
  • Contribute to the design of baseline and mid-line studies;
  • Participate in and supervise the implementation of baseline and mid-line studies;
  • Develop Terms of References for commission, participate in and monitor thematic studies in urban sanitation in different locations;
  • Develop and implement action plans for periodic and concurrent monitoring at the state and city levels for the program results and inter-mediate indicators;
  • Provide monitoring support to the GoTN and cities, for the relevant sector Government schemes viz. SBM (Swacch Bharat Mission), Amrut, State’s own schemes, etc.;
  • Review existing Management Information System/s operational and planned in the GoTN (MAWS and its agencies); identify areas of strengthening, and assist in strengthening and implementation measures for the MIS;
  • Strengthen the performance management systems (including but not restricted to Service Level Benchmarks SLBs, Performance Assessment System, etc.) and provide support to GoTN for mainstreaming these as a part of their MIS, as well as an additional M&E mechanisms;
  • Provide inputs to the Knowledge Management component, and other components as needed;
  • Interface and engage with government of Tamil Nadu, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for TNUSSP;
  • Carry out project management tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;
  • Teach and/or assist in teaching relevant courses in IIHS’ Academic and Executive Education Programmes;
  • Provide support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participate in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

Structure and Reporting
The Senior Specialist/Specialist: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP. The TNUSSP Team reports to the Chief – Practice, IIHS.

Location
The position is based in Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject:  Senior Specialist/ Specialist – MLE for the TNUSSP)

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Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts

Job Description
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts, will be responsible for overseeing of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The candidate will be involved in supporting presentations to the board’s finance and audit committees and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The position will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of staff members. It will hold functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The position will also be responsible for ensuring that the systems and procedures are in place to support effective programme implementation and conducting flawless audits. The candidate will work closely with Programme leaders and their staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance function can support operations programme.

In addition, the role will partner with the CFO, Senior Leadership, the Human Resources (HR) and Information Technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate Finance, HR, and IT functions.

Activities and Tasks
The responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements;
  • Maintaining internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and programme budgets and actual expenditures;
  • Coordinating all audit activity;
  • Consistently analyzing of financial data and presenting financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress, changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the financial status;
  • Assisting leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administering and reviewing all financial plans and comparing to actual results with a view to identifying, explaining and correcting variances as appropriate;
  • Supporting the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery;
  • Overseeing all financial, project/programme and grants accounting; ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and programme budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collating financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
  • Managing organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the Programme Heads; collaborating with Programme Heads to assess the financial efficacy of programme operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support programme operations;
  • Managing and tracking the performance of invested assets, in alignment with the policies and investment guidelines;
  • Leveraging strengths of the finance team members; providing clarity on the roles and responsibilities; developing and implementing training programmes to maximize and help them reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
  • Providing leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; creating and promoting a positive and supportive work environment.

Structure and Reporting
The Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

Person Specification
This role is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with a few years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience in gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders.  The candidate will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programmes.

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • A minimum qualification of CA with a few years’ work experience;
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments;
  • A track record in grants management; experience in compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential;
  • Technology savvy with experience in selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software;
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team, with a foresight and ability to delegate accordingly;
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners;
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Knowledge on FCRA administration;
  • Implementation knowledge of ERP systems desirable;
  • Experience in leading and coaching a team and working closely with the Organization’s Leadership/Executive teams is essential;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Organization’s mission;
  • A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who in partnership with the CFO, will take up the responsibility for finance.

Only candidates drawing a salary of less than INR 12 Lakhs CTC may apply.
This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location
This position is based in Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations in India.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts)

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Manager / Senior Manager – Learning & Development

Job Description
Learning & Development (L&D) is a strategically important function at IIHS. The Manager/ Senior Manager – L&D will be responsible for developing and implementing an organization-wide Learning & Development strategy that facilitates and drives individual development and capacity building in line with institutional requirements.

The position will involve collaborating effectively with people at all job levels and interacting with a diverse group of individuals and personalities to ensure the achievement of individual, functional and organizational goals.

