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Summary
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 multi-member Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) to plan, implement and monitor development works in mining affected regions of Deoghar district of Jharkhand. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be responsible for maintaining linear reporting to Swaniti Initiative .

Location and Remuneration: Deoghar, Jharkhand; As per market standard for relevant experience

Qualifications
Candidate should have Master’s degree from a recognized University/Institute or an MBA or equivalent from a recognized University/Institute. Candidate must have at least 4+ years of work experience in the development sector. Preference will be given to candidates possessing experience of working in the project management and team management roles preferably in the development sector.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall functioning of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
  • Build and maintain a high performing team in the PMU.
  • Provide effective program management, managing human and financial resources to effectively achieve the objectives of the DMF.
  • Ensure that deliverables are satisfied in a timely manner.
  • Conceptualize a wide range of innovation projects for improved public service
  • Act as a formal channel of communication between the selected organisation and the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Carry out diagnostic study to understand the socio-economic conditions in mining affected villages and analyse the impact (or deficit) of existing government schemes.
  • Conduct participatory planning and need assessment exercise in all mining affected villages in the district.
  • Facilitate Gram Sabhas and organise discussions on development issues in the village/Panchayat.
  • Prepare village wise – list of projects to be taken up under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Arrange the village wise – list of projects into Annual Action Plans, based on the immediate and long term priorities, as determined by the people in the mining affected villages.
  • Evaluate projects submitted by different stakeholders to be taken up under District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Converge with various line DMF(T) administrations to improve effectiveness of interventions on the community
  • Facilitate the approval of the Annual Action Plans in the Managing / Executive Committee and Governing Board of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF)
  • Oversee the implementation of the approved projects, through regular field visits and raise flags at appropriate levels in case of potential delays or cost overruns.
  • Promote community based monitoring tools like Social Audit of projects executed under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Undertake action-research to discover more appropriate ways of doing things under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of various projects taken up under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) on the lives of the mining affected communities through various communication mediums.
  • Prepare documentation of success stories, lessons learn and impact at periodic intervals.
  • Report to the District Programme Lead at Swaniti Initiative, (District Collector/ Deputy Commissioner Cum Member Secretary) District Mineral Foundation (DMF)/ Deputy Development
  • Commissioner/ District Planning Officer and District Mining Officer.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies and Skills

  • High integrity and ethical standards.
  • 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.
  • Polished oral and writing communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi is desirable.

Application deadline: 20th February 2021

 

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Summary
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 multi-member Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Team to plan, implement and monitor development works in mining affected regions of Deoghar district. The Senior Project Officer shall focus on conceptualising and executing activities in collaboration with the PMU Team Lead.

Location and Remuneration: Deoghar, Jharkhand; As per market standard for relevant experience

Qualifications
Candidate should have Master’s degree from a recognized University/Institute or an MBA or equivalent from a recognized University/Institute. Candidate must have at least 3 years of work experience in the development sector. Preference will be given to candidates possessing experience of working in the project management and team management roles preferably in the development sector.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide effective program management, managing human and financial resources to effectively achieve the objectives of the DMF.
  • Ensure that Team Lead gets proper support from the team for deliverables
  • Conceptualize a wide range of innovative projects for improved public service
  • Carry out diagnostic study to understand the socio-economic conditions in mining affected villages and analyse the impact (or deficit) of existing government schemes.
  • Conduct participatory planning and need assessment exercise in all mining affected villages in the district.
  • Facilitate Gram Sabhas and organise discussions on development issues in the village/Panchayat.
    Prepare village wise – list of projects to be taken up under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Arrange the village wise – list of projects into Annual Action Plans, based on the immediate and long term priorities, as determined by the people in the mining affected villages.
  • Evaluate projects submitted by different stakeholders to be taken up under District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Converge with various line DMF(T) administrations to improve effectiveness of interventions on the community
  • Facilitate the approval of the Annual Action Plans in the Managing / Executive Committee and Governing Board of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF)
  • Assist the Team Lead and act as an incharge in the absence of Team Lead to oversee the implementation of the approved projects, through regular field visits and raise flags at appropriate levels in case of potential delays or cost overruns.
  • Promote community based monitoring tools like Social Audit of projects executed under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Prepare documentation of success stories, lessons learn and impact at periodic intervals.
    Report to the PMU Team Lead.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies and Skills

  • High integrity and ethical standards.
  • 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.
  • Polished oral and writing communication skills in English.
  • Ability to communicate in Hindi is desirable.

