Jal Bhagirathi Foundation is looking for Advocacy and Communication Specialist

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Jal Bhagirathi Foundation Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF) is a ISO 9001:2000 certified NGO headed by H.H. Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur and Shri Rajendra Singh (Magsaysay awardee 2001), and is working in 200 villages spread over 2500kms of the Marwar region in the The Desert of Rajasthan.

Jal Bhagirathi Foundation works towards strengthening the capacity of desert communities to manage their scarce water and natural resources through traditional best practices. With active participation from the community JBF acts as a catalyst and facilitator for the construction and restoration of traditional water harvesting structures in the Marwar region.

Common property resources like pasture lands; sacred groves, gravely lands and cultivable wastelands play an important role inpreserving the local bio-diversity. JBF is attempting to empower village level institutions to adopt a pragmatic approach towards development and restoration of common property resources, benefits of which will accrue to the entire village community.

The strategy focuses on capacity building and training of rural community for development and proper management of ecological resources. The Foundation follows a participatory approach and emphasizes on strengthening village level institutions to effectively manage natural resources. Women empowerment is promoted through their participation in project planning, execution and management. Sustenance and effective governance of ecological resources is therefore ensured through participation of stakeholders.

All programs, activities and strategies of the Foundation aim towards one goal: involving, empowering and making the village community self-reliant.

The Foundation has also initiated an action oriented advocacy campaign to further the cause of a clear water sector policy and related reforms. It believes that the voice of the people should be heard before policies are framed for their benefit; from objects of policies, people should become subjects of these policies.

Location: The Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


JBF is selecting a Development Professional to head its advocacy unit with specialization in Water, Environment or NRM. It is a very exciting job opportunity with tremendous potential for growth and learning.

Job Description 

  • Effective Participation inGovernment Committees and Civil Society Forums
  • Policy Research
  • Documentation
  • Developing Communication Tools and IEC Materials
  • Workshops
  • Networking

Desired Candidate Profile

  1. Research Scholar with a Graduate/Post-Graduate degree in social sciences, and rural development with excellent communication skills in English and at least 5 to 10 years experience in action based advocacy research, preferably in NRM.
  2. The position requires a strong passion for action in water or NRM related issues, commitment to participatory development, and an interest in grass root projects.
  3. Should have strong documentation and report writing skills.
  4. Candidates should have a strong background in development studies, and keenly interested in developing domain expertise in exciting and new areas of theorisation and action.

All applications should be sent with a covering letters to the following email address: HR@jalbhagirathi.org

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Contact Details:
Ms. Ankita Vijay
Jal Bhagirathi Foundation
D66 (B), Sawai Madho Singh Road,
Bani Park,
Jaipur 302 016
Tel: +91-141-4025119 (Ext. 102)
Website: http://jalbhagirathi.org/

December 20, 2010 12:00AM