Careers

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

IIHS Internship Programme

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

 

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The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: A Call for Fellows

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

 

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Current Openings

SDSN Cities Network and Research Consultant - Director’s Office

About SDSN

This position is funded by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). SDSN is a collaborative network of academic and research institutions launched in August 2012 under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to accelerate practical problem solving for sustainable development and to support the framing of the development objectives for the next two decades as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDSN is governed by a Leadership Council comprised of global leaders in sustainable development and senior academics from member academic institutions. The SDSN is directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and managed by a secretariat with offices in New York, Paris, and Delhi.

 

The SDSN is enabling the formation of regional and national networks of academic institutions and policy/research think tanks engaged in the field of sustainable development, and helping establish the measuring systems for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at various scales (national, sub-national and city). It also supports thematic networks focused on developing and disseminating solutions for key sustainable development challenges.  Today, the SDSN has over 600 universities, academic institutions and think tanks as its members, spread across the world.

 

For more information, please see www.unsdsn.org

 

About the Director’s Office

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The core responsibility of the SDSN Cities Network and Research Consultant will be to assist the IIHS Director in managing the SDSN Network in South Asia region. The Consultant will help manage the SDSN Cities Network, with affiliates around the globe, and will aid in producing strategic and cutting-edge research and policy outputs, including the various global SDG Indicator projects. The Consultant will assist the Director in project and network management and align IIHS work with the SDG’s to meet global benchmarks.

 

Activities and Tasks

The Consultant will be responsible for providing operational inputs in the following ways:

  • Managing institutional network for the SDSN Cities Network and IIHS, primarily involving outreach and engagement with academic and professional institutions working in the field of urbanization;
  • Supporting local SDG implementation and monitoring, e.g. through SDSN’s Local Data Action Solutions Initiative;
  • Providing research and analytical support for policy development on a wide range of themes leading to joint publication;
  • Developing briefing documents on a wide range of strategic, academic and development themes;
  • Attending domestic and international conferences, committee meetings and convenings, as appropriate – with or to represent the IIHS Director;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

The position will be housed in the Director’s Office.

 

Structure and Reporting

The SDSN Cities Network and Research Consultant – Director’s Office will report to the Director at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams, international partners and external faculty/organizations, and students. The Consultant will work closely with the relevant team at the SDSN New York office on the SDSN Cities Network management.

 

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

 

Applicants should hold academic and professional qualifications from leading universities, with at least a Master’s degree; a PhD with an interdisciplinary publication record will be an advantage.  Seven to ten years of relevant work experience, including research, is essential, as well as the ability to develop and execute a work program involving multiple partners in different geographic locations.

 

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

 

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that pose a potential conflict of interest with IIHS or SDSN 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 and outside of India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate - Infrastructure and Governance

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate - Urban Economy and Employment

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

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

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate - Land Economy and Urban Finance

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Research Associate to join a 4-year research project on Bengaluru’s land economy.

 

India’s cities and their regions are made up of complex economic relationships and produce a diverse range of spatial and social economic outcomes. The relationships, spaces and outcomes visible in India’s cities, are often difficult to understand using economic theories and concepts, which draw on Euro-American development experiences. A key factor structuring the complexity of urban economies is the question of land – and the diversity of social, economic and financial relations that depend on land, land value and land use.

 

We are looking for a person interested in studying the city and its economy (urban and periurban areas) from the perspective of land & real estate – and land based financing. Candidates with a research interest and practice experience in land & real estate markets, urban land development through public-private partnerships, land-based urban financing and land governance are encouraged to apply.

 

The Research Associate will be part of the process of expanding ongoing research at IIHS on land, land economy, urban financing and metropolitan governance. Fieldwork is envisaged primarily in the Bengaluru region.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting with primary and secondary research related to the GCRF-PEAK project on Land Economy and Urban Finance;
  • Carrying out literature surveys of existing work on land economy, land value capture and land based financing with a particular focus on India, Bengaluru, and cities of the Global South;
  • Collating existing secondary datasets as well as building new datasets (both quantitative and spatial) related to land and real estate markets, land-based public-private partnership projects, land based financing and land value capture in Bengaluru and India;
  • Collecting primary data (both qualitative and quantitative) on land and real estate dynamics in urban projects and in urban finance initiatives;
  • Application of practice and research based (qualitative and quantitative) methodologies as well as development of new and innovative methodologies pertaining to land valuation, financial structuring of projects, urban economics and land economics;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of the project;
  • Involvement with other related research and practice projects at the proposed School of Economic Development at IIHS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) urban economics, land economics, real estate studies, urban planning, public finance or economic sociology;
  • 3-5 years of work experience on land and real estate issues, urban finance, public-private partnership structuring;
  • Familiarity with real estate data collection and secondary data sources such as revenue records, municipal property tax records; and new real estate datasets being generated in India;
  • Familiarity with land valuation techniques, real estate transactional practices will be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Excel;
  • An interest in experimenting with or developing new methods as well as building new empirical evidence to study the urban land economy and land-based urban finance.

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate - Public Policy

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

IIHS is seeking a Research Associate interested in working across sectors in urban planning, social policy, economic development/livelihoods and housing. The person will support current projects on urban health observatories, home-based workers and social protection, as well as incremental growth and rental housing.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Providing research support to on-going projects, including analytical writing, policy advisory, and project documentation;
  • Supporting fieldwork on projects related to livelihoods, health and housing;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as planning, urban studies, housing, economics, public policy, development studies, sociology, or design, among others. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees will be considered if they have 2-4 years of experience.

 

All candidates must have at least 2 years of experience on research or practice projects, evidence of capacity to do field work, as well as strong writing capabilities.

 

Applications must have spoken and written proficiency in Hindi and English. Ideal applicants will be proficient in one other modern Indian language, among which Odia, Bengali, Rajasthani, Kannada and Tamil are preferred.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document

Research Associate - Urban Observatory

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Associate/Senior Associate – Human Resources

Job Description

The position will be part of the People function (Human Resources) team at IIHS, and will be responsible for core HR operations. S/he shall be supporting a range of activities and processes related to performance management, compensation and benefits, onboarding and separation, and general staff relations.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting the full spectrum of Human Resource (HR) processes especially in compensation and benefits, staff relations and performance appraisals;
  • Handling on-boarding, induction, orientation and documentation;
  • Coordinating the separation process;
  • Maintaining and updating the HR database;
  • Providing inputs for processing Payroll;
  • Coordinating process and managing documentation for regular staff confirmations, contract renewals and extensions, extensions of internships, and similar activities;
  • Being the SPOC (Single Point Of Contact) for all HR-related queries at IIHS;
  • Updating, tracking and maintaining the Consultant database;
  • Ensuring Insurance coverage for all categories of staff members;
  • Spearheading the engagement with external vendors for third party contractual staff;
  • Supporting with statutory compliances;
  • Supporting all other activities of the People Function;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations as relevant;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate/Senior Associate – People Function (HR) will report to the Lead – People Function at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in HR, and  3 to 6 years of experience in handling the entire gamut of core HR activities including but not limited to HR Administration, Payroll Processing, Statutory Compliances, Performance Management and Staff Engagement.

 

Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position, and the applicant is expected to possess the ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with programme heads/leads. Proficiency in HRIS and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is mandatory.

 

The applicant should be able to demonstrate that s/he is able 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.

 

Applicants should possess both the desire and capacity to learn and work in a team.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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

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

 

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Associate – Design

About the Design Team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants must have:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate – Design

About the Design Team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The Senior Associate will be a part of the Design team at IIHS and will be expected to independently design and deliver on a range of visual design, branding and communication-related areas.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Overseeing all internal and external visual communication (brochures, flyers, posters, reports, websites, newsletters, e-mailers, collaterals, etc.);
  • Handling projects from ideation to execution: From designing to artwork to final execution;
  • Understanding the team’s demands and workflows by actively engaging in concept discussion with all teams and prioritising work efficiently;
  • Managing multiple deliverables, concurrently, with minimum guidance and without compromising on quality;
  • Working on different branding solutions: Brand Identity, Brand Support, Outreach Design, Report Design, Website Design and Management;
  • Coordinating with external vendors/printers to ensure timely delivery with no compromise on quality;
  • Helping manage and mentor junior team mates by providing guidance, feedback, and assistance as required;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice and operations;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants must have:

  • 9-10 years’ strong professional experience;
  • Excellent proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign & CorelDraw;
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office;
  • Sound knowledge of Design principles like colour, typography, photography layouts and usability; awareness of the trending design practices, user experience and upcoming tools/software;
  • Experience in print and web/screen design;
  • Experience in designing visuals and materials for social media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn);
  • Great aesthetic sense, high quality work output, versatility, quick response to deadlines and a keen eye for details;
  • A well rounded design portfolio;
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, in a non-micro managed environment;
  • High integrity and work ethics with a self-motivated, positive attitude;
  • Strong communication and written skills in English, Kannada or Hindi;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; the ability to work both independently and within inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Working knowledge in Photography, Drawing/Sketching, Animation, HTML, Web programming, WordPress or any CMS based web applications and Hosting sites on FTP 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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Instructional Designer – Online Learning

Job Description

Online/blended learning is recognised as a strategically important area of future growth at IIHS. The vision for the IIHS online/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 – Online Learning will be responsible for designing and developing compelling learning experiences across MOOCs and all 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 to identify learner requirements and define course goals and learning objectives;
  • Creating engaging video-based learning activities, 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 instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts;
  • Creating supporting material / media, in the form of readings, videos, etc.;
  • Working closely with the Project Manager through the MOOC development process to ensure that time, money, and quality levels are met;
  • Supporting other programmes at IIHS, in particular the Academics and Urban Practitioners’ programmes, in integrating MOOCs as part of blended learning;
  • Supporting the marketing outreach activities for online 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;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience as an Instructional Designer in an online learning or IT company. A degree or (certified) training in instructional design, educational technology, or similar would be an added advantage.

