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Senior Associate  (Domain) 

Job Position Id   : RTBI_ID_001

Job Profile         : Senior Associate(Domain)

Type                  : Full time position. One year contract, extendable based on mutual agreement

Location            : IITMs RTBI office, Chennai

RTBI is looking to recruit motivated individuals who are keen on fostering a social entrepreneurship community within IIT Madras as well as supporting the entrepreneurs seeking to work closely with IIT Madras. The following domains are identified as focus areas for the coming year; Healthcare (Apps and Wearables), Waste Management (Handling, Storage, Recycling), Agriculture (Water, Processing) and Transportation and Storage (across different Sector Utilities in Rural India)

Requirements     : A suitable degree in Bachelors/Masters with an aspiration to pursue research in any of the above mentioned domains and any prior work experience that supports the candidate’s interest in applying for this position.

Role & Responsibilities     : The candidate will be expected to conduct some research towards understanding domain challenges and potential solutions, network with stakeholders, organize panel/round-table discussions and other events to encourage as well as captureentrepreneurial ideas from students/faculty, leading to Incubation. This would be in addition to publishing research papers and white papers.

A self-initiated person with good communication and writing skills, who enjoys networking and is keen on organizing innovative & distinctive events, can consider this position. This position could also offer an opportunity for the candidate to pursue Interdisciplinary Masters/PhD at IIT Madras.

 

           

RTBI Incubatee Simple Farm Solutions (Kamal Kisan) is looking to hire

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_015

Over 10,000 farmers exit agriculture every year, lack of viable markets coupled with increasing inputs costs no longer makes it a viable profession. Kamal Kisan works towards making these 83% small and marginal farmers profitable by introducing relevant mechanization. A case in point being their latest product the Sugar cane planter: delivering a cost saving of over 60% and an efficiency increase of 70%, the planter is a unique product that has been designed, developed and patented by the ingenious team at Kamal Kisan.

As they start commercializing their products and exploring new markets Kamal Kisan is looking to fill two senior positions for Product Design and Business Development. Please see here for more about the company and the detailed job descriptions.

Project Associate-Agricultural Initiatives-Business Development

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_014

Location          : RTBI, Chennai

Employment Opportunity Details at IITM’s RTBI

RTBI has built an innovative, personalized agricultural advisory system – mASK (mobile based Advisory System for Krishi). Having established the potential (proof-of-concept) of this system, RTBI is now looking to scale this up with partners/organizations, working in the field.

Job Title  : Project Associate-Agricultural Initiatives-Business Development (The candidate has an excellent opportunity to imbibe the experiences gained while working at RTBI, and can go on to become an independent social entrepreneur focusing on the agriculture sector.)

Duration  : Initially 1 year contract but extendable based on performance.

Job profile  : To suggest potential business models around the agricultural advisory system, be the lead person and market the models sufficiently to find suitable partners who could utilize them in a scalable, sustainable manner.

Requirements :

  •   Ambitious professional with a marketing or technology background
  •   Skills & knowledge 

                           1.Impact-driven, not in it for the money only
                           2. Resilient and have a ‘never stop’ mentality
                           3. Have a strong business sense and ability to sell an idea
Preference will be given to candidates with entrepreneurial interests, particularly those with a focus on rural communities.

Salary will not be a constraint for the right candidate. Interested candidates may send updated resumes by email to agri@rtbi.in

Aspiring Entrepreneur (In Edible Oil Industry)

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_011

Title                     : Aspiring Entrepreneur

Domain              : In Edible Oil Industry

Opportunity in Edible Oil   :  Inviting professional with Masters or Ph. D in related domain to develop disruptive small-scale technology of processing soya-bean into edible oil. The person will be required to review existing state of the art, visit locations in India and abroad to evaluate technology options and customise selected solution for operation in rural Maharashtra.

An entrepreneurial attitude is preferred – on successful commissioning of pilot unit, the activity will mature into a venture for making and deploying such units in large numbers..

Contact kannan@fractal.in

Open call to Budding Entrepreneurs

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_013

Location          : RTBI, Chennai

Open call to Budding Entrepreneurs

Do you want to use your entrepreneurial skills and experience to solve issues and have impact? Then join us at RTBI - we are looking for entrepreneurs to take our ideas to the next level.

The Opportunity  : 

RTBI has built an innovative, personalized agricultural advisory system – mASK (mobile based Advisory System for Krishi). Having established the potential (proof-of-concept) of this system, RTBI is now looking to scale this up with partners/organizations, working in the field.

For this, RTBI is looking forward to work with an aspiring individual who is keen on delivering social impact and is passionate about embarking on entrepreneurship in this domain, in the near future. The identified areas of focus of the individual should be technology; in particular, he/she should be able to appreciate new innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Working at RTBI on mASK will provide the individual an opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs in our ecosystem and perhaps take his/her idea forward, even while looking at aspects of commercialization for mASK.

