Careers

IIHS is a unique platform for academics, researchers, trainers, practitioners and policy makers from India and internationally to work collaboratively towards the urban transformation of global cities and regions. At IIHS, you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to understand urban issues comprehensively, solve complex real-life challenges of urbanisation on the ground, and engage with difficult questions at the frontiers of human knowledge.

 

The stimulating work opportunities and learning distinguishes work at IIHS. Individual and collaborative learning and development is enabled in multiple ways through: opportunities for national and international exposure including participation in leading conferences and events; learning and development including external training programmes; internal research grants; writing time and full cycle publication support; pedagogic, teaching and training opportunities; engagement with cutting-edge research and practice; mentoring by talented, high-calibre senior professionals; and access to a world-class library on urbanisation, with a wide-ranging repository of journals, books, digital media, cartographic material, and subscription to specialised databases.

 

IIHS offers stimulating and challenging work opportunities with competitive compensation and benefits; a high technology-enabled environment with the latest software, IT and multimedia support, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi connectivity, well-equipped labs; efficient and transparent online work systems; well-defined performance management processes, and fast-track career progression for high performers.

 

Join us and make an impact on India’s urban transformation.

IIHS Internship Programme

The IIHS Internship Programme provides young scholars a uniquely interdisciplinary environment for learning and participating in ongoing research and practice projects. IIHS Internships will enable you to develop further in your chosen field and broaden your horizons in related fields. It is an immersive endeavor where theory meets practice and learning is largely experiential.

 

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The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: A Call for Fellows

IIHS is seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme.

 

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Current Openings

Consultant – Urban Employment

Job Description

The Consultant – Urban Employment will join a set of IIHS researchers working on different aspects of urban employment across the proposed Schools of Economic Development and Human Development. S/he will have an opportunity to build out IIHS’ research, teaching, consulting and training on urban employment. This could include work on employment trends and dynamics, informality, livelihoods, skill development, small enterprise development, labour seeking and matching practices, urban-rural linkages and migration, gender and work, networks and flows of knowledge, ethnographies of work, or on national or state level policy. We invite applications from candidates who have either substantial professional or research experience on questions of urban employment. Within this, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work has focused on informality and livelihoods. We seek applicants from a wide spectrum of disciplinary and methodological approaches who are interested in being situated in an inter-disciplinary environment and working with colleagues from fields such as economics, public policy, sociology, urban planning, law, finance and development economics.

 

The work will involve building out IIHS’ research activities, participating in ongoing research and practice projects related to employment, contributing to developing curriculum materials and cases, and getting involved with teaching and training.

 

The position is based in Bengaluru and will involve travel and field-work as required.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building out IIHS’ work on urban employment which includes raising and addressing questions regarding urban employment, building new methodological approaches, and communicating this work to a wide set of stakeholders in order to generate impact;
  • Developing a new pipeline of research and/or practice projects, writing research grants, pitching for projects, and/or generating new opportunities for policy advisory at the state or national levels;
  • Designing research on various aspects of urban employment, and carrying out the research as well;
  • Developing teaching materials including case studies, as well as participating in IIHS’ ongoing teaching and training activities;
  • Involvement with various ongoing projects at IIHS on employment such as those focused on the informal food economy, on industrial employment, on the relationship of work to social security and health seeking practices, etc.;
  • Assisting with primary and secondary work as required for these projects;
  • Working on converting insights from these projects into written outputs for a variety of audiences, such as journal articles, commentary pieces, reports, policy papers and briefs, shorter articles for popular media, etc.;
  • Assisting in project management, and participating in other institutional activities of IIHS as required.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant – Urban Employment will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person with a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience, and an interest in being a part of an inter-disciplinary team. The candidate should have the following:

  • A Masters or PhD in a relevant field including but not limited to economics, public policy, development economics, sociology, anthropology;
  • Strong track record in either research or practice working on questions of urban employment, or demonstrated interest in building out a portfolio of work on the same;
  • At least 8 years of professional experience on any aspect related to urban employment (or 3-4 years of professional experience with a PhD);
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Experience with leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities is an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with data sources such as the Census and the National Sample Surveys is an added 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.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Senior Research Associate – Urban Planning Education

IIHS seeks a Senior Research Associate to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognised in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

This call is associated with the KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality) consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

About the KNOW project

The KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality) project is led by the Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL) and a range of partner institutions including IIHS, Polytechnic Uni Jose Antonio Echeverria (Cuba), Sierra Leone Urban Resource Centre (Sierra Leone), Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (Sri Lanka), Makerere University (Uganda), Catholic University of Peru (Peru). It seeks to develop research capacities in developing countries and in UK institutions that deliver ODA research, SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda. Recognising that cities are inherently unequal places, being home to immense prosperity and extreme poverty, KNOW focuses on the major knowledge gap in global policy agendas: delivering urban equality for inclusive cities of opportunities for all.

 

The work programme focuses on three key challenges: achieving prosperity; building resilience to disasters and a changing climate; and addressing the persistent problem of extreme poverty. The work programme is divided in six work packages. IIHS co-anchors Work Package 5, which focuses on the education of urban practitioners and planners in the Global South. The IIHS team will also be working on city-relevant research in Jaipur as well as the larger region around it.

 

More details on the project website: https://www.urban-know.com/

 

Job Description

This position will involve research on urban planning education and its role in preparing practitioners to deal with questions of urban equality in their professional practice, and will be carried out in close cooperation with our partners at UCL (University College London). The researcher will work closely with the KNOW project team at IIHS on a range of research activities.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Conducting an assessment of the curriculum for higher education programmes in urban planning and related disciplines in India and more broadly in the Global South, as well as an assessment of continuing education, training and capacity building efforts;
  • Interviewing senior educators in urban planning and related fields, members of professional planning associations, and alumni of planning programmes as well as capacity building and training courses to identify concerns related to planning education;
  • Documenting innovative case studies of urban planning education across cities of the Global South, as well as tracking the alumni trajectories of learners from these programmes;
  • Performing preliminary work to map educational institutions and civil society organisations in Jaipur and Rajasthan, and to build partnerships to test and deliver pedagogical interventions in urban planning.

 

Over the course of the project (2018-2021), this research will result in an identification of gaps in urban planning education, which will be addressed through a series of curriculum design interventions that will be implemented in partnership with local universities and other organisations. The programme also hopes to develop content in multiple forms, such as online courses, training workshops, summer/ winter course, etc. to build knowledge across audiences.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Research Associate will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS. They will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in urban planning, geography, civil engineering or related disciplines with an interest in planning pedagogy and planning practice; or a degree in education with an emphasis on the pedagogy of higher education or continuing education; or a degree in public policy with experience in urban issues;
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in urban planning or urban policy, or in education and pedagogy (or 2 years of professional experience with a PhD);
  • An ability to work as part of inter-disciplinary teams in a flexible work environment;
  • Prior professional experience in Rajasthan will be an advantage;
  • Teaching experience in urban planning or related disciplines will be an advantage;
  • Fluency in Hindi.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent. 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, with travel for fieldwork to Jaipur and other smaller cities / towns in Rajasthan.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Senior Associate – Research Management

About the Programme

IIHS is a leading interdisciplinary urban knowledge institution in the global South. The Research programme at IIHS has developed an international reputation for inter-disciplinary, cross-scale and cross-institutional urban and regional research. Research at IIHS cuts across several disciplinary clusters and places equal emphasis on using grounded theory building and applied research to ensure the translation of knowledge into practice for national development, social impact and urban transformation.

 

Job Description

The IIHS Research Programme requires a Senior Associate – Research Management to help manage projects and institutional level processes. The position requires the day-to-day managing of the programme as well as assisting on the overall planning and the execution of annual Programme plan.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting on general management of the Research Programme and projects;
  • Assisting on financial management at the institutional and project levels;
  • Liaising with other functions at IIHS including Communications, Finance and Legal;
  • Providing assistance on grant making and proposal writing;
  • Assisting on budgeting for the Programme and Projects;
  • Assisting on fund raising.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – Research Management will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics and Research at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Post graduate (Masters) degree in disciplines like the Social Sciences, Management, Communication, Administration, and/or Corporate Law;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Specialist - Social Development, Trichy City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)

About the Trichy CWIS Project

Trichy has been selected as one of the cities under the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The wider CWIS initiative is globally supported by multiple agencies and organisations including the BMGF and the World Bank. CWIS cities are expected to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for sanitation to ensure safe, inclusive, and financially sustainable sanitation services, and serve as global benchmarks. The Trichy CWIS project will be guided by the urban local body, and delivered by a consortium of partners led by IIHS. While the project aims to improve overall sanitation outcomes in Trichy across the full cycle of sanitation, it will also focus on improvement of service delivery to the poor. The project will also attempt to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

The project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu (see tnussp.co.in). The first phase of the programme, which is nearing completion, adopted a two-pronged approach: working in two model urban locations to demonstrate city level transformations on-ground across the sanitation chain, while in parallel, creating an enabling environment, implementing state-wide actions, and scaling-up of innovations

 

Job Description

The Practice Programme at IIHS 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.

