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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

Deadline: 10th July, 2020

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

 

DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Overview of the Project: 

Swaniti Initiative in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh aims to strengthen and implement evidence-based conceptualization, convergence and implementation of policies and programs to ensure the holistic and inclusive development of the most under-served sections of the population.

Job Summary:  

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, driven and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute to government systems via strengthening data collection, data analysis, gap identification, scheme conceptualization, planning, and implementation mechanisms. The professional will be acting as a catalyst among several departments of the administration and the community; coordinating with the State Project Manager (SPM) of Swaniti Initiative and will be assisting the district administration for better planning of developmental activities. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains and development sectors in partnership with the state government.

 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Strong Project Participation and Oversight – 

  • Designing survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research, revising study design and survey instruments
  • Assist in preliminary data analysis and data alignment
  • Conduct background research in conjunction with field research activities
  • Conceptualize stakeholder mobilization strategy in coordination with peers and the SPM
  • Maintain and grow effective relationships with project stakeholders
  • Lead all initiatives in coordination with the SPM as required for the project

Reporting and Communication – 

  • The associate functions in direct coordination with the SPM

Unique experience in terms of – 

  • Exposure to multiple domains of development sector at grassroots level and above
  • Opportunity to directly participate with the State Government in decision making
  • Tremendous opportunity to impact the development of the district in a positive manner
  • Develop replicable models of district level development
  • Functioning in close coordination with the district administration
  • Working with highly skilled and proficient teams

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development, Statistics, Public Policy and Governance etc.
  • At least 1 year of work experience in relevant field or previous experience of working on large scale government schemes and programmes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English, ability to draft concept papers, evaluation summaries and key insight papers

Skills required:

  • Data Collection, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, Community mobilization
  • Knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation based assessment frameworks, impact assessment tools and results-based assessment framework
  • Ability to run and design surveys, expertise in qualitative & quantitative survey methods

Skills preferred:

  • Prior experience working with large data sets and programming in Stata, SAS, or other statistical programs
  • Fluency in Telugu
  • Knowledge of related technical fields including training in macroeconomics, econometrics, statistics, and advanced mathematics with demonstrated experience in conducting regression analysis for social science related data sets

Desired Personality traits:

  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
  • Experience of working in a governmental and multi donor environment/projects
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas

Location: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Nature of Position: Technical assistance to State Government of Andhra Pradesh

Reporting to: State Project Manager

Remuneration:Competitive and as per market standards

Deadline: 25th June, 2020

To apply, please click here

 

Overview of the Project: 

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

Job Summary:  

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic and curious professional, who is eager to contribute in the government system by providing research inputs on schemes and programs that contribute towards mitigating changing climatic conditions. The work will be focused around need assessment, situation analysis, and data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and collaborating with the allied departments of the Government of Jharkhand. The Research Associate will be acting as a resource person for the project team and several departments of the state government and will report directly to the State Programme Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the State government.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:  

  • The Research Associate is expected to develop insights by collecting and analysing data from the field research and assist in formulating corresponding strategy for execution of the action plan.
  • To develop insight papers for government agencies, partnering organisations and the funding organisation.
  • Develop articles and research papers around the issue of the project and the geography.
  • Represent the organisation on relevant platforms.

Eligibility Criteria: 

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

Skills & Aptitude required: 

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

Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand

Nature of Position: Research & Advocacy

Reporting to: State Program Manager

RemunerationCommensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Second Deadline*: 25th June, 2020

*Selection is on rolling basis

To apply, please click here

 

Overview of the Project: 

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

Job Summary:  

Swaniti Initiative is looking for a passionate, vision driven and experienced professional, who is eager to contribute in the government system by working on schemes and programs that contribute towards mitigating changing climatic conditions. The individual should have a background either in education or profession in the area of climate change mitigation/energy/renewables. The work will be focused around need assessment, facilitating alignment of policy decisions, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders and following up with the allied departments of the Government of Jharkhand. The State Programme Manager (SPM) 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 tremendous opportunity to get exposure of multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the State government.

 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Programme Management – 

  • The State Programme Manager is expected to summarize evidences from the field research and plan the corresponding strategy for execution of the action plan.
  • To manage 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 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 State Programme Manager is expected to provide recommendation and support to the government in institutionalising structural policy interventions.
  • The SPM has to provide required assistance and guidance to the government stakeholders to ensure that the recommendations are adopted and disseminated at each level of the administrative machinery.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Masters in subjects like Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development/Statistics, Public Policy and Governance etc.
  • At Least 5 years of work experience with minimum 2-3 years of prior working experience in integrated projects of mitigating issues of climate change/fossil energy/labour reform etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, proposals and project
    reports etc.

Skills & Aptitude required: 

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

Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand

Nature of Position: Leadership

Reporting to: Program Lead, Swaniti Initiative

RemunerationCommensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Second Deadline*: 25th June, 2020

*Selection is on rolling basis

To apply, please click here

 

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