RTBI will consider supporting candidates, who are willing to take up this opportunity and are committed to the cause of social entrepreneurship, by way of a small stipend, during their period of engagement at RTBI.

The Role  :  

In a given time-frame of 6-8 months, your role would be to suggest potential business models around the system, be the leading person and market the models sufficiently to find suitable partners who could utilize them in a scalable, sustainable manner. You could, if your interests and resources provide, choose to run the business yourself and get this venture incubated at RTBI.

Profile  : Budding entrepreneur, interested to start an impact-driven company

You are…
                        * impact-driven, not in it for the money only
                        * resilient and have a ‘never stop’ mentality.
                        * willing to take risk.
                        * Have a strong business sense and ability to sell an idea.

Mail us if you are interested or if you need more information. We can discuss together what the possibilities could be!

Contact : jaya@rtbi.in

Software Developer

Job Position Id    : RTBI_ID_012

Job Profile           : Software Developer

Type                     : Full time position

Location               : Chennai

Job Description   : Design and develop Web/Mobile Applications

Qualification        : Computer science [B.Sc CS, B.E C.S, BCA, MCA]

Skills                     : HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Java

Experience           : 0-1 yrs

No. of positions   : 2

Contact                 :  anitha@tcoe.​iitm.ac.in, akhila@tcoe.iitm.ac.in

Aspiring Entrepreneur (In Edible Oil Industry)

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_011

Title                     : Aspiring Entrepreneur

Domain              : In Edible Oil Industry

Opportunity in Edible Oil   :  Inviting professional with Masters or Ph. D in related domain to develop disruptive small-scale technology of processing soya-bean into edible oil. The person will be required to review existing state of the art, visit locations in India and abroad to evaluate technology options and customise selected solution for operation in rural Maharashtra.

An entrepreneurial attitude is preferred – on successful commissioning of pilot unit, the activity will mature into a venture for making and deploying such units in large numbers..

Contact kannan@fractal.in

Incubated Company Hiring

RTBI's Incubated Company, RISTA, is hiring

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_010

Job Profile          : Associate (Marketing), RISTA Handicrafts

About RISTA      :  We manufacture exquisitely handmade products using nature friendly bio-degradable raw materials such as Cane, Bamboo, Golden Grass, Sabai Grass etc and processed using traditional ways using the wisdom from time immemorial evolved through generations. We work closely with artisans in Mayurbhanj, Jeypore and Kendrapara districts of Odisha to enhance their exposure to the modern art world. We complement their skills and art of embellishment with modern designs and ideas to create rich spectrum of products that meet the needs of urban audience. For more information,

visit http://ristahandicrafts.com/

About position  -   The candidate will:

                        (1) Assist in online and outdoor sales.
                        (2) Assist in Administrative Duties.
                        (3) Need to be willing to travel.

Requirements

                         (1) Bachelors in Arts/Science/Business Administration .
                         (2) Ability to communicate in English. Tamil or Hindi knowledge.
                         (3) Self Initiator .
                         (4) Basic Computer Skills/Use of Excel/Powerpoint/Word for Documentation.

If interested, email your CV directly to jyotibudhia@gmail.com

Project Associate (Health)

RTBI’s Call for Applicants


Do you believe that continuous, committed efforts lead to success? Do you want to be a part of a community that is attempting innovative approaches to address some of India’s age old issues in healthcare?

RTBI’ Call for Passionate Individuals: This maybe the entry point that you have been looking for!

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_009

Job Profile        : Project associate

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

The Window of Opportunity: RTBI is constantly looking to turn innovative ideas into realities. Our recent endeavors in healthcare have some exciting initiatives that leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to help in effective management of health conditions, especially in the field of Maternal and Child Health. Each initiative is at a different stage -- some in their conceptual stage and some in their implementation stage. Each initiative has different partners coming together with a common objective which presents a plethora of opportunities to learn and to excel.

The Individual :RTBI is looking forward to recruit an aspiring individual who is willing to explore possibilities in leveraging ICT to provide new age solutions to age old problems in healthcare.

                        (1) The ideal candidate should be interested in understanding the context of healthcare in rural and urban setting, especially maternal and child health, and should be able to look at research in this domain from a new perspective.

                       (2) We expect the candidate to possess ability to think independently and seamlessly work with a team.

                        (3) The role demands strong communication skills, both written and oral, in English and in Tamil. There would be moderate travelling.

                        (4) Desired Qualification: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, sociology, public health, development studies or any other relevant discipline with an interest in health systems and healthcare. Interest and knowledge in communication technology would be an added advantage. Freshers’ are welcome.