Activities and Tasks
Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Conducting Training Needs Analysis using both structured and informal methods to capture requirements across the institution; identifying current and future developmental needs at the individual level, and capacity building requirements at the institutional level;
  • Conceptualizing innovative and flexible methods to address the developmental and capacity building needs identified, including identification of external training programs and conferences, the design and delivery of in-house training sessions, enrollment in online learning programs, mentoring, self-learning, and other methods as appropriate;
  • Drawing up a comprehensive L&D Plan based on the developmental needs and methods identified;
  • Driving and facilitating the implementation of the L&D Plan to ensure smooth execution with effective outcomes; providing thought leadership around program design and delivery;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of both structured and informal methods used; making continuous improvements in the approach, process and methods as appropriate;
  • Organizing and anchoring the New Hire Orientation programme to enable easy settling-in and acculturalization of new joinees;
  • Refining existing systems and processes, and setting up new processes as required, including: preparing and tracking the annual L&D Budget; creating and updating the Training Calendar; tracking training attendance; capturing feedback on training programs as well as conferences and workshops attended.
  • Tracking L&D related data and generating regular MIS reports as required;
  • Maintaining a keen understanding of learning & development trends, developments and best practices.

Structure and Reporting
An integral part of the People Function at IIHS, the Manager/ Senior Manager – Learning and Development will report to the Chief People Officer and will be expected to work in close cooperation with other members of the People team. The mentoring and coaching of younger team members would also be an intrinsic part of the role.

Person Specification
The candidate should possess a Master’s degree in Organizational Design, Educational or Organizational Psychology, Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in HR, or any other relevant degree.

Must have at least 8 years of relevant experience and a good understanding of L&D systems and processes, instructional design, content development, training delivery, and evaluation of training effectiveness. Exposure to working in an organization involved in education or training would be an added advantage.

Other qualifications required for this role include:

  • High quality written and verbal communication skills, strong listening skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels in the organization;
  • Demonstrated success in implementing innovative training techniques and learning technologies, in multiple areas including managerial and leadership development areas;
  • Experience in conducting organizational, program level, and individual needs analysis to identify learning and development needs; experience in running targeted development programs;
  • Good knowledge of the training/learning related offerings available in the market, including relevant training organizations and service providers;
  • Exposure to authoring tools, Learning Management Systems (LMS) and eLearning development systems, tools and resources.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location
This is a paid position with a competitive salary, located in Bengaluru. The role may entail travel to other locations in India.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Manager/Senior Manager – Learning & Development)

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Manager – Placements, Internships and Career Support

About the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP)
India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both the opportunities of increased economic growth and employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation.   IIHS has launched the Urban Fellows Programme to educate and influence the shaping of this transition.  The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is a fully funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary fellowship for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. The UFP 2016-17 will be based out of the IIHS Bangalore City Campus. The first batch of 35 Fellows will start in August 2016 and graduate in May 2017.

Job Description
This position will be part of the People function at IIHS, with the responsibility of delivering multi-sector placements, successful internships, and effective career development support for students graduating from IIHS, starting with the Urban Fellows Programme. The incumbent will be responsible for developing the placement and career support system, including creating a database of suitable organizations and institutions where IIHS students can potentially find full time employment and internships, reaching out and establishing relationships, and conducting regular interactive events; as well as providing support to students by advising in selecting career paths, preparing application packs, and supporting with interviews; etc. The candidate should be able to carry out market research and intelligence initiatives to identify and track placement opportunities.

This position involves regular interaction with IIHS teams, learners, advisors, and network partners to identify and engage with potential employer segments including those in private sector, public sector, consulting firms, bilateral and multilateral agencies, think tanks, development sector organizations, NGOs and others.

IIHS is commencing on its first Urban Fellows Programme for 35 learners. The selected candidate will have to start work as soon as possible to operationalize the currently agreed internship arrangements, as well as to provide placement support for the batch.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Activities and Tasks
The Manager – Placements, Internships and Career Support will be expected to provide career development support, ensure successful internships, and deliver full-batch placements for students of IIHS. Specifically, the incumbent will:

  • Conduct formal and informal market research, gather market intelligence on the urban sector; develop new opportunities to generate placements nationally and internationally;
  • Create and maintain a database of suitable organizations and institutions where IIHS students can potentially find full time employment and internships; establish and strengthen links with all such potential employers across diverse segments;
  • Create and maintain online and offline content for placements and internships viz., placement brochures and handbooks, employer profiles and information packs, and other materials for staff, students and employers;
  • Organize and conduct pre-placement sessions for outgoing students and de/briefings for interns;
  • Assess prospective employer requirements, problems and enquiries and resolve them in a timely and effective manner; draw prospective employers into the IIHS placement process, make arrangements for hosting selection events and interviews on & off campus as required;
  • Coordinate with experts and potential employers, inviting them for guest lectures and presentations through the year in consultation with the Academics & Research team; arrange various interdisciplinary workshops to benefit students and potential employers;
  • Implement a set of common core institutional processes, standardized on best practice, to support the placements life cycle; manage and analyze data in relation to placement activity and create reports for both internal and external view; contribute to the development of external accreditation reports and participate in external accreditation reviews;
  • Work as the Careers’ Adviser for learner groups, providing guidance in the preparation of application and presentation packs (including CVs, letters, application forms, interview skills, assessment centers and aptitude tests); and counseling students on career development and placement choices;
  • Create an Alumni database and establish communication channels, ensuring regular communication to promote additional courses and create networking opportunities;
  • Provide support to other IIHS teams and functions as required from time to time.

