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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

Manager/ Senior Manager - Academics

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 Manager/Senior Manager – Academics 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 Manager/Senior Manager 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 Manager/Senior Manager 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 Manager/Senior Manager – Academics 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 – 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 governance of natural resources and environmental infrastructure, 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.

 

Through this work, we intend to examine not only the environmental 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 environmental governance at the urban and regional scale, focusing particularly on Asia and Africa, looking specifically at institutional frameworks, capacity, and financing of environmental governance interventions. 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’s (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 environmental governance at the urban/regional scale focusing specifically on natural resource and infrastructure governance in the context of 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 grant 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 post PhD (or 8 years of work experience with a relevant Master’s degree) on environmental governance and planning, especially around questions of natural resource and infrastructure governance. Applicants with research and/or academic experience in urban environmental governance are especially encouraged to apply;
  • 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, or 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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Senior Research Associate – Urban Planning Education

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

 

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

 

About the KNOW project

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

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

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Bengaluru, with travel for fieldwork to Jaipur and other smaller cities / towns in Rajasthan.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Research Associate – Climate Change

About the Practice Programme

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

 

Job Description

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work as part of an international, interdisciplinary project called Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure: implications on well-being and sustainability in the Global South (UP-AGrI).

 

Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure is a two-year interdisciplinary project undertaken by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bengaluru, the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom, and Open University, Tanzania. Other partners include IIT Madras and Azim Premji University. Funded by the British Academy, the project aims to:

  • Examine how urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) contributes to urban sustainability through interventions that have infrastructural, ecosystem, and land use outcomes;
  • Assess the implications of UPA on individual and community level well-being;
  • Test how UPA can be scaled up in urban sustainability plans using multi-stakeholder platforms and public engagement.

 

UP-AGrI will be conducted in four cities – Bengaluru and Pune in India, and Mogororo and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The project has a strong element of ‘research for impact’ where community engagement through local NGOs, increasing public awareness through exhibitions and demonstration visits to farms will be key.

 

Apart from the UP-AGrI project, the Research Associate will contribute to ongoing IIHS research on urban sustainability and adaptation, with opportunities to learn about different research methodologies and contribute to related academic outputs.

 

The position of Research Associate – Climate Change will be housed within the Practice Programme at IIHS. The position seeks a person whose research and practice interests are centered on the issues of urban sustainability, food systems and farming, green infrastructure, and climate change.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team that includes geographers, development practitioners, climate change researchers, engineers, and GIS specialists and contributing to written outputs that will synthesise cross-learning across Tanzania and India;
  • Conducting desk-based reviews of urban and peri-urban farming policies and practices nationally and for the two Indian case sites of Bengaluru and Pune;
  • Conducting fieldwork:
    • Scoping visits and primary data collection through semi-structured, in-depth interviews, and farmer diaries;
    • Setting up and conducting interviews with multiple stakeholders;
    • Engaging in community-centric activities as required;
  • Traveling on fieldwork and project meetings;
  • Contributing to stakeholder engagement and project outreach such as city and national workshops, public exhibitions, etc.;
  • Contributing to data analysis and writing including preparation of city reports, urban and peri-urban agriculture compendium;
  • Co-authoring journal articles, policy briefs and disseminating research findings via. multiple channels;
  • Maintaining project website and series of blogs, reflections from research team and urban-peri-urban farmers;
  • Contributing to ongoing IIHS projects on climate change in cities and urban sustainability.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate – Climate Change will report to the Consultant – Practice 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 Masters’ degree in Development Studies/Climate Change/Sustainability/ Agriculture/Economics/Natural Sciences/ Urban Planning or relevant related areas.
  • At least a year of research experience after post-graduation, preferably related to urban food systems/farming with some experience of fieldwork.
  • Fluency in at least one of the following languages in addition to English: Kannada, Marathi.

 

Other skills required for this role, include

  • Demonstrated research and/or consulting skills in the interdisciplinary areas of urban sustainability, urban agriculture, food systems, climate risk assessment and development studies;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work individually and in a team, in a fast paced, dynamic environment

 

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

The position is based in Bengaluru and will may entail travel within India, including field-based work, as necessary.

 

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/Consultant – Climate Mitigation and Economics of Climate Action

About the Practice Programme

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

 

Job Description

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) invites applications for the position of Research Associate/Consultant to work on aspects related to Climate Mitigation and the Economics of Climate Action (mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development).

 

The role will entail the following and will focus on the Indian context:

  • Systematically assess the economics of climate action (costs, benefits, macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions), based on published literature (peer-reviewed and grey literature);
  • Systematically assess the economic dimensions (costs, benefits, macro and microeconomic dimensions) of all key mitigation sectors (transport, industry, buildings, agriculture, urban);
  • Assess the Indian mitigation pathways: implications, opportunities and challenges;
  • Systematically assess various mitigation options, to highlight gaps in feasibility (economic, social and environmental) – current and prospective future;
  • Systematically assess various mitigation options for their synergies and trade-offs with various sustainable development goals;
  • Assess key enabling conditions for sectoral mitigation transitions: focusing on governance, institutional capacity, finance, behavior change and technology/innovation;
  • Assess the present and future role of the financial sector in the present and emerging mitigation pathways for India;
  • Create a road map of climate action in the Indian context, medium-term to long- term.

 

This position will be housed within the Practice Programme at IIHS. The position seeks a person whose research and practice interests are centered on the issues related to climate mitigation and specifically, the economics of climate action.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team that includes geographers, development practitioners, climate change researchers, engineers, economists, climate scientists and GIS specialists, and contributing to written outputs;
  • Conducting desk-based (literature) reviews on climate mitigation and the economics of climate action (focusing on the Indian context);
  • Organising, managing and conducting stakeholder interactions (either face to face or through dedicated events);
  • Travelling for meetings with stakeholders or project-related (mostly domestic);
  • Managing data analysis and writing, including preparation of dedicated reports focusing on climate mitigation and the economics of climate action;
  • Co-authoring journal articles, reports, policy briefs and disseminating research findings via. multiple channels;
  • Contributing to ongoing IIHS projects on climate change in cities and urban sustainability on a need and mutually agreeable basis.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate/Consultant – Climate Mitigation and the Economics of Climate Action 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/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a PhD/Advanced Master’s degree in Economics/Climate Change/Sustainability/ or relevant areas with 2 to 8 years of post-qualification research experience, related to climate mitigation or economics of climate action.

 

Other requirements required for this role include:

  • Ability to read and interpret energy-economy-environment modeling literature and draw inferences for the Indian context (sectoral, demand, system, partial and general equilibrium models);
  • Demonstrated experience of working with energy-economy-environment models (bottom-up or top-down);
  • Demonstrated research and/or consulting skills in the domain of climate mitigation or economics of climate action (through written outputs);
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work individually and in a team, in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

  

Location

The position is based in Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations as required.

 

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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Project Manager – Digital Blended Learning

Job Description

Digital Blended Learning is recognised as a strategically important area of future growth at IIHS. The vision for the IIHS Digital Blended Learning programme is ambitious, and involves the creation of a portfolio of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online/blended learning offerings spanning a range of subjects relevant to the study of the Urban, for both domestic and international audiences.

 

The Project Manager – Digital Blended Learning will be in charge of creating, deploying and managing online learning courses in line with the strategic objectives of IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Being the single point contact for and owner of multiple online learning online courses and materials at IIHS;
  • Preparing and implementing project plans and budgets for various online learning projects;
  • Managing the creation and delivery of online learning courses and material within defined timelines, budget, and quality standards;
  • Working closely with the DBL team and other internal / external stakeholders in the development process;
  • Coordinating with other relevant teams at IIHS, including Academics & Research, Practice, Media Lab, the Word Lab, Outreach, and Legal & Compliance;
  • Communicating regularly with partners / funders;
  • Coordinating with technology partners and outsourced partners;
  • Supporting the DBL team in conceptualisation of new online/blended learning opportunities, proposal writing, financial management, and quality review processes;
  • Supporting the marketing outreach activities for online learning;
  • Maintaining project documentation and course assets;
  • Supporting other programmes at IIHS, in particular the Academics and Urban Practitioners’ Programmes, in integrating online learning as part of blended learning;
  • 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.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should have an MBA or equivalent with at least 10 years of experience, including at least 5 years in Project Management in online learning / IT / consulting services firms. The key skills / attributes required are:

  • Team management, interpersonal skills, client relationship management, vendor management and proposal writing;
  • An understanding of and an interest in some of the key domains and areas that IIHS is involved in;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in managing projects across multiple disciplines, in time-bound and budget-driven environments;
  • Ability to understand and manage client requirements and platform requirements;
  • Understanding of MOOCs and the features and capabilities of commonly used platforms like Coursera and edX;
  • Ability to work individually, as a leader of a team, as part of a team, and with outsourced entities;
  • Attention to detail, and attention to quality;
  • Excellent English communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours from time to time;
  • Experience with the research community would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in managing online learning programs or other forms of learning programs is desirable.

