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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

Ecological and Water Economist – School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

Who are we?

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SES) at IIHS and its Long-term Urban Ecological Observatory (LTUEO), the first such mega-city observatory in the world, focus on the sustainable transformation of diverse human settlements and the social-ecological-technical  systems they are part of in the face of global change, especially urbanisation and climate change. The SES and LTUEO work on cutting edge scholarship and knowledge, education, and practice focused on solutions to wicked and complex environment and sustainability problems within the context of a rapidly urbanising India.

 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an emerging scholar in ecological/ environmental/ water economics to build out IIHS’ research on the economic dimensions of all types of water use: blue, green, grey, black and their ecological, socio-economic and sustainability linkages. Prospective applicants will work with faculty within the SES and LTUEO as well as other Schools at IIHS, building on ongoing and emerging work in water systems, ecology and ecosystem services at multiple scales of governance and management. The ideal candidate will need to showcase quantitative and analytical rigour through his/her ability to conduct cutting edge economic modelling of ecological and water systems and contribute to salient and policy relevant scientific peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will also join the IIHS Secretariat for the Global Commission on the Economics of Water (GCEW).

 

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecological/ environmental economics or a related field, with an emphasis on water, water systems (e.g. rivers, lakes, reservoirs, dams, managed wetlands, rural and urban water systems including surface and ground-water based irrigation) and a proven research and publication record with at least three relevant publications in noted peer-reviewed journals. Ideal candidates will also have exposure to, or some knowledge of, agriculture as well as the urban (e.g. in urban systems, urban economics, urban studies, and urban planning), and engagement with policy-facing questions. Experience with public finance, valuation and green accounting will be useful.

 

Applicants should have a demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge in various methodological approaches; experience in using a range of econometric tools and models (e.g. demand forecasting, time series analysis, integrated assessment modelling); exposure to modelling using ecosystem services quantification and valuation; the ability to generate insights by analysing large secondary data sets, the ability to design studies and generate novel primary and field data; and proficiency in using Python and/or R.

 

What will you be expected to do?

You will be engaged in using the latest quantitative economic tools to conduct cutting edge economic analyses using primary and secondary data linked to diverse techniques on diverse water and linked ecological systems at all scales of management and governance as a basis for understanding their contribution to sustainable transformations and development.  You will be expected to produce salient and policy relevant publications that will help inform management and policy. You will work with scholars and practitioners in other disciplines at SES/LTUEO to generate new interdisciplinary knowledge that informs and learns from practice and contributes to novel data generation.

 

What do we offer?

Our growing body of cutting-edge research and practice offers opportunities that encompass water, ecological and infrastructural systems at local to national scale with active participation and contributions to international science-policy forums such as  IPCC and IPBES apart from being an important member of the GCEW team.

 

Our collective faculty experience and scholarship on water, ecology, sustainability science, climate science and urban sciences offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional development. You will be part of a high-performance interdisciplinary team with access to established partners and collaborators from across the world.

 

You will have access to the first mega-city LTUEO in the world and IIHS’ cutting-edge Geospatial Lab, Urban Informatics Lab, Word Lab and Media Lab.

 

We offer a flexible, inclusive and diverse work environment across our campuses and diverse field sites and projects that provide the biophysical, social-ecological and technical basis for application of ecological/water economics at scale.

 

We offer compensation that’s commensurate with qualifications and demonstrated experience and skills, along with a range of benefits and support.

 

What interests should you have?

Ideal candidates would have an interest in the creation and application of diverse knowledge and practices to address water and hydrologic systems within the larger framework of environmental and sustainability challenges in an integrated manner.

 

Openness to interdisciplinary, collegial and collaborative teamworking, along with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, are essential.

 

The ability and interest to communicate in peer-reviewed journals and in mainstream and social media is desirable.

 

Where will you be based?

You will be based in Bengaluru but may be required to travel to other campuses and field sites and projects across India and abroad as needed.

 

Anything else you should know?

Review and Assessment – The role and performance of this position 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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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 Impact and Communications Specialist - School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

About the School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

The School of Environment and Sustainability at IIHS examines and answers questions around sustainable development and the environment, ecological restoration and nature-based solutions, and adapting to climate change impacts and risks. The School focuses on human settlements and socio-ecological systems across a continuum from semi-natural ecosystems to mega cities in India and the Global South.

 

SES has one of the largest concentrations of IPCC authors in a single South Asian institution with leadership positions in chapters across three major reports over the AR5 and AR6 cycles, and two SR1.5 derivative reports – the Summary for Urban Policymakers and GCF-supported Summary for Financial Decision Makers.

 

Job Description

The research impact and communications specialist will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on climate change and migration, and responsible for anchoring multimedia research impact strategy, project-level public engagement activities, strategic communication of project outputs, and anchoring project brand design. As part of the team, the incumbent’s involvement will include the creation and implementation of a strategic communication and dissemination plan with a focus on driving impact through narrative change (i.e., using communications and evidence-based outreach on climate change and migration to translate research into impact). The role will require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications and Design team, Word Lab and Media Lab to ensure that project communications are harmonised with the core communication strategy and design at the institutional level.

 

There are two positions open for this role, one focussing on urban areas and one on rural areas. These are contractual positions for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, with the potential to turn into a regular position over time.

  

Activities and Tasks

  • Leading overall strategic communication and dissemination planning including, but not limited to, a communications strategy for the project period differentiated by stakeholder groups, diversity of communications outputs including multimedia material and communication of findings for wide uptake;
  • Working closely with multiple local and internal partners in co-anchoring research impact tasks including developing a strategy to design and disseminate knowledge products and anchoring public-facing national and international events and workshops;
  • Working closely in and with the research team to co-develop a research impact strategy including planning and implementing activities for narrative change around climate migration; this will involve working with multiple stakeholders, designing and conducting participatory workshops, and understanding and anchoring need-based, evidence-based knowledge products;
  • Supporting the research team in creating tailored outputs and research-to-action activities at community, (sub-)national, and international levels in various formats including written content, multimedia outputs, stakeholder engagement activities and network building;
  • Providing support to the research team in identifying the need for, and organizing, project events such as workshops and stakeholder consultations at multiple locations in India as needed;
  • Identification of appropriate avenues and design of relevant material for amplifying communication on project findings and increasing impact;
  • Collaborating with the IIHS Media Lab, Word Lab, and Communications & Design teams to create audio-visual content, and to develop material for wider dissemination; this will include supporting website development and website updates;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution – Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The research impact and communications specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – School of Environment and Sustainability (SES) at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and network partners.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate should have:

  • An advanced degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, design, journalism, or development studies, with demonstrated knowledge/experience of climate change, environmental change, human geography or related fields;
  • 3-5 years of work experience in design, communications, journalism, or related areas;
  • Ability to develop, design, and implement a creative and evidence-based approach to communications and dissemination aimed at multiple audiences, while ensuring ideals of inclusion and equity of multiple voices and ideas;
  • Ability to connect with people and liaise with researchers from partner organisations and assist them in translating knowledge generated through  projects into action;
  • Experience of working with multilateral or bilateral agencies, donor-funded research projects, INGOs, think tanks, foundations, or consulting firms, on their outreach programmes would be an added advantage;
  • Excellent command of English; experience in writing for media or designing for multiple platforms; and the ability to write with precision and attention to detail; knowledge of regional languages like Odia/Malayalam/Kannada/Bengali would be an added advantage;
  • 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 graphic designers to create communication products.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Bengaluru and will entail travel to other locations in India and possibly abroad.

 

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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Climate Change and Migration Research Specialist (Kochi) - School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

About the School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

The School of Environment and Sustainability at IIHS examines and answers questions around sustainable development and the environment, ecological restoration and nature-based solutions, and adapting to climate change impacts and risks. The School focuses on human settlements and socio-ecological systems across a continuum from semi-natural ecosystems to mega cities in India and the Global South.

 

SES has one of the largest concentrations of IPCC authors in a single South Asian institution with leadership positions in chapters across three major reports over the AR5 and AR6 cycles, and two SR1.5 derivative reports – the Summary for Urban Policymakers and GCF-supported Summary for Financial Decision Makers.

 

Job Description

The climate change and migration research specialist will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on climate change and migration, and responsible for anchoring field engagements in Kochi. As part of the team, the incumbent’s involvement will include planning and execution of fieldwork that comprises qualitative and quantitative methods with a focus on climate-induced migrations. S/he will conduct life history interviews and key informant interviews, organise workshops and stakeholder engagement activities, and build local networks. The role requires working closely with local partner/s in Kochi to coordinate field tasks.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of research tools and instruments;
  • Contributing towards literature reviews and background research as needed;
  • Conducting field research activities as assigned, including:
    • Life history interviews with migrants from Odisha;
    • Semi-structured and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders;
    • Observing community dynamics, organising group discussions and facilitating meaningful dialogue;
    • Developing and using creative tools during multi-stakeholder events;
  • Maintaining detailed field notes and records of research activities; transcribing interviews;
  • Preparing data for analysis by cleaning, coding, and entering information into spreadsheets;
  • Collaborating with the IIHS Media Lab and Word Lab teams to ensure effective data collection and evidence building; create audio-visual content and develop material for wider dissemination; support website development and website updates;
  • Providing support in identifying the need for, and organising, workshops and stakeholder consultations at multiple locations in India;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations, and 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 climate change and migration research specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Research Consultant – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and network partners.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A master’s degree in social work, social science, development studies, rural development, environmental studies, or related discipline;
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and/or participatory data collection (e.g., focus group discussions) and administering quantitative household surveys;
  • Previous experience in working on migration and with migrant communities;
  • Familiarity with the Odisha state and its migratory trends, including its socio-cultural and political landscape;
  • Language proficiency in: Odiya, Hindi, and English.

 

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 Kochi, Kerala, and will entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Climate Change and Migration Research Specialist (Odisha) - School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

About the School of Environment and Sustainability (SES)

The School of Environment and Sustainability at IIHS examines and answers questions around sustainable development and the environment, ecological restoration and nature-based solutions, and adapting to climate change impacts and risks. The School focuses on human settlements and socio-ecological systems across a continuum from semi-natural ecosystems to mega cities in India and the Global South.

 

SES has one of the largest concentrations of IPCC authors in a single South Asian institution with leadership positions in chapters across three major reports over the AR5 and AR6 cycles, and two SR1.5 derivative reports – the Summary for Urban Policymakers and GCF-supported Summary for Financial Decision Makers.

 

Job Description

The climate change and migration research specialist will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on climate change and migration, and responsible for anchoring field engagements in Odisha. As part of the team, the incumbent’s involvement will include planning and execution of fieldwork that comprises qualitative and quantitative methods with a focus on climate-induced migrations and immobility. S/he will conduct household and key informant interviews, organise workshops and stakeholder engagement activities, and build local networks. The role requires working closely with local partner/s in Odisha to coordinate field tasks.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of research tools and instruments;
  • Contributing towards literature reviews and background research as needed;
  • Conducting field research activities as assigned, including:
    • Administering household surveys and conducting semi-structured and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders;
    • Observing community dynamics, organising group discussions, and facilitating dialogues;
    • Conducting life history interviews with migrants and non-migrants;
    • Developing and using creative tools during multi-stakeholder events;
  • Maintaining detailed field notes and records of research activities; transcribing interviews;
  • Preparing data for analysis by cleaning, coding, and entering information into spreadsheets;
  • Travelling to research sites within India and adhering to safety protocols;
  • Conducting oneself professionally and respectfully with all research participants and stakeholders;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of collected data and adhering to research ethics guidelines;
  • Collaborating with the IIHS Media Lab and Word Lab teams to ensure effective data collection and evidence building; create audio-visual content and develop material for wider dissemination; support website development and website updates;
  • Providing support in identifying the need for, and organising, workshops and stakeholder consultations at multiple locations in India;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations, and 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 climate change and migration research specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Research Consultant – Practice at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and network partners.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree in social work, social science, development studies, rural development, environmental studies, or related discipline;
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and/or participatory data collection (e.g., focus group discussions) and administering quantitative household surveys;
  • Previous experience in working on migration and with migrant communities;
  • Familiarity with the Odisha state and its migratory trends, including its socio-cultural and political landscape;
  • Language proficiency in: Odiya, Bengali.

 

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 Odisha and will entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate / Manager – Office of the School of Human Development (SHD)

About the School of Human Development

The School of Human Development (SHD) at IIHS focuses on social transformation. The School understands social transformation as a set of processes that are rooted in, and seek to directly address:

  • Inequality in social status and substantive rights based on identity;
  • The absence of material and economic dignity for the urban majority; and
  • Inequities in political presence, recognition and participation.

 

The School’s core focus areas are: decent work, affordable housing, social inequality, social protection, urban health, and community mobilisation.

 

Job Description

The Senior Associate / Manager – SHD Office will be part of a small, core team which will assist in building out the School over the coming years. The core responsibility of this position will be to assist in the development and implementation of the School’s strategy.

 

The incumbent will support governance, strategic and operational planning, the management of resources (people, physical and financial), development and delivery of the academic courses, external engagement, relationship building with key partners and collaborators, and knowledge management and outreach. S/he will act as one of the primary links between SHD and various programmes, labs, and other schools at IIHS. Along with individual faculty and other team members, s/he will need to ensure coordination and timely delivery of outcomes.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Strategy and Planning:

  • Supporting operational and strategic planning, governance, budgeting, resource management and personnel planning;
  • Coordinating various initiatives of the School, including overall programme management as well as budgeting;
  • Planning, overseeing and implementing school-wide systems and processes for activities as needed;
  • Generating business development strategies (including periodic updates on the market landscape), and identifying opportunities and initiatives in partnership with faculty / staff and in line with the strategic objectives of the School;
  • Designing, commissioning/conducting research on domains related to the school, as well as preparing briefing and information papers;

 

Relationship Management and Communications:

  • Assisting in the development and management of external relationships and collaboration opportunities with key domestic and international partners, and collaborators;
  • Ensuring effective communication across the School and with the wider institution, and positive working relations with other schools and programmes;
  • Representing the School on committees or other forums, where required, and advocating for the interests of the School as with those of the institution;
  • Collaboration with the communication and design team, developing and supporting in execution of communication strategy;

 

Operations:

  • Assisting in setting up and ensuring continuous improvement in the infrastructure, and administrative systems and procedures for the School’s activities;
  • Managing the interface among various programmes, labs, schools, administration, procurement, finance and legal;
  • Monitoring resources, processes and deliverables of projects delivered by the programmes within the School;
  • Supporting and coordinating the development and delivery of specialised degree / diploma programmes including preparatory activities, content delivery, internships and placements, stakeholder management, and reporting;
  • Managing and monitoring recruitment, staff progress, and learning and development for the School in consultation with the Associate Deans and the People Function;
  • Assisting in regular reporting to the Associate Dean on key milestones and highlighting critical concerns and risks;
  • Coordinating the preparation of the School’s Annual Report and contributing towards the preparation of the institution’s Annual Report;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of institution building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate / Manager will report to the Associate Dean – School of Human Development 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 should have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field including but not limited to Planning/ Public Policy/ Public Administration/ Management/ Social Work/ or across the Social Sciences and Humanities, or a related field;
  • A total of 5 to 8 years of administrative or management experience, ideally in the urban or development sector;
  • Prior experience in academic management and administration or a similar domain is preferred, or strong experience in programme management;
  • Experience of working in inter-disciplinary teams, preferably across practice and research;
  • Strong writing, analytical and numerical skills;
  • A high level of organisational capability, including the ability to establish and maintain effective systems, procedures and processes and manage competing demands and deadlines without compromising quality;
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and collaborate with inter-disciplinary and diverse teams; analyse and present information and produce well researched high-quality reports, submissions, and other documents; negotiate complex issues and manage change;
  • The ability to think strategically, contribute effectively to strategic planning processes and to operationalise strategy with the administrative operations of the School;
  • Effective working knowledge of at least one Indian language.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate - School of Human Development

About the School of Human Development 

The School of Human Development (SHD) at IIHS focuses on social transformation. The School understands social transformation as a set of processes that are rooted in, and seek to directly address:

  1. Inequality in social status and substantive rights based on identity;
  2. The absence of material and economic dignity for the urban majority; and
  3. Inequities in political presence, recognition and participation.

 

The School’s core focus areas are: decent work, affordable housing, social inequality, social protection, urban health, and community mobilisation.

 

Job Description

The SHD is seeking candidates who are interested in building a portfolio of practice work or practice-led research work.  The position will involve field-based engagement and support for analysis and practice pertaining to specific SHD projects. This will involve being engaged in data collection, overseeing project implementation, and coordination with various stakeholders.

 

Specifically, the incumbent will work on a project that examines creche programmes and models for children of informal workers at various types of work sites.

 

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:

Project Implementation and Field Coordination:

  • Collaborating with the project team to develop and implement detailed project plans, timelines, and activities;
  • Coordinating with relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth execution of project activities;
  • Conducting regular site visits to assess operations, address challenges, and provide support;

 

Support in monitoring:

  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing project data regularly to monitor performance indicators and identify trends;
  • Ensuring accurate and timely data entry and verification processes;
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments to measure the effectiveness of interventions;
  • Identifying the best practices and lessons learned from the project to inform future program strategies;

 

Community Engagement and Communication:

  • Engaging with parents, caregivers, and community members to create awareness about the creche project;
  • Fostering strong relationships with local communities and key stakeholders to ensure their active participation;
  • Assisting in the development of communication materials, success stories, and case studies;

 

Others:

  • 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 associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – Academics & Research at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is keen on working on a practice-based project and is keen in setting up the ecosystem for building childcare centers for women in the informal economy.  The candidate should be comfortable with innovating to solve urban problems in a constrained environment.

 

The ideal candidate would have a demonstrable track record of practice projects or practice-led research. Any previous experience of project management or stakeholder management will be preferable. Further, any experience on practice or research work on the themes of informal work in Indian cities will be an advantage.

 

S/he should also be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and should be able to manage multiple work streams and deadlines.

 

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field including social work, social sciences, development studies, urban planning or related fields;
  • At least 2 years of experience in project coordination and implementation;
  • Qualitative research or survey research skills;
  • The ability to comfortably work with interdisciplinary teams;
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi; fluency in Gujarati will be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Bangalore and the candidate will be expected to travel to Ahmedabad, Jaipur or any other city where the project may require engaging with stakeholders.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Research Associate (Planning) – School of Economic Development (SED)

About the School of Economic Development (SED)

The IIHS School of Economic Development takes a heterodox approach towards fostering sustainable and equitable economic transitions across different scales of human settlements. The School is interdisciplinary and embedded in the social, political and ecological relations of economic transitions. The SED thematics are informed by the challenges of social and spatial inequality, informality, social determinants of economic marginalisation, ecological unsustainability and gaps in institutional, financial and regulatory capacities to foster sustainable economic transitions in Indian urban regions.  The school’s work is located across multiple fields of enquiry including political economy, economic geography, regional science, public finance, development economics, labour geography, industrial sociology, political ecology, urban economics, economic history, etc.

 

Job Description

The School of Economic Development is looking for a research associate interested in economic planning and development. The incumbent will be part of an active practice project with the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), as part of which IIHS will be providing recommendations for economic planning for the Chennai metropolitan region. We require a dynamic and motivated individual who is capable of working to multiple deadlines, and of working in a large interdisciplinary team.

 

The core responsibility of the position will be to conduct policy and plan analysis and literature review in the context of economic planning for the project, to undertake spatial analysis of multiple datasets, to organise and be a part of stakeholder consultations and to carry out stakeholder interviews, to work with the team to arrive at recommendations based on primary and secondary data analysis, and to coordinate with the Client as required. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating across multiple teams and will work towards production of reports and presentations required as part of the project.

 

This is a contractual engagement for a term of 11 months.

  

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Collecting, analysing and synthesising relevant plan and policy documents, historic documents;
  • Conducting literature review and synthesising;
  • Carrying out stakeholder interviews and organising stakeholder workshops;
  • Conducting primary and secondary research for the project;
  • Collecting inputs from relevant team members/ external stakeholders and synthesising it for various outputs;
  • Coordinating with the client and with internal team members;
  • Report writing and making presentations;
  • Providing support in project management;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The research associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – Practice or with any other person designated by the team leader of the CMDA project, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Graduate and Post graduate degree in Urban Planning or related disciplines;
  • Prior experience of at least 5 years related to Urban Planning, Urban Economy, Economic Development or Labour and Employment studies;
  • Experience with report writing; basic familiarity with design is preferred;
  • Familiarity with the Tamil language and Chennai region (preferable);
  • Ease in working with inter-disciplinary teams, and engaging with external stakeholders.

