Senior Programme Manager for Urban Water - Sanitation Programme

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Delhi, India
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NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an established research and advocacy institute, is looking for Senior Programme Managers for its Water Programme. The programme aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies and implementation strategies for water and wastewater management. These efforts have been directed towards meeting the twin goals of laying foundation for water prudent society and adapting to climate resilience.

Key areas of the programme - focus on the preparation of city sanitation plans for effective septage/faecal sludge management including sewage (in target cities located on the Ganga river basin), water sensitive design and planning including rainwater harvesting, urban lake management, water efficiency and conservation. This involves programme and technical support in planning, designing and implementing pilot fecal sludge/septage and decentralized wastewater treatment It includes local reuse of faecal sludge and septage that make sustainable and affordable systems.  

Another important component of the programme is School of Water and Waste – a capacity building initiative of CSE – Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) located at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning , teaching and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable citywide solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by the global south. This capacity-building hub with state-of-the-art teaching – learning and instituted collaborations and MoUs with Government and other knowledge partners offers short training programmes for practitioners, trainers and other key stakeholders – from India and other countries.

This is mid-level position that entails high quality applied research and capacity development activities, online courses, short training programmes for mainstreaming best management practices aimed at promoting sustainable water/waste and effective fecal sludge and septage management in urban and rural context. The Senior Programme Manager will report to Senior Programme Director. 

We would prefer PhD, Civil Engineers or Planners/Architects or Post-graduates in Environment/Wastewater Engineering or related field with at least 10-12 years of work experience. Candidates with lesser experience (6-10 years) will be considered for the positions of Programme Manager and Deputy Programme Manager. 

Candidates with experience in providing technical support for implementation of pilot projects related to water, sanitation and fecal sludge management will be preferred. 

Candidates having relevant experience in developing and coordinating training programmes related to water, sanitation and faecal sludge management will be preferred. 

Candidates should have experience of applied research and on-site technical field support, advocacy and training. He/she should also have a good working understanding of other organization groups and individuals in the water and sanitation sector including government policies/reforms in urban water sector. 

The candidate should be able to work in tight-knit and dynamic team that works on a wide range of issues related to urban water management. He/she should have strong networking and liasoning skills, the willingness to travel and be fluent in both written and spoken English and Hindi. The position is based in Delhi and but may involves frequent travel to target project towns/cities. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Location: Delhi

Application Deadline: September 20th, 2020. 

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘SPM – Water Delhi’. 

  1. S. - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.