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Position: Associate – Policy Engagements  

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 works on climate and sustainability, social protection, rural livelihood & governance, and policy-making.  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.

Overview of the role:  

Working with legislators is a critical part of our work because we believe that development work at the constituency level can have a transformative impact. We are looking for passionate professionals who want to make a difference in grassroots communities by collaborating with Parliamentarians. The individual must be self-motivated, and a piece of exceptional knowledge of government & governance, policy information, having experience in project management are added value to this position.

Nature of the position: Entry Level

Engagement Type: Full-time, Minimum one year

Joining date: Immediately

Location: Across India

Eligibility criteria:

Required:

  • Strong communication skills and a Camera-friendly person
  • Knowledge and understanding of Government, Governance, and Policy
  • Graduate in public policy, political science, governance, economics, management, etc

Preferred:

  • Experience in working with government administration
  • Self-motivated, quick learner with enthusiasm to create social impact
  • Program management skills, including the ability to develop, design, and implement at the grassroots level
  • Stakeholder management and planning skills
  • Fresh Graduates with public policy knowledge are also welcome to apply

Details of the role:

This role will specifically consist of project implementation throughout the entire tenure of a year starting from program design to execution of it under the constituencies of Honorable MP’s pan India. While the Swaniti team will be providing the requisite support to help shape this process, the Associate will have to be driven to identify programs and design them. Their ability to follow through with select programs will be key to their success. The most distinctive component of the role is that the activities of the Associate will be recorded throughout their tenure on the job. This video content will be made available to the public for their knowledge and awareness of the background of the policy-making process. The individuals being captured in the video thus need to be comfortable coming on camera.

How to participate in the interview:

All the interested candidates are encouraged to participate in the walk-in Interview that will be held on the 27th of September 2022. Few guidelines regarding the interview process

    • All the participants are requested to enter the interview venue by 10:45 am
    • One registration form is to be filled out before the interview
    • All participants are requested to bring original transcripts of their educational qualifications and professional experience
    • Participants are requested to bring a pen & paper along, a quick group activity will be there

Venue details:

Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Date- 27th September 2022
Time – 11:00 am- 01:00 pm

For any queries, please feel free to contact us through phone call at +91 98219 59901, or email us at rimpa.s@swaniti.in

Position Name :Associate Manager – Talent Acquisition

Nature: Mid Managerial Level

Location: New Delhi Office

Reports to: CPO, Swaniti Initiative

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 People’s 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 the 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
  • 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
  • The 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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Motive:  Work with Leadership Team  for intensification of Business Development Activities

About the Position 

The Associate – BD  is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the Leadership Team in Business Development and allied processes. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, polished documentation, high quality documentation, think critically, turnaround quickly and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Remuneration: Negotiable

Location: Swaniti Initiative office, Sarvapriya Vihar, New Delhi, 110016 

Qualifications required:

  • Post-graduate degree in management or any alike subjects with a preference for those having a multidisciplinary academic profile 
  • 2 years of work experience in the corporate or international organisations
  • 1 year of experience in communication or business development is preferred. 
  • Polished documentation, research and communication skills
  • Advanced understanding of Canva and other designing tools   

Responsibilities 

  • Provide support to the Leadership Team in developing proposals and pitch deck
  • Work closely with the Leadership Team and vertical leads to steer strategic plans
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop impact reports
  • Work with the Media and Communications team to take decision about the visibility initiatives
  • Support the reporting manager in ensuring that organisation published high quality knowledge products
  • Participate and oversee the scoping studies and project conceptualisation exercises 
  • Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organization.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong ability to execute work in a fast paced environment keeping the quality intact
  • Sound technical ability and a passion to learn and grow with humility
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software; ability to design and edit graphic presentations and materials.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Exceptional organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Make appropriate, informed decisions regarding priorities and available time
  • Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little or no guidance
  • Ability to respond with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround
  • Able to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills

  • Polished documentation and proposal writing
  • Research Skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Critical thinking
  • Team player

Computer Sills

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite 
  • Advanced data analysis skills will be an added advantage

Personality Traits

  • Active listener
  • Quick Learner
  • Problem solver
  • Agile

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Position: Project Manager

Location: North-Eastern states of India

Nature of Position: Project Management and Implementation 

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience 

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 the delivery of public service, and technological intervention to improve service delivery. 

