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Position: Senior Finance Manager

Head of Finance responsibilities includes creating forecasting models, assessing risks, and
ensuring all accounting activities comply with regulations. Candidate with experience of handling
a team of accountants is preferred.

Skills set required:
● 10+ years’ experience in a senior financial managerial position with a proven record of
success
● Sound decision making skills based on accurate and timely analyses
● Results oriented and metrics driven
● Exceptional time management and able to solve problems
● Exceptional interpersonal communication and leadership skills, with the ability to
communicate and manage staff at all levels
● Ability to lead by example and demonstrate a strong sense of integrity, ethics and
dependability
● Professional written and oral communication skills
● Confident to present results to an audience
● Strategic thinking, planning and creative problem-solving skills
● Ability to work under pressure
● Ability to collaborate with upper management to organize, plan and achieve company
financial goals
● Advanced computer software skills, including Excel and financial reporting softwares

Responsibilities:
● Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company (payroll, invoicing, and
other transactions)
● Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting
● Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior company
leadership
● Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc requests
● Manage the organization’s financial accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems
● Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (MBA preferred) or Professional
accounting qualification such as CA or CPA with 10+ years’ experience in a senior managerial
position or equivalent.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh
Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply:
Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting
the reference number to [email protected]

Position: Architectural (Intern)
The Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) team at Himalayan Institute of
Alternatives Ladakh, are looking for architectural interns for our research and development
projects. We mostly work in the field of passive solar heating techniques in buildings using
vernacular architecture of Ladakh, RnD (Research and Development) and on site hands-on
experiences.
Responsibilities
– Material testing
– Research on new building materials
– Experiments on different construction techniques.
– Architectural drawings
– Model making
– Architectural/ Research documentation
Skills set required:
– Excellent communication both speaking and writing skills
– MS Office: Ms Excel, Ms Powerpoint, Ms Word
– Flexible and Adaptable
– AutoCAD
– SketchUp
– Documentation
– Photoshop
– Revit
Requirements: Fresh graduate in Architecture or those who are pursuing Architecture degree.
Location: Phyang,  UT Ladakh
Stipend: Rs 7,000 per month
How to apply:
Please send your current CV and portfolio to [email protected].

Position: Architectural (Intern)
The Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) team at Himalayan Institute of
Alternatives Ladakh, are looking for architectural interns for our design firm. We mostly work in
the field of passive solar heating techniques in buildings using vernacular architecture of
Ladakh, and onsite hands-on experiences.

Responsibilities
– Designing
– Architectural drawings
– Hands on work
– Model making
– Research and Development

Skills set required:
– Excellent communication both speaking and writing skills
– MS Office: Ms Excel, Ms Powerpoint, Ms Word
– Flexible and Adaptable
– AutoCAD
– SketchUp
– Documentation
– Photoshop
– Revit

Requirements: Fresh graduate in Architecture or those who are pursuing Architecture degree.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Stipend: Rs 7,000 per month

How to apply:
Please send your current CV and portfolio to [email protected]

Position: Coordinator Rural Enterprises Development 

About the role: The primary role is to act as a bridge between HIAL and Phyang village governing body and the women self help group with the larger ambition to develop Phyang as a self -sufficient model village through rural enterprises and good governance model.

Skill Set Required:

  • Working Knowledge of Ladakhi 
  • Entrepreneurial skills 
  • Ability to Multitask 
  • Experience in marketing strategy and execution 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills – qualitative and quantitative
  • Excellent command over the English language, good vocabulary and impeccable spelling and grammar.
  • Supply Management shall be an added advantage.
  • Basic of civic education 
  • Well-versed with the political and administrative system of Ladakh 

Responsibilities

      Business Development:

  • Build and expand customer base by identifying target buyers and approaching new buyers and buying houses, retail formats, and E-commerce. In effect, create channels & platforms for brand expansion and reach.
  • Development of dairy, food processing and craft enterprises run by women’s of Phyang

     Marketing:

  • Managing product sales by developing a business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls. Create and meet the sales goals. 
  • Develop relationships with the farmers and other primary producers.
  • Supply Management shall be an added advantage.

