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Janaagraha is a not for profit organization working in the space of urban reforms and citizen participation. Over the years, Janaagraha’s work has spanned numerous disciplines of urban development. People from diverse backgrounds – urban planners, communication experts, content developers, GIS specialists, digital marketing specialist- have enabled Janaagraha’ s transition from a movement to a robust institution. While collaborating with citizens and governments, Janaagraha has proactively sought people who embody the spirit ‘ Be the change you want to see’. If this is you, please write to us at work@janaagraha.org

Current Opportunities

The Bala Janaagraha Facilitator will:
  • Supervise the development of the Bala Janaagraha school programme -the delivery of learning experiences in the specified number of schools.
  • Implement the program in these schools- this would include teaching/ interacting with school children, teachers and volunteers-referred to as Bala Janaagraha Mitras (BJMs).
  • Manage the relationship and communicate with the school authorities and all related stakeholders of the programme- through emails, calls, meetings, etc.
  • Manage records for the schools as required- ensure creation and maintenance of database of students, volunteers, school management and other programme stakeholders; maintain an online weekly log of activities and challenges faced by the BJMs /themselves in the course of their work.
  • Facilitate various events for the students- including competitions, surveys etc.
  • The facilitator will report to the Bala Janaagraha Manager.
  • Build ways to leverage the alumni of the programme; encourage children to submit articles/blogs to the team.
  • Maintain a repository of teaching aids/methodology for use of BJMs, assist in recruiting and training BJMs for the school programme as required.
  • Support marketing and scaling up the programme as required and must be flexible in taking up different project team roles in a school environment/the organization.
Qualifications/ Experience:
  1. Minimum qualification required is Graduation; any higher qualification could be an added advantage.
  2. Experience in delivering educational programs and activities desirable.
  3. Competencies Required: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local language.
Must enjoy teaching and working with children.  Must be able to engage children through activity based learning.

Through the civic projects, must look at building self-confidence and inculcating team spirit.

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft office and the internet.

Retired School Teachers are welcome to apply.
Job Duration/Schedule:
  1. The Facilitator would be required to work at the schools during the school working hours during the academic year. In addition, there will be program related admin work wherein the facilitator will be required to attend to his/her duties. This will include coming to the Janaagraha office when not at school, within the working hours of Janaagraha. The Facilitator will be required to attend the team meeting at the Janaagraha office every Wednesday.
  2. The Facilitator would be required to be present at the specified schools under his / her charge as per the daily Bala Janaagraha time table in schools and for any other visits.
  3. Other City Facilitators need to keep in touch with the JCCD office through email and phone and update their work log online.
  4. Prefer candidates who are willing to travel within city based on the requirement.
Position Summary
Are you a Social Media maven? We are looking for an Online Marketing Associate to contribute to the efforts of our Online Marketing team. The Social Media Marketing Associate will support the team with a wide variety of tasks, including social media engagement (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Blog) planning and analysis. Opportunity to learn about online marketing (Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and Social Media Marketing) in a fantastic, positive, and energetic environment.
Responsibilities
Performing social media engagement activities (crafting, posting, and tracking posts across various social media platforms, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as directed in support of our social marketing initiatives.

Organize and maintain an editorial calendar, with posts drafted and scheduled for future publication. Coordinate with various teams and departments to ensure social media activities help to support business initiatives.

  • Monitor and track performance of posts, Prepare reports, perform analysis (including preparing and documenting actionable insights) and share data as directed
  • Listen to our social media audiences, engaging with guests as directed.
  • Performing editorial tasks (visiting URLs, copy & pasting data, cleaning up text files) as directed
  • Running reports
  • Updating spreadsheets
  • Reviewing reports and communicating anomalies
Qualifications for the position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management, Communications or Computer science.
  • 1-3 years of Internet Marketing experience
  • Familiarity with leading social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Ability to be creative and engaging in written communication, especially within the restrictions of social media platforms, while strictly adhering to project guidelines for tone and voice.
  • Critical thinker, with the ability to distil actionable insights from data available.
  • Ability and desire to stay on the cutting edge of industry best practices, including frequent review of relevant blogs, websites.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to work well with cross functional teams.
  • Comfortable working with all levels of organisation.
Janaagraha, a Bangalore based non-profit having the objective of transforming quality of life in India’s cities and towns, is among the best-known organisations working on urban transformation. Janaagraha was founded in December 2001 as a platform for citizen participation in cities. Today, it works with citizens on catalysing active citizenship in neighbourhoods and with governments to institute reforms to city-systems, also referred to as urban governance reforms.
Janaagraha is part of the Jana Group, and was co-Founded by Ramesh Ramanathan and Swati Ramanathan. Other entities in the group include:
  • Janalakshmi, an urban micro finance company serving 5.5 million households across India
  • Janaadhar, an urban affordable housing company, and
  • Jana Urban Space Foundation, a non-profit focused on spatial planning and design, both policy and practice
II. Job Description
Janaagraha is looking to on-board a Manager for the Advocacy and Reforms team focussed on Municipal Finance. The position will be required to split his/her time between Jaipur and Bangalore and will report to Deputy Head – Advocacy and Reforms. As Manager-Municipal Finance, your role would comprise the following:
  •  Leading a team of 3 members with the objective of achieving large-scale reforms in municipal finances, specifically on accounting, auditing and reporting by municipal corporations;
  •  Planning and executing strategies for the team, based on pre-agreed deliverables and initiatives;
  • Deepening research and advocacy on the Public Disclosure Law, a mandatory reform under the JnNURM drafted by Janaagraha, with State Governments and other stakeholders;
  • Developing a framework for Financial and Performance Reporting by Municipal Corporations;
  • Deepening knowledge and analytical firepower on Municipal Revenues and identifying contemporary trends and advocacy agendas; and
  • Create a framework of understanding, analysis and dissemination of Budgets and Financial Statements of Municipal Corporations and other parastatal agencies/service providers in cities, as powerful tools of advocacy.
  • Engagement with and persuasion of government functionaries to ensure collection of financial information from Municipalities
  • Planning and oversight of training and capacity building of stakeholders to drive implementation of reforms in the area of municipal finances
  • Publishing a white papers and articles in leading newspapers on municipal finance roadmap based on Janaagraha’s work in the area.
III.Qualifications and Experience
  • A Chartered Accountant or a Post Graduate in Business Management or Post Graduate in Finance or Economics;
  • At least 6 years of professional work experience in Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting or Economics;
  • Candidates from alternative academic backgrounds with outstanding academic and career accomplishments and relevant work experience would also be considered.
What we look for in Manager – Municipal Finance
  • Deep domain knowledge of Finance and Accounting (theory and practice, standards, best practices, systems and processes etc.).
  • Ability and willingness to grasp quickly, concepts of Municipal Finance and government accounting
  • Strong quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Leadership qualities required to manage a team of professionals and manage large projects in partnership with external stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good communication skills- both written and verbal
  • Ability to work across teams
  • Willingness to extend oneself to accomplish work objectives with tight deadlines, simultaneously pursuing excellence
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Persuasive skills to engage with government functionaries and deliver on programme objectives
V. What Janaagraha offers
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities. Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges.
ABOUT JANAAGRAHA
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s cities and towns. It defines “Quality of life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities. Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges
Some of Janaagraha’s accomplishments include
  • Partnering with Swachh Bharat Campaign by developing the Swachhata mobile application.
  • Delhi Maha Mohalla Sabha; widely known as Delhi MMS conceptualized by the Delhi Government and the application was built and delivered by Janaagraha.
  • Public Eye; an initiative by Karnataka State Police Department, used our expertise to take us as their technology partners.
  • ASICS; Annual Survey of India City System, a primary report on the infrastructure and urban governance of cities.
  • Initiated the Citizen Participatory Budgeting Chapter in Bangalore, where data from citizens were collected through wide campaigns & the same was passed to the Local Municipal Team on a large forum in November 2016, bridging the gap between citizens needs and government budget plans.
Other significant contributions to:
  • Report of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission- section on Urban Local Bodies
  • Report of the High Powered Expert Committee on Financing Urban Infrastructure
  • Bombay First Report- Urban Governance section
PURPOSE
The main purpose of this job is to forge intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Janaagraha.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for Grant partnerships
  • Reach out and make presentations to key external stakeholders on this list on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to move relationships from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Be main point of contact with other revenue streams in Development within Janaagraha
  • Manage a team of Associates who would help in day to day operations of Development
Ensure organisational cash flow requirements by planning, managing and realizing annual fundraising targets
Within Janaagraha operating guidelines the job-holder has decision-making authority to:
  • Recruit, supervise and train associates referring to Head of Development on disciplinary matters
  • Sign off on list of potential partners for Grant Partnerships
  • Review and approve deliverables on MoU/Grant agreements with Donors
  • Approve travel plans for self and team
CONTACTS & COMMUNICATION
Internal:
  • Weekly: Development Team Associates, Program Fund Raising Associates, Program Managers and Executive Committee
  • Monthly: Board of Trustees
  • Quarterly: Governing Board Subcommittee Members
External:
  • Weekly: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing grant partnerships to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Monthly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to grant partners
  • Quarterly: Reach out to CXO level staff at prospects and donors to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
RESOURCES
  • People: line management responsibility for team of associates and occasional supervision of interns/volunteers on development tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral
  • Financial: delegated budget for running of Development and provides input to Development budget planning.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 10 years of relevant work experience managing profit centres in large multinationals in the FMCG, Banking sectors
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com – must be able to advise less experienced users and do some basic trouble-shooting on simple user problems.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate basic management information reports on behalf of Deputy Head-Development
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
  • Must also have prior experience of managing teams
OTHER SKILLS
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the annual revenue plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development and Program Teams to ensure partners specific engagement, communication and grant utilization plan and their realization
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of Managers and Associates, who provide support to the Development Team. This can involve reconciling conflicting work-load priorities between team members.
Analysis:
  • Monitors and report on fund raising budgets.
  • The job holder supports the Head of Development in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Development
Initiative and innovation:
Is expected to find ways of improving processes for the development unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve. The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
ABOUT JANAAGRAHA
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s cities and towns. It defines “Quality of life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities. Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges
Some of Janaagraha’s accomplishments include
  • Partnering with Swachh Bharat Campaign by developing the Swachhata mobile application.
  • Delhi Maha Mohalla Sabha; widely known as Delhi MMS conceptualized by the Delhi Government and the application was built and delivered by Janaagraha.
  • Public Eye; an initiative by Karnataka State Police Department, used our expertise to take us as their technology partners.
  • ASICS; Annual Survey of India City System, a primary report on the infrastructure and urban governance of cities.
  • Initiated the Citizen Participatory Budgeting Chapter in Bangalore, where data from citizens were collected through wide campaigns & the same was passed to the Local Municipal Team on a large forum in November 2016, bridging the gap between citizens needs and government budget plans.
Other significant contributions to:
  • Report of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission- section on Urban Local Bodies
  • Report of the High Powered Expert Committee on Financing Urban Infrastructure
  • Bombay First Report- Urban Governance section
Purpose of role
The main purpose of this job is to provide support to the Deputy Head – Civic Learning towards forging intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Civic Learning Programs of Janaagraha.
Main duties
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for strategic partnerships
  • Collate and coordinate data required from Program and Finance Teams and prepare presentations and proposals for grant requests to prospects and also grant utilization reports for donors
  • Support the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in reaching out and making presentations to key external stakeholders on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to record data pertaining to “prospects” and “donors”
  • Provide support to the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in day to day management of Civic Learning Grants
  • Ensure organisational cash flow expectations by planning and managing Civic Learning fundraising targets
Contacts
Internal:
  • Daily: Development Team, Civic Learning Team, Communications Team and Donor Engagement Team
  • Weekly: Deputy Head – Development
  • Monthly: Executive Committee
External:
  • Daily: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing donor partnerships on a daily basis to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Weekly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to and managing strategic partners
  • Monthly: Reach out to senior level staff at strategic partners to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
Resources
  • People: Line Management responsibility of interns/volunteers on Civic Learning Fund Raising Tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral
  • Financial: Delegated Budget for running of Civic Learning Fund Raising partnerships and provides input to Civic Learning Budget Planning.
Knowledge and experience
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in FMCG, Banking in large multinationals
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate management information reports for Civic Learning Fund Raising Partnerships
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
Organization Skills
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the Civic Learning Revenue Plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development, Civic Learning, Communications, Operations and Engagement Team to ensure donor specific engagement, communications and utilization plan and their realization
  • Organize necessary information from program and finance teams to write grant proposals and utilization reports
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of interns/volunteers, who provide support to the Civic Learning Fund raising Team.
Analysis:
  • Prepare and monitor progress reports on Civic Learning Donor Partnerships
  • The job holder supports the Deputy Head – Civic Learning in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Prepare, monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Civic Learning Donor Partnerships
Initiative and innovation:
Is expected to find ways of improving processes for Civic Learning Fund Raising Unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve. The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
Other essential requirements
The job involves significant travel to major metros of India ranging from 5 to 7 working days in a month and also contributing towards organisation building activities by participating in cross functional team led projects
ABOUT JANAAGRAHA
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s cities and towns. It defines “Quality of life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities. Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges
Some of Janaagraha’s accomplishments include
  • Partnering with Swachh Bharat Campaign by developing the Swachhata mobile application.