Application deadline: 20th February 2021

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Summary

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 multi-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 Deoghar district. The Civil Engineer shall focus on all works with special attention to infrastructure-related works ongoing under the DMF.

Qualifications

Graduate degree in civil engineering with a preference for those possessing a masters degree in rural development. At least 2 years of work experience in the non-metro location. Preference is given to candidates possessing experience working directly with the government administration.

Responsibilities

• Carry out a diagnostic study to understand the socio-economic conditions in mining-affected villages and analyze the impact of existing government establishments

• Facilitate the approval of the Annual Action Plans in the Managing / Executive Committee and Governing Council of DMF

• Oversee the implementation of the approved construction projects, through regular field visits and raise flags at the appropriate level if in case of any discrepancy

• Prepare documentation of success stories, lessons learn and impact at periodic intervals.

• Report to the Team Leader, Planning and Monitoring Unit.

• Any other duty as may be assigned.

Skills

• 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 usage of IT tools including proficiency in MS Office suite

• Ability to communicate in Hindi is desirable

Application Deadline: 20th February 2021

Salary: As per market standard

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Summary

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 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 Deoghar district. The Project Officer (Finance) shall focus on streamlining the billing and voucher system in the DMF as well as providing administrative support to the project.

Location and Remuneration: Deoghar, Jharkhand; As per market standard

Qualifications

Candidate should have Master’s degree in commerce/accounting from a recognized University/Institute or an MBA (in Finance) or equivalent from a recognized Premier University/Institute. Proficiency in Tally or equivalent software packages is required. Candidate must have at least 2 years of work experience in the finance sector. Preference will be given to candidates possessing experience of working in the finance field preferably in the development sector.

Responsibilities
• Maintain day to day book of accounts.
• Maintain all records, ledgers and relevant documents of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
• Ensure timely submission of Accounts and Utilization Certificates (UCs) by the the implementing agencies.
• Process bills and vouchers for release of funds to the implementing agencies.
• Inspect accounts of implementing agencies periodically and ensure that the books of accounts are maintained properly.
• Maintain appropriate records for all fixed assets of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
• Prepare and submit annual budget statement and financial reports.
• Process salaries and reimbursement claims of staff of Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
• Liaison with the bank on various issues and prepares bank reconciliation statements.
• Comply with all statutory and legal requirements of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in a timely manner.
• Comply with all auditory requirements of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in a timely manner.
• Report to the Project Officer-cum-Team Leader, Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
• Any other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies and Skills
• High integrity and ethical standards.
• 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.

Application deadline: 20th Februrary 2021

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Summary

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 multi-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 Deoghar district. The Project Officer – Information Technology shall focus on all works with special attention to works related to information and web presence management under the DMF.

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. Candidate 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.

Location: Deoghar, Jharkhand

Remuneration: As per market standard

Application deadline: 20th February 2021

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Summary
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 multi-member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administation to plan, implement and monitor development works in underdeveloped parts of the northern region of the country. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be functioning under direct supervision of Swaniti Initiative .

Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:
Master’s degree in a relevant area such as business management, rural management, social work natural resource management, agriculture, socio economic development, water resources management, economics or social management

Professional experience:
• Minimum 5 years of post – qualification relevant work experience of undertaking social and community development/skill development projects/programs/ initiatives under Central/State/EAPs.
• Basic technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer software and technologies.
• Previous experience in working with government/bilateral/ multilateral development agencies or programs/projects funded by external aid agencies on social and economic sector projects/programs shall be considered a strong additional advantage.
• Data validation and consolidation including checking the quality of all data for completeness, consistency, and correctness and make amendments as required, resolving issues pertaining to technical and functional aspects of MIS, and ensuring timeliness and quality of data being entered in the MIS system.
• Data reporting including designing and preparing a Management Information System, developing reports or formats using existing MIS data, monitoring the operation of the MIS and responding to requests for data from various stakeholders in a timely manner.

Responsibility:
• Map out existing livelihood related support that exists in the target districts/communities and facilitate dialogue with District Department Heads and Line Departments for effective planning, designing and implementation of various developmental programs
• Develop baseline in consultation with District Authorities and arrange for mid-term and final evaluation of program
• Formulation of Long-Term Perspective Plans, Medium-Term Plans and Annual Action Plans for implementation of projects under District Administration
• Overseeing the design, delivery and quality of work done by the and liaisoning with all relevant Line Departments/Agencies, District Authorities and Political Representatives and other bodies in order to ensure effective programme delivery.
• Provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership to the PMU on matters relating to its planning, strategy, management and operations.
• Serve as the primary point of contact, spokesperson and representative for the PMU.

 

Application deadline: 25th February 2021

Location: Any district of Northern Region of India

Remuneration: Negotiable

*Selection on rolling basis

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Summary
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 multi-member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administation to plan, implement and monitor development works in underdeveloped parts of the northern region of the country. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be functioning under direct supervision of Swaniti Initiative .

Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduate or Post Graduate in environmental engineering/natural resource management, agriculture, socio-economic, water resources management, environment, disaster management, forestry, tribal affairs, tribal studies, development studies, and/or related fields

Professional experience:

  • Graduates must have 3 years of relevant work experience whereas one who possesses a master degree will be eligible if one has 2 years of work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience undertaking social and community development/skill development projects/programs/ initiatives under Central/State/EAPs, centred around developing and executing plans for livelihood generation, marketing of NTFP, environmental conservation, etc. in forest areas and with tribal communities.
  • Candidates with experience in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment will be given preference.

Responsibilities:

  • Leverage the abundant natural and forest resources of the district to formulate sustainable development plans for local communities.
  • Design projects to counteract the detrimental effects of mining related activities in the district.
  • Designing appropriate and targeted interventions for marginalized groups such as scheduled tribes, forest dwelling communities, nomadic tribes, etc.
  • Basic technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer software and technologies.

Application deadline: 25th February 2021

Location: Any district of Northern Region of India

Remuneration: Negotiable

*Selection on rolling basis

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Summary
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 multi-member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administation to plan, implement and monitor development works in underdeveloped parts of the northern region of the country. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be functioning under direct supervision of Swaniti Initiative .

Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • Post-Graduate in Rural Development/Social Science/Equivalent from a recognized and reputed institution

Professional Experience:

  • Graduates must have 3 years of relevant work experience whereas one who possesses a master degree will be eligible if one has 2 years of work experience.
  • 2 years of compulsory experience in government/bilateral/multilateral development agencies or programs/projects funded by external aid agencies on social and economic sector projects/programs.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working with or in government institutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify vulnerable communities and facilitating access to various entitlements.
  • Facilitating access to social security schemes through convergence with various departments.
  • Developing strategies for addressing the grievances of affected populace.
  • Identifying implementation partners for management of various program of health & nutrition
  • Providing technical support for implementation various programs and ensuring adherence to guidelines of the district administration.
  • Basic technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer softwares and technologies.

Application deadline: 25th February 2021

Location: Any district of Northern Region of India

Remuneration: Negotiable

*Selection on rolling basis

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Summary
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 multi-member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administation to plan, implement and monitor development works in underdeveloped parts of the northern region of the country. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be functioning under direct supervision of Swaniti Initiative .

