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 at IIHS.

 

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Current Openings

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Research and Policy Consultant –  Director’ Office)

 

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Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description
As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation in our Chennai/Thiruchirapalli Office(s). The position will involve providing legal support to the IIHS operations in Chennai and Thiruchirapalli, as well as contributing to research and academic work as relevant.

 

IIHS is recruiting one candidate for the position of Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation.

 

Activities and Tasks

  • The Senior Associate’s responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following: Legal Support:Assisting with law, contract drafting and contract management, documentation support, institutional process drafting, providing assistance with legal memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support as applicable;
  • Research:Assisting with research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS.

 

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

 

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Law and preferably with 4- 5 years of work experience.

 

Other qualifications required for this role include:

  • Good analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Word and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills in written English;
  • Good communication skills and fluency in Tamil (written and spoken);
  • 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 assist with litigation related matters;
  • Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;
  • Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities.

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location
This position is based in Chennai/Thiruchirapalli after an initial period of probationary training in Delhi, and may entail travel to other locations in India.

 

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

 

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Senior Associate – Legal & Regulation)

 

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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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Senior Consultant– Urban Risk and Resilience)

 

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Associate - Communications

About Communications at IIHS
The Communications team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution and coordinates with other channels of communique to ensure synchronized transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Being a unique Educational Institution with an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to learning, IIHS offers innumerable opportunities for individuals to unravel their own potential across cross-cutting platforms. Learning achievement will depend on the interest and learning curve of the individual, supported and encouraged by the decision of the management as and when appropriate opportunities arise.

 

Job Description
As an associate of the IIHS Communications team, the involvement will focus on social media management, analytics and media monitoring. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for News Letters, Community Engagement Programmes, Labs, and other events, and helping disseminate information on projects and programmes. The PR role will entail interaction with targeted media lines.

 

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

Social Media

  • Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube; and expanding other focused platforms such as Google Scholar, Ademia.edu and similar;
  • Helping structure Webinars and podcasts, and exploring similar channels of interaction to promote lectures, discussions, seminars and similar activities at IIHS;
  • Exploring social media monitoring tools and techniques for lead generation.

 

Media Monitoring

  • Daily tracking of multiple publications for urban-related news;
  • Maintaining an archive of news on an internal portal;
  • Overseeing and assisting in the development of an externally accessible Urban News portal, and the integration or migration of this portal into the Knowledge Gateway.

 

PR Activities

  • Liaison with media houses;
  • Follow up coverage.

 

Community Engagement

  • Supporting events at IIHS;
  • Being part of the overall support team.

 Activities will be monitored weekly against targets. Reports on activities will have to be generated at the end of a month.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification
For a culture fit at IIHS, the candidate should be willing to connect with people, cultivate and embrace new ideas, and grow with the organisation. Successful candidates should possess both the desire and capacity to learn and work in a team.

 

The ideal candidate should

  • Be able to curate relevant news and grasp appropriate information to use on Social Media platforms;
  • Be competent in researching, creating (or enabling creation) and repurposing for each specific digital network;
  • Be able to plan and co-create a content calendar for publishing in different channels;
  • Have the ability to suggest design requirements for various types of content;
  • Be comfortable working with data and drawing actionable insights; be proficient in MS Excel;
  • Have knowledge of different ways to network online;
  • Have experience in working with tools like Hootsuite, Buffers, Analytics Dashboard and listening platforms.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Command over the English language; additionally, knowledge of local language would be an advantage;
  • Ability to connect with people, liaise with colleagues and key spokespersons;
  • Willingness to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Firmness on timely execution of tasks;
  • Ability to write precise and event-specific content;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

 

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

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Associate – Communications)

 

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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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Law Associate – Land Project)

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Manager – Placements, Internships & Career Support

About Urban Fellows Programme (UFP)

India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both the opportunities of increased economic growth and employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation. IIHS has launched the Urban Fellows Programme to foster a new generation of urban practitioners and change makers, to become part of shaping this transition.

 

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is a fully funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary fellowship for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. The UFP 2017-18 is based out of the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus. The fellowship runs from August 2017 to the end of May 2018.

 

Job Description

This position will be responsible for delivering multi-sector placements, internships, and effective career development support for IIHS graduates, starting with the Urban Fellows Programme.

 

The incumbent will be responsible for developing the placement and career support system, including creating a database of suitable organisations and institutions where IIHS graduates can potentially find full time employment and internships, reaching out and establishing relationships, conducting interactive events; as well as providing support to graduates by advising in selecting career paths, preparing CVs, and supporting with interviews; etc. This will involve in-depth interaction with IIHS faculty, learners, advisors, and institutional networks to identify and engage with potential employers such as think-tanks, development sector organisations, NGOs, public sector, private sector, academic institutions, Government organisations, consulting firms and other organisations. Market research and intelligence initiatives to identify and track fresh placement opportunities will also be part of the job.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Create and maintain an updated database of suitable think tanks, development sector organisations, NGOs, public sector, private sector, academic institutions, Government organisations, consulting firms and other organisations where IIHS graduates can potentially find full time employment and internships;
  • Undertake research in order to be aware of existing and potential employment opportunities and internships nationally and internationally with above mentioned organisations;
  • Strengthen links with existing IIHS partner organisations and establish new links with above mentioned organisations for potential employment and internships;
  • Create and maintain information on career development support, internships and placement activities being undertaken by institutions similar to IIHS around the country;
  • Coordinate with experts and potential employers, inviting them for guest lectures and presentations and arranging various interdisciplinary workshops through the year in consultation with the Academics & Research team;
  • Track and work with Department of Personnel and Training Government of India also, in order to help enable placement in public sector, directly or through lateral recruitment;
  • Participate in outward facing events where wider networks with institutions are being built, including the Outreach activities for the Urban Fellows Programme, and use these to consolidate IIHS’s institutional databases for internship and placements activities;
  • Create content for placements and internships viz., placement brochures, CVs, employer profiles and other materials that might be relevant from time to time;
  • Assess prospective employer requirements, problems, and enquiries, and resolve them in a timely and effective manner; make arrangements for hosting selection events and interviews on & off campus as required;
  • Manage and analyse data in relation to placement activity and create reports for both internal and external view; contribute to the development of external accreditation reports and participate in external accreditation reviews;
  • Work as the Careers’ Adviser for learner groups, providing guidance in the preparation of application and other materials including CVs, letters, application forms, interview skills and aptitude tests; and counselling graduates on career development and placement choices;
  • Create an Alumni database and establish communication channels, ensuring regular communication to promote additional courses and create networking opportunities.

 

Structure and Reporting
This position will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research leading the UFP at IIHS, and will involve collaborating effectively with a diverse group of internal teams as well as external faculty, IIHS partner organisations, and graduates.

 

Person Specification
Applicants should have a Master’s or higher degree either in function related fields (such as Business Management, Psychology, Human Resources, Higher Education) or in domain related fields (such as Urban Studies, Development Studies, Urban Planning, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science or other relevant Social Sciences). Prior work experience of 5-10 years in the area of placements, particularly with graduates in the Social Sciences, Humanities and/ or related to the urban sector, such as Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering etc., would be an advantage.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Assistant/Associate - Placements

About Urban Fellows Programme (UFP)

India’s urban transition is unprecedented in scale and complexity. Within it lie both the opportunities of increased economic growth and employment as well as the challenges of persistent inequality, extreme deprivation and environmental degradation. IIHS has launched the Urban Fellows Programme to foster a new generation of urban practitioners and change makers, to become part of shaping this transition.

 

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is a fully funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary fellowship for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. The UFP 2017-18 is based out of the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus. The fellowship runs from August 2017 to the end of May 2018.

 

Job Description

This position will be assisting in delivering multi-sector placements, internships, and effective career development support for IIHS graduates, starting with the Urban Fellows Programme.

 

The incumbent will help in the development of the placement and career support system and extend support in creating a database of suitable organisations and institutions where IIHS graduates can potentially find full time employment and internships.

 

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

  • Liaising with faculty and student mentors to assist in the identification of opportunities for the students’ internships and placements and building a database to consolidate existing and potential contacts for internships and placements;
  • Maintenance of information regarding relevant placement websites and databases and undertaking research into domain-relevant online and offline resources to curate potential opportunities for students’ internships and placements, and supplementing a placements database in line with the disciplinary mix and interests of the students;
  • Supporting relationship building activities, providing support to graduates by preparing a resource bank for preparing CVs, resources to aid the interviewing process, as well as helping in conducting interactive events, identifying potential career paths, etc.;
  • Helping with the timely dissemination of placement information and documentation to academic staff and students;
  • Assisting with the coordination and follow-up on students’ applications in response to different internship and placement opportunities, in accordance with contractual obligations;

  • Helping ensure fair, ethical and professional work practices in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Assistant/Associate – Placements will report to the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research leading the UFP at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Applicants should have a Master’s or higher degree either in function related fields (such as Business Management, Psychology, Human Resources, Higher Education) or in domain related fields (such as Urban Studies, Development Studies, Urban Planning, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science or other relevant Social Sciences);
  • 0 – 4 years of experience in student placements, either within University or similar complex organisation; prior experience in the area of placements, particularly with graduates in the Social Sciences, Humanities and/ or related to the urban sector, such as Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering etc., would be an advantage;
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate placement projects in a diverse and complex work environment under limited supervision;
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels and from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Strong computer literacy skills and information technology capabilities with a large range of software, including Microsoft Office suite, email and web management, with the capacity to quickly learn new systems;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of 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.

 

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

 

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

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Assistant/Associate – Placements)

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

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Manager / Senior Manager – Learning & Development

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

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

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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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.in (Subject: ConsultantUPP)

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Associate - Administration

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 organizational 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:

  • Ensuring general administrative support on a day-to-day basis;
  • Maintaining office records;
  • Providing all travel and logistic arrangements;
  • Preparing regular reports on expenses and office budgets;
  • Maintaining a company calendar and schedule of appointments;
  • Scheduling in-house and external events;
  • Planning meetings and taking detailed minutes;
  • Performing other related 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 administration and 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.

 

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Associate – Administration)

 

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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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Senior Specialist – Enterprise Development (TNUSSP))

 

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Training Coordinator – Capacity Building

About the Practice Programme at IIHS
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.

 

Job Description
The Capacity Building team of IIHS at Chennai runs multiple learning programmes across different locations for a range of stakeholders in Tamil Nadu. We are looking for a training coordinator who would support us in this function. As part of the Chennai Capacity Building team, the training coordinator will be responsible for managing the implementation of the capacity building component of the IIHS Chennai operations.

 

The training coordinator will have overall responsibility for implementation of capacity building programmes. Responsibilities include communication with participants and vendors, scheduling and managing the sessions/programmes, liasoning with faculty members and government officers, and monitoring and quality assurance of the programme.

 

This is a contracted position for an initial term of 6 months, extendable on mutual agreement based on the individual’s performance and project/programme needs.

 

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

  • Supporting all activities in the Capacity Building component, implementing systems and procedures;
  • Providing support in the planning, preparation and implementation of training programmes, including scheduling and:
    • Communication and liasoning with all stakeholders, including government, participants and vendors;
    • Day to day co-ordination and monitoring to ensure timely completion of training programmes;
    • Active monitoring and quality control of programmes, and preparation of regular progress reports;
  • Carrying out project management tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;
  • Teaching and/or assisting in teaching relevant courses in IIHS’ Academic and Executive Education Programmes;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, operations and Institution-building activities.

 

Structure and Reporting
The training coordinator will coordinate on his/her services and deliverables with the Senior Specialist – Capacity Building at IIHS.

 

Person Specification
The candidate is required to possess Graduate education and at least 2-3 years of relevant experience in training administration/delivery. Prior experience in conducting training or operations is mandatory.

 

She or he should have an excellent track record of delivery, good people management and facilitation skills, and significant competency in project management and IT skills. Strong oral and written communication skills, both face-to-face and over the phone, are necessary for this role. Proficiency in Tamil is essential.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in and understanding of formal and informal construction and urban sector, and working experience with Government agencies and personnel.

 

This offer is on a contractual basis. The initial contact will be for 6 months but is extendable on mutual agreement based on the individual’s performance and project/programme needs.

 

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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Training Coordinator – Capacity Building)

 

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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@iihs.co.in (Subject: Team Leader – Trichy City Wide Inclusive Sanitation – CWIS (TNUSSP))

 

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Assistant / Associate - Media Lab

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

 

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

 

Job Description
The Assistant/ Associate will be a regular staff member at IIHS, participating in the diverse aspects of Media Lab work, including production (shooting) and post-production (editing) work. The position will require not only working with other Media Lab team-members, but also across various teams in the institution.

 

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

  • Shooting various public events, films and documenting events as required using DSLR/Video Cameras;
  • Editing content using FCP/Premier Pro software tools;
  • Production of various film projects;
  • Working on the annual Urban Lens Film Festival, which is the flagship event of the Media Lab;
  • Research and Writing as relevant to IIHS requirements;
  • 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 Assistant/Associate – Media Lab will report to the Lead, Media Lab at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification
The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s in either Mass Communication/ Journalism or Film Production. Recent graduates who have relevant work experience (6-18 months) will be preferred. Working knowledge of using DSLR/Video Cameras and familiarity with using FCP/Premiere Pro tools for editing is expected.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Email: hr@iihs.co.in (Subject: Assistant/Associate – Media Lab)

 

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