Project Manager

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Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)
Rishikesh, UT, India
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 


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Project Manager
Global Interfaith WASH Alliance India

The Organization

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is the world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world where every human being has access to safe, healthy and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Under the guidance and inspiration of founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan, GIWA was launched by UNICEF at UNICEF World Headquarters in 2013.

In the state of Uttarakhand, GIWA will be working with its partners to deliver a Life Skills Education Based Curriculum in 16 schools and community interventions in 4 slums, in the Rishikesh area. We envision a future in which the women and adolescents of Uttarakhand receive access to information, skills and services which expand their consciousness of self and others. Through this targeted intervention we will empower youth and their communities to make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self-management skills that may help them lead a healthy and productive life and result in positive outcomes for society as a whole, with a focus on protecting the girl child.

The project will see the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum in Upper Primary Schools through training existing school teachers and mentoring them throughout the school year. Community interventions will be used concurrently to empower youth to take active leadership roles in the community, to further impact the communities of the area. This will be a stand alone project within GIWA managing a small and impact driven team of 7 full time employees, reporting directly to the Board and GIWA Committee.

• To mentor and monitor the Community mobilizers to implement the project in community
• To design the parameters for selection of peer educators
• To oversee the capacity building program of peer educators
• To work with communication consultant to design and print various communication materials and branding the project in schools and slums
• To design, implement and monitor the community intervention
• To enhance capacities (including mind-set change) of school teachers and staff to understand and respond to needs and concerns of school going adolescents.
• To enhance knowledge, skills and build attitudes to enable young people and women to make informed and responsible decisions related to their health and well-being.
• To orient youth and women as change leaders to lead and support positive change in health seeking behaviours in their families, schools and communities.
• To establish linkages with government programs and schemes to improve access to required services and opportunities for growth.
? To provide targeted faith-inspired campaigning, to end gender disparities and harmful social norms and practices affecting value of girls and women in the society.
• To implement a mass SBCC campaign at the 2021 Kumbh to engage the community in positive discussions

Position Description:

GIWA is currently inviting applications for Project Managers. These full-time positions will be located at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India and will be expected to move to Rishikesh to implement the activities there. The incumbents will have strong backgrounds in the management of people, projects and resources in a nonprofit environment, and will have exceptional skills in supervising all aspects of programmatic implementation, from creation to completion.

Responsibilities and Duties:

A. Project Development, management and Execution :
a. Assist in the development of project scopes and objectives
b. Develop and implement detailed project plans
c. Create and maintain strict focus on ensuring timelines and benchmarks are met, determining workable solutions for deviations
d. Oversee relevant staff, volunteers, ensuring that all are performing their roles well, and providing mentoring support or upgrading for disciplinary actions as necessary
e. Aid in the recruitment of staff, volunteers, consultants and vendors as necessary
f. Coordinate internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of projects
g. Ensure resource availability and allocation throughout projects
h. Track project performance to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
i. Perform risk management to minimize project risks
j. Manage teams of field staff, set rosters, provide field visits and ensure online and offline managerial tools are utilized
k. Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget, and of exceptional quality

B. Relationship Management :

a. Forge new ties and/or strengthen ties within institutions, schools, communities, organizations and others that may be necessary for the carrying out programmes
b. Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, which may include governmental officials, teachers, educators, community members, youth, partners, faith leaders and others
c. Assist in the identification and recruitment of key project partners and vendors
d. Meet with clients to clarify requirements and communicate project progress

C. Measurement and Reporting:

a. Define approaches and tools required to measure project performance
b. Oversee monitoring and evaluations and other documentation activities, ensuring proper tabulation of data, determining programmatic accelerators, and providing workable solutions for decelerators
c. Manage changes to project scopes, project schedules and project costs
d. Ensure daily reports and timesheets are maintained and submitted
a. Develop reports for donors and other key stakeholders
b. Ensure accountability of all pertinent team members in report submission

B. Special Projects (events in community or on site):

a. Spearhead special projects as needed, applying strong managerial skills
b. Perform research and develop programmatic approaches
c. Assist in proposal writing and partnership development, and other activities that may be required in ensuring special projects are successfully implemented
d. Design and management of special on-ground initiatives, such as travelling roadshows, and outreach at mass events

E. Job Requirements:

a. Over 5 years proven experience working in project management
b. Experience managing field-based projects in a non-profit or humanitarian organization
c. Professional-level verbal and written communication skills, in English and Hindi
d. Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
e. Proven ability to develop and manage timelines, budgets, and personnel associated with project implementation
f. Proven ability to deliver projects on time and on budget, even when handling multiple projects simultaneously
g. Excellent external and internal communication and collaboration skills, with knowledge of working environment and field conditions in India
h. Confidence and capability to take initiative and develop strong relationships with other team members, peers, and Directors
i. A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making
j. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products
k. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate field of study

F. Skills and Proficiencies:

a. Project Management
b. Process Improvement
c. Planning
d. Performance Management
e. Inventory Control
f. Verbal Communication

G. Personal Attributes:

a. Self-driven and willingness to take initiative
b. Ability to address issues and problems in a timely manner and seek solutions in consultation with the GIWA Committee
c. Enthusiasm for community engagement and networking
d. Sound values and work ethics

This is a full-time position; located in Rishikesh, India; candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, which may require early mornings and late nights

Remuneration shall be based on the candidate’s experience and expertise.

If interested, please send CV and cover letter to our team on: