Project Officer (Water School Programme)

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WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organisations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature, for the position of Project Officer-Water School Programme for managing the Education & Awareness, work with communities and school children and training Programmes on water conservation

Location: Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh
The JobProfile:
Policy & Advocacy

  • Coordinate and Network with stakeholders including the Government, NGOs, businesses and local communities to mitigate the threats in the Ganges stretch from Narora to Hastinapur.
  • Liaison with State agencies on Implementation of sustainable water management practices leading to ecological health improvement in the wetlands and tributaries of the Ganga.
  • Contribute to address the threats to fresh water ecosystems by engaging with local, district, state and national government.
  • Help in developing effective communications, outreach and advocacy strategy that supports the objectives of the Wetlands programme in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Liaison with the Education Department, Forest Departments and other line departments to mainstream water school curriculum in Uttar Pradesh.


  • Establish partnerships and procure requisite approvals from District Administration, Education Department, and School authorities for the implementation of water schools.
  • Selection of schools along the Ganga River stretch in Narora and Hastinapur. Oversee the activities of the water school team including training needs assessments, curriculum development and training of trainers and so on.
  • Coordinate water school field team and responsible for implementation as per the schedule developed.
  • Support in developing guidelines for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene practices.
  • Establish a talent pool of 30 Young Environment leaders (YEL) to spread knowledge on WASH and ecosystem conservation.
  • Support in selection of 10 Master water school trainers (MWST) from school teachers in consultation with DIOS.
  • Support in selection of 150 teachers from 70 schools to act as Water school Trainers (WST).
  • Organize training programme for MWST, WST and YEL as per the training module developed.

Model Schools

  • Out of the total 70 schools, select 10 Schools (Five each in Narora and Hastinapur) along the stretch of River Ganga to be developed as model and promote sustainable water and agriculture practices.
  • Capacity building of teachers, students and parents on various aspects of water conservation and related issues.
  • Coordinate activities in schools like forming ECO WASH Clubs, Water & Biodiversity audits, sanitation and hygiene, Handwashing campaigns and Ecosystem Health Assessment.

Model Village

  • Selection of 10 villages in consultation with communities and district administration to be developed as model.
  • Coordinate awareness programmes on sanitation and hygiene. Run a student’s led campaign on the same.
  • Promote water saving and waste management practices/techniques in the village.
  • Coordinate Water trainers and Young Environment leaders in implementation of water and agriculture management practices.


  • Develop communications material to inspire the local community and other stakeholders to take positive action towards sustainable management of resources.
  • Organise workshops and stakeholder meetings as and when needed.
  • Design and implement a campaign to mainstream water conservation in the district.
  • Develop and implement a media engagement strategy to promote water conservation along the stretch of River Ganges.

Other responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit technical progress report as well as work plans for the project.
  • Represent WWF-India in various seminars, conferences, workshops to present the work of Water school Programme.
  • Assist the core team of WWF-India’s Programme on River, Wetlands and Water Policy on other issues as per the programmatic requirement.
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary, according to organizational priorities.

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:

  • Post-Graduation qualification in Social Work.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of post-qualification experience in education work with communities and school children
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Passionate about environmental issues
  • Good networking skills, efficient in planning and execution

Apply Via Email to: 
[email protected]
Last Date for sending applications: 31st May, 2017
Submission Details:
Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Project Officer-Water School Programme”, in the subject line.
The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.
WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.