Knowledge and Communications Manager via DevNetJobsIndia

Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA)

Bangalore, Karnataka, India 🇮🇳

Job Description

for

Knowledge and Communications Manager

at BORDA South Asia

Organisation Profile

BORDA e.V. (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is a German multinational NGO specialized in full-cycle decentralized sanitation. Spread across 5 continents BORDA works specializes in low-cost urban water and sanitation solutions. For over 40 years, our award-winning solutions have empowered people and set new standards in 20+ countries around the world. We aim to play a leading role in international efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We have been actively implementing project in South Asia for last 30+ years through our local partners. The current phase of BORDA is targeted towards solving crises growing out of rapid, unplanned urbanization.

We work with small and medium towns and local authorities to enable them in providing their citizens with improved infrastructure facilities and service delivery in WASH sector. BORDA’s holistic, sustainable urban and regional planning approaches ensure efficient, reliable and affordable water, sanitation and energy services.

BORDA SA (South Asia) is the regional unit of BORDA, working in 4 South Asian countries – India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. It is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

For more information you can visit https://www.borda.org/ or follow us on our social media channels.

Project Details

The project focuses on the approach of integrated water management for improving municipal water supply and sanitation in small and medium towns in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The main components include – pilot demonstration of integrated and decentralized solutions for improved water and sanitation services, institutional strengthening and enhanced enabling environment. Our key areas of action include planning, project coordination and supervision support to partners with capacity building and dissemination of project learnings.

Background

BORDA is a professional organization which strives to engage passionate and driven individuals who want to make a social impact at scale. BORDA SA is looking for a vibrant and dedicated candidate for the position of ‘Knowledge and Communications Manager under its project titled ‘Integrated water management in urban areas as a core task of municipal services of general interest’. The candidate is supposed to manage the Knowledge and Communications Manager portfolio at BORDA SA and undertake the responsibilities mentioned in the below section.

BORDA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Qualification and Requirements

The candidate must fulfill the following requirements for the position,

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s or equivalent degree in the field of urban planning / public policy/ economics / political science/ civil engineering etc.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of knowledge management and dissemination (compilation and dissemination of reports, external facing written communication, donor reporting etc.), preferably in the field of Water and Sanitation
  • Experience in content development and writing
  • Flair for communication
  • Candidates must be well versed in MS Office application (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Candidates having proficiency in using design software like InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw etc. will be preferred

Responsibilities

The candidate shall be expected to fulfill following responsibilities as a part of Communication Manager’s portfolio,

Knowledge Management

  • Create an interactive database of BORDA’s project documentation (project lists, partner lists, photo archives, presentations, site visit kits, press kits, etc.) and knowledge materials (thematic reports, presentations, learning videos etc.)
  • Coordinate with and solicit inputs from various implementing, knowledge and network partners for the database
  • Manage, organize and update BORDA’s photo library, ensuring that a selection of high-quality photographs with appropriate content are available for reporting and public information needs

Content Development and Dissemination

  • Prepare/Proof read project reports, pitch presentations, project proposals, network presentations, publication materials etc. as per the need of the ongoing projects.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly newsletter for the South Asia region and disseminate in relevant networks  
  • Showcase BORDA’s efforts at global platforms by publishing one pagers/articles etc. in globally distributed news publications
  • Develop other content for outreach as per the requirement of the program

Communications Strategy and Branding

  • Formulate the communication strategy of BORDA SA with outreach plan
  • Align BORDA’s partners with the developed strategy and outreach plan.
  • Advance BORDA’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholders

Public Information

  • Proactively develop cutting-edge media materials, including videos and social media products
  • Organize outreach materials to ensure there are enough products on hand to be responsive to requests for information
  • Solicit information for reports, success stories, case studies etc. from program managers and implementing partners

Location

  • The opportunity would be based out of Bangalore; therefore, the candidate is expected to shift to Bangalore. The opportunity would also require a significant amount of travel (up to 20% of time) to project sites.

Date of joining

The selected candidate shall be expected to join the position on or before 1st June 2022.

Expected CTC

The range of annual CTC for this position is between INR 7,00,000 to INR 10,00,000. The annual CTC will depend on the work experience and last salary drawn of the candidate. 

Application Process

Please email your resume to careers@borda-sa.org and aseem@borda-sa.org with the email subject, “Knowledge and Communication Manager – 001”. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates for interview will be contacted.

Deadline for application

The last date for submitting the application is 10th April 2023. 


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development