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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

Associate/ Senior Associate - Placements

About the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP)

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

 

The Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) is a scholarship-based, nine-month, full-time, residential, inter-disciplinary fellowship for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains.

 

Job Description

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Placements will be assisting in delivering multi-sector placements, internships, and effective career development support for IIHS graduates, starting with the Urban Fellows Programme.

 

The incumbent will help in the development of the placement and career support system, and extend support in maintaining a database of suitable organisations and institutions where IIHS graduates can potentially find full time employment and internships. The role will also include managing alumni relations, and assisting with academic outreach as required.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Liaising with faculty, student mentors and alumni to assist in the identification of opportunities for students’ internships and placements, and building a multi- sectoral placements database of organisations;
  • Maintaining relevant placement information and undertaking research into domain-relevant resources to curate potential opportunities for students’ internships and placements, and supplementing the placements database in line with the disciplinary mix and interests of students;
  • Initiating and managing relationship building activities, including creation of networking opportunities for students with potential recruitment organisations;
  • Providing support to students and graduates by creating a resource bank for CV preparation, resources to aid the interviewing process, as well as helping in conducting interactive events, identifying potential career paths, etc.;
  • Helping with the preparation of reports, brochures, website materials, social media blurbs as well as other documentation (as required) for activities related to internships and placements;
  • Helping with the timely dissemination of placement information and documentation to academic staff and students;
  • Assisting with the coordination and follow-up on students’ applications in response to different internship and placement opportunities, in accordance with contractual obligations;
  • Collecting feedback from students and recruitment organisations;
  • Helping to coordinate with other teams and functions at IIHS, including HR, Operations, Finance, as required for tasks related to internships and placements;
  • Helping to ensure fair, ethical and professional work practices in accordance with the Code of Conduct;
  • Assisting with alumni relationship building activities for internships, placements and other forms of long- term institution building as required;
  • Assisting with outreach activities as required with the launch of every new UFP cycle;
  • 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 performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Placements will report to the Senior Manager – Academics and will be required to collaborate effectively with the Academic Committee, a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate shall have:

  • A Master’s or higher degree either in function related fields (such as Business Management, Marketing, Communication, Psychology, Human Resources, Higher Education) or in domain related fields (such as Urban Studies, Development Studies, Urban Planning, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science or other relevant Social Sciences);
  • 3 – 6 years of experience in student placements, either within University or similar complex organisation; prior experience in the area of placements, particularly with graduates in the Social Sciences, Humanities and/ or related to the urban sector, such as Architecture, Planning, Civil Engineering etc., would be an advantage;
  • An understanding of marketing communication and branding;
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate placement projects in a diverse and complex work environment under limited supervision;
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships and liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels and from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Strong computer literacy skills and information technology capabilities with a large range of software, including Microsoft Office suite, email and web management, with the capacity to quickly learn new systems.

 

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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Practice Associate (Land and Real Estate)

Job Description

The practice associate will be an External Consultant and shall be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. S/he will work on the real estate regulation related aspects of land governance and administration, including policy questions and implementation support. This will involve carrying out detailed statistical, evidence based and interpretative analysis of legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of real estate regulation, and teaching and training activities related to it. The responsibilities will include project implementation and coordination with various partners. The position is based in our Delhi office and involves significant travel and field-work in select locations. 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:

  • Assisting in analysis of the real estate sector, status of its regulatory framework, accessibility and transparency in the sector, benchmarking of noteworthy initiatives and best practices, and carrying out relevant analysis on the subject;
  • Assisting in collection and analysis of real estate related data, trends, polices, legislation, and case laws, towards improved regulation of the sector;
  • Supporting the land team in research, analysis and recommendations on initiatives towards improving systems of governance and management of land;
  • Assisting in project implementation tasks, including working at/with site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; managing clients; coordination with partners; organising meetings and consultations (online/offline); preparing and circulating conference proceedings; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating performance;
  • Engaging with government officials and other relevant stakeholders as required;
  • Project management and organisational support roles and functions as needed.
  • Assisting in other relevant projects at IIHS;
  • Translating the learnings from research and practice experiences into knowledge through publication of journal articles, working papers, case studies etc.;
  • Providing support in content development and assisting in course delivery for training and capacity building initiatives related to urban governance and management, by using sectoral expertise along with various pedagogical approaches;
  • 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 needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The practice associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Consultant – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in Planning/Real Estate & Construction Management/Law/Public Policy or related fields with 1 year of relevant work experience or; a Bachelor’s degree in Planning/Real Estate & Construction Management/Law/Public Policy or related fields with two years of relevant work experience.

 

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 Delhi and may entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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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.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate – Sanitation

Job Description

IIHS seeks a Research Associate for a project that seeks to study and understand the local sanitation conditions within a select number of urban poor settlements. This study will then support the development of strategic options towards improving and sustaining sanitation related outcomes.

 

This is a contractual position for a duration of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Conducting literature review on sanitation for urban poor in Chennai, and other related thematic areas, covering policies, regulations, schemes, academic research, and news articles;
  • Carrying out secondary data collection (quantitative, qualitative, spatial, etc.) including supporting on data collection from relevant government authorities to analyse and understand the sanitation situation within the city, and other relevant areas of work as may be required;
  • Providing assistance in the development and testing of research tools and instruments (both qualitative and quantitative), and undertaking field work as necessary including collection of spatial data ;
  • Drafting research reports and briefs, and providing support in producing map-based outputs;
  • Producing other outputs as required for the project, including presentations and short briefs, and for dissemination on social media;
  • Ensuring timely completion of project activities according to the project plans;
  • 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 Research Associate will report to the Senior Specialist or to any other person as designated and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • A Masters’ Degree in Development Studies / Social Work / Urban Planning, or a related discipline;
  • 1-2 years of prior research and fieldwork experience is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of GIS and spatial analysis would be an added advantage;
  • Full professional proficiency in both Tamil and English is mandatory;
  • S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, and significant competency in documentation and coordination, along with proficiency in MS Office;

 

This is a contractual position for a duration 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 Chennai with regular travelling to the project locations in Chennai.

 

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 – Outreach & Marketing, Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) is the education and capacity building arm of IIHS, targeting urban practitioners spanning diverse 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. Through a portfolio of customised and open enrolment capacity development programmes and projects, the UPP offers institutions and practitioners new frameworks of knowledge, backed by a cohesive package of skills. Our portfolio spans 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 Manager/ Senior Manager – Outreach & Marketing will be responsible for the outreach and marketing activities of the various capacity development programmes and projects of the UPP at IIHS. The position seeks a person with experience and expertise in outreach and marketing activities in the development sector, working closely with government and other stakeholders across the central and various state governments.

 

Activities and Tasks

This position will hold responsibility for the overall enrolment levels of the UPP portfolio, along with the corresponding revenue targets. Detailed responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following broad areas:

  • Tracking various capacity development opportunities, RFPs, etc. from government and funding agencies around urban transformation;
  • Leading the proposal development and submission process for opportunities identified through the tracking process;
  • Engaging and building relationships with relevant central and state government agencies and departments to deliver capacity development programmes as per their mandates and requirements;
  • Identifying opportunities to design and offer relevant programmes for the private sector, social sector, and academia around various areas of urban transformation;
  • Forging collaborative partnerships (both on the supply side and the demand side) to enable building and sustaining high-value capacity development programmes around the Urban;
  • Drawing up suitable outreach and communication strategies specific to each project, program, or initiative, using a judicial mix of B-to-B, B-to-C, or B-to-B-to-C modes as enrolment;
  • Working with the Communications team to design and develop marketing material required for the outreach and brand-building activities of the UPP, both at the individual programme level and at the portfolio level;
  • Conceptualising, planning and organising events (workshops, conferences, etc.) to spread awareness about the institution’s capacity development mission and expertise;
  • Managing logistics, event-related resources and materials by working with other internal departments and ensuring that events are conducted smoothly;
  • Managing outreach budgets and forecasting potential outcomes of outreach efforts;
  • Guiding other members of the UPP team (reporting and non-reporting) in achieving the outreach and enrolment targets;
  • 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/ Senior Manager — Outreach & Marketing will report to the Head – Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in marketing or development and have at least 10 years of experience in the field of Marketing and Outreach, preferably in a higher education institution, NGO, think-tank, or capacity development organisation. Experience in working with the Indian government, both at the national and state level, is important, and proficiency in English and at least 1-2 Indian languages is necessary.

Other skills and attributes required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with the research community is an asset;
  • Experience of working with online platforms in the context of education is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work individually or in a team, in a fast paced, dynamic environment;
  • 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 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 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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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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Associate/ Senior Associate – 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 Associate/ Senior Associate – 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:

  • Connecting with school and college management, teachers, and students as a part of building relationships in academia, including maintaining existing relationships and developing and sustaining new ones;
  • Creating slide decks and other outreach communication material needed for marketing the digital blended learning programmes offered by IIHS;
  • Making outreach presentations (in person or online) as and when needed;
  • Owning specific audience segments based on geography or any other grouping, reaching out using appropriate channels, following up promptly and persistently (using a mix of lead follow-up, cold calls, emails, social and other digital communication methods), so that enrolment targets are met;
  • 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;
  • Researching and incorporating strategies and best practices to improve learner engagement in online courses;
  • Helping plan, organise, and conduct events such as surveys, campaigns, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and national-level competitions as a part of the outreach or blended learning programmes;
  • Working effectively with all relevant stakeholders, including a range of individuals and teams within IIHS, organisations outside of IIHS, NGOs, as well as teachers, students, and volunteers.
  • 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 Associate/ Senior Associate – Outreach, Digital Blended Learning will report to the Project Manager – 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 3-4 years of experience in the field of Marketing and Outreach, preferably in digital education or publishing.

 

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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Urban 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.

 

For more information, please follow this link.

 

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.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Assistant – 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.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate / Senior Associate - 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.

 

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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Campus Documentation Specialist – 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.

 

About IIHS Campus Development

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The campus documentation specialist will be responsible for showcasing and documenting the development of the IIHS Kengeri campus using multiple media formats including videos, photos and audio. The role will involve engaging closely with the Media Lab team as well as with multiple other teams engaged in campus development activities.

 

This is 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:

  • Shooting videos and photographs of the ongoing activities and events on Campus using DSLR/ video cameras;
  • Editing content using Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro software;
  • Liaising with other teams and functions on various projects, including the production of short films as needed;
  • Archiving assets at the Media Lab;
  • 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 campus documentation specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Lead – Media Lab or with any other person designated by the Lead, 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 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience;
  • Have a keen interest in filmmaking / photography / script writing for short videos;
  • Be an effective team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment involving diverse teams across IIHS;
  • Have good communication skills – listening, speaking and writing;
  • Be proactive and self-driven, with the ability to take initiative as needed.

 

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 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 - IoT Lab

About the Kengeri Campus

IIHS’ 55-acre mother campus in Kengeri, Bengaluru will consist of academic, research and social infrastructure including student and faculty housing, complemented by the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus, located in North Bengaluru. It will also be India’s first Long-Term Urban Ecological Research (LTUER) site. In time, IIHS is expected to develop a number of additional campuses in other states/cities.

 

These are expected to be best-in-class-in-the-world facilities over the 2020-35 horizon in their sustainability; quality of design, aesthetics and functionality; resource and life-cycle cost efficiency; resilience, security, accessibility and operational efficiency. They will bring together the most advanced future-ready infrastructure and technology, operations and management systems appropriate to India to create a unique teaching-learning, residential and experiential environment that will be an example to India and the world.

 

They will also be a demonstrator of IIHS core values of inclusion, openness, sustainability and scalable transformatory change. The planning, design, execution and maintenance of IIHS campuses will be sites to experiment, demonstrate and set international standards based on timeless Indian practices, systems, art, culture and heritage. The expectation is that the execution and delivery will provide replicable examples of cost-effective and before-time delivery in India.

 

IIHS campuses will also provide the opportunity to develop, test and document innovation in conventional and traditional built and infrastructure systems (e.g. renewable energy, water and wastewater, solid waste, e-mobility and ICT) and ecosystem services and their integration via. advanced technological systems and one of the deeper IoT implementations in the country. They will be training and teaching-learning environments not only for IIHS faculty, master craft persons and workers involved in campus planning, design and execution but also for IIHS learners, students from other educational institutions and citizens.

 

In parallel, the IIHS Campus Science team will establish baselines for environmental quality and track environmental and ecological processes and human impact over the decades to provide the evidence base for the sustainable management of the campus and its environs. The Campus documentation team is putting together a detailed multimedia curriculum for sustainable construction based on the experience of campus planning, development and operations.

 

Job Description

The Kengeri campus is designed to be an intelligent campus, digitally enabled to ease data collection, flow and storage of data for learning, research, interaction, collaboration and communication. The university buildings and all the spaces (indoors and outdoors) are monitored for environmental data, and comfort is optimised through a close looped control system. Close looped control systems shall be deployed extensively across the campus for controlling temperature, humidity, light, air quality, power consumption, irrigation for the fields, ordering supplies when a set limit is reached, perimeter sensing, CCTV cameras for surveillance, set up of rooms to suit personal preferences etc. An experimental building is being designed and built to test some of the key features in building material and site management for future deployment.

 

IoT (Internet of Things) systems are also 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 will become the foundation to a full-blown neural network of IoT systems for the campus.

 

IIHS is looking to hire a Manager – IoT Lab to help manage the IoT technology pragramme for the Kengeri campus. The incumbent will work as a key and integral part of the team that develops cutting edge IoT and ICT technology, to enable the campus.

 

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities of the Manager – IoT Lab for the Kengeri Campus would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Project management of the Campus Operating System (OS) software development and being the focal point between the partners;
  • Guiding, mentoring and managing the IoT Lab and the IoT team under the overall leadership and direction of the CTO;
  • Planning and deployment of tools and techniques at the lab; analysing and rationalising different kind of sensors, microcontrollers, single board computers, power supplies, enclosures and other electronic components, power meters, water flow sensors etc.;
  • Optimising the architecture of the IoT neural network with edge computing for controls and management of devices and systems;
  • Exploring and evaluating new production techniques; managing the development, prototyping, productionising of hardware with modularity, scalability, resilience and cost;
  • Installation of IoT sensors and operationalising the systems; testing and deploying sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, CO2, Air Quality, Occupancy and others, creating edge decisions based on multiple parameters;
  • Managing Inventory and procurement;
  • Interfacing with the Building Management Systems (BMSs);
  • Analysing different communication protocols and networks; establishing communication platforms such as sub systems for interconnect communication;
  • Setting up data collection, storage, analysis and processing systems; analysing data and creating visualisation for dashboards;
  • Establishing quality paramaters; standardising all applications based on performance, operating conditions and ruggedness for usage;
  • Collaborating with the Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) at IIHS to ensure database structure for use cases with the ability to scale and port to the campus data lake; collaborating and coordinating cross functionally with other teams at IIHS including the campus development team, other labs and key enabling functions such as Finance and Operations;
  • 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-IoT Lab will report to the Chief Technology Officer at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • An Engineering degree in Electronics and Instrumentation with at least 10 years of relevant work experience; software development and project management experience is essential;
  • Deep knowledge and experience of instrumentation and IoT; demonstrable hands-on experience is mandatory;
  • Talent for innovation with design from first principles;
  • Process orientation;
  • Ability to manage stakeholders both internal and external, including vendors and partners;
  • Ability to lead teams; ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Project and MS Office.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Manager/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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Recruitment Specialist – People Function

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting talent acquisition efforts by:
    • Sourcing candidates through various channels;
    • Conducting preliminary screening interviews, scheduling and organising functional and other interviews;
    • Initiating and conducting the reference check process, etc.;
  • Maintaining the applications database and ensuring record keeping of candidate interviews for periodic reporting; drafting appropriate responses to candidate queries;
  • Assisting with the travel and relocation of shortlisted candidates as needed;
  • Managing recruitment-related administrative activities like documentation, communication and reporting;
  • Updating and maintaining the recruitment process documents and templates for use by the rest of the team;
  • Curating Job Descriptions for various positions across the institution;
  • Tracking the open positions on the website by coordinating with the Design team;
  • Presenting recruitment related data for statutory audits and internal purposes on a regular basis;
  • Extending support from time-to-time on other aspects of the People Function portfolio as required;
  • Providing general support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, training, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS, carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS, and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

  

Structure and Coordination

The Recruitment Specialist will be an external consultant coordinating on these services and deliverables with the IIHS Recruitment team, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a Post Graduate degree or equivalent. In addition, 1-3 years of relevant experience in recruitment is required.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Executive – Finance & Accounts (Chennai)

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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.

 

Download Job Description Document

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