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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; and 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/ Senior Consultant - Academic Administration

About the MUP Programme

The first degree at the proposed IIHS University is a Masters of Urban Practice (MUP). The MUP’s curriculum has been developed over a three year curriculum design process with leading academics and practitioners in India and globally, including MIT, University College London, the University of Cape Town and the Federal University of ABC Region, Sao Paulo, among others. The framework has been tested in IIHS’ current teaching programme – the Urban Fellows Programme (urbanfellows.iihs.ac.in) – and is now being readied for launch.

 

Job Description

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Academic Administration will be part of the core team for the IIHS Masters in Urban Practice (MUP) programme, and will be responsible for overall delivery of the teaching programme, along with the Programme Directors. There are broadly two set of activities expected to be delivered over the next couple of years: programme preparation and design activities, delivery and gradual scale-up from an initial class of 50 to an annual intake of 300 learners.

 

The Consultant will co-anchor all preparatory processes leading upto the launch of the programme.  Key processes include: supporting curriculum development, market studies and supporting outreach, evaluation and establishment of learning, financial and academic management systems and institutional structures. While individual activities will be anchored by IIHS faculty and other team members, the Administrator is expected to pull these processes together (along with a small core team) and ensure coordination and timely delivery of outcomes.

 

Post-launch, the Consultant will transition into overall management and delivery of the  programmes, including academic management, learner interaction, supporting faculty,  internships and placements. The candidate will be responsible for working with young learners, and will work closely with the Programme directors to ensure smooth delivery and world class interdisciplinary learning outcomes.

 

The ideal candidate would be excited about helping build and deliver a best-in-class interdisciplinary post-graduate urban programme for reflexive practitioners.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Preparatory Activities:

  • Coordination, along with other key team members, of various preparatory processes towards the proposed IIHS MUP and PhD programmes in Urban Practice;
  • Assisting in setting up various systems and processes, including admissions, evaluation, financial and outreach;
  • Managing several background studies, including curriculum review, market research, assessments etc.;
  • Liaising with a diverse set of stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure timely launch of the programme.

 

Programme Delivery:

  • Liaising with a diverse set of stakeholders, included but not limited to faculty, learners, parents, various IIHS teams, potential employees;
  • Management of various processes including programme delivery, internships and placements, etc.;
  • Regular reporting to the Programme Directors to ensure timely delivery, and highlighting critical concerns and risks;
  • Providing support to the learners and faculty, as required;
  • Supporting the content delivery process which includes classroom based learning, immersion visits to different Indian cities, a Bangalore-based Practica, skill labs, and master classes.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Academic Administration will report to the MUP Programme Directors.

 

Person Specification

  • Minimum 8 years’ work experience (or equivalent);
  • Post-Graduate education in Education, Behavioral Sciences, Development Studies, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Management, Technology, Architecture, Economics or related fields;
  • Prior experience in academic management and administration or a similar domain preferred;
  • PhD and prior teaching or counseling experience are an advantage;
  • Prior demonstrated interest in the urban/development sector is preferred.

 

The candidate should have excellent communication and analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to work with inter-disciplinary and diverse teams. She should have good project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple inter-related processes, create and track budgets, and work to tight timelines.

 

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 candidate shall be subject to the 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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Consultant/Senior Consultant - Urban Health Systems

Job Description

IIHS seeks a person to join and help consolidate and extend our urban health systems research and practice portfolio. Within a broad adherence to the social determinants of health approach, we are looking for scholars and practitioners whose work takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the urban health systems, with a focus on primary care. IIHS’ approach to urban health systems focuses on institutional, governance, spatial and community based approaches to urban health systems with a focus on heath’s intersections with informal work, housing, sanitation and urban infrastructures, as well as with the delivery of social protection mechanisms.

 

Current projects reflect this approach and range from the connections between informal work, social protection and health for domestic workers; assessments of urban primary care systems; looking at NCDs (Non- Communicable Diseases) in low income informal settlements; 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 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. This shall be in addition to teaching and training in IIHS’ full-time and short-term teaching and urban practitioner (capacity building) programmes.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supervising current projects, especially on-going ethnographic studies of the role of NCDs in low income settlements in Bengaluru;
  • Being a part of the project teams in Delhi and Bengaluru, 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 Senior 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 ideally 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. Candidates with strong records of practice and consultancy in health systems will also 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.

 

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 – 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 2 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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Consultant – Environmental Governance

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Consultant to join the proposed School of Environment and Sustainability to help build out our research on questions of environmental governance. We are looking for candidates whose work aligns with different approaches to understanding environmental governance challenges in the Global South, particularly around questions of climate change, focusing also on the intersections of environmental governance with a range of other aspects of urban and regional governance including but not limited to spatial planning, infrastructure, law, public policy, economic development, and challenges around transboundary environmental governance questions. Current research has focused on environmental governance institutional frameworks and mechanisms at the sub-national scale, specifically looking at the Indian context. We are especially interested in continuing to develop this work at the sub-national scale, as well as the connections between local and regional governance approaches and national and global policy (for example, the role that sub-national governance may play in fulfilling commitments made to international policy conventions).

 

Through this work, we intend to examine not only the governance challenges, but also examine the politics of the process, studying the different state and non-state stakeholders, such as private sector consultants, international development agencies, real estate developers, and citizens groups. We are interested specifically in focusing on global-national-regional-local governance continuities and discontinuities as an important aspect of this research.

 

The core task of the person in the first two years will be to expand on existing research on climate governance at the urban and regional scale, focusing particularly on Asia and Africa, looking specifically at institutional frameworks, capacity, and financing of governance innovations. This will also include identifying and writing grant applications. 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:

  • Conducting primary research on climate governance at the urban/regional scale focusing specifically on Indian urban regions, to be expanded to other Asian/African cities;
  • Collating existing secondary data through plans, reports, financial documents, and other relevant sources in the Indian context across national, state, and city scales;
  • Identifying and writing grants applications to support this research;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of this research;
  • Involvement with other related research and practice projects with the proposed School of Environment and Sustainability, and the Academics and Research team at IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, 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 Consultant – Environmental Governance 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

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field (including but not limited to environmental science, natural resource management, urban planning, law, urban politics, urban sociology, development studies, public policy studies, urban studies). Exceptional candidates with a relevant Master’s degree may also be considered;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience on environmental governance and planning, especially around questions of climate change (or 8 years of professional experience with relevant Master’s degree);
  • Experience with leading or being part of field 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;
  • Applicants must have a strong publication record.

 

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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Consultant - Land, Infrastructure & Housing (with Project Finance)

Job Description

IIHS seeks a person to help consolidate and extend our research and practice portfolio on land, infrastructure and housing, and are looking for practitioners and scholars whose work combines a multi- sectoral interest in land development practices in urban/ periurban areas, a spatial sensibility, and 5-6 years of experience in project finance/ project structuring.

 

The work will engage with a range of projects such as airports, ring road projects, townships, periurban changes, ports, economic zones, new towns, industrial towns, corridors, etc. At the city scale – projects with land management, financing, and project structuring concerns such as area development plans, housing, industrial zone planning etc. could be potential areas.

 

The core task of the person in the first two years will be to build a portfolio of research/ practice projects in the space (particularly large- scale urban/ periurban transformation projects) and assist in ongoing research work involving urban land economy and land based financing in Bengaluru. This shall be in addition to teaching and training in IIHS’ full time and short-term teaching and urban practitioner programmes. We are looking for someone who will combine the build-out of a portfolio in this space, with research on ongoing projects at IIHS in the initial years, and then transition to practice, policy advisory and implementation in this space as the pipeline of projects begins to convert.

