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 Senior Manager – Water Resources & Policy and Hydropower
 World Wide Fund for Nature – India

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: May 4, 2009
 Email: hr@wwfindia.net (Reference: DevNetJobsIndia.org
)

 World Wide Fund for Nature – India
invites applications for the post of
Senior Manager – Water Resources & Policy and Hydropower
for a living planet®

WWF India, the country’s largest environmental conservation NGO is looking for a suitable candidate with exceptional ability and resourcefulness to be part of a dynamic, cross cutting team that is working on a high profile multi-year programme that seeks to ensure better management of the Ganga River and its basin in the face of climate change. The programme will integrate elements of water and energy management, climate impacts and freshwater biodiversity research, industries and urbanization, agriculture and irrigation, hydropower development and toxic pollution at the field and policy levels to develop strategies to ensure a “Living Ganga”.

We are looking for an experienced individual who can take the lead on the components of water resource management and water policy within this programme. This will include cutting edge work on environmental flows, its linkages with climate change, scenario mapping and modeling, and policy/advocacy including developing and implementing a work programme for promoting sustainable hydropower development practices and policies within government and industry. This is an exciting and emerging area of work which would have implications on river basin management throughout the country.

Key Job Responsibilities:

• Managing the work component within the “Living Ganga” programme dealing with water resource management and policy including which includes technical reporting, monitoring progress and coordinating and managing relationships.

• Co-ordinating with technical partners, research institutes, key national and international experts for assessment and modeling of environmental flows including development of an overall strategy on sustainable hydropower based on best practice in India and overseas.

• Developing and implementing policy/advocacy strategies (including providing inputs into policy/position papers) for engaging with Government and other decision makers at state as well as national levels.

• Coordinating and interacting with partners and stakeholders ranging from farmers to business and industry to promote integrated water resource management in the Ganga basin.

• Learning from emerging work globally on environmental flows and water resource sharing/management as well as representing WWF India on these issues in national and international fora.

• Interact with the global WWF network’s hydropower programme to promote lessons and best practices from India and bring in global perspectives to the Indian context.

• Developing strategic partnerships with different groups to promote the objectives of the project.

• Develop policy/position papers on sustainable water management (including sustainable hydropower) and communication materials for engaging with Govt. and other decision makers

• Working closely and collaboratively with team members dealing with other components of the programme including hydropower development, pollution management and climate vulnerability/adaptation.

Profile:

- A degree in Civil Engineering or post graduate degree in Environmental Sciences/Water Resources Management or in relevant social sciences (such as Geography, Politics or Economics) or a related field (or equivalent experience).
- At least 5-7 years of progressive experience in implementing programmes involving different stakeholders with a focus on environmental issues and working at both field and policy levels.
- Extensive understanding of water resources planning and policy issues in India. Some knowledge of climate change and energy issues would be desirable.
- Proven experience of project management, ideally within the environmental sector
- Excellent communication, presentation and interactive skills both in English and Hindi.
- Ability to work as part of cross-cutting, interdisciplinary professional team.

The position is based at WWF-India Secretariat, New Delhi.

Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities. Interested candidates should apply along with a covering letter justifying why s/he should be considered for the position by 04th May, 2009, giving full details regarding compensation received in the present and previous assignments, expected salary, and three references to:

Director-HR & Manpower Development, Human Resources Department, WWF-INDIA, 172-B, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003 (Ph. 4150 4815-19) Email: hr@wwfindia.net

PS: Please write on the subject line 'the name of the post' applied for. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

Those who have applied before for the position need not apply again.

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