Sunday, February 23, 2014

Research Officer - WaterAid India



WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the differently abled are particularly encouraged to apply.

Research Officer 

Location: New Delhi


WaterAid India invites applications from experienced and qualified professionals, to develop and manage research on Water and Sanitation, with particular emphasis on exclusion, water security, including integrated water resource management and water quality and associated issues of poverty, gender, exclusion, and health impact
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 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, Lucknow, and Bhubaneshwar. 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 54 staff. 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 ofResearch Officer forits Office in New DelhiResearch Officer will be working within the Policy Unit to develop and manage research on Water and Sanitation, with particular emphasis on exclusion, water security, including integrated water resource management and water quality and associated issues of poverty, gender, exclusion, and health impact. The post holder will also be responsible for documentation which includes the publication of newsletters and updating the resource centre. The post holder reports to the Head of Policy at WaterAid Country Office at New Delhi.

Essential requirements for the post are Post graduation (or equivalent) qualification in one of the following areas: social sciences, international development, economics, Water/Natural Resource management, environment, social policy, engineering, mass communication. Minimum five years experience of working in development field with atleast two years experience in policy research and/or advocacy activities. Understanding of research techniques and exceptional communications and presentation skills. Additional qualification in water, sanitation, hygiene education will be an added advantage.
Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment


For further information on this job vacancy, please visit www.wateraid.org/jobs. Please note that ONLY applications submitted on WaterAid's standard application form will be considered.Completed applications should be sent to waindhr@wateraid.org Closing date: 2ndMarch 2014. Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview.


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