Structure and Reporting
This position reports to the Chief People Officer at IIHS and involves collaborating effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

 Person Specification
Applicants should have an MBA, or a Masters in Business, Psychology, Human Resources, or other related fields, with work experience of at least 8 years in the area of Placements in any educational institution or training organization. A proven track record of effective Placement delivery, along with experience in setting up robust and scalable Placement processes, is a must for this positon. Exposure to working in the Urban Planning or Development Sector educational space would be an added advantage.

This position requires a motivated individual with the initiative and drive to identify and target multi-sectoral employment opportunities to ensure placements for increasing numbers of IIHS graduates every year. Strong communication, inter-personal and organizational skills are essential along with the ability to multi-task and prioritize according to the needs of the organization.

Excellent presentation skills, along with proficiency in using Microsoft Office, is a must for this role; familiarity with the use of digital and social media is desirable.

This is a paid full time position with a competitive salary. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location
This position is based in Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations in India and abroad as required.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject : Manager – Placements, Internships & Career Support).

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Senior Specialist - Capacity Building (Water & Sanitation)

Job Description
The position will be part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) Team at IIHS. The UPP Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge short courses to professionals/students, largely in the urban development sector, by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems; and integrating the practice into academics and research.

The Senior Specialist – Capacity Building (Water & Sanitation) will be responsible for leading content development, course delivery, business development, client management, project management, and team development for a variety of training and capacity building initiatives related to water and sanitation under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and other ongoing urban missions.

This is a paid contractual position with a competitive salary, annually renewable up to a maximum period of three years and then up for renegotiation based on mission requirements. The candidate is expected to join at the earliest and the search shall remain open until the position is filled.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Activities and Tasks
The Senior Specialist – Capacity Building (Water & Sanitation) will be expected to:

  1. Achieve programme objectives such as learner reach, net revenue and training impact for the portion of the UPP portfolio that they will manage and be responsible for.
  2. Anchor programme development, project management, capacity needs assessment and delivery of capacity building programmes for National Missions with a key focus on AMRUT.
  3. Manage the support team for content development and the outreach team for networking with a host of sectoral experts/guest faculty, and lead them towards achieving the objectives mentioned above.
  4. Coordinate with other support teams in the Institute to work towards creating best in class learning experiences for the learners.
  5. Teach in capacity building programmes for Urban Missions by using sectoral expertise along with a variety of pedagogical approaches (case studies, field visits, peer-led discussions, problem based learning, flipped classrooms etc.) based on Mission requirements.
  6. Contribute to the cross-learning that UPP can bring about for the Research and Practice teams at IIHS. Undertake research and write on subject areas as required.
  7. Coach team members and make them successful in their assigned tasks.
  8. Frequently travel for training and capacity building assignments as and when required.
  9. Provide support to other IIHS functions, including academics, research and operations.
  10. Participate in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carry out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

Structure and Reporting
This position reports to the Head of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme. Additionally, the position involves collaborating effectively with a diverse group of individuals and personalities including a team of senior and junior specialists in capacity building, internal and external faculty, support staff and UPP interns.

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess an advanced masters or doctoral degree in Environmental/ Civil Engineering and/or Urban Planning or related disciplines with at least 10 years of relevant work experience. Prior experience in teaching, training or capacity building is mandatory.

The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of capacity building programmes with content development and delivery experience. Candidates are expected to have work experience and understanding of water supply, sanitation and storm water drainage systems. She or he should also have experience of: – a) working in multi-disciplinary teams, b) good people management skills, c) significant competency in project management d) instructional design & facilitation and e) IT skills.

Language skills in English and Hindi are desirable. Candidates with knowledge of a third regional language for communication shall be accorded preference.

Location
The position is based in Bengaluru with frequent travelling to other locations in India.