 

The CWIS Trichy project will be anchored in the Practice Programme at IIHS and is expected to run over a duration of about two and a half years. Located mainly out of Trichy, the Specialist – Social Development will be responsible for supporting the execution of social and community development deliverables of the CWIS project.

 

This could either be full time or part time for a contractual project-based engagement with the Practice Team at IIHS, based out of Trichy, with frequent travel to Chennai and other urban locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

The relevant outcomes are improvement in access and services for urban poor, improvement in safety and welfare of sanitary workers, and mainstreaming gender concerns across sanitation value chain and increasing awareness for sanitation.  The anticipated deliverables to achieve these outcomes include: various assessments and baselines, design and implementation of pilots including slum improvements, increasing women’s participation and leadership in sanitation, adoption of safety protocols, various BCC activities etc. Further, this role requires working in close collaboration with communities and local partners.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting in the implementation of strategy and sanitation programme/ projects pertaining to urban poor and sanitary workers;
  • Assisting in designing and implementing programmes targeted at gender equity in sanitation;
  • Collecting relevant data, and conducting assessments and studies at various stages of the project cycle;
  • Developing and maintaining networks with a range of stakeholders and groups for possible collaborations and platforms to mainstream inclusive sanitation in the city;
  • Contributing to the development of guidelines, training manuals, behavior change communication and advocacy materials;
  • Co-leading various participatory workshops, orientation workshops, trainings, etc.;
  • Engaging with Trichy City Corporation, Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN), Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS) Department and constituents, other Government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and civil society formations, community groups, private sector, consortium partners, and the IIHS teams and networks;
  • Developing and maintaining professional network in the area of social development practitioners and organisations;
  • 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 travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Social Development will report to Senior Specialist/ Team Leader – City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess 3-9 years of relevant experience and experience training in the areas of Development Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences, or related disciplines. The applicant should have a demonstrable track record of implementing and supporting social and community development projects.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have good people management skills, and competency in project management and IT skills. Proficiency in Tamil language is mandatory.  Applicants who have experience working with urban poor communities/slums and/ or gender issues; with the Government would be an added advantage.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Trichy with frequent travel to Chennai and 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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Specialist - Engineering & Planning, Trichy City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)

About the Trichy CWIS Project

Trichy has been selected as one of the cities under the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The wider CWIS initiative is globally supported by multiple agencies and organisations including the BMGF and the World Bank. CWIS cities are expected to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for sanitation to ensure safe, inclusive, and financially sustainable sanitation services, and serve as global benchmarks. The Trichy CWIS project will be guided by the urban local body, and delivered by a consortium of partners led by IIHS. While the project aims to improve overall sanitation outcomes in Trichy across the full cycle of sanitation, it will also focus on improvement of service delivery to the poor. The project will also attempt to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

The project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu (see tnussp.co.in). The first phase of the programme, which is nearing completion, adopted a two-pronged approach: working in two model urban locations to demonstrate city level transformations on-ground across the sanitation chain, while in parallel, creating an enabling environment, implementing state-wide actions, and scaling-up of innovations

 

Job Description

The Practice Programme at IIHS 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.

 

The CWIS Trichy project will be anchored in the Practice Programme at IIHS and is expected to run over a duration of about two and a half years. The position of Specialist – Engineering & Planning could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. Located mainly out of Trichy, the Specialist – Engineering & Planning will be responsible for the providing technical support and implementation support.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Contributing to the design, data collection and analysis of baseline and engineering studies such as sanitation situation baseline, catchment level studies, centralised and decentralised waste treatment systems performance assessment, safe reuse of treated products from waste treatment systems;
  • Assisting in the preparation of City Sanitation and Investment Plans (CSIP), Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for sanitation solutions at project sites;
  • Adoption and testing of toolkits for planning, and benchmarking performance of sanitation systems especially pertaining to Septage Management/ Fecal Sludge Management;
  • Supporting design, feasibility assessment of innovative and inclusive technologies or approaches for sanitation solutions such as improved containment, collection and treatment/ co-treatment of fecal sludge or other wastes;
  • Providing support for the design, feasibility, resources estimation, implementation (including site supervision, quality assurance) of pilot demonstration projects;
  • Supporting the development of procedures for implementation, operation, maintenance and monitoring of sanitation systems such as on-site sanitation systems, sewage treatment plants etc.;
  • Continual assessment and monitoring in close association with the city authorities and other partners/ stakeholders of demonstration projects;
  • Engaging with Trichy City Corporation, Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN), Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS) Department and constituents, other Government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and civil society formations, community groups, private sector, consortium partners, and the IIHS teams and networks;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the Trichy CWIS process, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives, and deliver training programs 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 travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Engineering & Planning will report to the Team Leader – City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess a professional degree in Environmental / Civil Engineering and/or Urban Planning. In addition, she/he is expected to possess 5-8 years of relevant experience. Prior experience in urban development and sector assessment / pre-feasibility studies / implementation of environmental services projects is mandatory.

 

She or he should also have experience working in multi- disciplinary teams, possessing good people management skills, and significant competency in project management and use of computer software. Applicants should also have prior experience working with government. Applicants with Tamil language skills with previous work experience in Tamil Nadu would be an added advantage.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Trichy with frequent travel to Chennai and 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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Consultant – Legal and Regulation

Job Description

As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position of Consultant- Legal and Regulation in our Delhi Office.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Legal Support (primary):
    • Assisting with legal and regulatory matters;
    • Contract drafting and contract management;
    • Transactional advisory and drafting;
    • Providing documentation support;
    • Institutional process drafting;
    • Assisting with legal memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
  • Research (secondary):
    • Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant – Legal and Regulation will report to the Head – Legal and Regulation at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law with 6-7 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the non-for-profit sector.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills in written English;
  • Good communication skills and fluency in Hindi/Kannada (written and spoken);
  • Ability to undertake rigorous research on contracts, labour law, case law, institutional structures and relevant legislative matters, with pronounced evidence of strong drafting and transactional skills;
  • Ability to understand law in contexts and propose iterative solutions;
  • Ability to assist with litigation related matters;
  • Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;
  • Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities.

 

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 Delhi 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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Senior Associate – Information Technology

Job Description

The responsibility of the Senior Associate – Information Technology will be to provide IT infrastructure support to ensure installation and configuration of domain controllers, administration and troubleshooting of windows 2012 servers, DHCP, DNS, antivirus, implementation, administration of Active Directory and Group Policies.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Windows operating system 7/8.1/10 installation and troubleshooting;
  • Windows Server 2012 DNS/Active directory/DHCP installations and troubleshooting;
  • Managing/troubleshooting Windows Group policy and IT management;
  • Network management TCP/IT & Router switch and Firewall security configuration management;
  • Printer installation, troubleshooting and log management;
  • Managing, Installing and troubleshooting Laptop, Desktop & Server Symantec & DLO (Desktop and Laptop Option – Veritas);
  • Setting up the Audio Video equipments like smart board, Video conferences and Skype calls;
  • Monitoring Server Backup process (Veritas and Symantec) and reporting issues;
  • Checking Symantec Endpoint Protection (Antivirus) status;
  • Setting up Windows profile and Outlook profile for end users;
  • Troubleshooting VPN related issues;
  • Managing and monitoring of network LAN/WAN, Wi-Fi, ISP, MPLS, IP-Phone, O365, Skype for Business;
  • Trouble shooting Network Access Protection (NAP) in client machines;
  • 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 travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate -IT will report to the Senior Manager – IT at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • Knowledge in handling office IT configuring LAN/WAN networks and experience in handling firewalls/Routers/Wi-Fi devices;
  • Administration of Windows Server 2012;
  • Symantec DLO Backup knowledge;
  • Working knowledge on Audio Video equipments like smart board and Video conference set up and Skype calls;
  • Good Knowledge and Hands on experience on Active Directory (AD) concepts & DHCP;
  • Knowledge on Print Servers and configuration and Troubleshooting;
  • Microsoft Certification in Windows Server 2012;
  • Experience in handling large desktop environment for Windows 7, Windows 8 systems Knowledge on MAC OS;
  • Working knowledge in installing antivirus software and license renewals;
  • Knowledge on MAC OS and Linux will be an advantage;
  • Deploying and maintaining server infrastructure within Amazon Web Services (AWS);
  • Mapping premise resources to AWS resources; preparing AWS architecture for on- premise applications and migrating applications to AWS;
  • Hands on Experience on AWS, Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic;
  • Extensive skills in Active Directory, Server administration, Cloud technology (Azure/Office 365) and Backup Management;
  • Monitoring IT infrastructure using various tools such as Nagios, PRTG etc.;
  • Patch management of servers and endpoints using WSUS;
  • Sophos UTM CR100iNG – Administration;
  • Technical Certification (CCNA/MCSE) will be 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.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Associate - Information Technology

Job Description

The Associate – Information Technology will be part of the Operations function team at IIHS, and will be responsible for supporting and driving information technology related functions to address organisational needs.

 

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 functional and organisational goals.

 

Activities and Tasks

Your responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Developing the processes and procedures to setup and maintain the Information Technology (IT) support infrastructure for multiple facilities by overseeing the coordination of IT installation and deployment;
  • Attaining organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency by delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies;
  • Verifying application results by conducting system audits of the technologies implemented;
  • Monitoring, optimising, and allocating physical and virtual storage for database systems;
  • Monitoring database performance, performance tuning and query optimisation;
  • Minimising risks by conducting audits and controls for secure working and protecting data;
  • Ensuring the systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving;
  • Installation, configuration, and deploying new applications, systems software, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise;
  • Administering the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system;
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies;
  • Performing other related duties as required;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations as relevant;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Information Technology will report to the Senior Manager – Information Technology at IIHS, Bangalore and be expected to work in close cooperation with other members of the Operations team.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with minimum five years of relevant work experience managing technical operations, system performance, configuration, and maintenance in IT support and deployment. Exposure to working in an organisation involved in education or training would be an added advantage.

 

Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position. The applicant must have a proven ability to independently plan and execute initiatives within deadlines.

The candidate must be a team player, have outstanding people management skills, and be proficient in spoken and written communication skills.

 

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.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Delhi and may entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

The IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

To apply

If you are interested to explore this opportunity with us, please fill the online application form by clicking here. (You can also click on the “Apply Now” button at the end of the Job Description displayed on the website).

 

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Contact

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Manager - Digital Media

About the Communications team

The Communication team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Job Description

As a Manager – Digital Media of the IIHS Communications team, the involvement will focus on digital media planning, strategy, management and monitoring. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for News Letters, Community Engagement Programmes, events at IIHS, and representing the institution for different forms of outreach.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Planning and strategizing for social media:
    • Developing expansion and implementation plans;
    • Researching the best practices followed by similar institution to understand the language of the message and their target audience
  • Developing content for social media:
    • Managing all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a weekly content calendar for publishing content across IIHS’ social media handles;
    • Maintaining information channels with various departments and projects for timely updates;
    • Using tools to automate mailing (like Mailchimp), CRM (like Hubspot), Social Media Management (like Hootsuite);
  • Managing paid promotions in digital media;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Tracking paid posts and its outcomes on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for campaign optimization;
  • Media monitoring:
    • Overseeing and assisting in the development of an externally accessible Urban News portal;
  • Travelling to other locations for live social media activity and supporting other institutional events as and when required;
  • Providing digital media training:
    • Training junior team members and new entrants on the team;
    • Conducting sessions on social media for learners/staff;
    • Organising internal workshops and providing support for external workshops;
  • Building relationships with online influencers;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – Digital Media will report to the Lead – Communications at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should

  • Have a Graduate degree with major in Communication or English, Social Sciences or Management or an equivalent Post Graduate degree;
  • Have 4-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Have excellent command over English, and proficiency at writing for digital media. Ability to write with precision and attention to detail. Additionally, knowledge of the local language will be an advantage;
  • Have experience in digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • Understand the basic analytics of each digital marketing platform to create meaningful reports for stakeholders;
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Understand the basic principles of design and suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the IIHS Design Team to create marketing collateral;
  • Have the ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives;
  • Be able to manage timelines, even with short notice;
  • Adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting;
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Understand the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Be willing to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Basic knowledge of website back-end; experience with platforms such as Academia.edu, Mendeley and Google Scholar; and Search Engine Optimisation (on-page and link building) would be an added 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.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Associate - Communications

About the Communications team

The Communication team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Job Description

As an Associate of the IIHS Communications team, the involvement will focus on content creation and modification, proof reading, editing and liaising with all functions and programmes for content updates for newsletters and mailers. Other support activities will include communication with external organisations and media houses. The Associate will also be required to represent the institution for different forms of outreach.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Newsletter and mailers:
    • Liaising with teams for updates;
    • Researching for authentication of content or parts of content;
    • Proofreading content;
    • Corroborating content as required;
    • Helping create content for mailers;
  • Website, Wikipedia:
    • Regularly checking the content and links on the website and update as required;
    • Modifying content for target audience;
    • Generating content for blogs from IIHS members;
    • Creating and updating Wikipedia profiles;
    • Proofreading profiles for website;
  • Community Engagement and other Programmes:
    • Planning various ways of engaging with Communities;
    • Sourcing performers/groups whose activities align with IIHS concepts;
  • Institutional Events:
    • Providing support for other events at IIHS as and when required;
    • Supporting the outreach initiatives;
  • Creating monthly/quarterly reports:
    • Newsletters, Mailers and Almanac;
  • Collating Communication Training material as and when required;
  • Media Relations:
    • Regular media house visits for updates on activities;
    • Liaising with journalists for mentions/coverage;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

Associate – Communications will report to the Lead – Communications at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should

  • Have a Graduate degree with major in Communication or English or Communicative English in Post-Graduation or equivalent degree;
  • Have 2-3 years of relevant work experience;
  • Have excellent command over English, proficiency at writing and sharp focus on details. Additionally, knowledge of the local language will be an advantage;
  • Have experience in content writing, editing and proof reading;
  • Have the ability to modify academic language for a larger audience who may not be experts
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Understand the basic principles of design and suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the IIHS Design Team to create marketing collateral;
  • Possess a professional presence;
  • Have the ability to connect with people and interact with colleagues from other teams
  • Be able to manage both regular and rapid timelines;
  • Adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting;
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Understand the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Be willing to analyse and learn from feedback.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Research Associate - Infrastructure and Governance

IIHS seeks Research Associates to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

This call is associated with the PEAK (Prediction and projection, Emergent urbanism, Adopted knowledge, Knowledge exchange) consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

About the PEAK project

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics – Prediction, Emergence, Adoption and Knowledge. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Research Associate to join a 4-year research project on Bengaluru’s economy. This research project focuses broadly on issues of urban and regional infrastructure planning and governance. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages with the development of mega infrastructure projects in urban regions, urban and regional governance questions, and urban politics. This research will focus on the process of infrastructure development within cities as well as across city regions, particularly looking at the Bengaluru Metropolitan Region, and the Bengaluru-Chennai corridor.

 

Through this work, we intend to examine not only the planning and governance processes that make such projects possible, but also examine aspects such as financing, land transformation, and economic impacts of these mega-infrastructure projects. We will study the different state and non-state stakeholders, such as private sector consultants, international development agencies, real estate developers, and citizens’ groups involved in the process; and the networks that enable such development.

 

The Research Associate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on urban governance, infrastructure development and urban politics. New research in this area will seek to build knowledge on how mega infrastructure is being built, and by whom, particularly focusing on the role of private/non-state actors. Field work will be in the greater Bengaluru metropolitan region. Comparative work with other urban regions in India will also be encouraged.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting with primary and secondary research related to the GCRF-PEAK project on Urban Infrastructure and Governance;
  • Carrying out literature surveys of existing work on the planning, development and governance of mega-infrastructure across different scales with a particular focus on the development of urban corridors in the Indian context, and in regions of the Global South;
  • Collating existing secondary data through plans, reports, financial documents, and other relevant sources on the planning of large infrastructure projects (particularly industrial corridors) in the Indian context across national, state, and city scales;
  • Collecting primary data on infrastructure development and planning in the Bengaluru metropolitan region, focusing especially on the development of the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of the project;
  • Involvement with other related research and practice projects with the proposed School of Governance and Policy, and the Academics and Research team at IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) urban planning, law, urban politics, urban sociology, development studies, public policy studies, urban studies, or economic geography; with 3-5 years of work experience on urban and regional governance and planning.

 

Candidates with a basic knowledge of GIS or experience working with spatial datasets; experience in leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities; and working knowledge of Kannada and/or Tamil would be at an advantage.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent. 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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Research Associate - Urban Economy and Employment

IIHS seeks Research Associates to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognized in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

This call is associated with the PEAK (Prediction and projection, Emergent urbanism, Adopted knowledge, Knowledge exchange) consortium, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

About the PEAK project

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics – Prediction, Emergence, Adoption and Knowledge. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Research Associate to join a 4-year research project on Bengaluru’s economy. This research project focuses broadly on how cities in developing countries can generate equitable growth trajectories and broad-based employment opportunities with decent wages in light of “premature deindustrialisation” (Rodrik 2016) and persistent informality (Chen 2012). By focusing on manufacturing enterprises in Bengaluru, a megacity with a substantial services-based economy, we propose to address the following questions. Is formal manufacturing moving further away from the city, as land prices escalate and due to demands for better environmental management within city boundaries? What implications does this have for employment opportunities in the city of Bengaluru? In addressing this question, we will also attempt to build a new base of evidence about enterprises along the formal-informal continuum at the city scale.