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

  • An understanding of and an interest in some of the key areas that IIHS is involved in;
  • Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models;
  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills;
  • Understanding of MOOCs and the features and capabilities of commonly used platforms like Coursera and edX;
  • Knowledge of SWAYAM / NPTEL would be an asset;
  • The ability to conceptualise online instructional and collaborative learning activities;
  • The ability to storyboard and write effective copy, video scripts, instructional text, and audio scripts;
  • The 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;
  • The 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.

 

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 – Online Learning

Job Description

Online/blended learning is recognised as a strategically important area of future growth at IIHS. The vision for the IIHS online/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 – Online 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 and owner of all MOOCs and other online courses at IIHS;
  • Preparing and implementing project plans for MOOCs and other online learning courses;
  • Managing MOOC creation and delivery within defined timelines, budget, and quality standards;
  • Working closely with the Instructional Designer and other external / internal stakeholders in the MOOC 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 MOOC platforms and outsourced partners;
  • Supporting other programmes at IIHS, in particular the Academics and Urban Practitioners’ programmes, in integrating MOOCs as part of blended learning;
  • Supporting the team in conceptualisation of new MOOCs and 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;
  • 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;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

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

  • 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;
  • Understanding of MOOCs and the features and capabilities of commonly used platforms like Coursera and edX;
  • Knowledge of SWAYAM / NPTEL would be an asset;
  • The ability to work individually, as a leader of a team, as part of a team, and with outsourced entities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent English communication (written and oral), relationship management, and interpersonal skills, both internally and externally, including in client situations;
  • Experience of working with online learning platforms;
  • The 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.

 

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 - Urban Health

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate – Urban Health

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

 

The Senior Associate will support research and practice across urban health projects at IIHS. In the first two years, their core work will be to support the setting up of a neighbourhood and city-region scaled observatory on urban health; studies on informal work, social protection and health; multi-institutional attempts to tackle banner diseases such as dengue in urban areas; as well as the relationships between health, migration and vulnerability in Indian cities.

 

The Senior Associate will also be encouraged to begin and further their areas of research, with support for the same.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the setting up of a neighbourhood and city-region scaled health observatory in Bangalore;
  • Being a part of the project teams in Delhi and Bangalore undertaking field-based research on intersections between informal work, social protection and maternal and child health;
  • Participating 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 Senior Associate – Urban Health will report to the Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS, and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have least a Master’s in a relevant discipline (public health, medicine, urban planning, sociology, economics, development studies, among others), with 5-7 years of experience. This is an open rank search and so MPhil and PhD candidates may also apply. PhDs are counted towards work experience years. Candidates must have proven track records of participation in research projects, evidence of capacity to undertake field work, and strong writing skills.

 

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 can be based in Bengaluru or New Delhi for the first year, after which it will be based in Bengaluru.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Consultant/Senior Consultant – Housing Policy & Practice

Job Description
IIHS seeks a person to join their housing team. The team has a wide range of work and focus areas within housing: (1) State and central housing policy; (2) Capacity building of public actors engaged in the delivery of affordable housing; (3) Rental housing; (4) Structure and functioning of the housing market, including housing finance; (5) Housing rights and activism; (6) Incrementality and self-built housing; as well as (7) Building, design and material innovation, among others. IIHS is a National Resource Centre with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and works closely with several state governments on capacity building, project implementation and training on housing.

 

The team seeks a part-time or full-time consultant with experience in the housing sector, including but not limited to policy advisory and consulting, housing finance, project and financial management, and housing design and delivery.  We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to work closely with government, communities and actors on live and applied projects; have an interest in impacting housing policy as well as in the improvement of market delivery in Indian cities. Ideal candidates will be interested equally in analysis as well as implementation of housing projects in order to both demonstrate proposition and  build knowledge.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Developing a portfolio of projects linked to improvement of market delivery of housing in Indian cities;
  • Undertaking specific applied research on aspects of the housing market, with a focus on finance, project management, project design as well as regulation;
  • Joining teams that work with state governments to improve and support public supply for housing under missions, programmes, and projects;
  • Joining teams to build focused policy advisories for state and central governments on housing;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on housing-related themes 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 – Housing Policy and Practice will report to the Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant will hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (planning, housing, architecture, development studies, economics, sociology, design, among others) and bring  8-12 years of experience in the housing sector across projects, research, or policy advisory. Ideal candidates will have experience managing medium to large-scale projects in the sector.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Senior Associate – Housing

Job Description

IIHS seeks a person to join their housing team. The team has a wide range of work and focus areas within housing: (1) State and central housing policy; (2) Capacity building of public actors engaged in the delivery of affordable housing; (3) Rental housing; (4) Structure and functioning of the housing market, including housing finance; (5) Housing rights and activism; (6) Incrementality and self-built housing; as well as (7) Building, design and material innovation, among others. IIHS is a National Resource Centre with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and works closely with several state governments on capacity building, project implementation and training on housing.

