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  • GIS Consultant

    (Required Exp.)3-5 Years (Job Location)New Delhi HQ (Job Code)PPD_1036

    Name of Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: GIS Consultant


    Must Have: A master's degree in GIS, environmental sciences or geographical sciences, with advanced knowledge of GIS software

    Highly Desirable: Experience in using Google Earth, arc GIS/Q-GIS, Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python, Proficiency with front end design languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and various mapping languages, Experience with mapping tools such as QGIS and Carto, Outstanding quantitative skill set.

    Job Duration: Contract for 6 months (extendable to 1 year basis project requirement)

    Location: Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3-5 years of experience in using GIS related software and basic knowledge of python programming.

    Job Description:

    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 material 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 Res. Efficiency)

    Through this advertisement, DA Group is looking for a GIS anchor for Natural Resource Management Thematic area of the organization and specifically providing GIS and Data Solutions to other verticals. Meaning to act as an anchor for MIS- GIS data integration for entire DA group & conduct baseline research and development of prototype maps of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

    Types of tasks may include: Mapping of climate risks, Watershed mapping, Interactive web-based application, Market outreach mapping, develop eco-tourism maps, Hotspot mapping. Apart from this, assist in partnerships and network building, and support in capacity building.

    This will involve:

    1. Coordinate mapping for development of Land Use Land Cover (LULC) maps

    2. Creating shapefiles, rasters, converting polygon to raster and vice versa

    3. Developing digital elevation models for different areas

    4. Decoding errors in python using software

    Desirable Attributes:

    Technical Skills :

    1. Experience in using Google Earth, arcGIS/Q-GIS.

    2. Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python.

    3. Proficiency with front end design languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and various mapping languages.

    4. Experience with mapping tools such as QGIS and Carto.

    5. Outstanding quantitative skill set

    Organizational Skills:

    An ability to communicate well: Consultancy jobs such as these rely on your ability to pitch projects and plans to clients who may not know much about GIS. It’s all about helping people get to the root of their problem and finding the solution. Depending on your level of seniority, you may interact with internal as well external stakeholders, in which case, communication skills are even more important.

    Good writing skills: Reports, reports, reports. You’ll be writing a good deal of them, which is why many GIS consultancy jobs require you to have polished writing skills. Sales skills: Sometimes you have to sell your ideas and projects to clients. Non GIS users may not know what reports they need or which models they need building, so it's your job to get to the root of their problem and find a solution.

    Attention to detail: Being detail oriented can get you very far. When you're working with maps, data and workflow, the quality and amount of effort you put into your work will show through.

    Posted 10 days ago
  • Assistant Programme Director (Micro-Enterprise Portfolio Development)

    (Required Exp.)8 - 10 years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1026

    Name of Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: Assistant Programme Director (Micro-Enterprise Portfolio Development)

    Qualification: Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development, Enterprise development

    Job Duration: Full Time (Regular)

    Location: Delhi

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 8 - 10 years

    Job Description: -

    The recruit will be a senior member of the Sustainable Enterprise Domain (SED) of Development Alternatives Group. The work done by Development Alternatives is divided under 5 functional domains (departments), basis the kind of projects/ programmes undertaken by the particular domain. The Sustainable Enterprise Domain, works in area of building socially relevant enterprise solutions for local economic development and job creation. Over the last two decades due to focused work on this particular area, the DA group has been able to facilitate the development of 8,500 micro enterprises with youth, women and farmers creating over 50,000 jobs. The SED domain caters to sectors that create livelihood opportunities in agriculture and rural services, enhance the quality of like (water and energy based) and promote environmental sustainability (green building materials and waste utilization). The Sustainable Enterprise Domain is also currently incubating IMEDF (Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation), the Special Purpose Vehicle of the DA group. Set up with an aim to boost an ecosystem for green and inclusive entrepreneurship, IMEDF promotes and support enterprise models through transfer and adaptation of innovative technology based business models, provision of credit and finance linkages for entrepreneurs, capacity building for business management through technical skill building for business planning and operations, integration and mainstreaming of product and services into the local and extended market channels and collaborate with institutions to create an ecosystem promoting cluster development across India. Given the background the incumbent will be responsible for the following work areas who will be reporting to the domain lead -

