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Swaniti Initiative is looking for an experienced, passionate, self-driven and qualified program manager who is eager to lead policy research and facilitate engagement in parliamentary processes. The program manager will be expected to manage partnerships to deliver on programs. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to policy making processes, development processes and to multiple sectors in partnership with multinational partners and parliamentary bodies of India. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the policy and research projects 
  • Develop and execute organisation’s engagement with parliamentary processes 
  • Manage relationships with the Parliamentarians and partner organisations 
  • Coordinate with other teams of the organisation 
  • Work with civil society agencies and develop programs on policy engagement 
  • Design and engage with state level agencies to work on policy programs 

Core Competencies 

Project Management 

  • Manage projects on the issues like human trafficking, child rights and other human development. 
  • Execute and manage customised research for parliamentary procedures. 
  • Execute and manage the research projects as may be needed by the parliamentarians and partner organisations 

Stakeholder Management 

  • Capability to manage multiple stakeholders for projects 
  • Exploring collaborative projects and maintaining network for the same 
  • Designing communication strategy for engagement with parliamentarians 

Basic computer skills: Good understanding of MS Office Suite 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in areas like Public Policy, Law, Development Studies, Economics or Public Administration and alike areas 
  • At least 4 years of demonstrated experience of working with government policy framing, research or engagement with parliamentarians 
  • Excellent communication ability in English language (verbal and writing both) to draft policy brief, questions to be asked in parliament etc. 
  • Excellent ability in secondary research and understanding about grassroots governance issues 

Qualities/experiences preferred: 

  • Prior Experience working with policy around social causes 
  • Experience of working with parliamentarians for policy research, implementation or monitoring and evaluation 
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player 
  • Experience of working in governmental and multi-donor projects/environment 
  • Knowledge of social development sectors 
  • Mapping potential partners and liaison with them 

What do you need for the application: 

  1. Your updated resume – In not more than 2 pages.
  2. Statement of Intent – In not more than 600 words. 3
  3. A critical analysis of any recent public policy issue – In not more than 1000 words. 

Location– New Delhi (Travelling needed) 

Nature of position: Management of Policy projects 

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer, Swaniti Initiative 

Application Deadline: 30th March 2020

Salary: Competitive to market standards

To apply, please click here

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, driven and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute to government systems via strengthening data collection, data analysis, gap identification, scheme conceptualization, planning, and implementation mechanisms. The professional will be acting as a catalyst among several departments of the administration and the community; coordinating with the State Program Manager (SPM) of Swaniti Initiative and will be assisting the district administration for better planning of developmental activities. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains and development sectors in partnership with the state government. 

Roles & Responsibilities 

Strong Project Participation and Oversight: 

  • Designing survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research, revising study design and survey instruments 
  • Assist in preliminary data analysis and data alignment 
  • Conduct background research in conjunction with field research activities 
  • Conceptualize stakeholder mobilization strategy in coordination with peers and the SPM 
  • Maintain and grow effective relationships with project stakeholders 
  • Lead all initiatives in coordination with the SPM as required for the project 

Reporting and Communication: 

  • The associate functions in direct coordination with the SPM 

A unique experience in terms of: 

  • Exposure to multiple domains of development sector at the grassroots level and above 
  • Opportunity to directly participate with the State Government in decision making 
  • Tremendous opportunity to impact the development of the district in a positive manner 
  • Develop replicable models of district-level development 
  • Functioning in close coordination with the district administration 
  • Working with highly skilled and proficient teams 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development, Statistics, Public Policy and Governance etc. 
  • At least 1 year of work experience in relevant field or previous experience of working on large scale government schemes and programmes 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, ability to draft concept papers, evaluation summaries and key insight papers 

Skills required: 

  • Data Collection, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, Community mobilization, 
  • Knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation based assessment frameworks, impact assessment tools and results-based assessment framework 
  • Ability to run and design surveys, expertise in qualitative & quantitative survey methods 

Skills preferred: 

  • Prior experience working with large data sets and programming in Stata, SAS, or other statistical programs 
  • Fluency in Telugu 
  • Knowledge of related technical fields including training in macroeconomics, econometrics, statistics, and advanced mathematics with demonstrated experience in conducting regression analysis for social science-related data sets 

Desired Personality traits: 

  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player 
  • Experience of working in a governmental and multi-donor environment/projects 
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas 

Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 

Nature of position: Technical assistance to State Government of Andhra Pradesh 

Reporting To: State Program Manager 

Application Deadline: 10th March 2020

Salary: Competitive and as per market standards

To apply, please click here.

Swaniti Initiative in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh aims to strengthen and implement the evidence-based conceptualization, convergence and implementation of policies and programs to ensure the holistic and inclusive development of the most under-served sections of the population. 

