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  • TARA Applied Research Centre (TARC) – Business Manager

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PDD_1626

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- TARA Applied Research Centre (TARC) – Business Manager

    Qualification:- Graduate/ Post Graduate in Ceramics, Materials Science, Civil, Chemistry,  Chemical Engineering, Concrete Technology

    Domain:- PDD

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- 2 - 4 years of experience in academic or applied research in the field of building materials / concretes / ceramics with exposure to product development and testing

    Job description:

    • Undertake research in utilization of industrial waste materials e.g. fly ash, mine waste, agri residues, waste limestone, biomass etc. for turning into wealth.
    • Formulate research methodology and research plans including execution as per guidelines provided.
    • Characterization and analysis of materials, formulation of compositions and development of newer products.
    • Undertake collaborative research with academic institutions leading to adoption of new and relevant technologies and development of new products.
    • Demonstrate and support commercial deployment of developed technology and products in small scale enterprises.
    • Support to materials, cement and concrete laboratory for analysis and testing.
    • Timely delivery of products with clients and internal satisfaction.
    • Writing proposals as per the requirement of funding agency(s), including business plans.

    Desirable Qualities

    • Must be proficient in English with excellent communication skills.
    • Hard working with ability to understand and analyze research results.
    • Ability to travel and manage a research lab.

          Like the role but your profile doesn't meet all the requirements?

          We thought of letting you know that we love mismatches in our team.

    Plus points for creativity! 

     

    Posted 11 days ago
  • Manager or Senior Manager : Green Building Expert

    (Required Exp.)5 - 8 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1625

    Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Manager or Senior Manager : Green Building Expert

    Qualification :- Masters in Building Sciences/ Design and Construction Technology/ Architecture/ Urban or Regional Planning/ Urban Systems Engineering/ Environmental Management

    Job Type :- Regular after 6 Months Probation or Company Contract for one year

    Location :- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 5 - 8 years of experience relevant to the sustainable buildings and construction sector

    About the Vertical: Based in New Delhi, India, Planning and Policy Domain (PPD) of DA Group has a mandate to influence and support public policy in the transition towards sustainable development by connecting practice with policy. It develops innovative policy and practice oriented research to guide policymakers and domestic/international leaders, who develop high-impact policies that will address our national/worldwide most pressing Natural Resource Management/ Climate change related challenges.

    Our focus area are Sustainable Consumption & Production (water, green building materials and waste management); Climate Change Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation : water/Agriculture, Climate Finance & SDG-CC Inter Linkages); and Inclusive Development (Agriculture and FPOs, Access to Housing, Eco-Tourism, Green MSMEs and Jobs, Equity and Resource Efficiency)

    Job Description:

    We are looking for a green buildings expert to join our team. This position will work directly with the Programme Officer at Development Alternatives to strategically anchor and develop the organisation’s work on Green Building Materials & Technologies towards mainstreaming resource efficiency and circular economy principles in policy as well as praxis, with the broad objective of generating responses towards building ecological resilience and improving the living conditions of local communities.

    Your primary responsibility would be to support the Planning and Policy Domain in managing and leading project activities for conducting policy and technical research on green building materials and capacity development work related to sustainable buildings, starting from design and strategy for project planning up to project completion. You would work in a highly interdisciplinary team in a very dynamic environment. You would be encouraged to look at possible synergies across systems, sectors and scales to design and implement cross-cutting projects. You would be expected to further our ambitious efforts to advance the organization’s agenda by disseminating our work and message to a wide variety of stakeholders nationwide, including researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and institutions of higher education.

    Responsibilities:

    • Leading and managing projects related to policy and planning research for green buildings and sustainable habitats, including project management, financial and human resource management, guiding team to conduct research and ensuring timely completion of project deliverables.
    • Contribute to the growth of the organisation’s work portfolio related to Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy (RE-CE), particularly with respect to green buildings and sustainable habitats, through strategic planning, fundraising and business development, team management, financial management, communications and networking with clients and other partners, under the direction of the Programme Officer.
    • Manage, guide and contribute to all project activities, including primary and secondary research, field data collection, data compilation and analysis, compiling technical reports and knowledge products, preparing presentations, event planning and coordination, stakeholder engagement, capacity building activities, and other responsibilities as assigned.
    • Develop reports, policy/advocacy briefs, and other knowledge products as required for projects and DA communication materials and publication in journals, books, other platforms and media.
    • Strengthen the RE-CE vertical’s position and portfolio related to urban-environmental planning and governance and sustainable/climate/municipal finance.
    • Contribute to the development and delivery of online and offline training products for the RE-CE vertical.

    The applicant should have:

    • Experience working in the climate-resilient green buildings and construction sector in providing technical and advisory support as well as capacity building support/training; implementing sustainability research projects.
    • In-depth understanding of low carbon impact green building design principles, energy efficient building policies, Green Building Certification systems and state-of-the-art knowledge of upcoming material technologies and innovations, sustainable and municipal finance, especially for affordable housing.
    • Prior experience in the management of large projects, including management of project deliverables, human resources and financial management.
    • Skills in stakeholder management and client management. Prior experience in networking & working with various stakeholders, including state departments, ministries, multilateral organizations, and CSOs would be preferred.
    • Experience in independently planning and designing research initiatives along with the implementation of projects on the ground.
    • Willingness to travel for field work (travel may include smaller towns, villages and remote locations for community interactions).

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in technical report writing and academic research, excellent writing, editing & presentation skills.
    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and online tools for collaborative working.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Google Sketchup, and Adobe Suite would be an asset.
    • Knowledge of tools & methodologies for Life Cycle Assessment, Material Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Building Information Modelling (BIM), and Environmental Impact Assessment would be considered a bonus.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Creative and critical thinker with the ability to comprehend, critique, analyse and articulate.
    • Ability to guide and lead the group work, draw conclusions and present the same at national and international forums.
    • A national perspective of development work and ability to network.
    • Highly professional attitude with excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks.
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member.

     

    Posted 11 days ago
  • Senior Manager - (Inclusive Entrepreneurship)

    (Required Exp.)7 - 9 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1615

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Senior Manager - (Inclusive Entrepreneurship)

    Qualification: Post Graduate - Developmental Studies / Rural Management / Social Science / Development Communication / Economics

    Domain: SED

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: More than 7 years

    Job description:

    Development Alternatives Group has been promoting ‘inclusive entrepreneurship’ a phenomenon that is characterized by systemic change that enables under-represented groups such as youth and women to access entrepreneurship opportunities, thereby leading to social inclusion, quality employment, and sustainable economic growth. In the pursuit of the above, our programs leverage social innovation tools to unleash entrepreneurial energies in women & youth and build positive ecosystems.

    Our approaches in flagship projects such as Work4Progress have been recognised as best practices by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank for entrepreneurship led job creation. It has also been featured as a UN SDG good practice.

    The Senior Manager will be responsible for leading the women entrepreneurship area, where they will be specifically involved in the following deliverables and will be responsible for conceptualizing and formulating strategic initiatives and projects that further the vision and mission. The individual will also lead and manage operations and track various initiatives and help position. Responsible for management of systems to assess, plan, monitor and track pilots, new modules, and research:

    Project and operations management with partners

    • Design program delivery mechanisms and support communication to the client.
    • Communication and coordination with field activities for ensuring smooth delivery.

    Innovation of tools, process for delivery of enterprise support and prototypes

    • Build new tools and processes, specifically those that improve enterprise support services and building the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women.
    • Support the co-creation of new prototypes that enable shaping of the ecosystem at the district level and build convergence with existing infrastructure including local institutions.
    • Enhance women driven enterprise support services.
    • Collaborating initiatives with partners.

    Strengthen and scale existing prototypes

    • Support and enhance existing systemic prototypes that build women entrepreneurship like micro credit facility, brave spaces.
    • Documentation of the learning to shape strategy for taking the prototypes forward including system mapping.
    • Support conceptualization of scale out strategy of the systemic and enterprise prototypes.

    Knowledge development and transference

    • Package the processes, knowledge and learning in forms of process manuals, toolkits, technical reports and narratives for external transference
    • Be responsible for secondary and field research, developing new social innovation methods and incorporate learning into knowledge products and Communication

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Strategic thinker with problem solving skills to help drive the social Innovation based activities and objectives.
    • Good understanding of social diversity.
    • Excellent Communication skills required (both written and verbal).
    • Experience in high quality research and working in the Livelihoods/enterprise and development field.

     

    Posted 39 days ago
  • Researcher/ Senior Researcher

    (Required Exp.)3 - 5 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1588

    Name of the Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: Researcher/ Senior Researcher

    Qualification:

    • Masters/ M.Phil/ Ph.D in Development Studies/ Economics/ Public Policy/ Any other related discipline. Specialization in Environmental/ Ecological Economics will be highly preferred
    • Sound Knowledge and experience in Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation, Sustainable and Inclusive Development

    Job Type: Regular

    Location: New Delhi (ready to travel within the country)

    No. of Position: 01

    Professional Experience: A minimum of 3 years (for Researcher) to 5 years (for Senior Researcher) of experience in conducting empirical research, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, developing knowledge products (academic and non-academic) and peer reviewed publications are required.  An ideal candidate should have a good understanding and knowledge of Natural Resource Management, Nature based Solutions, Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation solutions, Sustainable and Inclusive Development, Rural Livelihood Development related issues.  Prior experience in leading research projects concerning climate change vulnerability and resilience, evaluation of micro and macro level impacts of interventions related to climate change resilience and natural resource management, ecosystem services valuation, socio-economic impact assessment, and research experience in agricultural and allied sector and water resources will be preferred. 