 

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

 

The position is open immediately and candidates available to join at the earliest will be preferred.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Lead – Academic Outreach & Marketing

About the IIHS Academic Programmes and Schools

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

 

The academic programmes are supported by the five interdisciplinary IIHS Schools: School of Environment and Sustainability (SES), School of Systems and Infrastructure (SSI), School of Economic Development (SED), School of Human Development (SHD) and School of Governance (SoG). Each School has a particular transformational theme and a set of teaching, research and practice projects and programmes within it. Collectively, the five schools systematically address a wide range of urban issues, from questions of livelihood and economic development, access to basic infrastructure, affordable housing and healthcare for all, to tackling climate change and land governance.

 

Job Description

The Lead – Outreach & Marketing will manage the outreach and marketing process for IIHS’ growing portfolio of academic programmes. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing outreach activities for the academic programmes and ensuring that the applications target for all courses are met, in terms of both numbers and quality of students, while ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and policies. S/he will have to collaborate with other Functions and Programmes in IIHS to ensure that the outreach process is efficient and effective, and also maintain relationships with various academic institutions and organizations, industry partners, and other stakeholders to promote IIHS and attract qualified applicants.

 

The role requires excellent communication, leadership skills, market orientation, and networking and influencing skills.

  

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Defining and deploying outreach and marketing strategies to ensure that potential students are aware of IIHS’s academic programmes and consider them as genuine and preferred career options;
  • Recruiting, managing, and building the outreach & marketing team;
  • Managing and optimising the outreach budget;
  • Setting up systems, processes, and technologies to gather and analyse applications data on an ongoing basis to drive continuous improvement;
  • Collaborating with the Communications and Design team and other relevant teams to promote the Institution to prospective students;
  • Working closely with the Academics & Research team and the different IIHS Schools to ensure that application standards align with the Institution’s academic goals;
  • Working closely with the Legal & Regulation team to ensure that all Outreach & Marketing systems, processes, activities and initiatives are compliant with regulatory requirements;
  • Representing IIHS at admissions events and conferences;
  • Establishing relationships with external vendors and service providers;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with other educational institutions and ecosystem partners;
  • Staying up-to-date with academic and industry trends and best practices, not just to enhance the outreach process but also to provide inputs to academics and other institutional processes;
  • Contributing to other IIHS initiatives and programmes as needed;
  • 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 the country as and when needed.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree in Management, Human Resources, Urban Planning, Law, Humanities / Social Sciences, Human Development, or other relevant discipline;
  • Total experience of at least 15 years, out of which at least 5 should be in marketing & outreach (in a higher education context);
  • Experience in setting up and managing teams and budgets;
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting;
  • Experience and ability to work in matrix structures;
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing outreach strategies and plans;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Associate / Senior Associate - Academic Outreach & Marketing

About the IIHS Academic Programmes and Schools

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

 

The academic programmes are supported by the five interdisciplinary IIHS Schools: School of Environment and Sustainability (SES), School of Systems and Infrastructure (SSI), School of Economic Development (SED), School of Human Development (SHD) and School of Governance (SoG). Each School has a particular transformational theme and a set of teaching, research and practice projects and programmes within it. Collectively, the five schools systematically address a wide range of urban issues, from questions of livelihood and economic development, access to basic infrastructure, affordable housing and healthcare for all, to tackling climate change and land governance.

 

Job Description

The Associate / Senior Associate – Academic Outreach & Marketing will be responsible for all the operational activities involved in the outreach and marketing process for IIHS’s growing portfolio of academic programmes. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing outreach activities for the academic programmes and ensuring that the applications target for all courses are met, in terms of both numbers and quality of students, while adhering to all relevant regulations and policies.  S/he will collaborate with members from other Functions and Programmes in IIHS to ensure that the outreach process is efficient and effective, and also reach out to various academic institutions and organizations to promote IIHS and attract qualified applicants.

 

The role requires excellent communication, market orientation and networking skills.

  

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Executing outreach and marketing plans to ensure that potential students are aware of IIHS’ academic programmes and consider them as genuine and preferred career options;
  • Adhering to systems and processes to gather and analyse applications data on an ongoing basis;
  • Collaborating with the Communications and Design team, other relevant teams in IIHS, and with external vendors and service providers to develop and deploy marketing material;
  • Working closely with the Academics & Research team and the different IIHS Schools to ensure that application standards align with the Institution’s academic goals;
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements in all operational activities and initiatives related to academic outreach and marketing;
  • Maintaining relationships with other educational institutions and ecosystem partners;
  • 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 the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Associate/ Senior Associate – Academic Outreach & Marketing will report to the Lead – Academic Outreach & Marketing or to any other senior member overseeing academic outreach and marketing at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Management, Human Resources, Urban Planning, Law, Humanities / Social Sciences, Human Development, or other relevant discipline;
  • Total experience of at least 5 years, out of which at least 2 should be in marketing & outreach (in a higher education institution);
  • A proven track record of implementing marketing & outreach strategies;
  • Experience in data reporting and analysis;
  • Ability to work in matrix structures;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.

 

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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Data Management Assistant - Urban Fellows Programme

About the Urban Fellows Programme (UFP)

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

 

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

 

Job Description

The data management assistant will support the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) faculty, learners and IIHS staff on a range of data management tasks related to the Learning Management System (LMS), and academic data related work for a range of collaterals.

 

The incumbent will work in close coordination with the IIHS Academic Office and relevant teams to ensure reliable data and Moodle support for programme management and recording. The role requires following the UFP timeline and processes throughout all stages, and interacting effectively and professionally, with an ability to maintain confidentiality of information and records.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Working closely with the IIHS Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) team to understand, learn and deliver student data systems, especially during the admissions cycle, followed by regular updates of student and alumni data; creating and delivering visual collaterals and data analysis from academic and learner data across the years for various internal and external facing collaterals like reports, website, prospectus, brochures, etc.; and coordinating with the Academic Office for requirements throughout the year at different stages of the programme;
  • Compiling and organising academic and learner data as required; maintaining and updating relevant UFP records and documents with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Assisting the Placements, Alumni and Outreach teams in the Academic Office to update student information throughout the programme and after programme completion, as required;
  • Providing support to the Academic Office to manage the Moodle LMS, including managing faculty and learner access and settings; setting up and managing programs and courses, actively coordinating with faculty and learners for course material, assignments and submissions; assisting in transcript generation according to the UFP assessment framework and helping to develop a system for handling digital/ physical transcript requests for different learner requirements;
  • Conducting training/ creating a self-directed manual for Moodle LMS users; trouble shooting; and managing archives and backup systems in coordination with the IIHS IT and Digital Blended Learning (DBL) teams;
  • Participating and supporting in other activities of the Urban Fellows Programme at IIHS as necessary; , and performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned;
  • 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 data management assistant will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Manager- Academic Office and will be required to collaborate effectively with the Academic Committee, the UIL team, other internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students, as required.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, graphic and visual design, journalism, media studies, or other related degrees;
  • 1-2 years of experience with LMS systems, data management, data systems, creating infographics, marketing/ communication collateral design and other related skills;
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written); and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to think and produce collaterals creatively around data and data systems;
  • Attention to detail, rigor and self- driven energy to ideate on data needs to support and build out the IIHS Academic Program, especially with regard to managing and updating data systems and academic information;
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information;
  • Technology: LMS systems; Data analysis skills; working knowledge of design software, such as InDesign/ Adobe Illustrator; good working knowledge of Excel; working knowledge of R/ Python/ d3JS or any other data and visualization software would be strongly preferred;
  • Basic working knowledge of other MS Office platforms, Google Forms and Spreadsheets;
  • Intense curiosity to learn and continuously self-upgrade on data and visualization skills.

 

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

 

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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Sustainable Habitat and Climate Action Specialist – Practice Programme

About the Practice Programme at IIHS

The IIHS Practice Programme aims to demonstrate capacity for innovation and change in order to influence and enable urban transformation and translate learning from practice into policy as well as research and teaching-learning material. It provides strategic/ policy advisory, implementation support and knowledge management services to national and state governments, public, parastatal and municipal agencies, international development agencies, as well as private firms at the interface of human settlements and urbanisation. This work spans a range of areas, including urban governance, water and sanitation, municipal finance, land management, urban infrastructure and services, as well as climate change and risk and resilience.

 

About the School of Systems and Infrastructure

The School of Systems and Infrastructure (SSI) at IIHS aims at urban transformation with the intention of improving equity and environment outcomes for Indian cities, and its citizens. The School is concerned with key systems that govern the urban such as land and planning, water and sanitation, energy, housing, transportation, IT, and ITES. Across these domains the School aims at addressing cross-cutting themes – including governance and services, inclusion and equity, safety, and financing – and at different geographic scales. SSI will bring together an eclectic set of practitioners, researchers and educators who will work across practice, research, and learning, and seek to redefine practices and knowledge in these domains.

 

Job Description

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Sustainable Habitat and Climate Action Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for conceptualising climate-aligned solutions for the built environment, including those linked to the neighborhood/ local community scale, by integrating multiple sources of knowledge such as climate science, environmental studies, building science, and engineering principles.

 

We expect you to be well versed in setting up transformative and transdisciplinary processes to imagine and deliver resilient and sustainable solutions. You will, for example, play a key role in conceptualising and implementing energy-centric, climate-aligned solutions at the building and neighbourhood-scale. In addition, we expect you to conceptualise climate-aligned solutions linked to various environmental services (e.g. water, sanitation, waste water, solid waste and drainage) including those linked to natural systems. You will also play a key role at the interface of environmental impact, buildings, and sustainable practices across multiple projects at IIHS.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Conceptualising Sustainable Habitat Solutions:

  • Conducting comprehensive research and analysis of emerging evidence from multiple disciplines such as climate science, environmental studies, building science and engineering to identify various sustainable habitat options and barriers to, and enablers for, their widespread, sustained uptake;
  • Creating awareness on, and generating demand for, specific solutions at the building and neighbourhood-scale; these solutions would include those linked to energy-efficiency, water conservation, waste management, decentralised renewable energy systems, and nature-based and nature-oriented interventions, and, overall, to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and enhancement of local resilience to climate shocks and stresses;
  • Developing and supporting implementation of local interventions related to the above elements via extensive stakeholder engagement and by creating an accessible knowledge management system, which may include conceptualisation and implementation of an online market place;

 

Advise on Sustainable Household Practices:

  • Providing expertise on incorporating multiple sustainable household practices such as those linked to energy-efficient technologies, water & waste management techniques, enhanced renewable energy integration, and urban agriculture into building designs and neighbourhood plans;
  • Engaging, collaborating, and deliberating with multiple stakeholders such as architects, engineers, urban designers, builders, bankers, and civil servants to identify mechanisms and processes to enhance sustainable household practices, including exploring and setting up collaborative projects to explore the mainstreaming of sustainable design principles into those projects; these will be focused on creating prototypes for widespread implementation;
  • Engaging, collaborating, and deliberating with communities to help mainstream ideas of sustainable habitat lifestyle; these engagements may be focused on setting up dialogues and implementation support activities to mainstream multiple environmentally friendly principles and practices into the built environment landscape and may include elements of urban farming, waste management, energy efficiency, resource conservation, and biodiversity preservation and conservation;