 

The team seeks a Senior Associate who can work on multiple projects across these domains. The role requires moving quickly between research, design, and implementation, and we are particularly interested in associates who seek to work closely with government, communities and actors on live and applied projects with extensive field work even as they research, document and write on housing.

 

The Senior Associate will also be encouraged to begin and further their areas of research, with support for the same.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Being part of teams on implementation projects, supporting conceptualization, design and delivery;
  • Providing research support to on-going projects, including analytical writing, policy advisory, and project documentation;
  • Extensive field work as required on research or practice projects;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on housing 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 Senior Associate – Housing will report to the Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (planning, housing, architecture, development studies, economics, sociology, design, among others) with a proven research and practice record on aspects of IIHS’ housing portfolio as described above. They will have at least 5 years of experience on research or practice projects, evidence of capacity to do field work, as well as strong writing capabilities.

 

Applicants must have spoken and written proficiency in English and at least one other modern Indian language, among which 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

The position is based in Bengaluru and will entail extensive travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Consultant/Senior Consultant – Social Inequality

Job Description

The proposed School of Human Development at IIHS will hold the study of urban inequality as one of its core focus areas of research, teaching and practice. We are seeking a person to join our faculty who will study identity-based urban inequalities, with a focus on caste and gender.

 

The candidate is expected to help consolidate and further build a research and practice portfolio on these themes within IIHS. They will also play a key role in shaping curriculum development and teaching in IIHS’ long-term and short-term teaching 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 in these thematics. Women, people with disabilities, and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications are encouraged to apply.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building a research and practice portfolio on the study of identity and inequality in contemporary Indian cities;
  • Joining existing research projects in IIHS on these themes, including the study of identity and inequality in housing, climate change, and sanitation;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on urban identity and inequality in both short and long-term academic programmes; training and/or assisting in training on relevant modules in IIHS’ executive education (capacity building) programmes;
  • Building and mentoring a team of researchers and practitioners at the proposed School;
  • 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 – Social Inequality will report to the Lead – Academics & Research, and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (social sciences, Dalit studies, gender studies, women studies, urban planning, geography, development studies, among others) with a proven research and practice record on urban identity and inequality. They will have a strong history of publication. Ideal applicants will have experience in teaching in inter-disciplinary classrooms though this is not a pre-requisite.

 

Applications must have spoken and written proficiency in English and at least one other modern Indian language, among which Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi are preferred.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Senior Associate – Economic Development

Job Description

IIHS is seeking a Senior Associate interested in working on issues of urban economic development with a focus on livelihoods, informal work, and social protection. The person will join two projects in their first two years. The first traces the place of home-based workers in global supply chains with manufacturing bases in India. The second looks at the extension of formal work benefits such as maternity leave, income support or other labour protections to informal sector workers. Work within the projects is fieldwork-intensive, employs multiple methodological approaches (economic, spatial and ethnographic) and extensive travel, particularly between Jaipur, Delhi and Bengaluru.

 

The Senior Associate will also be encouraged to begin and further their areas of research, with support for the same.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Co-ordinating and leading fieldwork on projects related to livelihoods, informality and social protection;
  • Providing research support to on-going projects, including analytical writing, policy advisory, and project documentation;
  • Extensive field work as required on research or practice projects;
  • Curriculum development and teaching on economic development 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 Senior Associate – Economic Development will report to the Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organizations, and students. 

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (economics, development studies, sociology, and design, among others) with a proven research and practice record on aspects of IIHS’ housing portfolio as described above. They will have at least 5 years of experience on research or practice projects, evidence of capacity to do field work, as well as strong writing capabilities.

 

Applications must have spoken and written proficiency in Hindi and English. Ideal applicants will be proficient in one other modern Indian language, among which Bengali, Rajasthani, Kannada and Tamil 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

The position is based in New Delhi and will entail extensive travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Associate – Housing & Livelihoods (Urban Practitioners’ Programme)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

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

 

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

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

 

Job Description

The UPP is looking to hire an associate in the field of housing (affordable housing and slums), urban poverty issues and urban livelihoods, and related financial and institutional questions and approaches.

 

As an associate in the UPP team, the applicant will be responsible for supporting a range of training related activities including content development and delivery, coordination, research, reporting and monitoring. The UPP’s teaching and training programme spans across the country and the associate will be expected to travel accordingly.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the development of training content;
  • Delivering and coordinating training programmes;
  • Contributing to the primary and secondary research of thematic and general interest to the UPP team;
  • Support the reporting and monitoring requirements of UPP’s training programmes as and when required;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The applicant should ideally have about 2-3 years of relevant professional experience. She/he should have relevant educational qualifications in the identified themes of urban social science, housing, poverty or livelihoods, and must be familiar with the empirical and scholarly work around these themes and the policy level and programmatic approaches to these themes at the Central and State levels. Candidates with experience and exposure to projects in these thematic areas will be preferred. An ability to train and teach in these themes is a must. Fluency in English and at least one other Indian language is essential. Knowledge of additional Indian languages will be an added advantage.

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Senior Associate Architect – Design Lab

About the Design Lab

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Literature review and research for existing practices, standards and innovations in sustainable building materials and technologies, construction practices, etc.;
  • Site visits for primary data collection, including spatial, quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Architectural design, interior design, working drawings, renderings, representations and details;
  • Coordination with the Campus Development team and external consultants (like Architects, MEP consultants, Landscape design consultants, etc.) for IIHS Kengeri Campus works;
  • Site visits during the implementation stage for coordination with external consultants and builders;
  • Capacity building and training activities for sustainable building practices;
  • Organizing workshops and consultations with key stakeholders;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

Software & Skills:

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

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

Review and Assessment

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

 

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Contact

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Executive – Finance & Accounts

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.

 

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Contact

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Manager – Director’s Office

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

 

In keeping with IIHS’ mission and the wide range of research and practice areas of the Director (see: http://bit.ly/2DE7rWn and http://bit.ly/2EftTpQ ), the Office works across a wide range of themes.

 

 

Activities and Tasks
The core responsibility of the Manager – Director’s Office will be to assist the IIHS Director in managing IIHS Schools and Labs; Research, Practice, Capacity Building and Academic programmes. The position will be housed in the Director’s Office to provide strategic support, in the following indicative ways:

  • Development, implementation and monitoring of Strategic plans for IIHS Schools, Labs, Programmes and Functions, along with cyclical progress reviews;
  • Tracking IIHS domestic and international performance, rankings and reputation, along with IIHS senior management;
  • Coordination of IIHS School, Programme and project management, to deliver planned outcomes, using IIHS’ ERP systems;
  • Managing systems for tracking and identification of domestic and international grant and business opportunities, proposal development and submissions;
  • Curating IIHS’ annual calendar of internal and external, domestic and international events and processes, and managing the Director’ calendar and engagements;
  • Planning, running and documenting key institutional and external meetings and discussions as required;
  • Driving special initiatives anchored by the Director’s office from time to time: creating and communicating precise briefs, managing timelines, tracking progress, coordinating and communicating with relevant stakeholders both internal and external as relevant; working closely with other members of the Director’ Office and senior management team, to enable smooth running of institutional processes, effective implementation of decisions, and proactive problem solving;
  • Participate in IIHS institution building activities; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country, as and when needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

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

 

Person Specification
The candidate must demonstrate an ability to engage with multiple teams and across multiple disciplines central to the IIHS mission. Ideal applicants will have some domain knowledge of urbanisation-related issues, from within any discipline.

 

Applicants should hold academic and professional qualifications from leading universities in any field, with a Bachelor’s preferably from the urban, technology, economics, management or law domains; a Master’s in management and/or public policy. Seven to ten years of relevant work experience is essential.

 

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

 

Successful candidates will possess both the desire and capacity to learn and work in a team, and expand the frontiers of practice in building 21st century knowledge institutions.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated managerial skills (including financial analysis, budgeting and project management and strategic planning) in a consulting or academic environment;
  • Demonstrated experience of working with international education, R&D, public, private and development institutions;
  • Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills, to international standards; experience in research and a publication record is desirable;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management; communication and networking; team-working and building skills;
  • Expertise in using MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint etc.); experience in using advanced analytical, GIS, statistical and modelling tools desirable;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel.

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Manager – Director’s Office)

 

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Research and Policy Consultant - Director’s Office

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Planning Lead/Consultant

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Senior Consultant– Urban Risk & Resilience

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other skills required for this role, include:

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

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Bengaluru and may entail frequent travel within and outside the country.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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

 

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Law Associate - Land Project

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Geographic Information Systems Software Engineer – Geospatial Lab

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Associate - Legal & Regulation

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Email : hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject:  Associate- Legal and Regulation).

 

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Planning Consultant - Land Project

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks
The Planning Consultant will be required to:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Consultant – Land Economics

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Associate – Land Economics

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Political Science Associate - Land Project

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Political Science Consultant - Land Project

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Public Policy Consultant - Land Project

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Associate - Land History

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Consultant - Land History

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Consultant – Urban Practitioners’ Programme

About IIHS’s Urban Practitioners’ Programme

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

 

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

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

 

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

 

Location

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

 

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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

 

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Associate – Travel Desk

Job Description

The position will be part of the Administration function at IIHS, and will be responsible for driving and supporting Admin-related activities and processes to address organisational needs.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Serving as an initial point of contact for day-to-day questions of all travel needs;
  • Leading travel reconciliation process and assists in managing internal client relationships, which includes answering questions about charges. Handling finance and accounting processes for the travel department;
  • Assisting travelers with online travel applications and forms, which includes answering questions and confirming required documentation;
  • Coordinating and partnering with other internal support divisions and stakeholders, including Finance, and the Controller, regarding questions about compliance and regulations;
  • Assisting with regular reviews and updating all travel processes;
  • Maintaining vendor trackers, processing vendor payments, and scheduling and maintaining records of quarterly vendor reviews;
  • Escalating time-sensitive problems for travelers and contributing to travel emergency responses;
  • Helping enforce compliance, mitigate travel risk, and implementing cost-saving measures for travel with guidance from the manager;
  • Coordinating all logistics for group travel requests related to training, field and study tours;
  • Assisting the manager with reviews and updates of travel policies and practices and communicating changes to staff members;
  • Drafting internal communications, including monthly travel newsletters and other office announcements;
  • Performing other duties as required.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate will report to the Senior Associate – Administration. She/he will be expected to work in close cooperation with other members of the Administration team. The mentoring and coaching of younger team members would also be an intrinsic part of the role.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a minimum Graduate’s degree and work experience of 3-4 years in travel management; the ability to interact, communicate and negotiate effectively; excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is necessary, as also proficiency in the use of digital and social media to achieve functional objectives.

 

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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Procurement Engineer – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development
The proposed IIHS IOE main campus is located on a 54-acre freehold site at Kengeri, Bengaluru. The digitally-augmented buildings and facilities, slated to be built over three phases, are expected to enable interdisciplinary teaching-learningresearch and practice, and demonstrate the best examples of Indian design and traditional crafts.

 

The campus of the proposed IIHS IOE will aim to provide students and researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in and innovate around India’s core urban challenges.

 

The Campus Development team focuses on design, procurement and execution of the Campus at Kengeri. The work includes contract administration, design coordination, project management and handover of facilities to the Facilities Management team.

 

Job Description
IIHS is looking to hire a procurement engineer with around 3 to 5 years of work experience. This is a full-time position on the Campus Development team at IIHS, based out of Bengaluru.

 

The Procurement Engineer will be managing the entire sphere of procurement starting from identifying needs, qualifying vendors, providing specifications, and placing orders to overseeing the complete process and coordinating with vendors for continuous cost optimization and quality improvement.

 

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

  • Planning in coordination with Campus Chief / Project Managers and Consultants for material requirements, verification and assured timely delivery as required based on work progress and delivery schedules;
  • Identifying all requirements in the requisitions for procurement issued by Consultants;
  • Ensuring that all potential vendors are provided with identical information briefs, thus giving everyone an equal opportunity to meet the desired requirements;
  • Analyzing price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices; effective and skillful negotiation and contracting with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives;
  • Timely raising of Purchase Orders as per the material requisition plans submitted by site teams, especially for long lead items; achieving delivery as per approved specifications and required timelines, ensuring zero idling time arising from lack of materials at site; maintaining the Bill of Quantities (BOQ) with updates from vendors after awarding the contract;
  • Preparing the schedule of comparison, work / service order, and coordinating with site team and vendors regarding material delivery;
  • Evaluation and monitoring of contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, and to identify need for changes;
  • Keeping track of market intelligence and developments, and assisting in vendor development; identifying and prequalifying new vendors and suppliers in terms of their suitability;
  • Assistance in supplier-site co-ordination for site handling, storage installation and commissioning;
  • Arranging and participating in meetings between suppliers and the Campus Development team and other personnel to facilitate standardization and economical procurement.

Apart from these responsibilities, the position is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS. The candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Procurement Engineer – Campus Development will report to the Campus Development Chief / Project Manager at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external entities.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. In addition, she/he is expected to possess 3-5 years of relevant experience. Prior experience as a procurement engineer on large scale building projects will be an advantage.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Experience in the field of engineering, procurement and operations;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency with personal computers and networking, specifically Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to analyze bills of material and drawings to understand key requirements;
  • Knowledge and direct experience in negotiating contracts and quotations with Vendors and Suppliers;
  • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities.

 

Software Skills:

  • AutoCAD;
  • MS office.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Procurement Engineer – Campus Development)

 

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Project Engineer (Civil) – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development
The proposed IIHS IOE main campus is located on a 54-acre freehold site at Kengeri, Bengaluru. The digitally-augmented buildings and facilities, slated to be built over three phases, are expected to enable interdisciplinary teaching-learningresearch and practice, and demonstrate the best examples of Indian design and traditional crafts.

 

The campus of the proposed IIHS IOE will aim to provide students and researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in and innovate around India’s core urban challenges. The Campus Development team focuses on design, procurement and execution of the Campus at Kengeri. The work includes contract administration, design coordination, project management and handover of facilities to the Facilities Management team.

 

Job Description
IIHS is looking to hire a Project Engineer (Civil) with around 4 to 6 years of work experience. This is a full-time position in the Campus Development team at IIHS, based out of Bengaluru.

 

The project engineer is expected to oversee and supervise execution of all civil engineering work related to the project. She/he will help schedule, plan, forecast, resource and manage all relevant activities to ensure project quality, timeliness, and regulatory compliance.

 

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

  • Preparing construction schedules; monitoring budgets, contractors and schedules; regularly reporting work progress to the Project Manager/ Chief – Campus Development;
  • Managing site activities and all functions of the project including supervising the progress at site and monitoring the site labour force;
  • Determining the site material requirements in advance, including requirements in requisitions for procurement issued by consultants; co-ordinating with the procurement engineer / project manager for sourcing of materials and timely placement of orders;
  • Providing assistance in supplier co-ordination for handling at site, storage, incorporating material and commissioning;
  • Organising and participating in site meetings, reviewing inspection schedules; adhering to the Health Safety Security Environment (HSSE) checklist and witnessing commission testing of systems along with the consultant;
  • Implementing site HSSE policy and preparing the Job Safety Analysis (JSA); possessing complete awareness of the Permit to Work (PTW) system; ensuring that all health, safety and legal requirements are being met throughout the process;
  • Surveying the site and finalising the quantity as per execution plan.
  • Maintaining a record of joint measurement bills and all the supporting documents related to site; verifying the measurements for billing and approving the finalized billings;
  • Maintaining accurate records and an electronic database of all elements of the projects;
  • Ensuring daily project monitoring and regular progress reporting including identifying potential risks and constraints and developing a mitigation mechanism; supporting the Project Manager and ensuring timely addressing of project contractual deliverables.

 

Apart from this responsibility, the position is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS. The candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Project Engineer (Civil) – Campus Development will report to the Campus Development Chief / Project Manager at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external entities.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Civil Engineering. In addition, she/he is expected to possess 4-6 years of relevant experience. Prior experience as a project engineer on large scale building projects will be an advantage.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Practical knowledge in civil engineering principles, practices and methods; environmental regulations; engineering project management methods; workplace safety; budgeting; employee supervision and personnel management;
  • Experience in the field of engineering, procurement and operations;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Competency in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Excellent organizational and team working skills.

 

Software skills:

  • AutoCAD;
  • MS Office;
  • MS Project.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Project Engineer – Civil)

 

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Project Engineer (MEP) – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development
The proposed IIHS IOE main campus is located on a 54-acre freehold site at Kengeri, Bengaluru. The digitally-augmented buildings and facilities, slated to be built over three phases, are expected to enable interdisciplinary teaching-learningresearch and practice, and demonstrate the best examples of Indian design and traditional crafts.

 

The campus of the proposed IIHS IOE will aim to provide students and researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in and innovate around India’s core urban challenges. The Campus Development team focuses on design, procurement and execution of the Campus at Kengeri. The work includes contract administration, design coordination, project management and handover of facilities to the Facilities Management team.

 

Job Description
IIHS is looking to hire a Project Engineer (MEP) with around 4 to 6 years of work experience. This is a full-time position in the Campus Development team at IIHS, based out of Bengaluru.

 

The project engineer is expected to oversee and supervise execution of all Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) work related to the project. She/he will help schedule, plan, forecast, resource and manage all relevant activities to ensure project quality, timeliness, and regulatory compliance.

 

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

  • Overseeing and being in charge of all the Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical work;
  • Preparing status reports and regularly monitoring budgets, contractors and schedules;
  • Ensuring MEP work is carried out as per approved shop drawing and within the time frame and progress of the approved construction program, in a cost and time effective manner;
  • Determining the site material requirements in advance, including requirements in requisitions for procurement issued by consultants; co-ordinating with the procurement engineer / project manager for timely placement of orders;
  • Providing assistance in supplier-site co-ordination for site handling, storage installation and commissioning;
  • Verifying the accuracy of measurements for billing and approving the final billings;
  • Liaising with local authorities for the approval of MEP service drawings and service connection;
  • Ensuring that the installation, inspection and testing of all the MEP equipment, fittings and work implemented meets the specification and the consultant requirements;
  • Organising and participating in site meetings, reviewing inspection schedules; adhering to the Health Safety Security Environment (HSSE) checklist and witnessing commission testing of systems along with the consultant;
  • Implementing site HSSE policy and preparing the Job Safety Analysis (JSA); possessing complete awareness of the Permit to Work (PTW) system; ensuring that all health, safety and legal requirements are being met throughout the process;
  • Maintaining accurate records and an electronic database of all elements of the projects;
  • Ensuring daily project monitoring and regular progress reporting including identifying potential risks and constraints and developing a mitigation mechanism; supporting the Project Manager and ensuring timely addressing of project contractual deliverables;
  • Coordinating with other project personnel to ensure that deadlines, procedures, and other project requirements are met.

 

Apart from this responsibility, the position is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS. The candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions.