 

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 within and outside 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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Instructional Designer – Digital Blended Learning

Job Description

Digital Blended Learning is recognised as a strategically important area of future growth at IIHS. The vision for the IIHS Digital Blended Learning programme is ambitious, and involves the creation of a portfolio of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online/blended learning offerings spanning a range of subjects relevant to the study of the Urban, for both domestic and international audiences.

 

The Instructional Designer – Digital Blended Learning will be responsible for designing and developing compelling learning experiences across MOOCs and other online learning courses at IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working closely with faculty / subject matter experts both internally and externally, to identify learner requirements, define course goals and learning objectives, create course overview documents and draw up course outlines;
  • Creating engaging learning activities in various forms (videos, text, animation, etc.), course content, and interaction and assessment activities that enhance knowledge retention and application, using proven instructional design theories, methodologies, approaches, and formats;
  • Visualising course flow, user interface, instructional graphics, and the finished product;
  • Conducting primary and secondary research and analysis on learners, contexts, and courses;
  • Creating standards documents;
  • Scripting content for videos and other instructional formats;
  • Reviewing content scripts of other content developers;
  • Creating supporting material / media, in the form of readings, videos, etc.;
  • Working closely with all relevant stakeholders through the online learning course development process to ensure that time, money, and quality levels are met;
  • Supporting marketing outreach activities for online learning;
  • Supporting other programmes at IIHS, in particular the Academics and Urban Practitioners’ programmes, in integrating online learning modules and assets as part of blended learning;
  • 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 travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should have at least 7 years of experience as an Instructional Designer in a learning or IT company, of which at least 2 years should be in designing online learning programs. A degree or (certified) training in instructional design, educational technology, or similar would be an added advantage.

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

  • Understanding of and interest in some of the key areas that IIHS is involved in;
  • Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models;
  • Requirements analysis, macro and micro design of courses and modules;
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills;
  • Creating course outlines and design standards documents;
  • Devising assessment and learner engagement strategies;
  • Creating promotional material for digital and social media to help in outreach activities for courses;
  • Understanding of MOOCs and the features and capabilities of commonly used platforms like Coursera and edX;
  • Ability to conceptualise online instructional and collaborative learning activities;
  • Ability to storyboard and write effective copy, video scripts, instructional text, and audio scripts;
  • Ability to work individually, as a leader of a team, as part of a team, and with outsourced entities;
  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Experience of working on time-bound and budget-driven projects;
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours from time to time;
  • Experience with the research community 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 within and outside 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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Multiple positions in Urban Community Led Total Sanitation (U-CLTS) for CWIS, Trichy

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.

 

About the Urban Community Led Total Sanitation (U-CLTS)

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology for mobilising communities to completely eliminate open defecation (OD), mostly in rural areas. It encourages active participation of community members in observing hygiene practices and use of improved sanitation facilities and increase ownership of hygiene and sanitation interventions. In Trichy, we are looking to expand the CLTS method to the entire sanitation chain: access, containment, transportation, treatment, and re-use as part of CWIS. In this challenging task, we will be engaging with multiple stakeholders across socio-economic classes.

 

Job Description of the team

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

 

The U-CLTS roles are project based, initially contracted for 11 months but renewable on mutual consent, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The team will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Scaling ‘Urban Community Led Total Sanitation’ (U-CLTS) across Trichy;
  • Identification of the facilitators and training / motivating the facilitators to engage with the community to work out an acceptable solution;
  • Identification of key partner / volunteer groups who can facilitate / trigger the community to implement good sanitation practices (GSP);
  • Working with natural leaders and communities to address urban sanitation problems;
  • Meditating across communities to ensure continuity across scale;
  • Co-developing appropriate solutions with the communities.

 

Activities and Tasks

While some activities might differ based on qualifications, the key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Planning the implementation of city sanitation project components with an approach of ‘Urban Community Led Total Sanitation’ (U-CLTS);
  • Developing and managing the team members, stakeholders and facilitators;
  • Identifying natural leaders within the community and motivating them to work with their community to bring about change in the sanitation conditions;
  • Working with the team and external stakeholders to create an enabling environment to bring about changes in the sanitation conditions;
  • Finding success cases within the community and creating a buzz in the city to spread awareness and change;
  • 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;
  • Conducting regular training of the facilitators and keeping them motivated to work towards the goal;
  • Conducting regular visits to the community and identifying the support structure required for the community;
  • Contributing to the development of guidelines, training manuals, and behavior change communication;
  • Co-leading various participatory workshops, orientation workshops, trainings, etc.;
  • Supporting project management tasks as and when required including planning, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, and evaluating;
  • Working closely with the IIHS editing and communications team;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participate 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 team will report to the Specialist – Social Development 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 CWIS team is looking to build out its U-CLTS team. We are looking for people with excellent communication and people skills. Command over both English and Tamil is mandatory.

We are looking to create a 4 members team, and the team mix will be dependent on applications received. We are broadly looking at team members from the following backgrounds:

  • Social Development;
  • Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning;
  • Economics/ Finance.

 

The candidates should have academic/ professional background in one of the three above categories. He / she should have 5 to 10 years of relevant experience. Previous experience in sanitation is desirable.

 

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 the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Trichy and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist – Project Management, City Wide Inclusive Sanitation

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 Team 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 project-based contractual position in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The Specialist – Project Management, will be expected to work closely with the project team, and will be responsible for:

  • Project planning and scheduling, tracking and coordination;
  • Ensuring smooth financial management and procurement operations;
  • Documenting project progress reports, trackers and meetings.

 

 Activities and Tasks

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

  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans and project schedules;
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings;
  • Assisting the Team Leader in the preparation of necessary presentation materials for meetings;
  • Supporting the Team Leader to ensure smooth delivery of deliverables;
  • Visiting the sanitation project sites and suggesting solutions on strategic issues;
  • Creating a project management calendar to fulfill each goal and objective;
  • Coordinating internally with the Finance, Procurement, People Function and Legal teams;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the Trichy City Corporation (TCC), clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders of the CWIS project;
  • 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 Specialist – Project Management, CWIS 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 candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Management, Business, Engineering or Urban Planning. She/he is also required to have 4-6 years’ of prior experience in project management or coordination in the environmental/ developmental sectors. Prior experience in the areas of policy, governance and institution would be an added advantage.

 

Other requirements would include:

  • Prior experience in interfacing with government and donor agencies;
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines;
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook (MS Project proficiency will be an added advantage);
  • Good people management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency in the Tamil language is mandatory; prior experience working in Tamil Nadu would be an added advantage.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months.  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 and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Consultant – Governance, 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 Team 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 project-based position, initially with a contract for 11 months, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The person will provide support to the Governance and work closely with the team to deliver the following outputs:

  • Strengthening governance for sanitation in Trichy by supporting the ULB to develop appropriate mechanisms;
  • Supporting ULB and anchoring the preparation of City Sanitation Plans and programs, and Detailed Project Reports for sanitation solutions;
  • Establishing a platform of different stakeholders to address sanitation issues in the city.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Contributing to activities in the Governance and Enabling Framework Component, including development of plans, financial planning, accountability mechanisms, etc.;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the ULB, relevant departments, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for the implementation of CWIS activities;
  • Ensuring the functioning of Working Group and other program structures for consultation and decision-making;
  • Contributing to review the legal and regulatory framework and mechanisms and providing recommendations for modifications in relation to urban sanitation, in the short and medium term;
  • Creating a platform wherein different stakeholders participate and sustain the sanitation initiatives of the project;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate/ Consultant – Governance, CWIS 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.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess a professional degree in development, policy, urban planning, engineering, social work or any other relevant field with 5-10 years’ prior experience in the area of policy, governance, institutional and service delivery reforms.

 

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. Candidates should also have prior experience of working with government. Knowledge of Tamil language is mandatory. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience with Govt. of 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, and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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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External Consultant – Office Management, 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 Team 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 project-based contractual position in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The External Consultant – Office Management, will be expected to coordinate closely with the CWIS team, and will be responsible for:

  • Better office management;
  • Tight budget management;
  • Smooth procurement and vendor management.

  

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Establishing office operations and managing office equipment;
  • Managing and reporting budgets under office operations, travel and accommodation;
  • Managing inventories at the Trichy office;
  • Managing and maintaining office services including warranties, AMCs, asset lease, rent, on time;
  • Facilities management including utility and pantry;
  • Managing the entire procurement process of the project requirement and coordinating with the internal Finance team for payments;
  • Initiating vendor development and identification programs for various services with the objective of maintaining sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Managing/supervising accommodation and travel desk;
  • Coordinating and supporting the project team on conducting events inside or outside the office as required;
  • Designing and implementing project office policies by establishing standards and procedures, measuring results against standards;
  • Coordinating internally with the Finance, Procurement, People Function and Legal teams;
  • Providing support to establish and manage the ‘knowledge management system’ as and when required;
  • 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 Coordination

The External Consultant – Office Management, CWIS will  be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Head – Operations & Administration at Bengaluru with a dotted line to the Team Leader, CWIS at Trichy, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a degree (preferable in Management or Accounting). She/he is also required to have 6-8 years of prior experience in office and procurement management. Proficiency in English and Tamil languages are mandatory; prior work experience in Tamil Nadu would be an added advantage.

 

Other requirements would include:

  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Strong analytical and reconciliation skills;
  • Good people management and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment;
  • Systematic approach, multi-tasking, time management and tolerance to ambiguity.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months. 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 and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Consultant – Gender, 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 Team 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 project-based position, initially with a contract for 11 months, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Trichy. The person will provide support to gender program and work closely with the team to deliver the following outputs:

  • Mainstreaming of gender concerns across sanitation value chain;
  • Developing and implementing gender strategy based on the gender assessment study;
  • Strengthening women’s agency in sanitation decision-making;
  • Strategically, suggesting on designing sanitation facilities design and/or management model based on gender analysis (CTs/PTs), including MHM studies;
  • Monitoring and reporting of project related gender issues in the project area.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Developing an inclusive gender action plan based on the gender study analysis;
  • Working with the partner organisation to implement the gender action plan and monitoring the progress;
  • Coordinating with the team to develop pilot demonstrations at CT/PTs on gender friendly sanitation facilities/design and improved management models, including MHM facilities;
  • Supporting the team in preparing training material on MHM (Menstrual Hygiene Management), gender inclusion, gender sensitisation in sanitation program;
  • Conducting workshops for urban local body (ULB) on gender sensitisation;
  • Reviewing and developing strategies on creating opportunities for women in more professional jobs along the sanitation chain;
  • Developing a professional approach in the operations of women sanitation workers and reducing operational hurdles for women’s federation-run sanitation activities towards profit and sustainability;
  • Strengthening the digital platform where citizens can lodge their complaints and get it addressed;
  • Educating female and male sanitation workers about their rights, including PPE, safety standards, etc.,
  • Assisting in developing Behaviour Change and Communication (BCC) materials and advocacy using cases of successful women;
  • Supporting the team in the implementation of other key gender components across the sanitation value chain;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

Structure and Reporting                                                                            

The Senior Associate/Consultant – Gender, CWIS will report to the Senior Specialist – Social Development, 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 women’s studies/ gender, development studies, social science, political science or any other relevant field with 5-9 years’ of experience in the area of gender, MHM, children program and development including project management.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with NGOs, Community Based Organizations, and donor agencies, possess good people management skills. Applicants should have 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 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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Specialist - Governance and Enabling Framework , Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The position of Specialist could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. The Specialist will be based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India. The Specialist will provide support to the Governance and Enabling Framework Component, and work closely with the GoTN to deliver the specified tasks.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with Commissionarate of Municipal Administration (CMA), Directorate of Town Panchayat (DTP), Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department (MAWS) and other relevant GoTN departments;
  • Providing necessary technical support to MAWS, CMA and DTP for preparation of state sanitation plans for strengthening of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), and delivering training programmes as and when needed, in coordination with the capacity building team;
  • Engaging with GoTN to identify and document all key water supply and sanitation data from key announcements, policy/legal documents issued, state programmes, workshops and trainings;
  • Providing support in organising Advisory Committee meetings, State Working Group meetings, GoTN officers’ exposure visits, workshops and other required meetings for consultation and decision-making;
  • Communicating regularly with the CMA and DTP on TNUSSP updates and vice versa, supporting in liaising with GoTN and TSU on follow up of key decisions and action items from GoTN meetings;
  • Participating in the internal GoTN meetings related to sanitation organised for officers of CMA/ DTP, Regional Director of Municipal Administration/ Assistant director of Town Panchayat (RDMA/ADTP), ULBs and other client’s meetings as required and represent the project;
  • Maintaining GoTN officer’s contact details and updating it on a regular basis;
  • Supporting TNUSSP tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising;
  • Participating in all activities and meetings of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed;
  • Carrying out other tasks as assigned.

 

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

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree and training in Public Policy, Public Administration, Management, Urban Planning, Development Studies, Civil/Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline. 5 years of relevant experience is required. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having worked in development programme, in close association with the government.  Prior urban will be an added advantage.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills, and proficiency in MS office and project management. Candidates should also have prior experience of working with government. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English language is essential, and preference will be given for candidates with work experience with the Government in Tamil Nadu.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Governance and Enabling Framework, TNUSSP will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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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Senior Associate – Design, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The Senior Associate – Design will be responsible for designing a range of products for TNUSSP including but not limited to knowledge products like reports, print and digital collaterals, event related material, merchandise, etc.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Handling design and production of all internal and external visual communication materials (such as brochures, flyers posters, reports, website, newsletters, e-mailers, collaterals, social media posts, etc.);
  • Contributing to the full cycle from ideation to execution;
  • Developing illustrations and infographics;
  • Leading design production for collaterals and outputs;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The candidate shall possess:

  • About 5-8 years of experience in an agency or in-house graphic design department;
  • Creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense;
  • Good command over the English and Tamil language – both spoken and written;
  • An impressive portfolio;
  • Confidence to present and explain ideas to stakeholders and colleagues;
  • Deep and detailed understanding and interest in graphics, typography and visualisation;
  • Strong technical skills in Adobe creative suite, CorelDraw;
  • Knowledge of pre-press and print technology, would be an added advantage;
  • Advanced knowledge of working with Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work well within teams and handle multiple requirements, concurrently;
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Senior Associate/Consultant– Capacity Building, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The Practice Team 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.

 

TNUSSP is looking to expand its team for scaling up capacity building efforts for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state. The capacity building approach for Government officers broadly comprises classroom training along with field visits, online/digital blended learning and roving field support. The capacity building team will be responsible for end-to-end coordination and delivery of training programmes both classroom and virtual. Roving field support is envisioned as a stand-alone or post training follow-up activity where advisory support and assistance to strengthen roll out of Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) at ULBs is delivered through a mix of in-person visits and remote support.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

While some activities might differ based on qualifications, the key responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

Classroom, Virtual Training and Field Visits:

  • Collating and curating content for the TNUSSP’s training programmes including language translation requirements for classroom and online training;
  • Working closely with the internal teams and partner organisations in the development and delivery on online learning courses;
  • Organising site visits, identifying and exploring new relevant sites for field visits, developing handouts for the site visits;
  • Liaising with the government stakeholders at the State, regional and ULB level for planning, and delivery of training programmes in both classroom and digital formats;
  • Working with partners, internal team and external consultants to deliver classroom programmes including operations and vendors;
  • Participating in other capacity building activities and initiatives including reporting and monitoring requirements, national level workshops, training of trainers, and other such activities;

 

Field Support:

  • Providing advisory support required by ULBs through a mix of internal team, external consultants and field partner organisations;
  • Assisting the ULBs in preparing FSSM action plans, providing specific support or training for ULB staff on FSSM along with ready reckoners/toolkits;
  • Conducting rapid assessment as necessary to investigate issues across the FSSM chain at the ULB level;
  • Supporting the roll out of Standard Operating Procedures, ICT tools at ULBs; FSSM systems and regulations at the ULB treatment clusters through cluster coordination meetings;
  • Organising discussions and meetings with key stakeholders at ULBs/ULB clusters such as de-sludging operators to prioritise FSSM actions;

 

Others:

  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the TNUSSP, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Capacity Building team, TNUSSP will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for applicants across disciplines of Engineering, Planning and Social Sciences. The applicants should have 3 to 8 years of relevant experience, demonstrable track record of having worked in a research or implementation programme in the development sector, in association with the government.

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

  • An understanding of water or sanitation issue as well as challenges in the urban or rural scenarios;
  • Ability to work individually, as part of a team, and with partner organisations;
  • Previous experience in delivering capacity building or training programmes is desirable;
  • Experience in managing online learning programs or other forms of learning programs will be an added advantage;
  • Reading and speaking skills in Tamil is essential, and preference will be given for candidates with work experience with the Government in Tamil Nadu.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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 – Implementation Support, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The Practice Team 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.

 

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Tamil Nadu are currently managing sewage, fecal sludge and septage through networked and non-networked sanitation systems. The state is planning to scale-up treatment capacities in a phased manner, these treatment facilities are typically planned to serve a cluster of ULBs.

 

Collection and Conveyance plays a critical link in the sanitation value chain by ensuring that fecal sludge and septage in partially networked and non-networked ULBs are safely collected, transported and disposed at designated facilities. In Tamil Nadu, an active private de-sludging operator market is fulfilling this role by providing emptying services to households and establishments. However, there exist challenges with open dumping and questions on affordability, quality of services remain to be answered.

 

Therefore, TNUSSP is attempting to demonstrate de-sludging models across the state that address some of these issues. The role of the Junior Specialist – Implementation Support will be involved in rolling out the demonstration of de-sludging models both on-demand and scheduled that are being planned at urban locations in the state.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the preparation of plans/ proposals for implementation of either standalone or at cluster level de-sludging models covering local bye-laws/regulations, ICT tools, monitoring requirements and incentives;
  • Carrying out secondary research, collecting relevant data, and conducting field assessments to understand private de-sludging market at urban locations in the state;
  • Developing and maintaining networks with a range of stakeholders and groups including but not limited to private de-sludging truck/business owners and workers, related local associations/unions;
  • Facilitating rollout of models by organising discussions, consultative workshops with de-sludging operators, ULBs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Supporting the State and the ULBs for scaling up de-sludging models through capacity building, organising field visits and training;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the TNUSSP, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives, and delivering training programs as needed;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Implementation Support, TNUSSP will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Urban Planning or Development Studies or Social Work or related discipline with 2-5 years of relevant experience in implementing and supporting urban development or social/community development projects is mandatory. Prior experience in working with government would be an added advantage.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have good people management skills, and competency in project management and IT skills. Proficiency in Tamil language is mandatory.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Consultant – Programme Manager, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

The Practice Team 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.

 

TNUSSP is looking for a Programme Manager whose primary responsibility would be planning, co-ordination, tracking and delivery of outputs and outcomes against the results framework. Other responsibilities include setting-up and managing programme processes, programme budget and expenditure tracking, liaising with key stakeholder, important events such as workshops management, and progress reporting.

 

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

  

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Designing and executing multi-layered program implementation plan;
  • Planning and coordinating programme activities and monitoring its progress with clearly defined measurable indicators, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action;
  • Effective co-ordination of the programme’s projects, teams, work plans and management of their inter-dependencies;
  • Facilitating internal and external programme reviews;
  • Reviewing and modifying/aligning the program outputs and activities;
  • Tracking program budget, expenditure, variance, and reporting to programme leads;
  • Co-ordinating with internal support functions such as operations, finance, legal and supporting the programme team for delivering outputs/ outcome;
  • Liasoning with multiple stakeholders viz. respective Govt. line departments NGOs, Corporates, etc.;
  • Conducting and managing key programme events such as workshops, review meetings;
  • Conducting periodic training on program management for program team members and implementing partners;
  • Preparing and submitting progress report as and when for internal review, donor, board and for the Govt.;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a degree in Social Sciences, Architecture, Planning or Engineering and preferably a post graduate degree in management with 5-10 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of working in programme/ project management. S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills, and proficiency in MS office and project management. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English language is essential. The person should have excellent communication and people skills and should able to work under tight deadline.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/ Senior Consultant – Enterprise Development, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

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

The key deliverables of this position include:

  • Creation of state level platform(s) for private sector players in sanitation;
  • Crowding in private sector products and services in the sanitation sector, and leveraging financial investments;
  • Business development services to various sanitation enterprises in select towns and slums;
  • Enabling private players/SHGs/NGOs for FSTP operation and maintenance by identification, outreach and support;
  • Development and implementation of business model for private players for full cycle of sanitation, including construction and operation of FSTPs;
  • Development of market and business model for sale of treated products from FSTP;
  • Identifying business opportunities in full cycle of sanitation for SHGs working in urban poor communities;
  • Development and implementation of Business Model for sanitation products, safety gears and services;
  • Orientation and training workshops for private sector.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Anchoring Enterprise Development activities, resulting in an improved framework for participation of private and non-government actors in promoting innovations across the urban sanitation chain;
  • Analysing the existing landscape of private investments in sanitation, identifying sources of financing for private investments in Tamil Nadu, and helping increase crowd in private sector investments for sanitation in Tamil Nadu;
  • Supporting landscaping and mapping study of potential private sector and micro-enterprises for products and services for the entire sanitation value chain, and identification of key sub-sectors/ markets to be developed;
  • Creation and implementation of a plan for business development for key segments;
  • Consultation with and facilitation of informal sector service providers, private/ corporate entities, micro-enterprises, Self Help Groups, financing agencies, technology vendors, CBOs, and related stakeholders in the sanitation business, and allied businesses/enterprise that may have potential interest;
  • Providing business development and advisory services to various enterprises, particularly informal and micro-enterprises;
  • Providing support to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for market development, and raising resources from private sector;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the government of Tamil Nadu, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders;
  • Studying and developing guidelines for comprehensive protection and rehabilitation/ resettlement of stakeholders potentially affected by private participation and/or regulatory actions in development of innovations in urban sanitation in the State and the ULBs;
  • Preparing guidelines, PPP frameworks, service level agreements, protocols, briefs, memos, and high quality reports and presentations, in course of carrying out the above activities and outputs;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant/ Senior Consultant – Enterprise Development, TNUSSP will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess Post-Graduate education in Business Administration / Social Work/ Urban Planning or equivalent with 8-15 years of relevant experience and should have a demonstrable track record of providing support for entrepreneurship development, social enterprise, and public-private partnerships. S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, good people management skills, and significant competency in project management and IT skills. Candidates with prior experience of working with the government will be preferred. Proficiency in Tamil, and work experience in Tamil Nadu will be necessary.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Senior Associate – Communications, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The Senior Associate/Associate – Communications will be responsible to support project communications for TNUSSP including, but not limited to producing newsletters, and managing the website and other media. S/he must be able to showcase the work within the programme and the institution, while also raising the profile of urban sanitation on the whole by creating engaged and interesting content.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting in executing the project communication plan;
  • Coordinating with the team, partner organisations and government for communications and media related requirements;
  • Providing editing assistance for communication material;
  • Supporting team with media, communications and online training including on-camera interview, strategic communications, public pieces, editorial outreach and crisis communications;
  • Assisting in content development for the TNUSSP website;
  • Assisting in content development for the IIHS and TNUSSP newsletter;
  • Maintaining a calendar for the website, mailing lists and mailing interface for newsletter;
  • Tracking reports and other programme outputs;
  • Preparing analytics data for all communication mediums of TNUSSP;
  • Providing support to organise media consultations;
  • Providing support to coordinate with media contacts and maintaining relationships;
  • Assisting in organising media related workshops;
  • Documenting and archiving all project communication output;
  • Liaising with the Design team to ensure smooth production of all communication material;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The candidate shall possess:

  • A background in communications, journalism, urban development or other related fields with 3-7 years of relevant experience;
  • About 2-3 years copy editing experiences in a newspaper/magazine preferred;
  • Proficiency in English and Tamil language – both spoken and written will be an additional advantage;
  • A good team player with the ability to coordinate with multiple teams;
  • A flair for writing and a quick learner;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • A team player who can work with colleagues from different streams of the project and edit documents on a variety of subjects related to urban sanitation.
  • The applicant should have excellent inter-personal skills, and should be comfortable in working with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software;

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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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External Consultant – Documentation Support for the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The External Consultant – Documentation Support will be responsible for supporting the City Technical Support Unit (TSU) to document their activities and disseminate information in various formats used by IIHS. The scope of services for this position include:

  • Preparing documentation plans with timelines;
  • Writing and submitting reports / case studies / and other materials;
  • Coordinating the production of all documents with the IIHS Word Lab and editorial teams, and designer.

