WaterAid is looking for Technical Officer based in Bhubhaneshwar

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Technical officer - Based in Bhubaneshwar, India

The package for the position will be around Rs. 6 lakh Gross per annum.

WaterAid is an international nongovernmental 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. In 10 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 civil engineers for the position of Technical Officer for its Regional Office in Bhubaneshwar.  The post holder reports to the Regional Manager who has line-management responsibility, and has functional reporting responsibility to the Manager Technical Support at country office in New Delhi. The post holder is responsible to ensure adherence to technical standards and compliance to technical guidelines and policies in all the projects of the two regions North and East. The posy holder will extend technical support to the partners organisations in their implementation and encourage innovation.

Essential requirements for the post are, graduate in Civil engineering, 5 years of relevant post qualification work experience, of which 2 years in a similar position, good knowledge of WASH technologies, good experience in developing designs and models.  Experience of working with INGOs and ability to work in diverse team environment

This post is offered on a 4-year fixed-term contract normally renewable at the end contract, however it can also be renewed as we transit into an Indian entity. This is a transferable job.

For more information and to apply:

Completed applications should be sent to waindhr@wateraid.org

Closing date: 5th Sep 2010.

Tentative dates for interview: 2nd or 3rd week of September 2010 in Delhi.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview.