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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.


About the Project

Swaniti Initiative has been appointed as the nodal agency tasked with setting up and running a Project Management Unit in Ranchi District to oversee the functioning of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). The District Mineral Foundation (DMF) is a registered trust set up as a non-profit body, in districts affected by commercial mining, to work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining related operations. It is funded by the royalty payments made by the mining firms.

Swaniti Initiative has been mandated to set up a five-member PMU based out of Ranchi for a period of two years. The five positions are as follows:

  1. Team Lead (JD)
  2. Project Officer – Health (JD)
  3. Project Officer – Livelihood (JD)
  4. Project Officer – Civil Engineering (JD)
  5. Project Officer – Finance/Admin (JD)
The application process will follow the following broad steps: 
First Round: Interested applicants will need to fill the application form and submit their resume. Those selected shall receive a response on email within 7-8 working days of submission.
Second Round: Candidates that have been shortlisted will be sent a task that will require completion within a designated time frame. 
Third Round: A telephonic or a web interview will be conducted for the selected candidates.

Fourth Round: A final round of interviews for the candidates that are shortlisted will be conducted in both New Delhi and Ranchi. 

We are looking for passionate and experienced professionals who are keen on working closely with the government in catalyzing change in what are some of the most vulnerable communities and regions of India. Interested candidates are requested to complete this form.

For Technology Jobs please apply at our Partner Organization website: (Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer, Full Stack Developer, Technology Product Manager, GIS Expert etc.)

Position: Team Lead

Project Description:
Swaniti Initiative is mandated by the government of Haryana for implementing the Social Mobilization & Institution Development (SM&lD) component of National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) in different Municipal Corporation of the state. Project scope includes the following aspects:
Facilitating the formation of SHGs, their development and financial inclusion.
Further organizing the SHGs in federation at the area and city levels.
Conducing activities like training, capacity building, establishing links to ULBs and mitigate social vulnerabilities.
Providing handholding support to all the SHGs and their federations. Swaniti initiative is working in 10 districts of Haryana and has set its regional office in

Duties and responsibilities:
1. Lead a Team of about 20+ office staff and 100 field level coordinators
2. Facilitate the formation of Self-Help Groups, Area and Cluster Level Federations as per targets
3. Ensure Bank linkages of the formed SHGs, ALFs and CLFs
4. Ensure timely training and capacity building of the staffs and community based organizations
5. Prepare reopens as per the requirements of the Contract and Swaniti Initiative
6. Ensure other deliverables within stipulated timelines as outlined in the Project requirements

1) Applicants must have at least 4 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) Applicant must be willing to work from Haryana.
6) Preference would be given to candidates who have worked with SHGs before.

Those interested should email their resume to and 

  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.