 

We are interested in multi-sectoral, multi-institutional and multi-stakeholder perspectives. As such, we are interested in people who combine different determinants and approaches in their work – for example, experience that combines two or more of the following would be preferable – governance, finance, economic studies, spatial and planning-based approaches, project structuring, public- private partnership structuring, project contracting practices, work involving property tenure regimes, land market analyses, policy analysis and research, etc.

 

The position seeks a person committed to being part of building a research and practice cluster at IIHS. S/he will have the opportunity to build out IIHS’ research, teaching, consulting and training on land concerns in urban economic transformations. S/he will join a set of IIHS researchers across the Schools of Economic Development and Human Development, and will be actively involved with mentoring a young team, and defining strategic priorities for the institution.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building IIHS’ portfolio of research and practice projects in this space (particularly large- scale urban/ periurban transformation projects) by writing research grants, pitching for projects, and/or generating new opportunities for policy advisory at the state or national levels;
  • Designing research projects; involvement with primary and secondary research undertaken for projects; undertaking project management activities, as required;
  • Building new methodological approaches and communicating the research/ practice work in this area to a wide set of stakeholders in order to generate impact, via outputs that may include commentary pieces, reports, policy papers and briefs, shorter articles for popular media, journal articles, etc.;
  • Undertaking field-based research on intersections between project finance, land development, infrastructure and housing as a part of the team at IIHS, Bengaluru;
  • Participating in mentoring and building internal capacity in this area of work;
  • Participating in incorporating urban land economy and project finance perspectives into on-going IIHS projects;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on urban land economy and urban project finance in both short and long-term academic programmes;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, 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 Consultant – Land, Infrastructure and Housing (with Project Finance) 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 someone with a Master’s Degree (including but not limited to planning, economic geography, human geography, urban/ development studies, urban management, real estate studies, other degrees that prioritise a spatial sensibility), along with 8 years of experience in project finance/ project structuring. Interest in working on questions of economic transformations in cities, as pertaining to land issues would be an advantage.

 

The position is open to those holding PhD with atleast 2 years of professional experience, interested in building a research career incorporating a strong relationship to the practice space.

 

Teaching experience is a plus though not required. Ideal applicants will have experience of leading medium and large-scale 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, Telugu and Malayalam 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.

 

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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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.

 

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 – Governance & Engineering Support, 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.

 

This is a full-time position in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The person will provide support to the Governance and Engineering and work closely with the team to deliver the following outputs:

  • Legal and Regulatory Review, and recommendations to improve urban sanitation at the city level;
  • Revisions to the City Operative Strategy and Guidelines for Septage Management;
  • Support Urban Local Bodies (ULB’s) and anchor the preparation of City Sanitation Plans and programs, and Detailed Project Reports (DPR’s) for sanitation solutions;
  • Identification, assessment and design of urban sanitation solutions and innovations;
  • Adaptation and testing of toolkits for planning, and benchmarking performance of sanitation systems;
  • Carry out pre-feasibility of pilot demonstration projects and assist in implementation of demonstration projects.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Contributing to activities in the Governance and Enabling Framework Component, including the development and implementation of revised Operative Strategy and Guidelines, and short term and medium term action plans;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the ULB, relevant departments, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for implementation of CWIS activities;
  • Ensuring the constitution and functioning of Working Group, City level Sanitation Task Forces, and other program structures for consultation and decision-making;
  • Reviewing of legal and regulatory framework and mechanisms and providing recommendations for modifications in relation to urban sanitation, in the short and medium, and drafting recommended changes to rules and regulations;
  • Supporting all activities for the achievement of results in the Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support components;
  • Participating in the design, data collection and analysis of baseline studies;
  • Testing and reviewing tools and methods of planning and benchmarking urban sanitation solutions;
  • Providing engineering inputs and helping with the design and implementation of the pilot demonstration projects in selected locations;
  • Supporting project management tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;
  • Working closely with the IIHS’s editing and communications team;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations and other activities;
  • Participate in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Governance and Engineering Support will report to the Team Leader, CWIS at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess a professional degree in Environmental Engineering and/or Urban Planning. In addition, 2-5 years of prior experience in pre – feasibility studies/ implementation of projects under environmental services along with experience in the area of policy, governance, institutional and service delivery reforms is important.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good people management skills, and significant competency in project management along with skills in Information Technology. Applicants should also have prior experience of working with the 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 IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

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 Tamil Nadu.

