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

 

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

 

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

 

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

IIHS Internship Programme

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

 

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The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: A Call for Fellows

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

 

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Current Openings

Manager – School of Systems and Infrastructure

About the School of Systems and Infrastructure

The School of Systems and Infrastructure (SoSI) at IIHS aims at urban transformation with the intention of improving equity and environment outcomes for Indian cities, and its citizens. The School is concerned with key systems that govern the urban such as land and planning, water and sanitation, energy, housing, transportation, IT, and ITES. Across these domains the School aims at addressing cross-cutting themes – including governance and services, inclusion and equity, safety, and financing – and at different geographic scales. SoSI will bring together an eclectic set of practitioners, researchers and educators who will work across practice, research, and learning, and seek to redefine practices and knowledges in these domains.

 

Job Description

The Manager – SoSI Office will be part of a small, core team which will assist in building out the School of Systems and Infrastructure over the coming years. The core responsibility of the Manager will be to assist in the development and implementation of the School’s strategy.

 

The Manager will support governance, strategic and operational planning, the management of resources (people, physical and financial), development and delivery of the academic courses, external engagement, relationship building with key partners and collaborators, and knowledge management and outreach. S/he will act as one of the primary links between SoSI and various programmes, labs, and other schools at IIHS. Along with individual faculty and other team members, the Manager will need to ensure coordination and timely delivery of outcomes.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

Strategy and Planning:

  • Supporting operational and strategic planning, governance, budgeting, resource management and personnel planning;
  • Coordinating various initiatives of the School, including overall programme management as well as budgeting;
  • Planning, overseeing and implementing school-wide systems and processes for activities as needed;
  • Generating business development strategies (including periodic updates on the market landscape), and identifying opportunities and initiatives in partnership with faculty / staff and in line with the strategic objectives of the School;
  • Designing, commissioning/conducting research on domains related to the school, as well as preparing briefing and information papers;

 

Relationship Management and Communications:

  • Assisting in the development and management of external relationships and collaboration opportunities with key domestic and international partners, and collaborators;
  • Ensuring effective communication across the School and with the wider institution, and positive working relations with other schools and programmes;
  • Representing the School on committees or other forums, where required, and advocating for the interests of the School as with those of the institution;
  • Collaboration with the communication and design team, developing and supporting in execution of communication strategy;

 

Operations:

  • Assisting in setting up and ensuring continuous improvement in the infrastructure, and administrative systems and procedures for the School’s activities;
  • Managing the interface among various programmes, labs, schools, administration, procurement, finance and legal;
  • Monitoring resources, processes and deliverables of projects delivered by the programmes within the School;
  • Supporting and coordinating the development and delivery of specialised degree / diploma programmes including preparatory activities, content delivery, internships and placements, stakeholder management, and reporting;
  • Managing and monitoring recruitment, staff progress, and learning and development for the School in consultation with the Associate Deans and the People Function;
  • Assisting in regular reporting to the Director and senior management on key milestones and highlighting critical concerns and risks;
  • Coordinating the preparation of the School’s Annual Report and contributing towards the preparation of the institution’s Annual Report;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of institution building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager will report to the Associate Dean – School of Systems and Infrastructure to deliver the specified tasks, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant should have:

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in Urban/ Planning/ Infrastructure/ Public Policy/ Public Administration/ Management/ Environmental/ Social Sciences or a related field;
  • A total of 8 to 10 years of experience with at least 5 years in the urban sector;
  • Prior experience in academic management and administration or a similar domain is preferred, or strong experience in programme management;
  • Experience of working in inter-disciplinary teams, preferably across practice and research;
  • Strong writing, analytical and numerical skills;
  • A high level of organisational capability, including the ability to establish and maintain effective systems, procedures and processes and manage competing demands and deadlines without compromising quality;
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and collaborate with inter-disciplinary and diverse teams; analyse and present information and produce well researched high-quality reports, submissions, and other documents; negotiate complex issues and manage change;
  • The ability to think strategically, contribute effectively to strategic planning processes and to operationalise strategy with the administrative operations of the school;
  • Effective working knowledge of at least one 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 travel to other locations within and outside India, as needed.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist - Capacity Development, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) was launched in November 2015, as the Techncial Support Unit (TSU) for the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) to make improvements in fecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) along the full cycle of sanitation (FCS) across Tamil Nadu. A consortium of organisations, the programme is led by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to make clean water and sanitation accessible.

 

For more information on TNUSSP, please see https://tnussp.co.in/

 

Job Description

The TNUSSP team at the IIHS is looking to expand its team for scaling up capacity development efforts with various stakeholders in the sanitation sector beyond the state of Tamil Nadu. The capacity development specialist will be primarily responsible for content creation for these capacity development programmes.

 

This is a contractual engagement for a duration of 6 months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over time.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Primary responsibilities:

  • Carrying out detailed assessment and review of the existing knowledge and learning resources with TNUSSP;
  • Designing capacity development initiatives and turning project resources into teaching learning materials;

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Supporting the team in a scoping study to inform the creation of a larger capacity development portfolio from the TNUSSP; this would entail conducting an in-depth study of the current landscape of capacity development in urban sanitation in India and abroad, potential learners and their requirements, potential partnering organisations, and so on;
  • Supporting the TNUSSP team to develop a short, medium and long-term capacity development strategy and plan;
  • Supporting the delivery of capacity development initiatives;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The capacity development specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with relevant members of the TNUSSP team at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate shall have the following:

  • An advanced university degree in environmental science/ environmental management/ civil engineering/ public policy/ urban planning/ public health or related fields with 3-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Previous experience in designing training and capacity development initiatives for a range of learners;
  • Prior experience in and working knowledge of the sanitation sector, particularly fecal sludge and septage management;
  • Ability to undertake research, writing and content creation independently or with minimal supervision;
  • Agility to work across different workstreams and programmes;
  • Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written; working knowledge of regional languages, particularly Tamil, would be an added advantage.

This is a contractual engagement for an initial term of six months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over 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.

 

We are looking for an immediate hire. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and may entail travel to other IIHS offices, and locations of capacity development initiatives.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Communications & Research Assistant – Director’s Office

About the Director’s Office at IIHS

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.

