City Technical Specialist via DevNetJobsIndia

WaterAid

Hyderabad, Telangana, India 🇮🇳

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job titleCity Technical Specialist- Hyderabad (1)
LocationHyderabad
PositionFull Time, Fixed Term with a three month probation
Reporting toProgramme Coordinator
Reporting fromNone directly. Will coordinate activities with 9 member team comprising of:City Coordinators (2)Community facilitators (7)

          WaterAid India‘s (WAI) mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. WaterAid India’s goal is to “Make Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) poverty history in the country”. WAI has piloted a project in Hyderabad, Telangana to promote Covid appropriate hygiene behaviours and improve WASH infrastructure to promote these behaviours in communities, schools, Anganwadi Centres and healthcare facilities. WAI is looking for a suitable candidate who will provide technical support for implementation of WASH (Water, sanitation and hygiene) infrastructure development activities in Hyderabad. The person will also lead water conservation activities and set systems and measures for sustainability of rainwater harvesting structures in the city.

BROAD EXPECTATIONSDELIVERABLES 

Technical assessment

  • Identify locations for WASH infrastructure development activities
  • Conduct feasibility assessments for the WASH infrastructures
  • Collect necessary secondary data to support hardware interventions
  • Prepare design, estimates and contribution plan

Support during construction

  • Identify and assess vendors
  • Support discussions with community based organisations and other institutions on O&M and other technicalities
  • Get required approvals from line department authorities
  • Supervise work on sites and engage with contractors
  • Ensure that the works are in line with WaterAid standards
  • Collect and verify bills and submit for settlements
  • Take quality pre, post photos, and submit to team

Other tasks

  • Ensure hardware activities are sustained for long with all the technical sustainability indicators met
  • Ensure set construction targets are met as per plans and with quality
  • Support the City Coordinator to discuss with team regarding the works and technical standards, motivate identified institutions for contributions and execute the work in time with quality
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Diploma/ Graduation / Post graduation (or equivalent) qualification in Civil Engineering/ any other relevant stream.
  • Additional qualification in water, sanitation and hygiene will be an added advantage.

Qualifications

Essential

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in similar organisation/ functional context.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, in Telugu and English
  • Ability to travel unaccompanied and extensively across Hyderabad and suburbs
  • Proactive and self-motivated, capable of engaging persuasively with various stakeholders
  • A self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to prioritise, set and meet deadlines 

Desirable

  • Sound understanding of issues pertaining to drinking water in urban communities
  • Experience of working in urban WASH and water conservation in a community setting will be an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please download attached application form. Applications submitted only on WaterAid’s standard application form will be considered.
  • Please send your bio-data to [email protected]. Mention ‘City Technical Specialist- Hyderabad’ in mail title.
  • Applications received by 20th August 2021 will be considered.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated for the interview.

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

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