Job Summary: 

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, driven, and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute to government systems by working on need assessment, facilitating the alignment of policy decisions, leading networking with relevant stakeholders and following-up with the allied departments of the Government of Andhra Pradesh with respect to the same. The policy associate will be acting as a catalyst among several departments of the administration and the community, coordinating with the State Project Manager (SPM) of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains and development sectors in partnership with the state government. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Evidence Gathering, Synthesis and presentation : 

  • The policy associate is expected to draft internal review papers and policy outreach materials summarizing evidence from field research 
  • To represent the team at relevant policy review meetings at different levels of the government in coordination with relevant stakeholders, to present findings and evidence from the field research 

Stakeholder Management and Relationship Building: 

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with strategic authorities at the state headquarters like the secretaries of the departments, commissioners of the allied departments , directors, and project officers at the district level 
  • Establish consistent communication networks with each of these stakeholders for immediate course correction measures 
  • Cross-vertical collaboration: Initiate and participate in cross-vertical collaboration opportunities across various departments in the State machinery such as providing systematic support to an ongoing research project etc. 

Institutionalize Systemic changes : 

  • The policy associate is expected to recommend and support the government in institutionalising structural policy interventions. The associate has to work with the government stakeholders to ensure that the recommendations are adopted and disseminated at each level of the administration. 

Reporting and Communication: 

  • The associate will function in direct coordination with the Programme Lead and SPM. 

Nature of the Position: 

  • Exposure to multiple domains of development sector at both higher and grassroots level 
  • Tremendous opportunity to impact the development of the policy of the state in a positive manner. Direct participation with the State government to initiate key structural and policy reforms 
  • Opportunity to understand and formulate replicable models of development 
  • Functioning in close coordination with the state and district administration 
  • Working with highly skilled and proficient teams 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development,/Statistics, Public Policy and Governance etc. 
  • At least 2 years of work experience in the relevant field/prior experience working on large scale government policies and programmes 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, working papers etc. 

Skills required: 

  • Evidence gathering, synthesis and dissemination through policy brie presentations with stakeholder management and relationship building 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse rigorous quantitative research, writing and oral presentation skills in English, particularly the ability to communicate technical research to policymakers in a non- technical manner 
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments at one time, successfully complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to rural areas and flexibility to engage and support on-going policy outreach, scoping research and capacity building for on-ground staff 

Skills preferred: 

  • Prior Experience working with large data sets and programming in Stata, SAS, or other statistical programs 
  • Fluency in Telugu 
  • Related technical fields including training in macroeconomics, econometrics, statistics, 
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player. 
  • Experience of working in a governmental and multi-donor environment/projects 
  • Prior experience working with large data sets and programming in Stata, SAS, or other statistical programs 

Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 

Nature of position: Technical assistance to State Government of Andhra Pradesh 

Reporting To: State Program Manager 

Application Deadline: 15th March 2020

Salary: Competitive and as per market standards

To Apply, please click here

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Swaniti Initiative is looking for interns starting from Mid-March to Mid-May for the following teams. Interns will be working for an interesting project focusing on women. The major  topics covered are ‘women in workforce’, ‘financial inclusion’ and ‘the impact of climate change on women’.

  1. Communications Intern

Location: Delhi, India

Deadline: 15 March 2020

Primary responsibilities

  • Create content on multiple policy issues and topics of social interest.
  • Work closely with the research and policy team for the creation of research insights. The content will be publicized by Swaniti.
  • Experiment with formats and try to come up with unconventional formats of content.
  • Assist the team leader to complete the publication assignment.

Requirements

Candidates should have a keen interest in India’s affairs and demonstrate good language skills and an enthusiasm for creating genuine discourse for the betterment of society. Two writing samples are required to be uploaded. To apply, please click here

  1. Graphic Design Intern

Location: Delhi, India

Deadline: 15 March 2020

Primary responsibilities

  • Work closely with the communication team to inject creativity in the projection of the works of Swaniti.
  • Come up with innovative ideas for the online presence of the organisation.
  • Assist the team leader to develop Swaniti’s website

Requirements: 

Candidates should have a keen interest in design, graphics, frontier art and technologies with a proven track record. Familiarity with Adobe Suite — including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, or equivalent, along with fluency in written English is necessary. Awareness about contemporary consumption cultures is a plus, but not mandatory. To apply, please click here. 

  1. Marketing and Outreach Intern

Location: Delhi, India

Deadline: 15 March 2020

Primary Responsibilities

  • Help the team being more visible on online platforms
  • Help manage partnerships
  • Create and lead student community circles in order to hold conversations about women and the SDGs in their communities 
  • Strategies and identify opportunities to grow the knowledge base for multiple stakeholders. 

Requirements

Candidates should have a keen interest in India’s affairs and demonstrate good communication skills and an enthusiasm for nation-building. To apply, please click here.

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