 

Job Description

This position will be located in the Director’s Office (DO) and will be closely involved in the activities of the DO. S/he is also expected to work closely with the Communications team and play a liaising role between the DO, Communications & Design, Media Lab, Word Lab, and other impact tracking teams at IIHS. The selected candidate will be mainly responsible for communication and outreach activities of the DO, responding to research, practice and policy questions, translation and research communication requirements, and other institutional activities as required.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Liaising between the DO and Communications team to work on communication items from the DO; highlighting important activities of the Director and the institution on the institution’s communication platforms like newsletters, social media, Wikipedia; news, media, and research tracking, and allied activities;
  • Assisting in putting together slide decks, shooting scripts and other presentation material for the Director as per requirements;
  • Conducting research and aggregation of information to generate content for presentations, reports and other products that are planned and executed from the Director’s Office;
  • Assisting in external institutional communication and network support activities;
  • Helping track institutional processes and programs by means of creating and managing trackers, especially for functions related to digital media, communications, publications, impact and rankings;
  • Providing support to other institutional and institution building initiatives as required, such as setting and managing processes, institutional database creation, updating existing databases, creating institutional slide decks and so on;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The communications and research assistant will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant at the Director’s Office at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in design, communication, development or any other urban-related field with 1–2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to translate complex ideas to simple and easily understandable written material and scripts;
  • Good graphic and visual design skills and knowledge of design software to execute design ideas to presentations and other communication and social media friendly outputs;
  • Good analytical skills, to analyse and represent data from multiple sources, including maps and infographics;
  • Ability to work independently, while being able to translate instructions to finished outputs;
  • Interest in conducting research, translating and communicating research;
  • Attention to process, ability to set and manage processes across multiple teams.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Communications Specialist – Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The 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 Communications Specialist – Urban Practitioners’ Programme will be a part of the core UPP team, responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of project and programme level communications and public engagement in all UPP Projects. The incumbent will have responsibility for the direction and implementation of the outreach and public engagement strategy of UPP Projects, with a focus on capacity building.

 

S/he will work closely with UPP staff on programme/ project communications, providing guidance for their implementation and for external communications more broadly. The role will also require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications & Design team to ensure that project and programme communications are harmonised with the core communication strategy and design at the institutional level.

 

This will be a contractual position initially for the duration of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

 Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the Manager – Outreach in the strategy, planning, development and implementation of the communications and outreach work of UPP, in the domain of capacity building;
  • Helping develop, produce and disseminate content to engage and educate audiences across various channels via. newsletters, blogs, graphics, website content, and social media posts, with particular emphasis on knowledge product collaterals, based on institutional priorities;
  • Helping drive online and onsite events and campaign rollouts, internal and external;
  • Assisting in business development efforts, including pitch notes and presentations, as and when relevant;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others, including contributions to keep the IIHS website up to date;
  • 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 Communications Specialist – UPP will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Manager – Outreach, UPP and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate shall have the following:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, urban development, social sciences or related fields;
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing communications, journalism or related areas; experience in development sector communications is mandatory;
  • Experience of working with multilateral or bilateral agencies, donor-funded projects, INGOs, think tanks, foundations, or consulting firms, SPVs, parastatals, or even Missions on their outreach programmes would be an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in communications research and strategy, media relations, developing content for various audiences, digital engagement best practices, network management, and event planning and management are highly desirable;
  • Excellent research, interviewing, writing, editing, and data-management skills; graphic design skills will be an added advantage;
  • Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written; knowledge of regional languages like Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, etc. would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to develop and implement a creative approach to communications and outreach, ensuring incorporation of gender perspectives in all areas of work.

 

This is a contractual engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over 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.

 

We are looking for an immediate hire. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – Outreach, Digital Blended Learning (DBL)

Job Description

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

 

The Manager – Outreach will be responsible for engaging in marketing outreach activities to meet the enrolment targets for various digital blended learning programmes offered by IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Devising and implementing marketing and outreach campaigns for specific DBL programmes and for the overall DBL portfolio;
  • Connecting with academic institutions, government departments, training providers, NGOs and other organisations (both in India and globally), and the relevant stakeholders (management, faculty and trainers, students and learners) within those as a part of maintaining existing relationships and developing and sustaining new relationships;
  • Creating and deploying marketing and outreach material and interventions needed for marketing the digital blended learning programmes offered by IIHS, , including surveys, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and the like;
  • Maintaining databases and trackers of all forms of clients (B-to-B, B-to-C, B-to-B-to-C) and being in a position to generate overall reports as well as details of specific cases, at short notice;
  • Monitoring, measuring, reporting and driving up engagement levels of learners on DBL courses through targeted strategies and communications;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, training, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – Outreach, Digital Blended Learning will report to the Head – Digital Blended Learning at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals / organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s with a certification in digital / social media marketing with at least 8-10 years of experience in the field of Marketing and Outreach, preferably in digital learning.

The key skills / attributes required are:

 

  • Good interpersonal and marketing skills, including cold calling in a B-to-B setting;
  • Good written & oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Creativity in designing marketing collaterals and promotional materials;
  • Ability to use various data sources for generating leads;
  • A high level of comfort and experience in digital marketing and social-media outreach;
  • Event management and execution skills;
  • Ability to work in matrix structures;
  • Experience of working on time-bound and budget-driven projects;
  • Willingness and ability to work 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 within and outside India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Instructional Designer – Digital Blended Learning

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Conducting primary analysis of learners/teacher needs and mapping them to appropriate pedagogical and instructional strategies based on the target audience profile and intended learning outcome;
  • Working closely with faculty/SMEs both internally and externally, to identify learner requirements, define course goals and learning objectives, and draw up course outlines;
  • Reading up and chunking relevant content (researching and sourcing content if necessary), writing effective instructional text for audio-only, audio-visual and reading-text formats; reviewing content scripts of other content developers;
  • Visualising course flow, user interface, instructional graphics, ahead of the finished product; conceptualising engaging learning content and activities in various forms (videos, text, animation, interaction and assessment activities) that enhance knowledge retention and application, using proven instructional design theories, methodologies, approaches, and formats;
  • Creating crisp storyboards; conducting storyboard walkthroughs; guiding graphic developers and product developers while implementing storyboards;
  • Working closely with all relevant stakeholders through the online learning course development process to ensure that time, money, and quality levels are met;
  • Actively researching and tracking trends in the digital blended learning domain in terms of players, technologies, tools and products;
  • Supporting marketing outreach activities for online learning;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Instructional Designer will be a Senior Associate on the Digital Blended Learning team at IIHS, and will report to the Lead – Digital Blended Learning or any other person designated by the Lead. The role will require effective collaboration with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have at least 7 years of experience as an Instructional Designer or an author or a content writer in a learning or IT company, of which at least 4 years should be in designing online learning programs. A degree or (certified) training in instructional design, educational technology, or similar would be an added advantage.

 

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

  • Understanding of and interest in some of the key areas that IIHS is involved in;
  • High degree of English language proficiency (writing, reading and speaking) is mandatory; additional proficiency in other Indian languages would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models;
  • Requirement analysis, macro and micro design of courses and modules;
  • Ability to create course outlines, lessons and curriculum plans; design standards documents; assessments and learner engagement strategies; instructional and collaborative learning activities;
  • Ability to create crisp storyboards and write effective instructional text, video scripts, and audio scripts;
  • Familiarity with eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline 360, Vyond, Lectora, Elucidate, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia; understanding of their capabilities and limitations;
  • Understanding of capabilities of commonly used online learning platforms like Moodle, Coursera and edX;
  • Ability to create promotional material for digital and social media to help in outreach activities for courses;
  • Ability to work individually, as a leader of a team, as part of a team, and with outsourced entities;
  • Rigorous attention to detail;
  • Experience of working on time-bound and budget-driven projects;
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours from time to time;
  • Experience in working with the research community would be an added advantage.

 

 

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

 

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

 

Location

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

 

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

 

Apply Now

 

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL)

About the Urban Informatics Lab

The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) at IIHS carries out research and analysis on India’s urbanization using primary and secondary data. The Lab specialises in developing new methods to study and understand urban patterns, particularly in the context of data-scarce environments. It innovates in data creation, collection and organisation, as well as in bringing in diverse methods for urban problem-solving.

 

Further, it applies its learnings through research, policy, and practice projects across multiple thematic areas such as employment, economic development, social protection, food systems, land markets, housing, environmental sustainability, health, and inequality. The Lab also offers capacity building, teaching and training on urban data analysis for a range of learners across levels.

 

For more information, please follow this link.

 

Job Description

The UIL is seeking candidates who are interested in building a portfolio of individual and collective work on solving urban problems using data analysis. The Consultant – UIL will join a team with diverse disciplinary backgrounds in areas such as data and statistical analysis, economics, urban planning, software engineering, and public policy, and will work with the team on multiple research and practice projects, as well as on teaching, training and capacity building. This is a full-time position located in the Urban Informatics Lab.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Anchoring and managing research and practice projects, including designing the choice of methods, the data collection and the analysis plan, as well as working towards research or practice outputs such as reports or papers;
  • Proposing and executing quantitative solutions to various problems across IIHS research and practice projects, applying quantitative methodologies as well as developing new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of urban India;
  • Assisting with writing proposals for new projects and helping expand the UIL project portfolio;
  • Consolidating the existing work of the Lab and supporting outward-facing communication of the Lab’s work;
  • Teaching particular aspects of quantitative research methods or data visualisation for IIHS’ teaching and training programs;
  • Working on converting insights from UIL projects into written outputs for a variety of audiences, such as journal articles, commentary pieces, reports, policy papers and briefs, shorter articles for popular media, etc.;
  • Providing support in project management and other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) will report to the Senior Consultant/ Lead – UIL at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organiSations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person who is keen on working with us to build their own work, as well as to build out a team of analysts who will over time have a solid body of work on urban data analysis.

 

The ideal candidate would have a demonstrable track record of using data analysis or quantitative modelling methods for urban problems in any of the following domains: economic development, inequality, housing, land, transportation, environmental sustainability, urban planning, infrastructure, services, and so on.

 

S/he should have experience with one or more of the following methods: regression analysis, spatial statistics/econometrics, machine learning, complex systems and networks, agent-based models and other simulation techniques. The candidate should be comfortable with innovating to solve urban problems in a data scarce environment. S/he should also be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and should be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

 

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s or PhD in a relevant field including urban planning, data science, public policy, economics, mathematics, statistics, development studies with a core focus on Data Analysis;
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in any domain of urban data analysis (or 2-4 years of professional experience with a PhD);
  • A demonstrated track record in any urban domain using quantitative methods; or experience leading surveys in the Indian urban context;
  • Familiarity with Indian public datasets: Census, NSS / PLFS, IHDS, NFHS, CMIE;
  • Proficiency in Excel/ STATA/ R/ SPSS;
  • Experience in designing quantitative sample surveys and doing statistical analysis on survey data would be an advantage;
  • GIS and coding skills would be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with design software would be an advantage;
  • Should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Teaching experience would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Associate/ Senior Associate – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL)

About the Urban Informatics Lab

The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) at IIHS carries out research and analysis on India’s urbanisation using primary and secondary data. The Lab specialises in developing new methods to study and understand urban patterns, particularly in the context of data-scarce environments. It innovates in data creation, collection and organisation, as well as in bringing in diverse methods for urban problem-solving.

 

Further, it applies its learnings through research, policy, and practice projects across multiple thematic areas such as employment, economic development, social protection, food systems, land markets, housing, environmental sustainability, health, and inequality. The Lab also offers capacity building, teaching and training on urban data analysis for a range of learners across levels.

 

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Job Description

The Associate/ Senior Associate position is a full time position located in the Urban Informatics Lab. The Associate/ Senior Associate is expected to be involved with various projects of the UIL, including leading and managing particular processes within the Lab. The ideal candidate would be comfortable with applying statistical analysis techniques for solving urban problems. The candidate should be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

 

The position will involve contribution on three fronts:

  • Providing analytical support for ongoing IIHS research and practice projects,
  • Teaching quantitative research methods, and
  • Management of Lab processes as well as designing outward-facing communication and data advocacy.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Proposing and executing quantitative solutions to various problems across IIHS research and practice projects;
  • Application of known quantitative methodologies as well as development of new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of urban India;
  • Providing assistance with collection of primary data, as well as preparation of secondary data for analysis – collation, cleaning and validation;
  • Preparation of outward-facing materials and presentations on key urban demographic and economic trends;
  • Translation of insights from quantitative analysis for academic writing, practice reports, and popular media, including thinking through data design and communication;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs;
  • Providing assistance on teaching particular aspects of quantitative research methods or data visualisation for IIHS’ teaching and training programs;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

  • Post-Graduate degree in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics / Development Studies / Urban Planning / Public Policy with strong skills in Data Analysis and 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Prior experience working with one or more of the datasets: Census, NSS / PLFS, NFHS, IHDS, CMIE;
  • Prior experience undertaking or managing large primary surveys;
  • Proficient in Excel/ STATA/ R/ SPSS;
  • GIS and coding skills would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with design software would be an added advantage;
  • Should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • The ideal candidate would be interested in urban centric research;
  • Interest and experience in teaching would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Assistant – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL)

About the Urban Informatics Lab

The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) at IIHS carries out research and analysis on India’s urbanization using primary and secondary data. The Lab specialises in developing new methods to study and understand urban patterns, particularly in the context of data-scarce environments. It innovates in data creation, collection and organisation, as well as in bringing in diverse methods for urban problem-solving.

 

Further, it applies its learnings through research, policy, and practice projects across multiple thematic areas such as employment, economic development, social protection, food systems, land markets, housing, environmental sustainability, health, and inequality. The Lab also offers capacity building, teaching and training on urban data analysis for a range of learners across levels.

 

For more information, please follow this link.

 

Job Description

The position of Assistant – Urban Informatics Lab is a full-time position located in the Urban Informatics Lab. The selected candidate will be expected to be involved with various projects of the UIL. The ideal candidate would be comfortable using data in different forms for solving urban problems. The candidate should be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment. The position will involve collecting and organising various kinds of data in the context of multiple projects, analysing and visualising quantitative data, as well as supporting the creation of outward-facing communication and publications.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the team with collecting, organising, collating, cleaning, and visualising data needed by various IIHS research and practice projects;
  • Preparing reports and dashboards for internal and external audiences, to share insights obtained from data;
  • Application of known quantitative methodologies as well as development of new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of urban India;
  • Contributing to the writing of academic papers, practice reports and popular media articles describing the quantitative work done in the UIL;
  • Providing assistance on teaching particular aspects of quantitative research methods or data visualization for IIHS’ teaching and training programs;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Assistant – Urban Informatics Lab will report to the Consultant/Lead – Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • Graduate / Post-Graduate degree in Engineering / Mathematics / Statistics / Data Analytics or other quantitative disciplines with strong skills in data analysis and 0-2 years’ work experience;
  • Experience in doing data analysis / modelling in Excel/ STATA/ R/ SPSS/SAS;
  • Good level of familiarity with a programming language like R or Python;
  • Should be comfortable creating scripts for data scraping / extraction, preparation and cleaning;
  • Experience with matplotlib, ggplot or similar visualisation libraries is expected;
  • Prior experience working with one or more of these datasets is desirable: Census, NSS / PLFS, NFHS, IHDS, CMIE;
  • GIS and remote sensing skills would be an added advantage;
  • Should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • The ideal candidate would be interested in urban centric research;
  • Interest and experience in teaching would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Associate / Senior Associate - Spatial Data Infrastructure, Geospatial Lab (GSL)

About the Geospatial Lab (GSL)

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 modelling 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

IIHS is looking to hire an Associate / Senior Associate who will contribute to the development of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at the IIHS Geospatial Lab. The selected candidate will initially be involved in the development of SDI for ongoing projects such as School and Teacher Education Atlas of India, and the India Flood Monitoring and Impact Assessment Portal (IFMIAP).  S/he will be expected to lead and contribute to developing a  portfolio of digital and web based interactive spatial applications providing spatial data visualisation and analytical capabilities for a range of research and practice projects at IIHS.

 

This will be a full-time position based in Bengaluru.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building GSL Spatial Data Infrastructure including open source WebGIS (spatial data dissemination and visualisation) portal and dashboards;
  • Developing pipelines to streamline and visualise outputs from the project by using open-source tools and services;
  • Supporting strategic thinking and processes related to advancement of SDI at IIHS;
  • Supporting project management and the day-to-day operations of the lab;
  • Contributing to ongoing research, practice and capacity building projects;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants for this role should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing or related disciplines, or a degree in Computer Science, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Expertise in building WebGIS based applications using open source libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, GeoServer or others;
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (preferably Python) and related spatial libraries;
  • Experience in using one or more open source geospatial applications (e.g. QGIS);
  • Experience in spatial database querying using PostgreSQL, MySQL or others;
  • Familiarity with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards for web services;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in highly interdisciplinary teams;
  • Openness to working flexible hours from time to time as needed.

 

Experience in the following would be an added advantage:

  • Open Data Cube (ODC) library;
  • Cloud-based technologies such as AWS, Azure, GCP;
  • Understanding and exposure to Big Data analytics.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Tagging Associate – Media Lab

About the Media Lab

The IIHS Media Lab is a platform that engages with questions around the urban via multiple media practices. The Media Lab’s vision is to build a culture of research, teaching and pedagogy using the audio-visual medium inside and outside the classroom. In a rapidly changing complex world, the Media Lab has created a space where the use of images and sound can be a way of understanding the urban milieu and creating new forms of knowledge production. This is in keeping with the mission of the proposed IIHS IOE of being an interdisciplinary institution where different disciplinary methods are used to address urban challenges.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a tagging associate (initially on a 11-month contractual engagement) to anchor activities related to Media Asset Management (MAM) within the Media Lab. The associate will help execute and improve the key service delivery processes of data management (DM) throughout the Media Lab and ensure that data assets are tagged according to protocols set by the institution. The role will involve evaluating, tagging, administering and maintaining data assets of the media lab and other IIHS partners.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

As a tagging associate, you will be responsible for the Media Lab’s knowledge management infrastructure, operations of MAM software, understanding of taxonomy, tagging framework, rules and guidelines, adhering to compliance requirements, and dealing with various user groups and the solution provider.

 

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

  • Tagging media assets and documents in various formats, indexing, searching, data protection, IP protection, process compliance, and similar functions as needed for an educational institution;
  • Contributing to the delivery of all aspects of the Media Lab’s MAM infrastructure and services, including archiving, tagging, searching and maintaining digital assets, both legacy and latest ones, as per the MAM operational guidelines;
  • Minimising risk by adhering to the Knowledge Management (KM) policies and controls for data management, data security and data protection, data storage and retrieval, accessibility to users, and helping conduct periodic audits;
  • Working with different functional stakeholders and ensuring they use the MAM software as per the framework and guidelines defined and agreed;
  • Reporting, analysing, and resolving system, stakeholder, and operational issues that impact service quality; ensuring that stakeholders’ questions and problems are resolved effectively and quickly;
  • Helping improve the support experience quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes, establishing and communicating service metrics, monitoring and analysing results, and implementing changes;
  • Helping use and create knowledgebase articles based on new product information, support incidents, and/ or common or critical issues;
  • Implementing process optimisation, improvements and modernisation initiatives where appropriate;
  • Helping identify process inefficiencies and compliance issues, and implementing strategic solutions;
  • Participating actively within the Media Lab and KM teams, providing feedback on current day to day activities, and recommendations for improvement;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, training, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The tagging associate will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Lead – Media Lab and will be working closely with the Information Technology (IT) and Knowledge Management (KM) leadership.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Information Systems or Library Science, with 1 to 3 years of work experience, including a minimum of 1 year in tagging or related knowledge management activities ;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with the operations, administration and support of the Media Asset Management, Digital Asset Management and similar solutions; well-versed in current tagging trends and taxonomy;
  • Excellent in process compliance and details orientation;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including with the senior management;
  • Ability to influence relevant stakeholders for the consistent usage of MAM software;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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UX and Graphics Designer - Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab

About the Sustainable Energy Lab

The Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) at IIHS focusses on integration of design approaches, technologies and operation techniques towards net-zero-energy performance of buildings and communities.  We investigate and implement integrated low energy approaches and we combine passive design approaches with IoT-based monitoring of performance and control of systems.

