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Position: EA to Co-Founder & CEO

About the role:
HIAL is looking for an Experienced Executive Assistant to support the Co- founder and CEO in effective decision-making, project management and execution of strategic initiatives. The EA shall assist the Co-founder and CEO in long-term planning and projects to ensure growth of the organization and success of the Group.

She/he shall represent the Co- founder and CEO  in strategic partnerships, cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with partners, clients, associates and officials, communicate to engage experts and decision makers nationally and internationally, and take strong follow-up to achieve Co- founder and CEO  targets.

Responsibilities:
1. Executive Assistant  shall  support Co- founder and CEO on on-going initiatives
2. Step in where the Co- founder and CEO is not available, be a part of the panel / meetings
3. Responsible for following up with leadership stakeholders, consolidating reports, KPIs,
4.20% of administrative work (managing calendar & unplanned travel)
5. Strategy and Planning: Contribute in Strategic Planning Processes like Annual Operation Plans and Long-Range Plans.
6. Assist in development of a comprehensive, inclusive strategic plan and growth strategy by collaborating with the Co- founder and CEO and Departmental Head
8. Supporting the Co- founder and CEO through decision making processes and act as an advisory role.
9. Lead and oversee daily operations of the Executive Office/Office of the Co- founder and CEO run cadence for leadership meetings, board meetings; structure and help deliver company-wide seamless communication
10. On behalf of the Co- founder and CEO, assist with implementation of cross-functional strategic initiatives, facilitate special projects, and ensure action items are attended to and completed on time
11. Serve as a thought partner and strategic advisor to the Co- founder and CEO, standing in on meetings, challenging ideas and offering a different perspective, and following-up on action items with the team accordingly.
12. Represent Co- founder and CEO in strategic partnerships and key relationships; maintain excellent rapport with partners, investors, clients, associates and government officials; communicate effectively to engage experts and decision makers
13. Track high priority initiatives to identify any/potential obstacles; proactively follow-up with Co- founder and CEO’s team if and when goals are not being achieved to determine reasons for the same, and to provide actionable recommendations for improvement
14. Assist with overall documentation in the Co- founder and CEO’s office

The Successful Applicant
Ideal Candidate comes with:-
1. MBA in finance from a Tier 1 campus or with CA background and with pedigree college
2. 3-5 years of EA experience in a strategy role or worked in a project management role.
3. Excellent organizational competencies with exceptional office management skills
4. Experience in data analysis, interpretation and visualization
5. Language proficiency in English and Hindi
6. Advanced Computer Skills

Location: Phyang, Ladakh (On Site)

Compensation: Based on experience

Position: Finance Manager

About the Role:
We are looking for a Finance Manager who can handle finance and budgeting. Someone who can progress and grow with our Alternative Institute in a very dynamic and growing team of innovators. An opportunity to work in the High Altitude with lot of scope of great work and visibility by supporting the growth of an innovative, high-impact organization by single handed take responsibility and efficiently own our financial infrastructure.

About the role:
Lead the organization’s financial management, budgeting and grants management activities. Handling the organisations financial health to support strategic decision making.

Responsibilities:
1. Prepares all necessary financial reports as per the calendar
2. Monitors financial details to ensure legal compliance.
3. Analyzes revenue, expenses, cash flows, and balance sheets.
4. Creates and maintains financial controls and procedures for the Accounts department.
5. Prepare annual budget for projects
6. Conducts periodic audits of budget items, including comparing expected to actual expenses and other budget-to-actual comparisons.
7. Provides relevant financial information to executive management team as and when required.
8. Oversees and takes responsibility for all financial procedures and records.
9. Maintains and responsibly keep checking accounts and invoices.
10. Responsible for the various ledgers including cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts payable, month-end payroll summary, accounts receivable summary, and journal entries to adjust the ledgers.
11. Generates monthly reports including accounts payable reconciliation, accounts receivable reconciliation, cash flow report, and balance sheet audits etc.
12. Performs other related duties as requested by the reporting authority and leadership.
13. Prepares statements for submission to funding organisations and investors.
14. Ensure correctness in entries and reconciliation
15. Manages the flow of cash and financial instruments.
16. Develops and oversees procedures to safeguard assets, records, and loan collateral and securities.
17. Assists management to make financial decisions.
18. Assist in  creation of investor reports
19. Prepare the business plans for profitability of the organisation.