    • Business Strategy and Communication of Sustainable Enterprise Vertical and IMEDF (Indian Micro Enterprise Development Foundation).
    • Responsible for building strategic partnerships to develop programmatic approach for the existing initiatives of the domain.
    • Ensuring high quality of the proposals for the cluster development initiative of IMEDF.
    • Managing relationship with external stakeholders involved in value chain development of the clusters (Central and state governments, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), technology providers, procurers, sellers, exporters etc.).
    • Setting up of internal processes and systems, for financial management of the clusters, and other large projects under the purview of the domain.
    • Leading development of digital platform for micro entrepreneurs and ensuring its long term sustainability.
    • Roll out of pilot for retail services of IMEDF in the selected geographies, and scale it up for providing services to the micro entrepreneurs.
    • Supporting the implementation team, with development of enterprise packages.
    • Working collaboratively with the team and other domains for business development for Development Alternatives.
    • Administrative responsibilities for management of domain, supporting the domain lead.

    Desirable Attributes: -

    • Self-starter and initiatives taker leading the team from front.
    • Good skills in capturing, analysis, managing, retrieving and disseminating information.
    • Ability to work in matrix teams building relationship of trust and respect.
    • Excellent computerskills – proficiency in MS office.
    • Ability to express thoughts clearly, accurately and succinctly in verbal and in writing to different audiences.
    • Should have high regards for self- discipline, respect punctuality, consistency in work, high integrity and conscience.
    • Good command of English language, both spoken and written.
    • Willingness to travel to project locations – at least 4 –5 days in a month.
    Posted 32 days ago
  • Deputy Manager/ Fellow - Knowledge Management

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1003

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Deputy Manager/ Fellow - Knowledge Management

    Qualification:- Masters in Social Sciences, Communication, Business Studies

    Job Type:- Regular (Full Time)

    Location:- New Delhi

    No. of Position:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 Years

    Job Description:-

    • Knowledge Packaging, Research and Communication.
    • Documentation and Communication of project activities.
    • Knowledge Management of project activities, results.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of livelihood development programs.

    Desirable Attributes:-

    • Experience in developing journals and annual reports.
    • Skilled in Building case studies/ story lines/blogs.
    • Ability to develop collaterals and Communication material.
    • Conversant with latest e-forum and formats for promotions and branding.
    • Maintain profiles of Business Development opportunities.
    Posted 59 days ago
  • Deputy Manager - Enterprise Support Services

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1002

    Position :- Deputy Manager - Enterprise Support Services

    Qualification :- Masters in Business / Commerce / Economics

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 02

    Experience :- 0 - 2 Years

    Job Description :-

    • Undertake the implementation of projects focused on enterprise development in rural communities.
    • Customize and implement support services for enabling access to credit, marketing and Training needs for Micro Entrepreneurs.
    • Document field implementation, observations and case studies for reporting.
    • Develop and track Enterprise plans, implement strategies, develop potential linkages and provide access to finance.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Self starter, practical, committed and problem solver.
    • Good Documentation and Computer skills.
    • Fluent in English and Hindi.
    Posted 59 days ago
  • Manager/ Senior Manager - Enterprise Development

    (Required Exp.)4 - 6 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1001

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Manager/ Senior Manager - Enterprise Development

    Qualification :- Post Graduate in Management/ Economics

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 4 - 6 Years

    Job Description :-

    • Management and development of our open innovation platform for enterprise development in rural communities.

    Responsible for :

    • Development of creative and innovative ideas centered around social innovation.
    • Development of innovative tools and strategies and executing them with rural communities.
    • Management of systems to assess, plan, monitor and track pilots, new modules, and research.
    • Oversee and increase the quality and efficiency of the platform and specialized interventions in Entrepreneurship.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Creative, strategic thinker, innovative and solution oriented to help drive the Innovations Team activities and objectives.
    • Experience working in the Livelihood/ Enterprise development field.
    • Experience in Value chains development, Market systems analysis or rural micro-finance is a plus.
    Posted 59 days ago
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