 

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 – Capacity Building (Urban Housing and Livelihoods)

About IIHS’s Urban Practitioners’ Programme for Capacity Building

The Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning multiple 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 diverse 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 specialising 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.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Developing training content for the UPP’s capacity building programmes;
  • Leading the delivery and coordination of theseprogrammes;
  • Completing the related reporting and monitoring requirements;
  • Contributing to primary and secondary research of thematic and general interest to the Capacity building team;
  • Participating in other UPP activities and initiatives including proposal development, impact assessment, translations, workshops, training of trainers, and other such activities;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, operations and others;
  • 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 Consultant – Capacity Building (Urban Housing and Livelihoods) will report to the Lead – Urban Practitioners’ Programme (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.

 

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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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 through traditional and digital channels.

 

Job Description

As a Manager – Digital Media of the IIHS Communications team, the involvement will focus on digital media planning, strategy, management and monitoring. The candidate should be able to guide the team on fulfilling the objectives of digital outreach. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for Newsletters, 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 strategising for different digital media channels:
    • Developing expansion and implementation plans;
    • Researching the best practices followed by similar institution to understand the language of the message and their target audience;
    • Preparing budget and projections for digital outreach in collaboration with the branding team and directing response goals;
  • Developing, publishing and amplifying content for digital media:
    • Managing all channels with team support;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content written by others;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a monthly 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 SendInBlue), CRM (like Hubspot), Social Media Management (like Hootsuite) and any other tools that are deemed necessary for digital automation;
  • Managing paid promotions in digital media especially Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and LinkedIn Ads;
  • Tracking, optimising and reporting:
    • 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;
  • Creating a roadmap for building relationships with online influencers, and executing the outreach;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, 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/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should

  • Have at least 8-10 years of relevant work experience in digital marketing especially managing paid online promotions and handling teams;
  • Graduate degree with a major in Communication or English, Social Sciences or Management is required; Post Graduate degree in relevant field is an added advantage;
  • 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 hands on experience in digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress, Google Ads and all forms of self serve online ad platforms;
  • Understand the analytics of each digital marketing platform to create meaningful reports for stakeholders;
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • 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.
  • 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;
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment; 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;
  • Understand the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms; adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting;
  • Be willing to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Ability to troubleshoot typical problems on different digital channels and come up with growth hacks.

 

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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IoT Engineer / Specialist – Information Technology

Job Description

The qualified candidate will directly contribute to the advancement of environmental, spatial and sensing technologies. S/he will be a part of the technology stream, involved in cutting edge work that will put IIHS on the global map. S/he will help in setting up the IoT (Internet of Things) laboratory at the city campus. Using the lab as an incubation space, the goal will be to establish the platforms and technology for enabling the control system for the city campus, in a manner that will facilitate smooth and easy scaling up for the Kengeri site.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Interfacing directly with the campus operation and research teams to capture the relevant operating parameters and environmental information, and creating a specification that reflects the spatial makeup of the use case and the environmental characteristics;
  • Using this specification to benchmark the technologies in simulation and set up IoT systems for measurement and control of the operating parameters of the campus;
  • Assessing and establishing a sensor base and communication protocols that will be used;
  • Prototyping solutions, based on the sensors and communication protocols;
  • Creating a mesh array of sensors, creating the control logic at the sensor level and also gathering data for all systems and utilities;
  • Creating a data system, creating and configuring a platform for capturing the interplay of systems and building a control network to manage the systems, utilities and environmental parameters;
  • Working in harmony with the environmental, GIS and other teams to build a robust, reliable and scalable set of measurement and control systems for the Kengeri campus;
  • Setting up and implementing drone technology in the proposed IoT lab.

 

Person Specification

Skills required would include, but not be limited to:

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Design for Data;
  • IP Networking;
  • Hardware Interfacing;
  • Information Security;
  • Business Intelligence;

 

Applicants should have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information systems or related fields;
  • 2-5 years of experience in a related field or organisation;
  • The ability to understand business requirements & translate them into practical designs and engineered platforms;
  • Experience with environmental controls, testing on loT platforms in IoT environments;
  • An understanding of embedded development is a plus;
  • Experience with lab setups or working with lab engineers to create needed setups;
  • Strong skills with analytical software – both using and manipulating; statistics abilities;
  • Must have experience working in a network technology role;
  • Experience with networking technologies (e.g., TCP/IP layer 2/3, UDP, NAT, QoS, IPV4, IPV6, VLANs, routing protocols, etc.);
  • Experience with network services such as DHCP, DNS, NTP, IPAM;
  • Experience with protocol analysis, network analyzers, packet capture devices;
  • Familiarity with multi-threaded or real time systems;
  • Must be an independent self-starter, hands-on and willing to work independently on new technologies and systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential for this position, along with demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.

 

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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Manager - Finance & Accounts

Job Description

As a Manager – Finance & Accounts you would be required to supervise, control and review the tasks performed by Accounts Executives. The Manager will work closely with the CFO/Senior Manager Finance/Other Finance Managers.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Managing the day to day functioning of the Accounts and Finance functions including MIS, Audit and compliance with Company’s policies, Accounting policies and Accounting standards;
  • Preparing MIS reports, Customer and Supplier’s Account Reconciliation & Collection Follow-up;
  • Preparing budgets for the financial year and monitoring budgets with respect to actual expenses including analysis of variances;
  • Project Management: Monitoring and Controlling Project Budget and expenses;
  • Cash Flow Management;
  • Ensuring Total Quality Management (TQM) in finance function;
  • Monthly/Half Yearly/Annual closure of accounts;
  • Ensuring monthly payment & filing of statutory dues within respective due date;
  • Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Accounting & Compliance;
  • Managing and mentoring junior team members and new entrants on the team;
  • Other tasks as per the Institution needs.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

A qualified CA (Chartered Accountant) with 1-2 years of post-qualification experience or a qualified B.COM graduate with over 10 years of work experience in a Finance function role.

 

Experience of working in an ERP environment will be an added advantage. The candidate will also need good written and verbal communication skills, strong listening skills; the ability to work individually, and as a team; excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels in the Institution.

 

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 Bangalore 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 – Legal & 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 & Regulation in our Delhi or Bengaluru offices. This is a mid-level leadership position that will potentially involve independent responsibility and individual contribution along with reviewing and supervising the work of younger team members.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Legal Support (primary):
    • Handling legal and regulatory matters;
    • Contract drafting and contract management;
    • Transactional advisory and drafting, preferably with experience of:
          • matters pertaining to the ‘not for profit’ sector;
          • procurement and tendering;
          • construction contracts (Works, Design Build, PPP models);
          • transactional elements of IPR related matters;
    • Ensuring effective and adequate documentation;
    • Institutional process drafting;
    • Handling legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
    • Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence
  • Research (secondary):
    • Contributing to research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS;
  • Contributing to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a knowledgeable, responsible and motivated lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and at least 8 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, taxation law, privacy/date protection legislation, 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;
  • Initiative and independent working, ability to handle tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and mentor younger team members.

 

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 or 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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Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description

As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position of Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation in our Delhi or Bengaluru offices.

 

Activities and Tasks

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, preferably with experience of:
          • matters pertaining to the ‘not for profit’ sector;
          • procurement and tendering;
          • construction contracts (Works, Design Build, PPP models);
          • transactional elements of IPR related matters;
    • Providing documentation support;
    • Institutional process drafting;
    • Assisting with legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
    • Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence
  • Research (secondary):
    • Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the Head – Legal & Regulation or persons designated by the Head – Legal & Regulation at IIHS, and will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a competent  and efficient lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and  at least 5 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, taxation law, privacy/date protection legislation, 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 or 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 – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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, preferably with experience of:
          • matters pertaining to the ‘not for profit’ sector;
          • procurement and tendering;
          • construction contracts (Works, Design Build, PPP models);
          • transactional elements of IPR related matters;
    • Providing documentation support;
    • Institutional process drafting;
    • Assisting with legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
    • Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence;
  • Research (secondary):
    • Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the Head – Legal & Regulation or persons designated by the Head – Legal & Regulation at IIHS, and will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and around 2 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, taxation law, privacy/date protection legislation, 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.

 

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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Lead – Information Technology

Job Description

The Lead – Information Technology (IT) is responsible for overseeing all technological aspects of the institution. The Lead – IT will play an integral role in the strategic direction and development, and the future of technology in the institution.

 

The Lead will be part of the Operations function at IIHS. Using a proactive and practical approach, the Lead – IT will be responsible for driving information technology related functions to attain the institution’s strategic goals.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Establishing the institution’s technological vision and leading all aspects of technological development in the institution;
  • Advising executive management decisions on technology related governance;
  • Administering the strategic, budgetary, managerial and operational responsibilities of the IIHS’s technical and information infrastructure;
  • Collaborating with appropriate partners and stakeholders to assess and recommend technologies that support IIHS’s mission;
  • Enhancing institutional effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technology;
  • Establishing technology related quality assurance processes;
  • Minimising risk by conducting audits and developing IT policies and controls for security and data protection;
  • Designing and implementing systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving;
  • Maintaining current information about technology standards and compliances;
  • Conducting research and case studies on leading edge technologies and making determinations on the probability of implementation;
  • Performing other related duties as required;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, 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 needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Lead – Information Technology will report to the Head of Technology or any other member of senior leadership team at IIHS, and will be working in close cooperation with the key stakeholders of the Operations team. The mentoring and coaching of younger team members would also be an intrinsic part of the role.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should hold:

  • A Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, business administration or related fields;
  • 12-18 years’ of experience in a large organisation with a complex information technology environment;
  • A thorough understanding of, and broad experience with, a full range of organisation functions and systems including strategic development and planning, business analysis, finance and budgeting, information systems and technology.

Strong interpersonal skills are essential for this position, along with demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems. Exposure to working in an organisation involved in education or training 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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Senior Manager – Administration

Job Description

As Senior Manager – Administration, you will need to manage the entire administration function in the location independently, under the guidance of the Head – Operations & Administration.

 

The ideal candidate will establish positive and professional relationships with multiple stakeholders across the organization and ensure consistent compliance with administration processes and policies across the institute.

 

The position will be part of the Administration function at IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Managing and coordinating the overall administration activities at Bengaluru;
  • Discharging responsibilities on the whole gamut of administrative areas ranging from policy compliance by staff to travel, accommodation, vendor management, contract administration, inventory management, security and safety of assets as well as personnel and adherence to legal requirements;
  • Management and supervision of interior fit-outs, office design, and basic engineering concepts;
  • Manage a team of staff members to discharge these responsibilities and working closely with the senior executives of the institute;
  • Leading the project management initiatives of the institute for identifying new office space, vendor selection to execute office design and development, project execution, refurbishment and commissioning of the office in all respects;
  • Planning, organising, directing and controlling the work activities of the team members in order to provide prompt and efficient services to internal customers;
  • Ensuring facilities management, including utility operation and maintenance, for all offices in the location;
  • Implementing travel and accommodation policy of the institute for new joiners and consultants in coordination with other departments;
  • Initiating vendor development and identification programs for various services with the objective of maintaining sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Driving contract negotiations and finalising the selected vendors / contractors;
  • Analysing the need, developing and executing the support systems and putting in place the required systems for services like security, safety, housekeeping, preventive maintenance, pantry operations, reprographics, office stationery and parking management;
  • Transport management, including company owned vehicles;
  • Complete arrangements for annual events, conferences, seminars and other functions of the institute organised from time to time;
  • Liasoning with government authorities, licenses department etc. for smooth and seamless compliance with required statutory and legal requirements;
  • Overall supervision of the ERP Procurement Management system;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Manager – Administration will report to the Head of Operations at IIHS and will be working in close cooperation with key stakeholders of the Administration team. The mentoring and coaching of younger team members would also be an intrinsic part of the role.

