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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

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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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.

 

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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 - 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.

 

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 – Climate Change

Climate Change at IIHS

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and needs to be tackled simultaneously from multiple knowledge domains. Recognising this, climate change research and practice at IIHS draws upon expertise in energy systems, urban and infrastructure systems, disaster management, human geography, environmental science, sustainability studies, and development studies. Projects span large international consortia, such as the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) and Reconfiguring Energy for Social Equity (ReSET), to thematic projects such as Recovery with Dignity (RwD) and Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure (UPAGrI). IIHS also works at the science-policy interface with contributions to international initiatives such as the IPCC Assessment Reports, UN Global Assessment Reports on Disaster Risk Reduction, and UNEP Global Environment Outlook. Climate change projects at IIHS span research, analysis, practice (consulting) and training; often in conjunction with other domain areas.

 

Job Description

This position will be housed within the Practice Programme at IIHS. We are looking for two or more associates with research and practice experience and interests in (1) climate change adaptation and urban sustainability; and (2) climate change mitigation and energy systems.

 

The associate will contribute to research that spans natural science and social science domain areas and have the opportunity to join a diverse team and grow with it. The position/s will involve a mix of research projects, teaching and practice engagements requiring the application of innovative research tools and contributing to the generation of new knowledge. There will be opportunities to learn about different research methodologies and contribute to related academic outputs.

 

We are looking for an immediate hire. 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:

  • Supporting research on climate change adaptation and climate resilient development including (but not limited to) diagnostic studies of regions, cities; baseline impact and vulnerability assessments; desk-based reviews on adaptation and mitigation synergies and trade-offs in cities;
  • Providing research support to teaching and training programmes on climate change; and in doing so, conducting literature reviews under applicable knowledge areas; carrying out primary and secondary data collection (of quantitative, qualitative, map, and other data); processing and analyses; drafting research reports and producing other outputs. Formats for teaching vary from classroom teaching to online and digital blended courses and the candidate will be required to provide support in content generation and management of courses, if any;
  • Contributing to ongoing IIHS projects on climate change in cities and urban sustainability on a need and mutually agreeable basis; supporting climate change research projects through their interim and cyclical progress reviews, including proposal building, keeping minutes, organising contacts, financial planning, preparing letters, presentations and reports, coordinating logistics, and preparing all aspects of project conclusion;
  • 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 be an External Consultant coordinating with a Senior Consultant – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • A Masters’ degree in Climate Change/ Sustainability / Development Studies / Economics / Natural Sciences / Urban Planning or relevant related areas;
  • Two to six years of post-qualification research experience related to climate change adaptation or mitigation, vulnerability assessments, climate-development linkages, with some experience of fieldwork;
  • Demonstrated written outputs on the topic (peer-reviewed or grey literature).

 

Other skills required for this role, include:

  • Demonstrated research and/or consulting skills in the interdisciplinary areas of urban sustainability, climate risk assessment, climate policy, and development studies;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to work individually and in a team, in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

 

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 will entail travel to other locations in India, including field-based work as necessary.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate/ Manager - Practice

About the Practice Programme

This position will be part of the Practice Programme at IIHS. The Practice Programme is responsible for providing cutting-edge and integrated solutions to India’s urban development challenges by bringing together faculty and experts across diverse domains of knowledge and practice; exposing learners to real-life problems; and integrating practice into academics and research. The Programme work spans a range of domains including climate change, urban risk & resilience, water & sanitation, energy, planning, housing, land governance & management, and regional economic development.

 

Job Description

The Communications Associate/ Manager – Practice Office will be part of the core Practice team, responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of project and programme level communications aimed at enhancing institutional profile and building recognition and recall for the IIHS Practice Programme among central and state governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, NGOs, philanthropies, and academic, research and consulting organisations.

