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The Economic Development Board formed under the Chairmanship of Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh formulates and executes strategies that boost Andhra Pradesh’s position as a foremost investment destination and India’s preferred gateway to the east.

With its pioneering position, it offers a wide variety of exciting growth opportunities, as well as career mobility within the organisation. Find the growth trajectory best suited to your skills and aspirations.

We are hiring for :
A. Senior Level Expert – Business Development in IT/ITeS
Position: Senior Level Expert – Business Development in IT/ITeS
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 15 years of strong experience in the IT and ITeS sector in Business Development, Management Consulting, Government Consulting, working with Industry Associations etc.
  • Sector expertise in IT and ITeS sector mandatory 
  • Excellent network within the IT and ITeS sector in India and abroad
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad Broad job description
  • To work in the capacity of an advisor to APEDB and develop strategies of growth for the IT/ITeS sector in Andhra Pradesh
  • To work closely with the Economic Development Board (EDB) in proactively marketing the potential projects to global investors and be willing to participate in the worldwide investment promotion events from the government’s side
  • To lead or be a member of the Task Force of Information Technology in the state; the task force would co-ordinate and develop synergy between the key stakeholders relevant to the IT and ITeS sector and recommend instrumental strategies for re- invigorating the sectoral potential in all aspects.
  • To mentor EDB in facilitation of high value projects in the IT and ITeS sector in the state
  • To strategically build the investment promotion sector practice and expanding the client base in domestic / international markets.
B. Senior Level Consultant – Investment Promotion
Position: Senior Level Consultant – Investment Promotion
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration in finance from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 12 years of strong experience in management consulting, investment banking, government consulting, industry associations, market research, working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Strong experience working with the C-Suite level of large private sector companies
  • Sectors Expertise in the following (Electronics, IT, ITeS, Manufacturing, Automobile and Auto Ancillary, Aerospace and defence etc.) with over 10 year’s experience in the concerned sector.
  • Understanding of Industries, Investments, Infrastructure, banking and finance, manufacturing etc.
  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad job description
  • To develop the Go-to-Investor marketing strategies for EDB in each focus sector and proactively market potential projects to investors and facilitate their approval by the respective authorities
  • Establish relationships with the relevant stakeholders in the Government and other promoting agencies and oversee project management to ensure achievement of targets
  • To work closely with the sectoral ministries, state industries departments, and other stakeholders and help them with their investment targeting, promotion and facilitation
  • Strategically build the investment promotion sector practice and expanding the client base in domestic / international markets
  • Be thorough with policies, acts, and regulations governing the projects handled by EDB
  • Work closely with the CEO-EDB and develop and monitor financial budgets of the investment promotion and facilitation vertical
  • Handle resource allocation within the vertical and manage the utilization of a team of consultants
  • Review proposals, financial models, joint ventures, project structuring, reports etc. and make necessary recommendations to relevant departments 
  • Responsible for ensuring the use of world class knowledge management methodologies and processes to create a centralized database
  • Proactively contribute to management and organization development activities including thought leadership, training, etc.
C. Mid-Level Consultant – Investment Promotion
Position: Mid-Level Consultant – Investment Promotion
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration in finance from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 7 years of strong experience in management consulting, investment banking, government consulting, industry associations, market research, working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Strong experience working with senior management in large private sector companies
  • Understanding of Key Sectors (Electronics, IT, ITeS, Manufacturing, Automobile and Auto Ancillary, Aerospace and defence etc.)
  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad job description
  • To develop the Go-to-Investor marketing strategies for EDB in each focus sector and proactively market potential projects to investors and facilitate their approval by the respective authorities
  • Establish relationships with the relevant stakeholders in the Government and other promoting agencies and oversee project management to ensure achievement of targets
  • To work closely with the sectoral ministries, state industries departments, and other stakeholders and help them with their investment targeting, promotion and facilitation
  • Strategically build the investment promotion sector practice and expanding the client base in domestic / international markets
  • Be thorough with policies, acts, and regulations governing the projects handled by EDB
  • Review proposals, financial models, joint ventures, project structuring, reports etc. and make necessary recommendations to relevant departments 
  • Responsible for ensuring the use of world class knowledge management methodologies and processes to create a centralized database
  • Proactively contribute to management and organization development activities including thought leadership, training, etc.
D. Young Professionals – Investment Promotion
Position: Young Professionals – Investment Promotion
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration in finance from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 2 years of strong experience in management consulting, investment banking, government consulting, industry associations, market research, working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Understanding of Key Sectors (Electronics, IT, ITeS, Manufacturing, Automobile and Auto Ancillary, Aerospace and defence etc.)
  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad Broad job description
  • Conduct market research and collate market intelligence to prepare investor marketing strategies for EDB in each focus sector and proactively market potential projects to investors and facilitate their approval by the respective authorities
  • Establish relationships with the relevant stakeholders in the Government including district administration and other promoting agencies and oversee project management to ensure achievement of targets
  • To work closely with the sectoral ministries, state industries departments, and other stakeholders and help them with their investment targeting, promotion and facilitation
