Vacancy: Program leader - water management

Forwarded to the Portal by: Poulomee Ghosh, Third Sector Partners Image Courtesy:IRRAD 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 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, 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. The announcement can be downloaded as a .doc file here:Program Leader - Water Management

June 25, 2009 12:00AM