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Job DescriptionThe Associate Planner shall be a part of an IIHS Project Team working on land records management and associated e-governance support initiatives. The Associate-Planner will work on the planning related aspects of land governance and administration, including planning and policy questions on the specifics of land ownership, use, transfer, registration, titling, informality, varied tenure systems and other related legal-policy issues. This will involve carrying out detailed evidence based and interpretative analysis of legal, institutional and on-the-ground situation in the context of national and state level initiatives, as well as assistance in implementation of various such initiatives.IIHS is recruiting up to two candidates for the position of Planning Associate.Activities and TasksThe Associate shallBe a part of the team working on land governance and management initiatives and carry out detailed secondary and primary data collection and analyses on ongoing initiatives in select sites, various states and at the national levels;Assist in reviewing and developing improved systems of land management in the context of de facto and de jure planning, integrated land information management system, the political economy of land, and implementation outcomes for different stakeholder groups;Carry out data collection and analyses of detailed aspects of the project pertaining to planning (including Master Plans, Regional Plans, and other Plans and instruments of land policy), law and policy aspects of land administration including those in urban, peri-urban and rural areas;Provide support on the GIS, IT, and e-governance aspects of land administration, and in developing improved systems of acquisition, processing, and storage of land data; their transactions and production of relevant outputs;Engage with government officials and other relevant stakeholders on the above aspects;Assist in documentation and preparation of reports and outputs based on analyses of planning and institutional aspects of land law administration as needed;Assist in project implementation tasks, including helping setting up and managing site offices/teams; carrying out and managing field-work; delivering high-quality value-for-money outputs; managing clients; ensuring cost-effectiveness of assignments; and assisting in reviewing and evaluating project performance;Translate the experiences from practice into knowledge to contribute to research and teaching, participate in other activities of IIHS, including those related to research and teaching.This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.Structure and ReportingThe Associate shall report to the Head, Legal and Regulation at IIHS who is the Team Leader of the project. The Team Leader will report for this project to the Chief of Practice at IIHS.Person SpecificationWe are looking for a bright and enthusiastic planner with at least two-three years of work-experience. The candidate should at least have a B.Plan with relevant experience in related areas or a Masters in Planning and excellent knowledge of Master and Regional Development Plans in India. Prior experience of working in projects involving analysis of legal, institutional and technological aspects of land governance and management in planning shall be given priority. The candidate shall have good analytical skills and a proficiency in using GIS/Planning Applications apart from other MS Office applications. The position requires excellent spoken and written English, whereas spoken and reading skills in Hindi shall be necessary. Ability to write reports and project management skills will be necessary. S/he will be enthusiastic, willing to take on tough challenges, enjoy travel, have good inter-personal communication skills, and be comfortable in working in highly interdisciplinary teams.
Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering)

Experience: 2-3


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