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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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Research Assistant – Digital Labour Platforms and Employment

Job Description

IIHS seeks a Research Assistant to help with research and research management around digital platforms and employment in India. The role involves managing and conducting research that looks at women’s employment in the platform economy. Applicants must have an interest in, and familiarity with, the literature around digital labour platforms and questions around the future economy in India.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Desk based research using secondary literature and data sources on platforms and employment in India:
    • To Identify key sectors of women’s participation in platform and digital economy;
    • To Identify key national statistical trends in women’s participation;
  • Creating a database of organisations, trade unions, key civil society actors that are involved in the work of women’s economic empowerment in the digital economy;
  • Conducting primary research with key stakeholders like trade unions, civil society organisations, government officials;
  • Assisting in creating online surveys using Kobotoolbox;
  • Conducting data analysis from qualitative interviews;
  • Conducting data analysis from surveys with women workers;
  • Writing data summaries and analyses into policy briefs, journal articles, blog posts, or popular media;
  • Co-producing academic or policy outputs from this research;
  • Preparation of reports to funders and key stakeholders;
  • Arranging logistics for large-scale surveys, and meetings with key stakeholders;
  • Managing communication with survey agencies, and key stakeholders;
  • Assisting in writing grants for future work as required;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS, and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Research Assistant – Digital Labour Platforms and Employment will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the social sciences including sociology, digital humanities, labour, social work with 1- 3 years of relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of key debates in the emerging field of platform studies or the relationship between digital platforms and employment;
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite with ease and fluency, especially MS Excel and MS Office;
  • Ability to use digital tools like Kobobox would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to read fast and widely, and to understand academic and grey literature within humanities and market research.

 

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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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.

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate/ Manager - Practice

About the Practice Programme

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of long-term and project-based communications strategies based on institutional priorities and emerging market opportunities;
  • Helping develop and produce content to engage and educate audiences across various channels via newsletters, blogs, graphics, website content, and social media posts, with particular emphasis on knowledge product collaterals’;
  • Identifying and engaging with network organisations for IIHS work to find uptake in key channels;
  • Raising the publications profile of the Practice Programme team;
  • Supporting the planning, content development, and rollout of communication activities around key flagship international events;
  • Contributing to the development of social media activities and campaigns across multiple channels;
  • Contributing to keep the IIHS website up to date;
  • Coordinating between the Practice and Communications & Design teams for seamless flow and exchange of information as necessary to develop collaterals;
  • Researching and collecting information and data for content and communications strategies;
  • Helping drive events and campaign rollouts, internal and external;
  • Assisting in business development efforts, including pitch notes and presentations, as and when relevant;
  • Providing assistance in organising online events, including outreach and marketing plans;
  • Assisting with media relations mandates as and when relevant;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Communications Associate/ Manager – Practice Office will report to the Chief of Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate shall have:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position could be based in either New Delhi or Bengaluru and may entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Specialist - Capacity Building and Programme Management, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

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

 

The Senior Specialist – Capacity Building and Programme Management is responsible for delivery of the proposed programme components related to Capacity Building, co-ordination of the programme’s projects and management of their inter-dependencies.

 

This is a full-time regular position. The position will be located out of Chennai, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the scaling up of various on-going capacity building programmes under TNUSSP which are targeted at government officers, formal and informal private players, and academic institutions;
  • Co-ordinating with thematic leads for content creation/ curation, and managing quality assurance of the content;
  • Supporting the scaling of the above through conventional and innovative approaches/ models such as scaling through partnerships and digital-remote methods of delivery;
  • Monitoring and reviewing progress in the implementation including design of evaluation frameworks and conducting evaluation;
  • Institutionalising of above efforts at the ULB and state level;
  • Engaging and working closely with selected local partners to ensure key outcomes such as training of trainers, monitoring frameworks and options for services sustenance through linking/ converging with other programmes, funding sources;
  • Identification of needs for capacity-building actions through needs collection and analysis for the planned programmes;

In addition, the programme management activities in this role would include:

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant field such as urban policies, sociology, political science, etc. and preferably a post graduate degree in management with 15-20 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of working in development programmes with involvement in the design/ delivery of capacity-building. Though sectors such as environmental services, sanitation would be preferable, candidates with significant experience in other sectors can also apply. Working experience with the government and development sector is desirable. S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, interfacing with government and donor agencies, possess good communication, advocacy, people management and coordination skills, and be proficient in MS project management.

 

Reading and writing skills in both Tamil and English would be essential, and preference will be given to candidates with prior work experience with the government in South Indian states.

 

This offer is for a regular full-time position. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

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.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai, with frequent travelling to other locations within and outside Tamil Nadu.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Junior Specialist – Implementation Support, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

Job Description

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

 

The role of the Junior Specialist will be to provide implementation support by contributing to activities such as data collection, preparation of research methodology, tools, assessment and options for improvements. The role involves field work and working closely with the GoTN, community stakeholders to deliver on specified tasks.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Providing assistance in designing and conducting assessment studies such as catchment assessment, sanitation situation assessment and environmental baseline studies; and documentation;
  • Providing support in the development of tools for generating evidence for the WASH interventions;
  • Supporting field level activities using a combination of structured interviews, group discussions and observations;
  • Liaising and coordinating with government departments as required for data collection and ensuring smooth conduct of field work;
  • Supervision for quality assurance in work involving external agencies such as field surveys, laboratory analysis of water and wastewater samples;
  • Providing support in the preparation of engineering drawings and estimates for identified WASH interventions for on-site sanitation, networked sanitation systems, and waste containment/ treatment;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from TNUSSP, to feed into IIHS academic, research and capacity building initiatives;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training 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 Junior Specialist – Implementation Support, TNUSSP will report to the Specialist – Engineering and Implementation Support, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is expected to possess a professional degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering or related fields with 1-3 years of relevant experience in WASH or environmental sector including exposure to assessment / pre-feasibility studies / implementation of environmental services projects.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams; possess good communication and coordination skills, and proficiency in data analysis using spatial/ non-spatial tools. Prior experience in working with government and communication skills in Tamil are added advantages.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Chennai, with 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

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Implementation Support Associate, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

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

 

Job Description

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

 

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Tamil Nadu are currently managing sewage, fecal sludge and septage through networked and non-networked sanitation systems. The state is scaling-up treatment capacities in a phased manner; these treatment facilities are typically planned to serve a cluster of ULBs.

 

The Implementation Support Associate will be a part of the Practice team and will be involved in supporting the operationalising of FSM at the ULB/Cluster level with a focus on demonstrating and improving collection and conveyance aspects of the sanitation chain.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Facilitating rollout of standalone or cluster-level de-sludging models by organising discussions and consultative meetings with de-sludging operators, ULBs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Supporting the implementation of models by employing ICT tools, monitoring and reporting requirements and necessary incentives;
  • Collating operational data related to FSM by engaging with ULBs, supplemented by field assessments as necessary;
  • Providing necessary technical support for strengthening of FSM at ULBs, including rollout of FSM regulatory framework and procedures;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the TNUSSP to feed into IIHS’s academic, research and capacity building initiatives, and delivering training programs as needed;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training 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 Implementation Support Associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Specialist, TNUSSP at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a professional degree in Urban Planning or Development Studies or Social Work or any other related discipline with 1-3 years of relevant experience in implementing and supporting urban development or social/community development projects. Prior experience in working with government would be an added advantage.

 

S/he should have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, possess good coordination skills, and demonstrated competency in the English and Tamil languages.  Candidates with work experience in Tamil Nadu would be at an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Senior Specialist - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), 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.

 

This is a project-based position in the Practice team at IIHS, based out of Trichy. The incumbent will provide support on Governance and Engineering, and work closely with the team to deliver the following outputs:

  • Legal and regulatory review, and recommendations to improve urban sanitation at the city level;
  • Revisions to the City Operative Strategy and Guidelines for Septage Management;
  • Supporting the ULB and anchoring the preparation of City Sanitation Plans and programs, and Detailed Project Reports for sanitation solutions;
  • Identification, assessment and design of urban sanitation solutions and innovations;
  • Adaptation and testing of toolkits for planning, and benchmarking performance of sanitation systems;
  • Carrying out pre-feasibility of pilot demonstration projects and assisting in implementation of demonstration projects.

 

In addition, s/he will be expected to contribute to other projects in IIHS’s Practice programme, Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), and other programmes.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Leading a part of the multidisciplinary CWIS team;
  • Contributing to activities in the Governance and Enabling Framework Component, including the development and implementation of revised Operative Strategy and Guidelines, and short term and medium-term action plans;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the ULB, relevant departments, clients, partners, communities, institutions, and other stakeholders for implementation of CWIS activities;
  • Ensuring the constitution and functioning of the Working Group, City level Sanitation Task Forces, and other program structures including City Wide Sanitation planning for consultation and decision-making;
  • Contributing to review of legal and regulatory framework and mechanisms and providing recommendations for modifications in relation to urban sanitation in the short and medium term, and drafting recommended changes to rules and regulations;
  • Providing strategic inputs for the achievement of results in the Engineering, Planning and Implementation Support components;
  • Participating in the design, data collection and analysis of baseline studies;
  • Testing and reviewing tools and methods of planning and benchmarking urban sanitation solutions;
  • Providing technical inputs and helping design and implement pilot demonstration projects in selected locations;
  • Supporting project management tasks as and when required including planning, budgeting, training, implementing, monitoring and supervising, evaluating and closing research and consulting projects;
  • Actively contributing to grant raising, proposal writing and growing the project portfolio;
  • Executing other projects independently as and when required;
  • 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 Senior Specialist – WASH will report to the Team Leader, CWIS 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 a professional degree in Environmental Science or Engineering / Management / Public Health with 12-15 years relevant experience in implementation of projects under environmental services and in the area of policy, governance, institutional and service delivery reforms.

 

S/he should also have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, have interfaced with government and donor agencies, possess good people management skills and significant competency in project management and IT skills. Applicants should also have prior experience of working with the government. Proficiency in the Tamil language and work experience in Tamil Nadu 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 Trichy with frequent travel to other locations within Tamil Nadu and outside.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist - 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.

 

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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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Junior Specialist – City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), Trichy

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 services, and serve as global benchmarks.

 

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

 

Job Description

We are looking for a person who is passionate about the development sector and has a deep interest in working on water and sanitation issues. The candidate would be contributing to a range of research, analytical and implementation tasks.

 

The position of Junior Specialist could be either a regular position or a contractual project-based engagement. The position will be based out of Trichy, with travel as necessary to other locations in the State and India. The Junior Specialist will provide support across all components of CWIS, and work closely with the Team Lead to deliver specified tasks.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Providing assistance in tracking the implementation of project activities and timely delivery of outputs, and helping in reporting and documentation;
  • Managing communications and reporting on behalf of the Team Leader and the Project Team:
    • Responding to stakeholders in the normal course of communications;
    • Regularly updating the Government, Clients and others as needed;
    • Sharing regular updates to Internal IIHS Committees;
    • Liaising with various teams to produce briefs and updates;
    • Preparing Minutes of Meetings;
    • Record keeping and maintenance;
  • Interfacing and engaging with the Government of Tamil Nadu and / or Trichy City Corporation and other relevant authorities and stakeholders;
  • Assisting with primary and secondary research and preparation of outputs for a variety of topics including city sanitation planning, governance, inclusion, etc.;
  • Assisting in the review and analysis of datasets, and contributing towards creating high quality outputs/visuals, for independent use or inclusion in reports or other briefing/research material for internal and external audiences;
  • Providing writing assistance on reports, academic papers and other outputs as part of the project;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, practice, operations, training 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 Junior Specialist will report to the Team Lead, CWIS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The candidate is required to possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent in relevant fields such as Urban Planning, Development Studies or related disciplines with a minimum of 1-3 years of demonstrable experience in implementing and supporting urban development or related development projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Prior experience in working with the government would be an added advantage.

 

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 would be an added advantage. Reading and writing competence in Tamil and English is essential.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Trichy, 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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Communications Manager - TNUSSP & CWIS

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

About the Trichy CWIS Project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

The Communications Manager – TNUSSP & CWIS will be responsible for anchoring project communications for TNUSSP & CWIS including newsletter, website, social media and media engagement. S/he must be able to showcase the work of the programme, while also aiming to raise the profile of urban sanitation on the whole through powerful and engaging communication.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Anchoring project communications for the TNUSSP & CWIS projects, including operationalising strategies, content development, execution of campaigns, and media relations;
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and adapting comprehensive multi-media communication strategies, targeted at multiple segments, to build continued awareness about the programme, while raising the profile of urban sanitation;
  • Creating targeted communication strategies for flagship events and launches;
  • Facilitating and guiding the preparation of diverse communication materials across various channels in multiple languages, especially English and Tamil;
  • Coordination with different teams for ensuring successful conceptualisation, design and production of communication products including press kits, leaflets, brochures, presentations, press releases, banners and testimonials, etc.;
  • Working with a multitude of stakeholders including team members, partners, government, etc.;
  • Streamlining processes and workflows, including quality assurance, and systematic archiving;
  • Responding to communication-related issues in a timely manner;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Communications Manager – TNUSSP & CWIS will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Team Leader, TNUSSP or any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

