Senior Associate- Urban

Organisation:  TARU Leading Edge Pvt. Ltd

Apply By:  18 Feb . 2018

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Senior Associate- Urban
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TARU, development advisory and think tank, was established in 1990 as an institution with trans-disciplinary expertise to engage with India’s development challenges. In 1996, it was incorporated as TARU Leading Edge under the Companies Act, offering a commitment of cutting edge research and contextualized consulting services to its clients. TARU’s expertise has been in Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change, Governance & Institutions, Natural Resource Management, Social Development, Livelihood, Urban Development, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Health, CSR, etc. TARU has undertaken policy analysis, strategy development, action research, technical assistance, programme design; project management support, assessments, and evaluations. TARU’s clients include corporate, grassroots institutions, INGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations, as well as States and Central Government.


The specific tasks to be undertaken are:

  • Develop national and regional business plans for implementation in sync with organizational vision.
  • Lead in concept/proposal development, project implementation, project reports, and monitoring of activities and milestones.  
  • Work closely with companies to design and implement services that create social impact within the mandate of urban management
  • Support in project team/staff hiring, managing and mentoring them.
  • Effectively position the organization as the preferred partner of the clients and donors. Liaise and maintain client, stakeholder and media relations.
  • Build the profile of organization in urban sector
  • Represent the organization at various forums including at lectures, conferences, workshops, bid meetings, and other events.
  • Support in partnership building with Clients, Donors, NGOs, Technical Organization, CBOs, Collectives, etc.
  • Lead in knowledge management through writing stories, blogs, articles in newspapers/journals, etc.       
  • Develop innovative concept, position papers, and terms of references related to operation
  • Work closely with other practices, sectors and regional units in operationalizing agreed plans and strategies. Support them with logistics and technical inputs. 
  • Hold self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling organizational values
  • Conduct field visits to the project sites and identify strengths/weaknesses in program implementation and provide feedback and technical assistance to improve both individual and institutional performances for effective outcomes
  • Keep up-to-date with the work of all of the project teams, as well as the organization as a whole, in order to provide timely information to senior TARU staff.
  • Aligning work style with established work culture and leadership team.
  • Any other related activities, as assigned.  


  • Post Graduate or Professional degree in Urban Planning/Architecture/Business Management//Engineering/ or any other discipline relevant to this role from reputed institutes 
  • Minimum 5-6 years’ experience especially with national, international and corporate organizations. Person having multi-sectoral experience with urban sector will be preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of urban sector issues if possible reflected in articles, papers and technical documents published.
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovates, plan and executes ideas.
  • Capacity to develop work plans, budgets, funding proposals.
  • Proven skills in project management, quality assurance, setting standards, and monitoring.   
  • Demonstrated experience in actively participating in debates and influencing policies
  • High personal & professional integrity. Team player and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines. Problem solving attitude. Experience of managing teams and logistics
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Good analytical, and knowledge management skills including writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent fluency in English and regional languages would be added advantage. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.

Location: New Delhi

CTC: Attractive. The remuneration shall not be a constraint for the deserving candidate. 


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