  • Delhi Maha Mohalla Sabha; widely known as Delhi MMS conceptualized by the Delhi Government and the application was built and delivered by Janaagraha.
  • Public Eye; an initiative by Karnataka State Police Department, used our expertise to take us as their technology partners.
  • ASICS; Annual Survey of India City System, a primary report on the infrastructure and urban governance of cities.
  • Initiated the Citizen Participatory Budgeting Chapter in Bangalore, where data from citizens were collected through wide campaigns & the same was passed to the Local Municipal Team on a large forum in November 2016, bridging the gap between citizens needs and government budget plans.
Other significant contributions to:
  • Report of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission- section on Urban Local Bodies
  • Report of the High Powered Expert Committee on Financing Urban Infrastructure
  • Bombay First Report- Urban Governance section
PURPOSE
The main purpose of this job is to forge intellectual and financial partnerships with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies to ensure long term organisational sustainability of Janaagraha. In addition the job holder would provide strategic advice and support to the Executive Committee.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research and create a list of select HNIs, global corporate houses and philanthropies for Grant partnerships
  • Reach out and make presentations to key external stakeholders on this list on Janaagraha Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure proper usage of Sales Force dot com to move relationships from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Be main point of contact with other revenue streams in Development within Janaagraha
  • Manage a team of Associates who would help in day to day operations of Development
  • Ensure organisational cash flow requirements by planning, managing and realizing annual fundraising targets
Within Janaagraha operating guidelines the job-holder has decision-making authority to:
  • Recruit, supervise and train associates referring to Head of Development on disciplinary matters
  • Sign off on list of potential partners for Grant Partnerships
  • Review and approve deliverables on MoU/Grant agreements with Donors
  • Approve travel plans for self and team
CONTACTS & COMMUNICATION
Internal:
  • Weekly: Development Team Associates, Program Fund Raising Associates, Program Managers and Executive Committee
  • Monthly: Board of Trustees
  • Quarterly: Governing Board Subcommittee Members
External:
  • Weekly: Manage key stakeholders in potential and existing grant partnerships to help move organisations from “prospect” to “donor” status
  • Monthly: Ensure activation of donor engagement calendar by reaching out to grant partners
  • Quarterly: Reach out to CXO level staff at prospects and donors to monitor and evaluate partnership deliverables
RESOURCES
  • People: line management responsibility for team of associates and occasional supervision of interns/volunteers on development tasks.
  • Communications: Janaagraha communication material like Annual and Quarterly Reports as well as specific program related collateral
  • Financial: delegated budget for running of Development and provides input to Development budget planning.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
  • Formal qualifications in management coupled with a proven track record in sales and marketing is desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will have 15 years of relevant work experience managing profit centres in large multinationals in the FMCG, Banking sectors
  • Proficiency in all of the standard IT packages used in the office as well as Sales Force Dot Com – must be able to advise less experienced users and do some basic trouble-shooting on simple user problems.
  • Skill required in Excel to generate basic management information reports on behalf of Head of Development
  • Must have proven ability to communicate verbally and electronically with very senior professionals
  • Must also have prior experience of managing teams
  • The job involves significant travel to major metros of India ranging from 7 to 10 working days in a month and also contributing towards organisation building activities by participating in cross functional team led projects
OTHER SKILLS
Planning and organizing:
  • Must be able to plan annual revenue targets and subsequently create annual strategies and tactics which can support the annual revenue plans.
  • Work in tandem with the Development and Program Teams to ensure partners specific engagement, communication and grant utilization plan and their realization
  • Coordinate the day-to-day work of Managers and Associates, who provide support to the Development Team. This can involve reconciling conflicting work-load priorities between team members.
Analysis:
  • Monitors and report on fund raising budgets.
  • The job holder supports the Head of Development in putting together basic management information reports from Sales Force Dot Com, which can involve analyzing information on grant deliverables, attrition of donors.
  • Monitor and evaluate donor engagement plan for Development
Initiative and innovation:
Is expected to find ways of improving processes for the development unit to ensure greater productivity and also lower cost of fundraising.
Working with others:
Tact, diplomacy and the ability to be passionate about impact are required as Janaagraha is a very driven organization and this requires a constant optimization of existing resources which the job holder is expected to resolve. The job-holder is also required to manage relationships with very senior stakeholders in very large organizations to ensure that strategic partnerships are forged with regularity to help create urban transformation.
Environmental demands
While the environment in Janaagraha is a very positive and inspiring one, the job entails managing a revenue model which draws from grants and donations. This would require considerable demands on time as most stakeholders are very senior professionals or industrialists and normal work days are scheduled as per their convenience.
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy is a Bangalore based not for profit organization committed to transform quality of life in India’s Cities and Towns.  It defines “Quality of Life” as comprising quality of infrastructure and services and the quality of citizenship. To achieve its mission, Janaagraha works with both citizens and governments in advocating policy, creating platforms for citizen engagement and forging partnerships to attain scale.
Janaagraha was founded by Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan and has a team comprising engineers, management graduates, public policy professionals, urban planners and designers, social science researchers and a military veteran driven by a passion for transformative change.
At Janaagraha, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and passionate citizens who apply cutting-edge technologies and practices aimed at social change in India’s cities.  Janaagraha offers a dynamic, driven and vibrant work environment for professionals who are passionate about investing their time, skill sets and energy to transform quality of life in India’s cities. At work, you will be exposed to a unique combination of policy, practice and platforms and will have abundant opportunities to learn and apply professional skills to social challenges.
Janaagraha’s Accomplishments:
– I Change My City: IChangeMycity.com is a hyper-local social change network that has created communities of citizens in Bengaluru, keen on solving civic issues in the city. For more details www.ichangemycity.com
  1. Partnership with Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD): Janaagraha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Urban Development to develop a ‘Swachh Solutions’ application under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). This app will eventually be deployed in the 4041 towns and cities of India that come under the ambit of SBM.
  2. Partnership with Bangalore Traffic Police: IChangeMyCity along with Bangalore Traffic Police, launched “Public Eye”, an app that encourages citizens to report traffic violations.
  3. Delhi Government – The Swachh Delhi Campaign: Janaagraha received feelers from the Delhi Government to create the “Swachh Delhi App”. An initiative of the Delhi Government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, this initiative was launched by the Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on 16th November, 2015. In just 3 weeks, the app showed a resounding response with more than 84K users, 43K complaints and 7k resolutions.
– MyCityMyBudget (MCMB): MyCityMyBudget is an initiative by Janaagraha, to gather budget requests from citizens for the City Budget 2017-18 on three tracks; 1) through workshops facilitated by the MCMB team at Resident Welfare Associations, schools, colleges, urban poor communities, workers groups and corporates. Online at www.ichangemycity.com and 3) Through the Budget bus that will collect inputs from citizens on the streets. For more details http://www.ichangemycity.com/mycitymybudget.
– Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS): ASICS is India’s only independent benchmarking of cities using a systemic framework. It evaluates India’s city-systems: the complex, mostly-invisible factors (such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms) that strongly influence the quality of life in India’s cities. For more details http://janaagraha.org/asics/
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Leading the design of qualitative and quantitative research frameworks to support all programs at Janaagraha as well as research-led initiatives.
  • Leading field-based work.
  • Analysing and reporting on the data arising from Janaagraha programs and research-led initiatives.
  • Leading the design of impact evaluations for (grass-roots) programs.
  • Formatting and presenting data for meetings with various key stake-holders as well as conferences.
  • Assisting in initiating and managing relationships with partners.
  • Assisting and designing capacity training programs.
Experience & Qualifications
  • Fluent in English (additional fluency in one or both of: Kannada and Hindi preferred)
  • A graduate degree program in the social sciences (psychology, political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, geography) or public policy, or Bachelors in the same fields.
  • Minimum 6 years work experience in research, preferably social research including both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • In-depth knowledge in quantitative social science methods (critical skill)
  • In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes such as randomized control trials (RCTs). (critical skill)
  • In-depth experience with social science analysis program such as: STATA, SPSS, R language, etc. (critical skill)
  • Experience undertaking research with human subjects preferred
  • Experience with designing and/or implementing survey-based research (including monitoring and evaluation) preferred
  • Experience writing academic literature and policy literature (e.g. for peer-reviewed journals, policy papers, media briefs) preferred
  • Excellent project and team management and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail to methodically plan, implement, and monitor activities of the highest quality in accordance with deadlines.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects efficiently in a fast paced environment.
  • Works collaboratively with partners to achieve desired results despite conflicting demands or priorities.
  • Prioritizes teamwork and communication with colleagues and superiors.
What We Look For In A Senior Associate
  • High levels of self-motivation, passion and perseverance required for social change at a systemic level
  • Attention to detail, high personal standards of performance.
  • Willingness to extend oneself to accomplish work objectives, simultaneously pursuing excellence.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and openness to adapt to organisational ideas, approaches and a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to learn quickly on the job, including aspects such as community outreach and working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal and interpersonal, team skills.