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  • 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 27 days ago
  • Deputy Manager (Social Media)

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 years (Job Location)New Delhi (Job Code)CMD(CC)_1408

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Deputy Manager (Social Media)

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

    Job Type:- Contractual

    Domain:- CMD (CC)

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 years

     

    Job description:

    We are looking for talented personnel to administer social media platforms of the Development Alternatives Group. The person would be responsible for creating original content, upload and manage posts, engage followers and increase outreach of the organization. (S)he is expected to be up-to-date with the latest digital marketing trends. (S)he should have excellent communication skills and be able to spread the word creatively.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage all social media platforms of DA group
    • Research, create, edit and share engaging content on daily basis
    • Prepare the calendar in advance, in consultation with organization teams
    • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics
    • Use analytics to assess progress of social media and ensure better outreach
    • Support in other communication deliverables, as and when required

     

    Key competence/skills

    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Ability to deliver creative content
    • Knowledge and understanding of Social Media Analytics
    • Take initiative in identifying ways to ensure high visibility and reach
    • Ability to use editing or design software will be an advantage
    • Previous experience of working on social media analytics tools
    • Experience of at least 2 years in writing and content development for different social media platforms in the development sector
    Posted 301 days ago
  • Deputy Manager (Knowledge Products)

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 years (Job Location)New Delhi (Job Code)CMD(CC)_1409

    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:- Contractual

    Domain:- CMD (CC)

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- 0 - 2 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

     

    Key competence/skills

    • 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 301 days ago
  • Executive / Assistant Manager - Finance & Accounts

    (Required Exp.)3-5 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD_1504

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Executive / Assistant Manager - Finance & Accounts

    Qualification: Degree/Post Graduate in Finance & Accounts

    Domain: Finance & Accounts

    Location: Delhi

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3 - 5 years, preferably in development sector

    Job description:

    • Preparation of Monthly salary through software
    • Handle Project Utilization certificate
    • Audit of project expenditure
    • Preparation & deposit of Provident Fund
    • Preparation of Gratuity claims
    • Preparation of invoices to client & donor
    • Regular interaction with staff members related to projects

    Desirable Qualities:

    • MS Office – especially in Excel and work expert in Tally Software.
    • Experience in Project Finance Management.
    Posted 150 days ago
  • Deputy Manager – Cluster Initiatives

    (Required Exp.)2 - 3 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)IMEDF_1563

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position:- Deputy Manager – Cluster Initiatives

    Qualification:- Master’s degree in Rural or Development management or Social Work

    Domain: IMEDF

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: Preferably 2 years of relevant experience in a development sector or private sector organisation.

    Job description:

    In order to support micro and small entrepreneurs, the Development Alternatives Group has established the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) as the social enterprise to promote cluster development in rural India. IMEDF is the nodal agency for ministry of MSME’s Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI). 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 for cluster development.
    • Capacity and skill building for business management, planning and operations.
    • Liaising with government and private agencies for scaling up Cluster operations.

    IMEDF is expanding its Portfolio across India and has already established Clusters in 12 States. The organisation is looking for a professional who can support Cluster development initiatives and carry out scaling up business operations with Partners.

    Some key responsibilities and deliverables for the candidate are listed below:

    Learning and Knowledge Management:

    • Assessment of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for new and existing cluster from concept note stage.
    • Support & monitor on ground implementation activities.
    • Management of grants and expenditure for the clusters under SFURTI.
    • Collation of Progress Data & Reporting to Min of MSME.
    • Support IMEDF team in capacity building initiatives for cluster development.
    • Process performance analytics of Clusters with regards to Social, Economic and Environmental impacts.
    • Knowledge management in form of case studies, articles, stories etc.

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Experience directly in cluster operations, FPOs and SHGs is a plus.
    • Practical knowledge of rural economy model, marketing and design.
    • Good communication, documentation and Social media management skills.
    • Desire and ability to travel in rural India for at least 7-10 days a month

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    Posted 61 days ago
  • Deputy Manager / Manager - Marketing

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)IMEDF_1564

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Deputy  Manager / Manager - Marketing

    Qualification:- PGDM or an equivalent degree / diploma.

