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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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Manager – Business Development and Project Management

About the Practice Programme at IIHS

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

 

Job Description

The Manager – Practice Office will be part of the core Practice team, responsible for supporting and building the Practice Programme. The key roles of the Manager will include business development, programme and project management (including setting up and managing processes), relationship building with key partners and collaborators, and knowledge management. The Manager will need to work across multiple practice/ project teams and other programmes at IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

Business Development (Growing the Practice Programme):

  • Generating business development strategies, including periodic updates on the market landscape;
  • Contributing towards streamlining and strengthening the grant development process to ensure bids and proposals are timely and comprehensive;
  • Tracking opportunities and sharing the same with the Chief – Practice, Team Leads and project managers on a regular basis;
  • Supporting the Chief Practice, Team Leads and project managers in the proposal development process ;
  • Contributing towards regular updation of the external market/landscape including development and, annual updation of a Practice programme marketing strategy document;
  • Managing the production of proposal deliverables and coordinating the overall bid process including technical, financial and contractual elements;
  • Managing the interface among various programs, administration, procurement, finance and legal;
  • Setting up processes for record keeping and archiving, including a database of previous projects, lessons learnt from previous projects, and standardised CVs of potential team members.

 

Programme Management: (Running the Practice Programme):

  • Setting up and standardising processes and protocols for budgeting, project, financial and risk management across projects, and ensuring that these are followed;
  • Regular MIS reporting on the Practice Programme and projects as needed by the Director, senior leadership team, and Practice team as relevant;
  • Project Management: Ensuring documentation, financial management, timely collation and delivery of project reports (internal and external); monitoring & evaluation, and adherance to ethics protocols; assessment of key impacts, closure reports; development of project specific risk registers and their regular updation and communication in coordination with programme and project managers who hold primary responsibility for these at project level;
  • Risk Management: Working with project teams to identify and mitigate risks;
  • Tracking and facilitating Practice publications, policy briefs and case study development.

 

Network Building and Communication (Diffusion, Learning & Impact):

  • Contributing towards the management of practice engagement with the Academics, Research, UPP, DBL Programmes and the multiple Labs at IIHS;
  • Contributing towards identifying key partners, collaborators and consultants including, supporting the management of established networks;
  • Developing a communication and public engagement strategy for the IIHS Practice programme, and ensuring its operationalisation in coordination with the Communications team at IIHS including, updating the IIHS and programme/project websites, the Practice newsletter, social media, seminars and lectures;
  • Developing a dissemination and knowledge management strategy for the Practice programme in coordination with the Word Lab, Library & IT teams;
  • Developing a capacity building and digital blended learning strategy for the Practice Programme in coordination with the UPP and DBL Programmes and the Media Lab.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – Practice Office will report to the Chief – 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

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field (preferably in Urban/ Planning/ Economics/ Environmental/ Commerce/Social Sciences) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Management/ Planning/Architecture/Engineering/MBA/Social Sciences/Public Policy or a related field;
  • A total of 8 to 10 years of experience with at least 5 years in the urban sector;
  • Business development and marketing experience; competence in the preparation of proposals through the whole bid and project life cycle from tender evaluation and bidding award of the contract to closure;
  • Demonstrable skills and previous experience in financial analysis, budgeting and project management, experience in setting up processes and systems preferred;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills; and an ability to work in inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral teams;
  • Experience of winning and successfully delivering knowledge and implementation based projects such as those in the urban domain;
  • Experience in working with consulting firms and donors, e.g. FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, EU (European Union);
  • Demonstrated project experience and ability to manage projects with Urban Local Bodies, Central and State Government departments and agencies in India;
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as MS Office, MS Projects;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with strong analytical skills in relevant areas;
  • 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 is based in New Delhi/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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Research Associate / Data Analyst - Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) and Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)

About the TNUSSP

IIHS is leading a consortium of organisations that are working with and supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) in the implementation of urban sanitation, including inclusive sanitation and Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) across the State through the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP). The GoTN is focused on scaling up FSM solutions across the State covering 663 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and a population of 25 million people. With the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) a Technical Support Unit (TSU) has been set up to be the comprehensive technical arm for the Department of Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS), and assist in implementation of TNUSSP through state and city level initiatives.

 

The first phase of the programme adopted a two-pronged approach: working in two model urban locations (Trichy city and two Town Panchayats near Coimbatore) to demonstrate transformations on-ground across the sanitation chain, while in parallel, creating an enabling environment, implementing state-wide actions, and scaling up innovations.

 

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

 

About the 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 s90ervices, 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 attempts to mainstream sanitation into existing initiatives, showcase innovations and systematically document and share learnings (particularly with a view to enabling replication).

 

Job Description

We are looking for a person who is passionate about the development sector and has a deep interest in working with spatial and non-spatial data. The candidate would be contributing to research on a range of topics with a focus on water and sanitation issues, and involving a variety of tasks including data extraction, analysis and visualisation.

 

The position of Research Associate / Data Analyst could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement for an initial duration of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent. The position will be based out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India. The Research Associate / Data Analyst will support across all components of TNUSSP, and work closely with the Governance and Enabling Framework team to deliver specified tasks.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting with primary and secondary research related to the TNUSSP and CWIS projects on a variety of topics including Governance, Inclusion, etc.;
  • Extracting and collating data (qualitative, quantitative and spatial) from existing secondary datasets (censuses, surveys etc. from various websites and databases) as well as building new datasets on water, sanitation and other related sectors;
  • Engaging with GoTN to collect relevant data related to water, sanitation and other related sectors;
  • Assisting in review and analysis of datasets, including contributing towards creating high quality outputs/visuals (dashboards, graphs, infographics, etc.), for independent use or inclusion in reports or other briefing/research material for internal and external audiences;
  • Assisting in review, quality assurance, analysis and regular reporting/tracking of indicators identified to monitor / evaluate the TNUSSP and CWIS initiatives;
  • Engaging with team members to socialise datasets and to support in bespoke data analysis;
  • Assisting in developing and managing data collection (including survey instruments for primary data collection) and entry protocols, and implementation;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of the project;
  • Supporting tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing and monitoring;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities and meetings of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

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.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Associate / Data Analyst will report to the Consultant – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

Applicants are required to possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent in relevant fields such as (but not limited to) Economics, Public Policy, Urban Planning, GIS, Development Studies or related disciplines. A minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrable experience in data analysis and visualisation is required.

 

S/he should also have analytical and report writing skills, possess good communication skills, and proficiency in standard MS office applications – Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Knowledge of any data analytics and visualisation tools, and experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or any other development sector, would be an added advantage. Reading and writing skills in Tamil and English are essential.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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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 - Social Development, City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)

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

 

The project builds on ongoing work done by IIHS on urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu (see tnussp.co.in). The first phase of the programme, which is nearing completion, adopted a two-pronged approach: working in two model urban locations to demonstrate city level transformations on-ground across the sanitation chain, while in parallel, creating an enabling environment, implementing state-wide actions, and scaling-up of innovations

 

Job Description

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

 

The CWIS Trichy project is anchored in the Practice Programme at IIHS and has a total expected duration of about two and a half years. Located mainly out of Trichy, the Specialist – Social Development will be responsible for supporting the execution of social and community development deliverables of the CWIS project.

 

This would be a contractual project-based engagement with the Practice team at IIHS, based out of Trichy, with frequent travel to Chennai and other urban locations in Tamil Nadu.

 

The relevant outcomes are improvement in access and services for urban poor, improvement in safety and welfare of sanitary workers, and mainstreaming gender concerns across sanitation value chain and increasing awareness for sanitation.  The anticipated deliverables to achieve these outcomes include: various assessments and baselines, design and implementation of pilots including slum improvements, increasing women’s participation and leadership in sanitation, adoption of safety protocols, various BCC activities etc. Further, this role requires working in close collaboration with communities and local partners.

 

This will be a contractual position, initially for the duration of 11 months.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting in the implementation of strategy and sanitation programme/ projects pertaining to urban poor and sanitary workers;
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of programmes targeted at gender equity in sanitation;
  • Collecting relevant data, and conducting assessments and studies at various stages of the project cycle;
  • Developing and maintaining networks with a range of stakeholders and groups for possible collaborations and platforms to mainstream inclusive sanitation in the city;
  • Contributing to the development of guidelines, training manuals, behavior change communication and advocacy materials;
  • Co-leading various participatory workshops, orientation workshops, trainings, etc.;
  • Engaging with the Trichy City Corporation, Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN), Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS) Department and constituents, other Government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and civil society formations, community groups, private sector, consortium partners, and the IIHS teams and networks;
  • Developing and maintaining a professional network in the area of social development practitioners and organisations;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Specialist – Social Development will report to the Senior Specialist/ Team Leader – City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The applicant is required to possess 3-9 years of relevant experience including training experience in the areas of Development Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences, or related disciplines. The applicant should have a demonstrable track record of implementing and supporting social and community development projects.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have good people management skills, and competency in project management and IT skills. Proficiency in the Tamil language is mandatory.  Applicants who have experience working with urban poor communities/slums, and/ or working on gender issues with the Government, would be at an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Trichy with frequent travel to Chennai 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.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Instructional Designer – Digital Blended Learning

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

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

 

The key skills / attributes required are:

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

 

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

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Geospatial Lab (Image Processing and Machine Learning)

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 customized 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

The Senior Associate – Geospatial Lab shall be housed in the Geospatial Lab at IIHS and support the ongoing research and practice projects at the lab.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Developing methods and automated workflows for processing satellite imagery and other spatial datasets;
  • Developing new machine learning algorithms for land cover and land use classification and estimating population and socio-economic characteristics from satellite imagery and other related datasets;
  • Handling multiple sources of high and medium resolution images of a large geographical area;
  • Contributing and supervising the ongoing research, practice and capacity building projects, especially the PEAK (Prediction and projection, Emergent urbanism, Adopted knowledge, Knowledge exchange) and the India Data Cube projects;
  • Contributing to the technical content of new research proposals and consultancy projects;
  • Publishing in high quality scientific journals and disseminating results on other platforms;
  • Interacting with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to exchange ideas and to identify new opportunities for collaborative work on a regular basis;
  • Supporting day-to-day operations of the lab, including project management;
  • Teaching, developing training materials and exercises, course coordination of the teaching and capacity building programs;
  • 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 and outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants for this role should have:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science/Geoinformatics or related disciplines with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field;
  • 5 years of work experience, including at least 2 years working with remote sensing data;
  • Strong working knowledge of machine learning and image processing techniques, tools and libraries;
  • Strong programming skills in Python or R;
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or PyTorch would be desirable;
  • Prior work experience with urban data and urban focused institutions would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in the implementation of algorithms in cloud platforms, especially on AWS;
  • Openness to work in highly interdisciplinary teams;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ablity 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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Senior Associate/Consultant - Geospatial Lab (Geoinformatics and Computer Science)

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

The Senior Associate/ Consultant shall be housed in the Geospatial Lab at IIHS and support the ongoing research and practice projects at the lab, with specific focus on activities involving geoinformatics and/or computer science.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Developing methods and automated workflows for spatial analysis and remote sensing;
  • Contributing to, and supervising, ongoing research, practice and capacity building projects;
  • Contributing to the technical content of new research proposals and consultancy projects;
  • Publishing in high quality scientific journals and disseminating results on other platforms;
  • Building networks and partnerships at national and international levels;
  • Supporting day-to-day operations of the lab, including project management;
  • Guiding and mentoring junior team members;
  • Teaching, developing training materials and exercises, course coordination of the teaching and capacity building programs;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, training, operations and other activities;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within and outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate/Consultant – Geospatial Lab will report to the Lead – Research and 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 Master’s degree in Geoinformatics/Computer Science or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of work experience;
  • Experience in using one or more open-source geospatial applications and services (QGIS, SAGA, GRASS, PostGIS, Geoserver, SNAP, WhiteBox, etc.);
  • Experience in using one or more open-sourced programming languages (Python, R, JavaScript, etc.); and spatial libraries (pyqgis, pyshp, GDAL, etc.);
  • Experience in developing web-based GIS analytical platforms using open-source tools on the Cloud (TerriaJS, Openlayers, Leaflet, etc.);
  • Experience in implementing spatial algorithms on cloud-platforms (Google Earth Engine, AWS etc.);
  • Experience in handling and analysis of large scale Optical and Radar satellite data;
  • Expertise in advanced statistical analysis / geostatistics is desirable;
  • Familiarity with Hyperspectral data, machine Learning methods and APIs (TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, Torch, etc.) would be an added advantage;
  • Prior work experience with urban data and urban focused institutions would be useful;
  • 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 offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager - IoT Lab

