Position: Senior Associate
Location: A district of West Bengal
Nature of Position: Implementation and Research
Reporting To: Project Manager
Remuneration: Commensurate with market standard and relevant experience
The project is focused towards the identification of the availability and extent of accessibility of tea workers to government welfare schemes and other entitlements in the state of West Bengal. This will require an assessment of the current state of access and mapping bottlenecks in the delivery of public services under various schemes. The project requires extensive surveying and interviewing of beneficiaries to recognize limitations and opportunities. Following the assessment study, the team will map out a set of actionable recommendations and collaborate with state and district administration to strengthen systems and processes. The capacity-building exercises will be undertaken for a tractable public program delivery mechanism by identifying interventions suited for the local context. The larger vision of the program is to establish a strong bottom-up policy formulation and implementation framework that can be scaled across the State for a larger impact.
Swaniti Initiative is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, empathetic, and action-oriented professional, who is eager to contribute to the government system by providing inputs on the basis of extensive primary and secondary research, inter-governmental department liasoning, help implement locally suited interventions that contribute towards improving enrollment and access of social protection schemes for tea garden workers of West Bengal. The work will be centered around a primary survey, need assessment, situation analysis, data analysis, brainstorming with relevant stakeholders, collaborating with the local bodies, and allied departments of the Government of West Bengal. The associate may get an opportunity to make focused interventions in the government systems. The team member will be a resource person to several departments of the government and will report directly to the Project Manager of Swaniti Initiative. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to multiple domains while working with the allied departments of the government.
Skills and aptitude required:
Engagement Type: Full time
Joining date: Immediately