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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


    • 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
  • Fellow - Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship

    (Required Exp.)0 - 1 Year (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)PPD_1583

    Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Fellow - Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship

    Qualification :- Masters in Economics/ Development or Sustainability Studies/ Public Policy/ Any related discipline

    Job Type :- 1 Year Fellowship

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 0 - 1 year of post-qualification experience

    About the Vertical: Based in New Delhi, India, Planning and Policy Domain (PPD) of DA Group has the 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.

    Our focus areas are Inclusive Development (Green Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Agriculture and FPOs, Eco-Tourism, Equity and Resource Efficiency), Sustainable Consumption & Production (Water, Green Building Materials and Waste Management); and Climate Change Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation: Water/Agriculture, Climate Finance & SDG-CC Inter Linkages).

    Job Description:

    We are looking for a Fellow- Sustainable Finance & Green Entrepreneurship to join our team. This position will work directly with the Senior Manager at Development Alternatives to contribute to the organisation’s work towards mainstreaming green economic recovery principles in policy as well as praxis.

    The primary responsibility of the research fellow would be to support the Planning and Policy Domain in conducting policy and technical research on Micro-Entrepreneurship, Green & Sustainable Finance work and related national and sub-national policies/ budget. You would work in a highly interdisciplinary 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.



    • Supporting planning and execution of projects on green entrepreneurship as well as financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation in coordination with the project manager.
    • Conduct research on existing policies, conceptualize new ideas and make recommendations on improving the practice of nano and micro entrepreneurs, sectoral schemes and policies, climate change adaptation, and climate finance.
    • Ability to work closely with local/ national/ international stakeholders.
    • Conduct research for ongoing projects including field data collection, secondary data collection, conducting interviews and surveys, data compilation and analysis.
    • Support team in writing and editing technical reports and knowledge products, preparing presentations, organizing webinars and workshops, conducting fieldwork under the supervision of a senior manager.

    The applicant should have:

    • Experienced in the literature review, primary survey designing, primary and secondary data collection/ analysis, technical report writing and presentation.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Hindi.
    • Independent thinking, planning and designing research initiatives, in-depth understanding of the policy environment around sustainability and finance, proven editing presentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, especially in English.

    Desirable Attributes:

    • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative, independent researcher.
    • Excellent communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills
    • Ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member
    • Professional Attitude
    • Willingness to travel for field work (travel may include smaller towns, villages and remote locations for community interactions).
    • Ability and experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders (e.g. academia, civil society, government)

    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


    Posted 40 days ago
  • Sr. Manager (Human Resources)

    (Required Exp.)5 - 7 Years (Job Location)New Delhi (HQ) (Job Code)CMD_1569

    Name of the Organization :- Development Alternatives

    Position :- Sr. Manager (Human Resources)

    Qualification :- Post Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management / Development / MBA(HR)

    Job Type :- Regular

    Location :- New Delhi

    No. of Position :- 01

    Experience :- 5 - 7 years, preferably in Social Sector.

    Job Description :-

    • Manpower Planning and Forecasting for all levels of the Organization Structure in    consultation with head HR and Domain Leads.

    • Maintain an updated record of job openings/requirements and Job Descriptions.

    • Sourcing resumes from Job Portals, Placement Consultants, Internal Databank,       Linked In etc. & managing the efforts of your subordinates towards the same.

    • Short listing candidates based on pre-defined parameters.

    • Coordination for technical & final round interviews with Domain Leads.

    • Joining Formalities and Employee Orientation.

    • Assisting Head HR in execution of the Performance Management Process               including assistance during Performance Reviews, Evaluation & Appraisals.

    • Training and Development – Implementing the training and development agenda       undertake Training Need Identification/Assessment.

    • Prepare and issue Training Calendar and organize training events.

    Desirable Attributes :-

    • Patient listener with good articulation and presentation skills.

    • Good communication skills and ability to respond effectively.

    • Adding value both as an individual contributor and an active team member.

    • Experience of dealing with senior and sometimes challenging individuals.


    Posted 55 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.


    • 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.

    Like the role but your profile doesn't meet all the requirements?

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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.


    • 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.


    • 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.

    Like the role but your profile doesn't meet all the requirements?

    We thought of letting you know that we love misfits in our team.

    Plus points for creativity


    Posted 61 days ago
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