 

This is a part time position in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Coimbatore.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Helping the City Coordinator in documentation process of the project activities;
  • Writing reports;
  • Collecting case studies and documenting the best practices for the project;
  • Developing checklists and tools to document project activities;
  • Ensuring the security, accessibility, and proper distribution of project documents;
  • Providing support for writing proposals;
  • Assisting with special projects and performing other duties as assigned.

 

Structure and Reporting

The External Consultant – Documentation Support will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the City Coordinator, Coimbatore (TNUSSP) and will be required to collaborate effectively with the CTSU team and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess training and experience in print and/or electronic media. A background in Social Sciences/Development Studies, and a minimum 3-5 years of experience is preferred. The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Tamil along with a demonstrable track record as a documentation expert, especially in the social/development sector. Preference will be given to candidates with publications in leading dailies, magazines, journals or online media.

 

They should also have experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, possess good people management skills, and demonstrate significant competency in IT and social media skills. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in Tamil Nadu.

 

This is a contractual position, renewable on mutual consent. 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 Coimbatore and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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 Specialist - Waste Treatment Technologies, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

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

 

The Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Tamil Nadu are currently managing sewage and fecal sludge through networked and non-networked sanitation systems which use treatment technologies such as mechanized activated sludge systems and its modification, stabilization ponds, SBR, aerobic/ anaerobic digesters, constructed wetlands, etc. The treatment facilities are typically planned to serve a cluster of ULBs.

 

The state is planning to scale-up treatment capacities in a phased manner using a combination of existing/ conventional and new technologies. There are also new/ innovative technologies that are in different stages of development: conceptual to pilot demonstration. The state is planning to test and demonstrate innovative technologies for safe treatment and reuse. The role of Senior Specialist – Waste Treatment Technologies, is to support assessments, demonstration and scaling-up of safe treatment and reuse across the state and work closely with the GoTN to deliver the specified tasks.

 

The position of Senior Specialist – Waste Treatment Technologies is a part-time, contractual and project-based engagement. The position will be located in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India.

 

Activities and Tasks

The key activities envisaged under this role would include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

A.  Studies

  1. Reviewing new, innovative or untried technologies for fecal sludge, municipal wastewater and STP sludge treatment/ reuse;
  2. Carrying out feasibility assessment of these treatment systems for implementation or scaling up within the state through a combination of field visits, testing and literature reviews;
  3. Organising discussions, consultative workshops with key stakeholder such as technology providers, operators, and the ULBs to critically examine assessment findings and plan next steps;
  4. Preparing plans/ proposals for implementation either standalone or at cluster level – covering options, systems, monitoring requirements, contractual and financial briefs for full-fledged financial operating plans including risk analysis;

 

B.  Action Research/Pilots/ Demonstration

  1. Demonstrating/ piloting suitable options emanating from studies. Examples include: mechanical or chemical treatment/ drying/ dewatering; mobile treatment systems for fecal sludge; co-treatment with multiple wastes, etc.;
  2. Supporting ULBs for sustaining operations through preparation of operation and maintenance protocols, testing, monitoring, etc.;
  3. Providing technical support for other pilots or demonstrations undertaken such as reuse demonstration;

 

C.  Implementation Support and Scaling-up

  1. Development of strategies for scale-up of identified technology options which could include assuring quality for implementation through type designs and development of tools for design, performance specifications for DPRs, contracting, etc.;
  2. Supporting State and ULBs for scaling up through capacity building, organising exposure visits and training;
  3. Developing and supporting private enterprises for implementation and O&M management through capacity building;
  4. Anchoring implementation support and pilots at 2-3 key urban locations such as Trichy, Coimbatore, etc.;

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Specialist – Waste Treatment Technologies will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Team Leader – TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree and training in Engineering, preferably with a management degree. S/he shall have 10-15 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having worked in the relevant areas including assessment, pilot testing and implementation experience.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills, and proficiency in MS office and project management. Candidates should also have prior experience of working with government. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English language is essential.

 

This is a contractual position, renewable on mutual consent. 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 Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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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Specialist - Engineering and Implementation Support, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The Specialist – Engineering and Implementation Support will be responsible for delivery of the proposed programme components related to fecal sludge and wastewater treatment and reuse, co-ordination of the programme’s projects and management of their inter-dependencies.

 

This could be a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. The position will be located in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the state and country.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  1. Supporting the scaling up of various engineering and technology options along the sanitation chain, particularly for treatment, re-use and containment by reviewing innovative technologies, conducting feasibility assessments for implementation, and supporting in implementation;
  2. Understanding and assessment of reuse practices and markets, regulations and risks;
  3. Developing options for institutionalising of above technologies at the ULB and state level;
  4. Anchoring reuse implementation support and pilots at key urban locations.

 

In addition, programme management activities in this role include:

  1. Planning and coordinating programme activities and monitoring progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action;
  2. Effective co-ordination of the various sites and activities within the programme, teams and work plans, and management of their inter-dependencies;
  3. Ensuring effective quality assurance of the programme outputs;
  4. Managing key stakeholders such as donors, government, partners etc.;
  5. Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to internal and external stakeholders.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Engineering and Implementation Support, TNUSSP will report to the Co-Team Leader, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants must have a degree in engineering, and preferably a post graduate degree in management; 7-10 years of relevant experience is required. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having worked in development programmes in the areas of sanitation, particularly FSM, in close association with the government. S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and interfacing with government and donor agencies; possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills; and proficiency in MS project management.

 

Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English are essential, and preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with the government in South Indian states.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. 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 Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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.

 

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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Junior Specialist - Implementation Support, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The role of the Junior Specialist – Implementation Support will be to provide implementation support such as Detailed Project Report (DPR) preparation, quality assurance of implementation, preparation of reports and capacity building materials. The role involves working across the state and work closely with the GoTN to deliver on specified tasks.

 

This could be a regular or a contractual project-based engagement. The position will be located out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the state and country.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  1. Providing assistance to implement the quality assurance projects such as fecal sludge treatment, small decentralised treatment systems etc.;
  2. Assisting in the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for sanitation solutions at project sites;
  3. Providing support for the design, feasibility, resources estimation, implementation (including site supervision, quality assurance) of projects;
  4. Providing assistance to the design, data collection and analysis of baseline and engineering studies such as sanitation situation baseline, catchment level studies, centralised and decentralised waste treatment systems performance assessment, safe reuse of treated products from waste treatment systems, etc.;
  5. Developing and delivering the capacity building modules; providing technical assistance to different stakeholders such as ULBs, private players, etc.;
  6. Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the TNUSSP, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives, and delivering training programs as needed;
  7. Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and other activities;
  8. 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 Junior Specialist – Implementation Support, TNUSSP will report to the Specialist – Engineering and Implementation Support, TNUSSP 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 candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Environmental / Civil Engineering. In addition, s/he is expected to possess 1-3 years of relevant experience. Prior experience in urban development and sector assessment / pre-feasibility studies / implementation of environmental service projects is mandatory. Prior experience in working with government would be an added advantage.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, possess good communication and coordination skills, and proficiency in data analysis and MS Office. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English are essential.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. 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 Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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.

 

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/ Senior Associate - Social Media, TNUSSP and CWIS

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 CWIS project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu.

 

Job Description

As an Associate/ Senior Associate of the TNUSSP and CWIS team, your involvement will focus on social media management, analytics and monitoring specifically for the TNUSSP programme. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for community engagement programmes, other labs, events at IIHS, and helping disseminate information on the programme.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Planning and executing a social media calendar for the TNUSSP and the CWIS projects:
    • Managing and updating information about TNUSSP & CWIS and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc. in a consistent manner;
    • Leveraging posts/blogs/videos from others in similar spaces and posting our point of view;
  • Developing content for social media:
    • Managing all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a weekly content calendar for publishing content across the TNUSSP social media handles;
    • Building a pipeline of videos, GIFS, infographics etc. as content;
    • Using tools for Social Media Management (like Hootsuite);
    • Building an influencer list and comparator list while identifying trending hashtags and relevant handles to be tagged, and regularly updating this list;
  • Managing paid promotions in digital media;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Monitoring digital platforms and related analysis;
    • Tracking spend and interactions on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for campaign optimisation;
    • Creating weekly and monthly reports for tracking programmes for programme leadership communication;
  • Travelling to other locations for live social media activity and supporting other institutional events as and when required.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Social Media will report to the Team Leader – TNUSSP or a person designated from the team, and will need to work closely with relevant people from the IIHS Communications team.

 

Person Specification

The candidate must hold a Graduate or Post Graduate degree with major in Communication/ English/ Social Sciences/ Developments studies/ Urban Planning or similar subjects. S/he must have 5-6 years of experience with a proven track record of working with relevant tools across social media platforms and running promotions, and must possess the ability to generate analytical reports.

 

A demonstrable track record of having worked in a development programme will be an added advantage.

 

The ideal candidate should be able to curate relevant news and grasp appropriate information to use on Social Media platforms. S/he must be competent in researching, creating (or enabling creation) and repurposing for each specific digital network and be able to plan and co-create a content calendar for publishing on different channels.

 

S/he must have excellent communication skills and the ability to curate as well as suggest design requirements for various types of digital content. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in working with tools like Hootsuite, Buffers, Analytics Dashboard and listening platforms.

 

S/he must be comfortable working with data, drawing actionable insights and be proficient in MS Excel.  Proficiency (reading and writing skills) in both English and Tamil is mandatory.

 

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

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 Chennai, with extensive travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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.

 

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 – Documentation Support, TNUSSP and CWIS

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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).

  

Job Description

The Practice Team 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.

 

These are project based roles, initially contracted for 11 months, in the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai, Trichy and Coimbatore. The Senior Associate(s) – Documentation Support will be responsible for supporting the City Technical Support Unit (TSU) to document their activities and disseminate information in various formats used by IIHS. The scope of services for this position include:

  • Preparing documentation plans with timelines;
  • Writing and submitting reports / case studies / and other materials;
  • Coordinating the production of all documents with the IIHS Word Lab and editorial teams, and designer.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Helping the city coordinator in the documentation process of the project activities;
  • Creating a range of outputs (reports, presentation, briefs) from ongoing programme work;
  • Providing support for writing proposals;
  • Collecting case studies and documenting the best practices for the project;
  • Developing checklists and tools to document project activities;
  • Ensuring the security, accessibility, and proper distribution of project documents;
  • Conducting process documentation, and production of various research products;
  • Assisting teams working on the creation and dissemination of knowledge products;
  • 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 Word Lab and Communications team;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – Documentation Support, TNUSSP and CWIS will report to the Lead – Word Lab at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a Post Graduate degree or equivalent. In addition, she/he will have 5-8 years of relevant experience in documentation, research and/or knowledge management.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with research and documentation, developing and/or disseminating knowledge products. They should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and possess good written and spoken communication skills. Candidates with prior experience of working with government agencies and projects will be preferred. Tamil language skills are essential.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

These positions are based in Chennai, Trichy and Coimbatore, and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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/Senior Consultant – Project Communications, TNUSSP and CWIS

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

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).

 

Job Description

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

 

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Project communications will be responsible for anchoring project communications for TNUSSP & CWIS including newsletter, website, social media and media engagement. S/he must be able to showcase the work at the programme, while aiming to raise the profile of urban sanitation on the whole through powerful and engaging communication.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Anchoring project communications at TNUSSP & CWIS and leading the project communications team;
  • Preparation and execution of comprehensive multi-media communication plans/strategies targeted to multiple segments;
  • Developing and implementing the communication strategies to build awareness about the programme, while raising the profile of urban sanitation;
  • Creating targeted communication and marketing strategies for launches, events, and promotions;
  • Coordination with different teams for ensuring successful conceptualisation, design and production of communication products including press kits, leaflets, brochures, presentations, press releases, banners and testimonials, etc.;
  • Working with a multitude of stakeholders including team members, partners, government, etc;
  • Ensuring that project outputs are publication-ready;
  • Responding to communication-related issues in a timely manner;
  • Facilitating and guiding the preparation of various communication materials, in multiple languages especially in English and Tamil;
  • Ensuring proper archiving of communication materials;
  • Monitoring of impact of various strategies and adapting them as required;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses in IIHS Academic and Executive Education Programmes as needed;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Project communications, TNUSSP and CWIS will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate shall possess:

  • More than 8 years of copy-editing experiences in a similar role, experience of working in newspaper/magazine or experience of handling communications for a development sector programme is preferred;
  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, development or relevant field;
  • Proficiency in the English language – both spoken and written, Fluency in Tamil will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent organisational and leadership abilities;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software;
  • Ability to work across range of mediums including digital;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams, and a variety of programmes.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Chennai, and may entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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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Trainer/ Training Coordinator (Chennai)

Job Description

The capacity building team at IIHS runs multiple learning programmes across various locations for different stakeholders of the project. We are looking for a trainer cum training coordinator who would support us in this function.

 

The trainer/ training coordinator will be responsible for communicating with participants and partners, facilitating the implementation of training programmes as per the project needs, and delivering sessions as part of the programme. The role requires scheduling and managing the sessions/programmes, nominations, faculty reminders, session surveys, communication, capturing multiple data points as feed to database, reports and training delivery.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 6 months, with the Practice Team at IIHS based out of Chennai.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Participating in creating and implementing programme roll out plans, scheduling and nominations;
  • Communicating training interventions to all the stakeholders, post approval as per agreed upon timelines;
  • Working with partners on programme related schedules, tracking programme progress and participation;
  • Mobilising participation in liaison with the related stakeholders;
  • Ensuring logistical arrangements including infrastructure, documents and training materials based on need;
  • Monitoring status of the programme, regular reporting;
  • Delivering training based on need;
  • Preparing basic closure reports on programmes as necessary.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Trainer/ Training Coordinator will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations. The position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have,

  • A background in social work, preferably MSW with experience of working on skill development programmes;
  • Work experience of 3 to 4 years including experience with coordination and conducting trainings with different groups;
  • Hands-on experience coordinating multiple training events;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and liaising skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent systems and process understanding;
  • A go-getting attitude, someone who proactively delivers;
  • Language proficiency (including reading & writing) in Tamil and English; the ability to write reports in English would be an advantage.

 

This is a full-time contractual role for six 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 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.

 

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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Laboratory Analyst – Environmental Lab

About the Urban LTER Programme

The IIHS Kengeri campus is conceived to be a research site demonstrating sustainable urban transformation, with the long-term vision of scaling it to the country’s first Urban Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) and demonstration site, that focuses on ecosystem services and conservation. The Urban LTER framework consists of seven core “data sets” which consist of many key variables and indicators that will be periodically monitored to assess the health of the ecosystems. The seven core data sets are Primary Production, Population Studies, Monitoring of Inorganic Matter, Monitoring of Organic Matter, Disturbance Patterns, Land Cover/Use Change and Human-Environment Interactions.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for an Assistant / Associate – Environmental Lab who can play the role of laboratory analyst for the wet lab in the upcoming IIHS Kengeri Campus. The position will be responsible for collection of samples; performing chemical and biological tests of various types samples – water, wastewater, bio-solids, recycled water, air and industrial wastes; performing field investigations to support water and wastewater treatment; and performing other duties as assigned.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Sample Collection and Testing:
    • Collection and preparation of samples for analysis;
    • Performing a variety of chemical and biological tests in the field and the laboratory;
    • Assisting in the automation of testing, including coordination with the IIHS IoT team for digital data collection & management;
  • Interpretation and Reporting of results:
    • Maintaining and managing accurate and precise documentation, updating routine records and logs;
    • Compiling and recording data for the documentation needed for testing and report preparation;
    • Reading and interpreting data from a variety of laboratory equipment;
    • Preparing draft charts, graphs and written reports;
  • Laboratory maintenance:
    • Operating and managing analytical lab instruments;
    • Cleaning, calibrating and maintaining the laboratory and field equipment;
    • Performing routine maintenance and minor repairs on the equipment;
    • Preparation and standardisation of chemical reagents and solutions;
    • Maintaining chemicals and reagents required for the laboratory and ensuring that it is well-stocked;
    • Managing procurement and services of vendors and third party service providers of equipment and chemicals;
  • Safety & Quality assurance:
    • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks;
    • Preparing, reviewing and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to quality assurance;
  • Providing support related to urban environmental testing for IIHS research and practice Programmes;
  • Providing support related to the development of the Lab, including planning and expansion;
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing with team members and others;
  • Adhering to oral and written directions as per requirements;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as needed.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess a Post-Graduate education and training in Environmental Science/Environmental Chemistry/Environmental Management/Biotechnology/Biochemistry or any other related discipline, with at least 3-4 years of relevant experience in environmental analysis. Applicants with a Laboratory Information/Management System certification would be at an added advantage.

 

Familiarity with the empirical and scholarly work around environmental analysis and monitoring is required. In addition, knowledge of basic principles of chemical, biological and related sciences; basic practices and methods of chemical, biochemical and bacteriological testing and analysis; chemicals and equipment used in water quality analysis; laboratory and field safety and equipment and material care and maintenance is required.

