Project Manager, Chhattisgarh

Project Manager, Chhattisgarh

Swaniti Initiative | September 5, 2022 | The Swaniti Blog

Position: Project Manager

Location: Chhattisgarh

Nature of Position: Project Management and Implementation

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Overview of the project: 

Swaniti Initiative will be providing technical Assistance to the Government of Chhattisgarh to transform the urban planning and livelihood sector of the districts. This is envisioned to be done by strengthening the existing schemes and programs implemented by the State that significantly contribute to the transformation of the urban planning and livelihood sector. The larger vision of the program also looks at how to make Chattisgarh a leading State in renewable energy production and consumption while helping the State transition gradually towards more green technology and livelihood opportunities driven by non-polluting energy sources. This is in line with the sustainable development goal and makes 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 to the government system by working on schemes and programs that contribute toward mitigating changing climatic conditions. The individual should have a background in climate change mitigation/energy/renewables. The work will be focused on need assessment, facilitating alignment of policy decisions, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, and following up with the allied departments of the Government of Chhattisgarh. The Project Manager 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 a tremendous opportunity to travel across the state and get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the State government.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Program Management: 

  • The Project Manager is expected to summarize evidence from the field research and plan the corresponding strategy for the execution of the action plan.
  • To manage the 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 a 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 ongoing research project etc.

Institutionalize Systemic changes: 

  • The Project Manager is expected to provide recommendations and support to the government in institutionalizing structural policy interventions.
  • Work with policymakers if needed to get the reforms institutionalized
  • The Project Manager 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 Urban Planning, Public Policy, Development Studies, Economics, Rural Development/Statistics, Public Policy, and Governance, etc.
  • At Least 5 years of work experience with a minimum of 2-3 years of prior working experience in integrated projects of mitigating issues of climate change/fossil energy.
  • Excellent communication skills and writing abilities to draft policy memos, proposals and project reports, etc.

Skill and aptitude required: 

  • Team Management
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Proficiency in MS office and basic IT Tools