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Position Name: Manager – Policy Research

Nature: Mid Managerial Level

Location: New Delhi Office

Nature of engagement – Full time

Joining: Immediate

We are looking for a passionate individual who is keen on taking up a policy research role. Swaniti Initiative provides technical, strategic, and research support to policymakers, and district and state administration. The chosen candidate shall work on developing high-quality research materials, developing proposals, and creating infographics. The role will focus on data policy research, evaluation, developing proposals, and policy analysis.

Roles and Responsibilities

  •  Writing research papers on various topics of national and international importance
  • Conducts policy research and analysis to support existing projects as well as proposals for new bodies of work; synthesizes research findings to identify and recommend best practices.
  • Develop proposals for projects 
  • Extracts, collects, and aggregates data across databases, information sources, survey responses, and other data sources; ensures data quality; cleans and checks existing data for consistency and accuracy.
  • Develops data visualizations for diverse audiences and develops, formats, and prepares reports, charts, and/or graphs for varying documents and written and oral presentations for both internal and external audiences; collaborates with teams to design and help integrate data into an approved format.
  • Conducts data standardization processes; proactively identifies and proposes alternatives to improve the stability, performance, and accuracy of the data.
  • Assists with one-pagers and topic briefs to support the team’s work.
  • Assists in efforts to improve internal information tracking systems and enhance the policy department’s collaborations and communications on integrated activities with other members of the staff.
  • Track project timeline, deliverables, and internal/external partners across multiple projects and teams, proactively communicating progress and potential challenges to supervisors and project teams.
  • Collaborate with the media and communications team for creating posts on topics related to the broader policy department.

Eligibility Criteria 

Qualification: 

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, and other related social science streams 
  • 3 years of prior experience in research roles
  • Experience of managing teams

Skills: 

  • Superior analytical and writing abilities 
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to perform in tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Knowledge of government policies, schemes, and functioning 
  • Knowledge of the development sector 
  • Teamwork and Leadership

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Position Name :Associate Manager – Talent Acquisition

Nature: Mid Managerial Level

Location: New Delhi Office

Reports to: CPO

Nature of engagement – Full time

About the Position

We are looking for an experienced professional who is keen on taking up a role that will lead the selection process of team members in the organization across the verticals and projects. The Associate Manager – Talent Acquisition plays a critical role by being responsible for defining Job Descriptions, Understanding the professional needs of projects, designing the scope of work, and then conducting the recruitment process in close collaboration with the operation team. The role requires the individual to understand the paradigm of public policy, the objectives of the organization, and the skill sets required to deliver on projects. It also requires the person to have an eye for judging people on the basis of information that may not always be straightforward. As a part of the Peoples’ Team, the person will be required to ensure that the organization gets the best talent from the market.

Remuneration: Commensurate to the experience and market standards

Qualifications required:

  • Post-graduate degree in management, public policy, public administration or alike subjects with a preference for those having a multidisciplinary academic profile
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience with a preference for those having worked on ground
  • Eagerness to lead the selection process of team members and overall talent management
  • Prior experience in working with multilateral agencies and large foundations will be preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with objective decision making

Responsibilities 

  • Design Job Descriptions
  • Carry out recruitment drives
  • Do market research about incentive structure and other job conditions
  • Handle end-to-end recruitments for both public policy and gov-tech positions
  • Work directly with the Senior Management on organization’s need for talent
  • Engage with universities and institutions for campus placement and other related exercises
  • Oversee onboarding of newly recruited team members
  • Build and maintain relations with talent sources like training organizations or international universities
  • Support the partnership team in conducting joint affairs like events and campus interviews with universities
  • Work with HR and admin team to take decisions as per the policy and guidelines
  • Assist the CPO in handling the People Management of the organization
  • Contribute to building the brand of the organization as a favorable place to work
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in recruitment trends, changes in priorities of job conditions, and developments in employee organization relations

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills:

  • Structured and polished written and verbal communication in English and other languages
  • Problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Documentation
  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • People skills
  • Data-driven strategic planning
  • Teamwork

Computer Sills:

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Google Drive, Survey Forms, and file management
  • Ability to make high quality PPT presentations is an added advantage

Personality Traits:

  • Active listener
  • Planner
  • Quick Learner
  • Problem solver
  • Agile

Working conditions:

  • Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, till late hours or on weekends in exceptional conditions
  • Location: Sarvapriya Vihar, New Delhi
  • Joining: ASAP

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Position Name : Project Officer – Women and Child Health

Nature: Mid Managerial Level

Location: Jharkhand

Reports to: PMU Team Lead

Nature of engagement – Full time

Mission

● Supporting mining-affected communities with increased employment opportunities
● Strengthening delivery of quality healthcare services and facilities to such communities
● Ensuring that innovative programs are adopted and strengthened
● Overall improvement in social and economic indicators

About the Position

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen on taking up a leadership role in the development sector. The Project Officer shall represent Swaniti and will lead projects in close coordination with District Administration for goals like health care services and facilities, unemployment reduction, livelihood generation, improving educational outcomes, and poverty reduction. The Project Officer would have quantifiable targets on how to most effectively manage projects. The key component of the role would be to strategically identify projects and ensure the appropriate monitoring and impact assessment are done. The Project Officer will also have to demonstrate the ability to manage relations with government departments effectively. With the support of the Team Lead, the PO would be expected to formulate and implement an end-to-end strategy, while maintaining consistent liaising with the district administration.

Remuneration: Commensurate to market standards

Qualifications

● Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in rural development, public policy, management, or public administration. Candidates having masters from Tier 1 institutions are preferred. 

● Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in the development sector. Preference given to candidates possessing experience working directly with grant-making
foundations and/or district administration.
● At least 1 year of experience working in project managing positions. 

Responsibilities

Stakeholder Relationship Management and Sectoral focus

● Analyse the health services delivery mechanisms and take initiatives with the district administration to fix the gaps of the public health systems of the district. 
● Conduct Gram Sabhas and PRA exercises in all mining affected villages in the district in order to prepare list of projects to be taken up under the DMF for better performance of the district on health indicators and integrate it into Annual Action Plans. 
● Coordinate or combine the resources of health care institutions, social service organizations, public safety personnel, or other agencies to enhance community health.
● Design or use monitoring tools, like screening, lab records, and vital information, to recognize health risks.
● Develop tools to address behavioral causes of diseases.
● Facilitate or control prevention programs in specialized areas such as aerospace, work-related, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
● Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions.
● Recognize groups at threat of specific preventable diseases.
● Prepare precautionary health reports which include problem explanations, analyses, alternate solutions, and suggestions.
● Deliver details about potential health risks and possible treatments to the media, the public, other health care experts, or local, state, and national health regulators.
● Manage or coordinate the work of doctors, nurses, statisticians, or other staff members.
● Design, implement or assess health service delivery systems to enhance the health of specific communities.
● Facilitate the approval of the Annual Action Plans in the Managing / Executive Committee and Governing Council of DMF. 
● Oversee the implementation of the approved projects, through regular field visits and raise flags at the appropriate level if there is any case of any discrepancy. 
● Promote community-based monitoring tools like Social Audit of projects executed under the DMF underlining health practices and services. 
● Documentation of initiatives, observations, recommendations, success stories, and impact at periodic intervals.
● Operate in full coordination with the PMU Team, line departments and the verticals of Swaniti Initiative. 

Institutionalising Systemic Changes

● The Project Officer will be expected to function as a resource person to the district and come up with recommendations that may support the government in initiating and institutionalizing required structural changes.

Project Planning, Implementation, monitoring and Evaluation

● Conceptualize a wide range of impactful projects and implement the same for achievement of the goals at the district level.
● Collaborate with different verticals of Swaniti Initiative in formulating, strategizing, implementing and evaluating action research projects. 
● Develop impact evaluation matrix for the projects to ensure appropriate monitoring of the program.
● Work with the Swaniti team to identify innovative programs and projects.

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills
● Leadership Skill
● Team Management
● Strategic Planning
● Government Liaison
● Project Management
● Documentation
● Communication – Proficiency in Verbal and Written English
● Planning and negotiation skills

Computer Skills
● Proficiency in MS Office suite.
● Google Drive and Survey Forms
● Emailing and Video Conferencing
Personality Traits
● Agile
● Tech Savvy
● Quick Learner

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Position Name: Project Officer – Education and Livelihood

Nature: Mid Managerial Level

Location: Jharkhand

Reports to: PMU Team Lead

Nature of engagement – Full time

Mission: 

● Supporting mining-affected communities with increased employment opportunities. 
● Strengthening delivery of quality education to mining-affected communities. 
● Ensuring that innovative programs are adopted and strengthened.
● Overall improvement in social and economic indicators.

About the Position

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen on taking up a leadership role in the development sector. The Project Officer shall represent Swaniti and will lead projects in close coordination with District Administration for goals like unemployment reduction, livelihood generation, improving educational outcomes, ensuring healthcare delivery, and poverty reduction. The Project Officer would have quantifiable targets on how to most effectively manage projects. The key component of the role would be to strategically identify projects and ensure the appropriate monitoring and impact assessment are done. The Project Officer will also have to demonstrate the ability to manage relations with government departments effectively. With the support of the Team Lead, the PO would be expected to formulate and implement an end-to-end strategy, while maintaining consistent liaising with the district administration.

Remuneration: Commensurate to market standards

Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in rural development, public policy, management, or public administration. Candidates having masters from Tier 1 institutions are preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in the development sector. Preference given to candidates possessing experience working directly with grant-making foundations and/or district administration.
  • At least 1 year of experience working in project managing positions.

Responsibilities

Stakeholder Relationship Management and Sectoral Focus

● PO will support the Team Lead in representing Swaniti Initiative in District. The day-to- day responsibilities will be carried out in coordination with the district administration and the authorities.
● Identify key high-impact projects that will result in significant (quantifiable) improvements in the life of those affected by the mining sector activities.
● Put in place the appropriate monitoring system to assess how ongoing projects are improving quality of life.
● Build and maintain effective relationships with strategic authorities at the district level
● Respond to any needs of the PMU Team, and district administration, including providing them with innovative ideas about incoming programs.
● Establish consistent communication networks with all external and internal stakeholders for immediate course correction measures.
● Document the findings and the best practices and present them on various platforms
● Coordinate with various teams on Swaniti Initiative to design solutions.

Institutionalising Systemic Changes

● The Project Officer will be expected to function as a resource person to the district and come up with recommendations that may support the government in initiating and institutionalizing required structural changes.

Project Planning, Implementation, monitoring and Evaluation

● Conceptualize a wide range of impactful projects and implement the same for achievement of the goals at the district level.
● Collaborate with different verticals of Swaniti Initiative in formulating, strategizing, implementing and evaluating action research projects.
● Develop impact evaluation matrix for the projects to ensure appropriate monitoring of the program.
● Work with the Swaniti team to identify innovative programs and projects.

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills

● Leadership Skill
● Team Management
● Strategic Planning
● Government Liaison
● Project Management
● Documentation
● Communication – Proficiency in Verbal and Written English
● Planning and negotiation skills

Computer Skills

● Proficiency in MS Office suite.
● Google Drive and Survey Form
● Emailing and Video Conferencing

Personality Traits

● Agile
● Tech-Savvy
● Quick Learner

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Position Name: Senior Associate

Vertical: Policy Engagements

Location: New Delhi Office

Nature of engagement – Full time

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an experienced, passionate, self-driven, and qualified Manager who is eager to lead engagements of the organization in the public policy space and is excited to do stakeholders’ management in parliamentary processes. The manager will be expected to come up with knowledge products, manage partnerships and deliver the curated programs with a team of policy analysts and policy associates. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to policy processes like policy research, advocacy, and piloting policy initiatives across diverse sectors in partnership with multinational partners and parliamentary bodies of India.

Roles and Responsibilities

Research and Project management:

  • Manage programs that focus on solving issues pertaining to the delivery of public services, including engagement with both state legislative assembly members and Parliamentarians.
  • Manage a team, which would include delegating responsibilities, ensuring delivery of projects, and managing partner relationships.
  • Plan, conduct, and facilitate policy consultation meetings with parliamentarians, bureaucrats, partners, civil society leaders, and additional policymakers.
  • Maintain strong communication channels with all relevant partners and stakeholders within Swaniti and externally.
  • Keep in sync with the top management for the projects and ensure the growth of the team. 
  • Keep a track of systemic changes and design initiatives which may fix the gaps in policy making processes.

Stakeholder Management and Relationship Building:

● Engage with national and multinational partners for coherent relation and curation of projects pertaining to several issues. 
● Establish consistent communication network with policy makers. 
● Engage with potential partners and represent the organisation at various platforms.

Knowledge creation and Documentation:
● Ensure the availability of policy briefs for the parliamentarians. 
● Developing insight papers on flagship policy programs of state and central government. 
● Developing proposals, project charters, policy memos, Gantt charts, project activities and program trackers.
● Getting the periodic reports on the development of projects developed. 

Eligibility Criteria

● Masters in subjects like Public Policy, Governance, Development Studies, Economics etc.
● At Least 3 years of total work experience with minimum 2 years spent in projects which may have required engagement with law makers. 
● Excellent verbal and written communication abilities in English. 

Skill and aptitude required: 
● Polished Communication Skills
● Systemic thinking ability
● Critical thinking ability
● Problem Solving attitude
● Keen observing ability
● Strategic planning ability
● Proficiency in MS office and canva
● Documentation skills

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Position: Project Officer (IT)  

Location: Deoghar, Jharkhand.

