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We are looking for an experienced professional who is keen on taking up a project manager role in policy research and advocacy role in the development sector. The Project Manager (PM) shall provide strategic inputs to the governments like recommendations for policy formulation and administrative reforms at different levels and shall oversee the team members who will be working in close coordination with various partnering organisations for the aforesaid motive. The PM would have to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of team members in the deployment of resources and management of the team’s functioning. The PM will also be expected to strategically identify projects and ensure the appropriate monitoring and impact assessment of interventions.

Remuneration: Commensurate to the experience and market standards

Region of operation: Northern India

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 the development sector/government with a strong preference for those working on issues of air pollution/clean air policy, renewable energy etc.
● At least 1 years of experience of working in a leadership position where team size was bigger than 3 members
● Prior experience of working with multilateral agencies and large foundations will be favourably looked upon.

Responsibilities

● Providing technical assistance and knowledge support of key government bodies
● Conducting adequate research on the topic of concern relating to environment, renewables, climate and energy. Presenting recommendations to the stakeholders in the Government
● Strategy formulation and team building
● Oversee the performance and growth of the team members in effective execution of tasks
● Support in processes like Project Designing, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

Soft Skills
● English & Hindi Communication – Proficiency in Verbal and Written
● Strategic Planning and Management
● Project Management
● Critical thinking
● Constructive Systemic Outlook
● Data-Driven

Details at a glance
● Job type: Full time
● Last date of application: 15 December 2020

 Interested candidates may click here to apply by December 15, 2020. 

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 Pakur district. The DMFT 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: Pakur, Jharkhand; 6.5 – 7.5 LPA INR

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the 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 delivery.
  • Act as a formal channel of communication between the selected organisation and the District Mineral Foundation (DMF).
  • Carry out a 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 the 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 Chief Executive Officer, (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 the 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.

Interested candidates may click here to apply by December 15, 2020. 

*Application is on a rolling basis. 

 

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 Project Management Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) to monitor, plan for and implement development works in mining-affected regions of Paku district. The Project Officer for Health shall focus on all works with special attention to health-related works ongoing under the DMF.

Location and Remuneration: Pakur, Jharkhand; 4.8 – 6 LPA INR

Qualifications

Post-graduate degree in any field with a preference for those possessing a degree in rural development, the management or public administration. At least 3 years of work experience in the development sector. Preference is given to candidates possessing experience working directly with the district administration.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out a diagnostic study to understand the socio-economic conditions in mining-affected villages and analyze the impact of existing government schemes
  • Conduct Gram Sabhas and PRA exercises in all mining-affected villages in the district in order to prepare a list of projects to be taken up under the DMF and compile this into Annual Action Plans
  • 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 in case of any discrepancy
  • Promote community-based monitoring tools like Social Audit of projects executed under the DMF
  • 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

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

Interested candidates may click here to apply by December 15, 2020. 

*Application is on a rolling basis. 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced professional who is keen on working closely with the organisational eco-system and the district level government setup to catalyze change in some of the most vulnerable communities and regions of India. The chosen candidate shall work as part of a five-member Project Management Unit (PMU) that shall work with the District Administration and Swaniti’s team to plan for and implement development works in underdeveloped parts of the Godda and Pakur districts in Jharkhand. The Livelihoods Officer shall focus on initiatives for livelihood generation ensuring integration with other initiatives of the team and the line departments of the district and will be expected to maintain consistent relationships with the district administration.

Number of Positions: 2

Location: Godda or Pakur Jharkhand

Remuneration: 4.8 – 6 LPA INR

Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate is the one possessing a Masters’ degree in rural marketing, rural development, or degree like MBA (Agri-business) or similar with one-year work experience with the government.
  • You also qualify if you do have at least 2 or 3 years of work experience in the development sector after completion of Bachelor’s Degree in subjects like rural governance, rural management, economics, development studies or similar subjects. Preference is given to candidates possessing experience working directly with the district administration.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out a diagnostic study to understand the socio-economic conditions in the targeted villages and analyse the impact (or deficit) of existing government initiatives.
  • Facilitate Gram Sabhas and PRA exercises in all targeted villages in the district in order to conceptualise projects and devise a corresponding strategy and integrate into the Annual Action Plan.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate community-based monitoring tools like Social Audit
  • Prepare documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and impact at periodic intervals.
  • Recommend necessary structural or policy changes for better outcome of initiatives and quicker upliftment of the targeted population

Reporting and Communication: The Livelihood officer will report directly to the PMU Lead and may be required to coordinate directly with the District Collector

Skills Required and Personality Traits Preferred

  • Soft Skills
  • Leadership Skill
  • Strategic Planning
  • Government Liaisoning
  • Documentation and Communication – Proficiency in Verbal and Written
  • Adequate computer skills

Interested candidates may click here to apply by December 15, 2020. 

*Application is on a rolling basis. 

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

Job Summary:  

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

Eligibility Criteria: 

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

Roles & Responsibilities:

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

Competencies and Personality Traits:

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

What do you get in this role?

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

Location: New Delhi Office, Swaniti Initiative

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Requirement: Immediate

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

*Application is on rolling basis. 

 

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