 

Person Specification

  • Applicants are required to possess at least a graduation or post-graduate degree in Management or relevant fields;
  • 10 to 15 years of relevant experience in Administration;
  • Preferably from services background, who can manage the function with requisite amount of discipline and empowerment;
  • Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to details and strong organisational skills;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Target oriented and focused;
  • Balance between strategic and operational focus;
  • Customer service focus and commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment;
  • Ability to create and report metrics and monitor compliance as per statutory requirements;
  • Experience in ERP Procurement system is preferable;
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment;
  • Strong analytical and reconciliations skills;
  • Demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to diverse and complex scenarios;
  • Ability to build strong relationships, operate as a team and utilize collaboration skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Systematic approach, multi-tasking, time management, team management and ambiguity;
  • Advanced experience with MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Exposure to working in an organisation involved in education or training 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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Executive – Finance & Accounts (Chennai)

Job Description

The position will be   based in Chennai and will be responsible for all the Finance and Accounting related activities of the IIHS Chennai operations.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Making cost center–wise entries in accounting software;
  • Handling bills receivable and bills payable;
  • Revenue recognition as per accounting standards;
  • Fixed assets accounting;
  • Maintenance of cash and bank details;
  • Document management;
  • Tracking of statutory remittances and filing;
  • Tracking and managing the control of all expenditures;
  • Assisting in internal and statutory audits;
  • Payroll processing including input processing;
  • Bill processing and checking against delivery and approved purchase order;
  • Reporting of actuals against budget;
  • Vendor master update and providing information to vendor on payment status;
  • Variance analysis of project budget and actual in preferred format;
  • Handling project specific audit.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Finance Executive will report to the Manager – Finance & Accounts, Bengaluru and will have a dotted-line reporting to the Team Leader of the IIHS project based in Chennai. She/he will be expected to work in close cooperation with both the Chennai project team and with the Finance team at Bengaluru.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Graduation degree in the field of Commerce. Candidates who have completed CA Inter may also apply. Minimum experience of 3 years is mandatory.

 

The Applicant should have an exposure to Accounting Software. He/she should have experience in handling Bills Receivable, Bills Payable, Payroll accounting, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets accounting, Maintenance of Cash and Bank, Document Management, tracking of Statutory Remittances and filing, tracking of all Expenditure & revenue, assisting in Internal and Statutory Audits.

 

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 Chennai 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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External Consultant - Newsrack Developer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced software developer to update, improve and maintain an open source web application used by IIHS and many other organisations. If you are looking to contribute to open source on a flexible work schedule, this could be a great opportunity. This will be a contractual position, initially for the duration of two months. Depending on the progress and the requirements at that time, the contract may be extended for a longer period of time to take care of feature additions and enhancements to the platform.

 

The work involves understanding, fixing issues, upgrading and in the longer term, enhancing Newsrack, a service for automated news monitoring, collection, organisation and dissemination. Newsrack is implemented primarily in Java EE, and uses open source tools and libraries such as Tomcat, MySQL, Struts, Freemarker, Beaver (LALR Parser Generator), HTMLParser, Rome (RSS/Atom syndication tools), JFlex (A Fast Scanner (Lexical Analyzer) Generator for Java), OSCache, and DBPool. For more details, see the links https://github.com/subbuss/newsrack and http://newsrack.in/.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building and running a local instance of Newsrack;
  • Testing the feeds for various news sources and identifying the issues;
  • Fixing the issues, thoroughly testing, and demonstrating a working codebase to other stakeholders. Also, pushing the code back into the open source repository maintaining the required quality standards and going through the code review process by the current maintainer;
  • Regularly taking inputs from and giving updates to other team members.