Eligibility criteria

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduate or post graduate degree in the field of health/ public health/ nutrition/ nutrition economics/health management/Hospital Management or other allied fields from a Recognised University

Professional Work experience:

  • Graduates must have 3 years of relevant work experience whereas one who possesses a master degree will be eligible if one has 2 years of work experience.
  • Candidates must possess at least one year of experience working with communities Relevant work experience: project management / monitoring and evaluation/policy advocacy in fields related to public health and nutrition or a Post graduate degree with 2 years of relevant work experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate personal care with health promotion, prevention of illness and community development
  • Include interconnecting principles of equity, access, empowerment, community self- determination and inter-sectoral collaboration
  • Encompass an understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political determinants of health
  • Maximize community and individual self-reliance, participation and control
  • Ensure collaboration and partnership with other sectors to promote public health
  • Basic technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer software and technologies.

Application deadline: 25th February 2021

Location: Any district of Northern Region of India

Remuneration: Negotiable

*Selection on rolling basis

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Summary
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 multi-member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administation to plan, implement and monitor development works in underdeveloped parts of the northern region of the country. The PMU Team Lead shall focus on streamlining the overall execution of activities in collaboration with the District Administration and will be functioning under direct supervision of Swaniti Initiative .

Eligibility criteria        

Educational Qualification:

  • BE/B. Tech in Civil Engineering/B. Arch from a recognized University/ Institute

Professional Work experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience of design, execution and supervision of civil engineering and building construction projects.
  • Candidates with previous experience with Government/ Government Organisations will be given preference. Proficiency in Auto CAD or equivalent software packages is strongly favoured.

Responsibilities:

  • Study drawings and estimates of projects submitted by various line departments for approval at the district administrations. Propose alterations and revisions required, if any.
  • Supervise various construction activities taken up under nodal line departments.
  • Ensure that the construction is in compliance with the drawing and estimates approved.
  • Assess value of works done and approve bills and vouchers for release of funds to the implementing agency.
  • Basic technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer software and technologies.

Application deadline: 25th February 2021

Location: Any district of Northern Region of India

Remuneration: Negotiable

*Selection on rolling basis

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General Recruitment – 2021

Summary
We are looking for a passionate and visionary professionals who are keen on working closely with the government in catalyzing large scale change by finding solutions for some of the most challenging problems of India. The chosen team members shall work on various projects and will be expected to contribute through research, project design and implementation and monitoring of initiatives in independant and multistakeholder projects. The experience of working with state and central government will be a sigificant advantage.

Projects will be focused towards following issues:

  • Air Quality Improvement – Policy Research and Advcacy
  • Social Protections for Migrant Workers – Policy Research and Advcacy
  • Green Economy – Project Management
  • State Level Consultancy – Multi-sectoral projects
  • Engagement With Law makers – Policy Research and Outreach

Position: Levels, Basic eligiblity criteria and Availability:

Team Lead/State Project Manager:

 3+ Years of relevant experience along with Master’s degree in subjects like Environment/Labor studies/Economics/Public Policy or other alike subjects

Availability of positions: 5+

Associate:

2 Years of relevant experience along with Master’s degree in subjects like Environment/Labor studies/Economics/Public Policy or other alike subjects; or

3 Years of relevant experience along with Bachelor’s degree in subjects like Environment/Labor studies/Economics/Public Policy or other alike subjects

Availability of positions: 15+

Analyst:

1 year of experience along with Master’s degree in subjects like Environment/Labor studies/Economics/Public Policy or other alike subjects; or

3 Years of relevant experience along with Bachelor’s degree in subjects like Environment/Labor studies/Economics/Public Policy or other alike subjects

Availability of positions: 20+

States in which positions will be based in:

  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Jharkhand
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Chattisgarh
  • Haryana

Selection will be on rolling basis.

First Deadline: 28th February 2021

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