Resilience Chair, Senior Resilience Fellow and Resilience Fellow

The National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th May, 2018


Job Description

About the initiative

The National Institute of Urban Affairs is setting up an ‘Urban Resilience unit’ with support from 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to drive an urban resilience agenda at the national and state levels. Following are some of the priorities of the Urban Resilience Unit for the next two years -

  • Convene MoHUA, philanthropies, private sector, multilateral financial institutes, and other urban experts to build strong partnerships for advocating/supporting resilience in Indian cities and imbedding resilience into their urban agendas.
  • Develop evidence and policy frameworks building from 100RC cities that the MoHUA and the Government of India can use to promote and support the development of resilient cities across the country.
  •  Adapt 100RC methods, tools and measurement systems to imbed resilience in a city’s development agenda.
  • Develop evidence for the ‘cost of resilience’ research studies required across the urban sector.
  • Develop analytical frameworks and data protocols for GIS-based system for urban resilience.
  • Establish ‘data observatories’ in two 100RC cities to capture relevant data and perform necessary analytics and visualization for modelling resilience scenarios in the city and its region.
  • Develop capacity in the Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) of existing 100RC cities in India.
  • Develop training material for training of city government and agency staff across all sectors: planning, engineering, finance, administration
  • Document knowledge and convene urban planning institutes in India to bring greater focus on the theme of resilience in their approach to urban and regional planning.

Resilience Chair

Job Description

The Resilience Chair will be the lead anchor person responsible for all Urban Resilience Unit activities in Indian cities. The Chair will provide overall direction and represent the work in the larger urban sector in India. The Chair will also be the main spokesperson, for both international and external stakeholders, responsible for communicating about the work of the Urban Resilience Unit.

Qualification and experience

  • Post Graduate in (urban/regional) Planning/City Planning/Urban Policy/ Governance/Urban Development or equivalent Social Sciences (relevant to urban development) from reputed institute
  • 10-15 years’ work experience with some experience in leadership roles working on regional scale projects; policy advocacy; and experience working with international agencies and national/state/municipal governments in the urban sector.
  • Demonstrated expertise in two of the following thematic areas: urban water resource management; GIS for data-driven decision making; urban governance; climate change adaptation and resilience; urban finance; environmental planning; and/or related topics of concern to long-term urban resilience in Indian cities.
  • Excellent facilitator with good networking, convening, partnership/liaison building skills
  • Experience working with large data sets is an added advantage.
  • Able to communicate clearly, strategically and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good analytical and knowledge management skills including writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience of managing teams and budgets.
  • Skills in MS-Office, relevant planning/implementation tools.

Senior Resilience Fellow

Job Description

The Senior Resilience Fellow (SRF) will assist and support the Resilience Chair in planning, designing and execution of all project activities and will be responsible for the project deliverables within the expected timelines. The SRF will be responsible for supervising Resilience Fellows in accordance to the decided work plan and would be expected to set necessary targets for the team in consultation with the Resilience Chair. The SRF would be responsible for regular monitoring and evaluation of the plan progress and reporting the same to the Chair.

Qualification and experience

  • Post Graduate in (urban/regional) Planning/City Planning/Urban Policy/ Urban Development or equivalent Social Sciences (relevant to urban development) from reputed institute
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience with ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills and work across a range of relevant sectors; experience working with municipal and preferably state governments.
  • Experience in two of the following thematic areas: urban water resource management; GIS for data-driven, decision making; urban governance; climate change adaptation and resilience; urban finance; environmental planning; and/or related topics of concern to long-term urban resilience in Indian cities.
  • Experience working with large data sets is an added advantage.
  • Networking and partnership/liaison building skills, and coordination with a variety of stakeholders and organizations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good analytical and knowledge management skills including writing and presentation skills.
  • Team player and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines. Problem solving attitude. Experience of managing teams and logistics
  • Skills in MS-Office, relevant planning/implementation tools.

Resilience Fellow

Job Description

The Resilience Fellow (RF) will assist and support the Senior Resilience Fellow in execution and onground coordination of all project activities. The RF will be the main point of contact responsible for coordinating knowledge management and communications activities. The appointed candidates maybe assigned other work related to the Urban Resilience Unit or other projects as felt required within the organization.

Qualification and experience

  • Post Graduate in (urban/regional) Planning/City Planning/Urban Policy/ Urban Development or equivalent Social Sciences (relevant to urban development) from reputed institute
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience with ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills and work across a range of relevant sectors.
  • Knowledge in climate change resilience and experience in working with large data sets is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good analytical and knowledge management skills including writing and presentation skills.
  • Skills in MS-Office, relevant planning/implementation tools.

Application process

  • Application should contain detailed CV and a covering letter citing current position and remuneration and expressing interest and suitability for the position applied.
  • Mention the position, ‘Resilience Chair’/ ‘Senior Resilience Fellow’ / ‘Resilience fellow’ in the subject line of your application.
  • Applications should reach by 6th May 2018 to the following email address: director@niua.org
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

Location of position: Based at the office of the NIUA, Core 4B, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi; with travel to partner locations as required.

Term of position: Fixed position - The position is on a yearly contractual basis for the duration of the project.

Remuneration

At par with the industry standards, depending on experience and skills. Proof of past remuneration may be required upon offer.

No. of Positions: 3

Last Date to Apply: Sunday, 6th May 2018


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