  • Be thorough with policies, acts, and regulations governing the projects handled by EDB
  • Support review of proposals, financial models, joint ventures, project structuring, reports etc. and make necessary recommendations to relevant departments 
E. Senior-Level Consultant – Investment Facilitation (Project Implementation)
Position: Senior-Level Consultant – Investment Facilitation (Project Implementation)
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 12 years of experience in government advisory, transaction advisory management consulting, investment banking, government consulting, working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Understanding of PPP models, Joint venture structures, FDI procedures, treatment of land and allocation processes, sectoral incentives, banking and finance, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of financial model and project structuring
  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad Broad job description
  • To independently handle projects of high value from the concept to implementation stage
  • Provide handholding support to potential investors, state government agencies, and other departments throughout their investment process in the State, with a view to facilitate ease of doing business in the State
  • Be thorough with policies, acts, and regulations, including those of land allocation, governing the projects handled by EDB and be willing to contribute to other projects to ensure achievement of the targets of EDB
  • Establish relationships with the relevant stakeholders in the Government and other promoting agencies while handling projects
  • Provide timely project updates through reports or presentations to investors, govt. departments, and other stakeholders
  • Proactively contribute to the knowledge management database of the organization
  • Responsible for ensuring the use of world class knowledge management methodologies and processes to create a centralized database
  • Proactively contribute to management and organization development activities including thought leadership, training, etc.
F. Mid-Level Consultant – Investment Facilitation (Project Implementation)
Position: Mid-Level Consultant – Investment Facilitation (Project Implementation)
Qualifications
  • At least Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Public Policy, Law or Business Administration, Finance or Engineering from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad
Preferred Experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in government advisory, transaction advisory management consulting, investment banking, government consulting, working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Understanding of PPP models, Joint venture structures, FDI procedures, treatment of land and allocation processes, sectoral incentives, banking and finance, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of financial model and project structuring
  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills
  • Strong management skills, particularly in planning, scheduling, and managing multiple tasks and people working under tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations 
  • Demonstrated team management and mentoring skills
  • Experience in writing technical proposals and reports
Broad job description
  • To independently handle projects of high value from the concept to implementation stage
  • Provide handholding support to potential investors, state government agencies, and other departments throughout their investment process in the State, with a view to facilitate ease of doing business in the State
  • Be thorough with policies, acts, and regulations, including those of land allocation, governing the projects handled by EDB and be willing to contribute to other projects to ensure achievement of the targets of EDB
  • Establish relationships with the relevant stakeholders in the Government and other promoting agencies while handling projects
  • Provide timely project updates through reports or presentations to investors, govt. departments, and other stakeholders
  • Proactively contribute to the knowledge management database of the organization
F. Manager – Administration
Position: Manager – Administration
Preferred Experience
  • At least 10-15 years of strong experience in heading administration of office
  • Proactive approach to work and must be able to manage multiple tasks and people under tight working conditions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in telugu (spoken and written)
  • Demonstrated team management with experience in managing office events, and delegations
Broad job description
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of office, including infrastructure and office equipment, as well as adherence to cleanliness and safety standards in the office
  • Preparation of office procedures and office notes, while coordinating with various government stakeholders
  • Understanding of government procurement rules and regulations of Government of Andhra Pradesh essential
  • Plan and ensure availability of resources – printed material, stationery, gifts, safety, snacks, tea/coffee, etc. as required during meeting with delegates either at EDB office or elsewhere
  • Achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements, submitting information for budget preparation, scheduling expenditures, monitoring costs, and analysing variances
  • Handles procurement of printed materials required by the organization by obtaining requirements; establishes procedure for procurement, negotiating price, quality, and delivery; approving invoices
  • Provide supplies by identifying needs for reception, switchboard, security, mailroom, and kitchen; establishing policies, procedures, and work schedules
  • Ensures development and utilization of filing and retrieval systems in the office
  • Collaborate with all verticals in the organization to ensure smooth working of EDB
H. Manager – Information Technology (IT)
Position: Manager – Administration
Preferred Experience
  • At least 10 years of strong experience in handling IT (hardware and software) requirements of an organization
  • Proactive approach to work and must be able to manage multiple tasks and people under tight working conditions
  • Demonstrated team management with experience in managing IT needs during office events and delegations
Broad job description
  • Responsible for the establishment of the Information Technology policy for the internal working of Economic Development Board
  • Achieve IT objectives by anticipating requirements, submitting information for budget preparation, scheduling expenditures, monitoring costs, and analysing variances
  • Handles procurement and maintenance of IT related equipment required by the organization by obtaining requirements; establishes procedure for procurement, negotiating price, quality, and delivery; approving invoices
  • Plan and ensure availability of resources – laptops, desktops, printers, wi-fi, projectors, pen-drives, etc. as required during EDB events and meetings with delegates either at EDB office or elsewhere
  • Be accountable for upgradation and maintenance of EDB’s social media on a timely basis
  • Collaborate with all verticals in the organization to ensure smooth working of EDB
I. Manager- Design