Review and Assessment

The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in [Subject: Senior Specialist – Capacity Building (Water & Sanitation)].

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Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description
As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for Law Associates in our Delhi and Bengaluru offices. The Associate will devote significant amount of her/his time to:

Legal Support: Assist with law, contract drafting and contract management, documentation support, institutional process drafting, assistance with legal memos and opinion writing and related support as applicable.

Research: Assist with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS.

IIHS is recruiting up to two candidates for the position of Associate-Legal & Regulation.

Person Specification
We are looking for bright and enthusiastic lawyers with at least an LL.B degree and preferably with 2-3 years of work experience in related areas with:

  • Good analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Word and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills in written English;
  • Good communication skills in Kannada or Hindi (written and spoken) is preferable;
  • Ability to undertake rigorous research on contracts, case law, institutional structures and relevant legislative matters;
  • Ability to understand law in contexts and propose iterative solutions;
  • Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

Structure and Reporting
The Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the Head- Legal and Regulation at IIHS.

Location
This is a paid full time position with a competitive salary, located in Bangalore or Delhi.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email : hr@iihs.co.in (Subject:  Associate- Legal and Regulation).

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Associate – People Function (Talent Acquisition)

About Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition is part of the People function at IIHS, and is strategically important as a critical enabler of organizational growth and sustainability. At IIHS we are recruiting top quality talent for both academic and non-academic positions. Many of our positions are in niche domains, requiring creative ways of reaching out to the right talent pool.

Job Description
The Associate – People Function (Talent Acquisition) position will play an integral role in supporting the Talent Acquisition team. This position will be contributing to the overall success of the team by providing a high level of customer service, administrative support and project coordination throughout the recruiting process. The position will be entrusted with an ongoing quest to discover talent, support building of a strong employment brand and ensure smooth relationships with both candidates and staff. The candidate will be assisting in the screening and interview process and provide other recruitment support as needed.

Activities and Tasks
The responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Supporting talent acquisition efforts by posting jobs and sourcing candidates;
  • Assisting in screening eligible candidates;
  • Scheduling and organizing interviews with shortlisted candidates;
  • Keeping records of candidate interviews and ensuring regular reporting;
  • Running the reference check and offer letter process;
  • Maintaining the CV database;
  • Managing Recruitment related administrative activities like documentation, communication & reporting.

Structure and Reporting
The Associate- Talent Acquisition will report to the Senior Manager- People Function at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

Person Specification
The candidate should possess a relevant Master’s degree with 2-3 years of experience in recruitment. Experience in sourcing for academic positions will be an added advantage.

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of entire lifecycle of recruitment;
  • Experience and knowledge in passive and active sourcing using various job boards and social networking sites;
  • Knowledge of working on and analyzing recruitment data, with an ability to use Microsoft excel effectively;
  • Ability to perform administrative work of a complex nature with a high degree of proficiency;
  • Strong organizational skills with a focus on details and accuracy;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with all levels in the organization and communicate effectively regarding sensitive and confidential matters;
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location
This is a paid position with a competitive salary, located in Bangalore.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject:  Associate- Talent Acquisition)

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Assistant – Outreach (Business Development)

Job Description
The position will be part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) Team at IIHS. The UPP Team is responsible for providing cutting-edge short courses to professionals/students, largely in the urban development sector, by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems, and integrating practice into academics and research.

As part of the UPP Team, the Assistant – Outreach will be responsible to support for business development activities by researching and identifying market segments, creating outreach plans, running campaigns and meeting the course specific learner count and revenue targets.

Activities and Tasks
The responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Achieving marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; and taking action to meet planned targets;
  • Improving product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities, improving product packaging and coordinating new product development;
  • Sustaining a rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits, exploring specific needs and anticipating new opportunities;
  • Providing information by collecting, analyzing data and trends;
  • Establishing new leads by cold calling, visits, email marketing etc.

Structure and Reporting
The Assistant – Outreach will be reporting to the Senior Associate – Outreach, UPP at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

Person Specification

  • Candidate should have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree or an MBA preferred with one to two years of work experience in B2B / B2C environments;
  • Excellent spoken and written English communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential;
  • Candidate should have excellent inter-personal skills, and should be comfortable in working with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Experience in working with Government bodies at any level would be an advantage.

This role is expected to work in a team and respond to continual deadlines in a challenging and stimulating work environment.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

This is a paid full time position with a competitive salary. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location
This position is based in Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations in India.

Review and Assessment
The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Assistant – Outreach)

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