 

The incumbent will need to engage across multiple practice/ project teams and other programmes at IIHS. The role will also require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications & Design team to ensure that project and programme communications are harmonized with the core communication strategy and design at the institutional level.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of long-term and project-based communications strategies based on institutional priorities and emerging market opportunities;
  • Helping develop and produce 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’;
  • Identifying and engaging with network organisations for IIHS work to find uptake in key channels;
  • Raising the publications profile of the Practice Programme team;
  • Supporting the planning, content development, and rollout of communication activities around key flagship international events;
  • Contributing to the development of social media activities and campaigns across multiple channels;
  • Contributing to keep the IIHS website up to date;
  • Coordinating between the Practice and Communications & Design teams for seamless flow and exchange of information as necessary to develop collaterals;
  • Researching and collecting information and data for content and communications strategies;
  • Helping drive events and campaign rollouts, internal and external;
  • Assisting in business development efforts, including pitch notes and presentations, as and when relevant;
  • Providing assistance in organising online events, including outreach and marketing plans;
  • Assisting with media relations mandates as and when relevant;
  • 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 Communications Associate/ Manager – Practice Office will report to the Chief of 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 shall have:

  • A Bachelor’s or advanced Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field;
  • A total of 8 to 10 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience working on communication issues in key domains such as climate change, water and sanitation, risk and resilience, ideally in the urban sector;
  • Experience of working with multilateral or bilateral agencies, donor-funded projects, INGOs, thinktanks, foundations, or consulting firms;
  • Demonstratable skills and previous experience with communications research and strategy, media relations, developing content for various audiences, digital engagement best practices, network management, and event planning and management;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms to help with campaign and outreach planning;
  • High proficiency in English and a second Indian language (preferably, Hindi);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with strong analytical skills in relevant areas;
  • Excellent team working, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with multiple teams; a keen eye for detail; and a commitment to delivering high quality output;
  • Willingness to travel extensively as required both within and outside the country.

 

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 could be based in either New 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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Urban Sanitation Specialist - Policy, Planning & Implementation, 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.

 

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 position of Specialist could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. The Specialist will be based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India. The Specialist will provide support to the Governance and Enabling Framework Component, and work closely with the GoTN to deliver the specified tasks.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with Commissionarate of Municipal Administration (CMA), Directorate of Town Panchayat (DTP), Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department (MAWS) and other relevant GoTN departments;
  • Providing necessary technical support to MAWS, CMA and DTP for preparation of state sanitation plans for strengthening of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), and delivering training programmes as and when needed, in coordination with the capacity building team;
  • Engaging with GoTN to identify and document all key water supply and sanitation data from key announcements, policy/legal documents issued, state programmes, workshops and trainings;
  • Providing support in organising Advisory Committee meetings, State Working Group meetings, GoTN officers’ exposure visits, workshops and other required meetings for consultation and decision-making;
  • Communicating regularly with the CMA and DTP on TNUSSP updates and vice versa, supporting in liaising with GoTN and TSU on follow up of key decisions and action items from GoTN meetings;
  • Participating in the internal GoTN meetings related to sanitation organised for officers of CMA/ DTP, Regional Director of Municipal Administration/ Assistant director of Town Panchayat (RDMA/ADTP), ULBs and other client’s meetings as required and represent the project;
  • Maintaining GoTN officer’s contact details and updating it on a regular basis;
  • Supporting TNUSSP tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising;
  • Participating in all activities and meetings of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed;
  • Carrying out other tasks as assigned.

 

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 can be undertaken only after obtaining formal consent from the IIHS.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree and training in Public Policy, Public Administration, Management, Urban Planning, Development Studies, Civil/Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline. 5 years of relevant experience is required. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of having worked in development programme, in close association with the government.  Prior urban will be an added advantage.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills, and proficiency in MS office and project management. Candidates should also have prior experience of working with government. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English language is essential, and preference will be given for candidates with work experience with the Government in Tamil Nadu.