 

Working knowledge on GIS, statistical software, data analysis and visualisation, environmental modelling etc. would be an advantage. She/he should have knowledge of advanced instrumentation for environmental analysis; familiarity with the use of AAS, HPLC, ICP, ICP-MS, and GC-MS will be desirable. Prior experience in laboratory analysis will be an added advantage.

 

The applicant is required to possess proficient IT skills including the use of Data Analysis and Presentation Software. She/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, good people management skills, and significant 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.

 

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/Senior Associate – Digital Media

About the Communications Team

The Communications Team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders through different off-line and online media like physical outreach, newsletters, social media and others.

 

Job Description

As Associate/Senior Associate – Digital Media of the IIHS Communications team, the involvement will focus on digital media planning, strategy, management, monitoring and optimisation. 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:

Primary:

  • Planning and strategising for social media:
    • Developing expansion and implementation plans;
    • Researching best practices followed by similar institutions for digital media outreach;
  • Managing paid online promotions – such as, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Search, Google Display, Content platforms like Taboola and affiliate websites and groups;
  • Deriving budget from stakeholders and ensuring alignment to campaign goals;
  • Liaising with different teams to obtain content as per the campaign requirements in a timely manner;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Tracking paid posts and its outcomes on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for campaign optimisation;
  • Supporting activities for website optimization;
  • Travelling to other locations for live social media activity to support institutional events as and when required;
  • Providing digital media training:
    • Training team members and new entrants in the team;
    • Conducting sessions on social media for learners/staff;
    • Organising internal workshops and providing support for external workshops;
  • Creating workflow and instructional documents pertaining to the tasks;

 

Secondary (Support):

  • Developing content for social media:
    • Managing all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a weekly content calendar for publishing content across IIHS’ social media handles;
    • Maintaining information channels with various departments and projects for timely updates;
    • Using tools to automate mailing (like SendInBlue), CRM (like Hubspot), Social Media Management (like Hootsuite);
  • Building relationships with online influencers;
  • Media monitoring:
    • Overseeing and assisting in the development of an externally accessible Urban News portal;
  • 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 Associate/Senior Associate – 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

  • A graduate degree with a major in Communication or English, Social Sciences or Management or an equivalent Post Graduate degree with 3-7 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent command over English, and proficiency at writing for digital media;
  • The ability to write with precision and attention to detail. Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage;
  • Experience working with digital platforms for content management, social media management, analytics and serving online ads. The list includes but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • An understanding of the basic analytics of each digital marketing platform to create meaningful reports for stakeholders;
  • The ability to establish Key Performance Indicators and track them through commonly used tools;
  • The ability to learn and adapt in the ever-evolving world of digital media is a must for this role;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • An Understanding of 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;
  • The ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives;
  • The ability to manage timelines, own the budget and outcomes of different campaigns; adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting; work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Understand the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Willingness to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Basic knowledge of website back-end; experience with platforms such as Academia.edu, Mendeley and Google Scholar; and Search Engine Optimisation (on-page and link building) would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate/Senior Associate – Communications

About the Communications Team

The Communications Team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders through different off-line and online media like physical outreach, newsletters, social media and others.

 

Job Description

As an Associate / Senior Associate – Communications, your involvement will focus on creating and proofreading content for mailers, newsletters and the IIHS website/web pages, planning Community Engagement Programmes, assisting at events, representing the institution for different forms of outreach and creating related reports. Other support activities will include creating/reviewing digital media content, preparing material for workshops and communicating with external organisations and media houses to create awareness of IIHS activities.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Editing or modifying content for several newsletters, mailers, social media posts, Wikipedia and any other platforms that may require such involvement;
  • Researching for authentication of content or parts of content;
  • Managing website content;
  • Maintaining and segmenting mailing database;
  • Driving internal communication to facilitate cross-learning and stronger collaboration across teams for dissemination information in public domain;
  • Creating and adhering to calendars pertaining to newsletters, mailers, institutional reports;
  • Assessing communication training requirements, preparing content and conducting workshops;
  • Responding to queries via e-mail, phone calls or from visitors in the campus, as required;
  • Coordinating with other institutions for outreach;
  • Ownership of all content related tasks;
  • Supervising the preparation of quarterly and annual Almanac from all newsletters;
  • Coordinating with SPOCs for timely information for both external and internal communication;
  • Supporting Institutional events as required;
  • Spearheading Community Engagement Programmes;
  • Supporting strategy and planning workflow;
  • Ensuring daily completion of tasks for members of the team;
  • Documenting workflow;
  • 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 Associate/Senior Associate – will report to the Lead – Communications and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should either hold a graduate or post graduate degree in English or Communication and Journalism or any other related field with 3-7 years of relevant experience. The candidate must have excellent spoken and written communication skills.

 

The applicant is expected to possess a very strong command over the English language (both written and spoken) and at least a working knowledge of Hindi. Additionally, fluency (the ability to read, write and speak) in other Indian languages (especially Kannada) will be considered a strong advantage.

 

Attention to detail is a mandatory requirement for proofreading various content for newsletters, website, mailers and social media posts. Knowledge of Social Media Management will be an added advantage.

 

Skills in public speaking and creative writing are particularly important requirements. The candidate should be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

The applicant must possess the ability and willingness to work in a team, perform individually without minimal supervision once the job is well understood.

 

The applicant should be able to demonstrate the ability to independently plan and execute tasks in a timely manner.  Further, the candidate should be able to deliver on deadlines in a systematic manner. While not mandatory, it is desirable that the person has had some exposure to working in an organisation involved in training, education or people-focused activities.

 

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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Assistant - Communications

About the Communications Team

The Communications Team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders through different off-line and online media like physical outreach, newsletters, social media and others.

 

Job Description

We are looking for a detail oriented, multitasker and an excellent collaborator who is capable of producing compelling and effective communication tailored to the target audience using different communication tools.

 

The Assistant – Communications will be responsible for developing communication material for effective outreach to different stakeholders – internally and externally. The Assistant will help create and modify content, proofread, liaise with all functions and programmes for content updates for newsletters, mailers, almanacs, annual reports, websites and various other contents required for outreach.

 

Other activities will include media information research on IIHS and exploring IIHS Youtube to create content. The Assistant must have knowledge of digital communication.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Collating content for Newsletter and mailers:
    • Liaising with teams for updates;
    • Researching for authentication of content or parts of content;
    • Proofreading content;
    • Corroborating content as required;
    • Maintaining and segmenting mailing database;
    • Creating and adhering to calendars pertaining to newsletters, mailers, institutional reports et al.;
    • Helping create content for mailers and Social Media posts;
    • Creating content from IIHS Youtube;
  • Website:
    • Regularly checking the content and links on the website and updating as required;
    • Modifying content as required for target audience;
  • Supporting Community Engagement and other Programmes;
  • Institutional Events:
    • Providing support for other events at IIHS as and when required;
    • Supporting outreach initiatives;
  • Creating monthly/quarterly reports on Newsletters, Mailers and Almanac;
  • Collating Communication Training material as and when required;
  • Creating workflow and instructional documents pertaining to the tasks;
  • 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 Assistant – Communications will report to the Senior Associate – 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

  • A Post-Graduation or equivalent degree with major in Communication or English or Communicative English, or a Graduate degree with 1-3 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent command over English, proficiency at writing and sharp focus on details; Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in content writing, editing and proof reading;
  • The ability to modify academic language for a larger audience who may not be subject matter or technical experts;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • A professional presence;
  • The ability to connect with people and interact with colleagues from other teams;
  • Attention to details;
  • Willingness to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Experience with digital tools like SendInBlue will be an added advantage

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

  

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate/ Senior Associate – Credit Management (Delhi)

Job Description

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Credit Management will be responsible for timely collection of receivables from IIHS’ clients and partner organisations. The selected candidate will be responsible for revenue realisation, debt liquidation and early warning reporting of risk debts. The ideal candidate will establish positive and professional relationships with multiple stakeholders across client organizations and within IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Ensuring timely credit collections of outstanding payments from debtors from IIHS’ clients and partner organisations;
  • Following up on payments with course participants and recording cash, cheque, and DD transactions;
  • Updating collection status on outstanding invoices;
  • Generating MIS report on Credit Management;
  • Visiting clients to follow-up on outstanding credit.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Credit Management will report to the Senior Manager – Finance & Accounts at IIHS and will be working in close coordination with all other departments responsible for raising & collecting invoices.