    Essential attributes:

    • Experience in research and policy advocacy (preferably related with climate change resilience/ natural resource management/ nature based solutions/ rural livelihood development/ agriculture and allied and water sectors).
    • Experience in working with various stakeholders (e.g. community, civil society organization, researcher, government) at local, regional, national level.
    • Experience in conducting literature review, secondary and primary data collection on social, economic, environmental parameters, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, documentation, technical report writing, writing papers/ articles for peer reviewed publication and presentation at local, national and international forums.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi.
    • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems, IT-know-how (MS-Office including MS-Excel or STATA).
    • Willingness to travel.

    Desired attributes:

    • Experience of liaising with local administrative bodies, state departments, ministries, financial institutions would be preferred. 
    • Coordination and networking with research/ project partners, organizations and clients at national and international levels.
    • A national and global perspective towards the aforementioned thematic areas and ability to network.
    • Skills in planning and designing research initiatives, in-depth understanding of policy environment.
    • Proposal writing, preparing and handling project budget, generating funds for research projects.
    • Ability for independent thinking and taking initiatives/ lead.
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks.
    • Professional attitude and ability to function effectively as a team member, supervising junior researchers/ interns.

    Job Description:

    • Leading/ contributing to research studies on Climate Change Policy interventions, Green Economy, Climate and Green Finance, Local Green Enterprises.
    • Developing research and evaluation framework, data collection framework and strategy, data analysis and interpretation, writing technical report, policy/ issue brief/ blog article/ newsletter article/ peer reviewed journal paper/ book chapter.
    • Supervising and monitoring junior researchers/ interns.
    • Working closely and networking with local/ national/ international stakeholders, partners and clients at different levels.
    • Contributing to programmatic and strategic area development of the organization.
    • Business development (Technical Research and financial proposals) to build Inclusive Development, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation project portfolio.

     

    Posted 91 days ago
  • Fellow - Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship

    (Required Exp.)0 - 1 Year (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1583

    Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Fellow - Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship

    Qualification :- Masters in Economics/ Development or Sustainability Studies/ Public Policy/ Any related discipline

    Job Type :- 1 Year Fellowship

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 0 - 1 year of post-qualification experience

    About the Vertical: Based in New Delhi, India, Planning and Policy Domain (PPD) of DA Group has the mandate to influence and support public policy in the transition towards sustainable development by connecting practice with policy. It develops innovative policy and practice-oriented research to guide policymakers and domestic/international leaders.

    Our focus areas are Inclusive Development (Green Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Agriculture and FPOs, Eco-Tourism, Equity and Resource Efficiency), Sustainable Consumption & Production (Water, Green Building Materials and Waste Management); and Climate Change Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation: Water/Agriculture, Climate Finance & SDG-CC Inter Linkages).

    Job Description:

    We are looking for a Fellow- Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship to join our team. This position will work directly with the Senior Manager at Development Alternatives to contribute to the organisation’s work towards mainstreaming green economic recovery principles in policy as well as praxis.

    The primary responsibility of the research fellow would be to support the Planning and Policy Domain in conducting policy and technical research on Micro-Entrepreneurship, Green & Sustainable Finance work and related national and sub-national policies/ budget. You would work in a highly interdisciplinary team in a very dynamic environment and would be encouraged to look at possible synergies across systems, sectors, and scales to design and implement cross-cutting projects.

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Supporting planning and execution of projects on green entrepreneurship as well as financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation in coordination with the project manager.
    • Conduct research on existing policies, conceptualize new ideas and make recommendations on improving the practice of nano and micro entrepreneurs, sectoral schemes and policies, climate change adaptation, and climate finance.
    • Ability to work closely with local/ national/ international stakeholders.
    • Conduct research for ongoing projects including field data collection, secondary data collection, conducting interviews and surveys, data compilation and analysis.
    • Support team in writing and editing technical reports and knowledge products, preparing presentations, organizing webinars and workshops, conducting fieldwork under the supervision of a senior manager.

    The applicant should have:

    • Experienced in the literature review, primary survey designing, primary and secondary data collection/ analysis, technical report writing and presentation.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Hindi.
    • Independent thinking, planning and designing research initiatives, in-depth understanding of the policy environment around sustainability and finance, proven editing presentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, especially in English.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative, independent researcher.
    • Excellent communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills
    • Ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member
    • Professional Attitude
    • Willingness to travel for field work (travel may include smaller towns, villages and remote locations for community interactions).
    • Ability and experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders (e.g. academia, civil society, government)

    Technical Skills:

    • Experienced in technical report writing and academic research, excellent editing & presentation skills
    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and online tools for collaborative working

     

    Posted 104 days ago
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