 

We seek a person who is interested in issues of urban economic development and employment in Indian cities. We are particularly interested in candidates who are interested in experimenting with empirical and mixed methods – such as integrating spatial datasets and exploiting alternative sources for economic data besides primary surveys – for example the relationship between land use change and industrialization transformation, an analysis that includes but also goes beyond conventional data bases.

 

The Research Associate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on urban economic development and employment.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting with primary and secondary research related to the GCRF-PEAK project on Urban Economy and Employment;
  • Carrying out literature surveys of existing work on urban economic development and employment with a particular focus on Bengaluru’s economy, and on deindustrialization in cities of the Global South;
  • Collating existing secondary datasets as well as building new datasets (both quantitative and spatial) related to enterprises and employment in Bengaluru;
  • Collecting primary data (both qualitative and quantitative) on employment dynamics;
  • Application of known quantitative methodologies as well as development of new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of Bengaluru’s economy;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of the project;
  • Involvement with other related research and practice projects at the proposed School of Economic Development and the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) economics, public policy, economic geography, development economics, geography, urban planning or statistics;
  • Expertise in mathematics, statistics, or econometrics;
  • Proficiency in Excel / Stata / R;
  • 3-5 years of work experience on economic policy, urban data science, urban informatics, mathematics or statistics;
  • Familiarity with data sources such as the Census and the National Sample Surveys;
  • An interest in experimenting with or developing new methods as well as building new empirical evidence to study the urban economy and employment.

Candidates with a basic knowledge of GIS or experience working with spatial datasets; experience with leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities; and working knowledge of Kannada and/or Tamil would be at an advantage.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.  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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Research Associate - Urban Observatory

IIHS seeks Research Associates to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme. IIHS is increasingly recognised in India and internationally as a significant node in urban research and practice on the global South. Its promotion of inter-disciplinary pedagogy, on-the-ground learning, an excellent library on various aspects of the urban, and a convivial place for research make it an ideal location for scholarship.

 

This call is associated with the PEAK (Prediction and projection, Emergent urbanism, Adopted knowledge, Knowledge exchange) consortium, funded by the Grand Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK.

 

About the PEAK project

Led by the University of Oxford, and in partnership with IIHS, Peking University and the University of Cape Town, the PEAK consortium has identified four overarching themes of urban dynamics – Prediction, Emergence, Adoption and Knowledge. Researchers will work across natural sciences (including mathematics, medicine, transport and engineering), the social sciences (including anthropology, development, migration) and humanities (including law, history). The PEAK framework synthesises traditional urban studies disciplines with emergent new urban sciences in a programme of research and capacity building across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. PEAK is grounded in the logic of urban complexity to develop an array of disciplinary perspectives that will address the challenges of the 21st century city. More details on the PEAK consortium are available here: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES/P011055/1

 

The focus of the PEAK project is particularly on developing a new cohort of interdisciplinary urban researchers, and therefore offers multiple opportunities for young scholars to develop research, teaching, and writing skills. Opportunities exist for individual scholarship, collaborative work with scholars at partner institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town, as well as potential travel to partner institutions through summer schools and internships.

 

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Research Associate to join an initiative to develop an observatory on Bengaluru city. This will be developed as part of a 4-year research project focusing on the economy, infrastructure, public health, energy, land, and spatial modeling. The urban observatory aims to collect various layers of quantitative and spatial data at the city scale, and develop an interactive online platform through which these can be made available to researchers and practitioners working on Bengaluru city.

 

We seek a person who is interested in urban data and its applications, and has expertise either in data science, database architecture, or in data design and communication. Ideal candidates will be able to experiment and come up with new ideas about developing or exploiting novel data sources. Candidates should come with a familiarity with existing public data sources at the national scale such as the Census, the National Sample Surveys, the National Family Health Survey, as well as data at the city scale such as those regarding infrastructure use and access, land use and property or housing prices, the master plan, etc.

 

The Research Associate will be part of the process of building the Bengaluru Urban Observatory. They will also have an opportunity to design and implement primary data collection through surveys as part of the project.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting with all tasks related to establishing the Bengaluru Urban Observatory;
  • Carrying out a study of existing city observatories across the world;
  • Collating existing secondary datasets as well as building new datasets (both quantitative and spatial) related to the themes of the project;
  • Assisting with the design of primary data collection instruments (both qualitative and quantitative) as part of the project;
  • Developing an online tool to disseminate the data to a wide range of audiences;
  • Communicating insights from the Bengaluru Urban Observatory across a range of different mediums, such as blogs and op-eds, as well as academic writing such as reports or journal papers;
  • Involvement with other related research and practice projects at the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research and will be a part of the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS. They will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field such as (but not limited) to data science or informatics, information science, mathematics, statistics, urban planning, or public policy;
  • 3-5 years of work experience on urban data science, urban informatics, mathematics or statistics;
  • Expertise in mathematics, statistics, or econometrics;
  • Proficiency in Excel / Stata / R;
  • Knowledge of GIS or experience working with spatial datasets is an added advantage;
  • Experience working with database design / architecture, or data design and communication;
  • Familiarity with existing public data sources at the national scale such as the Census, the National Sample Surveys, the National Family Health Survey, as well as data at the city scale such as those regarding infrastructure use and access, land use and property or housing prices, the master plan, etc.;
  • An interest in experimenting with or developing new methods as well as building new empirical evidence to study Indian cities.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent. 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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Associate – Urban Informatics Lab

About the Urban Informatics Lab

The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) is a space within the Indian Institute for Human Settlements where collation, organisation and dissemination of information related to India’s urbanisation takes place. The laboratory’s mandate is threefold: to build repositories of quantitative, qualitative and spatial data that tackle questions related to the urban space in India; to design and develop means of dissemination using various media that highlight key trends in India’s urbanisation story; and, to analyse and study the developments in the urban space in India, and create a space where such studies can be showcased.

 

For more information, please follow this link.

 

Job Description

The Associate – Urban Informatics Lab would be involved with various projects of the UIL, including leading and managing particular processes within the Lab. The incumbent would be required to apply statistical analysis techniques in solving urban problems in a data-scarce environment.

 

The role will involve providing analytical support to IIHS research and practice projects, and for teaching quantitative research methods.  The Associate will work with secondary data sets from various sources such as the Census, NSSO, Economic Census, Annual Survey of Industries, National Family Health Survey, as well as geo-spatial data from multiple sources. They will also assist in primary data collection through surveys. The Associate will be working on projects related to economic development, urban demographic trends across various scales, land markets, and urban food systems.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Proposing and executing quantitative solutions to various problems across IIHS research and practice projects;
  • Application of known quantitative methodologies as well as development of new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of urban India;
  • Assistance with collection of primary data, as well as preparation of secondary data for analysis – collation, cleaning and validation;
  • Preparation of outward-facing materials and presentations on key urban demographic and economic trends;
  • Translation of insights from quantitative analysis for academic writing, practice reports, and popular media, including thinking through data design and communication;
  • Assisting with writing reports, academic papers and other outputs;
  • Providing assistance on teaching particular aspects of quantitative research methods or data visualization for IIHS’ teaching and training programs;
  • Other research and institutional tasks as and when required.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Urban Informatics Lab will report to the Senior Consultant in charge of the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have 3 to 5 years of work experience in any of the following: applied economics, applied statistics, software coding in the development sector, or information science including data design and communication. They must be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Post-Graduate education in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics / Development Studies / Urban Planning / Public Policy with strong skills in Data Analysis;
  • GIS and coding skills are an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in Excel/ STATA/ R/ SPSS;
  • Familiarity with design software is an added advantage;
  • Prior exposure to the datasets mentioned above;
  • Interest in urban centric research;
  • The ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Teaching experience is an added 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.

 

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.

  

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Executive Assistant to the Team Leader - Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the TNUSSP.

 

About the TNUSSP

The Department 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 sanitised 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) 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 sub-TSUs have been set up in two select urban locations.

 

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, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India. The deliverables of the TNUSSP Executive Assistance will be to successfully manage the Team Leader’s schedule of activities related to the project, including but not limited to: scheduling meetings and calls, managing communications (over e-mail, phone, etc.), managing relationships both internally within the TNUSSP and IIHS Teams as well as with external stakeholders, tracking implementation of activities and timely delivery of outputs, and helping with reporting and documentation.

