Monday, June 8, 2009

Programme Leader for Water Management Required for Indian NGO

POSITION TITLE: PROGRAM LEADER – WATER MANAGEMENT
LOCATION: Gurgaon
REPORTING TO: Group Leader

OVERVIEW:
The Sehgal Foundation is one of the leading nonprofit organizations working in the Mewat District of Haryana. It has established an Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) in Gurgaon, Haryana which has four centers; the first one for Program Implementation, the second one for Rural Research, the third one for Policy, Governance and Advocacy, and the fourth one for Capacity Building of the villagers.

IRRAD's mission is to implement Integrated Sustainable Village Development (ISVD) in select village clusters, build capacity in rural development, undertake rural research, improve village governance, and serve as a premier knowledge institution for rural development and poverty reduction in India. IRRAD implements programs and conducts research in the following areas:
(a)Water Management; (b) Rural Health; (c) Income Enhancement including Agriculture; (d) Life Skills Education; and (e) Alternative Energy.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
The Sehgal Foundation is looking to hire their Program Leader – Water Management. The key responsibilities in this role will be as follows:
Collecting information about water related issues and create digitized mapping
Conceptualize the probable solutions to water related problems and implementation through community participation
Supervision, monitoring of projects and provide technical support to field level team
Working with community to create awareness regarding the environmental issues
Developing project plan, designing, budgeting, implementation and monitoring strategies
Training of implementation team and community groups
Studying the project outcomes and writing success stories
Networking with organizations having expertise on water related issues.
Represent the Foundation at various workshops, conferences and meetings
Development and formulation of training modules
Program documentation, writing proposals and writing research papers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS SPECIFICATIONS:
Must Haves:
Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in the area of Water Management preferably in water distressed areas.
The incumbent should have demonstrated through past experience the ability to work with partners and communities to develop innovative water management models
Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, reporting and computer skills, with fluency in English and Hindi.
· A team player with strong program management skills. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside of the organization.
· Graduate degree preferably with a specialization in Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related fields.

COMPENSATION DETAILS: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Third Sector Partners, a leading CxO and board search firm in the Not for Profit sector has been retained by Sehgal Foundation for this search. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note to application.water@gmail.com , or Contact us at: +91 22 6660 3558/6660 3559. Only short listed candidates would be contacted. A detailed document on the mandate will be available on request. Last date for receiving applications is 25th June 2009.

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