 Operations and order:

  • Ensure seamless participation in identified trade shows/ events/exhibitions and successful execution and operations management.
  • Lead new product development and Coordinate sampling efforts for buyers with the Design team and Lead product development on client requirements.
  • Order processing for all channels and execution. Proactively making sure that all consignments are well-Traced /On-Time.
  • Conduct time to time training for SHG members to keep up with the newest of skills and techniques
  • Collaborate with HIAL Academic Team for the post harvest courses and HIAL enterprises wing for marketing of products

     Governance and administration:

  • Working with Sarpanch, Goba and councillor for the good governance of Phyang
  • Will have to work across various government departments with the implementation of development works and scheme in Phyang
  • Work closely with all the stakeholder at Phyang including monastery, youth clubs, Panchayats, Goba and the councillor  for the development of Phyang
  • Work closely with Sonam Wangchuk with inputs, suggestions and new developments

Requirements:

MBA  with experience of 2 years or business and start-up development experience of 2-4 years of work experience.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply: 

Please send your current CV to  [email protected].

Position: Procurement Coordinator

The primary role of Procurement coordinator is to provide support service to all BCS departments, raising purchase orders for stock, spare parts, fixed assets and transport movements

Skills set required: 

  • Prior experience in procurement or related work. 
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Good in both speaking and writing communication.
  • Good knowledge of product or previous experience in construction management.
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel basic skills 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise and develop relations with the supply chain.
  • Assist in negotiation with suppliers to obtain cost effective procurement.
  • Identify new suppliers when needed.
  • Report managers on supplier performance.
  • Assist with goods return to the supplier.
  • Carriage charges and price increases to be challenged in first instance and communicated to

department managers

Requirements:

Graduate in any discipline or a candidate  with a minimum of  2  years work experience as Procurement coordinator or similar roles.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply: 

Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number to  [email protected]

Position: Ice Stupa Coordinator

About the Role:

The primary role of Ice Stupa Coordinator is to lead the Ice Stupa team and

coordinate various projects on site and off site.

Responsibilities:

– Coordinate/Manage Ice Stupa projects in villages during winter.

– Building Ice Stupa at HIAL.

– Handling of valley greening projects in various villages.

– Writing project reports to funders and submission on time.

– Manage ice stupa store inventory with the team

– Organize annual ice stupa competition among all villages around Ladakh Review and survey plantation projects site

– Organize plantation drives in various ice-stupa projects Assist in planning and execution of Ecology and Ice Stupa course

– Organize ice stupa workshop for new villages making ice stupa Procurement of ice stupa equipments before the season begins

– Work closely with Thupstan Dawa (field supervisor) and follow on different experiments.

– Arrange meetings with Sonam Wangchuk on a need basis and report to him on progress of work.

– Assist & Collaborate with outside of country partner Budgeting & Financial Management and reporting Ice Stupa social media handling

Skills set required:

– Prior experience as a team lead or as a project manager is highly required.

– Good organisational skills.

– Ability to work well within a team.

– Excellent communication skills both writing and speaking skills.

– Leadership skills

– Flexible and Adaptable in Ladakhi winters.

Requirements:

Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 2 years work experience as a team lead/ coordinator or similar roles.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply:

Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number to [email protected]

Storekeeper 

We are looking for an organised, experienced Store Keeper to be responsible for all stock, staff management, and planning promotional campaigns for the store.

To be successful as a Storekeeper you must be able to multitask and perform under pressure while remaining professional with customers. A good Storekeeper is able to manage stock by keeping a record of sales and ordering the required replacement items, occasionally making new product purchases that consumers may enjoy.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep a record of all the things at HIAL Across departments.
  • Construction team will be a major part of material storing.
  • Ensure that the store is kept clean and organised.
  • All inventories are to be updated on excel sheets on a regular basis
  • Must be organised and punctual.
  • A high school qualification or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in store management would be advantageous.