Nature of Position: DMFT Planning and Monitoring Unit

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience  

Summary 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced data analyst who is keen on working in the development sector. The chosen candidate shall work as part of a five-member Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) to monitor, plan for and implement development works in mining-affected regions of the district. The Assistant Project Officer (IT) shall play a crucial role in designing and updating MIS systems as well as supporting tall e-governance projects taken up under DMF. We are looking specifically for driven professionals who are capable of working in a public sector setting while maintaining high productivity. 

Qualifications 

The candidate must be a B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science (or Information Technology) or Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) or PG Diploma in Computer Science (or Information Technology) or equivalent from a recognized University/Institute. Candidates should have experience in the design, maintenance and updation of MIS systems. Preference will be given to candidates possessing previous experience of working with government departments. 

Responsibilities 

  • Design, maintain and regularly update of GIS based Management Information System (MIS) for all projects taken up under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). 
  • Support all e-governance projects taken up under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). • Liaison with district National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the nodal agency at the state level to regularly provide information regarding details of meetings held, proceedings finalized, notifications issued etc for updating in the DMF website. 
  • Design, maintain and periodically update ‘Digital Dashboard’ containing all information regarding the mining affected villages collected during the initial baseline surveys and subsequent mid-line surveys. 
  • Comply with all requirements under the Right to Information Act (RTI) with regard to the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). 
  • Procure and maintain all IT assets of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) including laptops, printers, scanners etc. 
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned. 

Skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships. 
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze diverse information and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  •  Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions. • Competency in usage of IT tools including proficiency in MS Office suite. 
  •  Strong oral and writing skills in English. 
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi is desirable.

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Position: UI/UX Designer

Position Level: Mid-Level

Sector: Gov-Tech

Reports to: Product Manager

Remuneration: Commensurate to the Market Standards

Remote working: Yes 

Joining: Immediate

About the Organisation:

Swaniti Initiative and Ank Aha(Swaniti’s Technology partner), work together as a social enterprise that believes “good data can lead to better decision making”. We have brought together a team of data and technology experts to work with policy and development experts who understand the bottlenecks of delivering public services and the combined team is very capable of designing technology solutions for the problems that society is facing. Subsequently, we have built Management Information Systems,  Resource Planning Systems, Mobile Applications, Dashboards, and Artificial Intelligence tools for analyzing big data that focus on creating social impact. We work through data to find “Aha” moments that can translate into insights on developmental programs. Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policymakers and representatives. Swaniti works with state governments and Parliamentarians across 17 states. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research support on key government programs and initiatives, on-ground implementation insights for the delivery of public service, and technological intervention to improve service delivery.

Some of our products are accessible on Jaano and Jaano India. 

Job Purpose:

To take a key role in the team, responsible for creating an efficient user experience and user interface for our products, and designing wireframes and frameworks for efficient functioning. The designer will be working alongside the team of engineers and developers, collaborating and iterating on the user experience for our websites and applications

Required qualifications, SKills, and experience:

  • At least 2 years of proven experience in the relevant field
  • Developing and conceptualizing a comprehensive UI/UX design for the products and applications
  • Producing high-quality UX design solutions through wireframes, visual and graphic designs, and creating prototypes.
  • Working knowledge of the technologies and software like Sketch Invision, Visio, HTML, CSS, IOS, Android, Design system, Adobe creative suite, Javascript, etc.
  • Translate user behavior and research into actionable data
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or Design or  related fields
  • Ability to work in small startup teams and entrepreneurial environments
  • Strong leadership skills with a team player and problem solver attitude 
  • Critical thinking skills with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion to work for large scale impact and commitment to thrive with tight deadlines

Working Conditions:

  • Work hours: Generally 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday
  • Employees are covered with Health Insurance. 50% premium contribution by the organisation.
  • Nature of engagement: Full time. 

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Position: Analyst – Policy Engagements

Overview

Swaniti Initiative is in the process of providing technical assistance to the parliamentarians or state governments on several climate/labor/energy/health/nutrition/rural development or related issues. We are looking for a passionate individual who is keen on working with various crucial stakeholders like parliamentarians, state governments, districts’ administration, and international or regional NGOs & CBOs. The chosen individuals shall work for supporting and facilitating the partnering organizations and policy stakeholders like Parliamentarians and Bureaucrats to design interventions on various key Government Flagship programs. Tasks would range from conducting outreach, secondary and primary research, data evaluation, policy analysis, partner management, and developing strategies for policy interventions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • A major chunk of time will be dedicated to the outcome-oriented outreach to elected representatives. 
  • Conduct extensive research on policies and programs to develop advanced insights and reports which may be used by stakeholders.
  • Extending research support to the policymakers on parliamentary interventions
  • Curating events, roundtable conferences, issue briefings and related complementing documents for parliamentarians on macro policy issues
  • Coordinating logistics for events
  • Maintaining an internal record of the impact
  • Develop policy briefs, media pieces, and other knowledge pieces that may be used for the dissemination of relevant knowledge and information to the stakeholders.
  • Undertake field visits as and when required
  • Coordinating with other teams to drive internal processes
  • Participate in internal capacity building initiatives
  • Represent the organisation on various platforms 