About the Kengeri Campus

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

IoT (Internet of Things) systems are also being implemented across the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus (BCC) buildings and the Kengeri campus, along with communication protocols for a real-time sustainability website/dashboard and an IoT lab to calibrate and test different systems. This will become the foundation to a full-blown neural network of IoT systems for the campus.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Project management of the Campus Operating System (OS) software development and being the focal point between the partners;
  • Guiding, mentoring and managing the IoT Lab and the IoT team under the overall leadership and direction of the CTO;
  • Planning and deployment of tools and techniques at the lab; analysing and rationalising different kind of sensors, microcontrollers, single board computers, power supplies, enclosures and other electronic components, power meters, water flow sensors etc.;
  • Optimising the architecture of the IoT neural network with edge computing for controls and management of devices and systems;
  • Exploring and evaluating new production techniques; managing the development, prototyping, productionising of hardware with modularity, scalability, resilience and cost;
  • Installation of IoT sensors and operationalising the systems; testing and deploying sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, CO2, Air Quality, Occupancy and others, creating edge decisions based on multiple parameters;
  • Managing Inventory and procurement;
  • Interfacing with the Building Management Systems (BMSs);
  • Analysing different communication protocols and networks; establishing communication platforms such as sub systems for interconnect communication;
  • Setting up data collection, storage, analysis and processing systems; analysing data and creating visualisation for dashboards;
  • Establishing quality paramaters; standardising all applications based on performance, operating conditions and ruggedness for usage;
  • Collaborating with the Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) at IIHS to ensure database structure for use cases with the ability to scale and port to the campus data lake; collaborating and coordinating cross functionally with other teams at IIHS including the campus development team, other labs and key enabling functions such as Finance and Operations;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager-IoT Lab will report to the Chief Technology Officer at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Engineer – IoT Lab

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire an IoT Engineer as an Associate in the IoT Lab to help and support the IoT technology programme. Using the lab as an incubation space, the goal will be to establish the IoT platforms and technology in a manner that will enable scaling up and deployment at the upcoming Kengeri campus. The incumbent will work as a key and integral part of the team that develops cutting edge IoT and ICT technology.

 

The qualified candidate will directly contribute to the advancement of environmental, spatial and sensing technologies. S/he will be a part of the technology stream, involved in cutting edge work that will put IIHS on the global map.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Analysing different kind of sensors, microcontrollers, single board computers, power supplies, enclosures and other electronic components based on usage, range, accuracy and cost;
  • Coding microcontrollers on any open source IDE;
  • Analysing different communication protocols and networks;
  • Testing and deploying sensors such as Temperature, Humidity, CO2, Air Quality, Occupancy and others with 12C, RS485, RS232, LoRa, IPV6 etc. protocols;
  • Establishing communication platforms such as sub system for interconnect communication; for outdoor locations, implementing wireless communication for data collection;
  • Setting up data collection, storage, analysis and processing;
  • Edge computing for controls and management of devices and systems;
  • Interfacing BMS for direct collection of data Photovoltaic System, Diesel Generator, Weather Station etc.;
  • Standardising all applications based on performance, operating conditions and ruggedness for usage;
  • Establishing power supply solutions for indoor and outdoor usage;
  • Collaborating with the Urban Informatics Lab at IIHS to ensure database structure for use cases with the ability to scale and port to campus data lake;
  • Coordinating with cross functional teams including the Urban Informatics Lab (UIL), Geospatial Lab (GSL), Campus Development Team and external partners for Campus OS;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS, carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS, and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The IoT Engineer (Associate – IoT Lab) will report to the IoT Lab Manager or any other person designated by the CTO at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

Skills required would include, but not be limited to:

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

 

Applicants should have

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

 Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager/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 Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Design or a related discipline;
  • 10 to12 years of strong professional experience;
  • 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;
  • A well-rounded design portfolio;
  • 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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Senior Associate – Knowledge Management

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

As the Senior Associate – Knowledge Management, you will be responsible for IIHS’ knowledge management infrastructure, support and operations, and dealing with key vendor relationships.

 

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

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

 

Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, with 5 to 7 years of work experience, including a minimum experience of 2 plus years in dealing with vendors and stakeholders;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with the deployment and support of ERP, HRMS, digital learning systems, eLearning tools like Moodle and Learnyst, various collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, SCCM, campus management systems, student lifecycle management, IoT based solutions, media asset management and similar ones;
  • Knowledge and exposure to the functional domain areas of cloud infrastructure and migration, edge computing and IoT integration;
  • Experience with large scale ERP, CRM, SCM implementations and related integration a major plus;
  • Knowledge and experience in evaluating, deploying and maintaining KM Infrastructure and applications deployed on-premise and public cloud, with technologies like AWS, Azure PaaS/ IaaS, Office 365, Windows Servers, Linux, Web servers, Database server including SQL, and big data solutions; should understand/ debug/ resolve Application/ Cloud and on-premise Infrastructure;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including with senior management;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate for Media Asset Management

Job Description

IIHS is looking for an associate (initially on a 11-month contractual engagement) to anchor all activities related to Media Asset Management (MAM). The position will be a part of the knowledge management team, which aims to execute and improve the key service delivery processes of Knowledge Management (KM) throughout the Institution and ensure that the correct metrics and Key Performance Indicators are in place. This team of KM professionals will evaluate, deploy, administer and maintain the technical infrastructure used by IIHS staff and other IIHS partners. Applicants are expected to be well-versed in current technological trends, tools, platforms and clued into potential future developments.

