Opening for "Director (Water and Sanitation)", TARU Leading Edge Private Limited, New Delhi

Opening for "Director (Water and Sanitation)", TARU Leading Edge Private Limited, New Delhi
Opening for Director (Water and sanitation)

The Position: The Director- Water and Sanitation- will be based in the company's Gurgaon office. The role is envisaged to cover the areas of business development, networking, project management and quality assurance, managing and mentoring teams to convert vision and strategy into disciplined execution, nurturing client relationships along with playing an active role in broader organization development.

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Roles and Responsibilities:

- Business Development

- Develop and manage partnerships with Government institutions, INGOs, Research and Academic Institutions, other consultancy firms, and individuals working in this area

- Technical & Managerial Responsibilities

- Provide timely, high quality advice for ongoing projects at all stages of the project cycle, including policy and program design, implementation, reporting, technical advice and monitoring & evaluation.

- Would be responsible for the quality of output on the projects as well as strict adherence to the timelines committed to clients.

- Analyze the progress by technical packages, share field experiences, lessons learned, research / assessment findings and coordinate inter-package linkages on field activities.

- Conduct field visits to the project sites and identify strengths / weaknesses in program implementation and provide on-the-spot feedback and technical assistance to improve both individual and institutional performances for effective programming.

- Strategy Development and Communication

- Team and Partner Management

- Development and adherence to work plans

- Will be required to participate in project related meetings with donors, give presentations on the projects’ progress as well as the final report, besides participation in workshops and consultations.

- Contribute to the conceptualization, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on subjects related to WASH specially and any others undertaken by the organization.

- Develop and organize quality assurance and propose necessary changes, improvements and initiatives in project delivery.

- Knowledge Management

- External Representation

- Contribute articles in scientific and non-scientific journals.


- PhD and or Master’s degree or a Professional degree in Public Health Engineering / Civil Engineering /Environmental Engineering/Urban Planning/Geo hydrology / Public Health / Rural Development/Social development or any other discipline relevant to this role.

- Minimum 15 years of extensive experience in managing & implementing WASH Projects both in rural and urban areas, out of which at least 5 years should be in a leadership role.

- Demonstrable experience in programme management, project delivery, quality assurance, supervising teams, managing budgets and multiple work plans, report writing, etc. in the WASH sector.

- Experience of working in collaboration with the government (at the Centre/state level) in the implementation of programmes.

- Familiarity with the general Business Development Cycle both for international agencies  as well as government clients.

Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note to with the subject line indicating “Director – WASH – Taru Leading Edge”. 

June 20, 2014 12:00AM