SEEDS Technical Services STS
Sr. Manager – AI for Resilient Cities
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 23 2021


Job Description:

Sr. Manager – AI for Resilient Cities



SEEDS Technical Services (STS) is a social enterprise head quartered in India. It is the consultancy, capacity building and research affiliate of SEEDS Network covering activities in areas of disaster risk reduction and management, disaster response planning, climate change adaptation, post?disaster reconstruction, disaster? resilient habitat design, community and technical training in DRR. It works on direct implementation of community?based disaster risk reduction and response, school safety, climate change adaptation, research, training and advocacy across the region. It originated with the establishment of SEEDS (Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society) in India in 1994. SEEDS Technical Services is registered as a legal entity in India in 2009 and works across the Asian region.



The ‘AI for Resilient Cities’ program aims to leverage Artificial Intelligence, GIS systems and other technology to change the way local authorities and communities use disaster related information to take decisions and act to avoid loss of lives and assets. Projects under this program will provide cities with hyper?local risk assessment for hazards such that effective localised actions can be planned. The ‘Sr. Manager? AI for Resilient Cities’ will primarily provide project management and technical support for the successful implementation, and scaling of the projects under this program. She/he/they will be responsible for coordination between different stakeholders including field teams, data scientists, local communities, governments, consultants, clients etc. They will report to ‘Lead – Urban and Built Environment’.



--Lead overall project management and coordination

--Prepare and monitor the budget and project work plan

--Be the custodian of the AI/ML models developed in the project, and coordinate with our technology partners/consultants for successful deployment.

--Lead all project?related research and development including maintenance of data collected in the study through primary & secondary research.

--Design and lead all field activities including ground truthing of the developed model and advisories dissemination.

--Co?ordination with external and internal stakeholders

--Lead all communication and outreach activities (including preparation of video, audio and print collaterals)

--Lead the preparation and delivery of all reports, presentations, meetings/consultations as per project requirements and organizational procedures. --Monitoring quality of project deliverables and outcomes

--Travel to project locations as and when required

--Participating in periodic review and planning meetings with other departments for coordination

--Scout pathways for scaling up of the programme and facilitate proposals for the same --Any other duties related to this position that emerge from organisational management planning as and when required



--A Bachelors/Master’s degree in project management/urban studies/geoinformatics/disaster management or any other related fields

--Should have at least 2 years of professional work experience in project management or coordination.

--Ability to structure, track and monitor tasks and their progress

--Good interpersonal skills: the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels, considering cultural and language difficulties.

--Proficiency in English is required

--Can pivot and adapt quickly in case of unexpected challenges



--Ability to collaborate with teams in a multi?cultural, multi?disciplinary environments

--Ability to work in partnerships

--Strong analytical and persuasion/negotiation skills, with the ability to influence, negotiate, motivate, advocate, and resolve conflict

--Ability to succeed in often interrupt?driven, ambiguous, and highly flexible environments

--Ability to work and deliver independently as well as part of a team

--Ability to understand the implications and assess the appropriate degree of acceptable risk and take actions to minimize risk



New Delhi



Willing to travel up to 30% of the time, sometimes in emergency situations



1 year; possibility to extend


Joining Date

TBD; Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Pay Scale

42,000 ? 60,000 per month


How to Apply


Please send the following to with the subject “Application: Sr. Manager – AI for Resilient Cities”:


1. Resume

2. Cover letter highlighting your interest, experience, and availability.

3. Mention current and expected CTC


SEEDS Technical Services (STS) is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates from marginalised castes (SC/ST/OBC), genders, sexuality, religions, and abilities to apply to become a part of the organisation. For more information about the organisation, visit us at



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