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  • Manager - Capacity Building

    (Required Exp.)3-5 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)DAD_1540

    Name of the Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position:  Manager - Capacity Building

    Qualification: Masters in Social Sciences/ Social Work/ Rural Development

    Job Type: Regular with Probation / Contract (Renewable in yearly basis)

    Location: Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position: 01

    Professional Experience: A minimum of 3 - 5 years of post-qualification experience

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Take lead in identifying and fostering partnerships with relevant stakeholders working in women and youth empowerment.
    • Lead the programme management, operation & team management in the field
    • Develop insights and ideas for programmatic uptake of technology and innovation to enhance women and youth empowerment.
    • Conduct research, conceptualize new ideas and develop notes on range of topics.
    • Supporting planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating activities of the project in coordination with the Program Manager. 
    • Conduct analysis of program implementation time to time to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    • Develop reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, guidelines, and procedures.
    • Documentation of project learnings and process documentation of various efforts under project. Create project specific knowledge management information & track the progress.
    • Perform other activities, as assigned.

    Qualifications / Knowledge and Experience:

    • Essentially masters in Social Sciences/ Social Work/ Rural Development.
    • At least 2-4 years of experience of working in project planning & implementation in the locations at the rural-urban continuum in the areas of education, skill development, digital literacy, women empowerment etc.
    • Have adequate project management skills
    • Experience in innovative and effective community engagement approaches will be desirable.
    • Experience in implementing large-scale livelihoods programs especially agro based and natural resource management.
    • Savvy in MS Office tool especially word, excel, powerpoint, dashboard.


     25% of the time may involve national travel as per the job role

    Posted 6 days ago
  • Community Facilitator / Community Supervisor

    (Required Exp.)2-3 years (Job Location)Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh (Job Code)DAD_1538

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Community Facilitator / Community Supervisor

    Qualification: Bachelors in any field

    Job Type: Contractual

    Domain: Development Action Domain

    Location: Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 2 - 3 of work experience working in Rural India

    Job Description:    

    Development Alternatives is hiring a field expert to build model villages that entails working on community institution development (SHG & FIGs), and NRM related activities like Wadi development, water bodies construction and nala deepening with these there is also components of health and education primarily organizing health camps and strengthening SMCs.

    Operation Villages- Dumar, Kota, Gidhiya, Nigaai, Chachikhurd


    1. Managing, building and co-ordinating the 5 member team of Agri field expert and community resource persons.
    2. Conducting training events and planning and review meetings.
    3. Stakeholder management-Different tiers of Panchayati raj institutions, block education officer etc.
    4. On-field monitoring and support to team
    5. Preparing base note for success stories / case studies and collaborating with local media channels

    Desired Skills:

    1. Minimum Bachelors in any field
    2. Should have 2-3 years of work experience working in Rural India
    3. Should be able to manage intensive field visits
    4. Should have idea of model/integrated village development
    5. Experience in Community institution building, and education will be preferred
    6. Should be equipped in preparing success stories and building proper communication channels.
    7. Should be empathetic and process oriented.
    8. Should be able to join immediately.
    9. Basic computer and MS office skills.
    Posted 15 days ago
  • Intern / Fellow / Deputy Manager- Technology and Market Validation

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1533

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Intern / Fellow / Deputy Manager - Technology and Market Validation

    Qualification:- Degree in Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical/Renewable Energy/or Equivalent)/ Economics/ Finance or equivalent, with demonstrated research skills. Post graduate with preferably Development Studies/ Climate Change and Sustainability Studies/ Business Administration/ Economics/ Finance would be a plus.

    Domain:- SED

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 years

    Job description:

    With an aim to accelerate delivery of basic needs and generate sustainable livelihoods for all, Development Alternatives Group is looking for individuals who can support the team in the development of portfolio for green and inclusive entrepreneurship.

    The portfolio is designed to demonstrate, incubate and validate appropriate clean technology innovations and inclusive business models that enable large-scale creation of green jobs. There are a wide range of existing solutions that have potential to empower individuals and communities through creation of jobs, facilitation of social equity and protect environment. Focusing on green technology innovations for energy and waste-based enterprises, the applicant will be responsible for:

    • Conducting primary and secondary research of the priority sectors and generating insights, use-cases and industry analyses for internal and external usage.
    • Building a pipeline of high impact innovative technologies and solutions based on the readiness level (technological and commercial) assessment framework, and creating opportunities for validation and market development in India.
    • Supporting stakeholder management, and planning and implementation of project activities on the ground.
    • Supporting work on inclusive entrepreneurship under Enterprise Development thrust area with technology packaging.
    • Supporting development of proposals, pitch deck, business development, as well as relevant linkages with actors including funders for business opportunities.


    • Entrepreneurial in nature.
    • Techno-commercial understanding; Functional knowledge of energy and waste sector in India is a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to drive rapid “learn & implement” iterations.
    • Able to travel in rural India for at least 10 days a month.

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    Posted 23 days ago
  • Manager - Programme Coordination Unit

    (Required Exp.)3-4 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD(PCU)_1532

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Manager

    Qualification: Degree/Post Graduate in Data Analytics / Masters in Development Economics

    Domain: Programme Coordination Unit

    Location: Delhi

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3 - 4 years, preferably in development sector

    Job Description:        

    We are currently looking for our lead for our Programme Coordination Unit (PCU). Responsibility will include anchoring the identification of significant changes (positive and negative; expected and unexpected) that are occurring through various programmes (in the form of data and information), develop indicators to evaluate and understand outcomes and impact being created by the organization. In addition develop strategies with the programme teams to adapt to new ways of data collection, assessment and knowledge building. In order to understand such deep and systemic changes, the professional will build a learning system that is based on the principles and techniques of monitoring, evaluation & learning systems for knowledge as development action based organisation.

    The professional will also be responsible for feeding this into an ‘organisation’ level report card for an external audience. The expected outcome of the above would be to enable better strategic design of research & development programme and positioning.

    For the above, The PCU lead will be responsible for the following specific work areas:

    Learning and knowledge management

    1. Define the management strategy for the knowledge base and maintain high quality, up-to-date content based on internal learning (through management notes, dashboards, management meetings such as management coordination and Saturday staff meetings and high level programmatic reviews) and external knowledge through research

    2. Design the Dashboard with algorithms for cross sectional data collection and analysis from the 6 thematic areas, task forces and sectors

    3. Build a digital back learning system that integrates internal processes that enables almost real time learning and practice through specialist tools


    Substantive coordination

    1. Build a framework to document processes, consolidate best practices and develop program narratives through an iterative process

    2. Track progress and give feedback to programme teams to improve programmatic level knowledge and indicators and quality checks on third party evaluation of any programmes

    3. Be responsible for creating organization level tools for research, learning and knowledge building such as for secondary and field research and building capacities on new digital delivery methods


    Knowledge transference and communication

    1. Package the processes, knowledge and learning in forms of process manuals, toolkits, technical reports and narratives for external transference

    2. Help in Influencing knowledge at the national and global scale, by developing perspective papers, articles, monographs, reports, workshops, and webinars backed by data


    Qualifications and Attributes:

    • Experience in Data Analytics, Automation, Development Economics
    • Strategical Analytics
    • Inter departmental skills
    • Proactive & Innovative approach
    Posted 24 days ago
  • Manager Sales (Building Materials Machines)

    (Required Exp.)Minimum 4 years (Job Location)Delhi (Job Code)TARA_1517

    Name of Organization: Development Alternatives

    Position: Manager Sales (Building Materials Machines)

    Qualification: Graduate Degree

    Location: Delhi

    TARA Machines (TMTS) is a premier company of the globally recognized Development Alternatives Group (est. 1983). We are dedicated to bringing the best and most appropriate technology solutions to the jobs and consumption needs of communities in rural and peri-urban India. To achieve these goals, we manufacture and market a variety of cost-effective machines designed for small, local businesses to produce high-quality, environment-friendly consumer products such as handmade, recycled paper and paper products, handloom textiles and a wide variety of items in great demand for urban and corporate markets.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Independent charge of marketing and sales of TARA Construction Technologies:

    • Establishing ambitious, strategic marketing and sales plans
    • Active generation, expansion and servicing of client base
    • Techno-commercial negotiations and closing deals with prospective clients
    • Mobilizing sales efforts of all kinds to meet the targets

    In collaboration with Management and other Units:

    • Proper negotiation of sales terms and invoicing to clients,
    • Timely delivery, installation and commissioning of machines to clients
    • Settlement and collection of receivables from clients
    • Accurate management and reporting of inventory, vendors and clients

    Demonstrated Excellence in:

    • Team building and management skills
    • Capacity to lead, mentor and motivate sales team and supporting units
    • Ability to define and ensure KRA/KPIs are met personally and by team
    • Managing direct sales, channel partners, and online platforms
    • Writing, spreadsheet, Internet, MIS and analytical skills
    • Creative, resourceful and problem-solving abilities
    • Verbal and written reporting and communication skills
    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to action and results

    Qualifications and Attributes:

    • Graduate degree
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in B2B sales
    • Willing to travel
    • Ethical, diligent and punctual
    • Total dedication to integrity and social responsibility
    Posted 57 days ago
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