 

The role of the MAM associate is to help execute an operational delivery of the KM infrastructure and services, including support services, effectively and professionally, ensuring that the Institution’s infrastructure, data, assets and services are aligned with, and support, its strategic objectives.

 

This will be a contractual position, initially for the duration of 11 months.

 

Activities and Tasks

As a MAM associate, you will provide support on IIHS’ knowledge management infrastructure, deployment of MAM software and hardware, software administration, defining taxonomy, tagging framework, rules and guidelines, adhering to compliance, providing technical support (L1), and dealing with various user groups and solution providers.

 

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

  • Sharing the responsibility for managing all IIHS’ KM assets, including media assets in various formats, documents in various formats, their tagging, indexing, search, data protection, IP protection, process compliance, and similar functions 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 data management, data security and data protection, data storage and retrieval, accessibility to users, and conducting periodic audits;
  • Working with the different functional stakeholders and ensuring they use the MAM software as per the framework and guidelines defined and agreed;
  • 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 within the KM team, providing feedback on current day to day activities, and recommendations for improvement;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, training, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within the country as needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The MAM associate will be coordinating on these services and deliverables with the Senior Associate – Knowledge Management at IIHS and will be working closely with the Information Technology (IT) and KM leadership.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, or Library Science, with 3 to 5 years of work experience, including a minimum experience of 2 years in knowledge management solutions;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with the deployment, administration and support of the Media Asset Management, Digital Asset Management and similar solutions;
  • Knowledge and exposure to the functional domain areas of cloud infrastructure and IT infrastructure;
  • Experience or exposure with large-scale digital data management would be an added advantage;
  • Excellence in process compliance and detail orientation;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including with the senior management;
  • Ability to influence relevant the stakeholders for consistent usage of the MAM software;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Lead – Finance & Accounts

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer(CFO), the Lead – Finance & Accounts will be responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and reporting activities at IIHS. He/she will be involved in supporting presentations to the board’s finance and audit committees and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

 

The position will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of staff members. It will hold controller and functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The position will also be responsible for ensuring that systems and procedures are in place to support effective programme implementation and conduct flawless audits. The candidate will work closely with Programme leaders and their staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance function can support their respective programs.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) standards and regulatory requirements;
  • Developing various reports from time to time as per changing need of the organization. This will also include the monthly report format.
  • Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) accounting and compliance including revenue recognition of FCRA project funding;
  • Tax compliance including leading co-ordination with tax consultants;
  • Leading the finance team on monthly and quarterly closing activities;
  • Maintaining internal control and safeguarding the receipt of revenue, costs, and programme budgets and actual expenditures;
  • Coordinating all audit activity; like statutory audit, internal audit, half yearly audit and FCRA audit;
  • Consistently analyzing financial data and presenting financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicating monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitoring progress, changes and keeping the senior leadership abreast of the financial status;
  • Assisting the senior leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administering and reviewing all financial plans and comparing to actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate;
  • Leading and coordinating ERP implementation and working closely with the implementation and support partners;
  • Supporting the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery;
  • Overseeing all financial, project/programme and grants accounting; ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and programme budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collating financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
  • Managing organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the Programme Heads; collaborating with Programme Heads to assess the financial efficacy of programme operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support programme operations;
  • Managing and tracking the performance of invested assets, in alignment with the policies and investment guidelines;
  • Leveraging strengths of the finance team members; providing clarity on their roles and responsibilities; developing and implementing training programmes to maximize and help them reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
  • Providing leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organisation; creating and promoting a positive and supportive work environment;
  • 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 Lead – Finance & Accounts will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at IIHS and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external faculty/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification
This role is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with strong accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience in gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders.  The candidate will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programmes.

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

  • A minimum qualification – CA with at least 15 years of work experience;
  • Hands-on experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments;
  • Strong financial control and review skills characterised by unflinching rigour and attention to detail;
  • A track record in grants management; experience in compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential;
  • Technological savvy with experience in selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software;
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team, with a foresight and ability to delegate accordingly;
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners;
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Knowledge on FCRA and FEMA administration;
  • Implementation knowledge of ERP systems desirable;
  • Experience in leading and coaching a team and working closely with the Institution’s Leadership/Executive teams is essential;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the IIHS mission;
  • A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who in partnership with the CFO, will build and strengthen the Finance & Accounts function at IIHS.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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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

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document

Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

Download Job Description Document