Lead Consultant , Urban Resilience & Management Background:Taru Leading Edge, a development advisory and think tank, was established in 1996 with a commitment to provide 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 governments. The last two decades have seen Taru working on a range of institutional, financial, economic, social and technical issues across diverse public systems, cultures and corporate formations in more than a third of the rural and urban domains of India. Taru also works in South Asian countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The organization is committed to quality, accuracy and succinctness in its consulting and advisory services. Taru team of professionals have extensive national and international experience, along with a strong network of advisors, consultants, partner institutions, associations from different parts of the world.Taru has been working in the urban resilience domain on a range of aspects including scoping and strategy building, solution development and implementation, project management support, knowledge partnership, institution and foundation design and setting up; grant management; technical assistance; advocacy, campaign, training, monitoring, alliances,networking support, etc. Taru now embarks on a new journey expanding its reach, capacity and business while retaining its core agenda of providing transformative solutions to development challenges. Taru is therefore considering engaging a dynamic, self,motivated, and results,oriented Lead Consultant, Urban Resilience and Management to provide the necessary support to its urban operations. H,she is expected to play a key role through leading Taru initiatives in the urban sector especially in growth, project design and execution; networking and partnership building, knowledge management, team management, monitoring of activities, etc. The specific tasks to be undertaken are:, Lead in project implementation, project reports, and monitoring of activities and milestones. , Lead in business development activities in terms of concept,proposal development, Work closely to design and implement services that create social impact within the mandate of urban resilience , 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 the 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 organizations, CBOs, Collectives, etc., Lead in knowledge management through writing stories, blogs, articles in newspapers,journals, etc. , Develop innovative concepts, position papers, and terms of references related to the 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 modelling 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. Qualification : , Postgraduate or Professional degree in Urban Planning or any other discipline relevant to this role from reputed institutes , Minimum 6,8 years experience especially with national, international, and corporate organizations. A person having multi,sectoral experience with the urban sector will be preferred. , Demonstrated leadership, management, advisory skills. , In,depth knowledge of the urban sector especially within the resilience context. , Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute 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 in 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 AhmedabadCTC Attractive. The remuneration shall not be a constraint for the deserving candidate.