Requirements

  • Graduate/10+2 in any discipline or a candidate  with a minimum of  2  years work experience as Store Keeper or similar roles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply: 

Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number to  [email protected]

Position: Procurement Coordinator

The primary role of Procurement coordinator is to provide support service to all BCS departments, raising purchase orders for stock, spare parts, fixed assets and transport movements

Skills set required: 

  • Prior experience in procurement or related work. 
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Good in both speaking and writing communication.
  • Good knowledge of product or previous experience in construction management.
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel basic skills 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise and develop relations with the supply chain.
  • Assist in negotiation with suppliers to obtain cost effective procurement.
  • Identify new suppliers when needed.
  • Report managers on supplier performance.
  • Assist with goods return to the supplier.
  • Carriage charges and price increases to be challenged in first instance and communicated to

department managers

Requirements:

Graduate in any discipline or a candidate  with a minimum of  2  years work experience as Procurement coordinator or similar roles.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

How to apply: 

Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number to  [email protected]

Position: Construction Project Coordinator

The primary role of construction coordinator is supervision of construction managers to help with
the technical job on site. Person should have good knowledge of every aspect of the project,
including schedules and budgeting, to assure that every team member is getting on with their
own task.

Skills set required:
• Prior experience as project manager or related work.
• Good organisational skills.
• Ability to work well within a team.
• Good knowledge of product or previous experience in construction management.
• Leadership skills
• Flexible and adaptable.
• Strong business acumen and communication skills.

Responsibilities
• Manage day to day construction progress of the project on site.
• Define clear roles and responsibilities in terms of both scope and schedule to all the team
members.
• Reviewing labor force hours and the job time needed for completion.
• Prepare and supervise all the needed documents properly throughout the project life cycle until
the project closeout.
• Adhere to company safety policy and promote safety work culture.
• Coordinate with the project management team to formulate the most cost effective plans.
• Inspect the construction site to ensure the appropriate level of quality control in all the phases.
• Communicate and coordinate with external contractors.
• Handle any kind of disputes and claims that may arise.
• Designing a team structure.
• Maintain records of all construction dates and project costs.

Requirements:
Graduate in construction management, engineering, or building science is preferred. Candidae
with a minimum of 2 years work experience as Construction project coordinator or similar roles.

Location: Phyang, Ladakh
Compensation: Based on experience
How to apply:
Please send your current CV and cover email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting
the reference number to [email protected].

Position: Farm & Forest Post – Harvest Enterprise Developer

About:

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh is an upcoming Alternative Institute for Mountain Development which follows the Contextual Learning and Experiential Pedagogy where students learn by doing and earn while they learn. HIAL believes in collaborative exercise between learners and facilitators and ultimately aims to inspire all seekers of knowledge to explore both outside and within themselves. 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.

Role:

The Post-Harvest Enterprise Developer would work within the Plantation and Agriculture team and take on both the theoretical and practical aspects of creating a post-harvest production unit. One aim for HIAL is to develop profitable enterprises to support the continued sustenance of other not-for-profit initiatives of the University. The Post-Harvest Enterprise Developer would use their knowledge of different avenues for value-adding to native plants and various food crops. They will support this knowledge base with extensive research on food processing techniques and technologies required.

Responsibilities

As a farm & forest enterprise developer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop HIAL’s post-harvest processing unit
  • Formulate, research & develop market strategies for farm & forest products that are to be grown & produced on site
  • Create branding & marketing strategies
  • Research & develop post-harvest technologies & determine equipment required
  • Handle the teaching responsibilities of the relevant courses & conduct various workshops.
  • Outreach to surrounding villages to develop capacity of locals in post-harvest processing
  • Liaise with native plant experts, such as forestry department, traditional medicine institutes, cosmetic companies etc to expand the opportunities for unique HIAL post-harvest native plant products
  • Liaise with & organise guest faculties for different teaching modules as per requirements.