Overview of the project: 

The project is focused towards supporting the government bodies in delivery of entitlements to the people in the northeastern states of India. Through a bottom-up planning approach, we aim to support the local bodies in locating bottlenecks in the delivery of public services under various schemes. The project requires extensive surveying and interviewing of beneficiaries and local government officials to reengineer scheme implementation strategies. Following the assessment study, the team will attempt to translate feedback into action by introducing a tech-based solution in the implementation of government schemes. Eventually, the project will establish a sturdy governance model across the northeastern states by reforming the systems and processes, thereby leading to enhanced inclusion, access, and resilience of public service delivery. 

Job Summary: 

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, and action-oriented professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing inputs on the basis of extensive primary and secondary research, inter-governmental department liasoning, and help implement locally suited interventions. The work will be centered around a primary survey, need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, collaborating with the local bodies, and allied departments of the state government. The team member will be a resource person to several departments of the government and will report directly to the Program Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the government. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Project 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 

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 
  • 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 Project Manager is expected to provide recommendations and support to the government in institutionalizing structural policy interventions. 
  • Work with policymakers if needed to get the reforms institutionalized 
  • The Project Manager 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. 

Team management: 

  • The Project Manager will be expected to manage the performance of Associate and Analysts
  • The PM will also be responsible for the professional well-being of the team members maintaining the quality of delivery 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Rural Management, Development Studies, Economics, Regulatory Governance, Public Policy, Rural Development/Statistics, etc. 
  • Minimum two years of work experience is required. Preference will be given to professionals having work experience with the government 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities (in English) to draft policy memos, proposals, and project reports, etc. 
  • Prior experience of working with tea garden workers can be previously involved in primary research or secondary research. Primary research preferred)
  • Prior experience with any field surveys in rural areas
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi, Bengali and Assamese will be preferred

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Enterprising 
  • 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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Position: Project Manager

Location: A central location in West Bengal

Nature of Position: Project Management and Implementation 

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standard and relevant experience 

Overview of the project: 

The project is focused towards the identification of the availability and extent of accessibility of tea workers to government welfare schemes and other entitlements in the state of West Bengal. This will require an assessment of the current state of access and mapping bottlenecks in the delivery of public services under various schemes. The project requires extensive surveying and interviewing of beneficiaries to recognize limitations and opportunities. Following the assessment study, the team will map out a set of actionable recommendations and collaborate with state and district administration to strengthen systems and processes. The capacity-building exercises will be undertaken for a tractable public program delivery mechanism by identifying interventions suited for the local context. The larger vision of the program is to establish a strong bottom-up policy formulation and implementation framework that can be scaled across the State for a larger impact. 

Job Summary: 

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, and action-oriented professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing inputs on the basis of extensive primary and secondary research, inter-governmental department liasoning, help implement locally suited interventions that contribute towards improving access and inclusion in social protection schemes for tea garden workers of West Bengal. The work will be centered around a primary survey, need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, collaborating with the local bodies, and allied departments of the Government of West Bengal. The Project Manager may get an opportunity to make focused interventions in the government systems. The team member will be a resource person to several departments of the government and will report directly to the Program 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: 

