Program Specialist

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India)

Sayla, Gujarat, India 🇮🇳

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India)

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-government organization. AKRSP (I) was established in Gujarat in 1984 and it seeks to contribute to rural poverty reduction through community involvement and empowerment that leads to the efficient management and improved productivity of natural resources.

Position: Program Specialists

Location: Sayla

Education: civil engineering, postgraduate/ diploma – Rural Management, master’s in social work (MSW) or Environment science

Experience: experience in implementing /facilitating community managed drinking water supply schemes. knowledge of technical design of water supply schemes is essential. Should have 6 to 7 experiences in the development sector with at least 3 years’ experience in implementing community owned /managed drinking water schemes at ground level.

Skills and competencies required to meet the job requirement:

• Institution building,
• Experience in implementing /facilitating community managed drinking water supply schemes.
• Knowledge of technical design of water supply schemes is essential
• Programmatic reporting and establishing the monitoring system for effective tracking of program


• Providing technical inputs in preparing village action plans, preparing plans and estimates of water supply schemes, preparing training modules and imparting trainings to community, members of VWSCs , pump operators on the concept of sustainable operation and management of water supply schemes .
• Enabling behavior change to people / Gram Panchayats members/ VWSCs through different tool of communication to ensure smooth operation and Maintenance of drinking water schemes
• Establishing the effective relation with Panchayati Raj Department at state/ District level.
• Facilitating State level ToT for roles and responsibilities in long term operation & maintenance of piped water supply schemes.
• Facilitating local entrepreneurs for providing drinking water services, ensuring minor and major services required in term for better functionality of drinking water schemes
• Capacity building of PRI members and VWSCs about successfully implementation of operation & Maintenance.
• Developing the communication material to create awareness of scheme at different levels.
• Providing the training of government officials using standard modules.
• Facilitating the exposure visit of government officials and support agencies to the existing community managed drinking water schemes.
• Providing leadership and technical support to teams at SHTs to develop conceptual clarity and address the issues on water and its convergence with other themes and developmental needs of the area.
• Preparing training calendar based on training need assessment of staff and supporting teams in completing capacity building activities.

Female candidate will be given priority.

Interested candidates are requested to apply through our organization website




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development