WaterAid India is looking for a Programme Officer - Policy Research and Rights


WaterAid India - Programme Officer (Policy Research and Rights), New Delhi

WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer.

WaterAid has operations in 26 countries of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region. In India WaterAid operates as a liaison Office (Country Office) in New Delhi and Additional Liaison (Regional) Offices in Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, and Lucknow. In10 states across the country WaterAid supports the work of a large number of national and regional NGOs in the provision of safe and effective water and sanitation for poor and marginalized communities. Our team of professionals includes programme, policy and finance staff. India Country Programme is one of WaterAid’s most established programmes in Asia with a total of 50 staff and a current annual budget of about Rs.25 crores. WAI’s programme focus in the coming five years will be promoting and securing the rights and access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation for many poor people through direct services and millions more through our influencing work. This will include significant inputs of research, documentation, advocacy, networking and supporting NGOs.

WaterAid India invites applications from experienced and qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer (Policy Research and Rights) for its Country Office in New Delhi. The post holder is responsible to undertake research on various themes and anchor the agenda of mainstreaming right to water and sanitation and equity and inclusion, and reports to the Director Policy & Partnership. Programme Officer Policy research & Rights is part of Policy and Partnership team, and will work with WaterAid’s programme teams, partners and networks to take forward the Right to water and sanitation, in a manner consistent with WaterAid’s strategy, values and approach.

Essential requirements for the post are:

  • Master’s degree with five years experience
  • Impressive experience in networking and undertaking research
  • Demonstrable communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge about campaigns and movements, social, and political issues of the country, with effective influencing, negotiation skills
  • Desirable qualifications are knowledge of human rights experience of working in water, sanitation programmes

The package for the position will be around Rs.6.5 lakh Gross per annum

This post is offered on a 4-year fixed-term contract normally renewable at the end contract

For more information and to apply, please download the Job Description and application form here

Completed applications should be sent to waindhr@wateraid.org

Closing date: 31 January 2010

Tentative dates for interview 1st or 2nd week of February in Delhi

Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview

January 31, 2010 12:00AM