 

Structure and Reporting
The Project Engineer (MEP) – Campus Development will report to the Campus Development Chief / Project Manager at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external entities.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. In addition, she/he is expected to possess 4-6 years of relevant experience. Prior experience as a project engineer on large scale building projects will be an advantage.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Practical knowledge in mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering principles, practices and methods; environmental regulations; engineering project management methods; workplace safety; budgeting; employee supervision and personnel management;
  • Experience in the field of engineering, procurement and operations;
  • General understanding of building codes, mechanical codes, electrical codes and plumbing codes as they relate to the construction of project;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Competency in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Excellent organizational and team working skills.

 

Software skills:

  • AutoCAD;
  • MS Office;
  • MS Project.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Project Engineer – MEP)

 

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Senior Specialist – Enterprise Development (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP
The Dept. of Municipal Administration and Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu Municipal (MAWS, GoTN) aims at scaling up access to safe and sustainable sanitation to all its urban areas in the next five years. Tamil Nadu will be poised to becoming a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu. This support shall enable the GoTN to invest resources in 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 will assist in implementation of state-level and city-level initiatives, based on agreed parameters. IIHS is recruiting a Senior Specialist to work in the area of Enterprise Development.

 

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 full-time position in the Practice Team at IIHS, based out of Chennai, with frequent travel to Trichy and other urban locations in Tamil Nadu. The key deliverables 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 enterprises in select towns;
  • Development and Implementation of Business Models for products and services;
  • Orientation and training workshops for private sector.

In addition, there will be a set of deliverables for enterprise development for the City-Wide Sanitation project in Trichy.

 

Activities and Tasks
The 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 value-chain;
  • Analysis of 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;
  • Contributing to enterprise development in the sanitation sector in Tamil Nadu, by preparing guidelines, PPP frameworks, protocols etc.;
  • 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;
  • Producing briefs, memos, and high quality reports and presentations, in course of carrying out the above activities and outputs;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses in IIHS’ Academic and Executive Education Programmes;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • 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 Specialist – Enterprise Development will report to the Team Leader – TNUSSP at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess Post-Graduate education in Business Administration / Social Work/ Urban Management or equivalent. The candidate must have a demonstrable track record of providing support for entrepreneurship development, 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 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.

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Senior Specialist – Enterprise Development (TNUSSP))

 

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Team Leader – Trichy City Wide Inclusive Sanitation - CWIS (TNUSSP)

About the Trichy CWIS Project
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. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu. A Technical Support Unit (TSU) has been set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the MAWS-GoTN.

 

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 statewide actions, and scaling-up of innovations (See more details at www. tnussp.co.in). The second phase of the programme, focusing on scaling sanitation initiatives across the state, has commenced.

 

In addition, Trichy has been selected as one of the cities under the City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 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 Programme at IIHS is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice, exposing learners to real-life problems, and integrating the practice into academics and research.

 

The CWIS Trichy project will be anchored in the Practice Programme at IIHS and is expected to run over a duration of about 3 years. The position of Team Leader could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. Located out of Trichy and Chennai, the Team Leader for CWIS Trichy will be responsible for the successful delivery of the project outputs and results.

 

Activities and Tasks

The Team Leader is responsible for the overall deliverables of CWIS Trichy. The role requires effective co-ordination of the project’s components and management of their inter-linkages including risk management.

The Team Leader’s responsibilities and deliverables will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Planning and implementing the project and proactively monitoring its progress, including addressing risks and resolving emerging issues that can impact project delivery;
  • Managing the project’s budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the project progresses; risk mitigation and management;
  • Supporting the recruitment and/or deployment of personnel to project teams, and providing for their capacity building and training;
  • Managing the contribution of Project partners, External Consultants and Advisors to the project;
  • Ensuring compliance to effective quality assurance mechanisms for all outputs and deliverables, and maintaining the overall integrity of the project deliverables;
  • Reviewing the performance of team personnel, Advisors and External Consultants;
  • Managing communications with key stakeholders including but not restricted to the BMGF, Trichy Corporation, GoTN, MAWS and constituents, other Government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and civil society formations, media, community groups, private sector, other groups, consortium partners, and the IIHS teams and networks;
  • Reporting on the progress of the project at regular intervals to the Program Director, TCC working group, Advisory Committee, and other Committees formed from time to time;
  • Coordinating with the Trichy City Corporation, and constituent agencies thereof;
  • Carrying out all tasks and activities that are necessary for the successful delivery of outputs;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the Trichy CWS process, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Team Leader – City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) will report to the Senior Lead – Practice at IIHS (Project Director- CWIS) and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
The incumbent is required to have  training in Sanitation, Urban Planning, Project Management, Development Studies or related disciplines with 10-15 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of developing and facilitating project management especially in the social/development sector and should have experience in working with Government agencies.

 

She or he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams; have good people management skills, and significant competency in project management, IT and social media skills.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement. The offer is only open to citizens of India, and 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 (mainly) and 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.

 

Email: hr [at] iihs dot co dot in (Subject: Team Leader – Trichy City Wide Inclusive Sanitation – CWIS (TNUSSP))

 

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