Requirements:

  • 10+2 and relevant experience in post-harvest processing (minimum 2 years)
  • Knowledge of post-harvest production of food & native plants
  • Should have exposure to the food industry and to different processing units
  • Good communication skills & willingness to teach (teaching experience will be advantageous)
  • An interest in organic and local food systems and food processing is a must
  • Innovative & explorative
  • Computer knowledge is a must.
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken.

CANDIDATES FROM LADAKH ONLY MAY APPLY

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

Interested please send your resume on: w[email protected]

Also can visit our website: [email protected]

Position: Sr. Accountant

Area of Responsibilities:

Book-Keeping

  • Making payments and receipts as necessary for the business and recording them in accounting software (Tally) in a timely manner.
  • Ensure outlined procedures in the Finance Policy are adhered to while making any payments (or) receiving funds.
  • Liaison with Donors for CSR funds and issuance of certificates and reporting.
  • Make necessary journal entries as appropriate for appropriate accounting as per standard procedures.
  • Ensure necessary documents are maintained for any transactions that are accounted in the software.

Banking:

  • Managing Bank Accounts
  • Preparing Bank Reconciliation statement periodically as per practice

Budgeting and Reporting

  • Prepare a variance report with narratives of Budget with each department.
  • Track Utilisation of Funds

Compliance

  • Ensure legal payments such as TDS, Provident Fund, Professional Tax and Service Tax as applicable are paid in time and the reports pertaining to them are submitted on time.
  • Liaison with Auditor and facilitate audit with Donors and Auditor.

 Core Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date books of accounts for the district
  • Adhere to policies and procedure as per local rules and regulations
  • Ensure all applicable statutory compliances , GST Filing and TDS deduction are duly met.

Preferred Education Background:

  • Hold a graduate degree in commerce and accounts (B.Com preferably)

 

Preferred Work Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 5 – 10 years of experience in handling accounts function

 Preferred Skill Set:

  • Working knowledge in Tally ERP
  • Good knowledge of computer – Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Reporting to:

General Manager Finance & Operations 

Location: Ladakh

Salary : As pr market rates/-

Interested please send your resume on: [email protected]

Also can visit our website: [email protected]

Position: Forestation Project Officer

About :

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh is an upcoming Alternative Institute for Mountain Development which follows the Contextual Learning and Experiential Pedagogy where students learn by doing and earn while they learn. HIAL believes in collaborative exercise between learners and facilitators and ultimately aims to inspire all seekers of knowledge to explore both out side and within themselves. 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.

Role:

The Forestation Project Officer would work within the Plantation and Agriculture team and take on both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing plantations based on native, forest plants on the campus. A major objective of HIAL is to green 70% of the campus which is located on desert land. The Forestation Project Officer would be responsible for the research and execution of this large scale afforestation project. This entails meeting the plantation number targets, ensuring nursery propagation work is on target and advising on best practice methods for Ladakh’s growing conditions

Responsibilities

As a forestation project officer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing HIAL’s desert greening project through advising on suitable options for advancing the plantation efforts
  • Develop HIAL’s nurseries regarding native and forestry plants
  • Liaise with the landscape design team (ACE) to create suitable landscape designs for maximum plant abundance
  • Conduct lessons on the practices of desert greening and basic ecological science
  • Liaise with native plant experts, such as forestry department, traditional medicine institutes and other experts, to expand the knowledge basis available to HIAL
  • Liaise with and organize guest faculties for different teaching modules as per requirements
  • Perform research, financial record keeping and administrative activities

Requirements:

  • Field experience in growing plants on a large scale or commercially in Ladakh (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience in nursery development and plant propagation
  • Tertiary level studies in Forestry, Ecology, Botany or other relevant subjects, will be looked upon highly
  • The candidate should be able to lead a small team and coordinate to meet targets deadlines
  • The candidate should understand the science & best practice of desert land regeneration
  • Process and target-oriented
  • Good communication skills & willingness to teach (teaching experience will be advantageous)
  • Computer knowledge is a must
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken

Location: Phyang, Ladakh

Compensation: Based on experience

Interested please send your resume on : [email protected]

Also can visit our website: [email protected]