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

 

Person Specification

The candidate shall possess:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or similar discipline/s with 8-10 years of relevant experience, working with content and communication plans, preferably for a development sector programme;
  • Excellent communication skills – both spoken and written; fluency in Tamil would be an added advantage;
  • Excellent organisational and managerial capabilities, with the ability to work across teams and manage work pressure;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to design communication targeted at a wide variety of audiences;
  • Ability to manage a team and activities from content creation, including both text and visual outputs, to planning and execution, and monitoring;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software;
  • Familiarity with digital and social media to ensure the communication plans are well rounded and suitable to multiple and inter-generational audiences;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams, and a variety of programmes.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

The position is based in Chennai with frequent travel within Tamil Nadu and other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Associate - TNUSSP & CWIS

About the TNUSSP

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

 

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

 

IIHS is supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu, and is the lead agency for implementation of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP).

 

About the Trichy CWIS Project

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the execution of the project communication plan;
  • Supporting the team with media, communications and online training including on-camera interviews, public pieces, editorial outreach, strategic communications and crisis communications;
  • Assisting in content development including, editing assistance across all communication material e.g., TNUSSP website, social media, newsletters, blogs, etc.;
  • Maintaining a calendar for the website, mailing lists and mailing interface for newsletter;
  • Tracking reports and other programme outputs;
  • Providing assistance as needed in preparing analytics data for all communication mediums of TNUSSP;
  • Providing support to all media related activities including building and maintaining all such relationships;
  • Documenting and archiving all project communication output;
  • Liaising with the Design team to ensure smooth production of all communication material;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Communications Associate – TNUSSP & CWIS will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Team Leader, TNUSSP or any other person designated by the Team Leader, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

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

 

Person Specification

The candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Urban development or other related fields with 3-4 years of relevant work experience; prior experience in working on a communications mandate for projects would be preferred;
  • The ability to edit documents on a variety of subjects related to urban sanitation;
  • A flair for writing, with strong attention to detail;
  • A good understanding of, and the ability to, work on social media platforms as and when needed;
  • Proficiency in English and Tamil, both spoken and written, would be an advantage;
  • The ability to work successfully within a team, and to coordinate effectively with multiple other teams;
  • The ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Quick learning ability along with flexibility, curiosity and interest in working with colleagues from different streams of the project;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word and other desktop publishing software.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai with frequent travel within Tamil Nadu and other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Manager - IoT Lab

About the Kengeri Campus

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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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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Tagging Associate – Media Lab

About the Media Lab

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

 

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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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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Manager - Digital Media

About the Communications team

The Communications team at IIHS is part of the Communications and Design function and interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Job Description

The Manager – Digital Media will be part of the IIHS Communications team. S/he will focus on digital media planning, strategy, management and monitoring. Other support activities will include internal communication with relevant team members for Community Engagement, Social Media and Campaign Analytics.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Planning and strategising for social media:
    • Developing expansion and implementation plans;
    • Researching the best practices followed by similar institutions to understand the language of the message and their target audience;
    • Creating a high level social media calendar and coordinating content from different stake holders;
  • Developing content for social media:
    • Managing all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing across different platforms and performing quality checks on content;
    • Providing support in developing blogs;
    • Maintaining a monthly content calendar for publishing content across IIHS’ social media handles;
    • Maintaining information channels with various departments and projects for timely updates;
    • Using tools to automate mailing (like Mailchimp/SendinBlue/ActiveCampaign), CRM (like Hubspot) and Social Media Management (like Hootsuite/Buffer).
  • Managing paid promotions in self-serve digital media ad platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Tracking paid posts and their outcomes on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for campaign optimisation;
    • Relating website metrics with social media activities;
  • Travelling to other locations for live social media activity and supporting institutional events as and when required;
  • Providing digital media training:
    • Training junior team members and new entrants on the team;
    • Conducting sessions on social media for learners/staff;
    • Organising internal workshops and providing support for external workshops;
  • Building relationships with online influencers;
  • Providing support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, operations, training and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Manager – Digital Media will report to the Head – Communications and Design at IIHS or to any other person designated by the Head, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should