 

Structure and Coordination

The External Consultant will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Lead – Word Lab and the Consultant – Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations. 

 

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience developing Java EE applications;
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl or Python will be a plus;
  • Prior experience in working on open source projects is a plus.

 

Location

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

 

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 – Media Lab

About the Media Lab

The IIHS Media Lab engages with various aspects of the urban through multiple media practices. The Media Lab is a platform that aids research, teaching and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom. In a rapidly changing complex world, the Media Lab is a repository for audio-visual conversations around the urban involving leading academics and practitioners, who help understand the nature of cities.

 

The IIHS Media Lab is a space where creative expressions on the urban, irrespective of the media form, can be showcased so that multiple ‘ways of seeing’ can lead to a newer and different understanding of cities.

 

Job Description

The Consultant – Media Lab will be a regular staff member at IIHS, participating in the diverse aspects of animation work produced by the Media Lab. The position will require not only working with other Media Lab team-members, but also across various teams in the institution, especially the Digital Blended Learning team.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working on Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), including the management of production and post-production of the MOOC, within and across teams;
  • Working across various projects within the Media Lab and across the institution;
  • Working on the Urban Lens Film Festival which is the flagship event of the Media Lab;
  • Working with the Media Lab team in various other projects, whenever required;
  • 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 Consultant – Media Lab will report to the Lead – Media 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:

  • A Master’s degree in Film making or Mass Communication/journalism, the role will also require a person who is proficient with shooting and video-editing;
  • A minimum of 10-12 years of work experience – either in an institution or as a freelancer;
  • A show-reel of all the work;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop;
  • Should be able shoot (DSLR/Professional Video Cameras) and video edit on Adobe Premier Pro/FCP;
  • Should have research interest around urban issues.

 

Should be open to working on the annual Urban Lens Film Festival, which is the flagship event of the Media Lab to reflect the idea of cities through multiple media practices.

 

The applicant should be a team player and have the ability to work effectively with diverse teams at IIHS.

 

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 Associate - Animator

About the Media Lab

The IIHS Media Lab engages with various aspects of the urban through multiple media practices. The Media Lab is a platform that aids research, teaching and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom. In a rapidly changing complex world, the Media Lab is a repository for audio-visual conversations around the urban involving leading academics and practitioners, who help understand the nature of cities.

 

The IIHS Media Lab is a space where creative expressions on the urban, irrespective of the media form, can be showcased so that multiple ‘ways of seeing’ can lead to a newer and different understanding of cities.

 

Job Description

The Senior Associate – Media Lab will be a regular staff member at IIHS, participating in the diverse aspects of animation work produced by the Media Lab. The position will require not only working with other Media Lab team-members, but also across various teams in the institution, especially the Digital Blended Learning team.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working on the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC);
  • Working across various projects within the Media Lab and across the institution;
  • Working on the Urban Lens Film Festival which is the flagship event of the Media Lab;
  • 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 – Media Lab will report to the Lead – Media 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:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in video animation or should have undergone a certified video animation course;
  • Atleast 6-8 years of work experience in the field – either in an institution or as a freelancer;
  • A show-reel of all the work;
  • In-depth work-experience in 2D and 3D video animation;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Video graphics;
  • Familiarity in using all the latest animation and graphics software;
  • Working knowledge of video editing software like Adobe Premier Pro and/or Final Cut Pro (any version).

 

The applicant should be a team player and have the ability to work effectively with diverse teams at IIHS.

 

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.

 

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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 - 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.

 

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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 – 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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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