How to Apply :Please send your expression of interest (250 words) and resume/ profile to info@rtbi.in with a subject line ‘Call for Applicants – Healthcare Initiatives’

           

Field Officer (Health)

Job Position Id : RTBI_ID_008

Job Profile : Field Officer

Type : Full time position

Location : Vellore, with frequent visits to Chennai (RTBI’s office)

About the Initiative : RTBI has currently partnered with Christian Medical College Vellore and Uniphore Pvt. Ltd. for an initiative that focuses on enhancing maternal and child health, through innovative ICT interventions, by reaching out to pregnant and new mothers, especially through mobile phones. The pilot study would focus on Kaniyambadi and Kaspa areas in Vellore District. We are looking for an aspiring individual for the position of Field Officer to play an important role in understanding end user perspectives on technology intervention, supporting enhancement of technology application and also work closely in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

Job Description : Conducting research, content work, and qualitative analyses on various aspects of financial inclusion

Desired Qualification : Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, sociology, public health, development studies or any other relevant discipline with an interest in health systems and healthcare. Interest and knowledge in communication technology would be an added advantage.

Experience : 0-2 years

Roles and Responsibilities:

(1) To monitor the user compatibility of the application designed

(2) Understand user experience and provide insights for technology enhancement

(3) Conduct trainings on the effective use of innovative technology based intervention to mothers, and if required to field workers where ever necessary

(4) Assist in smooth implementation and monitoring of the initiative

(5) Be actively involved in the research activities pertaining to the initiative aimed at studying the impact

Essential Skills:

(1) Proficiency in Tamil and working knowledge in English

(2) Documentation, problem solving and logical thinking skills

(3) Good team player

(4) Any other technical skills or computer knowledge are appreciated, but not mandatory

(5) Experience in social work or anthropology research experiences are desirable

(6) Willingness to travel

 

An individual, interested in becoming an Entrepreneur (Health)

RTBI’s Call for Passionate Individuals - Health


Are you an aspiring individual with a passion and commitment to make a difference in healthcare access in India?

RTBI’s Call for Passionate Individuals: This maybe the entry point that you have been looking for!

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_007

Job Profile        : An individual, interested in becoming an Entrepreneur

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

The Window of Opportunity: RTBI has conceptualized an exciting model in the area of health information systems, which will involve an intelligent cross platform support for the end-users. This model will surface and address the need for finding quality healthcare services. Working on this model will provide hands on experience working along with entrepreneurs in an entrepreneurship nurturing ecosystem.

Job Description :RTBI is looking forward to work alongside an aspiring individual who possesses a proven appreciation of the primacy of the “social context” in enterprise creation and is passionate about embarking on entrepreneurship in this domain. With an educational background in sociology, social work, public health or other development studies, the identified areas of focus of the individual should be health and healthcare services. The individual should also be able to appreciate new innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that they could leverage. This initiative will provide such a passionate individual with an opportunity to pilot research work and identify potential business models in the healthcare domain. The expected attributes are: synergy with RTBI’s vision as well as clarity of mind, energy and commitment to persevere, and be highly motivated to produce tangible results.

           

Project Associate (Agricultural Initiatives)

Job Position Id : RTBI_ID_006

Job Title           : Project Associate-Agricultural Initiatives

(The candidate has an excellent opportunity to imbibe the experiences gained while working at RTBI, and can go on to become an independent social entrepreneur focusing on the agriculture sector.)

Location          : Chennai

Duration          : Initially 1 year contract but extendable based on performance.

Job profile    : Primarily responsible for providing agricultural pest and disease related advisories to farmers in Tamil, over a technology enabled platform.

Requirements

         Qualification : A Post-graduate degree in Agricultural Entomology or allied disciplines like Agronomy from reputed agricultural universities in Tamil Nadu (such as Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Annamalai University).

         Experience    :  Minimum two years field experience in agriculture, preferably in providing extension services to farmers.

         Skills and Knowledge:

                        (1) In-depth knowledge of best packages of cultivation practices of agricultural/horticultural crops and plant protection (pest and diseases) is highly desirable

                             (2) Should be able to freely communicate in Tamil with farmers.

                            (3) Should have basic computer skills, particularly the ability to use Microsoft Office package and the Internet effectively

                             (4) Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision

                         (5) Preference will be given to candidates with entrepreneurial interests, particularly those  with a focus on rural communities.

Salary will not be a constraint for the right candidate. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview or at the time of joining the post.

           

An individual, interested in becoming an Entrepreneur


Are you an aspiring Individual with a passion and commitment to make a difference for the youth in Rural India?

RTBI’s Call for Passionate Individuals: This maybe the entry point that you have been looking for!

