India nationals: Project Coordinator and Communications Officer

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

New Delhi, , IN


The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to demonstrate their communications and project management skills to support the multi-year Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience (SoLAR) project, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and coordinating project activities, including administrative and financial tasks; tracking project timelines and deliverables; and carrying out regular follow-ups with the project team and partners. The incumbent will also be responsible for the communication and knowledge management aspects of the SoLAR project, including, developing content for the project website and other communication outlets.


Project management

  1. Coordinate project activities, including administrative and financial tasks.
  2. Track project timelines and deliverables, and carry out regular follow-ups with the project team and partners. During this process, be the main point of contact between the SoLAR Regional Project Leader (RPL), SoLAR country project leads and the Program Management Unit (PMU) at the headquarters of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
  3. Work closely with the SoLAR-RPL and ensure effective communication and coordination between the various IWMI country offices in South Asia, as well as with project partners.
  4. Establish effective coordination, monitoring, information sharing and reporting systems.
  5. Help in ensure timely preparation of annual/quarterly project work plans, and progress/final technicaland financial reports, and ensure these are submitted to IWMI headquarters and to the donor in a timely manner.

Communications and knowledge management

  1. Coordinate monthly meetings with all IWMI staff associated with the SoLAR project and prepare meeting minutes.
  2. Regularly update the SoLAR project website (including content development) in coordination with the information and communications technology (ICT) team at IWMI headquarters.
  3. Design, brand and format all communication materials related to the SoLAR project, by creating a brand for the project within overall IWMI branding guidelines and using the same look and feel.
  4. Create brochures, flyers and other communication materials, as required, for all regional and national events.
  5. Facilitate content creation, writing and publication of regular project updates/bulletins (monthly) in consultation with all IWMI project staff and partners, using a standard format/style.



The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A master’s degree in international development, social sciences, public administration, rural development/management, communications/journalism, or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience (communications and program management) with international/national research organizations and/or international donor agencies that support research and development projects.
  • Proven ability to draft, edit and produce high-quality written content and reports focused on results.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, and fluency in either Hindi, Urdu, Bangla and Nepali is also desirable.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural team.
  • Knowledge of web content management software; Mailchimp, video editing, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop; and data visualization tools and graphics.
  • Proven experience working with the government, civil society, international organizations and donors


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 will initially be for a period of three years with the possibility of extension.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through 24:00 (IST) on April 19, 2020 (Sunday).

Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae, cover letter which addresses IWMI’s requirements stated above, and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in identifying candidates for this position and its staff. Women are encouraged to apply.





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