India nationals: Project Coordinator

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

New Delhi, Delhi, India 🇮🇳


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR Research Center is looking for a competent, self-motivated, and dynamic candidate to join IWMI’s office in Delhi, India as Project Coordinator.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for performing a coordinating role in IWMI India’s bilateral projects and IWMI’s OneCGIAR initiatives in India working closely with IWMI India Representative and project leads. The Project Coordinator will ensure an enabling environment among the project teams, implementation partners, and key stakeholders for timely delivery of the project outputs.


  • Contribute to preparing accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration, monitor the ongoing progress of the programme, and highlight potential risks to programme delivery.
  • Support the identification, development, and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved donors programme.
  • Assist in interaction with government, private sector, development partners and the donors including various reporting.
  • Track project portfolios, outputs, progress reporting updates, project progress, including project deliverables, and provide administrative support to the Project Leaders to ensure that agreed timelines are adhered to.
  • Assist CR India and key project leads in budgets, financial, operational and logistics for smooth operation of projects.
  • Ensure that enquiries and correspondence to the Project Leaders are responded to appropriately and timely.



  • A postgraduate university degree in the field of environmental science, climate change, policy or other scientific/related disciplines relevant to water resources for multi-sectors.
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience, including at least 4 years of demonstrated experience in project coordination and management processes with international organizations or other development partners.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, particularly when preparing correspondence and briefings.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with social media and the ability to use such media to promote inter-office communications and information sharing.
  • Prior experience in water management, agri-food systems or climate change with international organizations preferred.


  • The ability to effectively establish priorities and plan, organize, implement and monitor work activities with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Demonstrated skills in project management software.
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation methods for participatory decisions and shared visions with stakeholders.
  • Excellent command in using MS Office and other computer softwares at a highly proficient level.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Personal attributes include high standards of conduct, respect, flexibility, and sound work ethic.
  • Experience in the preparation of scientific information and papers.
  • Experience in building and sustaining relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Effective listening skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.


What we are offering:

This is a nationally recruited position and only candidates who are eligible to work in India will be considered. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. The duration of the contract is two years.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply for the position by following the application instructions at We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) February 07, 2023 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.





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