     Product management competencies for website and app would be a plus

    Domain:- IMEDF

    Location:- New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- Preferably 2 - 4 years of relevant experience in a development sector or private sector organization.

    Job description:

    In order to support micro entrepreneurs, the Development Alternatives Group has established the Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) as the Special Purpose Vehicle. IMEDF strives for unleashing entrepreneurship through retail and digital platforms under udyaME brand. IMEDF is also the nodal agency for the Ministry of MSME’s SFURTI scheme.

    With the booming tech based solutions in different sectors, and concurrent penetration of internet in rural India, it is evident that grassroots problems can be addressed using tech platforms. The udyaME platform (udyame.in) is a mobile app as well as a website to unleash micro entrepreneurship by catering to all unmet demands of the entrepreneur under one umbrella. Aligned to Development Alternatives’ larger vision of creating rural prosperity, udyaME envisions to take the first movers advantage into the untapped and underserved market comprising of 63 million micro enterprises across the nation. This role involves supporting micro enterprises through udyaME platform. Responsibilities are as under:

    • Anchor the roll-out of marketing and sales strategy for enterprise support services products and network development of ‘udyaME'.
    • Develop new products for website and app pertaining to micro entrepreneurship.
    • Drive deliveries on ground through a network of field representatives.
    • Build partnerships with external agencies and stakeholders and strengthen the ‘udyaME’ brand.
    • Regular monitoring of data/dashboards related to ground operations.
    • Support SFURTI cluster development initiatives and capacity building programmes of IMEDF.

    Desirable Qualities

    • Good communication skills
    • Practical, committed and problem solving approach.
    • Demonstrated experience to understand and drive sales initiatives to grow customers, revenue and accelerate growth in delivery of products and services.
    • Proficient in data analysis in MS Excel to maintain and build trackers for program management, an overview of sales and implementation activities.
    • Basic knowledge of web development is a plus.
    • Able to travel in rural India for at least 10 days a month depending on the pandemic restrictions.

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    Posted 61 days ago
  • Lead - Learning, Knowledge and Communications (Social Innovation for Entrepreneurship Domain)

    (Required Exp.)7 - 12 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1565

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Lead - Learning, Knowledge and Communications (Social Innovation for Entrepreneurship Domain)   

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

    Domain: SED

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 7 - 12 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 Work 4 Progress 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.

    In order to understand such deep and systemic changes, we have developed a learning system that is based on the principles and techniques of dialogue, analysis and reflection. The learning system in essence is geared to reiterate social innovation and ground-up action for enterprise development and job creation in rural India.

    We are currently looking for a Lead for Learning, Knowledge & Communications who will be able lead the identification of significant changes (positive and negative; expected and unexpected) that are occurring and develop strategies with the team to adapt to new challenges in the innovation system.

    The Learning, Knowledge & Communications Lead will be responsible for the following:

    Learning and Knowledge Management

    • Manage sense-making in entrepreneurship initiatives through methods such as developmental evaluation and embedded research.
    • Define and execute the management strategy for learning and maintain high quality, up-to-date content based on internal learning (including management notes) and external knowledge.
    • Build a framework to document processes, consolidate best practices and develop program narratives through an iterative process.

    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.
    • Monitor and evaluate program outcomes against other entrepreneurship/livelihood development programs.

    Communication

    • Help in Influencing knowledge at the national and global scale, by developing perspective papers, articles, monographs, reports, workshops, and webinars on social innovation driven entrepreneurship at the grassroots.
    • Design communication strategy and disseminate learning knowledge through different media including social media.

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

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

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    Posted 61 days ago
  • Intern / Fellow / Deputy Manager - Technology and Market Validation

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1566

    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.

