Project Manager via DevNetJobsIndia

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)

India 🇮🇳

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is the world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world where every human being has access to safe, healthy and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Under the guidance and inspiration of founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan, GIWA was launched by UNICEF at UNICEF World Headquarters in 2013. Learn more:
GIWA is currently inviting applications for experienced, dynamic, confident and proactive Project Manager with a special interest in and dedicated support for interfaith projects. We are looking for a well-organised person who has experience in creating and delivering social impact and interfaith programming. These full-time positions will be located at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India and will be expected to move to Rishikesh to implement the activities there. The incumbents will have strong backgrounds in the management of people, projects and resources in a non-profit environment, and will have exceptional skills in supervising all aspects of programmatic implementation, from creation to completion.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the jobholder is to manage the GIWA Projects such as:

• Interfaith Harmony and faith based organisation engagement
• Empowering Women through sustainable livelihoods programmes and activities, including formation of SHGs and sustainable buy-back models
• Rural Development activities,
• Youth empowerment and LifeSkills education programme,
• Environmental Preservation and Water Conservation, such as Faecal Sludge Management and promotion of decentralised technology that can manage solid and liquid waste with overall responsibility for effective and efficient management and delivery of the project through annual planning, budgeting, reporting, managing field officers and day-to-day project operations consistent with project cycle management and the project’s goal and to the highest standards of programmatic quality.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management:

• Assist in the GIWA Committee in the development of project scopes and objectives including managing changes to project scopes, schedules and costs
• Lead, manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation and management of project activities according to the project document and milestones
• Develop and implement project plans with project staff and GIWA Committee to ensure effective project implementation
• Create and maintain detailed timelines/work plans for all project deliverables and key milestones; hold delivery teams (i.e. volunteers, field officers, freelancers, vendors) accountable to project plans.
• Track project budget finances and staff hours consistently and accurately based on time management system within project budget tracker spreadsheets.
• Oversee monitoring and evaluations and other documentation activities, ensuring proper tabulation of data, determining programmatic accelerators, and providing workable solutions for decelerators
• Develop reports for donors and other key stakeholders

Special Projects (events in community or on site):

• Spearhead special projects as needed, applying strong managerial skills
• Perform research and develop programmatic approaches
• Assist in proposal writing and partnership development, and other activities that may be required in ensuring special projects are successfully implemented
• Design and management of special on-ground initiatives, such as travelling roadshows, and outreach at mass events

People Management & Training;

• Aid in the recruitment of staff, volunteers, consultants and vendors as necessary
• Manage and supervise the work of project field officers & the project staff
• Ensure team and individual work plans are prepared and followed
• Ensure daily reports and timesheets of the project staff are maintained and submitted
• Support field officers in preparing their annual performance development objectives
• Undertake performance development reviews of the field officers & the project staff
• Establish knowledge gaps and specific learning needs of project staff (Field officers) and coordinate staff capacity building for effective project implementation

Skills and Competencies:

• Proficiency in collaboration and networking within and among faith-based and non-faith-based organizations.
• Experience in and commitment to enabling and engaging faith-based communities and
• Able to work independently, with minimal supervision, while maintaining supervisory accountability and team interaction.
• Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.
• High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Cultural competence

Knowledge & Experience:

• At least 10-12 years of relevant post qualification professional experience;
• Experience with faith-based communities and organizations preferred
• A high level of understanding of project cycle management approaches, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building.
• Considerable experience in budgeting/financial procedures, and writing management and financial reports to partners
• Proven ability to motivate, provide technical support and guidance to a diverse team of staff and partners
• Skills in training/facilitation of development processes, including mobilisation of communities and networking among different development partners such as community-based organisations and government officers


Post-graduate or higher qualification in field of Management, Public health, community heath, rural management, social work or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university or institute.

Please send CV and cover letter to our team on: [email protected].

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