 

Project Management:

  • Undertaking a continuous landscape analysis to identify and connect with climate solution providers; to begin with, this would be aimed at identifying the market-facing solutions landscape, which is expected to be leveraged to conceptualise and implement an online market place that brings together service providers and users;
  • Designing, coordinating, and overseeing project execution, ensuring adherence to contracts, reporting requirements, budgets, and timelines;

 

Knowledge Production:

  • Staying up-to-date with emerging trends, policies, programs, and regulations related to sustainable habitat practices, climate change mitigation, sustainable agriculture, urban farming and environmental conservation, and provide recommendations for integrating emerging technologies and best practices into projects;
  • Promoting knowledge management at the project and institutional scale, including preparing knowledge products on innovative approaches, good practices, and lessons learned;
  • Conceptualising and delivering measurement and other reporting protocols, that help monitor impact at local scale; this may include setting up assessment protocols that establish linkages between habitat scale intervention and sustainable development goals;

 

Capacity Building and Training:

  • Conceptualising and delivering capacity building and training programs related to sustainable habitat, including aspects of energy and water conservation issues, waste management, nature-based solutions, and sustainable household practices;
  • Contributing to developing appropriate training material, including, but not limited to, developing best practice cases linked to building energy performance improvement, resource (water, waste) management, incorporating nature-based interventions at the habitat scale, and biodiversity preservation and conservation;
  • Conceptualising, collaborating, and operationalising citizen science initiatives and protocols for community-based learning and monitoring systems;
  • Engaging with multiple education-centric and learning initiatives to identify avenues of engagement in order to mainstream sustainability education; these may include leveraging of existing IIHS projects and networks and establishing new networks and collaborations;

 

Others:

  • 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 specialist will report to the Senior Lead – Practice 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 Master’s Degree in Environmental Science/ Environmental Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning/ Development Studies/ Public Policy/ Sustainability/ Climate change or other climate and environment related fields;
  • A total of 8 – 10 years of professional experience at the built environment scale;
  • Strong knowledge of climate solutions, waste & water management, sustainable building practices, nature-based solutions; including being up-to-date with key policies, schemes, programs and sectoral changes and challenges;
  • Prior experience in knowledge management, capacity building and stakeholder management activities, including rich project management exposure;
  • Prior experience of working with communities at the city-scale;
  • Experience (desirable, not mandatory) around managing an online knowledge-focused and solution-centric support system and repository;
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills; and an ability to work in inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral teams;
  • Proficiency in English and Tamil and, preferably, in any other Indian language.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Consultant - Solid Waste Management, Practice Programme

About IIHS Practice Programme

The IIHS Practice Programme aims to demonstrate capacity for innovation and change in order to influence and enable urban transformation and translate learning from practice into policy as well as research and teaching-learning material. It provides strategic/ policy advisory, implementation support, and knowledge management services to national and state governments, public, parastatal and municipal agencies, international development agencies, as well as private firms at the interface of human settlements and urbanisation. This work spans a range of areas, including urban governance and planning, municipal and infrastructure finances, land governance, housing, sustainable buildings, water and sanitation, solid waste management (SWM), transport and mobility, energy, as well as climate change and risk and resilience.

 

Job Description  

The IIHS Practice Programme is looking for an experienced and dynamic full-time professional to work with its SWM team. The Consultant will support the team in providing strategic advisory, project management and implementation support services for improving the efficiency of SWM services in various locations. S/he will support the team in tracking sector trends and outlook, identifying strategic opportunities, developing concept notes, pitch decks, and proposals, and anchoring and executing project opportunities in partnership with government, NGO, and industry partners.

 

The candidate should have experience of project management and monitoring; and demonstrated skills in data collection, proposal and report writing, and making presentations.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Identification of strategic opportunities in SWM, scoping and developing ideas, propositions, and compelling pitch notes and decks;
  • Preparation and submission of technical and financial proposals, including responses to competitive bids for government agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, Foundations, and CSR and ESG initiatives;
  • Support in offering technical services for SWM advisory projects including conducting field work, data collection, and preparation of technical reports;
  • Support in the implementation of SWM projects at IIHS, including working with entrepreneurs, waste segregators, farmers, citizen groups, SWM plant managers, ULBs, and other stakeholders, to achieve project goals;
  • Project management, including regular monitoring and data collection to demonstrate performance against objectives and best practices;
  • Participating in training, research and consulting activities in the environmental services (waste water management, sanitation, SWM, septage and drainage) and public health domains;
  • Continually improving and developing skillsets and keeping abreast of new developments, technologies, policies and regulations in the SWM domains;
  • Carrying out general management tasks as and when required including engaging in research, field work, and mentoring and supervising associates and interns;
  • Tracking of relevant Practice projects and conversations and organising information on them to enable effective programme and project management;
  • 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 Consultant – Practice (SWM) will report to the Senior Consultant – Practice or to any other person designated by the Chief of 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:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field related to SWM;
  • A total of 8-10 years of relevant experience in solid waste, waste water, sanitation and public health projects;
  • Demonstrated experience of excellent analytical writing, editing, and presentation design skills, with the ability to communicate technical content in engaging and readable forms;
  • Willingness to travel extensively as required both within and outside the country;
  • High proficiency with computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;
  • Excellent relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral teams;
  • Professional to native-level fluency in speaking, writing, and reading in English and a second Indian language.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate (Programme Strategy & Portfolio Development) – Practice Office

About Practice Programme

The IIHS Practice Programme aims to demonstrate capacity for innovation and change in order to influence and enable urban transformation and translate learning from practice into policy as well as research and teaching-learning material. It provides strategic/ policy advisory, implementation support, and knowledge management services to national and state governments, public, parastatal and municipal agencies, international development agencies, as well as private firms at the interface of human settlements and urbanisation. This work spans a range of areas, including urban governance, water and sanitation, municipal finance, land management, urban infrastructure and services, as well as climate change and risk and resilience.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for an experienced Senior Associate to work full-time with the Chief – Practice. The position will support the Practice Office in program strategy and portfolio development across IIHS’ wide Practice programme that touches on a number of key urban themes, including: governance, finance, economic development, urban systems, infrastructure and services, climate change, risk and sustainability. This will involve research support to: track sector trends and outlooks; identify strategic opportunities; and, develop issue briefs, concept notes, pitch decks, and proposals. The candidate should have demonstrated skills in research, writing, communication, preparing presentations, and writing proposals in two or more of the areas above.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Rigorous research into and analysis of sectoral trends and outlooks, and development of sharp, well-articulated issue briefs;
  • Identification of strategic opportunity areas and scoping and developing ideas, propositions, and compelling pitch notes and decks for taking forward identified opportunity areas;
  • Preparation of concept notes supported by implementation plans and budgets for prospective partners;
  • Preparation and submission of technical and financial proposals, including responses to competitive bids for government agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, Foundations, and CSR and ESG initiatives;
  • Tracking of all Practice projects and conversations and organisation of information on them to enable effective programme and project management;
  • Setting up, note taking, and following up of internal and external meetings;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Senior Associate – 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:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field related to urban planning and development, urban management, sustainability, environmental planning, civil or environmental engineering, architecture, or social sciences; a candidate with a background in journalism or development communication with a strong interest in the above fields will also be considered;
  • A total of 5 to 6 years of relevant experience, with at least 3 years in the urban sector;
  • Interest in research, high analytical skills, excellent oral communication skills, ability for critical thinking, and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience of excellent analytical, writing, editing, and presentation design skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical content in engaging and readable forms;
  • Willingness to travel extensively as required both within and outside the country;
  • High proficiency with computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;
  • Excellent relationship management, team-building, and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral teams;
  • Professional to native-level fluency in spoken, written, and reading in English and a second Indian language.

 

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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Team Leader - Trichy Office

About the Practice Programme at IIHS

The IIHS Practice Programme aims to demonstrate capacity for innovation and change in order to influence and enable urban transformation and translate learning from practice into policy as well as research and teaching-learning material. It provides strategic/ policy advisory, implementation support, and knowledge management services to national and state governments, public, parastatal, and municipal agencies, international development agencies, as well as private firms at the interface of human settlements and urbanisation. This work spans a range of areas including urban governance, water and sanitation, municipal finance, land management, urban infrastructure and services, as well as climate change and risk and resilience.

 

Job Description

The position of Team Leader- IIHS Trichy Office will be a regular position based out of Chennai involving 60% travel to various locations across Tamil Nadu, primarily Trichy. The Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Trichy chapter of IIHS. S/he will play a pivotal role in leading a team of motivated individuals, coordinating impactful projects, and driving the IIHS mission forward in Trichy and other parts of Tamil Nadu. While the projects will primarily be practice-based, there is also a vision for building a teaching and research lab there. This role requires exceptional leadership skills, strategic thinking, and a strong commitment to creating positive social change.