Design and innovation is integral to many of our functions while drafting reports, developing presentations, publishing on websites, making interactive graphs/sheets, strategic communications material for our clientele, infographics etc.

Summary

Job title: Sr Associate: Creative and Design

Location: Hyderabad/Vijayawada, India

The Manager Design is charged with determining the best ways for us to visually represent our company’s identity. It's very much a people-oriented job, involving development of high-level concepts for design for various activities. It also involves working with the internal team and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding the government’s needs. At times, we require you to develop visual designs, and at other times, the Creative executive will be responsible for recruiting and managing third party design firms.

Responsibilities
  • Lead creative sessions for various events, promotional activities etc.
  • Manage multiple activities from concept through completion
  • Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy
  • Establish creative direction for the entire website.
  • Work with the team to develop concepts and present to management
  • Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects
Required Skills
  • Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design and management experience required; graduate degree preferred
  • At least 2 years experience working in publishing, web sites, e-marketing, and advertising
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design as well as industry best practices
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of the web; must understand Flash and have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions
  • A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process
  • Print and web design capabilities.
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best practices in interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping
  • Experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Flash
  • Experience with Adobe AfterEffects & video editing (a plus) needed for this position
  • Knowledge of HTML, DHTML CSS, Actionscript & Drupal
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments
  • Passion, Integrity, and Energy!
  • Willingness to relocate to Vijayawada is essential and interest in working in a start-up environment is preferred.
  • We are looking for team members, not mere employees, who share our passion for excellence and want to participate in the process building an institution. We offer an enabling environment where individuals are encouraged to take on responsibility and learn by doing.
J. Notification for fellowship
a) Background

The Economic Development Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh (EDB) has been established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh under the Chairmanship of Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh with the objective of promoting sustainable economic growth through investments into the State. EDB also acts as the nodal institution that coordinates and facilitates investors to set up projects by providing an investor friendly ecosystem. The mandate of EDB includes active promotion of the State of Andhra Pradesh as the ideal destination for investments, facilitate ease of doing business in the state, act as a single point of contact for investments, entrepreneurship development in the state, structure finances for major projects, act as a think tank for development of economic policies, promote venture funds and develop strategies for accelerated economic growth.