Program 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 

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 
  • 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 Project Manager is expected to provide recommendations and support to the government in institutionalizing structural policy interventions. 
  • Work with policymakers if needed to get the reforms institutionalized 
  • The Project Manager 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 Rural Management, Development Studies, Economics, Regulatory Governance, Public Policy, Rural Development/Statistics, etc. 
  • Minimum two years of work experience is required. Preference will be given to professionals having work experience with the government 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities (in English) to draft policy memos, proposals, and project reports, etc. 
  • Prior experience of working with tea garden workers can be previously involved in primary research or secondary research. Primary research preferred)
  • Prior experience with any field surveys in rural areas
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi, Nepali will be preferred

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Enterprising 
  • 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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Position: Assistant Manager – Branding and Communication

Motive:  Design and implement initiatives to enhance the visibility of the organization

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 a role that is focused on enhancing the visibility of the work of the organization in public space and conducting outreach for the purpose of partnership with institutions of eminence across the world. The role remains responsible for interacting with team members of various projects, understanding the value of the impact created, and carving out stories from the same. The role also requires the individual to understand the paradigm of public policy, the objectives of the organization, and the appropriate institutions with whom mutually empowering partnerships may be built. It requires a dynamic outlook, identifying opportunities, an attitude of staying abreast with ongoing development, technological interventions in communication, and the ability to handle the digital and physical presence of the organization. As a part of the Media and Communication team, the person will be required to ensure that the websites, social media channels, media relations, events coverage, other physical visibility, and communication with institutions are consistent and of high quality.

Remuneration: Commensurate to the experience and market standards

Qualifications required:

  • Masters’ degree in either media and communication, public policy, journalism, globalization or alike subjects with a preference for those having a multidisciplinary academic profile 
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the role of communication or brand development
  • Special value for polished business writing skills and IEC material design skills
  • Prior experience in working with multilateral agencies and large foundations will be favorably looked upon. 
  • Knowledge of website and social media management  will be of advantage 
  • Strong organizational skills with the foundation of value-based decision-making are preferred
  • The role requires your sheer interest in competing with yourself and strive to do better in a self-driven mode

Responsibilities 

  • Create content for visibility of the organization on the basis of work being done 
  • Outreach and maintain working relations with industry experts, mentors, and other resource persons
  • Build partnerships with mainstream media for coverage of work being done by the organization
  • Handle the communication channels of the organization which includes all websites, social media accounts, and blogs
  • Work closely with the agency handling website of the organization
  • Support the organization in designing, developing, reviewing, editing, and translating communication materials
  • Work with various verticals of the organization to identify projects, stories, and messages that are engaging, motivating, and high quality, and which communicate impact and showcase the work of the organization
  • Identify opportunities for creating and delivering inspiring and attractive multimedia content about the work of the organization
  • Contribute to identifying new and creative ways to enhance the visibility of the organization
  • Support the organization with the creation and delivery of communication activities and products such as written content, newsletters, infographics, events posters, and other success stories related to the work of the organization
  • Support the organization in documenting learnings and building a ‘library’ of communication materials
  • Ability to function in tight timelines

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills

  • Polished writing skill
  • Creative content creation skill
  • Critical thinking and observation skills 
  • Strategic planning and project management
  • Proficiency in both Verbal and Written Communication (English & Hindi both languages)
  • Documentation and creative writing
  • Teamwork 

Digital Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, Canva, and other document designing tools
  • Capability to do video and other digital media editing
  • Documentation Software
  • Digital media tools

Personality Traits

  • Dedicated and enterprising
  • Quick Learner
  • Creative Thinker
  • Observer
  • Active listener
  • Problem solver
  • Agile

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Position: Project Manager

Location: Chattisgarh 

Nature of Position: Project Management and Implementation 

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience 

Overview of the project: 

Swaniti Initiative will be providing technical Assistance to the Government of Chhattisgarh to transform the urban planning and livelihood sector of the districts. This is envisioned to be done by strengthening the existing schemes and programs implemented by the State that significantly contribute to the transformation of the urban planning and livelihood sector. The larger vision of the program also looks at how to make Chattisgarh a leading State in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the State transition gradually towards more green technology and livelihood opportunities driven by non-polluting energy sources. This is in line with the sustainable development goal and makes 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 toward mitigating changing climatic conditions. The individual should have a background in climate change mitigation/energy/renewables. The work will be focused on need assessment, facilitating alignment of policy decisions, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, and following up with the allied departments of the Government of Chhattisgarh. The Project Manager will be acting as a catalyst between several departments of the state government and will also operate in direct concurrence with the Programme Lead of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to travel across the state and get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the State government. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Program 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 

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 
  • 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 ongoing research project etc. 