 

Activities and Tasks

Your responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Managing the Team Leader’s work schedule, and that of other key Team members as advised by the Team Leader, by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, tele-conferences, work-sessions, travel, and so on;
  • Managing communications and reporting on behalf of the Team Leader and the Project Team, including but not restricted to
    • Responding to stakeholders in the normal course of communications;
    • Regular updates to the Government, Clients and others as needed;
    • Regular updates to Internal IIHS Committees;
    • Liaison with various team to produce briefs and updates;
    • Preparing Minutes of Meeting;
    • Record keeping and maintenance of records;
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships, and communicating regularly with the project team, IIHS Teams, the Government of Tamil Nadu, donor partners, other external stake holder organizations and any other partners/funders;
  • Helping the Team Leader in tracking implementation of project activities and timely delivery of outputs, and helping in reporting and documentation;
  • Preparing various briefs by reading, researching, collecting and summarising information;
  • Anchoring the organization of workshops, meetings, conferences, etc.; and participating in such events to represent the project, as needed;
  • Liaising with the IIHS Operations, Finance and People teams to facilitate work coordination;
  • Working with the Team Leader and other senior members of the team to proactively address and resolve issues that impact the project and help ensure timely project deliverables;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Executive Assistant – TNUSSP will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Management (business / project management) with at least 5 years’ experience that includes executive assistance and/or project management work. A Bachelor’s degree with 5-10 years of relevant work experience will also be considered in exceptional cases. Applicants with a background or experience in development, urban or public policy work will be preferred.

 

The candidate must be a team player, have outstanding people management skills, and be proficient in spoken and written communication skills.

 

Candidates will preferably have prior experience of working with government. Preference will be given to candidates with Tamil language skills, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.

 

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.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Chennai, with travel as needed to other locations in Tamil Nadu and India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

The IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Executive – Finance & Accounts

Job Description

The position will be based in Bengaluru and will be involved in the full range of Finance and Accounting related activities. The candidate is expected to have good working knowledge of Accounting and Budgeting related aspects.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Preparing and posting monthly journals and month-end accruals using the ERP system;
  • Preparing bank reconciliations;
  • Assisting with statutory filings and returns, reconciliations such as PF, TDS, GST etc.;
  • Fulfilling the statutory auditor’s and internal auditor’s requirements;
  • Preparing cost analysis (budget vs actual), cash flow/ receipts and payments for projects;
  • Managing and entering receipts from the customers;
  • Handling accounts payable / receivable reconciliation;
  • Monthly salary processing for the entire organization;
  • Preparing relevant MIS reports;
  • Other relevant tasks as required.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Executive – Finance & Accounts will report to the Senior Manager/Manager – Finance & Accounts at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) or a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or be a semi-qualified CA/ICWA professional with mandatory experience of 2 to 4 years in the relevant field.

 

Experience in SAP/Microsoft Accounting Software would be an added advantage. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Associate – Design

About the Design Team

The Design team at IIHS works closely with all programmes within the institution and handles the branding and visual design of all communication material. They work on the design and branding of a range of collaterals that include posters, brochures and all IIHS websites. The team also handles the visual communication and branding for all events and conferences conducted by IIHS.

 

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right attitude, capable of thinking within and out of the box. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and a high degree of proficiency in various graphic and design tools/software. Experience in digital/web design and programming will be preferred.

 

The Associate will be a part of the Design team at IIHS and will work on a range of visual design, branding and communication-related tasks and activities that fall under the purview of the Design function.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Visualising and designing appealing graphics and communication material for both internal and external requirements;
  • Conceptualising and developing creative solutions within a quick turnaround time;
  • Generating ideas for visuals, documents and presentation templates;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate will report to the Lead – Communications and Design at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants must have:

  • 3-4 years’ strong professional experience;
  • Excellent proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign & CorelDraw;
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office;
  • Experience in print and web/screen design;
  • Great aesthetic sense, high quality work output, versatility, quick response to deadlines  and a keen eye for details;
  • A well rounded design portfolio;
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work in a non-micro managed environment;
  • High integrity and work ethics;
  • Strong communication and written skills in English, Kannada or Hindi;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; the ability to work both independently and within inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Exposure and experience in designing visuals and materials for Social Media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn) would be an added 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.

 

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.

 

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr@iihs.co.in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Consultant/Senior Consultant - Urban Health

Job Description

IIHS seeks a person to join and help consolidate and extend our urban health research and practice portfolio. We are looking for scholars and practitioners whose work, as part of the proposed School of Human Development, aligns with different approaches to urban health systems from epidemiological to governance aspects; spatial and planning-based approaches; intersections with housing, infrastructure and planning; health finance as well as health policy, specifically the delivery of social protections within the health system as well as community health. We take and extend the social determinants of health approach within the School, and are interested in a comprehensive and mutli-sectoral approach to urban health.

 

Current projects reflect this approach and range from the connections between informal work, social protection and health; multi-institutional attempts to tackle banner diseases such as dengue in urban areas; the relationships between health, migration and vulnerability in Indian cities; among other research and practice themes.

 

The core task of the person in the first two years will be to set up neighbourhood and city-region health observatories in Bangalore to assess urban health outcomes as well as the functioning of urban health systems. This shall be in addition to teaching and training in IIHS’ full-time and short-term teaching and urban practitioner (capacity building) programmes.

 

The position seeks a person committed to being part of building a research and practice cluster at IIHS, actively mentoring a young team, and defining strategic priorities for the institution.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Leading the setting up of neighbourhood and city-region scaled health observatories in Bangalore;
  • Being a part of the project teams in Delhi and Bangalore, undertaking field-based research on intersections between informal work, social protection and maternal and child health;
  • Building IIHS’ urban health portfolio through new projects, mentoring and internal capacity building;
  • Participation in incorporating urban health perspectives into on-going IIHS projects;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on urban health in both short and long-term academic programmes; training and/or assisting in training on relevant modules in IIHS’ executive education (capacity building) programmes;
  • 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 and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Urban Health will report to the Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS, and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The position requires a PhD or MD, preferably in public health, medicine, urban planning, sociology, economics, development studies, among others, though all candidates with proven research and practice track records in urban health will be considered. Teaching experience is a plus though not required. Applicants must have a strong publication record. Ideal applicants will have experience of leading medium and large-scale research projects in Indian cities.

 

Spoken and written proficiency in English and at least one other modern Indian language is required and, among these, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi are preferred.

 

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.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr [at] iihs dot co dot in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Senior Associate Architect – Design Lab

About the Design Lab

At IIHS, the Design Lab anchors practice and research at the intersection of design, architecture and the development sector. The driving principle of the Design Lab is that development sector initiatives can have significantly enhanced outcomes in terms of aesthetics and sustainability, and that this is primarily a complex function of people, resources and context.

 

The Design Lab focuses on aspects of spatial planning, urban design and architecture in the context of urban development. The work includes inquiries in spatial design of development sector interventions and recommendations for localization of such interventions through socio-cultural, governance and material inquiry and analysis. The core approach is through questioning and intervening on the concept of ‘sustainability in context’ associated with development sector interventions.

 

http://iihs.co.in/teaching-and-learning/labs/

 

Job Description

IIHS Design Lab is looking to hire an architect with around 5 to 8 years of work experience. This is a full-time position, in the Design Lab at IIHS based out of Bengaluru. The responsibilities for this position will include supporting Design Lab projects, IIHS Campus Development activities and leading the identified components of these projects, that will include but not be restricted to site level planning, architectural design, coordination with various consultants and implementation of retrofit works. The work will involve direct architectural intervention as per regular business practices, as well as research, publications, prototyping and creation of policies, standards and guidelines.

 

Apart from this responsibility, the position is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS. The candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions, as well as its capacity building programmes through executive education and short courses.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Literature review and research for existing practices, standards and innovations in sustainable building materials and technologies, construction practices, etc.;
  • Site visits for primary data collection, including spatial, quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Architectural design, interior design, working drawings, renderings, representations and details;
  • Coordination with the Campus Development team and external consultants (like Architects, MEP consultants, Landscape design consultants, etc.) for IIHS Kengeri Campus works;
  • Site visits during the implementation stage for coordination with external consultants and builders;
  • Capacity building and training activities for sustainable building practices;
  • Organizing workshops and consultations with key stakeholders;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – Design Lab will report to the Lead/Consultant – Design Lab at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Architecture and/or Master’s in Architecture/ Planning. In addition, she/he is expected to possess 5-8 years of relevant experience. Prior experience in working with sustainable building material and technologies and in development sector projects and campus development projects (design and implementation) will be given preference. The person will be required to travel from time to time as per project requirements.

Software & Skills:

  • AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, 3ds Max;
  • MS office;
  • Model making.

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.

 

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Contact

Please write to us at hr [at] iihs dot co dot in if you need any clarifications while filling the online application form.

 

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Research and Policy Consultant - Director’s Office

Job Description
The Director’ Office supports the IIHS Director in establishing a world-class interdisciplinary University and in managing: the development of the IIHS Schools and Labs; Academic, Research, Practice & Capacity building Programmes to meet global benchmarks; IIHS’ global and national networks; and producing strategic and cutting-edge research and policy outputs for international and Indian public, research and private-sector partners and institutions.

 

In keeping with IIHS’ mission and the wide range of research and practice areas of the Director (see: http://bit.ly/2DE7rWn and http://bit.ly/2nixP0L ), the Office works across a wide range of themes including: sustainable development, urban development, governance, technology, infrastructure, public policy and urban science.

 

Activities and Tasks
The core responsibility of the Research and Policy Consultant will be to assist the Director in the development of the IIHS Academic, Research, Practice & Capacity building Programmes to meet global benchmarks; and in producing strategic and cutting-edge research and policy outputs for international and Indian partners and institutions.

 

The incumbent will be responsible for providing operational inputs in the following indicative areas:

  • Research and analytical support for policy development and publication on a wide range of themes (indicated above) that could lead to joint publication;
  • Briefing documents on a wide range of strategic, academic and development themes;
  • Content review and grant writing across IIHS Programmes and Schools;
  • Speech and scriptwriting, presentation development and social media support;
  • Attending domestic and international conferences, committee meetings and convenings, as appropriate – with or to represent the IIHS Director;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

The position will be housed in the Executive Office of the IIHS Director.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Research and Policy Consultant – Director’s Office will report to the Director at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
The candidate must demonstrate an ability to engage with and across multiple disciplines central to the IIHS mission. Ideal applicants must have some domain knowledge of urban issues from within any discipline, including but not limited to: public policy, management, law, economics, technology, environmental studies, urban and transportation planning; or architecture and design.

 

Applicants should hold academic and professional qualifications from leading universities in any field; with a Bachelor’s preferably from the urban, technology, development, design, planning, environmental sciences, economics or law domains; a Master’s in an urban, public policy, economics, management or planning-related field.  A PhD with an interdisciplinary publication record will be an advantage.  Seven to ten years of relevant work experience, including research, is essential.

 

The candidate must have excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.  Effective working written and spoken knowledge of at least one Indian language is necessary. Effective knowledge of Hindi or Kannada is an advantage.

 

Successful candidates will possess both the desire and capacity to learn and work in a team, and expand the frontiers of knowledge and practice.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated advanced research and consulting skills in an interdisciplinary urban focused environment, with strong problem solving and quantitative skills; an established publication and citation record is desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with international education, R&D, public and development institutions;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management; communication and networking; team-working and building skills;
  • Expertise in using MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint etc.); experience in using advanced analytical, GIS, statistical and modelling tools desirable;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel.

 

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 [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Research and Policy Consultant –  Director’ Office)

 

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Planning Lead/Consultant

About the Practice Programme at IIHS
This position will be part of the Practice Programme at IIHS. The Practice Programme 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 practice into academics and research.

 

Job Description
As part of the Practice Team, the Planning Lead/ Consultant will be responsible for generating, planning and executing research and consulting projects and assignments in the areas of Planning and Infrastructure. The Lead/ Consultant is expected to independently generate and / or manage the implementation of these projects. S/he is also expected to assist in teaching in IIHS’ Academic and Executive training programmes, as well as participate in research projects on Planning and Infrastructure.

 

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

  • Generation of Practice proposals in Planning, Urban Infrastructure and related areas. This shall include identification of prospects, meeting potential clients, writing technical proposals, preparation of presentations, and making presentations to potential clients from private, public, and non-governmental sectors;
  • Leading the execution of research and consulting projects in the Planning and Infrastructure domain. Prospective activities include writing proposals, detailing methodology, collecting primary and secondary data, carrying out spatial and data analysis, developing and formulating plans, and client interactions;
  • Performing general management tasks as and when needed, including planning and budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring, supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;
  • Interfacing and engaging with clients, communities, institutions and other stakeholders of IIHS’ research and consulting projects;
  • Working with, training, and leading IIHS project teams working on research, consulting, and other projects;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses on IIHS’ academic programmes, especially in the Practice modules; training and/or assisting in training on relevant modules in IIHS’ executive education (capacity building) programmes;
  • Providing research support for projects in related fields;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, operations and others;
  • 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 and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Planning Lead / Consultant will report to the Senior Lead – Practice at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess post-graduate training in Planning, Architecture, Technology or a related discipline, and must have between 8 and 15 years of relevant experience. A doctoral degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage.

 

The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of leading Planning, Infrastructure, and related projects. S/he should be competent in collection and analysis of spatial and other (quantitative and qualitative) data. Candidates must be proficient in IT including the use of data analyses, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and presentation software. Prior experience in teaching and/or conducting training is desirable. S/he should have experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams; possess good people management skills; and have a high level of competency in project management.

 

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 [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Planning Lead/Consultant)

 

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Senior Consultant– Urban Risk & Resilience

About the Practice Programme
IIHS sees practice as deeply connected with its teaching, learning and research agendas, as well as a core part of its mission of urban transformation. The IIHS Practice Programme provides advisory services to national and state governments, public, para-statal municipal agencies, international agencies and private firms in the broad area of human settlements and urbanisation. Across different projects, it focuses on providing cutting edge and integrated solutions to some of India’s emerging urban development challenges that draw from and are located in the particular economic, spatial, institutional and political realities of Indian settlements. In addition to institutional projects, IIHS faculty also individually serve on a number of national and state level government committees and policy fora.

 

Job Description
The position of Senior Consultant – Urban Risk & Resilience will be housed within the Practice Programme at IIHS. The position seeks a person whose research and practice interests are centered around the issues of urban risk, hazard exposure, vulnerability, and institutional and local coping capacities, particularly in the context of Indian policy. The candidate will be expected to join the on-going assignments focused on disaster risk resilience and climate risk, including those pertaining to risk profiling and stochastic assessments of extreme events in different geographies, at various scales (national, state and urban). The job will also entail evaluating implemented projects for a variety of agencies and providing policy guidelines wherever necessary. There will be engagement with multiple projects, as well as leading conceptual framing of new areas of research and practice in the field of risk reduction. There will also be many opportunities for the candidate to engage with other cross-sectoral practice and research work at IIHS, including housing, land, and socio-environmental systems. More detailed duties will be shared with interested applicants.

 

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

  • Generation of Practice proposals in Risk, Resilience and related areas. This shall include identification of prospects, meeting potential clients, writing technical proposals, preparation of presentations, etc.;
  • Leading the team in managing projects on risk and resilience through its interim and cyclical progress reviews, including conceptualisation, proposal writing, financial management, and quality review processes;
  • Leading and supporting practice and research outputs, such as policy briefs, reports, strategies, evaluation reports, etc.;
  • Communicating regularly with the project team and any partners/funders;
  • Organising consultations and workshops as required by the projects and IIHS annual policy and research events;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses on IIHS’ academic programmes; training and/or assisting in training on relevant modules in IIHS’ executive education (capacity building) programmes;
  • 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.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Senior Consultant – Urban Risk & Resilience will report to the Lead – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should hold a Masters/PhD in a relevant field (disaster management, geography, remote sensing, development studies, environmental science/modelling, public policy, urban studies, economics, sociology, anthropology, among others), with a proven research and publication record in or across disaster risk reduction, urban studies, poverty, economic and human development. Relevant work experience of 10+ years is expected.

 

The candidate should be well versed in several aspects of risk reduction practices including mitigation planning and implementation, vulnerability and composite risk assessment, multi-sectoral event damage and loss assessments, organizing and supervision of GIS assisted scientific hazard risk assessment, probabilistic multi-hazard risk and catastrophe modeling,  reconstruction & rehabilitation, monitoring evaluation and impact assessment, risk atlas development, evaluation and establishment of early warning systems, climate change assessment and community level resilience building.

 

The candidate should demonstrate strong writing skills with at least two publications in noted peer-reviewed academic journals (international or domestic). Ideal applicants will have experience of leading or being part of field research projects in Indian cities or other urban areas across the world. Professional experience must include fieldwork, research and writing, teaching, training and/or consulting work. The candidate should be capable to generate Practice proposals in Risk, Resilience and related areas. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to engage with and across multiple disciplines central to the IIHS.

 

Other skills required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated research and consulting skills in the interdisciplinary areas of disaster risk reduction, climate risk and development studies within an urban focused environment;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work individually and in a team, in a fast paced, dynamic environment; and
  • Working knowledge of English and at least one other Indian language.

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 frequent travel within and outside the country.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Senior Consultant– Urban Risk and Resilience)

 

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Law Associate - Land Project

Job Description
The Law Associate(s) shall be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. The Law Associate(s) will work on legal aspects of land administration, including legal, institutional, policy and implementation issues on the specifics of land ownership, use, transfer, registration, titling, informality, varied tenure systems and other related legal-policy issues, involving field-work as required. This will involve carrying out a detailed evidence based interpretative analysis of legislative, judicial, and institutional issues and outcomes on the ground as a part of the national and state level initiatives.