 

We also co-conduct the Solar Decathlon India, a competition among graduate and undergraduate students to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the buildings sector. We provide the teams with online learning modules, expert webinars, performance simulation software, and mentoring.  They develop net-zero-energy-water and climate resilient solutions for real projects.

 

About the Internet of Things Lab

Internet of Things (IoT) systems are being implemented across the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus (BCC) buildings and the Kengeri campus, along with communication protocols for a real-time sustainability website/dashboard and an IoT Lab to calibrate and test different systems. This is the basis for an AI-based Campus Operating System for an intelligent environment.

 

Job Description

This will be a joint position between the IoT Lab and the Sustainable Energy Lab at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS).  The deisigner will help develop the most sophisticated sustainability dashboard of any university in the world, that will talk to a variety of audiences, and do data management for the campus AI control systems. S/he will also help develop graphics, videos and animations for Solar Decathlon India (SDI), the largest Net Zero Building challenge in the world.

 

Applicants should have strong skills in information design, UX coding, web design, animation and videos and a science-based sensibility to tackle technical issues. A passion for sustainability and climate action would be an added avantage. Previous work experience matters, but skills, abilities and sensibilities matter more.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Helping lead the development of dashboards and graphics;
  • Researching contemporary methods of dashboards to influence behavior, and informing various stakeholders;
  • Coordinating with other teams at IIHS to understand their use-cases for the data collection;
  • Coordinating the metering and sensor installation, verifying and managing data for the dashboards and AI controls, and making observations to aid future installations;
  • Assisting with developing controls and algorithms for the AI controls;
  • Writing case studies and papers, and making presentations;
  • Developing graphics and designing for events, brochures, reports, and other collaterals;
  • Editing videos and making animations;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure

The position will be designated Assistant/ Associate – Sustainable Energy Lab and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • 1-5 years of work experience;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Design, Architecture, Engineering or Science with appropriate combination of coursework and work experience;
  • A strong foundation in science, design and understanding data;
  • A strong command of graphics and design;
  • A basic knowledge of python, R or other programming language;
  • Good documentation skills for graphics and writing;
  • Good communication skills to work with diverse teams within and outside IIHS.

 

Software skills:

  • MS Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint;
  • Design Builder/ Energy Plus/ Open Studio/ eQuest/ Grasshopper;
  • Grafana or similar dashboard design software;
  • Photoshop, Premier Pro;
  • SketchUp / Rhino 3D / 3DS MAX / Blender (desirable).

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate/ Manager - Solar Decathlon India (SDI)

About the Sustainable Energy Lab

The Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) at IIHS focusses on integration of design approaches, technologies and operation techniques towards net-zero-energy performance of buildings and communities.  We investigate and implement integrated low energy approaches and we combine passive design approaches with IoT-based monitoring of performance and control of systems.

 

About Solar Decathlon India

IIHS through the SEL, co-conducts Solar Decathlon India (SDI), a competition among graduate and undergraduate students to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the buildings sector. Using a national competition platform we reach out to 500,000 engineering + architecture students across India to design net-zero-energy, net-zero-water, net-zero-waste and climate resilient buildings. The student teams develop affordable and industry-ready solutions for real projects with the help of online education and mentoring provided during this year-long challenge. Their solutions help to move the industry forward. The Core Team managing SDI provides online learning modules, coordinates with mentors and jurors, conducts faculty development programs, sets up industry partnerships, manages competition events, and creates awareness through media, social media and in-person outreach.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a communications associate/ manager to anchor all communication-related activities and initiatives of the Solar Decathlon India (SDI) project.

 

As a part of the IIHS Communications team focusing on SDI, your involvement will include planning and strategising of communications, writing content, directing design and creatives, coordinating with the PR agency, managing social media and monitoring of the communications outcomes. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for Newsletters, events at IIHS, and interaction with participants of SDI – as and when required.

 

Command over the English language is a basic requirement, and the creation, modification, proof reading and editing of content would be a regular task. Other support activities will include communicating with external organisations. You will also be required to represent the institution for different forms of outreach.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Coordinating communication activities within the SDI organisers (IIHS, AEEE, IUSSTF):
    • Leading the overall communications strategy and planning for SDI, for different audiences and stakeholders;
    • Planning the media and social media calendar, implementing the calendar, strategising the expansion;
    • Communicating with student teams and faculty participating in SDI through e-mails, phone calls and any other medium of conversation on a regular basis;
    • Liaising with different teams to obtain content in a timely manner as per the campaign requirements;
    • Interviewing stakeholders, gathering feedback and directing videos;
    • Building relationships with online influencers;
    • Collaborating with IIHS and AEEE graphic designers and video content creators;
    • Managing paid online promotions on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn;
    • Incorporating learnings from routine analytics data and communications metrics and refining the communications strategy;
    • Coordinating with the PR agency to strategise, plan, develop pitches, draft articles and press releases;
    • Mentoring SDI students and faculty to communicate, reach local print media and publicise their work as needed;
  • Writing and creating content related to Solar Decathlon India:
    • Reading and understanding scientific content and communicating appropriately to different audiences;
    • Writing reports and articles, and providing editorial support;
    • Supporting website development and website updates;
    • Supporting the writing of fundraising proposals and ensuring communication related commitments to the funders are delivered;
    • Suggesting or implementing design and graphics for content;
    • Mentoring the SDI team for writing and communication through reviews, editing, and other support;
    • Developing content for social media and managing the handles;
  • Traveling to other locations to support events as required;
  • Assisting with event management and coordination as needed;
  • Providing support to the SDI competition management as needed;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The communications associate will report to the Senior Advisor leading the SDI project at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Graduate degree with a major in Communication or English, Social Sciences or Management, or an equivalent Post Graduate degree, with at least 4 years of relevant work experience, or writing/ publications that show an understanding of and concern for Climate Change;
  • Excellent command over English; proficiency at writing for digital media; and the ability to write with precision and attention to detail;
  • Experience working with digital platforms for content management, social media management, analytics and serving online ads; this would include but not be limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • Ability to learn and adapt in an ever-evolving world of digital media;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Understanding of the basic principles of design and the ability to suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with graphic designers to create communication products;
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Canva (Photoshop, Illustrator, and skills in photography, video making and editing will be considered as an added advantage);
  • Ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with digital media objectives;
  • Ability to manage timelines; own the budget and outcomes of different campaigns; adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting; work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Understanding of the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Basic knowledge of website back-end.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – Resource Development (Fund-raising)

Job Description

Resource mobilisation and fund-raising is a strategically important function at IIHS and is recognised as a critical enabler of institutional growth and sustainability.

 

The position of Manager – Resource Development will be involved in fund-raising initiatives, donor communication and relationship building, creation of fund-raising collateral, and other activities as needed to deliver funds against internal targets.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting in the implementation of IIHS’ fund-raising strategy;
  • Building and nurturing IIHS’ relationships with diverse donor segments including Foundations, Corporates, CSR Trusts, Philanthropists and Philanthropic Foundations, both domestic and international;
  • Supporting in the development of persuasive and innovative proposals, case studies, and other collateral as relevant to specific donor segments;
  • Helping deliver both operational and capital resource mobilisation against institutional targets;
  • Working closely with other teams at IIHS to support their business development and grant raising initiatives;
  • Managing routine MIS reporting on fund-raising status, activities, achievements, and plans;
  • Creating and sending out regular updates and other institutional communication as appropriate to all Donors;
  • Building and maintaining current knowledge of the Fund-Raising marketplace through analysis and research on a continuous basis.

  

Person Specification

  • At least 8 years of experience in fund-raising (or equivalent);
  • Some market knowledge and understanding of the fund-raising space;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; an ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of individuals and personalities across levels, sectors and disciplines;
  • A Master’s degree in Management or any other related field;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant software tools; proficiency in the use of digital and social media to achieve functional objectives.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Manager – Communications

About the Communications & Design Team

The Communications & Design Function cuts across and works closely with all programmes within IIHS, handling the content, branding and visual design of all communication products, and is responsible for helping maintain institutional reputation.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a seasoned and versatile communications professional with experience in the development sector to create, manage and help implement plans and programmes to reach out to multiple stakeholders and wider networks, with a focus on enhancing institutional reputation.

 

The communications mandate will involve in-depth learning and understanding of the programmes, functions and labs at IIHS. The candidate will work across existing content, digital and communication products, with the ability to innovate and imagine other relevant formats.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Driving the development and implementation of long-term and project-based communications strategies;
  • Helping develop and produce content to engage and educate audiences across various channels, and helping develop newsletters, blogs, graphics, websites, social media, etc.;
  • Contributing to the development of social media activities and campaigns across multiple channels;
  • Ensuring that the IIHS website is regularly updated to keep it current;
  • Collaborating with multiple teams across IIHS for seamless flow and exchange of information necessary to develop collateral;
  • Driving events and campaign rollouts, both internal and external; overseeing the execution of online events, including outreach and marketing plans;
  • Planning and implementing media relations mandates as and when they become relevant;
  • Managing and mentoring younger team members;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Manager – Communications will report to the Head of Communications & Design to deliver high impact ideas, plans and campaigns and work closely with other teams across IIHS to collaboratively think through and implement communications strategies, media relations, social and digital media and content services.

 

Person Specification

The Senior Manager shall have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related fields;
  • 12-15 years of relevant communications experience including experience with digital communications; development sector experience (or some knowledge of/ interest in the sector) would be an added advantage;
  • Proven experience with communications research and strategy; media relations; developing content for various audiences; digital engagement best practices;
  • Research orientation in collecting information and data for content and communications strategies;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms to help with campaign and outreach planning; an understanding of how to read data to develop key learnings and takeaways would be an added advantage;
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.

 

The Senior Manager will be required to:

  • Be a team player with a positive can-do attitude and the ability to work independently to produce high quality work products;
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks and teams, and work collaboratively;
  • Be professional, well organised and result oriented with an eye for detail;
  • Be flexible and able to work cooperatively under pressure;
  • Have the ability and desire to stay updated on what is happening across IIHS and within the industry.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Content Writer – Communications & Design

About the Communications & Design Team

The Communications & Design Function cuts across and works closely with all programmes within IIHS, handling the content, branding and visual design of all communication products, and is responsible for helping maintain institutional reputation.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a seasoned and versatile content professional with experience in writing both short and long form content across platforms and varied formats. The role offers immense scope for content creation on numerous subjects; the ideal candidate will be able to combine depth in storytelling for long form content and quick captures for social media formats.

 

This is a contractual engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over time.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Helping develop and produce content to engage audiences and stakeholders across various channels;
  • Helping develop newsletters, websites and other communication products;
  • Contributing to the development of social media content and campaigns;
  • Contributing to keeping the IIHS website current;
  • Distilling work from research and practice, and other programmes at IIHS, and writing content in accessible formats;
  • Collaborating with multiple teams across IIHS, to find the stories within the work, that showcase the breadth and depth of individual projects, collaborations and people;
  • Ensuring consistency in tonality of content across channels (both internal and external), with rigorous and thoroughness of approach;
  • Using research-oriented methods (as applicable) to collect information and data for content and communications strategies;
  • Looking at content holistically and beyond written text, demonstrating an understanding of those consuming the content;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Content Writer – Communications & Design will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Head of Communications & Design or with any other person designated by the Head; they will also collaborate with other teams across IIHS to deliver high quality content.

 

Person Specification

The Content Writer shall have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, journalism or related fields;
  • 3-5 years of writing/content experience including some experience with digital communications; and development sector experience (or some knowledge of/ interest in the sector) would be preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Appreciation for research, in theory and practice, and across their work;
  • Experience with writing across formats;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, social media platforms would be an advantage.

 

The Content Writer will be required to:

  • Be a team player with a positive can-do attitude and the ability to work independently to produce high quality work products;
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks and collaborate across teams;
  • Be professional, well organised and result oriented with an eye for detail;
  • Be flexible and able to work cooperatively under pressure;
  • Have the ability and desire to stay updated on what is happening across IIHS and within the industry.

 

This is a contractual project-based engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over 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 the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager/Senior Manager - Design

About the Design team

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

 

Job Description

Leading a team of graphic designers, the Manager/Senior Manager – Design will be responsible for the design and delivery of all internal and external visual communication at IIHS. The role will involve working concurrently on multiple projects, handling them from ideation to execution.

 

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

 

The position requires good language skills in English, Kannada or Hindi. S/he shall have excellent inter-personal skills, and be comfortable in working with inter-disciplinary teams.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supervising a team of graphic designers and also handling design workload in a hands-on manner when needed;
  • Overseeing all internal and external visual communication (brochures, flyers, posters, reports, websites, newsletters, e-mailers, collaterals, etc.);
  • Handling projects from ideation to execution: From design to artwork to final execution;
  • Actively engaging in concept discussions with internal teams and stakeholders;
  • Managing multiple deliverables, concurrently, with minimum guidance and without compromising on quality;
  • Working on different branding solutions: Brand Identity, Brand support, Outreach Design, Report Design, Website design and management;
  • Coordinating with external vendors/printers to ensure timely delivery with no compromise on quality;
  • Helping in the management of teammates by providing guidance, feedback and direction;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager/Senior Manager – Design will report to the Head – Communications and Design at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with other teams across the institution.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Design/ Art school background with a Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Design or Art or a related discipline;
  • 10 to12 years of strong professional experience, preferably in the development sector;
  • An excellent and well-rounded design portfolio;
  • High proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, XD & CorelDraw;
  • Sound knowledge of Design principles like Colour, Typography, Photography, Layouts and Usability;
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office;
  • Hands-on experience of managing websites and web-based technologies (PHP, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, HTML);
  • High proficiency in web programming and CMS based tools like WordPress, Moodle, Joomla etc.;
  • Experience in print and web/screen design;
  • Exposure and experience in designing visuals and material for social media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn);
  • Great aesthetic sense, high quality work output, versatility, quick response to deadlines and a keen eye for detail;
  • Awareness of trending design practices, user experience and upcoming tools/software;
  • Understanding of process workflow and the ability to prioritise work efficiently;
  • Ability to work in a non-micro managed environment;
  • High integrity and work ethic;
  • Good language skills in English, Kannada or Hindi;
  • High levels of self-motivation and direction with a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Strong time management skills and experience of working on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Added advantage: Photography, Drawing/Sketching, Animation, Web Server configuration & management and Online collaboration tools like Asana, Slack etc.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Design Associate

About the Design Team

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

 

Job Description

The design associate will be part of IIHS’s Design team and will be expected to provide end-to-end hands-on support in all design activities and initiatives. This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Designing and producing all internal and external visual communication (including brochures, flyers, posters, reports, websites, newsletters, e-mailers, collaterals, etc.);
  • Supporting projects from design to artwork to final execution;
  • Participating in concept discussions with internal teams and stakeholders;
  • Working on multiple deliverables, concurrently, without compromising on quality;
  • Helping coordinate the work of external vendors/printers to ensure timely delivery within quality standards;
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues within and outside the team, exchanging ideas and feedback to enable synergy and collective learning;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Coordination

The design associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Head – Communications and Design or any other person designated by the Head, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and where needed, external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Design/ Art school background with a Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Design or a related discipline;
  • 2 to 6 years of strong professional experience, preferably in the development sector;
  • An excellent design portfolio that reflects progressive design sensibilities and an understanding of design principles such as colour, typography, photography, layouts and usability;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign & CorelDraw;
  • Familiarity with MS Office;
  • Experience in print and web/screen design;
  • Exposure and experience in designing visuals and material for social media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.);
  • Good aesthetic sense, high quality work output, versatility, quick response to deadlines and a keen eye for detail;
  • Ability to work in a non-micro managed environment;
  • High integrity and work ethic;
  • Willingness to take on and implement constructive feedback;
  • Confidence to proactively suggest ideas and better ways of working;
  • Good language skills in English, Kannada, Hindi or any other native Indian languages;
  • Added advantage: Photography, Drawing/sketching, Animation, Knowledge of HTML, web-programming, WordPress or any CMS based web applications and Hosting sites on FTP.

 

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

 

ocation

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – IT Applications Engineering

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager – IT Applications Engineering (ITAE) to help execute and improve the key service delivery processes throughout the Institution and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place. We expect you to be well-versed in IT tools, software, current technological trends, platforms and clued into potential future developments. This will be a team of professionals who evaluate, procure, implement, deploy, and maintain the IT applications / software used by our IIHS staff and other IIHS partners.

 

The role of the Manager – ITAE is to execute the operational delivery of the Knowledge Management (KM) infrastructure and services, including support services, effectively and professionally, ensuring that the Institution’s infrastructure and services are aligned with, and support, its strategic objectives.

 

Activities and Tasks

As the Manager – ITAE, you will be responsible for IIHS’ knowledge management infrastructure, support, operations, and dealing with key vendor relationships.

 

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

  • Sharing the responsibility for managing all IIHS’ KM assets, ranging from ERP, HRMS, campus management system, student lifecycle management system, campus OS, media asset management, digital library management system, collaboration platforms, digital based learning, and similar solutions needed for an educational institution;
  • Contributing to the delivery of all aspects of the Institution’s KM infrastructure and services: controlling and reporting on programme activities, system and information security, and risk management;
  • Minimising risk by developing KM policies and controls for security and data protection, data storage and retrieval, accessibility to users, and conducting periodic audits;
  • Driving accountability and continual service improvements – reviewing support practices, performing trend analysis on key operational metrics, ensuring a high focus on end-to-end KM service delivery;
  • Reporting, analysing, and resolving system, stakeholder and operational issues that impact service quality; ensuring that stakeholders’ questions and problems are resolved properly and quickly;
  • Improving support experience quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes, establishing and communicating service metrics, monitoring and analysing results, and implementing changes;
  • Using and creating knowledgebase articles based on new product information, support incidents, and/ or common or critical issues;
  • Implementing process optimisation, improvements and modernisation initiatives where appropriate;
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and compliance issues, and implementing strategic solutions;
  • Participating actively and collaboratively within the IT team, providing feedback on current day to day activities, and recommending improvements;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, training, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – IT Applications Engineering will report to the Head – Information Technology and Knowledge Management, and will be working closely with key stakeholders of all the functional teams.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Applications or Information Systems with at least 8 years of work experience, including a minimum of 2 plus years in dealing with vendors and stakeholders;
  • Technically strong, with hands-on experience or exposure to Office Automation and KM tools and technologies;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with the evaluation, deployment, and support of ERP, HRMS, digital learning systems, eLearning tools like Moodle and Learnyst, various collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, SCCM, campus management systems, student lifecycle management, IoT based solutions, media asset management and similar ones;
  • Knowledge and exposure to the functional domain areas of cloud infrastructure and migration, edge computing and IoT integration;
  • Experience with large scale ERP, CRM, DMS, SCM implementations and related integration would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in evaluating, deploying, and maintaining KM Infrastructure and applications deployed on-premise and on public cloud, with technologies like Azure PaaS/ IaaS, AWS, Office 365, Windows Servers, Linux, Web servers, Database server including SQL, and big data solutions; should understand/ debug/ resolve Application/ Cloud and on-premise Infrastructure;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including with senior management;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Software Developer - Information Technology

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a Software Developer to help automate various operational and functional needs across multiple functions in the organisation using technical knowledge, skills, and tools.

 

The Software Developer should help improve the key service delivery processes throughout the Institution and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place. Applicants are expected to be well-versed with Python and similar programming languages, frontend technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RDBMS databases, REST APIs, libraries like scrapy, BeautifulSoup, selenium, tabula, etc., cloud platforms, agile software development process and tools, current technological trends, platforms and clued into potential future developments.

 

The role of the Software Developer is to analyse, design, code, test, release and maintain various software applications, scripts, utilities, APIs, database schemas, dashboards, and some analytics work.

 

Activities and Tasks

As the Software Developer – Information Technology, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining various software applications, utilities and tools developed by you or otherwise at IIHS and working with the various functional stakeholders to understand their software requirements and getting them developed inhouse. You will be working closely with the technical team within the institution for technical consultation and guidance.

 

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

  • Automated collection and organisation of a large volume of metadata related to academic publications relevant to the Library and other teams;
  • Automating various repetitive tasks across teams – for example, sending customised emails in bulk;
  • Extraction of structured information from internal and external web portals using their APIs or through other methods of web scraping including extraction and analysis of the public interaction on the IIHS official social media channels;
  • Development and maintenance of internal web applications for multiple teams – for example, CV management portal, admissions and application grading portal;
  • Collaborating with the larger team for the maintenance and enhancement of the IIHS campus management system (CampusOS); defect fixing, specific enhancements, database tasks, dashboards, etc. related to the CampusOS software;
  • Ensuring security, reliability, maintainability of the software developed and implemented;
  • Ensuring the open defects are addressed in a timely manner;
  • Using and creating knowledgebase articles based on new product information, supporting incidents, and/ or common or critical issues;
  • Implementing process optimisation, improvements, and modernisation initiatives where appropriate;
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and compliance issues, and implementing strategic technical solutions;
  • Participating actively and collaboratively within the IT team, providing feedback on current day to day activities, and recommending improvements;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations, and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Software Developer – Information Technology will be an Associate/ Senior Associate within the IT team, reporting to the Senior Manager – Information Technology, and will be working closely with key stakeholders of all the functional teams.

 

Person Specification

This is a technical role, and the person needs to have hands-on software development experience and exposure to automation and software tools, agile process, and technologies. Requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s and/or a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, with at least six years of work experience, including two plus years in dealing with functional stakeholders (in case your experience level is lower, but your profile and interests are a good fit for this role, then you are still encouraged to apply);
  • Familiarity with coding in Python or similar programming languages;
  • Expertise in Scraping and Parsing of web content existing in diverse unstructured formats; experience with libraries like scrapy, BeautifulSoup, selenium, tabula, etc., along with a good understanding of web frontend technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript;
  • Ability to create simple web services; good understanding of RDBMS and other types of databases and SQL; familiarity with REST APIs;
  • The candidate should be a Full stack developer;
  • Familiarity with the Languages /Frameworks such as Golang, JS, React;
  • Knowledge on Kafka, databases (postgres), event analytics would be an added advantage;
  • Working knowledge on the infrastructure including docker and ansible;
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration to deploy scripts and applications on internal as well as cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.) servers;
  • Knowledge and exposure to the functional domain areas of cloud infrastructure;
  • Basic familiarity with Natural Language Processing, especially tasks like named entity recognition, topic modelling;
  • Experience in or willingness to learn tabular data cleaning and visualisation;
  • Interest in systematic organisation of large volumes of interconnected information using principles of ontology and tools like Protégé;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including senior management;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Legal & Regulation (Higher Education)

Job Description

As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position of Consultant – Legal & Regulation (Higher Education) in our Delhi office. This is a mid-level leadership position that will potentially involve independent responsibility and individual contribution along with reviewing and supervising the work of younger team members.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Legal-Regulatory Support in Higher Education (primary):
    • Handling analysis and drafting on legal and regulatory matters, including the laws and policies relating to Higher Education:
      • Legislative developments both central and state;
      • Policies and schemes both central and state;
      • Relevant case law at Supreme Court, High Courts and subordinate courts as applicable;
    • Ensuring effective and rigorous analysis and adequate documentation;
    • Carrying out institutional process drafting, including policies;
    • Handling legal advisory, memos and opinion writing, litigation proceedings and related support;
    • Undertaking legal and regulatory due diligence;
    • Conducting research and analysis of latest developments in Higher Education worldwide, including in the field of Digital Blended Learning and Education Rankings;
    • Transactional advisory and drafting as appropriate to the ‘not-for-profit’ sector;
    • Handling relevant IPR related matters;
    • Assisting in stakeholder consultations and deliberations as relevant;
  • Research (secondary):
    • Contributing to research and academic work on aspects of urban law and policy, as relevant to IIHS;
  • Contributing to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a knowledgeable, responsible and motivated lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and at least 8 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal-regulatory and policy issues in Higher Education.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills in written English;
  • Good communication skills and fluency in Hindi/Kannada (written and spoken);
  • Ability to undertake rigorous research on constitutional law, administrative law, executive orders, labour law, taxation law, privacy/data protection legislation, case law, institutional structures and relevant legislative matters, with pronounced evidence of strong drafting and transactional skills;
  • Ability to understand law in contexts and propose iterative solutions;
  • Ability to assist with litigation related matters;
  • Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;
  • Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities;
  • Initiative and independent working, ability to handle tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and mentor younger team members.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Delhi and will entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

As part of IIHS’ detailed legal work, we are looking for a candidate to fill the full-time position of Consultant – Legal & Regulation in our Delhi or Bengaluru offices. This is a mid-level leadership position that will potentially involve independent responsibility and individual contribution along with reviewing and supervising the work of younger team members.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a knowledgeable, responsible and motivated lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and at least 8 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the non-for-profit sector.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • Excellent analytical skills and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Excellent communication skills in written English;
  • Good communication skills and fluency in Hindi/Kannada (written and spoken);
  • Ability to undertake rigorous research on contracts, labour law, taxation law, privacy/date protection legislation, case law, institutional structures and relevant legislative matters, with pronounced evidence of strong drafting and transactional skills;
  • Ability to understand law in contexts and propose iterative solutions;
  • Ability to assist with litigation related matters;
  • Ability to work in a highly inter-disciplinary team and under strict and frequent deadlines;
  • Professional experience in dealing with Government agencies/entities;
  • Initiative and independent working, ability to handle tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to supervise and mentor younger team members.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a competent  and efficient lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and  at least 5 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the non-for-profit sector.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document

Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the Chief – Legal & Regulation or to any other person designated by the Chief, and will collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.


Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic lawyer with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Law and around 2 years of work experience in relevant areas, including preferably, experience of dealing with legal and regulatory issues in the non-for-profit sector.

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document