Swaniti Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to deliver public services to the base of the pyramid. We fulfill our mission by focusing on ensuring the availability of social safety net for marginalized communities, strengthening public health delivery systems by building institutions and capacities, creating sustainable livelihood opportunities and aiding communities to adopt renewable energy sources through behavioral interventions. Swaniti has presence in over seventeen states in India and works with governments, multilateral agencies and large foundations. We look at creating impact at scale by leveraging data and technology, developing quality research and maintaining on ground presence. Swaniti is in search of senior managers to help us in this journey.
Swaniti has four core principles that drive our outreach and recruitment process:
- Commitment toward driving change at scale by working with communities and government
- Capacity to problem solve dynamically for (even the) most complex and unexpected challenges on the field,
- Appetite to learn and grow and have willingness to think outside the box and unlearn as required
- Lead teams with the recognition that we all grow when each of us succeed.
We welcome people from all backgrounds with the following qualifications for the position of Research Associate:
1) Applicants must have at least 5 years of work experience
2.) Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree (anyone from any background is welcome).
3) Applicants with problem-solving backgrounds will be given preference (for example those who have a demonstrated background consulting, program implementation and project management).
4) Applicants must have led and managed teams
5) Applicants must be passionate about their work and committed to bring change.
For those applicants interested in the position please send your CV and cover letter (explaining your motivation to apply to Swaniti Initiative, as well as your interest in research) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by January 7th, 2019 . Due to the volume of applications, Swaniti only reaches out to those applicants who are selected for the next round.
Swaniti provides compensation competitive to other social enterprises.
Swaniti Initiative is working in three districts of Jharkhand – Ramgarh, Ranchi and Godda – as the planning and monitoring unit (PMU) for the District Mineral Foundation Trusts (DMFT). The DMFT is set up in all major mining districts of India in accordance with the Mine and Minerals Development and Regulation (Amendment) Act, 2015. It receives a portion of royalties from the mining companies in the district. These funds are thereafter utilized to improve the quality of life of the mining-affected regions and persons. The works undertaken aim to alleviate the negative effects of mining in the mining areas and improve health, education and livelihood prospects. District administrations engage external PMUs in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the DMFT (which mostly lacks full-time employees). The PMU’s also double as general consultants for the district on a wide variety of local projects helping in ideating, designing and implementing different plans for the District Collector.
Swaniti has an 8 member team in Ramgarh and a 5 member team in Ranchi and Godda. Swaniti currently has openings in Godda and Ramgarh district of Jharkhand for the PMUs. The openings and the relevant job descriptions are attached below.
Project Officer – Finance and Admin (JD)
Interested candidates are requested to complete this form. Candidates whose CVs are shortlisted will be contacted within 10 working days.