 

Activities and Tasks

The Team Leader’s responsibilities and deliverables will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Leadership and Team Management:

  • Providing strong leadership and direction to the Trichy Office team members, fostering a collaborative and motivated work environment;
  • Setting clear goals, expectations, and performance metrics for team members, ensuring alignment with the IIHS mission and objectives;
  • Mentoring and guiding team members in their professional growth, supporting their skill development and career advancement;

 

Project Planning and Execution:

  • Collaborating with the Institution’s senior leadership to develop and execute projects and initiatives tailored to the needs and context;
  • Creating project plans, timelines, budgets, and risk mitigation measures; and ensuring their successful implementation while adhering to quality standards;
  • Monitoring project progress, identifying potential challenges, and implementing timely solutions to achieve project goals;
  • Managing the contribution of Project partners, External Consultants, and Advisors to the project;
  • Ensuring compliance with effective quality assurance mechanisms for all outputs and deliverables and maintaining the overall integrity of the project deliverables;
  • Reviewing the performance of team personnel, Advisors, and External Consultants;

 

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with local partners, government agencies, NGOs, CSR, bi and multilateral agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to foster collaboration and maximise IIHS’ impact;
  • Representing the Institution at local events, conferences, and meetings to enhance its visibility and influence in the Indian non-profit sector;
  • Effectively managing and coordinating interactions with donors, both independently and in collaboration with senior leadership;

 

Fundraising and Resource Mobilization:

  • Working closely with the Programme and Resource Development Manager to develop and implement strategies to secure funding for the Trichy chapter’s projects and initiatives;
  • Playing an integral role in crafting compelling concept notes, pitch decks, and grant proposals;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather relevant information and insights, ensuring the accurate representation of project objectives, strategies, and anticipated impact;
  • Engaging with potential donors, sponsors, and supporters to communicate the IIHS mission and impact, leading to increased financial support;

 

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Preparing regular reports on project progress, outcomes, and financials for the Institution’s leadership and donors;
  • Maintaining accurate records of all activities, expenses, and achievements related to the Trichy chapter;
  • Enabling documentation and learning of lessons from the Trichy process, to feed into IIHS academic, research, and capacity-building initiatives;

 

Advocacy and Awareness:

  • Collaborating with the Communications team to raise awareness about IIHS’ work in Trichy through various channels, including social media, press releases, and local events;
  • Advocating for policy changes and social issues relevant to the Institution’s mission, contributing to positive societal change;

 

Recruitment:

  • Supporting the recruitment and/or deployment of personnel to project teams, and their capacity building;

 

Institutional engagement:

  • 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 Team Leader – IIHS Trichy Office will report to the Head – Practice at IIHS or to any other person nominated by the Head, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams, external individuals/ organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The incumbent is required to have training in Social Work, Urban Planning/ Policy, Project Management, Development Studies, or related disciplines with 15-20 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have a demonstrable track record of developing and facilitating project management, especially in the social/development sector, and should have experience in working with Government agencies.

 

S/he should also have experience working in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams; good people management skills; and significant competency in project management, IT, and social media skills.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Junior Specialist – Solid Waste Management, Trichy

About the Project

IIHS is working with GIZ and Trichy Municipal Corporation to assist in operations of Micro Composting Centers (MCC) and integrating informal workers engaged in Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Trichy. The core of the proposed intervention involves strengthening MCC operations to ensure that Trichy’s entire biodegradable waste is efficiently managed, and to equip at least 20 informal workers engaged in SWM with enterprise-running skills in the SWM space.

 

Job Description

The junior SWM specialist will be part of the proposed project and will be responsible for contributing towards implementation of this project in Trichy. S/he will support governance, strategic and operational planning, management of resources (people, physical and financial), development and delivery of the project outcomes.

 

The core responsibility of this role will be to coordinate with the operations teams of composting centers, the Trichy City Corporation, and informal workers engaged in solid waste management. The incumbent will act as one of the primary links between the IIHS team and SWM stakeholders engaged on the ground in Trichy.

 

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:

  • Assisting the project management team in data collection, compilation, field work and other on-ground project activities related to Solid Waste Management (SWM);
  • Supporting the effective implementation of project initiatives, adhering to established timelines and quality standards;
  • Providing technical assistance to improve operations of Micro Composting Centers;
  • Collection of waste samples, technical analysis, and offering expertise in composting methods, waste segregation, and compost quality control to ensure successful project outcomes;
  • Identifying informal workers engaged in managing solid waste in Trichy;
  • Collaborating with the stakeholders to enhance the efficiency and inclusivity of waste collection, transportation, and processing activities;
  • Preparing detailed reports on the implementation status, highlighting achievements, challenges, and recommendations for improvement;
  • Organizing and conducting capacity-building programs for different stakeholders on Solid Waste Management (SWM);
  • Compiling comprehensive reports detailing the programs conducted, participants’ feedback, and outcomes achieved;
  • Supporting the project implementation team in execution of other solid and liquid waste management projects;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The junior SWM specialist will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Project Manager at IIHS and will be required to collaborate with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in a field relevant to solid waste management;
  • A total of 1 to 3 years of experience, ideally in solid waste management, environment or related development sector;
  • Prior experience in agriculture, composting or solid waste management (preferred), or strong experience in project management;
  • Experience of working in inter-disciplinary teams, preferably across practice implementation projects;
  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical and numerical skills;
  • A high level of organisational capability, including the ability to establish and maintain effective systems, procedures and processes and manage competing demands and deadlines without compromising quality;
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and collaborate with inter-disciplinary and diverse teams, analyse and present information, and produce well researched high-quality reports;
  • Effective working knowledge in Tamil and English.

 

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, Tamil Nadu and may entail travel to other locations in India.

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Specialist – Sanitation Workers’ Occupational Health, Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

The TNUSSP was launched in November 2015, as the Techncial Support Unit (TSU) for the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) to make improvements in fecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) along the full cycle of sanitation (FCS) across Tamil Nadu. A consortium of organisations, the programme is led by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to make clean water and sanitation accessible.

 

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

 

Job Description

The key deliverables of this position include:

  1. Rapid assessment of various components of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at the ULB level, along with subsequent policy (both state and central level);
  2. Based on the identified gaps, development of an OHS programme outline that will encompass:
    – Health and safety training;
    – Health surveillance with protocols;
    – Workplace safety and ergonomics;
    – Mental health support;
    – Legal protection;
    – Regular monitoring and evaluation;
  3. Supporting GoTN in institutionalising the OHS programme.

 

This is a contractual project-based engagement.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

 

Situation Analysis (Rapid Assessment for all types of sanitation workers)

  • Conducting a detailed stakeholder mapping involving key government and non – government actors in Tamil Nadu and outside who can play a major role in development and occupational health protocols for sanitation workers;
  • Liaising with key Government departments and urban local bodies, including but not limited to Government Certificate of Competency (GCC), Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department (MAWS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW), Women and Child Development (WCD), Directorate of Industrial Safety & Health (DISH), Regional Labor Institute (RLI) at state and ULB level to create an enabling environment;
  • Developing a detailed archive of supportive policies, government orders and programmes, both in India and other countries, that have bearing with the occupational health protocols of sanitation workers;
  • Conducting Rapid Assessment on occupational safety and health for all types of sanitation workers in Tamil Nadu;
  • Conducting a state level consultative workshop on sanitation workers’ occupational health;

 

Framing of OHS Programme

  • In coordination with various government and non – government actors, creation of a task force consisting of subject experts to support development of the occupational health protocols;
  • Coordinating with the task force to facilitate development of the protocols;
  • Developing an operational pathway to institutionalise occupational health protocol through review by government and non-government actors;
  • Coordinating with the state department and private players to explore possibilities of public-private partnerships for sanitation workers’ health check-up and referral;

 

Institutionalization of OHS Policy in TN and handholding support to selected ULBs

  • Successfully incorporating occupational health protocols of sanitation workers within the Government of Tamil Nadu through policy advocacy;
  • Providing handholding support to the state deptartments and the ULBs to ensure compliance with the state policy for occupational health protocols of sanitation workers;
  • Supporting selected ULBs to successfully conduct sanitation workers’ health camps in a routine manner;
  • Collaborating with key state government departments to extend health insurance coverage for all types of sanitation workers;
  • Establishing advocacy with relevant government departments to extend vaccination, Public Distribution System (PDS) and Maternal and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) support to sanitation workers.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A post-graduate education in OHS / EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) / Public Health or equivalent;
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable track record of providing support for public health, occupational health, and public-private partnerships;
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Good people management skills, and significant competency in project management and IT skills.

 

Candidates with prior experience of working with the government will be preferred.

 

This is 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 the IIHS cannot be undertaken.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Specialist - Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

About the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

The TNUSSP was launched in November 2015, as the Techncial Support Unit (TSU) for the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) to make improvements in fecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) along the full cycle of sanitation (FCS) across Tamil Nadu. A consortium of organisations, the programme is led by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to make clean water and sanitation accessible.

 

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

 

Job Description

The communications specialist will be a part of the TNUSSP core team, responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of project and programme-level communications and public engagement. The incumbent will be actively involved in setting the direction and implementation of the outreach and public engagement strategy of the TNUSSP projects, with a focus on knowledge dissemination and branding.

 

S/he will work closely with the TNUSSP staff on programme/ project and external communications. The role will also require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications & Design team to ensure that project and programme communications are harmonised with the core communication strategy and design at the institutional level.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the Communications team in the strategising, planning, development and implementation of the communications and outreach work of TNUSSP;
  • Helping develop, produce and disseminate content to engage and educate audiences across various channels via. newsletters, blogs, graphics, website content, and social media posts,with particular emphasis on knowledge products/ collaterals, based on institutional priorities;
  • Helping drive online and onsite events and campaign rollouts – internal and external;
  • Assisting in business development efforts, including pitch notes and presentations, as and when relevant;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others, including contributions to keeping the IIHS and TNUSSP websites up to date;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification
The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or similar discipline;
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in external communications, journalism, public relations, or content creation for development organisations, corporates, or educational institutions;
  • Experience in communications research and strategy, media relations, developing content for various audiences, digital engagement best practices, network management, and event planning and management would also be highly desirable;
  • Sound writing skills; the ability to juggle between short and long forms of writing for diverse audiences and media;
  • Basic design skills; working knowledge of Canva and Adobe Express;
  • Basic understanding of CRM and contact database management on platforms like Brevo;
  • Team working skills; the ability to multitask and meet deadlines;
  • Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written; fluency in Tamil would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

  

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Client Relationship Manager – Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About UPP

The Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP) is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning disciplines and levels in public, private, academic and civil society sectors. IIHS believes that a city’s transformation rests largely on the collective endeavours of practitioners who confront challenges through an informed, reflexive and creative manner.

 

The UPP offers institutions and practitioners new frameworks of knowledge, backed by a cohesive package of skills. Our portfolio spans sectors, disciplines and scales of practice and seeks to intervene at three levels:

  • Strategic perspectives and orientation of the practitioner to urban challenges;
  • Knowledge frameworks employed to appraise such challenges;
  • Execution skills to tackle them effectively and sustainably.

 

Job Description

The client relationship manager will be responsible for managing key existing client and project relationships in Tamil Nadu. The scope of services for this position include:

  • Being the primary contact for key existing government clients in Tamil Nadu;
  • Building relationships with key client personnel with a view to enhancing UPP’s relationship and activities with the client;
  • Over time, building networks and relationships to explore new client acquisition in the Tamil Nadu government.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Managing the day-to-day project level relationships of existing clients;
  • Acting as the bridge between the client and the rest of the UPP team for smooth delivery of existing projects, including documentation, invoicing and follow-up for client approvals and payments;
  • Building relationships with existing clients to enable exploration of future projects with them;
  • Participating and supporting in other activities of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS as necessary;
  • 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 client relationship manager will report to the Lead – Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams, clients and partners.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate shall have the following:

  • A master’s degree in environmental management / public policy / urban planning / urban management or related fields with 8-10 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in designing training and capacity development initiatives or working in project management units in developmental projects for the government;
  • Prior experience in, and working knowledge of, the WASH sector;
  • Ability to work across multiple diverse teams and projects;
  • Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written; and Tamil, at least oral.

 

The UPP welcomes applicants from research, academic, social and practice fields.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Chennai and will entail travel to other locations in Tamil Nadu and the rest of 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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Training Coordinator - Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The UPP is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning disciplines and levels in public, private, academic and civil society sectors. IIHS believes that a city’s transformation rests largely on the collective endeavours of practitioners who confront challenges through an informed, reflexive and creative manner. Through a portfolio of customised and open enrolment capacity development programmes and projects, the UPP offers institutions and practitioners new frameworks of knowledge, backed by a cohesive package of skills. Our portfolio spans sectors, disciplines and scales of practice and seeks to intervene at three levels:

  • Strategic perspectives and orientation of the practitioner to urban challenges;
  • Knowledge frameworks employed to appraise such challenges;
  • Execution skills to tackle them effectively and sustainably.

 

Job Description

The position will be part of the core UPP team and will be responsible for providing logistical, administrative, and outreach support to the various training programmes and initiatives of the UPP.

 

This will be a contractual position initially for the duration of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Providing assistance in organising, coordinating and executing logistics for training programmes, especially for travel, boarding, lodging and other event essentials with participants and vendors over the phone and in person;
  • Marketing Urban Practitioners’ Programmes to different stakeholders (project based);
  • Helping establish and maintain effective relationships with members of the UPP’s logistics eco system;
  • Assisting with participant enquiries;
  • Digitising and analysing participant data and feedback from UPP training programmes;
  • Coordinating with other internal teams;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Training Coordinator – Urban Practitioners’ Programme will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Manager – Urban Practitioners’ Programme at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A minimum of six months to one year of experience in customer relations/ sales;
  • Working knowledge of MS office and Google Drive;
  • Strong listening skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A problem-solving mindset;
  • Effective communication skills in English with fluency in Hindi; knowledge of South Indian languages (preferably Tamil and / or Kannada) would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Communications Specialist – Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP)

About the Urban Practitioners’ Programme

The UPP is an education and capacity building programme for urban practitioners spanning across disciplines and levels in public, private, academic and civil society sectors. IIHS believes that a city’s transformation rests largely on the collective endeavours of practitioners who confront challenges through an informed, reflexive and creative manner. The UPP offers institutions and practitioners new frameworks of knowledge, backed by a cohesive package of skills. Our portfolio spans across sectors, disciplines and scales of practice and seeks to intervene at three levels:

  • Strategic perspectives and orientation of the practitioner to urban challenges
  • Knowledge frameworks employed to appraise such challenges
  • Execution skills to tackle them effectively and sustainably.

 

Job Description

The Communications Specialist – Urban Practitioners’ Programme will be a part of the core UPP team, responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of project and programme level communications and public engagement in all UPP Projects. The incumbent will have responsibility for the direction and implementation of the outreach and public engagement strategy of UPP Projects, with a focus on capacity building.

 

S/he will work closely with UPP staff on programme/ project communications, providing guidance for their implementation and for external communications more broadly. The role will also require working in close coordination with the IIHS Communications & Design team to ensure that project and programme communications are harmonised with the core communication strategy and design at the institutional level.

 

This will be a contractual position initially for the duration of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent.

 

 Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting the Manager – Outreach in the strategy, planning, development and implementation of the communications and outreach work of UPP, in the domain of capacity building;
  • Helping develop, produce and disseminate content to engage and educate audiences across various channels via. newsletters, blogs, graphics, website content, and social media posts, with particular emphasis on knowledge product collaterals, based on institutional priorities;
  • Helping drive online and onsite events and campaign rollouts, internal and external;
  • Assisting in business development efforts, including pitch notes and presentations, as and when relevant;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others, including contributions to keep the IIHS website up to date;
  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Communications Specialist – UPP will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Manager – Outreach, UPP and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations, and students.

 

Person Specification

An ideal candidate shall have the following:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, urban development, social sciences or related fields;
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing communications, journalism or related areas; experience in development sector communications is mandatory;
  • Experience of working with multilateral or bilateral agencies, donor-funded projects, INGOs, think tanks, foundations, or consulting firms, SPVs, parastatals, or even Missions on their outreach programmes would be an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in communications research and strategy, media relations, developing content for various audiences, digital engagement best practices, network management, and event planning and management are highly desirable;
  • Excellent research, interviewing, writing, editing, and data-management skills; graphic design skills will be an added advantage;
  • Effective communication skills in English, both oral and written; knowledge of regional languages like Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, etc. would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to develop and implement a creative approach to communications and outreach, ensuring incorporation of gender perspectives in all areas of work.

 

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

 

We are looking for an immediate hire. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Teaching Associate for Municipal Finance - Digital Blended Learning (DBL)

About the Digital Blended Learning programme at IIHS

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

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a teaching associate to build a portfolio of short-term and long-term courses and knowledge products in Municipal Finance in India for middle and senior governmental officials and students and sector professionals.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

Detailed responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following broad areas:

  • Working closely with established experts in Municipal Finance to create online learning modules and courses on various aspects of the subject;
  • Designing short classroom-based courses on different topics around Municipal Finance for government officials and sectoral experts;
  • Researching the subject to create teaching material, cases, readings, worksheets, assessments and assignments on the topic;
  • Identifying researchers, faculty and sectoral experts who can be involved as visiting faculty, guest speakers and panelists in the various programmes;
  • Teaching in the different Municipal Finance courses designed and offered by IIHS over time;
  • 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 teaching associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Head – DBL at IIHS, or with any other person designated by the Head, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Finance / Economics / Public Administration / Public Policy;
  • At least 3 years of experience with an academic or training institution, research organization, think-tank or consulting firm; experience as a faculty or researcher in the domain will be an added advantage.
  • Deep research orientation, including a strong interest in going deeper into the understanding of Municipal Finance;
  • Interest in teaching and capacity building;
  • Excellent communication skills, spoken and written;
  • Ability to work with and across teams in a matrix structure.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in New 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.

 

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Contact

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

 

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Consultant – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL)

About the Urban Informatics Lab

The Urban Informatics Laboratory (UIL) at IIHS carries out research and analysis on India’s urbanization using primary and secondary data. The Lab specialises in developing new methods to study and understand urban patterns, particularly in the context of data-scarce environments. It innovates in data creation, collection and organisation, as well as in bringing in diverse methods for urban problem-solving.

 

Further, it applies its learnings through research, policy, and practice projects across multiple thematic areas such as employment, economic development, social protection, food systems, land markets, housing, environmental sustainability, health, and inequality. The Lab also offers capacity building, teaching and training on urban data analysis for a range of learners across levels.

 

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Job Description

The UIL is seeking candidates who are interested in building a portfolio of individual and collective work on solving urban problems using data analysis. The Consultant – UIL will join a team with diverse disciplinary backgrounds in areas such as data and statistical analysis, economics, urban planning, software engineering, and public policy, and will work with the team on multiple research and practice projects, as well as on teaching, training and capacity building. This is a full-time position located in the Urban Informatics Lab.

 

The position will involve providing analytical support for IIHS research and practice projects, and for teaching quantitative research methods. The selected candidate will work with secondary data sets from various sources such as the Census, NSSO, Economic Census, Annual Survey of Industries, National Family Health Survey, as well as geo-spatial data from multiple sources. S/he will also assist in primary data collection through surveys, and will work on projects related to economic development, urban demographic trends across various scales, land markets, and urban food systems, amongst others.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Anchoring and managing research and practice projects, including designing the choice of methods, the data collection and the analysis plan, as well as working towards research or practice outputs such as reports or papers;
  • Proposing and executing quantitative solutions to various problems across IIHS research and practice projects, applying quantitative methodologies as well as developing new and innovative methodologies to build a deeper understanding of urban India;
  • Assisting with writing proposals for new projects and helping expand the UIL project portfolio;
  • Consolidating the existing work of the Lab and supporting outward-facing communication of the Lab’s work;
  • Teaching particular aspects of quantitative research methods or data visualisation for IIHS’ teaching and training programs;
  • Working on converting insights from UIL projects into written outputs for a variety of audiences, such as journal articles, commentary pieces, reports, policy papers and briefs, shorter articles for popular media, etc.;
  • Providing support in project management and other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The Consultant – Urban Informatics Lab (UIL) will report to the Senior Consultant/ Lead – UIL at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/ organiSations, and students.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person who is keen on working with us to build their own work, as well as to build out a team of analysts who will over time have a solid body of work on urban data analysis.

 

The ideal candidate would have a demonstrable track record of using data analysis or quantitative modelling methods for urban problems in any of the following domains: economic development, inequality, housing, land, transportation, environmental sustainability, urban planning, infrastructure, services, and so on.

 

S/he should have experience with one or more of the following methods: regression analysis, spatial statistics/econometrics, machine learning, complex systems and networks, agent-based models and other simulation techniques. The candidate should be comfortable with innovating to solve urban problems in a data scarce environment. S/he should also be comfortable working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment and should be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

 

Applicants should have:

  • A Master’s or PhD in a relevant field including urban planning, data science, public policy, economics, mathematics, statistics, development studies with a core focus on Data Analysis;
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in any domain of urban data analysis (or 2-4 years of professional experience with a PhD);
  • A demonstrated track record in any urban domain using quantitative methods; or experience leading surveys in the Indian urban context;
  • Familiarity with Indian public datasets: Census, NSS / PLFS, IHDS, NFHS, CMIE;
  • Proficiency in Excel/ STATA/ R/ SPSS;
  • Experience in designing quantitative sample surveys and doing statistical analysis on survey data would be an advantage;
  • GIS and coding skills would be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with design software would be an advantage;
  • Should be comfortable working with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Teaching experience would be an added advantage.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

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Contact

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

 

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Associate/ Senior Associate (Technical) - Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL)

About the Sustainable Energy Lab

The Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) at IIHS focusses on integration of design approaches, technologies and operation techniques towards net-zero-energy performance of buildings and communities.  We investigate and implement integrated low energy approaches and we combine passive design approaches with IoT-based monitoring of performance and control of systems.

