Technical Specialist (WASH) via DevNetJobsIndia

WaterAid

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 🇮🇳

Job titleTechnical Specialist (WASH)
LocationBhopal, MP (1 position)
Project/DepartmentProgramme
Reporting toState Programme Director
Contract Duration1 Year

1.Context:

Jal Seva Charitable Foundation (JSCF) is registered in India as a not for profit company under Chapter 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. JSCF, is an associate member of WaterAid International and uses the brand name ‘WaterAid’ in India.

WaterAid India seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

We started in 1986 because no non-profit like us existed. We are determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.

In India, WaterAid works with communities in rural and urban areas. Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have reached millions of people with these three essentials – clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene – enabling communities to unlock their potential to break free from the cycle of poverty and to change for good.

We will not stop. Not until clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere.

WaterAid India’s (WAI) country office is based in New Delhi with State Offices in Bhopal, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Patna and Lucknow. We currently work in 11+ states across the country.

WAI’s Programme focus in the next five years is on ensuring that communities – especially low-income families – are WASH secure i.e. with assured access to safe drinking water at the household level; with safely managed sanitation’ institutions such as anganwadi’s, schools and health care facilities with adequate and appropriate WASH infrastructure and with good hygiene behaviors. We seek to do this through demonstration and the provision of technical and knowledge support to governments at all levels who can facilitate this adoption on scale.

2.Roles & Responsibility:

A. Implementation of technological interventions

  • Support to State Programme Director in piloting technical interventions/ innovations related to sanitation ( especially on liquid waste management and FSM)  in the WaterAid’s operational districts of MP. This includes support in site selection, DPR preparation, onsite implementation support to district teams and monitoring of WASH infrastructure
  • Generate evidence on performance of technical interventions piloted in the State programme and course correction if needed
  • Support to State Programme Director on extending technical support to Govt. of MP as and when required
  • Training of key stakeholders and district teams on various technical interventions related to WASH
  • Strengthen community processes for operation and maintenance of technical interventions carried out in project districts
  • Support team in organising events for learning dissemination at the State and District level
  • Support to State Programme Director by contributing to State specific policy development
  • TS will be responsible to provide technical support for all WASH interventions

B. Other responsibilities

  • Support in preparing regular project updates and donor reports
  • Facilitate WAI project related assessment, monitoring/quality assurance, donor visits, audit visits
  • Identify and establish rapport with other experts who can add value to WAI’s efforts with regard to various WASH themes
  • Undertake any other activity/ work as directed by Line Manager or Supervisor looking at larger program commitments in WaterAid
  • Support in proposal writing
  • Review of MIS for timeliness and correctness of all infrastructure related outcomes
  • Support and facilitate Purchase Requisitions (Technical) as per timeline and process
  • Support internal and external audits

C. Administrative

  • Ensure deliverables committed under planned interventions of the State
  • Follow financial procedure of WaterAid on procurement process and expenses

3. Eligibilities and Qualifications:

A. Qualification:

Graduate/ Degree in one of the following:

  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering

B. Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a non-governmental organisation, supporting projects on WASH
  • Experience working in close coordination with government departments is desirable
  • Experience in imparting trainings related to WASH themes 

4. Skills, Aptitude and Attitude:

  • Proficiency in making AutoCAD Drawings & modelling. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Understanding of basic financial management and reporting relating to construction activities
  • Proficiency in Hindi and English.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical and communication skills, Good writing skills
  • Knowledge & understanding of the local cultural context, governance and systems will be desirable

Other requirements

  • Proactive and self-motivated individual capable of engaging persuasively with various stakeholders
  • A self-starter, able to work Independent
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Able to prioritise, set and meet deadline

WAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Women and the differently abled are encouraged to apply.

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Job Email id:waindiahr(at)wateraid.org
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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development