Regional Coordinator (Water) via DevNetJobsIndia

Evidence Action

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India 🇮🇳

Description

Evidence Action- India Program

Position Overview

Job Title: Regional Coordinator

Engagement: Consultant (11 months)

State: Gujarat

Number of positions: Two

Last date for submission of applications: January 22, 2023

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places. Last year Deworm the World reached 280 million people with deworming medications, partnering with governments to launch, scale, and sustain mass school-based deworming programs, including in India. Meanwhile, Dispensers for Safe Water provided 4M people across rural Africa with clean water, saving thousands of young lives. The approach relies on an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source. These serve as just two examples of the work Evidence Action is undertaking.

In addition to running these scaled programs, Evidence Action leverages its unique Accelerator to develop the next generation of programs. These programs are rigorously tested to ensure exceptional scale, cost-effectiveness, and clear evidence of impact. In 2019 we launched an ambitious new strategy, intending to double our impact over the next five years, with much of that impact coming from new programs identified and scaled through the Accelerator.


Evidence Action has a presence across 7 countries, with major offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C. Evidence Action’s programs have been recognized by GiveWell, the Skoll Foundation, the Life You Can Save, Giving What We Can, and covered in the Economist, NPR, and the New York Times.

In India, Evidence Action’s technical partner EAII Advisors provides technical assistance to select state government’s ministries of health, education, and women and child development to implement the school and Anganwadi based National Deworming Day program and Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation program to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development. In the long term EAII Advisors aims to expand to provide technical support to more state governments and on other public health & nutrition issues too.

EAII Advisors invites applications for the position of Regional Coordinator to be based at the office locations in Gujarat.

About the Position:

The Regional Coordinator will report to the State Program Officer or the State Program Manager and will be required to work in close coordination with various team members from the state team. The RC will represent EAII’s Water Treatment Pilot at the regional/district level and provide technical support to strengthen the implementation of the water treatment pilot. RC will work closely with the region/district/block officials of the state government department of water, Jal Jeevan Mission, and community stakeholders. The RC will be responsible for the installation, operation, and coordination of their designated water treatment sites.

Responsibilities:

Advocacy

  • RC will be the contact person for regional/district/block level officials and will maintain good working relationships with senior officials of the regional/district administration. Their interaction with these officials will be guided and have approvals from the state office
  • Represent Evidence Action in engagement with communities and local populations to inform them of the piloted water treatment devices and serve as the pilot focal point for any community-level challenges
  • Lead water treatment training and sensitizations for government officials, local stakeholders, water service committees, site personnel, and communities
  • Support SPO or SPM across all phases of the pilot from pilot establishment to implementation to scale down and transition
  • Travel to various locations in allocated regions for around 15 working days in a month, as per organization’s guidelines and program requirements
  • Facilitate access to water treatment sites for suppliers, contractors, consultants, information management firms, and organizational leadership
  • Oversee installation, operation, and maintenance of water treatment devices in designated region
  • Hold suppliers and contractors accountable for work, agreements, and warranties under contract
  • Work with the SPO or SPM to manage and facilitate the data collection and information management firm(s) in your state to capture baseline, pilot conduct, and post-pilot information
  • Oversee assessment of each device’s installation process, operational feasibility, and device efficacy of water treatment technologies in your region
  • Participate in pilot team meetings as required
  • Maintain a learning perspective and throughout the process capture and document in written form lessons learned, challenges, and recommendations on devices, pilot design, and pilot implementation. Share regular daily status reports with the state team for all progress in their assigned area
  • Help inform a final recommendation and report to your state level government and Jal Jeevan Mission on the performance and efficacy of the water treatment technologies in their designated intervention points
  • Perform all duties as assigned from time to time by the SPO or SPM, coordinate with other colleagues and support to other program staff

Project Implementation

  • Support SPO or SPM across all phases of the pilot from pilot establishment to implementation to scale down and transition
  • Travel to various locations in allocated regions for around 15 working days in a month, as per organization’s guidelines and program requirements
  • Facilitate access to water treatment sites for suppliers, contractors, consultants, information management firms, and organizational leadership
  • Oversee installation, operation, and maintenance of water treatment devices in designated region
  • Hold suppliers and contractors accountable for work, agreements, and warranties under contract
  • Work with the SPO or SPM to manage and facilitate the data collection and information management firm(s) in your state to capture baseline, pilot conduct, and post-pilot information
  • Oversee assessment of each device’s installation process, operational feasibility, and device efficacy of water treatment technologies in your region
  • Participate in pilot team meetings as required
  • Maintain a learning perspective and throughout the process capture and document in written form lessons learned, challenges, and recommendations on devices, pilot design, and pilot implementation. Share regular daily status reports with the state team for all progress in their assigned area
  • Help inform a final recommendation and report to your state level government and Jal Jeevan Mission on the performance and efficacy of the water treatment technologies in their designated intervention points
  • Perform all duties as assigned from time to time by the SPO or SPM, coordinate with other colleagues and support to other program staff

Requirements

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

Essential

  • Graduate with 3-5 years of experience in the development sector preferably in the field of Water, Public Health, Sanitation, Hygiene with government or NGOs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and managing suppliers and contractors
  • Ability to set priority and handle multiple task with ease
  • Detailed-oriented and accurate in work performance
  • Experience in program implementation at district, bock and community level
  • Experience of collaboration and coordination with government officials of Water or Health at regional, district and block levels
  • Good communication skills in Hindi and English
  • A valid driving license and a vehicle (2/4 Wheeler). (Please note that organization will not be providing any dedicated vehicle as per the policy. Consultants are responsible to make arrangements for their own vehicle).
  • Submission of copy of driving license is a must.
  • Computer skills, MS office.

Desirable

  • Understanding of local dialect is preferred
  • Strong coordination and follow up
  • Experience of capacity building of government stakeholders at district level and below
  • Experience in preparing and managing presentation and reports consisting of varied data sets
  • Passionate to bring change

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Benefits

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with the individual’s credentials, experience, and previous pay scale.

All contracting arrangements will be made through EAII Advisors Private Limited. EAII is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at EAII is based solely on an individual’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. EAII does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, caste, creed, colour, religion, gender, origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

All candidates applying for the position should upload a resume along with cover letter mentioning current and expected salary.

We may end this search process earlier than the specified close date in case of exceptional candidates. Due to resource constraints, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.


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