Preferred Educational Background:
1. MBA Finance  with min 4 years of work experience or M Com with 7-8 years of work experience
2. Working in start-ups would have a definite advantage
3. Attention to detail, Strong Quantitative skills, analysing skills
4. Decision-making and Strong negotiation skills

Preferred Work Experience:
1. Min 4-8 years of work experience in managerial role handling finance 

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: As per Industry and region standards 

Position: Himalayan Farm Stay Manager

Vacancy only for Ladakhi talent

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL) is an upcoming Alternative Institute for Mountain Development which follows Contextual Learning and Experiential Pedagogy where students learn by doing and earn while they learn. It aims to develop Ladakh into a benchmark of sustainable living for the mountain world, where all children receive a meaningful education that prepares them for a life of dignity in harmony with nature. As a live lab to the school of responsible tourism we are nurturing farm stays to support local economy by empowering the villagers of Ladakh while providing an authentic experience to the tourists and enabling the students to learn the basics of hospitality while working with the local communities.

This role will involve a lot of field work, traveling to different villages, taking part in trekking, hiking , village walks ,etc.

To know more about the initiatives please refer the below website.

https://himalayanfarmstays.com/

About the role:
Farm Stay Manager is responsible for all concerned activities related to planning and execution of strategies for upscaling the business as well as quality of experience of the clients and of Farmstay owners. 

Responsibilities:
1.Complete operations of Himalayan Farmstay enterprise.
2.Development of strategies, packages and implementing them with Operations related to tourism expansion apart from Farmstays.
3.Knowledge of booking platforms AirBnB, MakeMyTrip, etc.
4.Handling booking, taxation/GST related matters, responding to queries, resolving grievances, handle complaints/ cancellations/refunds,etc
5.Coordinating with village mothers for booking, services, payment related matters
6.Onboarding of new farmstays, including selection, feasibility check, contract signing, orientation, etc.
7.Expansion of farmstay network to other villages.
8.Farmstay marketing / promotion activities- Branding, content drafting, event management
9.Building and maintaining relations with village mothers, outside travel agents, local travel agents, tour operators, taxi operators, taxi and bike unions, UT govt. ,etc for all tourism requirements.
10.Design experiences, itineraries, and tour packages specific to each village and farmstays
11.Manage interns, intern training, delegate work and handhold them to work on ground as per task assigned
12.Prepare budgeting, collating financial spread sheets and submitting to management in coordination with accounts department.
13.Perform market research, prepare strategies for expansion and profitability
14.Execution of strategic planning to attract more visitors to villages.
15.Design course curriculum, facilitate classes/courses of the School of Responsible Tourism.

Mandatory Background:
1.Graduate in any stream
2.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
3.Results orientated
4.High standards of customer service
5.Ability to create and manage sales strategies, promotions etc
6.Strong organisational skills
7.Problem solving and decision-making capabilities
8.Ability to work independently and in a team
9.Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks at the same time
10.Friendly, flexible, and positive attitude
11.An understanding of and belief in Sustainable and Responsible Tourism
12.Passion for tourism

Preferred Educational Background:
1.Bachelors from Tourism
2.Diploma or certificate in Travel and Tourism

Preferred Work Experience:
1.Minimum 5 years of work experience in same field
2.Proven track record that can be measured with reviews of clients 

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: As per Industry and region standards. It will be an incentive linked model.

NOTE: This vacancy is only for Ladakhi talent on merit.

 

 

Position: Senior Architect

HIAL aims to promote regenerative construction technologies to develop Ladakh as a model community for the Hindukush Himalayas and ultimately the mountain regions of the world. We prioritise on using sun and earth (and waste) to build our buildings but also work with conventional materials when needed. We are pioneers in Passive Solar Heated Building technology, also excelling in energy efficient and low-carbon/carbon-neutral technologies. We hope to bring down the cost of construction and optimise energy needs of the buildings through continuous improvement and innovation and leading by constructing exemplar buildings.

The Senior Architect will get to lead our efforts in bringing about this change all the while getting an exposure to and working with worldwide stalwarts and leaders in these technologies. 

For more details about HIAL, please visit www.hial.edu.in

For understanding the infrastructure we are working on in HIAL please visit the links below

https://www.hial.edu.in/9655-2/

Solar Buildings of Ladakh, Here is how it works | Sonam Wangchuk Ladakh – YouTube

About the role:
Senior Architect will be responsible for visualising and designing exemplar passive solar heated buildings that besides serving their purpose at HIAL will also be prototypes for the world to learn from while keeping the energy needs and cost at control. S/He is expected to design and execute R&D to achieve these goals and liaison with the enterprise arm to develop ready to deploy designs. Additionally, s/he will have an eye to ensure correct implementation of the design on ground in while sticking with timelines and cost constraints. With research bend of mind, he/she will be contributing towards R&D in construction field.

Responsibilities:
1.Researches, programs, plans, designs, and administers building projects, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials and systems.
2.Visualises and make designs of building, ensure accuracy of the drawings
3.Ensuring correctness in execution of the drawings.
4.Plans and programs layout of project(s); coordinates and integrates engineering elements into unified design for HIAL management review and approval.
5.Works in tandem with highly collaborative multi-discipline design teams.
6.Assists in research and coordination of materials and products for project specifications.
7.Responsible for projects success and thus will be ensuring risk and mitigating them for correctness.
8.Define clear roles and responsibilities in terms of both scope and schedule to all the team members.
9.Processing of design on site
11.Prepare and supervise all the needed documents properly throughout the project life cycle until the project close and handed over.
12.Adhere to organisation safety policy and promote safety work culture.
13.Coordinate with the project team to formulate the most cost-effective plans.
14.Inspect the construction site to ensure the appropriate level of quality control in all the phases.
15.Communicate and coordinate with structural engineers to ensure structural fidelity.
16.Coordinate with contractors, and all other stakeholders.
17.Report to the Project Manager and ensuring correctness of BOQ.
18.Responsible for timely completion of the projects while working in coordination with project manager.
19
Responsible for relatable R&D with SHEON projects in the spear of work.
20.Handle any kind of disputes and claims that may arise.
21.Designing a team structure and maintain a healthy productive team.
22.Document and Maintain records of all construction dates and project costs.
23.Perform the tasks delegated by the Senior Management and other responsibilities that helps HIAL grow.
24.Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.
25.Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Educational Background:
1.Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Environmental Design, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2.Licensed architect with green building experience will be given preference
3.Understanding of Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, photoshop or other 3D modelling software that enables effective communication of design
4.
Knowledge of sustainable infrastructure
5.Understanding and knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations, building construction, building systems and site requirements

Preferred Work Experience:
1.5+ years of relevant work experience.
2.Knowledge of Sustainable Infrastructure like Rammed Earth and other such sustainable earth building will be an added experience
3.Prior design and implementation of design experience
4.Professionalism in collaborating with team members across multiple disciplines
5.Strong verbal and written skills
6.A keen eye for composition, colour and layout

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: As per industry and region standards. We value talent.

 

Position: Purchase Executive

HIAL aims to promote regenerative construction technologies to develop Ladakh as a model
community for the Hindukush Himalayas and ultimately the mountain regions of the world. We
prioritise on using sun and earth (and waste) to build our buildings but also work with conventional
materials when needed. We are pioneers in Passive Solar Heated Building technology, also excelling
in energy efficient and low-carbon/carbon-neutral technologies. We hope to bring down the cost of
construction and optimise energy needs of the buildings through continuous improvement and
innovation and leading by constructing exemplar buildings.
The Purchase Executive will be the key team player who will be getting items required to the site of
HIAL for making our efforts in bringing about this change possible with optimum utilisation of the
resources and finance.

For more details about HIAL, please visit www.hial.edu.in

For understanding the infrastructure we are working on in HIAL please visit the links below

https://www.hial.edu.in/9655-2/

Solar Buildings of Ladakh, Here is how it works | Sonam Wangchuk Ladakh – YouTube

About the role:
Purchase Executive will be responsible for vendor management, logistic management, negotiation
and quality assurance of each, and every item needed at HIAL. He will have to have a
foresightedness in understanding the purchases needed during and before the working season as
well as plan the same in timely manner so as to ensure no delay is there in execution of projects in
demand of the items.
She/He is expected to plan in advance a calendar of purchase and manage the supply chain for the
purchases for HIAL and enterprise arm. With research bend of mind, he/she will be contributing
towards R&D in construction field by ensuring well-coordinated purchases and payments.

Responsibilities:
1. Analyse and evaluate vendors, supplier bids, tenders, proposals, or quotations.
2. Negotiate prices and delivery conditions and commit to purchases post approval keeping
in mind organisations best interest.
3. Coordinate with contractors, vendors, transporters and all other stakeholders for timely and
good quality product and its delivery.
4. Document and Maintain records of all purchase, vendor lists, dates, and project costs.
5. Handle any kind of disputes and claims that may arise.
6. Work in tandem with highly collaborative multi-discipline teams for their requirements for
timely purchase and availability at site.
7. Assists in research and coordination of materials and products for project specifications.
8. Responsible for QA/QC process adherence for all purchases.
9. Identify, research, and evaluate suppliers that meet the organization's standards of price,
quality, timing, and reliability of supply.
10. Interpret inventory requests, production schedules, purchase requisitions, orders, and
other documents to co-ordinate purchasing activities with the organization's current and
anticipated demand for goods and materials.

11. Monitor the quality and timeliness of materials and goods supplied.
12. Follow-up the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery and
communicate status of orders with internal stake holders.
13. Prepare indents and take ownership of the complete life cycle of the goods and material.
14. Monitor existing stock levels and place orders as needed
15. Coordinate with warehouse staff to ensure proper storage
16. Other duties as assigned.

Mandatory Background:
1. Bachelor's Degree or Masters
2. 4 to 5 years of similar experience

Preferred Educational Background:
1. Diploma in Procurement & supply chain management
2. Any qualification in supply chain management or logistic management.
3. Understanding and knowledge of vendor management.

Preferred Work Experience and skills:
1. 5+ years of relevant work experience.
2. Professionalism in coordinating with team members across multiple disciplines
3. Strong verbal and accounting skills.
4. Very good analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost
analyses
5. Proven Negotiation skills
6. A keen eye for quality assurance and can appreciate the location challenges.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: As per industry and region standards. We value talent.

NOTE: While all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, preference shall be given to local Ladakhi talent on merit.

Position: Content Writer

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL) is an upcoming Alternative Institute for Mountain Development which follows Contextual Learning and Experiential Pedagogy where students learn by doing and earn while they learn. It aims to develop Ladakh into a benchmark of sustainable living for the mountain world, where all children receive a meaningful education that prepares them for a life of dignity in harmony with nature. It believes in collaborative exercise between learners and facilitators. Instead of solving problems with the conventional 3Rs (Reading, writing, and arithmetic), the learners are encouraged to solve problems using the 3Hs: Bright Head, Kind Heart, and Skilled Hands. The institute is promoted by the renowned leaders in entrepreneurial education in India and attracts talent and grants from leading corporates and Government bodies in India.

For more details about us, please check:

www.hial.edu.in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8lBXYbe7j8

Looking for an experienced content creator who has proven ability to develop content and experience of writing good quality engaging articles. Has an ability to conduct extensive research on the assigned topic. A team player who has good coordination skills to collate the data at hand from different stake holders. The right candidate will be the one who is able to work from remote ethically and maintain timelines for deliverables and take ownership of the expected output without supervision.

About the Role:
 As a content writer / you shall get to create content that shares HIAL’s  story, vision and brand to the world and make an impact across many different     digital / social / media  platforms.

Responsibilities:

  1. Write, edit, publish content for websites, blogs, vlogs, videos, social media campaign (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc).
  2. Creating compelling headlines and body content that will capture the attention of the target audience.
  3. Write content for Annual Report, Newsletter and other internal communication initiatives.
  4. Design content marketing strategy.
  5. Optimise content considering SEO.
  6. Should have the ability to work independently and with cross functional teams.
  7. Should be able to come up with fresh ideas and take ownership of projects.
  8. Ensure that the content adheres to required branding and style guidelines and is relevant for our target audience.
  9. Scripting for audio-visual, written and other media content
  10. Plan and Execute Events and Conferences that are integral to HIAL
  11. Monitor HIAL’s Social Media and online presence and timely preparing high quality content for promoting HIAL brand value.
  12. Prepare HIAL Annual Report (Annually), Newsletters (Quarterly), Monthly Updates (Monthly) collating data as required from all stakeholders.
  13. While ensuring that they adhere to standards and goals of the HIAL, write and produce high-quality materials for effectively communicating to the key audience at appropriate platforms.
  14. Create creative content for social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to maintain an active online presence for HIAL.
  15. Content for press releases, media briefings etc for HIAL’s media relations across radio, print, digital, and television.
  16. Assure uniformity in all content by serving as key brand guardian of HIAL.
  17. Maintain the content of HIALs website by making sure it is correct, up to date, and persuasive.
  18. Have an eye for detail and make sure all output is of a high quality.
  19. Able to work from remote ethically and maintain timelines for deliverables.


KRA:

  1. Written content for communication with HIAL’s stakeholders
  2. Preparation and circulation of Annual Report (Annually), Newsletters (Quarterly), Monthly Updates (Monthly), brochures/ manuals, etc.
  3. Branding and marketing related content
  4. Support in promoting the events organised time to time with valuable content for marketing and branding.
  5. Social Media: Preparation of high quality and engaging content for all the social media handles as per tentative schedule mentioned below with SEO.
    1. Instagram: Ensure daily effective posts
    2. Any Event: Instant Posting
    3. Facebook: Ensure daily effective posts
    4. Twitter
    5. LinkedIn
    6. Website
  6. Content for the Events:
    1. Annual Conferences & Festivals, promotion activities (Sun & Earth, Education, Entrepreneurship, Energy Studies)
    2. Workshops
  7. I Live Simply (ILS)
    1. Manage content related activities for ILS

Preferred Educational Background:
1.Graduate or Master’s in Mass Communication/ English literature or equivalent.
2.Good command over English
3.Proven experience working under strict deadlines and the ability to work quickly.
4.Creative skills and usage of photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation, etc
The above is relaxed for the right candidate who can prove excellence in lines with the requirement with proven track record. 