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES

    • 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 61 days ago
  • Associate Program Director - CSR Initiatives

    (Required Exp.)9 - 14 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1438

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Associate Program Director - CSR Initiatives

    Qualification: Master's in Rural Development Management or equivalent in sustainable livelihoods

    Domain: SED

    Location: New Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: Preferably 9 - 14 years, in development sector or private organisation sector

    Job description: The Green and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Domain of Development Alternatives (DA) Group is working on a key CSR project on women empowerment through a cluster based approach. The project focusses on promoting farm and off-farm initiatives in 6 states of India. DA is implementing the project in partnership with other implementing agencies. The following are the broad objectives of the project:

    • Aggregate to increase scale of economies and income of the target community.
    • Twinning business development services for the clusters with various stakeholders in the private sector.
    • Leveraging PPP schemes & investment; Integrated Entrepreneurship Development Programme.
    • Linking community to more profitable & alternate markets.

    We are looking for a highly motivated professional to spearhead the program under which the responsibilities of the candidate will broadly include the following characterised by managing finance, admin and operations along with partners associated.

    • Leading the management and monitoring of project finance including tracking of expenditures and utilization.
    • Representing DA management at senior level engagements with Partners.
    • Streamlining processes with Regional Supervisors.
    • Preparing budget sheets for the organisation and reviewing budgets of the partners.
    • Analysing high level primary and secondary data to monitor project regularly.
    • Setting the standards for high level reporting on project progress regularly and sharing with client/clients.
    • Building quality and inclusive knowledge for enhanced learning.

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES:

    • Strategic thinker
    • Practical, committed individual
    • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
    • Will involve travel in rural India for at least 7-10 days a month in the intended geographies. (once travel is safer)

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    Posted 242 days ago
  • 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.

    Travel:

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

    Posted 93 days ago
  • Deputy Manager/ Manager: Green Building Specialist (Sustainable Habitat)

    (Required Exp.)2-4 Years (Job Location)DA Headquarters, South Delhi (Job Code)PPD_1361

    Role: Deputy Manager/ Manager: Green Building Specialist (Sustainable Habitat)

    Employment type: Regular position with DA after six months’ probation or Company Contract for one year                  

    Required Qualifications: Bachelors’ or Masters in Building Sciences/ Design and Construction Technology/ Architecture/ Urban or Regional Planning/ Civil Engineering/ Sustainability Studies/ Environmental Management

    Experience: At least 2-4 years’ experience relevant to sustainable buildings and construction sector

    Vertical: Policy and Planning

    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).

    About the role: We are looking for a green buildings specialist join our team. This position will work directly with the Senior Manager at Development Alternatives to contribute to 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 conducting technical research on green building materials, 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 inter-disciplinary 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. 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, institutions of higher education.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Research on appropriate, locally sourced materials for green building construction, setting up green building design criteria and provide green design analysis appropriate for DA's context.
    • Articulate green building and material science principles, best practices on sustainability and green building program requirements to participants.
    • Conduct research on existing policy on green buildings, identify policy gaps, and make recommendations to establish clear policies and strategies for green buildings, looking at alignments with policy frameworks at global, national and sub-national levels.
    • Prepare training materials on the green building and to the selected prototype designers, implementers, and occupants to meet the requirements of the green building standard.
    • Conduct research for ongoing projects including field data collection, conducting interviews and surveys, data compilation and analysis.
    • Support team in compiling technical reports and knowledge products, preparing presentations, project management, and implementing field work under supervision of senior manager.  

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Experience of working in climate resilient construction/building
    • 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
    • Experience in working with various stakeholders including state departments, ministries, multilateral organizations, CSOs would be preferable.
    • Experience of  initiatives along with implementation of projects on ground
    • Willingness to travel for field work (travel may include smaller towns, villages and remote locations for community interactions).

    Desired 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
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Google Sketchup, Adobe Suite would be an asset
    • Knowledge of tools & methodologies for Material Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Environmental Impact Assessment would be considered a bonus.

