Senior Associate – Parliamentary Engagements

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Swaniti Initiative
New Delhi, DL, India
Published 15 days ago

About Swaniti Initiative:

Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policymakers and representatives. Swaniti works with Governments, Parliamentarians, and developmental organizations. We focus on policy and execution issues in the sector of climate change, health, water, sanitation, education, and livelihood. We work through a three-pronged approach: provide research support on key government programs and initiatives, role modelling through on-ground implementation for delivery of public service, and deploy technological intervention to improve service delivery mechanisms.

Job summary:

Swaniti Initiative is looking for an experienced, passionate, self-driven, and qualified professional who is eager to lead engagements of the organization in the public policy space and is excited to do stakeholders’ management in parliamentary processes. The professional will be expected to execute outreach activities, come up with knowledge products, manage partnerships and deliver the curated programs with a team of policy analysts and policy associates. The position provides a tremendous opportunity to get exposure to policy processes like outreach, policy research, advocacy, and piloting policy initiatives across diverse sectors in partnership with multinational partners and parliamentary bodies of India.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Stakeholder Management and Relationship Building:

Reach out to parliamentarians on regular basis and attend physical meetings

Establish consistent communication network with policymakers

Engage with national and multinational partners for coherent relation and curation of projects pertaining to several issues

Engage with potential partners and represent the organization at various platforms

Lead, guide and manage the outreach strategy with the team members

Proactively curate strategies which parliamentarians can execute in their capacity

Research and Project management:

Actively contribute to the research and analysis programs that focus on solving issues pertaining to the delivery of public services, including engagement with both state-level legislative assembly members and Parliamentarians.

Support the team leads in managing various projects and a small team, which would include delegating responsibilities, ensuring delivery of projects, and managing partners relationships.

Plan, conduct, and facilitate policy consultation meetings with parliamentarians, bureaucrats, partners, civil society leaders, and additional policymakers.

Maintain strong communication channels with all relevant partners and stakeholders within Swaniti and externally.

Keep a track of systemic changes and design initiatives that may fix the gaps in policy-making processes

Knowledge creation and Documentation:

Ensure the availability of policy briefs for the parliamentarians and other policymakers

Developing insight papers on flagship policy programs of state and central government

Developing proposals, project charters, policy memos, Gantt charts, project activities, and program trackers.

Preparing periodic reports on the development of projects and key learnings

Eligibility Criteria:

Masters in subjects like Public Policy, Governance, Development Studies, Economics, etc.

At Least 4 years of total work experience with a minimum of 2 years spent in projects which may have required engagement with lawmakers

Excellent verbal and written communication abilities in English and Hindi

Skill and aptitude required:

Polished communication skills

Systemic thinking ability

Critical thinking ability

Problem Solving attitude

Keen observing ability

Strategic planning ability

Proficiency in MS office and basic IT tools

Nature of the position: Mid-Level

Engagement Type: Full time

Joining date: As soon as possible

Location: New Delhi (HQ)

Remuneration: Commensurate with market standards and relevant experience

Interested candidates should email the following documents to cc to with the subject line - Application for Senior Associate – Parliamentary Engagements - 2021 or can apply through the website

Resume (max 2 page)

Cover Letter (1 page)

Writing sample on any recent policy issue (750-1000 words)

About Swaniti Initiative:

Swaniti Initiative is a non-partisan, social enterprise that delivers development solutions to policymakers and representatives. Swaniti works with Governments, Parliamentarians, and developmental…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 6, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


New Delhi, Delhi, India

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