  • Have a Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Communication, English, Social Sciences, Management or any other relevant discipline;
  • Have 8-10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Have excellent command over English, with proficiency in Kannada or any other native Indian language being an added advantage;
  • Be proficient in writing for digital media, with precision and attention to detail;
  • Have experience in digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • Understand the basic analytics of each digital marketing platform to create meaningful reports for stakeholders, and appreciate the importance of working in a data driven manner;
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Understand the basic principles of design and suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the Design Team to create marketing collateral;
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Have the ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives;
  • Be able to manage timelines, even with short notice;
  • Adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting;
  • Understand the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • Be willing to analyse and learn from feedback;
  • Basic knowledge of website back-end and Search Engine Optimisation (on-page and link building) would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Digital Media Associate

About the Communications team

The Communication team at IIHS is part of the Communications and Design function and interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Job Description

The Digital Media Associate will be part of the IIHS Communications team and will be expected to provide end-to-end hands-on support in all digital media activities and initiatives. This is a contractual engagement for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Planning for social media outreach:
    • Helping create social media calendars and coordinating content from different stakeholders;
    • Researching the best practices followed by similar institutions to understand the language of the message and their target audience;
  • Developing content and managing digital media channels:
    • Helping manage all channels in a hands-on manner;
    • Writing and posting across different platforms after performing quality checks on content;
    • Collaborating with the design and media teams to get visual content support for social media;
    • Providing content support in developing blogs and writing/editing long form content when needed;
    • Maintaining a monthly content calendar for publishing content across IIHS’ social media handles;
    • Using tools to automate Social Media Management (like Hootsuite/Buffer), mailing (like Mailchimp/SendinBlue/ActiveCampaign), CRM (like Hubspot) and using content creation tools like Canva;
  • Helping in content creation and targeting research for paid promotions in self-serve digital media ad platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Creating analytics reports:
    • Tracking social media pages and posts (organic);
    • Helping track paid posts and their outcomes on all digital media platforms;
    • Using data for content and campaign optimisation;
    • Relating website metrics with social media activities;
  • Travelling to other locations for live social media activity and supporting institutional events as and when required;
  • Maintaining and updating formats, SOPs, Guides and Checklists for digital media outreach;
  • Helping build relationships with online influencers where needed;
  • Providing support to activities in other areas including academics, research, practice, operations, training and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Communication, English, Social Sciences, Management or any other relevant discipline;
  • 1-4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent command over English, and proficiency in writing for online media; ability to write with precision and attention to detail; and versatility with writing in both conversational as well as formal tones;
  • Experience in digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Search Console, WordPress and Google Ads;
  • An understanding of the basic analytics of each digital marketing platform to help create meaningful reports for stakeholders, and an eagerness to work in a data driven manner;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and online document collaboration tools like Google Docs and Google Sheets;
  • An understanding of the basic principles of design and the ability to suggest design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the Design Team to help create marketing collateral;
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • The ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives;
  • A willingness to adhere to processes and formats for planning and reporting;
  • The ability to manage timelines, even with short notice;
  • A basic understand of the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • A willingness to learn continuously from thought leaders and through hands-on practice in the ever-evolving world of digital media, and curiosity about what works for the target audience;
  • Openness to feedback and a desire for continuous self-improvement and development.

 

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

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Project Manager – ERP Implementation

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Applications, or Information Systems, or any other engineering degree, with at least 8 years of work experience, including a minimum of 3 plus years in a project management role;
  • Hands-on experience of managing projects such as implementation of ERP or similar migration projects;
  • Professional certification such as PMP from PMI will be preferred;
  • Knowledge or exposure to SDLC and quality processes will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with business process mapping, project planning, execution and control; sound understanding of ERP such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 or SAP, CRP, DMS, SharePoint, HRMS, SCM implementation and related integration; experience with various collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, IT tools, media asset management and similar ones;
  • Good understanding of Procurement and Supply Chain Management;
  • Experience in the development of management dashboards using Microsoft Power BI would be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge or exposure to cloud infrastructure and migration, and integration with various software solutions;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the Institution, including with senior management;
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – IT Applications Engineering

Job Description

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

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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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.

 

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Associate – Legal & Regulation

Job Description

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

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

 

Other qualifications required for this role, include:

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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