Based on the WHO/UNICEF Joint monitoring programme (JMP) 2017 estimates, India’s WASH coverage is as follows:
Sanitation coverage is at 60% (93% Urban and 44% Rural); Drinking Water is at 88% (93% Urban and 85% Rural).
Further, based on the National Family Health Survey – 4 (2015-16) and WHO/UNICEF/World Bank 2016 joint estimates, India is home to one-third (46.8 million) of the 156 million stunted children world-wide. Similarly, there are around 50 million wasted children in the world, of which India alone houses 18.3 million (37%) of them. About 520 million people defecate in the open.
Safe WASH services in Communities and in institutions including Schools, Anganwadis and Health centres not only prevent Water borne diseases and infections for all including infants and children and helps children survive and thrive, but supports them to reach their full growth and development potential, which has an impact on learning and educational outcomes; and hence improving India’s macroeconomic growth.
Who can Apply
The following qualifications will be required from prospective interested candidates:
- University degree in Civil, Environment Engineering/Statistics/Water Supply/Hydrogeology/Environmental Sciences and Management/ Population sciences/ Social Sciences and social work/urban and regional planning/ Public Health/Rural Development and Management/Monitoring and Evaluation/Research/Environmental Sustainability and Climate Changes/ Emergency preparedness and Response, and related fields.
- Technical knowledge: Knowledge about WASH programs including in context of India. Knowledge/familiarity with the national WASH flagship programs – SBM(G), WASH in School, WASH in Health Centres, Water Supply and NRDWP programmes and its status in the India and states, Environmental Sustainability and climate changes, Development programmes in urban areas, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
- At least 1 years’ progressive experience of working in water, sanitation and hygiene sector in communities and/or institutions. This may include experience in sanitation and water technology; capacity building (CB), Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC); Project formulation; Data management and analysis; Water Safety and Security Planning; Monitoring and Evaluation; Documentation and Report writing; Environmental Sustainability and climate changes, Development programmes in urban areas; Research
- Proven ability to advocate effectively with national state and district level officers of counterpart and other departments
- Basic Knowledge of statistics, computation and analysis. Working knowledge on analysis package like SPSS/ EP-Info/STATA will be an added advantage
- Computer literate and conversant with MS Office and its application, internet, e-mail. Ability to use computer software i.e. MS Office, MS Excel, PowerPoint, online data bases, and Internet programs
- Knowledge of WASH Management Information Systems, data bases, monitoring and evaluation tools
- Previous experience working with UN or bilateral agency will be an advantage
- Knowledge on urban WASH and emergency response will be an added advantage
- Language: Good verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English and Hindi is required. Knowledge of other local Indian language as relevant to the state is an asset. Good negotiation and influencing skills supported by excellent communication and presentation skills is desirable.
- Demonstrated excellent motivational skills to achieve behavior change in communities
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to establish harmonious and effective working relationships with governmental, non-governmental and civil society organizations
How to Apply
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December 4, 2019