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Public Policy, Law, or other related social science streams
  • Minimum 2 years of prior experience in engaging with government institutions will be strongly preferred

Skills & Aptitude:

  • Polished communication skills
  • Awareness about government policies, schemes and functioning
  • Exposure to the development sector, especially NGO interventions

Organizational skills

  • Strategic thinking and problems solving skills
  • A team player with project handling abilities
  • Details oriented and analytical

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

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Nature of Position: Project Management and Implementation

Reporting To: Vertical Lead, Swaniti Initiative    

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand.

About Swaniti Initiative:

Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policymakers and representatives. Swaniti works with State Governments and Parliamentarians across 17 states. Swaniti supports issues of climate change, health, education, gender, water, sanitation and livelihood. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research and strategy support on key government policies, programs and initiatives, on-ground implementation insights for delivery of public service and technological intervention to improve service delivery.

Overview of the project:

Swaniti Initiative will be providing technical assistance to the Government of Jharkhand to mitigate the effects of climate change on the vulnerable sections. This is envisioned to be done by strengthening the existing schemes and programs implemented by the State that significantly contribute toward climate change mitigation. The larger vision of the programme also looks at how to make Jharkhand a leading State in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the State transition gradually towards more green technology. This is in line with the sustainable development goal of making India a promoter of the use of clean and affordable energy.

Job summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, vision-driven and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by working on schemes and programs that contribute towards mitigating changing climatic conditions. The individual should have a background in climate change mitigation/energy/renewables. The work will be focused around need assessment, facilitating alignment of policy decisions, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and following up with the allied departments of the Government of Jharkhand. The Project  Manager (PM) will be acting as a catalyst between several departments of the state government and will also operate in direct concurrence with the Vertical Lead of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the State government.

Roles and Responsibilities

Programme Management:

  • The Project  Manager is expected to summarize evidence from the field research and plan the corresponding strategy for the execution of the action plan. 
  • To manage the day to day operations of the team and represent the team at the relevant policy review meetings at different levels of the government in coordination with relevant stakeholders
  • Provide assistance required for the projects  to the State Project Manager

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 divisional and district level
  • Establish a consistent communication network among each of these stakeholders for immediate course correction measures

Institutionalize Systemic changes:

  • The Project Manager is expected to provide recommendations and support to the government in institutionalising structural policy interventions. 
  • The PM has to provide required assistance and guidance to the government stakeholders to ensure that the recommendations are adopted and disseminated at each level of the administrative machinery.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Masters in subjects like Public Policy, Planning and Urban Development, Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development/Statistics, Regulatory Governance etc.
  • At least 4 years of work experience with minimum 2 years of prior working experience in integrated projects of mitigating issues of climate change/fossil energy/agriculture etc
  • Candidates having a background in Sustainability/ Renewable Energy/ Climate Change advocacy/ Environment / Rural Development and Livelihood transformation will be preferred
  • Candidates with excellent communication skills, Team Management skills, Project Management Skills and the ability to draft proposals and develop project reports etc will be given priority.

Skill and aptitude required

  • Team Management
  • Critical thinking ability 
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Leadership and Strategic Management 
  • Data Analysis
  • Proficiency in MS office and basic IT Tools

 

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About the role

Associate – Clean Air is an opportunity for committed youths to work with Hon’ble Members of Parliament (MPs) on air pollution and allied issues. The Associates would be expected to drive policy issues at the national level and create a visible impact at the constituency. The job majorly requires exceptional research skills, ability to coordinate with diverse stakeholders, multitask, with problem-solving attitude and polished communication skills.

Job details:

Undertake continuous research on air pollution/allied domains to produce succinct briefs/papers/ knowledge products related to:

  • National and state-level policy and programs
  • Constituency specific issues
  • Innovations and best practices at the local, national and international level

Undertake output-oriented engagement/activities at constituency/state//national level with:

  • Local Government, civil society, youths, citizenry and think tanks etc.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility wing of Industry
  • Organize public-facing events on air pollution and allied issues

Facilitate implementation of programs and policies by:

  • Supporting interdepartmental convergence and coordination for tangible outcomes
  • Undertaking field visits to gather on-ground insights for identifying potential areas of intervention
  • Participating in relevant meetings of local administration
  • Mapping the capacity building areas of local administration
  • Coordination with the local administration to achieve programmatic deliverables/identified targets
  • Collect programmatic data from stakeholders

