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March 20, 2018

Program Coordinator required for SELCO Foundation

Organization: SELCO Foundation

Position: Program Coordinator, Urban Community Lab
Type of Job: Full time, 3 months’ probation period
Reporting to: Senior Program Manager, SELCO Foundation

Location: Bangalore

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: A degree in a field related to planning and/or development and experience in field work.
— 2-3 years experience or knowledge related to field
Previous experience in vocational education, training and skill development is preferred

Skills required: 
— Research, information analysis and report writing
— An interest and passion on issues related to development, poverty alleviation, formality-informality in urban planning
— Willing to undertake field visits in and around Bangalore and interact with different stakeholders and partner organizations
— Computer skills
— Leadership qualities, personnel and team management

Job Description: Seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about working on exploring the role of the built environment in inclusive development of our cities. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical and communication skills. He/she must be able to lead projects and work in teams, while being able to collaborate with partners and key stakeholders (communities and other organizations). The projects require an approach which challenges the set paradigms and come up with end to end solutions-employing resourcefulness in project design, implementation and monitoring and troubleshooting project problems. Always analyzing a problem from a larger perspective, we seek individuals who are able to work very hands-on on the site while also being able to extract key learnings for the sector as a whole. The candidate will play a key role in contributing to the growth of the Urban Community Lab in the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:
— Plan, execute and understand projects from a short, medium and long-term perspective, focusing on sustainable interventions for poverty alleviation in urban contexts.
— Push boundaries, exploring new ways of urban development which look at sustainability and social inclusion.
— Build on, strategize, develop and lead project activities (research, ideation, prototyping, execution), budgeting and monitoring processes.
— Interact and engage with community, building rapport with individuals and key stakeholders
— To employ resourcefulness in project design, implementation and monitoring, troubleshoot project problems, identify and implement creative solutions
— To actively engage and support other teams of the foundation

Remuneration: Depends on qualification and experience

Application Process: Interested candidates should send in their CVs and cover letters to rachita@selcofoundation.org with ‘Re: Program Coordinator, UCL’ as the subject line.

Last date to apply: 23 December 2016

About SELCO Foundation:

SELCO Foundation engages in field-based R&D and ecosystem building for deployment of decentralized renewable energy solutions that alleviate poverty in urban, rural and tribal poor areas. The organization works across verticals such as energy access, built environment, health, water purification, livelihoods, education with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.

Urban Community Lab (UCL):

The unplanned growth of cities calls for a social intervention lab that actually pauses, looks and learns from communities. Born in 2012, the Urban Community Lab (UCL) seeks to develop an inclusive platform where various stakeholders will work towards the upliftment of the under-served strata of urban and peri-urban societies. UCL works towards creating sustainable communities by understanding and catalyzing community requirements through an inter-disciplinary, multi-pronged approach.

SELCO Urban Community Lab is a young interdisciplinary team of professionals, students, local social workers, community representatives and denizens from the varied fields of social sciences, humanities, design, architecture, engineering and education.

Main areas of work include: informal settlements, temporary structures, low-income households, under – served institutes and small scale businesses