Careers

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

IIHS Internship Programme

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

 

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The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: A Call for Fellows

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

 

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Current Openings

Manager/ Senior Manager - Academics

About the MUP Programme

The first degree at the proposed IIHS University is a Masters of Urban Practice (MUP). The MUP’s curriculum has been developed over a three year curriculum design process with leading academics and practitioners in India and globally, including MIT, University College London, the University of Cape Town and the Federal University of ABC Region, Sao Paulo, among others. The framework has been tested in IIHS’ current teaching programme – the Urban Fellows Programme (urbanfellows.iihs.ac.in) – and is now being readied for launch.

 

Job Description

The Manager/Senior Manager – Academics will be part of the core team for the IIHS Masters in Urban Practice (MUP) programme, and will be responsible for overall delivery of the teaching programme, along with the Programme Directors. There are broadly two set of activities expected to be delivered over the next couple of years: programme preparation and design activities, delivery and gradual scale-up from an initial class of 50 to an annual intake of 300 learners.

 

The Manager/Senior Manager will co-anchor all preparatory processes leading upto the launch of the programme.  Key processes include: supporting curriculum development, market studies and supporting outreach, evaluation and establishment of learning, financial and academic management systems and institutional structures. While individual activities will be anchored by IIHS faculty and other team members, the Administrator is expected to pull these processes together (along with a small core team) and ensure coordination and timely delivery of outcomes.

 

Post-launch, the Manager/Senior Manager will transition into overall management and delivery of the programmes, including academic management, learner interaction, supporting faculty,  internships and placements. The candidate will be responsible for working with young learners, and will work closely with the Programme directors to ensure smooth delivery and world class interdisciplinary learning outcomes.

 

The ideal candidate would be excited about helping build and deliver a best-in-class interdisciplinary post-graduate urban programme for reflexive practitioners.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Preparatory Activities:

  • Coordination, along with other key team members, of various preparatory processes towards the proposed IIHS MUP and PhD programmes in Urban Practice;
  • Assisting in setting up various systems and processes, including admissions, evaluation, financial and outreach;
  • Managing several background studies, including curriculum review, market research, assessments etc.;
  • Liaising with a diverse set of stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure timely launch of the programme.

 

Programme Delivery:

  • Liaising with a diverse set of stakeholders, included but not limited to faculty, learners, parents, various IIHS teams, potential employees;
  • Management of various processes including programme delivery, internships and placements, etc.;
  • Regular reporting to the Programme Directors to ensure timely delivery, and highlighting critical concerns and risks;
  • Providing support to the learners and faculty, as required;
  • Supporting the content delivery process which includes classroom based learning, immersion visits to different Indian cities, a Bangalore-based Practica, skill labs, and master classes.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager/Senior Manager – Academics will report to the MUP Programme Directors.

 

Person Specification

  • Minimum 8 years’ work experience (or equivalent);
  • Post-Graduate education in Education, Behavioral Sciences, Development Studies, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Management, Technology, Architecture, Economics or related fields;
  • Prior experience in academic management and administration or a similar domain preferred;
  • PhD and prior teaching or counseling experience are an advantage;
  • Prior demonstrated interest in the urban/development sector is preferred.

 

The candidate should have excellent communication and analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to work with inter-disciplinary and diverse teams. She/He should have good project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple inter-related processes, create and track budgets, and work to tight timelines.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Consultant/Senior Consultant - Urban Employment

Job Description

The Consultant/Senior Consultant – Urban Employment will join a set of IIHS researchers working on different aspects of urban employment across the proposed Schools of Economic Development and Human Development. S/he will, over the medium term, have an opportunity to build out IIHS’ research, teaching, consulting and training on urban employment, with a focus on informal work, social protection and urban employment generation.

In 2020-21, the first project that the Consultant/Senior Consultant will join and will be expected to manage and lead is a large study of paid and unpaid work within the household, including paid domestic work, in urban Indian megacities. The project involves large scale survey based research in Bengaluru and Chennai. The candidate will also be expected to begin to initiate newer work on the national labour codes, as well as anchor IIHS’ work in discussions, formulations and policy design around urban employment and social protection.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work has focused on informality and livelihoods, who have an interest in combining research and practice, and who seek to make an impact in policy making and practice around urban employment and social protection. We seek applicants from a wide spectrum of disciplinary and methodological approaches who are interested in being situated in an inter-disciplinary environment and working with colleagues from fields such as economics, public policy, sociology, urban planning, law, finance and development economics.

The position is ideally based in Bengaluru but may be based in Delhi with travel between the two cities. It will involve additional travel and field-work as required.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Anchoring a large survey-based research project on paid and unpaid work within the household, including paid domestic work. This involves being part of a team and managing survey agencies, collating data, anchoring interviews, and then guiding analysis and writing;
  • Developing a new pipeline of research and/or practice projects, writing research grants, pitching for projects, and/or generating new opportunities for policy advisory at the state or national levels;
  • Designing research on various aspects of urban employment, and carrying out the

research as well;

  • Developing teaching materials including case studies, as well as participating in ongoing IIHS teaching and training activities;
  • Involvement with various ongoing IIHS projects on employment such as those focused on the informal food economy, on industrial employment, on the relationship of work to social security and health seeking practices, etc.;
  • Assisting with primary and secondary work as required for these projects;
  • Working on converting insights from these 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.;

  • Assisting in project management, and participating in other institutional activities of IIHS as required.

  

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person with relevant qualifications and work experience, and an interest in being a part of an inter-disciplinary team. The candidate

should have the following:

  • A Master’s or PhD in a relevant field including but not limited to economics, public policy, development economics, sociology, anthropology;
  • A strong track record in either research or practice, working on questions of urban employment;
  • Experience in leading field-based and/or survey-based research projects in Indian urban contexts;
  • At least 8 years of professional experience on any aspect related to urban employment (or 2-4 years of professional experience with a PhD);
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Familiarity with data sources such as the Census and the National Sample Surveys is an added advantage;
  • Capacity to read, write and speak in Kannada or Tamil are advantages, but not preconditions.

This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether

compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is ideally based in Bengaluru but may be based in Delhi with travel between the two cities. It will involve additional travel and field-work as required.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

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Urban Health Consultant

Job Description

Within the Urban Health research stream in PEAK, we are seeking a consultant to join a team studying how low income urban households experience, understand and cope with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our particular focus is on perceptions of health and well-being, the social framing of “chronic care” and the impacts on households in managing chronic care within urban health systems. The research takes an anthropological approach to care-seeking and health practices, and works closely with about forty families building an archive from monthly long-form, oral health histories of illness and care-seeking. The study frame is in place, and fieldwork, enrollment of households, final pilot testing of the instrument are ready to begin.

We are looking for a consultant with experience in interview based research, particularly those anthropologically informed in their research methods. Experience with long form interviews or oral history methods – whether in health or otherwise – would be a significant asset. The ideal candidate will have research interests in public health, development, and medical anthropology/sociology.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Conducting periodic open-ended health histories with families in two low income urban neighbourhoods in Bengaluru;
  • Analysing, coding and transcription of the data;
  • Managing the project team;
  • Engaging in meetings, exchanges and interactions within IIHS as well as with other project partners nationally and internationally in the PEAK consortium;
  • Regular short form and public writing from the project;
  • Final analysis, writing, and publication from project field data;
  • 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 Urban Health consultant will report to the Senior Lead – Academics & Research at IIHS, and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or Master’s (with significant additional field research experience) in the social sciences (especially anthropology and sociology), public health, development studies, social work, or a related relevant discipline. A proven track record of research and publication is essential, as is experience running qualitative and interview-based research projects in urban Indian contexts. Research interests and experience in the anthropology of health, care-seeking, or community health is highly desirable. Fluency in Kannada or Tamil is a significant advantage.

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

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

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

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Research Associate - Land Economy and Urban Finance

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

 

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

 

About the PEAK project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

IIHS seeks applications for a Research Associate to join the PEAK research project on Bengaluru’s land economy.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

  

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

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

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant/Senior Consultant - Urban Health Systems

Job Description

IIHS seeks a person to join and help consolidate and extend our urban health systems research and practice portfolio. Within a broad adherence to the social determinants of health approach, we are looking for scholars and practitioners whose work takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the urban health systems, with a focus on primary care. IIHS’ approach to urban health systems focuses on institutional, governance, spatial and community based approaches to urban health systems with a focus on heath’s intersections with informal work, housing, sanitation and urban infrastructures, as well as with the delivery of social protection mechanisms.

 

Current projects reflect this approach and range from the connections between informal work, social protection and health for domestic workers; assessments of urban primary care systems; looking at NCDs (Non- Communicable Diseases) in low income informal settlements; multi-institutional attempts to tackle banner diseases such as dengue in urban areas; the relationships between health, migration and vulnerability in Indian cities; among other research and practice themes.

 

The position seeks a person committed to being part of building a research and practice cluster at IIHS, actively mentoring a young team, and defining strategic priorities for the institution. This shall be in addition to teaching and training in IIHS’ full-time and short-term teaching and urban practitioner (capacity building) programmes.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Instructional Designer – Digital Blended Learning

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

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

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

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

 

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

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate - Solar Decathlon India

About the Sustainable Energy Lab

The Sustainable Energy Lab at IIHS focusses on integration of technologies for design and operation of buildings and communities. IIHS is building a new, unique, near-carbon-neutral campus, with near-net-zero-energy buildings equipped with IoT-based instrumentation to investigate the performance and integration approaches.  The arenas of work of the Sustainable Energy Lab include work on-campus as well as beyond-campus. We investigate and implement integrated low energy approaches for the campus, and research and analysis during its operation.  The beyond-campus work includes co-conducting the Solar Decathlon India, as well as instrumentation and data analysis of buildings across India.  Urban energy modeling at the lab will integrate with other labs, projects and efforts at IIHS.

 

About Solar Decathlon India

The Solar Decathlon India is a competition among graduate and undergraduate students to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the buildings sector. Using a national competition platform and an online educational series, we will reach out to 500,000 engineering + architecture students across India and invite them to design net-zero-energy, net-zero-water, net-zero-waste and climate resilient buildings. The student teams will develop affordable and industry-ready solutions for real projects with the help of online education and mentoring provided during this year-long challenge. The students’ solutions will help to move the industry towards these solutions. The competition management team will assist in providing online advice regarding the competition; mentoring teams; managing the competition events; and creating social media presence including leveraging the gamification aspects etc.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a communications associate (initially on a a11-month contractual engagement) to anchor all communication-related activities and initiatives of the Solar Decathlon India (SDI) project.

 

As a part of the IIHS Communications team focusing on the SDI, your involvement will include content creation, digital media planning, strategy, management, monitoring and optimisation. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for Newsletters, events at IIHS, and interaction with faculty members – as and when required.

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Regular communication with student teams and faculty through e-mails, phone calls and any other medium of conversation;
  • Planning and strategising for social media:
    • Developing expansion and implementation plans;
    • Researching best practices followed by similar institutions for digital media outreach;
  • Managing paid online promotions – such as, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Search, Google Display, Content platforms like Taboola and affiliate websites and groups;
  • Sourcing the budget from stakeholders and ensuring alignment with campaign goals;
  • Liaising with different teams to obtain content in a timely manner as per the campaign requirements;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Tracking paid posts and its outcomes on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for campaign optimisation;
  • Supporting activities for website optimisation and search engine optimisation;
  • Traveling to other locations for live social media activity to support institutional events as and when required;
  • Keeping track of the overall progress of Solar Decathlon India with all stakeholders (participating teams, affiliates, sponsors etc.) for coordination and communication, to make sure our commitments to acknowledge these stakeholders are upheld;
  • Ensuring communication and coordination on registration-related matters between SDI participants and the IIHS Finance team;
  • Identifying FAQs and other relevant information for ongoing website updates;
  • Coordinating communication activities within the SDI partners (IIHS, AEEE, IUSSTF);
  • Assisting with event management and coordination as needed;
  • Creating the workflow and instructional documents pertaining to various tasks;
  • Mentoring teams and faculty to reach local print media sources and publicise their work;
  • 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.

 

Support Activities and Tasks

The following set of activities will be required to support the social media management team:

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have

  • A graduate degree with a major in Communication or English, Social Sciences or Management, or an equivalent Post Graduate degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience, or writing/ publications that show an understanding of and concern for Climate Change;
  • Excellent command over English; proficiency at writing for digital media; and the ability to write with precision and attention to detail;
  • Experience working with digital platforms for content management, social media management, analytics and serving online ads; this would include but not be limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • Understanding of the basic analytics of each digital marketing platform to create meaningful reports for stakeholders; ability to establish Key Performance Indicators and track them through commonly used tools;
  • Ability to learn and adapt in the ever-evolving world of digital media is a must for this role;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Understanding of the basic principles of design and the ability to suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the IIHS Design Team to create marketing collateral; proficiency in photography and making videos will be considered as an added advantage;
  • Ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives;
  • Ability to manage timelines; own the budget and outcomes of different campaigns; adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting; work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Understanding of the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Basic knowledge of website back-end; experience with platforms such as Academia.edu, Mendeley and Google Scholar; and Search Engine Optimisation (on-page and link building) would be an added advantage.

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

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

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

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

In addition, programme management activities in this role include:

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Project Engineer (MEP) – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

Software skills:

  • AutoCAD;
  • MS Office;
  • MS Project.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

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 – Digital Media

About the Communications Team

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

 

Job Description

As a part of the IIHS Communications team, your involvement will focus on digital media planning, strategy, management, monitoring and optimisation. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for Newsletters, Community Engagement Programmes, events at IIHS, and representing the institution for different forms of outreach.

 

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:

 

Primary:

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

 

Secondary (Support):

  • Developing content for social media:
    • Managing all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a weekly content calendar for publishing content across IIHS’ social media handles;
    • Maintaining information channels with various departments and projects for timely updates;
    • Using tools to automate mailing (like SendInBlue), CRM (like Hubspot), Social Media Management (like Hootsuite);
  • Building relationships with online influencers;
  • Media monitoring:
    • Overseeing and assisting in the development of an externally accessible Urban News portal;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate – Knowledge Management

Job Description

The Senior Associate – Knowledge Management (KM) will help to execute and improve the key service delivery processes throughout the Institution, and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place. She/he will evaluate, deploy and maintain the technical infrastructure used by our IIHS staff and other IIHS partners. The ideal candidate is expected to be well-versed in current technological trends, tools, platforms and clued into potential future developments.

 

The role of the Senior Associate – Knowledge Management is to execute an operational delivery of the 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 Senior Associate – Knowledge Management, you will be responsible for IIHS’ knowledge management infrastructure, support and operations, and dealing with key vendor relationships.

 

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

  • Supporting and managing all IIHS’ KM assets, ranging from ERP, HRMS, campus management system, campus OS, media asset management, collaboration platforms, digital based learning, and other similar solutions as needed;
  • 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;
  • Creating and using knowledgebase articles 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 the 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 traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – Knowledge Management will report to the Manager – Information Technology, and will be working closely with key stakeholders of the Operations team.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, with 5 to 7 years of work experience, including a minimum experience of 2 plus years in dealing with vendors and stakeholders;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with the 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, SCM implementations and related integration a major plus;
  • Knowledge and experience in evaluating, deploying and maintaining KM Infrastructure and applications deployed on-premise and public cloud, with technologies like AWS, Azure PaaS/ IaaS, Office 365, Windows Servers, Linux, Web servers, Database server including SQL, and big data solutions; should understand/ debug/ resolve Application/ Cloud and on-premise Infrastructure;
  • 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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IoT Engineer / Specialist – Information Technology

Job Description

The qualified candidate will directly contribute to the advancement of environmental, spatial and sensing technologies. S/he will be a part of the technology stream, involved in cutting edge work that will put IIHS on the global map. S/he will help in setting up the IoT (Internet of Things) laboratory at the city campus. Using the lab as an incubation space, the goal will be to establish the platforms and technology for enabling the control system for the city campus, in a manner that will facilitate smooth and easy scaling up for the Kengeri site.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Interfacing directly with the campus operation and research teams to capture the relevant operating parameters and environmental information, and creating a specification that reflects the spatial makeup of the use case and the environmental characteristics;
  • Using this specification to benchmark the technologies in simulation and set up IoT systems for measurement and control of the operating parameters of the campus;
  • Assessing and establishing a sensor base and communication protocols that will be used;
  • Prototyping solutions, based on the sensors and communication protocols;
  • Creating a mesh array of sensors, creating the control logic at the sensor level and also gathering data for all systems and utilities;
  • Creating a data system, creating and configuring a platform for capturing the interplay of systems and building a control network to manage the systems, utilities and environmental parameters;
  • Working in harmony with the environmental, GIS and other teams to build a robust, reliable and scalable set of measurement and control systems for the Kengeri campus;
  • Setting up and implementing drone technology in the proposed IoT lab.

 

Person Specification

Skills required would include, but not be limited to:

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Design for Data;
  • IP Networking;
  • Hardware Interfacing;
  • Information Security;
  • Business Intelligence;

 

Applicants should have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, information systems or related fields;
  • 2-5 years of experience in a related field or organisation;
  • The ability to understand business requirements & translate them into practical designs and engineered platforms;
  • Experience with environmental controls, testing on loT platforms in IoT environments;
  • An understanding of embedded development is a plus;
  • Experience with lab setups or working with lab engineers to create needed setups;
  • Strong skills with analytical software – both using and manipulating; statistics abilities;
  • Must have experience working in a network technology role;
  • Experience with networking technologies (e.g., TCP/IP layer 2/3, UDP, NAT, QoS, IPV4, IPV6, VLANs, routing protocols, etc.);
  • Experience with network services such as DHCP, DNS, NTP, IPAM;
  • Experience with protocol analysis, network analyzers, packet capture devices;
  • Familiarity with multi-threaded or real time systems;
  • Must be an independent self-starter, hands-on and willing to work independently on new technologies and systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential for this position, along with demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – Human Resources

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other attributes required for this role include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document

Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Animator

About the Media Lab

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The Senior Associate – Media Lab will be a regular staff member at IIHS, participating in the diverse aspects of animation work produced by the Media Lab. The position will require not only working with other Media Lab team-members, but also across various teams in the institution, especially the Digital Blended Learning team.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working on the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC);
  • Working across various projects within the Media Lab and across the institution;
  • Working on the Urban Lens Film Festival which is the flagship event of the Media Lab;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in video animation or should have undergone a certified video animation course;
  • Atleast 6-8 years of work experience in the field – either in an institution or as a freelancer;
  • A show-reel of all the work;
  • In-depth work-experience in 2D and 3D video animation;
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Video graphics;
  • Familiarity in using all the latest animation and graphics software;
  • Working knowledge of video editing software like Adobe Premier Pro and/or Final Cut Pro (any version).

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document