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_005

Job Profile        : An individual, interested in becoming an Entrepreneur

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

The Window of Opportunity: RTBI along with IIT Madras has conceptualized an exciting model to understand and cater to the educational opportunities/ career needs of young rural population. This model will involve building a technology platform along with the in-house team, to then guide the rural youth on pursuing educational courses and career opportunities by providing them with the requisite information, apart from studying the businesses viability of the platform.

Job Description :RTBI is looking forward to work alongside an aspiring individual who possesses a proven appreciation of the primacy of the “social context” in enterprise creation and is passionate about embarking on entrepreneurship in this domain. The ideal candidate should be interested in understanding the rural youth, their aspirations, and the available educational options and career choices. The individual should also be able to appreciate new innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that they could leverage. This initiative will provide such a passionate individual with an opportunity to pilot research work and identify potential business models in the domain of providing guidance for career and education opportunities for the rural youth. The expected attributes are: synergy with RTBI’s vision as well as clarity of mind, energy and commitment to persevere, and be highly motivated to produce tangible results.

 

           

Research Associate (Financial Inclusion)

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_004

Job Profile        : Research Associate (Financial Inclusion)

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

About RTBi      :  IITM’s RTBI is a not for profit organization located at IIT Madras’s Research Park, Chennai. It aspires to provide services and applications on verticals such as health, agriculture, livelihood, education and financial inclusion through ICT focusing in rural areas and underserved societal segments. RTBI is working with premier Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) working in the area of financial inclusion to understand their technology requirements and how the rural population will adopt to mobile technologies for financial services.

Job Description : Conducting research, content work, and qualitative analyses on various aspects of financial inclusion

Qualification     : Degree in banking/ finance/economics.

Experience:

      a) Relevant experience in the areas of financial inclusion (such as micro-finance) or banking industry (particularly mobile banking)

      b) Good communication and analytical skills, ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines as well as willingness to travel.

Remuneration   : Negotiable

           

Project Associate (Incubation)

Job Position Id  : RTBI_ID_003

Job Profile        : Project Associate (Incubation)

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

About RTBi       :  IITM’s RTBI is a not for profit organization located at IIT Madras’s Research Park, Chennai. Its mission is to design, pilot and incubate scalable business ventures that have a rural and social inclusive focus, leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As on date RTBI has incubated 34 companies and offers a vibrant environment to learn and contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Job Description : Facilitating Incubation and supporting Start-up Companies

Qualification     : A degree in business / economics / public policy.

Experience:

      a) Interest in working in an ecosystem facilitating entrepreneurship and start ups.

      b) Commercial awareness, good communication, and analytical skills.

Remuneration   : Negotiable

           

Project Associate (Livelihood domain)

Job Position Id   : RTBI_ID_002

Job Profile         : Project Associate(Livelihood domain)

Type                  : Full time position

Location            : Chennai

About RTBi        : IITM’s Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) is a not-for-profit organization located at IIT Madras’ Research Park, Chennai. Its mission is to Incubate start-ups whose focus is to impact rural/underserved societal segments, leveraging ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). RTBI provides a vibrant environment to learn and contribute towards rural/social development. One of the domains in which RTBI is actively involved is “Livelihood” whose focus is to enable sustainable livelihood for the under privileged sections of the society using ICT as a tool. As part of this, we are involved in identifying SHGs that are into product making or interested in venturing into it, enable relevant training on products/logistics and help in increasing market opportunities for them. This initiative will provide one with an engaging, interesting and insightful platform in the developmental space and is for someone who is passionate about India’s development!

Qualification     : Graduate or Post-Graduate in Humanities & Social Sciences/Social Work/Development Studies. People with relevant experience(less than 5 years) may apply, preferably those who have worked in the development sector/with SHGs/Livelihood related projects.

Candidate is required to have a knowledge of spoken Tamil, willing to travel to different parts of TamilNadu towards the project work. Salary is negotiable.

 

           

Manager (Incubation)

Job Position Id   : RTBI_ID_001

Job Profile        : Manager (Incubation)

Type                 : Full time position

Location           : Chennai

About RTBi        :  IITM’s RTBI is a not for profit organization located at IIT Madras’s Research Park, Chennai. Its mission is to design, pilot and incubate scalable business ventures that have a rural and social inclusive focus, leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As on date RTBI has incubated 34 companies and offers a vibrant environment to learn and contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Job Description : Facilitating Incubation and supporting Start-up Companies

Qualification     : MBA – preferably finance. People with relevant experience may apply.

Experience:

      a) Exposure to business/corporate/funding/investment concepts

      b) Proficient in computer literacy with the ability to generate reports and maintain comprehensive records

      c) Good communication and networking

      d) Interest in entrepreneurship and start ups

Remuneration   : Negotiable

           

 

 

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