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Overview
Swaniti Initiative is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals who can provide policy assistance to the Parliamentarians and support the Outreach team, in and around the Parliament Session. The individual will also be involved with the team, managing multiple tasks on key flagship program of outreach to Parliamentarians. Tasks would range from data evaluation, research and policy analysis, and curating discussions amongst policy-makers.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Keeping up to date with the proceedings of the Parliament.
  • Evaluation of bills and policies, based on current discussions in both houses.
  • Extensive research support to Parliamentarians, across various sectors including health, education, sanitation, livelihoods etc.
  • Analyzing data and working on data visualization using open data sources.
  • Connecting and coordinating with Parliamentarians and other officials.
  • Supporting the outreach team in curating events, roundtable conferences and issue briefings for
  • Parliamentarians and government policy-makers, including preparing case studies and research briefs.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree Economics, Engineering, Political Science and Law and other related field
  • 1-4 years of prior experience in roles related to problem-solving in any organization strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in social science related fields strongly preferred.

Skills:

  • Superior analytical and writing abilities
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to work quickly and provide deliverables at short notice
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational abilities
  • Ability to work in a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of government policies, schemes and functioning

Location: New Delhi

Remuneration: As per the market standards

Requirement: Immediate

Interested candidates should email the following documents to swaniti@swaniti.in.

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing sample on any recent policy issue

DEADLINE: 2nd February, 2018

Overview
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:

Mandatory – 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.

Preferred:

  • Completeda 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 swaniti@swaniti.in. with subject
“Research Associate”

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

DEADLINE: 2nd February, 2018

The Swaniti Internship Program, 2018 will run through the duration of the budget session of Parliament i.e. January, February and March. The aim of the program is to provide additional support to the Swaniti team on identified projects, and to enable interns to gain unique learnings, experiences and insights throughout the duration of the program.

I. Title: Research Intern

Overview
Swaniti Initiative is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to support the Research and Outreach team, in and around the Budget Session of the Parliament. The Parliament Session is a busy time for the Swaniti team, and our interns would be involved in assisting us with multiple tasks across
verticals. Tasks would range from data evaluation, research and policy analysis, and curating discussions amongst policy-makers, ensuring that our interns benefit from the learning.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Keeping up to date with the proceedings of the Parliament.
• Evaluation of bills and policies, based on current discussions in both houses.
• Extensive research support to Parliamentarians, across various sectors including health, education, sanitation etc.
• Analyzing current data for creation of content, in the form of info graphics and quick references.
• Assisting the team in connecting and coordinating with Parliamentarians and other officials.
• Supporting the outreach team in curating events, discussions and issue briefings for Parliamentarians and government policy-makers, including preparing case studies and research briefs.

Eligibility Criteria
Mandatory:

  • Completed/currently pursuing a postgraduate degree
  • Superior research and writing abilities
  • Capacity to work quickly and provide deliverables at short notice
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational abilities
  • Ability to work in a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred:

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

Duration: February 26th – April 9th (6 weeks)

Location: New Delhi (please note that our interns are required to work out of the Swaniti office for the duration of the internship)

Interested candidates should email the following documents to swaniti@swaniti.in.
• Current CV
• Cover Letter
• Writing sample on any recent policy issue

Overview
Swaniti Initiative is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals who can manage human resources for the organisation.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel.
  • Conducts recruitment effort; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-path program and employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews.
  • Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; analyzes compensation; 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master’s strongly preferred (human resource management, MBA etc.)
  • Precious experience in HR a strong plus
  • 2-5 years of work experience 

Location: New Delhi

Remuneration: As per the market standards

Requirement: Immediate

Interested candidates should email their resume to swaniti@swaniti.in.

Overview:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for a talented and highly motivated Project Officer – Mechanical Engineering to join its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) to be established and run under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) at Ramgarh District of Jharkhand.

The PMU, as a whole, will serve as a ‘nodal point’ for increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the District Mineral Foundation, a trust, setup as a non-profit body as mandated by Mines and Minerals Act, 2015, to work for the interest and benefits of persons and areas affected by mining related activities. Theoverall objective of the PMU will be to formulate and execute the contextualized needs of the communities in mining affected areas, and implement and monitor the interventions through a structured approach.

The Project officer – Mechanical Engineering will report to the management of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) and the position will be based out of Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

Key Responsibilities:
 Supervise and monitor various industrial activities in the district related to District Mineral Foundation (DMF). Ensure that the activities are in compliance with the guidelines.
 Study details of projects submitted by various line DMF (T) administrations for approval under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). Propose alterations and revisions required, if any.
 Assess value of works done and approve bills and vouchers for release of funds to the implementing agency.
 Report to the Team Leader, Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU).
 Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
 B.E/ B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute.
 Should be able to prepare detailed estimates for industrial engineering projects.

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.

Salary:
35,000 – 40,000/- P.M.
The position is purely contractual in nature with a tenure of 3 years from the date of signing of agreement.

Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV  by email at swaniti@swaniti.in with the title “Project Officer- Mechanical Engineering” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is February 8th,  2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Overview:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for a talented and highly motivated Project Officer – IT to join its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) to be established and run under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) at Ramgarh District of Jharkhand. The PMU, as a whole, will serve as a ‘nodal point’ for increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the District Mineral Foundation, a trust, setup as a non-profit body as mandated by Mines and Minerals Act, 2015, to work for the interest and benefits of persons and areas affected by mining related activities. The overall objective of the PMU will be to formulate and execute the contextualized needs of the communities in mining affected areas, and implement and monitor the interventions through a structured approach. The Project officer – IT will report to the management of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) and the position will be based out of Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

Key responsibilities:
 Design, maintain and regularly update the 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 updates in the DMF website.
 Design, maintain and periodically update the ‘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.

Qualifications and Experience:
 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.

 Should have experience in the designing, maintaining and updating of MIS systems.

Competencies and Skills:
 Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.
 Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyse 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.

Salary:
25,000-30,000/- P.M.

The position is purely contractual in nature with tenure of 3 years from the date of signing of agreement.

Location: Ramgarh, Jharkhand
Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV  by email at swaniti@swaniti.in with the title “Project Officer-IT” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is February 8th,  2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Overview:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for a talented and highly motivated Project Officer – Finance to join its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) to be established and run under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) at Ramgarh District of Jharkhand.
The PMU, as a whole, will serve as a ‘nodal point’ for increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the District Mineral Foundation, a trust, setup as a non-profit body as mandated by Mines and Minerals Act, 2015, to work for the interest and benefits of persons and areas affected by mining related activities. Theoverall objective of the PMU will be to formulate and execute the contextualized needs of the communities in mining affected areas, and implement and monitor the interventions through a structured approach.
The Project officer – Finance will report to the management of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) and the position will be based out of Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

Key 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.
 Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
 A graduate in commerce from a recognized university/institute or an MBA (in Finance) or equivalent from a recognized University/ Institute.
 Should be proficient in Tally or equivalent accounting software packages.

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.

Salary:
25,000- 30,000/- P.M.
The position is purely contractual in nature with tenure of 3 years from the date of signing of agreement.

Location: Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV  by email at swaniti@swaniti.in with the title “Project Officer-Finance” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is February 8th  2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Overview:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for a talented and highly motivated Project Officer – Civil Engineering to join its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) to be established and run under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) at Ramgarh District of Jharkhand.
The PMU, as a whole, will serve as a ‘nodal point’ for increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the District Mineral Foundation, a trust, setup as a non-profit body as mandated by Mines and Minerals Act, 2015, to work for the interest and benefits of persons and areas affected by mining related activities. Theoverall objective of the PMU will be to formulate and execute the contextualized needs of the communities in mining affected areas, and implement and monitor the interventions through a structured approach.
The Project officer – Civil Engineering will report to the management of the Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) and the position will be based out of Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

Key Responsibilities:
 Study drawings and estimates of projects submitted under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). Propose alterations and revisions, if any.
 Supervise various construction activities taken up under DMF.
 Ensure that the construction is in compliance with the drawing and estimates approved.
 Assess value of works done on projects taken under DMF.
 Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
 B.E/B. Tech in Civil Engineering/B. Arch from a recognized University/ Institute.
 Should be able to prepare detailed estimates for civil engineering projects.
 Should be proficient in Auto CAD or equivalent software packages.
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.

Salary:
35,000 – 40,000/- P.M.

The position is purely contractual in nature with a tenure of 3 years from the date of signing of agreement.

Location: Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV  by email at swaniti@swaniti.in with the title “Project Officer- Civil Engineering” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is February 8th 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Overview:
Swaniti Initiative is looking for a Data Entry Operator to join its Planning and Monitoring Unit (PMU) to be established and run under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) at Ramgarh District of Jharkhand.

Qualification & Experience –
 An Advance Diploma in Computer Application from any recognised institute accredited by Government/AICTE
 Should be able to work both in English and Hindi and should have minimum WPM of 35 in Hindi and 50 in English.

Salary:
Rs.15, 000 -20,000/- P.M.
The position is purely contractual in nature with tenure of 3 years from the date of signing of agreement.

Location: Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV  by email at swaniti@swaniti.in with the title “Data Entry Operator” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is February 8th  2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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