|Name of Organisation||Development Alternative Group|
|Position||Domain Lead (Associate Vice President)|
|No. of Positions||1|
|Experience||15 - 18 Years|
Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives
Position :- Domain Lead - Policy and Planning (Associate Vice President)
Qualification :- Master’s in public policy/ Environmental Management / Other relevant background
Job Type :- Regular after 6 Months’ Probation or a company contract updatable annually
Location :- New Delhi (HQ)
No. of Position :- 01
Experience :- 15 - 18 years’ experience
About the Organization:
Headquartered in New Delhi, India, Development Alternatives (DA) is the world's first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development. We are a research and action organisation striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound, and economically scalable development outcomes. Over the past 40 years, our green technology and delivery system innovations for habitat, water, energy and waste management have reached millions of families, empowering communities through strengthening people’s institutions and enhancing their access to basic needs goods and services; enabling economic opportunities through skill development for green jobs and enterprise creation; and promoting low carbon pathways for development through natural resource management models and clean technology solutions.
Our Mission is to create models that generate sustainable livelihoods in large numbers and fulfil Our Vision of a world where every citizen can live a secure, healthy, and fulfilling life, in harmony with nature. Our Theory of Change is to work across the value chain of Innovation of technologies, institutional systems and business models, Incubation of high potential systemic solutions, Implementation to demonstrate practical and scalable approaches and solutions and influence public policy, market systems and societal behaviours and build capacities for creating impact at scale. Our Operational Strategy is to work through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders to build resilient futures for all together.
Our work addresses three global challenges namely,
About the Domain:
The Policy and Planning Domain (PPD) of DA Group has a mandate to conduct research, collate evidence and assess the progress on issues of core significance to sustainable development at local, sub-national and national and global levels. It builds collaborative narratives for an inclusive, green, and circular economy and influence and support public policy in the transition towards sustainable development by connecting practice with policy.
The Domain develops innovative policy strategies and decision support tools to guide policymakers and domestic/international leaders, to develop high-impact policies that will address the most pressing challenges related to sustainable management of natural resources, resource efficiency and circularity in key economic sectors, resilience of ecosystems, human settlements and economies, environmental pollution, ecosystem restoration, climate change and green and inclusive livelihoods at national and global levels
The work of the Domain is divided across three interconnected sub-programme verticals, viz.,
Four functions cut across the sub-programmes –
About the Person:
You have 15 to 20 years of experience, have worked in areas related to climate change action, climate / green finance, circular economy strategies. You may be a PhD or a Master’s in public policy, economics, statistics, natural sciences, development and environmental studies, engineering or architecture. If you are humanities post graduate, you would have to have a first degree in any of the STEM disciplines. You should be fluent in writing reading and comprehension in the English and Hindi languages with any additional language skills as a bonus. You should have a strong comprehension of basic computing skills with working knowledge of, or deep skills in qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and tools.
You have experience on ground action and research and have engaged with / worked for or supported public policy at sub-national and national levels engaging with ministries, officials of state and district government and international and national programmes. You have in your portfolio association with bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and have worked with or for corporate / banking / funding foundations. You have a passion for developing and implementing multi-stakeholder partnerships and programmes and are comfortable with leading trans and multi-disciplinary research / action research interventions. You have good writing skills and communicate lucidly with the ability to make complex issues simple for policy makers, industry, local and state governments, and civil society organizations.
You have an open mind and a learning attitude, are result oriented, passionate about building knowledge based on science and evidence, and sharing the same to influence shifts in policy design and implementation. You have an eye for detail and insist on rigour in documentation and research. You are a team player, non-discriminatory and non-judgemental, sensitive to the people and societies you are working with and a mentor and leader to your team. You are principled, non-compromising on matters of financial, legal, scientific, and humanistic ethics. But overall, you are a fun person who is ambitious to grow professionally taking your team along and building a happy and productive space to work in.
About the Position:
The position encompasses five core responsibilities: