Intern (Trans-Boundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA))


Kolkata, , IN

Job Description

Job Title : Intern

Department : Programme & Advocacy

Location : Oxfam India Kolkata Humanitarian Hub with field travel to TROSA project areas

Level / Pay Band : NA

Contract : Term of 5 months

Reports To : Asst. Manager – TROSA

Scope of Position

To ensure effective implementation of Trans-Boundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) project in India, by acting as Networks Coordinator for TROSA. The Network Coordinator will be responsible day to day management and coordination with TROSA networks on Water governance in UP and Assam

Key Responsibilities

1. Overall responsibility of managing day to day coordination on water governance and early warning with TROSA associated Networks and Multi Stakeholders’ Platform in Brahmaputra, Saralbhanga and Sharda river basins in Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

2. Work towards strengthening of networks associated with TROSA including INJAF, BIFA, Brahmaputra WG-CAN, SA – Regional Platform for EW

3. Contribute towards formalising structure of currently loose network – WG-CAN

4. Frequently and systematically engage with relevant stakeholders on water governance, including Government line departments, media, Academicians and researchers, youth leaders etc to contribute towards networks objectives.

5. Support TROSA partners in designing and implementation of Network strategies with focus on Water Governance and early warning.

6. Establish virtual platform for day to day network engagement.

7. Manage monthly discussion forums for TROSA networks.

8. Prepare and circulate network newsletters and periodic reports.

9. Support networks in organising consultations, campaigns commissioning studies etc for issues related to TROSA programme.

10. Support team in overall coordination of TROSA networks. As required by TROSA represent India programme in national and regional platforms and learning forums.

11. Any other project work assigned by reporting manager.

12. The programme may require travel visits to UP, Uttarakhand and Assam

Skill and Competence

Essential: Master’s/ M.phil in Water Governance/Social Science/ Environmental Science/ Regional Development/ Sociology/ Economics/ Geography/ Population studies/ Political Science/ Social Work/ Planning or related field.

Should be fluent in English, and have good working knowledge of another Indian language, preferably Hindi.

Computing skills (should be fluent in MS Office, especially Word and Excel and electronic communication).

Work Experience – in any prior work experience in development sector.


During the course of employment the post holder may be required to move base on a temporary or permanent basis to any workplace controlled by Oxfam India


The candidate should be willing to travel within the region/country extensively and be deployed for extended periods in humanitarian response programmes in the field.

Date Issued

3 Feb 2020

Last date for application

10 Feb 2020


Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above

Company Profile

Oxfam India

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We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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