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About Swaniti Initiative:
Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policy makers and representatives. Swaniti works with Governments, Parliamentarians and developmental organisations. We focus on policy and execution issues in the sector of climate change, health, water, sanitation, education, and livelihood. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research support on key government programs and initiative, role modelling through on-ground implementation for delivery of public service and deploy technological intervention to improve service delivery mechanisms.

Job summary:
Swaniti Initiative is looking to create a group of young professionals who are new in the development sector with ambition bring change and are self-driven. The young professionals will be placed in the position of Development Associate (DA) at the district level to work on flagship schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh. The DA will be expected to work with local governments and rural communities so that the scheme implementation mechanisms may be made more efficient and ensure more welfare of people. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to policy implementation processes, piloting policy initiatives and interaction with several facets of the community.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create strategies for local governments so that employment schemes like MGNREGS may be made more efficient
  • Inject technological tools like mobile apps for increasing peoples’ participation in planning and monitoring of schemes
  • Liaison with government officials at Panchayat, Mandal and district level for trouble shooting
  • Coordinate with the state level team for strategizing the interventions on ground.

Eligibility Criteria:
● Bachelors or master’s or PG Diploma in subjects like Development Studies, Economics or similar
● Good verbal and written communication abilities in Telugu and English

Skill and aptitude required:
● Teamwork
● Systemic thinking ability
● Critical thinking ability
● Problem Solving attitude
● Keen observing ability
● Proficiency in MS office and basic IT tools

Location: Districts of Andhra Pradesh

Remuneration: INR 35,000

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About Swaniti Initiative:
Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policy makers and representatives. Swaniti works with Governments, Parliamentarians and developmental organisations. We focus on policy and execution issues in the sector of climate change, health, water, sanitation, education and livelihood. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research support on key government programs and initiative, role modelling through on-ground implementation for delivery of public service and deploy technological intervention to improve service delivery mechanisms.

Job summary:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for an experienced, passionate, self-driven and qualified program manager who is eager to lead policy research and stakeholders’ engagement in parliamentary processes. The program manager will be expected to 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:
Project and Performance Management:
● Lead programs that focus on delivery of public services, including state level programs and Parliamentarian engagement.
● Manage 4-8 member teams, which would include delegating responsibilities, ensuring delivery of program and managing partners relationships.
● Plan, conduct and facilitate policy consultation meetings with parliamentarians, bureaucrats, partners, civil society leaders and additional policy makers.
● Maintain strong communication channels with all relevant partners and stakeholders within Swaniti and externally.
● Keep in sync with the top management in management of 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 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
Documentation:
● Ensure the publication 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 6 years of total work experience with minimum 2 years spent in projects which may have required partner management in policy space.
● Established experience in team management (preference given to those working with teams in the government)
● Excellent verbal and written communication abilities in English.

Skill and aptitude required:
● Team Management
● Systemic thinking ability
● Critical thinking ability
● Problem Solving attitude
● Keen observing ability
● Strategic planning ability
● Proficiency in MS office and basic IT tools

Location: Delhi

Deadline: 20th January 2021
Remuneration: Commensurate with market standard and relevant experience

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Nature of Position: Mid – management

Reporting To: Program Lead – State Programs

Deadline: 15th January 2021

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standard and relevant experience

Overview of the project:

Swaniti Initiative will be working t0 map out the scopes, processes and systems in the arena of workforce and employment. The assistance will be provided to strategic stakeholders to create an inclusive job market, putting reskilling systems in place, interventions for job creation and design appropriate new work models. The larger vision of the programme also looks at how to make the state a leading ecosystem in designing comprehensive systems to create job opportunities while decreasing skill gaps and increasing capabilities of the most vulnerable groups of the population.

Job summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, vision-driven and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute to the macro system by working with government and non-government stakeholders, who intend to contribute towards mitigating the great unemployment challenge. The individual should have a background in the labour market and allied sectors and is updated with the related global developments. The work will be focused around need assessment, facilitating alignment of policy decisions with developments like the fourth industrial revolution and changing youth perspectives; brainstorming with relevant stakeholders keeping the ‘Post COVID Reset’ and future economic progress in consideration and assisting the relevant bodies in execution of the recommendations. The SPM will be acting as a catalyst amongst national and international stakeholders and will also operate in direct concurrence with the Overall Programme Lead of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied national and international ecosystem.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Project Management and Performance Management:

  • The State Programme Manager is expected to summarize evidence from the field research and plan the corresponding strategy for 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 various platforms in coordination with relevant stakeholders
  • Manage the team’s performance so that the growth of the project and that of the team members may be ensured
  • 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 consistent communication network among each of these stakeholders for immediate course correction measures
  • Cross-vertical collaboration: Initiate and participate in cross-vertical collaboration opportunities across the various departments in the State machinery such as providing systematic support to an on-going research project etc.
  • Institutionalize Systemic changes:
  • The SPM is expected to provide recommendation and support to the stakeholders in institutionalising structural policy interventions.
  • The SPM may be expected 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 Labour Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Regulatory Governance etc.
  • At Least 5 years of work experience with minimum 2 years of work experience of projects on labour reform and large scale livelihood sector reforms etc
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities and experience of drafting policy memos, project proposals and project reports etc.

Skill and aptitude required:

 

  • Team Management
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Strategy Management
  • Proficiency in MS office and IT Tools

     Interested candidates may click here to apply by January 15, 2021. 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen on working closely with the government in catalyzing change in some of the most vulnerable communities and regions of India. The chosen candidate shall work as part of a 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 Chatra district. The Project Officers will look after initiatives focused on Primary Health and Tertiary health respectively.

No. of positions 2 [1 Primary Health Officer, 1 Tertiary Health Officer]

Remuneration: Primary Health Officer INR 6.5 to 7.0 LPA; Tertiary Health Officer INR 7.5 to 8 LPA

Qualifications

Post-graduate degree in any field, preference will be provided to those possessing a degree in public health, rural development, rural management or public administration. At least 2 years of work experience in the development sector. Preference is given to candidates possessing experience of working in the primary and tertiary health sector with the district administration directly.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out diagnostic studies to understand the socio-economic conditions in mining-affected villages and analyse the impact of existing government schemes
  • 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 a 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 the community health.
  • Design or use monitoring tools, like as screening, lab records, and vital information, to recognize health risks.
  • Develop tools to address behavioural causes of diseases.
  • Facilitate or control prevention programs in specialized areas such as agricultural, work-related, infectious disease, and environmental pollution.
  • Assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions.
  • Recognize groups at threat for 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

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious relationships
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions
  • Proven ability to identify innovations and translate them into implementable practices
  • Competency in the usage of IT tools including proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Polished oral and writing skills in English with effective documentation skills
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi is desirable

Interested candidates may click here to apply. 

Selection on a rolling basis. The last date to apply is 15th January 2021.

About Swaniti Initiative & Ank Aha: Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policy makers and representatives. Swaniti works with state governments and Parliamentarians across 17 states. Swaniti supports on issues of health, education, gender, water, sanitation and livelihood. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research support on key government programs and initiative, on ground implementation insights for delivery of public service and technological intervention to improve service delivery. Ank Aha is the technological partner of Swaniti Initiative. It works for supporting organisations and the government system with data tech solutions for better policy decisions and governance.

Job Summary:  

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen to use financial management skills and tools for maintaining the financial health of the organisation.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • A certified Chartered Accountant as per the regulations of ICAI
  • Candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the social development sector

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain appropriate records for all fixed assets of the organisation.
  • Prepare and submit annual budget statement and financial reports.
  • Process salaries and reimbursement claims of staffs of the organisation.
  • Liaison with the bank on various issues and prepares bank reconciliation statements.
  • Comply with all statutory and legal requirements of the organisation in a timely manner.
  • Comply with all auditory requirements of the organisation in a timely manner.
  • Assists and cooperates the top management to maintain the financial health of the organisation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Competencies and Personality Traits:

  • Integrity with professional ethics.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyses diverse information and manage the finances of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions.
  • Competency in usage of Financial software, IT tools including proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Strong oral and writing skills in English.

What do you get in this role?

  • Opportunity to work under the mentorship of a Harvard University MBA
  • Opportunity to work in a high growth environment and manage finances including significant international transactions. 
  • Opportunity to work with Quickbooks and Tally environment.
  • Opportunity to participate in strategic and financial planning with CEO and Board.

Location: New Delhi Office, Swaniti Initiative

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Requirement: Immediate

Interested candidates may send their updated CV at careers@swaniti.in with the subject line ‘Name_FM_Month_2020’

*Application is on rolling basis. 

 

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