CSE- Director for Water & Sanitation Programme Opportunity in New Delhi, Deadline: March 6th, 2022.


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CSE- Director for Water & Sanitation Programme Opportunity in New Delhi, Deadline: March 6th, 2022.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is looking for someone to head its ‘Water and Sanitation’ initiative and shape research, advocacy as well as capacity building in the domain. Applicants should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in water conservation, treatment and wastewater management.   
The ideal candidate must have the leadership skills to head a large team and build alliances. They will be expected to work independently, but also collaboratively.  
The organisation is looking for a person with the imagination and motivation to be a part of the change the world needs. They should have the commitment as well as skills to research, write and persuade for stimulating that change.  

Key areas of the programme are:
  • Focus on making cities water-sensitive, including effective septage sludge management and sewage treatment in India. 
  • Promoting nature-based solutions like stormwater / rainwater harvesting, wetland management, groundwater management, water efficiency and conservation in urban areas 
  • Providing technical support in designing and implementing pilot blue-green infrastructure / spaces for effective urban flood management, improved water supply, safe disposal and treatment of septage, including decentralised wastewater treatment.
  • School of Water and Waste: A capacity building initiative of CSE at the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) located at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning, teaching and innovation centre which offers short training programmes for practitioners, trainers and other key stakeholders from India and other countries. 
  • CSE works extensively in the Global South for establishing policy principles, innovative technologies and implementation strategies to help lay the foundations of a water and waste-prudent society. Its objective is to engender south-south cooperation to exchange information and build capacity in the areas of safe and sustainable water management and sanitation. 
Qualification and experience: 
We will prefer candidates with PhD, civil engineers, planners / architects or post-graduates in environment / wastewater engineering or a related field. A mix of technical and policy background will be preferred. 
Applicants should have the experience of applied research, on-site technical field support, advocacy and training. They should possess sound knowledge of government policies / reforms in the urban water sector. 
Other requirements include strong networking and liaising skills, willingness to travel frequently, fluency in both written and spoken English and Hindi.  

Salary - Will be commensurate with experience and skills. 
Location: New Delhi
Application Deadline: March 6th, 2022. 
Procedure for application: 
To apply for the above position, please visit  jobs.cseindia.org  and choose ‘Director – Water’.  

Or post it to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011-29955124/5125; Fax: 29955879. 
  1. S. - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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