 

Person Specification

Candidates with strong managerial skills, attention to detail, and the ability to build a working relationship will be preferred. Proficiency in MS Office is a must. Good communication skills are mandatory.

 

Qualification: MBA Finance (2+ years’ experience)/ B. Com (5+ years’ experience)

 

Candidates with specialized course/certifications on Credit Management will have 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 Delhi and may entail travel to other locations in India as required.

 

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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Manager – Information Technology

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager – Information Technology (IT) to help drive the execution and improvement of key service delivery processes throughout the Institution, and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place. This team of IT professionals installs and maintains the technical infrastructure used by our IIHS staff and other IIHS partners. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and clued into potential future developments, with an interest in training and capacity building.

 

The role of the Manager – IT is to manage operational delivery of the IT and knowledge management infrastructure and services, including support services, effectively and professionally, ensuring that the Institution’s infrastructure and services are aligned with, and support, its strategic objectives.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Owning and managing all IIHS’ IT assets, ranging from end-user computing devices (laptops, virtual desktops), on-premise servers, network devices, Cloud servers to related Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.;
  • Overseeing the administration and delivery of all aspects of the Institution’s IT & Knowledge Services: controlling and reporting on programme activities, system and information security, and risk management;
  • Minimising risk by developing IT policies and controls for security and data protection, and conducting periodic audits;
  • Driving accountability and continual service improvements – reviewing support practices, performing trend analysis on key operational metrics, ensuring a high focus on end-to-end staff member experience;
  • Reporting, analysing and resolving system, customer and operational issues that impact service quality. Striving to provide all staff members with an outstanding experience; Ensuring that customers’ questions and problems are resolved properly and quickly;
  • Improving support experience quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes, establishing and communicating service metrics, monitoring and analysing results, and implementing changes;
  • Using and creating knowledgebase articles based on new product information, support incidents, and/ or common or critical issues;
  • Driving process optimisation, improvements and modernisation initiatives where appropriate;
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and compliance issues, and implementing strategic solutions;
  • Building a high performing team by setting goals, delegating work, and holding the team accountable; developing and empowering direct reports to make decisions and take action;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, operations, training 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 Manager – Information Technology will report to the Head – Information Technology and Knowledge Management, and will be working closely with key stakeholders of the Operations team.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or Information Systems, with at least 8 years of work experience, including a minimum experience of 2 years in a managerial role; a management degree or an advanced research degree and publications would be an added advantage;
  • Hands-on experience with helpdesk support, administration of TCP/IP, Network Switches, Routers, Firewalls, WiFi, Windows, Mac, Google Apps; familiarity with tools focused on performance management, ticket management, knowledge base, and escalation management;
  • Knowledge and experience in IT Infrastructure – ITIL framework policies and procedures (including incident, problem, change management); previous experience in defining IT Maturity and Performance Metrics/ KPIs desired;
  • Knowledge and experience in functional domain areas of cloud infrastructure and migration, edge computing and IoT integration, and in addressing application development and performance issues is a preferred requirement;
  • Experience with large scale ERP, CRM, SCM implementations and related integration a major plus;
  • Knowledge and experience in designing, building and maintaining IT Infrastructure and applications deployed on-premise and public cloud, with technologies like Azure PaaS/ IaaS, Office 365, Windows Servers, Linux, Web servers, Database server including SQL, and big data solutions. Should understand/ debug/ resolve Application/ Cloud and on-premise Infrastructure;
  • Advanced understanding and experience in installation, configuration and troubleshooting with various desktop operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 10, & Mac OS in an enterprise environment;
  • Knowledge or experience with Agile/ SCRUM, or any Project Management methodology is a plus; experience working on JIRA, SharePoint, Confluence and other collaboration tools will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including senior management;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness;
  • Optional:
    • Experience with monitoring tools like Zabbix, Nagios Core, Sensu, Azure OMS, Azure Application Insights;
    • Some experience with software and system modelling;
    • Knowledge of technologies like Elastic Search, Apache big data, including Solr, Kafka, Zookeeper, Storm, Hbase, Hadoop, Spark, along with other infra components like Netty/ NGINX, Docker/ Docker swarm, etc. will 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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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.

 

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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Manager – Human Resources

Job Description

The Manager – HR (People Function) will be part of IIHS’s core HR team and will help in managing all core HR systems, processes, activities and initiatives spanning a staff member’s life cycle from onboarding to exit.

 

The core HR team at IIHS is responsible for performance management, compensation and benefits, regulatory compliance, contract management, data management and related MIS, grievance handling, and other related areas of HR operations.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Managing the smooth running of routine HR processes as relevant to the different categories of staff at IIHS (payroll staff, external consultants and advisors, post-doctoral fellows, interns, and contract staff): this would include on-boarding, confirmation at the end of probation, contract and internship extensions, changes in contract terms, leave and attendance management, off-boarding processes, and others;
  • Running the monthly payroll process, including administering of the quarterly performance-linked variable pay components, in coordination with the Finance team;
  • Helping maintain rigorous and reliable data management systems with timely updation and accurate reporting as needed; helping maintain curated staff profile data in required formats for internal circulation as well as external-facing contexts;
  • Supporting and adapting to the evolving nature of the institution’s ERP and HRMS platforms without compromising the integrity of HR data and MIS;
  • Managing the different insurance benefits offered to IIHS staff members; ensuring timely renewals of insurance agreements without lapses; maintaining appropriate records with regular updates, tracking usage; coordinating between the insurance partners, staff members and related service providers to make sure that staff members receive appropriate care and service when in need;
  • Planning, rolling out and monitoring usage of the annual health check-up facility offered to staff members; coordinating between the service providers and staff members to ensure a smooth and reliable health check-up process;
  • Helping ensure complete regulatory compliance on all statutory filings and HR processes; providing required data and support on the audit process to ensure smooth audits;
  • Providing support in running of the Performance Management System to ensure smooth and timely appraisal cycles;
  • Helping with timely and effective handling of staff queries, requests and grievances;
  • Running the exit process and coordinating with the Finance team to enable timely settlement of dues;
  • Mentoring junior team members to help them perform better in their respective roles.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – HR will report to the Lead – HR in charge of all core HR operations at IIHS, and will be expected to work in close cooperation with other members and teams (Recruitment, Learning & Development) of the People Function. The position will also involve collaborating effectively with a range of teams and diverse personalities across the institution.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialisation in HR and work experience of at least 8 years in the HR function of any professional organisation. An academic background or exposure to working in an organisation involved in education or training would be an added advantage.

 

Other attributes required for this role include:

  • Good written and verbal communication, strong listening skills;
  • Proficiency with quantitative data analysis and compensation structures;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with inter-disciplinary teams across all levels in the organisation; cross-cultural and international exposure would be an added advantage;
  • Strong process orientation and a work ethic that focuses on thoroughness of approach, rigour and attention to detail;
  • A good understanding of HR-related legal and statutory requirements, including statutory filings, labour law inspections, and audits;
  • Good vendor management skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); prior experience in the implementation of ERP and HRMS platforms 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 as required.

 

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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Recruitment Associate

Job Description

The Recruitment Associate will be part of IIHS’s Recruitment team and will help in managing end to end recruitment operations. This is a contractual position based out of Bengaluru for an initial term of 11 months.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting talent acquisition efforts by:
    • Sourcing candidates through various channels;
    • Conducting preliminary screening interviews, scheduling and organising functional and other interviews;
    • Managing the reference check process, etc.;
  • Maintaining the applications database and ensuring record keeping of candidate interviews for periodic reporting; drafting appropriate responses for candidate queries;
  • Managing recruitment-related administrative activities like documentation, communication and reporting;
  • Regularly updating and maintaining the recruitment process documents and templates for use by the rest of the team;
  • Providing required assistance on People Function initiatives like ERP recruitment module implementation etc.;
  • Curating Job Descriptions for various positions across the institution;
  • Tracking the open positions on the website by coordinating with the Design team;
  • Presenting recruitment related data for statutory audits and internal purposes on a regular basis;
  • Extending support from time-to-time on other aspects of the People Function portfolio as required;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, training, 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 Coordination

The Recruitment Associate will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Manager – People Function in charge of recruitment, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a Post Graduate degree or equivalent. In addition, 3-4 years of relevant experience in recruitment is required. An academic background or exposure to working in an organisation involved in education or training would be an added advantage.

 

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months. 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 as required.

 

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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Executive – Finance & Accounts (Bengaluru)

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Executive – 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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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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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.

 

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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