II. Request for Proposal Baseline Study of Cities for the project “Innovation Hub for Urban WASH Solutions”

Project Background

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)-Delhi, a premier research institute under Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), GoI in association with TARULeading Edge, IRC and Ennovent, is implementing a project ‘Innovation Hub for Urban WASH Solutions’. This project will support development of scalable solutions for urban WASH in India within the national, state and city framework.It will be pilot tested in three cities (Faridabad, Udaipur, and Mysore) over a period of three years.

Scope and Methodology of the Assignment
Following is broad scope for this assignment:

  • Planning and designing of the baseline study in consultation with client /relevant experts.
  • Primary data collection within quantitative and qualitative framework in study city; Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Collect relevant information on WASH sector from city (latest documents like CDP, CSP, maps, reports etc.).
  • Consultations with different stakeholders (e.g. state Govt., ULB, academia, pvt. entrepreneurs, leading NGO, community groups etc.) to conduct Focused Group Discussion on need assessment and various possibilities to improve WASH sector.
  • Documentation of good case studies from respective state/city that demonstrates good practices/failure of implementation in WASH sector.
  • Identification of potential clusters in city to implement innovative Sanitation solutions.
  • Incorporating feedback in the final report from NIUA.
  • A final presentation of main results highlighting important analysis and trends.
Interested firms are requested to submit the technical proposals for Conducting Baseline Study by Mar 31, 2017 by 5.30 pm to the following address

National Institute of Urban Affairs
Core 4-B, First Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003

The outer envelope containing proposal should be marked clearly as “Consultancy Services for Baseline Study of Cities for the project Innovation Hub for Urban WASH Solutions”

Please note that no application will be accepted without a technical proposal.


NIUA Invites Applications for Multiple Positions at CIDCO Smart City Lab

CIDCO has established a 'CIDCO Smart City Lab' at the National Institute of Urban Affairs to develop capacities within CIDCO for planning, designing, implementing and managing integrated urban projects and solutions. This lab is a research and capacity-building unit that provides support to CIDCO's technical personnel through action research, documentation and capacity building with a particular focus on the development of 'smart cities'. The lab is led by ‘CIDCO Smart City Chair’ with the support of a dedicated Research Unit under the overall supervision of the Director of NIUA. The unit initiates and defines the contours of the action research, training, innovation and scenario building, which will be the key activities of the new institute.
The 'CIDCO Smart City Lab' unit, inter alia, performs the following broad activities:

  1. Capture and create awareness about the existing knowledge within CIDCO, such as the innovations and best practices that have been produced by CIDCO.
  2. Conduct training needs assessments for CIDCO’s technical and management staff.
  3. Plan the training calendar and seek approval of Advisory Committee.
  4. Create knowledge products and learning tools that will enrich the training experience.
  5. Create awareness about smart and innovative solutions in priority sectors, such as:
    • Land-use planning and management
    • Traffic &Transportation
    • Utility networks
    • Public services
    • Conservation/preservation of Greenery
    • Energy efficiency


NIUA invites applications for the following positions under the ‘CIDCO Smart City Lab' to be situated in Mumbai. The responsibilities and functions of the training cell are :

  • Identifying National Trainings for CIDCO employees. The training cell will liaison with the CIDCO Smart City Chair and the training institutes to develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) for institutional tieups between CIDCO and the training institutes.
  • The training cell will work with the personnel departments and the heads of departments in nominating, confirming and ensuring compliance of CIDCO employees for participation in training. The cell will coordinate with the personnel department in CIDCO to develop and update employee profiles under capacity building.
  • The cell will develop the training evaluation through employee feedback post trainings.
  • The cell will develop training calendar including international training seminars and workshops. The cell will catalog all e-learning courses and websites that offer courses in engineering, urban planning, architecture, public health etc.
  • The cell will respond to queries from employees regarding training logistics and assist in facilitating the participation of the employees.
  • Identifying internal training needs including induction training.
  • The cell will periodically produce IEC material to highlight key outcomes of CIDCO's capacity building initiatives.


  • Minimum Master’s level degree or Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience in a discipline that is relevant to the following areas:
    • Management
    • Human Resources
    • Organisational Theory
    • Capacity Building
    • Planning, Architecture or Engineering
    • Urbanization, Urban Infrastructure and Economic Growth
    • Municipal Finance and Governance
    • Housing, Slums and Urban Poverty
    • Sustainable Habitat, Environment and Climate Change
    • Land Economics, Urban Land & Transportation Policy and Urban Land Markets
  • Reading and speaking fluency in Hindi, Marathi and English.

Training Coordinator

  • Number of positions: 1
  • Salary: Rs. 80,000/- to 1,00,000/- per month (consolidated) with annual increments, minus taxes as applicable.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 - 10 years’ experience in the relevant field.

Research Fellow

  • Number of positions: 2
  • Salary: Rs. 60,000 - 75,000 per month (consolidated) with annual increments, minus taxes as applicable.
  • Experience: Minimum 4-6 years’ full-time experience in the relevant field.

Terms and Conditions

  • The service contracts will be for 3 years as per the MOU with CIDCO. However, performance will be evaluated annually based on which the contract for service will be renewed from year to year.
  • The contract may be terminated at any time by either side by giving one month's notice or salary in lieu thereof.
  • All the positions require frequent travel between Delhi, Mumbai and Pune and some foreign travel if necessary. Applicants must submit their Passport Number in their application.
  • The selected applicants should be available to start on 1st May 2017 or latest by 15th May 2017.

How To Apply

  • Interested candidates must submit their resumes and soft copies of one representative example from their professional and research portfolios. All applicants must mention three references.
  • Mention the post applied for in the subject line
  • Applications complete in all respects must be sent to by 31st March 2017