Support legislative work related to clean air and any other component as and when required by Hon’ble MPs:

  • Identify critical gaps at constituency and national level to be undertaken
  • Draft parliamentary interventions
  • Background research for Parliamentary interventions
  • Examine relevant bills
  • Research for standing committees meetings, as applicable
  • Research to identify possible areas for Private Member Bills
  • Support for District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) Meetings
  • Overall research support beyond air pollution and allied issues, as and when required

Others:

  • Ability to understand complex issues related to the environment, sustainability and pollution
  • Support local administration through research, technical assistance, field visits, monitoring and community mobilization etc.
  • Identify, create a pool and coordinate to execute activities with Grassroots organizations/CSR wings of Industry working in the domain of air pollution and related issues
  • Presenting relevant national-level policies/reports/briefs in a succinct and comprehendible manner to local stakeholders
  • Ability to identify micro-level issues and connect them to macro-level issues
  • Identify, scale up and highlight relevant local interventions
  • Document administrative requirements/reports/findings, media pieces/local success stories etc. for larger dissemination
  • Highlighting and drafting pieces on local innovations
  • Highlight relevant issues pertaining to air pollution/allied issues for DISHA Committee meetings
  • Increase the visibility of Parliamentarians on the air pollution/allied issues
  • Facilitate study and exposure tours

Required Essentials:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree related to Climate Change, Economics, Environmental Management/Law, Public policy, international development, or other alike from a reputed university
  • 3-4 years of experience working on air pollution/climate/environment policy and programs or related fields
  • Knowledge and awareness about standard policymaking procedure and functioning of Parliament
  • Understands Union and State Government’s functioning and structures
  • Advance understanding of programs and policies related to air pollution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with competencies around articulating ideas succinctly on issues of air pollution and allied issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to establish linkages between air pollution and other forms of public discourse
  • Demonstrated ability to understand Parliamentary procedures, comprehend reports of Parliamentary Committees, Ministries and various National and International experts/stakeholders/agencies
  • Skills to understand budgets and financial provisions made by Union and State Governments

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with public representatives
  • Preference will be given to those who have worked with Government on pollution and allied sectors
  • Have worked previously in the state for which you have applied and are well versed with local language
  • Understanding of capacity building needs of stakeholders
  • Knowledge on; air pollution, climate change, clean energy and clean transportation and their impact
  • Ability to understand India’s international negotiation position on climate with respect to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes and its relevance to Indian states

Location: Across India

Minimum engagement duration: 10 – 12 months

Consolidated remuneration: INR 50,000 per month

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Nature of Position: Research and Advocacy

About the Organization  

Swaniti Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to deliver development solutions by working in  partnership with the parliamentarians and central/state/district governments. We leverage on ground  presence and the use of data and technology tools to strengthen last mile delivery of programs to the  most vulnerable populations.  

About the Position  

We are looking for an experienced professional who is keen on taking up Associate role in a project focused towards the issues like air pollution, energy transition, urban planning and sustainablity. The work will be focused around developing high quality research documents, along with need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and collaborating with the allied departments or stakeholders of the Government. The Associate will be expected to come up with critical research inputs, contribute in management of field associates in their functioning, managing the insights generated from operation on ground and come up with relevant and significant policy recommendations. The position provides tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the policy makers and allied departments of the government.

Base location of operation: New Delhi 

Travel requirement: Occasional 

Qualifications  

  • Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in environment, urban planning, disaster management, energy and other similar disciplines 
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in working with policymakers with a strong preference for those working on issues of air pollution/clean air policy, renewable energy etc.
  • At least 3 years of experience of working in research positions 
  • Prior experience of working with multilateral agencies and large foundations will be favourably  looked upon

Responsibilities 

  • Providing technical assistance and knowledge support to parliamentarians and key government bodies
  • Support the project lead in management of team members placed in various locations
  • Coordination of actions by team members on ground in various locations
  • Developing high quality research documents on the topic of concern relating to environment, air pollution, renewables, climate and energy 
  • Presenting recommendations to high level stakeholders in the Government 
  • Strategy formulation and implementation of pilot projects
  • Represent the organisation on relevant platforms
  • Stakeholder management and communication

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking ability 
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS office and IT Tools
  • Documentation skills
  • Presentation skill

Personality Traits 

  • Problem solver 
  • Planner 
  • Team Player 
  • Agile 
  • Tech Savvy 
  • Quick Learner 

Details at a glance 

  • Job type: Full time 
  • Minimum engagement tenure: 1 year 
  • Joining date: As soon as possible
  • Remuneration: Negotiable

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Overview of the project:

Swaniti Initiative in collaboration with several civil society organisations will be providing technical Assistance to the Government of Jharkhand to mitigate the effects of climate change on the vulnerable sections. This is envisioned to be done by strengthening the existing schemes and programs implemented by the State that significantly contribute towards climate change mitigation. The larger vision of the programme also looks at how to make Jharkhand a leading State in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the State transition gradually towards more green technology. This is in line with the sustainable development goal of making India a promoter of the use of clean and affordable energy.