Preferred Work Experience:
1.Minimum of 5 years in similar roles.
2.Ability to work independently and reliably with minimal supervision.
3.Experience in SEO will be preferred
4.Creative writing.

Location : Phyang,leh

Compensation: As per industry and region standards.

Position: Junior Architect

HIAL aims to promote regenerative construction technologies to develop Ladakh as a model community for the Hindukush Himalayas and ultimately the mountain regions of the world. We prioritise on using sun and earth (and waste) to build our buildings but also work with conventional materials when needed. We are pioneers in Passive Solar Heated Building technology, also excelling in energy efficient and low-carbon/carbon-neutral technologies. We hope to bring down the cost of construction and optimise energy needs of the buildings through continuous improvement and innovation, and leading by constructing exemplar buildings.

The Junior Architect will get to lead our efforts in bringing about this change all the while getting an exposure to and working with worldwide stalwarts and leaders in these technologies.

For more details about HIAL, please visit www.hial.edu.in

For understanding the infrastructure, we are working on in HIAL please visit the links below

https://www.hial.edu.in/9655-2/

Solar Buildings of Ladakh, Here is how it works | Sonam Wangchuk Ladakh – YouTube

About the role:
Junior Architect will be responsible for visualising and designing exemplar passive solar heated buildings that besides serving their purpose at HIAL will also be prototypes for the world to learn from while keeping the energy needs and cost at control. S/He is expected to design and execute R&D to achieve these goals and liaison with the enterprise arm to develop ready to deploy designs. Additionally, s/he will have an eye to ensure correct implementation of the design on ground in while sticking with timelines and cost constraints. With research bend of mind, he/she will be contributing towards R&D in construction field.

Responsibilities:

  1. Researches, programs, plans, designs, and administers building projects for clients, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials and systems.
  2. Visualises and make designs of building, ensure accuracy of the drawings
  3. Ensuring correctness in execution of the drawings.
  4. Ensuring risk and mitigating them for correctness.
  5. Processing of design on site
  6. Working with the Project Manager, may direct, supervise, and check activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for the Conceptual Design Phase, Schematic Design Phase, and/or the Detailed Design Phase of a project.
  7. Interfaces with Senior Architect and project manager.
  8. Works in tandem with highly collaborative multi-discipline design teams.
  9. Prepare and documentation of all the needed documents properly throughout the project life cycle until the project close and handed over.
  10. Adhere to organisation safety policy and promote safety work culture.
  11. Be a team player and work with construction and project team.
  12. Inspect the construction site to ensure the appropriate level of quality control in all the phases.
  13. Communicate and coordinate with structural engineers to ensure structural fidelity.
  14. Coordinate with contractors, and all other stakeholders.
  15. Report to the Project Manager and ensuring correctness of BOQ.
  16. Responsible for timely completion of the projects while working in coordination with project team.
  17. Responsible for relatable R&D with SHEON projects in the spear of work.
  18. Document and Maintain records of all construction dates and project costs.
  19. Perform the tasks delegated by the Senior Management and other responsibilities that helps HIAL grow.
  1. Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.
  2. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Educational Background:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Environmental Design, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Licensed architect with green building experience will be given preference
  3. Proficient in Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft office suit or other 3D modelling software that enables effective communication of design
  4. Knowledge of sustainable infrastructure
  5. Ability to provide elegant and efficient design solutions
  6. Excellent oral and written communication
  7. Analytical and problem-solving skills
  8. High attention to detail
  9. Ability to work under indirect supervision
  10. Effective interpersonal skills and collaborative management style to include teamwork and team building ability
  11. Comfortable with ambiguity and time spent outside of comfort zone acquiring new skills
  12. Technically creative and open-minded

Preferred Work Experience:

  1. Minimum 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  2. Knowledge of Sustainable Infrastructure like Rammed Earth and other such sustainable earth building will be an added experience
  3. Prior design and implementation of design experience
  4. Professionalism in execution on ground and coordinating with different team members
  5. Strong verbal and written skills
  6. An eye to detailing, keen observer for composition, colour and layout

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: As per industry and region standards. We value talent.

NOTE: While all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, preference shall be given to local Ladakhi talent on merit.