 

This offer could be either for a regular position or for a contractual project-based engagement.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Policy, Planning & Implementation, TNUSSP will report to the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Location

The position is based in Chennai, with frequent travel 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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Specialist - Capacity Building and Partnerships, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (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 to invest 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 (see tnussp.co.in).

 

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 – Capacity Building and Partnerships will be part of the TNUSSP team, located within the larger Practice team at IIHS. The incumbent will be responsible for delivery of the proposed programme components related to Capacity Building, and coordination of the grant acquisition and partnership management for resource mobilization.

 

The position will be based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations within the state and country.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting all activities in the Capacity Building component, including Capacity Needs Assessment Report, Capacity Building Strategy and Action Plan, implementing systems and procedures;
  • Contributing to the preparation of training material for different training target segments including government officials, private sector operators, sanitation workers, masons, etc.;
  • Coordinating with the thematic leads of content creation/curation and managing quality assurance of the content;
  • Working closely with relevant internal teams for preparation of Teaching and Learning Material including Digital Based Learning;
  • Researching opportunities, creating and managing strategies for prospect cultivation;
  • Coordinating and leading market study, donor mapping and planning to ensure a strong fundraising pipeline;
  • Gathering relevant and timely intelligence information necessary for grant acquisition; identifying grant opportunities and relevant institutional guidance materials to share with relevant programmes;
  • Identifing and interfaceing with prospective donors;
  • Building strategic relationships with institutional and corporate partners in the best interest of the institution;
  • Working with other teams internal to the organisation to ensure that partnership goals are synchronised with institutional goals;
  • Creating a range of outputs (proposals, presentations, briefs) for the proposed programmes;
  • 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 Specialist – Capacity Building and Partnerships, TNUSSP will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP or to any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess Post-Graduate education with 5 to 8 years of relevant experience in partnership management and capacity building.

 

S/he should have a demonstrable track record of having run capacity building programmes with content development and delivery experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and understanding of environmental services, sanitation, and working with Government agencies and personnel.

 

Partnership experience must ideally include experience in building and managing partnerships with both corporates and institutions.

 

The candidate should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, good people management and facilitation skills, and significant competency in documentation and IT skills.  Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English are essential.  Preference will be given to candidates with work experience in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) partnerships.

 

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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist/ Senior Specialist – Gender, TNUSSP & CWIS

About the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (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 sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu. This support shall enable the GoTN to invest resources 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 (see tnussp.co.in).

 

About the Trichy CWIS Project

Trichy has been selected as one of the cities under the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The wider CWIS initiative is globally supported by multiple agencies and organisations including the BMGF and the World Bank. CWIS cities are expected to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for sanitation to ensure safe, inclusive, and financially sustainable sanitation services, and serve as global benchmarks.

 

The Trichy CWIS project is guided by the urban local body and delivered by a consortium of partners led by IIHS. While the project aims to improve overall sanitation outcomes in Trichy across the full cycle of sanitation, it also focuses on improvement of service delivery to the urban poor and vulnerable. The project also attempts to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations, and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

The project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

The Specialist – Gender will be responsible for the overall deliverables of the program initiatives for gender, and also for strengthening the program related to sanitation. The current initiatives are a mix of policy/ governance and on-the-ground implementation. These are broadly in the areas of improving access to sanitation services, strengthening women professionals in sanitation, and improving governance.

 

The incumbent will work closely with the TNUSSP & CWIS teams to deliver the following outputs:

  • Integrating gender concerns across the sanitation chain, both at city and state level;
  • Guiding/ supporting local partners in implementing gender-based initiatives;
  • Strengthening women’s agency in sanitation decision-making;
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on various initiatives related to gender;
  • Coordinating with various alliances and experts working directly or indirectly on gender issues.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Coordinating with the team to develop pilot demonstrations at Community Toilets/ Public Toilets (CTs/PTs) on gender-friendly sanitation facilities/design and improved management models, including Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) facilities;
  • Proactively working with the identified local partners to implement the gender and MHM-related initiatives along the full cycle of sanitation;
  • Reviewing and developing strategies on creating/ strengthening opportunities for women professionals along the sanitation chain; including strengthening women-led enterprises;
  • Supporting work with sanitation workers, particularly working at the intersection of gender and caste;
  • Developing a professional approach in the operations of women sanitation workers and reducing operational hurdles for women’s federation-run sanitation activities towards profit and sustainability;
  • Supporting development of various capacity building and sensitisation initiatives related to gender;
  • Overseeing the team in the implementation of other key gender components across the sanitation value chain, and monitoring progress against set indicators;
  • 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 traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting                                                                             

The Specialist – Gender will report to the Team Leader, TNUSSP or to any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess a professional degree in women’s studies/ gender, development studies, social science, political science, or any other relevant field with a total of 8-12 years’ work experience, including at least 5-9 years of experience in gender. Ideally, the candidate should have worked across a range of gender issues including improved services, livelihoods strengthening, etc. Experience of working in urban contexts would be an added advantage.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with NGOs, Community Based Organisations, and donor agencies, and possess good people management skills. Experience in working with government programmes and alliance-building processes will be valuable.

 

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 frequent travel to other districts in Tamil Nadu, and may entail travel to other locations in India as well.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist/ Senior Specialist – Sanitation Worker Initiatives, TNUSSP & CWIS

About the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (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 sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu. This support shall enable the GoTN to invest resources 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 (see tnussp.co.in).

 

About the Trichy CWIS Project

Trichy has been selected as one of the cities under the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The wider CWIS initiative is globally supported by multiple agencies and organisations including the BMGF and the World Bank. CWIS cities are expected to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for sanitation to ensure safe, inclusive, and financially sustainable sanitation services, and serve as global benchmarks.

 

The Trichy CWIS project is guided by the urban local body and delivered by a consortium of partners led by IIHS. While the project aims to improve overall sanitation outcomes in Trichy across the full cycle of sanitation, it also focuses on improvement of service delivery to the urban poor and vulnerable. The project also attempts to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations, and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

The project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

The Specialist/ Senior Specialist – Sanitation Worker Initiatives will be responsible for the overall deliverables of the program initiatives for Sanitation Workers. The current areas of work include Welfare and Health, Livelihoods, and Occupational Safety, but these are likely to expand as the work continues. The work is currently based in Tamil Nadu but is likely to expand to other states. The incumbent will need to build out this area of work, including streamlining approaches and building partnerships.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working closely with sanitation workers in Trichy and other cities in Tamil Nadu, and reaching out to other parts of India;
  • Designing, planning and implementing programs for overall improvement in the quality of life of Sanitation Workers and their families;
  • Co-ordinating activities for the promotion of occupational health and work safety devices for Sanitation Workers;
  • Forming, organising and co-ordinating networks and collaboration with the other players in the sector working directly and indirectly with Sanitation Workers;
  • Liaising and interfacing with the concerned government departments in the ULBs and the GoTN;
  • Documentation and reporting of the program;
  • Conducting/ commissioning research projects on multiple issues and possible solutions for Sanitation Workers;
  • Representing IIHS in relevant forums/platforms and sharing learnings, model interventions, and demonstrations on Sanitation Workers;
  • 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 traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist/ Senior Specialist – Sanitation Worker Initiatives will report to the Team Leader, CWIS or to any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a post-graduate degree in Social Sciences/ Development Studies/ Public Policy with a total of 8-12 years’ work experience, including at least 5-8 years of relevant field experience working with Sanitation Workers or informal workers in an urban context.