Job summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic and curious professional, who is eager to contribute to thegovernment system by providing research inputs and help reengineering the schemes and programs that contribute towards mitigating changing climatic conditions. The work will be focused around need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and collaborating with the allied departments of the Government of Jharkhand. The associate will be expected to make focused interventions at the parliamentary constituency / district level by working directly with a Parliamentarian and/or a Collector. S/he will be acting as a resource person for the project team, office of the MP, and several departments of the government at the state and the district level and will report directly to the Project Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the government.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Associate is expected to develop insights by collecting and analysing data from the field research and assist in formulating corresponding strategy for execution of the action plan regarding the aforementioned targets
  • Work with the office of the MP (Member of Parliament) and/or the district administration on strategic planning, solution designing and execution of the same in partnership with the line departments
  • To develop insight papers for government agencies, partnering organisations and the funding organisation especially on the best practices, scopes and gaps in the transition of the district and state from a fossil fuel run economy to a green economy
  • Act as a catalyst for the departments of the state government at the state or the district level
  • Represent the organisation on relevant platforms.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Masters in subjects like Urban planning, Sustainable development, Planning and Architecture, Public Policy, Rural Development/Statistics, Public Policy and Governance etc.
  • At least 2 years of work experience with minimum 1 years of prior working experience in integrated projects of mitigating issues of climate change/fossil energy etc
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, proposals and project reports etc.

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS office and IT Tools
  • Documentation skills
  • Presentation skill

Nature of the position: Senior Entry Level

Engagement Type: Full time

Joining date: Immediately

 

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Position: Associate

Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Nature of Position: Research and Implementation
Reporting To: Project Manager, Swaniti Initiative
Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

About the Project:
The project envisages creating models of sustainable interventions for Child-friendly ecosystems. The fellows would get a unique opportunity to work closely with key decision-makers and elected
representatives in the district to improve the implementation of child-friendly policies and programs.

Job summary:
We are looking for an experienced professional who is keen on taking up the Associate role in the sustainable intervention project for children. The work will be focused on developing high-quality research documents, along with need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, and collaborating with the allied departments and various key stakeholders. The Associate will be expected to come up with critical research inputs, and make potential interventions to strengthen the existing policies. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working directly with the policy-makers, district administration office, and allied departments of the government.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate local child-friendly policies and initiatives in order to identify district-level interventions.
  • Establish and maintain working relationship with Government officials
  • Periodic and sustained engagement with local Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and other elected representatives at different electing units
  • Collaborate with district administration to develop scalable interventions and best practices at the local level
  • Provide contextual research and data to local officials and elected representatives 
  • Encourage all stakeholders to work together to strengthen a child-friendly ecosystem.
  • Monitor the progress of the relevant schemes and programmes on a regular basis.
  • Bi-weekly presentations on child-related concerns to important stakeholders
  • Compilation of field challenges and implementation of steps to address them
  • Assist with mobilizing important stakeholders for Roundtable conferences
  • At regular intervals, record success stories, lessons learned, and impact.
  • Assist in the completion of any media requests
  • Participate in project-related events and meetings as needed.
  • Keep a close eye on the state’s policy discourse
  • Complete any other tasks necessary to ensure the project’s success.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in Public Policy, Development Studies, Governance, etc.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in working with Government and handling projects.
  • At least 1 year of experience working in research-based roles 

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Team Work
  • Critical thinking ability 
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS office and IT Tools
  • Documentation skills
  • Presentation skills

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Position Name: Team Lead, PMU, DMFT, Jharkhand

Mission

  • Supporting mining-affected communities with increased employment opportunities
  • Strengthening delivery of quality healthcare to mining-affected communities
  • Ensuring that innovative programs are adopted and strengthened
  • Overall improvement in social and economic indicators

About the Organization

Swaniti Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to deliver development solutions by working in partnership with the central, state and district governments. We leverage on-ground presence and the use of data and technology tools to strengthen the last-mile delivery of programs to the most vulnerable populations.

About the Position

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen on taking up a leadership role in the development sector. The Team Lead shall represent Swaniti and will lead a team working in close coordination with District Administration for goals like unemployment reduction, livelihood generation, improving educational outcomes, ensuring healthcare delivery and poverty reduction. The Program manager would have quantifiable targets on how to most effectively deploy and manage programs and resources under the district minerals fund. The key role of leading the project team would be to strategically identify projects and ensure the appropriate monitoring and impact assessment are done. The Team Lead will also have to demonstrate the ability to manage the team effectively. With the support of the team, the Team Lead would be expected to formulate and implement an end-to-end strategy, while maintaining consistent liaising with the district administration.

Location: Godda, Jharkhand

Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in rural development, the management or public administration. Candidates having masters from Tier 1 institutions. 
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience in the development sector. Preference is given to candidates possessing experience working directly with grant-making foundations and/or district administration. 
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a leadership position where a team size was bigger than 4 members. 

Responsibilities 

Stakeholder Relationship Management and Team Building

  • The team Lead will represent Swaniti Initiative at the District Level and function in coordination with the State Projects Lead of Swaniti Initiative. The day to day responsibilities will be carried out in coordination with the district administration and the authorities.
  • Identify key high impact projects that will result in significant (quantifiable) improvements in the life of those affected by the mining sector activities. 
  • Put in place the appropriate monitoring system to assess how ongoing projects are improving quality of life. 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with strategic authorities at the district and state levels to provide them with appropriate reporting of ongoing programs.
  • Respond to any needs of the administration, including providing them with innovative ideas about incoming programs. 
  • Establish consistent communication networks with all external and internal stakeholders for immediate course correction measures.
  • Document the findings and the best practices and present on various platforms.
  • Building a motivated and skilled team at the district level and managing the same through constructive interventions.

Institutionalising Systemic Changes

  • The Team Lead will be expected to function as a resource person to the district and come up with recommendations that may support the government in initiating and institutionalising required structural changes.

Project Planning, Implementation, monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conceptualize a wide range of impactful projects and implement the same for the achievement of the goals at the district level.
  • Collaborate with different verticals of Swaniti Initiative in formulating, strategizing, implementing and evaluating action research projects 
  • Develop an impact evaluation matrix for the projects to ensure appropriate monitoring of the program. 
  • Work with the Swaniti team to identify innovative programs and projects. 

Reporting and Communication

  • The Team Lead will function in close coordination with the  Swaniti Initiative, and District Collector

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

  • Soft Skills
  • Leadership Skill
  • Team Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Government Liaison
  • Project Management
  • Documentation
  • Communication – Proficiency in Verbal and Written English

Computer Sills

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Google Drive and Survey Forms
  • Emailing and Video Conferencing
  • Personality Traits
  • Agile
  • Tech Savvy
  • Quick Learner
  • Details at a glance

Job type: Full time

Nature of engagement – Full time

Remuneration: Commensurate to market standards

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Position Name : Associate

Nature: Full time

Location: Hamirpur

Joining: Immediate

Overview of the project: 

Swaniti Initiative in collaboration with several civil society organisations will be providing technical assistance to mitigate the effects of climate change on the vulnerable sections by empowering the green livelihoods initiative

This is envisioned to be done by strengthening the existing schemes and programs implemented by the State that significantly contribute toward climate change mitigation. The larger vision of the programme also looks at how to make Himachal  Pradesh a leading State in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the State transition gradually towards more green technology. This is in line with the sustainable development goal of making India  a promoter of the use of clean and affordable energy. 

Job summary: 

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic and curious professional, who is eager to contribute to the development of the society by providing research inputs and help reengineering the schemes and programs  that contribute towards mitigating changing climatic conditions. The work will be focused around need  assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and collaborating with  the like-minded organisations or systems functionaries. The associate may get an opportunity to make focused  interventions at the district level by working directly with civil society organisations. S/he will be acting as a  resource person for the project team and will report directly to the State Project Manager of Swaniti  Initiative. The position provides tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working  with community and reputed organisations.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • The Associate is expected to develop insights by collecting and analyzing data from the field research and assist the PM in formulating corresponding strategy for execution of the action plan regarding  the aforementioned targets. 
  • To develop insight papers for government agencies, partnering organizations and the funding  organization especially on the best practices, scopes and gaps in the transition of the district and state  from a fossil fuel run economy to a green economy. 
  • Act as a catalyst for the community and relevant stakeholders. 
  • Represent the organization on relevant platforms. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Sustainable development, Public  Policy, Rural Development/Statistics, Livelihood and Governance etc. 
  • At Least 2 years of work experience with minimum 1 years of prior working experience in integrated  projects of mitigating issues of livelihoods due to climate change etc. 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, proposals and project reports  etc. 

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Project Management 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams 
  • Critical thinking ability  
  • Problem Solving skills 
  • Proficiency in MS office and IT Tools 
  • Documentation skills 
  • Presentation skill 

Apply Now