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  • Deputy Manager : Knowledge Products

    (Required Exp.)2-4 Years (Job Location)New Delhi HQ (Job Code)CMD(CC)_1102

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Deputy Manager : Knowledge Products

    Qualification :- Master’s Degree in English Literature, Development Communication, Mass Communication or Journalism 

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi HQ

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 2 - 4 Years

    Job Description :-

    We are looking for talented personnel responsible for conducting research, content writing, analysis and development of knowledge and communication products; editing and proofreading of institutional and project deliverables; delivering communication trainings & presentations; developing SOPs for streamlining processes pertaining to these roles; managing the institutional website; supporting knowledge management of projects across different themes; and carrying out any other assignments as identified by his/her supervisor or for fulfilling organisational needs.

    Key responsibilities

    • Good skills in capturing, documenting, analysing, managing, and disseminating information

    • Research and creative content writing for different print and digital outreach platforms

    • Support in other knowledge and communication deliverables, as and when required

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Excellent written and verbal communication

    • Strong command of English (UK) language and grammar, with an eye for detail

    • Ability to deliver creative content and strategise ideas

    • Ability to express thoughts clearly, accurately and succinctly

    • Team player and leader: ability to build trust and solidarity among fellow team members, and manage juniors with respect and mentorship

    Posted 5 days ago
  • Manager / Senior Manager: Climate & SDG Finance

    (Required Exp.)5-9 Years (Job Location)New Delhi HQ (Job Code)PPD_1094

    Name of Organisation : Development Alternatives

    Position : Manager / Senior Manager: Climate & SDG Finance

    Qualification : Masters in Economics/ Finance/ Development Studies/ NRM/ Business Sustainability/ Environment science and Technology or equivalent

    Job Type : Regular (initial 6 Months Probation)

    Location : New Delhi HQ (with 30-40% travel per month) 

    No. of Positions : 01

    Experience : 5-9 Years

    Must Have: Minimum 5 years’ experience in planning and policy. Of which 3-4 years of experience should be related to climate change adaptation, climate finance and mitigation.

    Highly Desirable Experience: in MSMEs, green economy, sustainable development, SDGs, NDCs, GCF and other international climate policy processes related projects will be virtuous 

    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 areas 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)

    Job Description

    Through this advertisement, DA Group is looking for an anchor in Climate Change resilience, Climate Adaptation, Climate Finance & Green Economy sector who will lead an ambitious effort to advance the organization’s agenda by disseminating our work and message to a wide variety of stakeholders nationwide, including researchers, policymakers, practitioners, institutions of higher education.

    The profile is looking for an anchor who will lead the team on two thematic areas:

    1. Climate Finance/SDG financing, financing of green economy and MSMEs

    2. Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Resource Efficiency

    This will involve:

    1. Research and analysis on state of MSMEs and their current contribution to economy, mapping potentials of expanding their footprint Also ; Analyze (a) the roles that different types of public/private finance can play in supporting the climate change objectives (b) how countries can most effectively mobilize relevant forms of public/private finance to play an important role in the transition to low carbon development and adaptation

    2. Communication and policy advocacy on issues of MSMEs, green economy, resource efficiency and SDGs : Explain the role of climate finance strictly as a means to an end, not as an end in itself, with climate finance potentially serving as a basis for generating co-benefits across various SDGs and achieving goals of recovery and resilience in crisis contexts.

    3. Business Development - Networking, Writing proposals & Concept notes on the same theme

    4. Lead projects on Sustainable Consumption and Production as well as related to Resource Efficiency

    5. Developing reports pertaining to climate finance and green financing projects

    Desirable Attributes :

    • Knowledge and expertise on latest developments in climate finance and energy, covering private sector and financial actors, innovations in business models and financial products;

    • Contribute to strategic internal and external policy position papers, business plans, communication products and internal briefing notes.

    • Identify and support new and existing programming and partnership opportunities and initiatives. Existing initiatives can include, but are not limited to: SDG Impact, the Climate Investment Platform, and collaborations on financial instruments. Partners can include, but are not limited to: multilateral development banks, vertical funds, bilateral donors, and the private sector (corporate, investors).

    • Practical experience at the national and/or international level in providing technical and policy advisory services in CSR, circular economy concepts, materials and resource management and efficiency including waste management is required Desired Skills:

    Technical Skills: Experienced in technical report writing and presentation. Good working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), excellent editing & presentation skills, Functional knowledge of GIS would be desirable.

    Organizational Skills:

    • Good knowledge of climate finance, resource efficiency and circular economy concepts, the concept of sustainability and sustainable development in the region and developing countries

    • Ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs from a range of disciplines related to resource efficiency and circular economy concepts

    • Ability to advocate and provide technical advice on the relevant sector/theme

    • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision

    • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office

    • Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, respectful and helpful relations with all DA staff

    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

    • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

    • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage.

    • Ability to perform tasks in timely manner and under pressure, to tight deadlines.

    Reporting to: Vertical Lead: Planning & Policy, Also closely working with Vice President 

    Location: Delhi HQ 

    How to Apply:

    • Send updated CV with Cover Letter (optional)

    • Also, it would be great to look at some of your recent writing samples on this subject (reports/articles/opinion pieces etc.). Share your work online or attached with application

    Posted 22 days ago
  • Deputy Manager : Skill & Capacity Building Projects

    (Required Exp.)2 - 3 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)DAD_1092

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Deputy Manager : Skill & Capacity Building Projects

    Qualification :- MSW, Masters in Rural Development

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi HQ

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 2 - 3 Years

    Job Description :-

    • Manage Skill Building & Capacity Building projects.

    • Operation management of Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) in rural/ semi urban areas.

    • Documentation and reporting of project activities.

    • Business development (proposal development & follow-up, contribute in building      networks & client relationships).

    • Communication for increased visibility of project outputs.

    • Represent the organization at project level by means of Client reporting, timely and monthly reports for funders/organizational assessment/ internal processes.

    • Financial management, extension, budgeting, research & development & file opening process for all projects.

    • Support in cluster coordination.

    • Capacity building of field staff/stakeholders.

    • Screening/short listing of trainers.

    • Conduct training of the trainers.

    • Product Portfolio Development (Knowledge products) : Develop flipcharts, Trainer  manuals, learner booklets, persona wise modules, brochures, workbooks, assessment papers etc.

    • Innovate in concepts, products & services.

    • Liaison with local stakeholders to achieve project outcomes.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Nutrition & WASH experience

    Posted 32 days ago
  • Deputy Manager : Waste Management (Plastic & Solid)

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)DAD_1091

    Name of Organisation :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Deputy Manager : Waste Management (Plastic & Solid)

    Qualification :- MSW, Masters in Sustainability, Masters in Communication

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi HQ

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 2 - 4 years of experience working in the field areas

    Job Description :-

    • Managing projects related to Waste (Plastic & Solid).

    • Effective in communication (social media, case stories)

    • Adept to increase visibility of the organization in the project execution.

    • Financial Management and Stakeholder Management. 

    • Adept at independently managing a team in the field locations.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Adept at writing skills and willingness to travel.

    Posted 32 days ago
  • Fellow/ Deputy Manager - Market Development Services (Market for Farmers & Artisans)

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)IMEDF_1061

    Name of Organization:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Fellow/ Deputy Manager - Market Development Services (Market for Farmers & Artisans)

    Qualification:- PGDM with specialization in Marketing

    Job Type:- Regular

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 years

    About the Vertical:- 

    The recruit will be a key active 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 department lead.

    Job Description:-

    1. Market research to provide knowledge on market trends and leverage market partnerships. 

    2. Implementation of marketing and sales strategy.

    3. Managing relationships with external stakeholders.

    Desirable Attributes:-

    1. Good communication skills.

    2. Practical, committed and problem solving approach.

    3. Willingness to travel few days a month.

    Posted 95 days ago
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