    Work Location: Development Alternatives HQ, South Delhi

    Reporting to: Senior Manager

    Remuneration: As per organization’s salary disbursement structure and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

    Posted 397 days ago
  • Sr. Manager/ Programme Coordinator: Green Building Sciences

    (Required Exp.)7-10 Years (Job Location)DA Headquarters, South Delhi (Job Code)PPD_1362

    Role: Sr. Manager/ Programme Coordinator: Green Building Sciences

    Employment type: Contract (Renewable Company Contract year-wise post successful completion of probation period of 6 months)                  

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

    Experience: At least 7-10 years’ experience relevant to sustainable buildings and construction sector

    Vertical: Policy and Planning

    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).

    About the role: We are looking for a green building materials expert to join our team. This position will work directly with the Senior Programme Director 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 conducting policy and technical research on green building materials, 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 inter-disciplinary 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. 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, institutions of higher education.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Research on appropriate, locally sourced materials for green building construction, setting up green building design criteria and provide green design analysis appropriate for DA's context.
    • Articulate green building and material science principles, best practices on sustainability and green building program requirements to participants.
    • Review existing policy on green buildings, identify policy gaps, and make recommendations to establish clear policies and strategies for green buildings, looking at alignments with policy frameworks at global, national and sub-national levels.
    • Prepare training materials on the green building and to the selected prototype designers, implementers, and occupants to meet the requirements of the green building standard.
    • Verify appropriate site implementation to align with green building implementation requirements and guide project teams in implementation of projects to meet green standards.
    • Formulate projects for prototyping and piloting green building technologies.
    • Monitor ongoing projects including preparation of project monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
    • Review prototype submissions for alignment with green building best practices and criteria.
    • Manage partnerships with local government stakeholders, funders, knowledge institutions, technical specialists and other partner organisations.
    • Support the identification and development of strategic research programs in alignment with the organisation’s mandate.
    • Contribute to fundraising and proposal development efforts in regards to habitat-related research initiatives.
    • Contribute to public thought leadership by way of writing academic papers and/or public-facing white papers alongside public speaking.
    • Contribute to internal team management and monitoring processes as per the organization’s rules and procedures.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Experience of working in climate resilient construction/building sphere in providing technical and advisory support as well as capacity building support/training, implementing  community-led sustainability 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
    • Skilled in project management (especially publicly funded research programming), stakeholder management, client management.
    • Experience in networking & working with various stakeholders including state departments, ministries, multilateral organizations, CSOs would be preferable.
    • Experience of independently planning and designing research initiatives along with implementation of projects on ground
    • Willingness to travel for field work (travel may include smaller towns, villages and remote locations for community interactions).

    Desired 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
    • Knowledge of tools & methodologies for Material Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Building Information Modelling (BIM), and Environmental Impact Assessment would be considered a bonus.

    Work Location: Development Alternatives HQ, South Delhi

    Reporting to: Vertical Lead

    Guide: Vice President

    Remuneration: As per organization’s salary disbursement structure and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate

    Posted 397 days ago
  • Manager (Senior Researcher)

    (Required Exp.)5 - 6 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1436

    Name of the Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Manager (Senior Researcher)

    Qualification: Postgraduate in Economics/ Public Policy (specialization in Finance preferred)

    Job Type: Contract (Renewable in yearly basis)

    Location: Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Position: 01

    Professional Experience: A minimum of 5-6 years of post-qualification experience of which minimum1-2 years of experience should be in sustainable finance / climate finance. Involvement in the implementation or preparation of development of sustainable finance projects is preferred. A good understanding of the intersection of finance, sustainability and MSMEs in India is important. Experience in conducting dialogues, stakeholder consultations, expert interviews is desirable.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in literature review, secondary data collection/ analysis, technical report writing and presentation.
    • Experience in building and maintaining partnerships with peer organisations and funders.
    • Experience in networking with different organisations including government bodies, business, think tanks, CSOs, financial institutions etc.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Hindi.
    • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems, IT-know-how (MS-Office, Access or other database program).

    Skills: Independent thinking, planning and designing research initiatives, in-depth understanding of policy environment, development and climate finance, proven editing presentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, especially in English and verbal communication skill in Hindi.

    Job Description:

    • Leading teams substantively in areas of sustainable finance/ green economy
    • Execution of sustainable finance/ green economy related projects focusing on agricultural and allied sector  
    • Business development to build Green Economy/ Green finance portfolio
    • Building partnerships and nurturing networks with peer organisations

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Willingness to work in/ lead teams
    • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative, independent researcher
    • Excellent communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks
    • Willingness to travel occasionally
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member
    • Professional attitude
    • Networking building relationships and partnerships
    • Openness to share 
    • Proactive

     

    Posted 245 days ago
  • Senior Network Engineer

    (Required Exp.)3 - 5 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD_1481

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Senior Network Engineer

    Qualification: B. A. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or Voluntary Certification may also be preferable

    Job Type: Contract (Renewable in yearly basis)

    Domain: CMD (IT)

    Location: South Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3 to 5 years of experience in network administration

    Job Description:

    • Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations.
    • Performing disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.
    • Protecting data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning, and implementing network security measures.
    • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
    • Replacing faulty network hardware components when required.
    • Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring virus protection software and email applications.
    • Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.
    • Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems.
    • Designing, configuring, and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software
    • Managing team of network engineer 

     Desirable Attributes:-

    • Minimum 3 years of experience in Network administration.
    • Working, demonstrated hands-on technology skills in above-mentioned areas.
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Interpersonal skills to interact with departments and team members.
    • Leadership skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to manage priorities.
    • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with technical problems.

     

    Posted 187 days ago
  • Senior Software Engineer

    (Required Exp.)3 - 4 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD_1482

    Name of Organisation: Development Alternatives

    Position: Senior Software Engineer

    Qualification: Bachelors in Computer Science (B Tech, BCA, MCA)

    Job Type: Contractual / Regular 

    Domain: CMD (IT)

    Location: South Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions: 01

    Experience: 3 - 4 years

    Job Description:

    • Mobile application development (Android and IOS)
    • Good to have working experience in Dot Net (C#), SQL Server, Visual Studio for maintaining existing systems.
    • Extensive knowledge of website designing/front end design. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap.
    • Experience in Vendor Management and Client Meetings.
    • Very good communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Able to generate user requirements and documentation of user requirements.
    • Good to have knowledge of PHP MySQL with Frameworks like ‘Magento’ & ‘Laravel’ . Maintenance of existing projects.
    • Good to have knowledge of MERN stack (Mongo DB, Express, React JS, Node) (Not Mandatory)

    Desirable Attributes:-

    • Requirement Gathering, Research and Analysis.
    • Database, front-end and website design.
    • Ensure cross-device and cross-platform compatibility.
    • Write code based on functional specifications.
    • Optimize development for user experience

     

    Posted 187 days ago
  • Software Developer

    (Required Exp.)2 - 4 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD_1561

    Name of Organisation:- Development Alternatives

    Position:- Software Developer

    Qualification:- Bachelors in Computer Science (B Tech, BCA, MCA)

    Job Type:- Contractual (12 Months)

    Domain:- CMD (IT)

    Location:- South Delhi (HQ)

    No. of Positions:- 01

    Experience:- 2 - 4 years

    Job Description:

    · Knowledge of PHP web frameworks including Laravel, CodeIgniter and core PHP, Woo-Commerce. Knowledge of object oriented PHP programming

    · Extensive knowledge of website designing/front end design. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap.

    · Very good communication skills, written and verbal.

    · Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

    · Good to have knowledge of MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React JS, Node) (Not Mandatory)

    · Mobile Development Experience will have an extra advantage.  

    Desirable Attributes:-

    · Requirement Gathering, Research and Analysis.

    · Database, front-end and website design.

    · Ensure cross-device and cross-platform compatibility.

    · Write code based on functional speci?cations.

                       · Optimize development for user experience  

    Posted 65 days ago

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