Coordinator (Water Stewardship)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Coimbatore, , IN

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from self-motivated and dynamic individual individuals with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature to work as a Coordinator- Water Stewardship to support our Rivers, Wetlands & Water Policy Division.
India’s rapid economic growth is leading to new and increased conservation challenges at multiple levels. WWF-India, the country’s largest conservation organization seeks to address these challenges through addressing both biodiversity conservation and humanity’s environmental footprint.
WWF India’s current program areas include, Climate Change & Energy, Sustainable Forest Management, Water Resources/River Basin Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Species and Landscape Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Conservation. These programs work across sectors and regions in various parts of the country. In addition to conservation of biodiversity through field programs, WWF-India also aims to transform the policies and practices of key industrial sectors to reduce their ecological footprint and develop innovative sustainable and low carbon growth solutions.
In order to seek solutions to address India’s significant water challenges, businesses will need to play a more responsible role in the way it uses water both in its direct operations and in the supply chain. This water stewardship role, if not pursued with careful deliberation, brings significant risks. There is growing consensus that water challenges pose significant risks to industries that use water, as an input to production. Water is the ultimate shared resource and requires collaborative management.
Globally, WWF has been pioneering and developing new water stewardship initiatives to foster genuine, far reaching contributions to responsible water management. Water stewardship engagements span a range of activities from better understanding of biodiversity and aquatic and other wildlife; water accounting, audits, demand management and efficiency initiatives; water footprint assessments and response, to pro-active investment in river basin management; and participation in national and international water policy debates.
Locations: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
The Job Profile: 

  • Manage WWF-India’s Water Stewardship program in the Western Ghats. Build a team and establish partnerships to roll out the program.
  • Build relations and liaison with a range of key stakeholders, such as businesses, NGOs, consultants, government and multilateral agencies to develop and implement collective action on river basin management
  • Undertake standard project management tasks as required including drafting project concepts, preparation of budgets and work plans, managing contracts with consultants and partners, and completing timely reports to donors and WWF senior management
  • Lead advocacy around adoption of sustainable policies and practices in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders to ensure basin water security
  • Work closely with the cross cutting teams working on Sustainable business, Species and landscapes and Rivers, Wetlands and water policy. 
  • Representation of team’s work at different forums 
  • Any other task, as may be entrusted by the reporting officer or by the Director – River Basins and Water Policy

Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:

  • Master’s degree in Environment/ Water Management, Business or a related field
  • 5-6 years’ experience in project management with an understanding of water issues and solutions.
  • Prior experience in the geography and working with businesses and government will be an advantage
  • Technical proficiency or experience in the field of sustainable water management, Natural-resource management or Sustainable Development would be an advantage.

Desired Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Tamil (Preferable).
  • Excellent project administration, program management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage by objectives with considerable independence, competence and discretion. 
  • Proven ability to interface and collaborate with internal and external partners/organizations.

Apply via Email to:[email protected]
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.
Last Date for sending applications: 20thAugust, 2018
In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Coordinator-Water Stewardship”, 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.