Institutionalize Systemic changes: 

  • The Project Manager is expected to provide recommendations and support to the government in institutionalizing structural policy interventions. 
  • Work with policymakers if needed to get the reforms institutionalized 
  • The Project Manager 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 Urban Planning, Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development/Statistics, Public Policy, and Governance, etc. 
  • At Least 5 years of work experience with a minimum of 2-3 years of prior working experience in integrated projects of mitigating issues of climate change/fossil energy. 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, proposals and project reports, etc. 

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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Overview of the project:

Swaniti Initiative in collaboration with several civil society organizations will be providing technical assistance to multiple State Governments 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 program also looks at how to develop the Indian States as leaders in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the States gradually strengthen their urban infrastructure planning and rural livelihoods. This is in line with the sustainable development goal and helping India meet its commitment of being carbon neutral in next 50 years.

Job summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic and curious professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing research inputs and helping reengineer the schemes and programs that contribute toward mitigating changing climatic conditions. The work will be focused on need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, and collaboration with the allied departments of the State Government. 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 a 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 analyzing data from the field research and assist in formulating a corresponding strategy for the execution of the action plan regarding the aforementioned targets
  • Work with 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 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 departments of the state government at the state or the district level
  • Represent the organization 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 a minimum 1 year 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.

What does the ideal candidate look like:

  • You have studied urban planning and architecture and have worked with state government, union ministry MoHUA, or municipal corporations 
  • You have worked on projects focused on energy transition, green livelihoods generation or climate change
  • You have worked with government bodies or authorities

Skill and aptitude required: 

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

Service conditions:

  • Nature of the position: Mid Level
  • Location: Districts of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh on priority
  • Engagement Type: Full time
  • Joining date: Immediately

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Position: Associate

Location: North-East States of India

Nature of Position: Research and Implementation

Reporting to: Project Manager

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Overview of the project:

The project is focused on creating a culture of tech and people-enabled feedback systems in the northeastern states of India. Through a bottom-up planning approach, we will assess the current state of implementation of schemes and locate bottlenecks in the delivery of public services under various schemes. The project requires extensive surveying and interviewing of beneficiaries and local government officials to recognize exclusion and leakages. Following the assessment study, the team will attempt to translate feedback into action by introducing a tech-based solution in the implementation of government schemes. Eventually, the project will establish a sturdy governance model across the northeastern states by reforming
the systems and processes, thereby leading to enhanced inclusion, access, and resilience of public service delivery.

Job Summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, and action-oriented professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing inputs on the basis of extensive primary and secondary research, inter-governmental department liasoning, and help implement locally suited interventions. The work will be centered around a primary survey, need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, and collaborating with the local bodies, and allied departments of the state government. The team member will be a resource person to several departments of the government and will report directly to the Project Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the government.

Roles and Responsibilities:

● Conduct extensive field surveys, stakeholder interviews/consultations, beneficiary interviews, and meetings with officials of government and non-government organizations.
● Data analysis, visualization, and summary report generation
● Mediate and liaison with multiple government departments and officials for paperwork, communication, and coordination, during and after implementation of recommendations.
● Conducting and moderating FGDs to assist in baseline surveys
● Act as a catalyst for the departments of the state government or between non-government agencies
● Create insight papers, reports, or presentations for communication with various internal and external stakeholders.
● Contribute to all the initiatives of the team, as may be requested, in a constructive manner

Skill and aptitude required:

● Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious relationships
● Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically along with the hunger to learn and grow
● 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 and other applications
● Polished oral and writing skills in English with effective documentation skills
● The ability to communicate in Bengali and Assamese is desirable

Nature of the position: Mid Level
Engagement Type: Full time
Joining date: Immediately

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Position: Senior Associate 

Location: A district of West Bengal 

Nature of Position: Implementation and Research 

ReportingTo: Project Manager 

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standard and relevant experience 

Overview of the project: 

The project is focused towards the identification of the availability and extent of accessibility of tea workers to government welfare schemes and other entitlements in the state of West Bengal. This will require an assessment of the current state of access and mapping bottlenecks in the delivery of public services under various schemes. The project requires extensive surveying and interviewing of beneficiaries to recognize limitations and opportunities. Following the assessment study, the team will map out a set of actionable recommendations and collaborate with state and district administration to strengthen systems and processes. The capacity-building exercises will be undertaken for a tractable public program delivery mechanism by identifying interventions suited for the local context. The larger vision of the program is to establish a strong bottom-up policy formulation and implementation framework that can be scaled across the State for a larger impact. 

Job Summary: 

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, and action-oriented professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing inputs on the basis of extensive primary and secondary research, inter-governmental department liasoning, help implement locally suited interventions that contribute towards improving enrollment and access of social protection schemes for tea garden workers of West Bengal. The work will be centered around a primary survey, need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, collaborating with the local bodies, and allied departments of the Government of West Bengal. The associate may get an opportunity to make focused interventions in the government systems. The team member will be a resource person to several departments of the government and will report directly to the Project Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the government. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct extensive field surveys, stakeholder interviews/consultations, beneficiary interviews, and meetings with officials of government and non-government organizations. 
  • Data analysis, visualization, and summary report generation
  • Mediate and liaison with multiple government departments and officials for paperwork, communication, and coordination, during and after implementation of recommendations Conducting and moderating FGDs to assist in baseline surveys
  • Act as a catalyst for the departments of the state government or between non-government agencies Create insight papers, reports, or presentations for communication with various internal and external stakeholders 
  • Contribute in all the initiatives of the team, as may be requested, in a constructive manner 

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Rural Management, Development Studies, Economics, Regulatory Governance, Public Policy, Rural Development/Statistics, etc. 
  • Minimum two years of work experience is required. Preference will be given to professionals having work experience with the government 
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities (in English) to draft policy memos, proposals, and project reports, etc. 
  • Prior experience of working with tea garden workers (can be previously involved in primary research or secondary research. Primary research preferred)
  • Prior experience with any field surveys in rural areas
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi, Nepali will be preferred

Skills and aptitude required: 

  • Data management and analysis skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams 
  • Knowledge of any quantitative and qualitative software (Stata, Qualtrics, etc) preferred Knowledge of MIS preferred
  • Medium to advanced knowledge of Excel (Vlookup, Pivot table, other functions, etc) preferred Critical thinking ability 
  • Problem Solving skills 
  • Documentation skills 
  • Presentation skills 

Engagement Type: Full time 

Joining date: Immediately 

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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 on the constituency. The job majorly requires exceptional research skills, the ability to coordinate with diverse stakeholders, multitasking, a problem-solving attitude, and polished communication skills.

What you will do:

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, 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 the constituency and national levels 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. Less experienced candidates can be considered in exceptional conditions.
  • Knowledge and awareness about standard policymaking procedures 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 in 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 attributes:

  • Enthusiasm to address the issue of Air Pollution and related policy issues 
  • Attitude to work 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 the local language of the same 
  • Interested in designing solutions for 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 – Will be placed in states including NCR

Minimum engagement period: 12 months

Consolidated remuneration: INR 60,000 per month

Joining: On a rolling basis

 

 

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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 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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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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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: 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 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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