EDB intends to engage the services of competent candidates in a “Fellowship program” for the positions detailed hereafter. The Fellowship program is a unique and challenging opportunity to contribute towards the developmental trajectory of a new State and get excellent exposure to the workings of the Government. This experience seeks to provide a unique opportunity of exposure to Investment Promotion, Public Policy, Planning and Development. This programme requires candidates to demonstrate proven academic credentials, professional achievement and leadership qualities. Further, outstanding performers will be considered for longer-term assignment with the Economic Development Board.

b) Broad job descriptions :
Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Analysis of national and global growth trends in the short, medium and long term to identify opportunities and options for creating a sustainable growth trajectory
  • Compare investment policies across states and countries aimed at attracting investments as well as their approaches to more structural reforms
  • Analysis of policies/regulations that facilitates investments in the state and country and provide recommendations for the same
Identifying best practices
  • Review investment promotion and strategic planning institutions in India and abroad and provide assessment of best practices
  • Creation of a knowledge management system that would help investment facilitation in the state
Strategies for promoting key sectors and Industrial Clusters/Zones in the state
  • Case studies on successful industrial clusters and zones in India and abroad and identifying best practices in policies, structuring and promoting of such clusters
  • Conduct case studies on the industrial zones capturing the life cycle of the project with a focus on identifying various issues that cropped up during all the phases – proposal, sanction, construction and operation, and analyse the performance of these zones in terms of their investment and employment.
  • Recommend policy & operational changes for improving the competitiveness of such industrial zones
Financial Resource Mobilization
  • Perform a comparative analysis of the working of alternate investment funds – project development, investment facilitation, capacity building, viability gap funding, innovation fund etc., from similar bodies across the country and abroad
  • Identify global/domestic investment funds and analyse their focus areas and pattern of investment. Recommend approach strategies and create a database of relevant funds
  • Study the various models of funding infrastructure in the country and abroad and identify appropriate funding mechanisms for building the necessary infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh
Development of Entrepreneurship Models
  • Analyse the entrepreneurship & innovation situation in the state, nation and abroad, identify the best models and highlight the key success factors
  • Identify global models for promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Recommend policy and processes to promote Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Andhra Pradesh including financial/non-financial incentives and risk mitigation measures
  • Make recommendations for the structure of an entrepreneurship program to be established in the state including provision for facilitation of technology exchange and innovation, enhancement of entrepreneurship education and skills and improving access to finance
c) Eligibility:
Educational Qualification

    Masters Degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, International Relations, Law, Management, Computer Science or related fields from a recognized/reputed institution in India or abroad.

Work Experience

Candidates should have minimum of three years’ work experience before or after master’s program. The work experience requirement may be relaxed in exceptional cases in respect of deserving candidates.

Other Skills:
  • Excellent report writing skills, research experience and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Experience in using MS Office with excellent ability to use excel and PPT
  • Attitude to handle challenging tasks, deal with ambiguity and shoulder responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working on large projects for governments, private sector, multilateral clients and industry associations
d) Working conditions & Stipend

Duration of fellowship: 3 to 6 months

Stipend: up to INR 50,000 (approx. USD 770) per month

The fellowship will be based out of Hyderabad and Vijayawada; however, there could be substantial travel within the state, with logistical expenses reimbursed.

The candidates are strongly encouraged to bring along their own laptops.

e) Mode of application & selection process

The candidates will have to send their application by email to career@apedb.gov.in with the subject ‘Application to EDB Fellowship Programme, 2017’ with the following attachments:

  • A Cover Letter stating the position they wish to apply to
  • Scanned copy of the Student/Employee Id Card
  • Resume, not exceeding two pages
  • A recent original Writing Sample, not exceeding 1500 words (an extract of an existing work will also accepted)
  • Statement of Purpose, addressing both the questions below but not exceeding one page in total
    • What are your prior academic and professional experiences that would equip you for undertaking your most desired position?
    • How would this position help you in your career ahead?
f) Key Dates

Deadline for Application: 12th June, 2017

Announcement of list of Shortlisted Candidates: 19th June, 2017

Announcement of Selected Candidates: 23rd June, 2017

Please feel free to send your queries, to helpdesk@apedb.gov.in

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