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  • Fellow - Technology Business Incubation (Energy and Waste Portfolio)

    (Required Exp.)0 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)SED_1271

    Role: Fellow - Technology Business Incubation (Energy and Waste Portfolio)

    Employment type: 12 Months long Fellowship Programme

    Required Qualifications: Engineering degree (Electrical/Mechanical/Renewable Energy/or equivalent) with demonstrated research skills. Post graduate with preferably Development Studies/Business Administration / Economics / Finance would be a plus.

    Experience: 0 years’ experience

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Support the development of energy and waste portfolio through technology and market validation. 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 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 development of proposals, pitch deck, business development, as well    as relevant linkages with actors including funders for business opportunities.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Entrepreneurial, 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 the entire Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).

    • 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 (once travel is safer).

    Work Location: Development Alternatives HQ, South Delhi

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

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Fellowship - Knowledge Management System

    (Required Exp.)2 - 3 years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD(KMS)_1269

    Department : Knowledge Management System

    About KMS: Consolidation and capitalisation of knowledge assets leading to corporate growth and sustenance through enhanced efficiency and quality of knowledge resources.

    Job Description: Provide literature review and citation support to researchers from different teams of DA using standard practices and research methodologies (in the areas of resource efficiency, Economic empowerment, South South cooperation and Bundelkhand for all kinds of communication and knowledge material being developed)

    • Compile, verify the accuracy, and sort information according to priorities to prepare.

    • Source data for computer entry.

    • Comply with data integrity and security policies.

    • Set up a Reference Management System for researchers of DA using software     tools such as Mendeley etc. and further train different project teams to access it.

    • Proofread and ensure proper citations for project documents and reports.

    • Update databases and files, sort books, buy and catalogue new materials.

    Qualification: MPhil library science or Similar level degree.

    Work Experience: 2-3 years of previous experience working in the development sector or managing Knowledge Management System KMS in a large organisation.

    Employment Type: Contractual (12 Months)

    Location of workplace: DA Headquarters, South Delhi, India

    Desirable attributes: Trained in research methods and database management

    Posted 10 days ago
  • Fellow / Deputy Manager: Learning and Knowledge

    (Required Exp.)0 - 2 years (Job Location)New Delhi, HQ (Job Code)SED_1268

    Role: Fellow / Deputy Manager: Learning and Knowledge

    Employment type: 12 Months Fellowship or Regular Staff

    Required Qualifications: Bachelors or master’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Development Studies (or related subjects)

    Experience: 0 - 2 years   

    Job Description:      

    Support learning and knowledge on projects focused on social innovation in entrepreneurship.

    Responsible for:

    • Assist in internal evaluation and learning through analysis of field reports, observations, meetings, stories, dashboards and other data collected through implementation activities
    • Develop communication for external audience for the program to help position the program in the social innovation and larger development space
    • Development and implementation of innovative models and tools for deepening and scaling impact, knowledge development and transference
    • Track progress of innovative models and develop potential linkages with the larger ecosystem
    • Will be responsible for directly working with field team and entrepreneurs to provide enterprise support services

    Desired Attributes:

    • Self-starter, practical, creative and problem solver
    • Excellent communication skills required (written and oral) 
    • Strong data analysis and presentation skills (Experience in qualitative and quantitative databases will be preferable)
    • Field experience in livelihoods, women empowerment, youth initiatives or capacity building would be a plus
    • Able to travel in rural India for at least 10 days a month (once travel is safer)


    Posted 17 days ago
  • Manager / Senior Manager: Circular Economy, Green Economy & Resource Efficiency

    (Required Exp.)5 - 8 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1267

    Role: Manager / Senior Manager: Circular Economy, Green Economy & Resource Efficiency

    Employment type: Contractual (one year and extendable)

    Required Qualifications: Masters in Economics / Finance / Development Studies / equivalent

    Experience: 5 to 8 years’ experience in Knowledge on Climate Finance, Green Economy, Sustainable Development, SDGs, Green MSMEs, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Resource Efficiency.

    About the programme: 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)

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Through this advertisement, DA Group is looking for an anchor for policy research and communication in Climate Finance 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:

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

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

    This will involve:

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

    • Research and analysis on the state of MSMEs and their current contribution to the economy, mapping potentials of expanding their footprint.

    • Communication and policy advocacy on issues of MSMEs, green economy, resource efficiency and SDGs.

    • Networking and Business development on the same themes.

    Desirable Attributes:

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

    Organizational Skills: Independent thinker, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, especially in English. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment, balance multiple competing priorities, and operate on short timelines.

    Specifically, the incumbent should have:

    • Experience in working on climate financing models.

    • Experience of working in development sectors / Government departments, towards addressing the rural livelihood issues, sustainable use of natural resources & connecting it to the larger global climate policy.

    • Experience in networking & working with various stakeholders including state departments and ministries would be preferable.

    • Independently planning and designing research initiatives.

    • Willingness to travel. • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative.

    • Communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills.

    • Organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks.

    • Ability to function effectively as a team member.

    Work Location: Development Alternatives HQ, South Delhi

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

    Remuneration: Rs. 48k - 70K per month (As per organization’s salary disbursement structure and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate)

    Posted 18 days ago
  • Deputy Manager / Manager, Cluster Initiatives

    (Required Exp.)2 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)IMEDF_1266

    Position: Deputy Manager / Manager, Cluster Initiatives

    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 development vehicle as a Nodal Agency of Ministry of MSME. 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.

    IMEDF is expanding its Portfolio across India and has already established Clusters in 11 States. The Organisation is looking for a professional who can support Cluster development initiatives carry out business analytics of clusters and improve process efficiency of cluster management.

    Specific responsibilities will include:

    • Review business packages and clusters for viability assessment.

    • Performance analytics of Clusters/programmes for process improvement and strategic planning.

    • Work closely with team and documents processes for improving process efficiency and productivity.

    Some key expected outputs and deliverables are listed below:

    • Process reports as per Min of MSME Guidelines and Datelines.

    • Monitoring of Grants and Expenditure within the Framework of GFR regulations.

    • Reporting of Progress, Its monitoring and Submission to Min of MSME.

    • Process Efficiency and Performance Analytics of Clusters.

    Desired Profile / Qualifications: Master’s degree in rural or development management

    Desired work experience: Preferably 2 years of relevant experience in a development sector or private sector organisation. Experience directly in cluster operations is a plus.

    Location of workplace / Posting: New Delhi

    Any other desirable attributes: Practical, committed, Business modeling techniques Cost-benefit analysis, Excellent communication and documentation skills. Desire and ability to travel in rural India for at least 7-10 days a month (once travel is safer)

    Posted 25 days ago
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