 

We also co-conduct the Solar Decathlon India, a competition among graduate and undergraduate students to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the buildings sector. We provide the competing teams with online learning modules, expert webinars, performance simulation software, and mentoring. The teams develop net-zero-energy-water and climate resilient solutions for real projects.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join their SEL team. We want people who have the ability to collaborate and eagerness to learn. The incumbent will work in two areas:

  1. Research and Implementation: This includes, but is not limited to, research, energy auditing, writing RFPs, energy modelling, simulations, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), measurement and verification (M&V), and data analysis. It offers the opportunity to work on a cutting-edge net-zero energy campus of IIHS that aims to advance sustainable building practices and foster innovations in the field of comfort, sustainable energy, and climate-resilient infrastructure and operations. Collaborations with the Campus Development Team, IoT Lab, Urban Informatics Lab, Geospatial Lab provide opportunities for learning and growth that includes AI approaches and on-ground implementation.
  2. Solar Decathlon India (SDI): SDI is the world’s largest net-zero building challenge. This role involves coordinating the jurying and review process, managing the learning content and resources offered to participants, coordinating with the faculty, managing events, and supporting the organizing team of SDI. The work offers opportunities to develop connections with industry experts, researchers, and faculty from over 300 organisations and institutions.

 

Additionally, you may be expected to:

  • Participate and support in other activities of the SEL at IIHS as necessary; and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned;
  • Provide support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participate in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carry out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travel on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The technical associate will report to the Senior Advisor – SEL 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 Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture, Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical), Building Science, or Energy Performance;
  • 1-5 years of work experience;
  • A strong foundation in building science, energy, and data analysis;
  • A strong command of energy and thermal simulation of buildings;
  • Excellent team and project coordination skills;
  • Good documentation skills for graphics, design and writing;
  • Good communication skills to work with diverse teams within IIHS and outside IIHS;
  • These Software skills:
    1. MS Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint (required);
    2. Design Builder/ Energy Plus/ Open Studio/ eQuest/ Grasshopper (required);
    3. Photoshop (required);
    4. SketchUp / Rhino 3D / 3DS MAX (desirable);
    5. Illustrator, Premier Pro (desirable);
  • A basic knowledge of python, R or other programming language will be considered a plus.

 

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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UX and Graphics Designer - Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) and Internet of Things (IoT) Lab

About the Sustainable Energy Lab

The Sustainable Energy Lab (SEL) at IIHS focusses on integration of design approaches, technologies and operation techniques towards net-zero-energy performance of buildings and communities.  We investigate and implement integrated low energy approaches and we combine passive design approaches with IoT-based monitoring of performance and control of systems.

 

We also co-conduct the Solar Decathlon India, a competition among graduate and undergraduate students to empower the next generation to combat Climate Change in the buildings sector. We provide the teams with online learning modules, expert webinars, performance simulation software, and mentoring.  They develop net-zero-energy-water and climate resilient solutions for real projects.

 

About the Internet of Things Lab

Internet of Things (IoT) systems are 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 is the basis for an AI-based Campus Operating System for an intelligent environment.

 

Job Description

This will be a joint position between the IoT Lab and the Sustainable Energy Lab at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS).  The deisigner will help develop the most sophisticated sustainability dashboard of any university in the world, that will talk to a variety of audiences, and do data management for the campus AI control systems. S/he will also help develop graphics, videos and animations for Solar Decathlon India (SDI), the largest Net Zero Building challenge in the world.

 

Applicants should have strong skills in information design, UX coding, web design, animation and videos and a science-based sensibility to tackle technical issues. A passion for sustainability and climate action would be an added avantage. Previous work experience matters, but skills, abilities and sensibilities matter more.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Helping lead the development of dashboards and graphics;
  • Researching contemporary methods of dashboards to influence behavior, and informing various stakeholders;
  • Coordinating with other teams at IIHS to understand their use-cases for the data collection;
  • Coordinating the metering and sensor installation, verifying and managing data for the dashboards and AI controls, and making observations to aid future installations;
  • Assisting with developing controls and algorithms for the AI controls;
  • Writing case studies and papers, and making presentations;
  • Developing graphics and designing for events, brochures, reports, and other collaterals;
  • Editing videos and making animations;
  • 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 UX and graphics designer will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Advisor – SEL 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:

  • 1-5 years of work experience;
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Design, Architecture, Engineering or Science with appropriate combination of coursework and work experience;
  • A strong foundation in science, design and understanding data;
  • A strong command of graphics and design;
  • A basic knowledge of python, R or other programming language;
  • Good documentation skills for graphics and writing;
  • Good communication skills to work with diverse teams within and outside IIHS.

 

Software skills:

  • MS Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint;
  • Design Builder/ Energy Plus/ Open Studio/ eQuest/ Grasshopper;
  • Grafana or similar dashboard design software;
  • Photoshop, Premier Pro;
  • SketchUp / Rhino 3D / 3DS MAX / Blender (desirable).

 

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

 

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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GIS Assistant – Geospatial Lab

About the Geospatial Lab

The Geospatial Lab (GSL) is the centre for spatial analysis and capacity building activities at IIHS. The Lab seamlessly integrates spatial technology and methods such as GIS, remote sensing, spatial modelling and web services across practice and consulting services as well as inter-disciplinary research at IIHS. Its location in the IIHS ecosystem makes the Lab uniquely placed to offer customized project design and delivery, on the one hand, and institutional support, capacity building, training and teaching to a diverse range of learners on the other.

 

Job Description

IIHS is seeking to hire a skilled junior-level GIS professional who will assist in the collection, creation, and documentation of spatial datasets to support interdisciplinary research and teaching at IIHS. The selected candidate will be part of the Geospatial Lab (GSL) and will support the development of spatial data from various sources and assist in the systematic review, documentation, and archiving of data resources using open-source tools.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Digitizing, converting, modifying spatial data from various sources;
  • Reviewing the accuracy of the spatial data sets;
  • Creating metadata in the prescribed format;
  • Conducting ground truth data collection and GPS field surveys;
  • Collecting, organising, cleaning, and archiving spatial data needed by various projects;
  • Performing a variety of routine technical duties in maintaining and supporting GIS data archives;
  • Assisting with GIS training programs offered by the Geospatial Lab;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The GIS assistant will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – GSL 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 the following:

  • A Postgraduate degree with a formal training in GIS data preparation;
  • 1-2 years of work experience in a position where primary duties include the tasks mentioned above;
  • Expertise in data creation, manipulation and map preparation using QGIS or ArcGIS;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD is highly desirable;
  • Experience in field surveys using DGPS/Drones will be an added advantage;
  • Familiarity with spatial data sources and an understanding of the formats and procedures used by government agencies are desirable;
  • The ability and willingness to involve in multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Manager – Resource Development (Fund-raising)

Job Description

Resource mobilisation and fund-raising is a strategically important function at IIHS and is recognised as a critical enabler of institutional growth and sustainability.

 

The position of Manager – Resource Development will be involved in fund-raising initiatives. This will entail donor communication, relationship building, creation of collaterals, and other activities as needed to deliver against internal targets.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Supporting in the implementation of IIHS’ fund-raising strategy;
  • Building and nurturing IIHS’ relationships with diverse donor segments including Foundations, Corporates, CSR Trusts, Philanthropists and Philanthropic Foundations, both domestic and international;
  • Supporting in the development of persuasive and innovative proposals, case studies, and other collateral as relevant to specific donor segments;
  • Curating, growing and strengthening IIHS’ donor database on a continuous basis; this will include researching diverse donor segments and conducting due diligence on prospects as needed;
  • Ensuring the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive fund-raising records and reports;
  • Managing routine MIS reporting on fund-raising status, activities, achievements, and plans;
  • Helping deliver both operational and capital resource mobilisation against institutional targets;
  • Working closely with other teams at IIHS to support their business development and grant raising initiatives;
  • Creating and sending out regular updates and other institutional communication as appropriate to all Donors; ensuring timely and effective follow-ups on initiated conversations;
  • Building and maintaining current knowledge of the Fund-Raising marketplace through analysis and research on a continuous basis;
  • 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.

 

Person Specification

  • At least 8 years of experience in fund-raising (or equivalent);
  • A Master’s degree in Management or any other related field;
  • Some market knowledge and understanding of the fund-raising space;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; an ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of individuals and personalities across levels, sectors and disciplines;
  • Strong online research and database management skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant software tools; proficiency in the use of digital and social media, especially LinkedIn.

 

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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Visual & Graphic Design Associate - Communications and Design

About the Design Team

The Design team at the IIHS works closely with all programmes within the institution and handles the branding & visual design of all communication material. They work 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

We are seeking a talented and experienced visual and graphics design associate to join our dynamic design team. This position will play a key role in creating visually compelling and engaging designs that align with our brand identity and communications objectives. The role requires a creative mindset, strong attention to detail, and a passion for producing high-quality visual content.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Graphic Design: Creating and designing visual content for a variety of digital and print media, including but not limited to books, reports, infographics, social media graphics, event collateral, presentations, and advertisements;
  • Brand Consistency: Ensuring that all design work aligns with IIHS’ brand guidelines and maintaining a consistent visual identity across all channels;
  • Collaboration: Collaborating closely with the design team, marketing team, and other stakeholders to understand project requirements and deliver on design briefs;
  • Concept Development: Participating in brainstorming sessions and contributing innovative design ideas that drive engagement and resonate with the target audience;
  • Visual Assets Management: Maintaining a well-organised library of visual assets, including images, icons, and templates for easy access and utilisation by the team;
  • Design Software Proficiency: Utilizing industry-standard design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) to create and edit graphics, illustrations, and other visual content;
  • Quality Assurance: Conducting thorough reviews, including proofreading, to ensure that all design work meets quality standards and is error-free;
  • Deadline Management: Managing multiple design projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines, and communicating effectively with team members about project status;
  • Trends and Innovation: Staying up-to-date with design trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to continually enhance design skills and creativity;
  • 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 the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification
The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Design/ Art school background with a Graduate or Post Graduate degree in Graphic design, Visual Communication or a related discipline;
  • Proven experience in graphic design, with 4-6 years of relevant work experience and the ability to work independently;
  • A strong portfolio showcasing a diverse range of design projects and a keen eye for aesthetics;
  • Proficiency in industry-standard design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign);
  • Excellent understanding of typography, color theory, and layout principles;
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality design work;
  • Good language proficiency in English, Kannada or Hindi; effective communication and collaboration skills; excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of web design principles and UI/UX design concepts; this would be a plus;
  • Added advantage: Photography, Drawing/Sketching, Animation, Knowledge of HTML, Web-programming, WordPress or any CMS based web applications and Hosting sites on FTP.

 

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

 

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 & Social Media Associate – Communications and Design

About the Communications team

The Communication team interacts closely and regularly with all units within the institution to ensure synchronised transmission of information to external stakeholders.

 

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and creative communications associate with a strong focus on social media management to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and helping with the execution of social media plans, activities and the calendar. They must have a keen interest in platforms and other tools which can help enhance our brand’s online presence, engage with our target audience, and support our communication goals. An understanding of analytics is essential.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

Social Media Strategy:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive social media plans that align with the organisation’s goals and target audiences;
  • Identifying and staying updated on social media trends, tools, and best practices to drive innovation and improve online engagement;

 

Content Creation and Curation:

  • Creating, curating, scheduling and posting engaging content for various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube;
  • 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;
  • Having an understanding of and working closely with the design and other teams to develop visually appealing graphics, images, and videos for social media posts;
  • Collaborating with other teams to gather content and ensure brand consistency across all channels;

 

Community Engagement:

  • Actively engaging with the online community, responding to comments, messages, and inquiries, and fostering positive interactions with followers;
  • Monitoring social media channels for trends and discussions related to the organisation, industry, and relevant topics;

 

Analytics and Reporting:

  • Tracking and analysing key performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of social media campaigns and make data-driven improvements;
  • Preparing regular reports summarising social media activities, growth, and engagement;
  • Maintaining and updating formats, SOPs, Guides and Checklist for digital media outreach;

 

Campaign Management:

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of social media campaigns, including helping with content creation and targeting research for paid promotions in digital media in self-serve ad platforms like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Monitoring campaign performance and adjusting approaches as needed to optimise results;

 

Influencer and Partnership Collaboration:

  • Identifying and collaborating with influencers, partners, and stakeholders to expand the organisation’s reach and credibility on social media;

 

Crisis Management:

  • Assisting in managing and responding to social media crises or negative comments professionally and efficiently;

 

Others:

  • 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 the country as and when needed;

 

Structure and Reporting

The digital & social media associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Manager – Digital Communications or with any other person designated by the Head – Communications and Design at IIHS, and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field;
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven experience in social media management, with a strong portfolio showcasing successful social media campaigns;
  • Proficiency in using social media management tools, analytics platforms, and graphic design software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong understanding of branding and the ability to maintain brand consistency across social media platforms;
  • Creative thinking and the ability to generate innovative content ideas;
  • An understanding of basic principles of design and design requirements for various types of content, as the candidate will be working closely with the Design Team to create marketing collateral;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team;
  • Knowledge of SEO, SEM, and digital marketing trends; this would be a plus.
  • Understanding of the legal/statutory requirements specific to IIHS and the different online platforms;
  • 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 create meaningful reports for stakeholders, and enthusiasm 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;
  • The ability to connect with people and liaise with colleagues from other teams to help them align with IIHS’ digital media objectives.

 

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

 

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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Project Engineer (MEP) – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development

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

 

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

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire a project engineer (MEP) with around 4 to 6 years of work experience. This is a regular full-time position based out of Bengaluru. The incumbent will be a part of the Campus Development team but will need to work in close collaboration with other teams at IIHS, in particular with the IoT and Sustainable Energy Labs, and the Operations teams.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

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

 

Structure and Reporting

The project engineer (MEP) will report to the Campus Development Head or the Senior Project Manager at the IIHS Kengeri campus and will need to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organisations.

 

Person Specification
The ideal candidate should have:

  • A professional degree in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering;
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience; prior experience as a project engineer on large scale building and infrastructure projects will be an advantage;
  • Practical knowledge of mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing engineering principles, practices and methods; environmental regulations; engineering project management methods; workplace safety; budgeting; employee supervision and personnel management;
  • Experience in the field of engineering, procurement and operations;
  • General understanding of building codes, mechanical codes, electrical codes and plumbing codes as they relate to the construction of project;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Competency in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Excellent organisational and team working skills; the ability and willingness to work in close collaboration with other teams to meet common institutional goals.

 

Software skills:

  • AutoCAD;
  • MS Office;
  • MS Project.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

 

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Architect – Campus Development

About IIHS Campus Development

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

 

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

 

The Campus Development team focuses on design, procurement, execution, and documentation activities at the IIHS Kengeri site. The work includes support in the preparation of architectural and other drawings, documentation of ongoing work, data analysis for sustainability parameters and coordination with various stakeholders involved in the project.

 

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire an architect with around 3 to 5 years of work experience. This position will be part of the Campus Development team at IIHS based out of Kengeri, Bengaluru. The responsibilities for this role will involve supporting design and documentation of campus development activities, including but not restricted to site planning, architectural design, detailed working drawings, 3d models, as-built drawings and analysis of various sustainability parameters. The work will also involve direct architectural intervention as per regular business practices, as well as research, publications, prototyping and creation of policies, standards and guidelines.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Conducting literature review and research for existing practices, standards, and innovations;
  • Site visits for primary data collection, including spatial, quantitative, and qualitative data;
  • Preparing architectural design, interior design, working drawings, renderings, representations and details, 3d models in SketchUp;
  • Conducting embodied energy and life cycle analysis;
  • Coordinating with design and execution teams for proposed and ongoing activities at the site to ensure that deadlines, procedures, and other project requirements are met;
  • Assisting in the documentation of campus development activities and preparation of teaching-learning material;
  • Coordinating with the Word Lab, Media Lab and Design & Communications teams for campus publications;
  • Organizing workshops and consultations with key stakeholders;
  • Additionally, the incumbent is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS; the candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions, and its capacity building programmes through executive education and short courses;
  • 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 architect will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – Campus Development at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a professional degree in Architecture and/or a Master’s in Architecture / Planning;
  • Have 3-5 years of prior experience, preferably in the design and execution of sustainable buildings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable building practices and methods, embodied energy analysis and life cycle analysis;
  • Have an understanding of Building Codes, environmental regulations, and green building rating systems;
  • Be open to travelling from time to time as per project requirements;
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be competent in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Have excellent organizational skills and be a team player;

  

Software & Skills

  • AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign;
  • MS office;
  • Model making;
  • 3ds Max (optional).

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

This position is based in Kengeri, Bengaluru and may entail travel to various other project locations.

 

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 – HSE Operations, Administration

Job Description

The Senior Associate – HSE Operations will play a pivotal role in IIHS’ Environment, Health and Safety management. The incumbent will be expected to help define and implement a robust HSE framework for the Institution, keeping in mind legal compliance and evolving institutional needs. Training IIHS staff, students, and other stakeholders on HSE aspects, conducting regular checks and audits, and ensuring HSE awareness and compliance across the Institutional will be a part of the role.

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Identifying and supporting the implementation of an EHS legal framework applicable to the operations of the Institution and advising the top management on these matters from time to time;
  • Preparing the requisite documentation for legal compliance, adherence to applicable national / international standards;
  • Conducting periodical risk assessments, inspection and observation of processes across all areas including construction, kitchen, recreation zones, conservation zones as well as basic office premises, planning mitigation actions for the identified risks;
  • Conducting toolbox talks, EHS training for all relevant stakeholders (IIHS staff and students, contract workforce, vendors, etc) and job-specific training as required to ensure safety at the workplace;
  • Conducting regular periodical checks on relevant agencies like vendors, service providers and contractor companies to ensure adherence to safe working systems and practices;
  • Conducting HSE audits followed by meetings with contractors and vendors to address the audit observations and implement appropriate improvements in processes and protocols;
  • Conducting accident investigation, analysing and recommending corrective and preventive actions for any incidents that occur in the Institution or that have an influence on the operations of the Institution;
  • Developing onsite emergency preparedness and response plans, implementation of the plan including providing the requisite training for roles identified in the plan and conducting periodical mock drills for scenarios identified in the plan;
  • Taking up any additional responsibility that the Supervisor may set from time to time;
  • 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 the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

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

 

Person Specification

Basic Qualification:

  • B.E or B.Tech degree in Civil / Electrical engineering with minimum 6 years’ experience or a Graduate degree in a science stream with minimum 8 years’ experience;
  • Along with a diploma in industrial safety recognised by the DGFASLI (Directorate General of Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes) or an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) affiliated university / institution recognised by the state government of Karnataka;

 

Preferred experience:

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have worked in construction companies / B2B real estate companies or tech companies;
  • Be a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 45001:2018 safety management systems;
  • Have working exposure on regulatory matters pertaining to licences, consents, authorisations, and other approvals that are accorded by national / regional / local authorities;
  • Be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff and students, vendors, contractor companies and others to ensure seamless operations in the Institution;

 

Key personality traits:

  • Be confident and articulate;
  • Have strong networking skills for interaction with all stakeholders of the organisation;
  • Be punctual and meticulous in all aspects of work; should have an excellent eye for detail;

 

Language skills:

  • Should be very comfortable communicating in and comprehending English, Hindi and Kannada; ability to read, write and speak in Kannada is a mandatory requirement.

 

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 Kengeri, 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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Procurement Associate - Administration

Job Description

The procurement associate plays a pivotal role in IIHS’ supply chain management. They are responsible for assisting in procuring goods and services essential to the company’s operations. The ideal candidate will be process oriented, organized, and will have experience working with ERP systems. They should possess vendor management skills to ensure cost-effective, timely and efficient procurement.

 

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

 

Activities and Tasks

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

  • Order Processing: Handling the end-to-end procurement process, which includes reviewing purchase requisitions on the ERP, obtaining quotations, preparing bid comparisons, and issuing purchase orders, accurately and in line with user needs and IIHS policies;
  • Vendor Management: Reviewing the IIHS vendor database and identifying vendors suitable for long term relationships; identifying, evaluating, and establishing relationships with selected vendors to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and services;
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with IIHS policies, industry regulations, and ethical standards in all procurement activities;
  • Documentation: Maintaining accurate records of all procurement activities, including agreements, and vendor communication;
  • Cost Control: Monitoring and analysing procurement trends within the Institution to identify cost-saving and value addition opportunities while maintaining product quality;
  • Reporting: Preparing and presenting regular reports, including weekly requisition status reports, fortnightly open PO reports and monthly procurement spend status reports.

 

Others:

  • 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 the country as and when needed.

 

Structure and Reporting

The procurement associate will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Manager – Administration at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal stakeholders and external individuals/organizations.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; specialization in Supply Chain Management would be desirable;
  • Proven experience in procurement or supply chain roles with 3- 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Familiarity with ERP systems; experience in working with Microsoft D365 ERP would be desirable;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel;
  • Knowledge of procurement regulations and ethical practices;
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with diverse departments;
  • Relevant personal attributes, including: a friendly and collaborative attitude; strong work ethic and dedication; adaptability and flexibility; time management and prioritization skills; integrity and ethical conduct.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Location

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

 

Review and Assessment

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

  

Diversity Policy

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

 

Apply Now

 

Contact

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

 

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Senior Associate - 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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