 

S/he needs to be equipped to handle complex situations on the ground, and also to locate programmatic work within a larger systemic context. S/he should have experience in Project Cycle Management, working with multi-disciplinary teams and designing innovative programs, building new partnerships. Experience in working with government programmes/ multi-stakeholder programmes and alliance-building processes will be valuable. Command of English is mandatory, any other regional language 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 may be based in Trichy or Chennai, with travel to other districts in Tamil Nadu. The position may entail travel to other locations in India as well.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate - TNUSSP & CWIS

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 is poised to become a fully sanitized and healthy state, substantially eliminating open defecation, achieving improvements through the entire sanitation value chain, safely disposing an increasing proportion of its human excreta, and re-using/ recovering resources therefrom. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is supporting GoTN to achieve the Sanitation Mission of Tamil Nadu. This support shall enable the GoTN 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 Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

About the Trichy CWIS Project

Trichy has been selected as one of eight cities under the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. CWIS cities are expected to move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal for sanitation to ensure safe, inclusive, and financially sustainable sanitation services, and serve as global benchmarks.

 

The Trichy CWIS project is guided by the urban local body and delivered by a consortium of partners led by IIHS. While the project aims to improve overall sanitation outcomes in Trichy across the full cycle of sanitation, it focuses on improvement of service delivery to the urban poor and vulnerable. The project also attempts to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

Job Description

The Practice 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 practice into academics and research.

 

The Communications Associate – TNUSSP & CWIS will be responsible for supporting project communications for TNUSSP and CWIS including  newsletter, website and other media. S/he must be able to showcase the work of the programme, while also helping raise the profile of urban sanitation on the whole by creating engaging and interesting content.

 

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.

 

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the execution of the project communication plan;
  • Creating communication pieces in the form of human-interest stories, case studies and updates for external communications from across TNUSSP & other partner organisation project locations;
  • Managing the social media calendar – narrative, content planning, content creation, posting and tracking for all social media handles; assisting in social media monitoring, generating reports and analysis;
  • Assisting in content development including, editing assistance across all communication material e.g., TNUSSP website, social media, newsletters, blogs, etc.;
  • When required, liaising with the graphic design team to ensure smooth production of communication material, and assisting with photography & video;
  • 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 Communications Associate – TNUSSP & CWIS will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Team Leader, TNUSSP or any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

The role will also require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications & Design team to ensure that project and programme communications are aligned with the core institutional communication strategy and related guidelines.

 

Person Specification

The candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Urban development, English literature or other related fields with 1-4 years of relevant work experience; prior experience in working on a communications mandate for projects would be preferred;
  • The ability to edit documents on a variety of subjects related to urban sanitation;
  • A flair for writing, with strong attention to detail;
  • A good understanding of, and the ability to, work on social media platforms as and when needed;
  • Proficiency in English both spoken and written is a must; Tamil will be an advantage;
  • The ability to work successfully within a team, and to coordinate effectively with multiple other teams;
  • The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Quick learning ability along with flexibility, curiosity and interest in working with colleagues from different streams of the project;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software;
  • Experience in the development sector would be an advantage.

 

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 Chennai with frequent travel within Tamil Nadu and 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 – 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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Outreach Assistant - Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The UPP is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning 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 position will be part of the core UPP team and will be responsible for providing logistical, administrative, and outreach support to the various training programmes and initiatives of the UPP.

 

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:

  • Providing assistance in organising, coordinating and executing logistics for training programmes, especially for travel, boarding, lodging and other event essentials with participants and vendors over the phone and in person;
  • Marketing Urban Practitioners’ Programmes to different stakeholders (project based);
  • Helping establish and maintain effective relationships with members of the UPP’s logistics eco system;
  • Assisting with participant enquiries;
  • Digitising and analysing participant data and feedback from UPP training programmes;
  • Coordinating with other internal teams;
  • 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 Outreach Assistant – Urban Practitioner’s Programme will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Associate – Urban Practitioner’s Programme 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 minimum of six months to one year of experience in customer relations/sales;
  • Working knowledge of MS office and Google Drive;
  • Strong listing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A problem-solving mindset;
  • Effective communication skills in English with fluency in Hindi; knowledge of South Indian languages (preferably Tamil and or Kannada) would be an added advantage.

 

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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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.

