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Current Openings

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. 


Godda District

Team Lead (JD)

Project Officer –  Civil Engineer (JD)

Project Officer – Finance and Admin (JD)

Data Analyst – cum – Data Entry Operator (JD)


Ramgarh District

Team Lead (JD)

    Interested candidates are requested to complete this form. Candidates whose CVs are shortlisted will be contacted within 10 working days. 

    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 and 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.

    1. About Swaniti Initiative:


    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 seventeen 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.


    1. Title: Research Associate – Job Description




    We are looking for highly motivated applications. In Swaniti, we go the extra mile and we want people who are willing to go beyond the given mandate and propose impactful solution and contribute to insightful analysis. Research Associates should have excellent writing skills with a natural inquisitiveness, which can support sharp analysis. The Team works in coordination with other verticals, we require Associates who enjoy working collaboratively.


    Roles and Responsibilities


    • Conducting high quality contextual policy research
    • Prepare detailed reports to document research findings
    • Evaluation of bills and policies, based on current discussions in both houses.
    • Extensive research support to Parliamentarians, across various sectors.
    • Analyzing data and working on data visualization using open data sources.
    • Assist Outreach team in day to day project coordination.
    • Ensure quality and timely deliverables.
    • Collaborate with other teams at Swaniti to build knowledge products.
    • Develop learning products for internal and external dissemination.


    Qualification and competencies:



    Following are the basic qualifications and competencies the candidate is expected possess:

    • Bachelor’s degree Economics, Engineering, Political Science and Law and other related field
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively correspond with diverse audience.
    • Coherent thought process and attention to detail to effectively coordinate assessment, monitoring and evaluation process of projects.
    • Superior research and writing abilities.
    • Capacity to work quickly and provide deliverables at short notice.
    • Ability to work in a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



    • Completed/pursuing a postgraduate degree in development studies or public policy.
    • Prior experience in the development sector.
    • Knowledge of government policies, schemes and functioning.


    Location: New Delhi

    Remuneration: As per Market standards

    Requirement: Immediate


    Interested candidates should email the following documents to with subject “Research Associate

    • Current CV
    • Cover Letter: Emphasize on why you want to join this organization.

    Title: Opportunities and Institutional Development Associate

    Fosters an environment of support and growth for internal team members. Leads the development of talent by ensuring the onboarding key professionals, ensuring their job satisfaction through capacity building. Suggests and executes other programs to help institutional and talent growth within the organization.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Leads in onboarding talented professionals to ensure that organization continues to grow and strengthen.
    • Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel that includes processes like capacity building.
    • Works with various team members to brainstorm and come up with various job positions and opportunities; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
    • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures
    • Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Maintains organizational charts and employee directory.
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.

    Qualification and competencies:


    Following are the basic qualifications and competencies the candidate is expected possess:

    • 1-2 working experience as HR manager or other HR executive
    • At least has Bachelor’s degree in area related to institutional development and human resources
    • People oriented and results driven
    • Demonstrable experience with human resources metrics
    • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
    • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
    • Excellent active listening and negotiation skill
    • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company

    Location: New Delhi

    Remuneration: As per Market standards

    Requirement: Immediate hiring

    Interested candidates should email the following documents to with subject HR Manager with the following documents: 

    • Current CV
    • Cover Letter

    Deadline: February 15th, 2019

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