 

IIHS is recruiting two candidates for the position of Law Associate.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Law Associate(s) – Land Project will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select states and at the national levels;
  • Carry out collection and analyses of relevant laws, policies, regulations and databases/records pertaining to land and its governance and management in study states and locations;
  • Assist in assessing and in developing improved laws, policies, regulations and systems for governance and management of land, including their documentation/recording, transactions, litigation, case law and other relevant aspects;
  • Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research – this would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Assist in content development and course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engage with government officials and other relevant stakeholders in Study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of institutional aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping setting up and managing site- offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics, research and operations; assist with research and academic work on various other aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Law Associate(s) – Land Project will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for bright and enthusiastic lawyers, preferably with two-three years of work-experience. The candidate should at least have a Bachelor’s degree in law and excellent knowledge of law and policy, including aspects related to land law administration and exposure to/experience in land records management. Experience in litigation and commercial transactions in land related aspects will be an advantage.

 

The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in MS Word and Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English; additionally, spoken and reading skills in Hindi or Kannada are desirable. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable in working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Law Associate – Land Project)

 

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Geographic Information Systems Software Engineer – Geospatial Lab

About Geospatial Lab
The Geospatial Lab is the centre for spatial research, consulting and capacity building activities at IIHS. It cuts across programmes and teams integrating spatial technology and methods such as GIS, remote sensing, spatial modeling and web services into practice and consulting services as well as inter-disciplinary research. Its location in the IIHS ecosystem makes the Lab uniquely placed to offer customised project design and delivery, on the one hand, and institutional support, capacity building, training and teaching to a diverse range of learners on the other. As it grows, the Lab plans to become a national hub for geo-spatial sciences and technology that combines technological innovation and process expertise with inter-disciplinary knowledge generation.

 

Job Description
This position will be responsible for supporting the ongoing research, practice, teaching and capacity building programmes at the Geospatial lab.

 

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

  • Leading and developing new methods using machine learning and cloud computing for advanced geospatial analytics and decision making;
  • Working on potential areas of research such as mapping urban areas, land administration, climate change, disaster risk and related fields;
  • Ideating and developing a platform for crowd sourcing geospatial data and supervised machine learning;
  • Developing customised web, desktop and mobile based GIS and non-GIS applications to expand the labs’ services globally;
  • Assisting in assessing IT and GIS systems and in developing improved systems of acquisition, processing, and data storage; their transactions and production of relevant outputs; assessing and supporting the improvement of processes & user-interface (both internal and external) used in different states;
  • Developing tools and scripts for automating existing processes in proprietary and open source GIS software;
  • Translating the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research. This would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies, etc.;
  • Assisting in teaching, content development and course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engaging with government officials and other relevant stakeholders in select states on the above aspects;
  • Participating in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics, research and operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Software Engineer – Geospatial Lab will report to the Senior Associate – Geospatial Lab at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification
This role is an opportunity for a person with minimum experience of two years in Computer Science, possessing an extremely sound understanding of areas in the basic areas of Computer Science such as Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented Design and Databases.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related fields;
  • Expertise in any of the programming languages such as – Java, PHP, Python, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS etc.; Web Servers such as Apache, MySQL, Geoserver, etc.; Databases like PostgreSQL, PostGIS and MS-Access; statistical packages such as R, open source geospatial software and mapping tools like QGIS, Mapbox, Leaflet, and CARTO;
  • Experience in handling server data and assigning privileges to users to access the data from server;
  • Experience in implementing MVC architecture for web and desktop applications using opensource software, experience in UI design using Opensource frameworks like Bootstrap and Jquery;
  • Good analytical skills and high degree of proficiency in database and other MS Office applications;
  • Project management skills, report writing and attention to detail;
  • Taking initiatives and having the drive to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable in working in highly inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communication and language proficiency in English and Hindi;
  • Willingness to work in flexible hours from time to time.

 

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 [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Software Engineer – Geospatial Lab)

 

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Planning Consultant - Land Project

Job Description
The Planning Consultant shall be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. The Planning Consultant will work on the planning related aspects of land governance and administration, including planning and policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, transfer, registration, titling, informality, varied tenure systems and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out detailed evidence based and interpretative analysis of legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of national and state level initiatives, as well as assistance in implementation of various such initiatives, and teaching and training activities related to it. The position is based in our Delhi or Bengaluru office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Planning Consultant. The candidate is expected to join at the earliest and the search shall remain open until the position is filled.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Planning Consultant will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Engage in reviewing and developing improved systems of land management in the context of de facto and de jure planning, integrated land information management system, the political economy of land, and implementation outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Carry out data collection and analyses of detailed aspects of the project pertaining to planning (including Master Plans, Regional Plans, and other Plans and instruments of land policy), law and policy aspects of land administration including those in urban, peri-urban and rural areas;
  • Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research. This would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Provide support on the GIS, IT, and e-governance aspects of land administration, and in developing improved systems of acquisition, processing, and storage of land data; their transactions and production of relevant outputs;
  • Engage with government officials and other relevant stakeholders on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of planning and institutional aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping setting up and managing site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including academics and teaching as required in relevant IIHS programmes/ courses, research and other operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Planning Consultant – Land Project will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic planner with at least five – six years of work-experience. The candidate should at least have a Master’s in Planning, relevant experience in related areas and excellent knowledge of Master and Regional Development Plans in India. Candidates with Ph.Ds. are also encouraged to apply. Prior experience of working in projects involving analysis of legal, institutional and technological aspects of land governance and management in planning shall be given priority. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using GIS/Planning Applications apart from other MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English, whereas spoken and reading skills in Hindi or Kannada is preferable. Ability to write reports and project management skills will be necessary. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable in working in highly interdisciplinary teams.

 

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.

 

Location
The position is based in Delhi or Bengaluru, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Planning Consultant – Land Project)

 

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Consultant – Land Economics

Job Description
The Consultant – Land Economics will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the land economics aspects of land governance and administration, including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, transfer, registration, titling, informality, varied tenure systems, the political economy of land and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out detailed studies on the economics of land and its linkages to the legal, policy and institutional issues in the context of national and state level initiatives, along with conducting teaching and training activities related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi or Bengaluru office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Land Economics Consultant.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Consultant – Land Economics will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Carry out data collection and analyses of detailed aspects of the project pertaining to the economics of land (including real estate and property markets, property tax systems, economic development both in public and private sector domains, master and regional plans, etc.), and the legal and policy aspects in governance and management of land assets including those in urban, peri-urban and rural areas;
  • Carry out studies on fiscal, revenue and fiduciary aspects in governance and management of land by the State and non-state agents;
  • Engage in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management within the political economy of land, including economic aspects of land/property ownership, private and public land markets and transactions,
  • efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research – this would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engage with government officials, market agents and other relevant stakeholders in Study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of political and economic aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping setting up and managing site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics such as teaching in relevant IIHS programmes/ courses, research and other operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Consultant – Land Economics will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic economist with a minimum of five-six years of work experience. The candidate should at least have a Master’s in Economics and prior experience of working in projects involving analysis of political economy and economic aspects of land/real estate in India. Candidates with Ph.Ds. are also encouraged to apply. Any experience of working on property tax systems will be an advantage. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Excel, database and other MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi or Kannada is preferable. The ability to write reports and project management skills will be a requirement. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi/Bengaluru, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Consultant – Land Economics)

 

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Associate – Land Economics

Job Description
The Associate – Land Economics will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the land economics aspects of land governance and administration, including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, transfer, registration, titling, informality, varied tenure systems, the political economy of land and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out detailed studies on the economics of land and its linkages to the legal, policy and institutional issues in the context of national and state level initiatives.