 

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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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eLearning Authoring Tool Specialist - 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 eLearning Authoring Tool Specialist will be responsible for designing and developing compelling learning experiences across the learning products of IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working closely with content authors, instructional designers and graphic designers, both internally and externally, to understand the instructional design and delivery approach being adopted in the context of specific learning programs and products;
  • Visualising course flow, user interface, and instructional graphics, ahead of the finished product;
  • Designing and developing digital learning resources and activities in various forms (courses, videos, presentations, animations, infographics, interactivities, assessments, surveys etc.), using one or more of eLearning Authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Vyond/GoAnimate, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Elucidate, Camtasia, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, OBS Studio;
  • Building the course (shell and content) on learning management systems and MOOC platforms such as Moodle, Coursera, edX;
  • 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;
  • 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 eLearning Authoring Tool Specialist will be an 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 4 years of experience as an Instructional Designer or eLearning application developer or programmer in a learning or IT company. A degree in computer science/ computer applications or (certified) training in instructional design, educational technology, or equivalent is necessary.

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

  • Understanding of and interest in some of the key areas that IIHS is involved in;
  • A basic understanding of instructional design principles and its applicability in the in-person, online and blended learning contexts;
  • A natural inclination (and/or training) for visual communication;
  • Experience in creating storyboards and implementing storyboards created by others;
  • Working experience of designing and implementing assessments, rubrics and learner engagement strategies;
  • Thorough knowledge and working experience in at least 3 eLearning authoring tools (Articulate Storyline 360, Vyond, Lectora, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Elucidat, ispring suite);
  • Basic familiarity with HTML5 and its use within the learning product development context;
  • Good grasp and working experience with at least one Learning Management System (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Coursera, edX, Google Classroom);
  • Basic photoshop and video editing skills;
  • Ability to create promotional material for digital and social media to help in outreach activities for courses;
  • Basic working knowledge of MS Office products;
  • 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.

 

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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 – 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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Research Assistant/ Associate – Remote Sensing for Crop and Flood Monitoring, Geospatial Lab (GSL)

About the Geospatial Lab

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

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire a Research Assistant/ Associate to work on the India Flood Monitoring and Impact Assessment Portal (IFMIAP) project within the Geospatial Lab.

 

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:

  • Developing methods and automated workflows for near real time crop mapping using time series remote sensing data for India;
  • Collecting available meteorological data and building national scale inventory of floods for the last 6 years;
  • Supporting IFMIAP project management and the day-to-day operations of the lab;
  • Contributing to ongoing research, practice and capacity building projects;
  • Publishing in high quality scientific journals and disseminating results on other platforms;
  • Demonstrating an ability to engage with and across multiple disciplines central to the 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 by IIHS, and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Assistant/ 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/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 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in using one or more open-source geospatial applications (eg: QGIS);
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (preferably Python) and related spatial libraries;
  • Experience in agricultural remote sensing, for e.g., crop classification using Sentinel-1 & 2 and Landsat datasets;
  • Expertise in advanced statistical analysis/ geostatistics using R, Python or other languages is desirable;
  • Knowledge of image processing tasks such as image segmentation and morphological image processing will be an added advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in highly interdisciplinary teams;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Openness to working flexible hours from time to time as needed.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Assistant/ Associate – Geoportal Development, Geospatial Lab (GSL)

About the Programme/Project

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

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire an Assistant/ Associate for geoportal development work pertaining to the India Flood Monitoring and Impact Assessment Portal (IFMIAP) project within the Geospatial Lab (GSL).

 

This is a contractual project-based engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Building open source WebGIS (spatial data dissemination and visualization) portal and dashboards;
  • Developing pipelines to streamline and visualising outputs from the project by using open-source tools and services;
  • Supporting IFMIAP project management and the day-to-day operations of the lab;
  • Contributing to ongoing research, practice and capacity building projects;
  • Publishing in high quality scientific journals and disseminate results on other platforms;
  • 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 Assistant/ 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/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 2 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;
  • Experience in Open Data Cube (ODC) library would be an advantage;
  • Experience in cloud-based technologies such as AWS, Azure, GCP would be an added advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in highly interdisciplinary teams;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Openness to working flexible hours from time to time as needed.

 

This is a contractual project-based 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.

 

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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 - 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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Senior Manager – Communications

About the Communications & Design Team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The Senior Manager shall have:

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

 

The Senior Manager will be required to:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Content Writer – Communications & Design

About the Communications & Design Team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The Content Writer shall have:

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

 

The Content Writer will be required to:

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

 

This is a contractual project-based engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, and with the potential to turn into a regular position over time. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager/Senior Manager - Design

About the Design team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Design Associate

About the Design Team

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

 

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Coordination

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

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

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

 

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

 

ocation

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Manager – Recruitment

Job Description

Recruitment is a critical function at IIHS and is recognised as a strategic enabler of institutional growth. The Senior Manager in charge of recruitment will be part of the People function at IIHS, and will be responsible for designing, driving and implementing strategies related to all the Talent Acquisition needs across the Institution.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Workforce planning for the institution keeping in mind both short term operational requirements and long term strategic needs;
  • Creation, implementation and tracking of the annual hiring budget;
  • Designing and implementing innovative but effective recruitment strategies to cater to the diverse and niche talent needs of the institution;
  • Making effective use of digital channels and the social media to attract the best talent;
  • Defining clear criteria and designing appropriate methods and processes for candidate evaluation, selection and fitment;
  • Coordinating with and aligning internal stakeholders to ensure quick decision-making and closing of positions;
  • Reviewing and streamlining of existing recruitment-related systems and processes, introduction of new ones as required;
  • Spearheading the design, development and implementation of an automated on-line recruitment system for the institution;
  • Helping build a talent pipeline for IIHS by forging partnerships with various educational institutions, consultants and forums;
  • Strengthening the reach and robustness of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme and other such programmes that may be introduced to reinforce the scholastic network and talent pool at IIHS;
  • Owning and strengthening the ‘employer brand’ of the institution across multiple platforms and channels of communication;
  • 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 – People Function in charge of recruitment will report to the Chief People Officer, and will be expected to work in close cooperation with other members of the People team. The mentoring and coaching of younger team members would also be an important part of the role.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in HR and work experience of 12-15 years in the HR function, primarily in a Talent Acquisition role, of any professional organisation. The ideal candidate will have experience in recruiting for academic roles in institutions of Higher Education, and/or experience in recruiting for organisations in the consulting space. Exposure to international hiring would be an added advantage.

 

Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position, as well as the ability to creatively design processes that achieve their objective without losing alignment with the culture of the institution. The applicant must have a proven ability to independently plan and execute initiatives within deadlines.

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Project Manager – ERP Implementation

Job Description

We are looking for a Project Manager – ERP Implementation to analyse, plan and drive the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution using Microsoft Dynamics 365. The Project Manager (PM) will help to execute and improve the key service delivery processes for this project and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place.

 

The role of the Project Manager – ERP Implementation is to execute the project and deliver the desired outcomes in an effective and profession manner, ensuring that the Institution’s infrastructure and services are aligned with, and support, its strategic objectives. The PM will initiate the project and do the project planning, execution, control; and close the project, once all the identified and agreed scope of work is implemented and tested for quality.

 

This is a contractual project-based engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

You will be responsible for the overall successful delivery of this project including its support, operations, and key vendor relationships.

 

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

  • Understanding the project scope, schedule, deliverables; and working closely with internal stakeholders to cognise their needs and expectations;
  • End to end program management – project initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure;
  • Collaborating effectively with internal stakeholders, both in-person and through remote working models as needed;
  • Interfacing with the ERP implementation partner who will work remotely;
  • Transition and change management – pre, during and post project implementation;
  • Project stakeholder management – working closely with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Partner relationship management – maintaining a healthy working relationship without compromising on deliverables and outcomes;
  • Project scope and schedule management;
  • Driving periodic project reviews and mitigating risks with due diligence and a data driven approach;
  • Escalating project issues to the senior management when needed;
  • Contributing to the delivery of all aspects of the project and services: controlling and reporting on project activities, systems and information security;
  • Driving accountability and continual service improvements – reviewing support practices, performing trend analysis on key operational metrics, ensuring a high focus on end-to-end project delivery;
  • Reporting, analysing, and resolving issues related to the implementation, stakeholders, and project operations that may impact service quality; ensuring that stakeholders’ questions and problems are resolved properly and quickly;
  • Improving support experience for 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 collaborating within the IT team, providing feedback on current day to day activities, and recommending improvements;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Project Manager – ERP Implementation will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Manager – Information Technology, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, or any other engineering degree, with at least 8 years of work experience, including a minimum of 3 plus years in a project management role;
  • Hands-on experience of managing projects such as implementation of ERP or similar migration projects;
  • Professional certification such as PMP from PMI will be preferred;
  • Knowledge or exposure to SDLC and quality processes will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with business process mapping, project planning, execution and control; sound understanding of ERP such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 or SAP, CRP, DMS, SharePoint, HRMS, SCM implementation and related integration; experience with various collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, IT tools, media asset management and similar ones;
  • Good understanding of Procurement and Supply Chain Management;
  • Experience in the development of management dashboards using Microsoft Power BI would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge or exposure to cloud infrastructure and migration, and integration with various software solutions;
  • 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 is a contractual project-based 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 the 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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Lab Technician (Civil) – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development

The proposed IIHS IOE main campus is located on a 54-acre freehold site at Kengeri, Bengaluru. The digitally-augmented buildings and facilities slated to be built over three phases, are expected to enable interdisciplinary teaching-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.

 

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

 

Job Description

IIHS Campus Development is looking to hire a Lab Technician (Civil) with around 2 to 5 years of work experience. This is a full-time position in the Campus Development team at IIHS based out of Bengaluru.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Operating standard construction material laboratory testing equipment;
  • Performing analysis or calculations to check accuracy of test data;
  • Accurately performing various construction material tests in accordance with applicable standards;
  • Cleaning, maintaining and calibrating equipment;
  • Preparing all QC Laboratory documents like work procedures, ITP, QAP, Checklist, formats required for carrying out project specific activities and testing as per project specifications and codes of practice;
  • Coordinating with contractors for the field-testing, pre and post concrete inspection and obtaining approval;
  • Collecting the soil samples of required type at specific points, getting them dried in the oven and sieved to get soil of required size.
  • Weighing fixed quantities of soil and setting up the apparatus to determine their physical and chemical properties;
  • Collecting water samples at specified points for physio chemical, Biological and Microbial analysis and recording observations in field data sheet;
  • Maintaining the lab record of reading and field observations, for calculating and reference purposes;
  • Preparing the standard chemicals and solutions required for field testing of samples and maintaining the laboratory clean and tidy;
  • Keeping an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the projects;
  • Making sure that all health, safety and legal requirements are met throughout the process;
  • 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 Lab Technician – Campus Development will report to the Chief – Campus Development or the Project Manager – Campus Development 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 applicant is required to possess at least a professional Diploma in Civil Engineering with 2-5 years of relevant experience. Prior experience in large scale building as a project engineer would be an added advantage.

 

He/she must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of civil/soil/water engineering principles, practices and methods, environmental regulations, workplace safety and personnel management;
  • General understanding of Building Codes, Mechanical Codes, Electrical Codes and Plumbing Codes as they relate to construction projects;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency with personal computers and networking, specifically Microsoft Office and AutoCad;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Competence in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Excellent organisational skills and team working abilities.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Legal & Regulation (Higher Education)

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document

Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate – Legal & Regulation will report to the 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 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