 

The position is based in our Delhi or Bengaluru office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Land Economics Associate.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Associate – Land Economics will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Carry out data collection and analyses of detailed aspects of the project pertaining to the economics of land (including real estate and property markets, property tax systems, economic development both in public and private sector domains, master and regional plans, etc.), and the legal and policy aspects in governance and management of land assets including those in urban, peri-urban and rural areas;
  • Assist in carrying out studies on fiscal, revenue and fiduciary aspects in governance and management of land by the State and non-state agents;
  • Assist in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management within the political economy of land, including economic aspects of land/property ownership, private and public land markets and transactions, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research. This would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc;
  • Assist in content development and support in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engage with government officials, market agents and other relevant stakeholders in Study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of political and economic aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping setting up and managing site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics, research and operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Associate – Land Economics will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic economist with at least two-three years of work-experience. The candidate should at least have a Master’s in Economics and prior experience of working in projects involving analysis of political economy and economic aspects of land/real estate in India. Experience of working on property tax systems will be an advantage. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Excel, database and other MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English, whereas spoken and reading skills in Hindi or Kannada is preferable. Ability to write reports and project management skills will be necessary. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable in working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi/Bengaluru, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Associate – Land Economics)

 

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Political Science Associate - Land Project

Job Description
The Associate – Political Science will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the political economy aspects around land governance and administration, including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, reforms, titling, informality, varied tenure systems, the policy framework and other related legal-policy issues. It would include study of sociological dimensions of land and property holdings and land market transactions, including access to land across caste, class and gender dimensions, and how these dimensions may be playing out in urban and periurban areas. This will involve carrying out a detailed interpretative analysis of the social, political, legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of national and state level initiatives along with publishing research papers related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Political Science Associate.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Political Science Associate will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and analyse ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Assist in carrying out studies on the social and political-economy aspects in governance and management of land including in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in the context of de facto and de jure processes, integrated land information management system, and the overall governance of land, including a historical perspective;
  • Translate the learnings from research and practice experiences into knowledge through publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Assist in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management, including an assessment framework, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Engage with government officials, market agents and other relevant stakeholders in study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of political and economic aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping set up and manage site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics, practice, research and operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Political Science Associate – Land Project will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic political economy specialist with a minimum of two-three years of work experience. The candidate should have at least a Master’s in relevant social science disciplines and prior experience of working in projects involving the analysis of policy framework around land governance and urban governance in India. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi are desirable. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Political Science Associate – Land Project)

 

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Political Science Consultant - Land Project

Job Description
The Consultant – Political Science will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the political economy aspects around land governance and administration, including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, reforms, titling, informality, varied tenure systems, the policy framework and other related legal-policy issues. It would include study of sociological dimensions of land and property holdings and land market transactions, including access to land across caste, class and gender dimensions, and how these dimensions may be playing out in urban and peri-urban areas. This will involve carrying out a detailed interpretative analysis of the social, political, legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of national and state level initiatives, along with publishing research papers related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Political Science Consultant.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Political Science Consultant will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and analyse ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Carry out studies on the social and political-economy aspects in governance and management of land including in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in the context of de facto and de jure processes, integrated land information management system, and the overall governance of land, including a historical perspective;
  • Translate the learnings from research and practice experiences into knowledge through publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engage in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management, including an assessment framework, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Engage with government officials, market agents and other relevant stakeholders in study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of political and economic aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping set up and manage site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including academics and teaching as required in relevant IIHS programmes/ courses, research and other operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Political Science Consultant – Land Project will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic political economy specialist with a minimum of five-six years of work experience. The candidate should have at least a Master’s in a relevant social science discipline and prior experience of working in projects involving the analysis of policy framework around land governance and urban governance in India. Candidates with Ph.Ds. are also encouraged to apply. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi are desirable. The ability to write reports and project management skills will be necessary. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Political Science Consultant – Land Project)

 

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Public Policy Consultant - Land Project

Job Description
The Consultant – Public Policy will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the policy framework around aspects of land governance and administration, including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, reforms, titling, informality, varied tenure systems, the political economy of land and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out a detailed evidence based interpretative analysis of the legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of national and state level initiatives, as well as assistance in implementation of various such initiatives along with conducting teaching and training activities related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Public Policy Consultant.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Public Policy Consultant will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;
  • Carry out studies on the legal and policy aspects in governance and management of land including in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in the context of de facto and de jure processes, integrated land information management system, and the political economy of land;
  • Engage in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management, including an assessment framework, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research – this would include publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Engage with government officials, market agents and other relevant stakeholders in Study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of political and economic aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping set up and manage site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including academics and teaching as required in relevant IIHS programmes / courses, research and other operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Public Policy Consultant – Land Project will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic public policy specialist with a minimum of five-six years of work experience. The candidate should have at least a Master’s in Public Policy (or related disciplines) and prior experience of working in projects involving the analysis of policy framework around land governance and urban governance in India.  Candidates with Ph.Ds. are also encouraged to apply. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Excel, and other MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi are desirable. The ability to write reports and project management skills will be necessary. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Public Policy Consultant – Land Project)

 

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Associate - Land History

Job Description
The Associate – Land History will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the political economy aspects around land governance and administration from a historical perspective including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use of land, land reforms, access to land across gender and caste, titling, informality, commons, property rights, varied tenure systems, the policy framework and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve assistance in carrying out a detailed evidence based historical analysis of the social, political, legal, and institutional aspects of land administration in India, as well as publishing research papers related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Associate – Land History.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Associate – Land History will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and analyse ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels in context of the historical background of land administration;
  • Assist in carrying out studies on the history of social and political-economy aspects in governance and management of land including in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in the context of land revenue, economic linkages, de facto and de jure processes, land markets, land information management system, and the overall governance of land;
  • Translate the learnings from research and practice experiences into knowledge through publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Provide support in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management, including an assessment framework, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Engage with government officials and other relevant stakeholders in study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of historical and political-economy aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping set up and manage site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to academics, practice, research and operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Associate – Land History will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic history and political economy specialist with a minimum of two-three years of work experience. The candidate should have at least a Master’s in relevant social science disciplines and prior experience of working around land governance and urban governance in India. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi are desirable. The ability to write reports and project management skills will be important. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in(Subject: Associate – Land History)

 

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Consultant - Land History

Job Description
The Consultant – Land History will be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the political economy aspects around land governance and administration from a historical perspective including institutional policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use of land, land reforms, access to land across gender and caste, titling, informality, commons, property rights, varied tenure systems, the policy framework and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out a detailed evidence based historical analysis of the social, political, legal, and institutional aspects of land administration in India, as well as publishing research papers related to these.

 

The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Consultant- Land History.

 

Activities and Tasks
The Consultant – Land History will be required to:

  • Be a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and analyse ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels in context of the historical background of land administration;
  • Carry out studies on the history of social and political-economy aspects in governance and management of land including in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, in the context of land revenue, economic linkages, de facto and de jure processes, land markets, land information management system, and the overall governance of land;
  • Translate the learnings from research and practice experiences into knowledge through publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Provide support in content development and assist in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to land management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • Provide support in reviewing and developing improved systems of land governance and management, including an assessment framework, efficient systems of documentation and information, equitable development of land infrastructure, and outcomes for different stakeholder groups;
  • Engage with government officials and other relevant stakeholders in study states and locations on the above aspects;
  • Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of historical and political-economy aspects of land law administration as needed;
  • Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping set up and manage site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;
  • Participate in other activities of IIHS, including academics and teaching as required in relevant IIHS programmes/ courses, research and other operations.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Consultant – Land History will report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project.

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic history and political economy specialist with a minimum of five-six years of work experience. The candidate should have at least a Master’s in relevant social science disciplines and prior experience of working around land governance and urban governance in India. Candidates with Ph.Ds. are also encouraged to apply. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English. In addition, spoken and reading skills in Hindi are desirable. The ability to write reports and project management skills will be important. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable with working in highly inter-disciplinary teams.

 

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
The position is based in Delhi, with frequent travelling to select locations.

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Consultant – Land History)

 

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Consultant – Urban Practitioners’ Programme

About IIHS’s Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning across disciplines and levels in public, private, academic and civil society sectors. IIHS believes that a city’s transformation rests largely on the collective endeavours of practitioners who confront challenges through an informed, reflexive and creative manner.

 

The UPP offers institutions and practitioners new frameworks of knowledge, backed by a cohesive package of skills. Our portfolio spans across sectors, disciplines and scales of practice and seeks to intervene at three levels:

  • Strategic perspectives and orientation of the practitioner to urban challenges
  • Knowledge frameworks employed to appraise such challenges
  • Execution skills to tackle them effectively and sustainably.

 

 

Job Description

The IIHS UPP is looking to hire/contract an expert and trainer in the field of urban social sciences specializing in one or more of the following: housing (affordable housing and slums), urban poverty issues and urban livelihoods, and related financial and institutional questions and approaches.

 

As consultant in the UPP team, the applicant will be responsible for developing training content, will lead in the delivery and coordination of training programmes, and be responsible for completing reporting and monitoring requirements. Additionally, the consultant will contribute to primary and secondary research of thematic and general interest to the UPP team. The UPP’s teaching and training programme spans across the country and the consultant will be expected to travel accordingly.

 

The consultant will also contribute to UPP development work such as proposal development, impact assessment, translations, workshops, training of trainers, and other such activities.

 

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant – Urban Practitioners’ Programme will report to the Lead – UPP at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organizations, and students.

 

 

Person Specification
The applicant should have about 10 years of relevant professional experience. She/he should have relevant educational qualifications in the identified themes of urban social science, housing, poverty or livelihoods, and must be familiar with the empirical and scholarly work around these themes. Additionally, the applicant will need to be familiar with the policy level and programmatic approaches to these themes at the Central and State levels. Experience and exposure to projects in these thematic areas will be given additional weight in the selection. An ability to train and teach in these themes is a must.

 

The UPP welcomes applicants from research, academic, social and practice fields. Applicants must be willing to travel as per programme requirements.

 

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 [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: ConsultantUPP)

 

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