Job title: EAII Advisors Regional Coordinator (Water) MP

Company: Evidence Action

Job description: Job Description:This position is with EAII Advisors, Evidence Action’s technical partner in India.Position OverviewJob Title: Regional CoordinatorEmployment Status: ConsultantTerm: 3 months contractLocation: Shivpuri and BhopalNumber of positions: 1 in each locationEAII Advisors invites applications for the position of Regional Coordinators to be based in Madhya Pradesh.About the Position:The Regional Coordinator will report to the State Safe Water Manager (SSWM) and will be required to work in close coordination with various team members from the state team. The RC will represent EAII’s Water Treatment Pilot at the regional/district level and provide technical support to strengthen the implementation of the water treatment pilot. RC will work closely with the region/district/block officials of the state government department of water, Jal Jeevan Mission, and community stakeholders. The RC will be responsible for the installation, operation, and coordination of their designated water treatment sites.Responsibilities:Advocacy● RC will be the contact person for regional/district/block level officials and will maintain good working relationships with senior officials of the regional/district administration. Their interaction with these officials will be guided and have approvals from the state office● Represent Evidence Action in engagement with communities and local populations to inform them of the piloted water treatment devices and serve as the pilot focal point for any community-level challenges● Lead water treatment training and sensitizations for government officials, local stakeholders, water service committees, site personnel, and communitiesProject Implementation● Support SSWM across all phases of the pilot from pilot establishment to implementation to scale down and transition● Travel to various locations in allocated regions for around 15 working days in a month, as per organization’s guidelines and program requirements● Facilitate access to water treatment sites for suppliers, contractors, consultants, information management firms, and organizational leadership● Oversee installation, operation, and maintenance of water treatment devices in designated region● Hold suppliers and contractors accountable for work, agreements, and warranties under contract● Work with the SSWM to manage and facilitate the data collection and information management firm(s) in your state to capture baseline, pilot conduct, and post-pilot information● Oversee assessment of each device’s installation process, operational feasibility, and device efficacy of water treatment technologies in your region● Participate in pilot team meetings as required● Maintain a learning perspective and throughout the process capture and document in written form lessons learned, challenges, and recommendations on devices, pilot design, and pilot implementation. Share regular daily status reports with the state team for all progress in their assigned area● Help inform a final recommendation and report to your state level government and Jal Jeevan Mission on the performance and efficacy of the water treatment technologies in their designated intervention points● Perform all duties as assigned from time to time by the SSWM, coordinate with other colleagues and support to other program staffRequirements:Essential Qualifications, Experience and CompetenciesEssential● Graduate with 3-5 years of experience in the development sector preferably in the field of Water, Public Health, Sanitation, Hygiene with government or NGOs.● Demonstrated experience working with and managing suppliers and contractors● Ability to set priority and handle multiple task with ease● Detailed-oriented and accurate in work performance● Experience in program implementation at district, bock and community level● Experience of collaboration and coordination with government officials of Water or Health at regional, district and block levels● Good communication skills in Hindi and English● A valid driving license and a vehicle (2/4 Wheeler). (Please note that organization will not be providing any dedicated vehicle as per the policy. Consultants are responsible to make arrangements for their own vehicle).● Submission of copy of driving license is a must.● Computer skills, MS office.Desirable● Understanding of local dialect is preferred● Strong coordination and follow up● Experience of capacity building of government stakeholders at district level and below● Experience in preparing and managing presentation and reports consisting of varied data sets● Passionate to bring changeDisclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.Benefits:Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with the individual’s credentials, experience, and previous pay scale.About EAII AdvisorsEAII Advisors, Evidence Action’s technical partner in India, supports the implementation of the school and Anganwadi-based National Deworming Day program, as well as iron and folic acid supplementation programs, across 11 states by providing technical assistance to applicable state ministries of health, education, and women and child development. Moving forward, EAII Advisors aims to expand its impact by collaborating with more state governments on these existing programs, as well as supporting new public health, water, & nutrition programming.About Evidence ActionEvidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development – we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Since our founding in 2013, we have reached over 515 million people globally with our interventions. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Program has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Safe Water Now provides sustained safe water access to over 10 million people in Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.We drive innovation. Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.We are global. Across nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.We have big ambitions. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.About the India Safe Water TeamEvidence Action’s program provides safe drinking water to over 10 million people across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that water treatment may be among the most cost-effective interventions available to save young children’s lives, reducing all-cause child mortality by about 25%. The Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW) program – based on research by a Nobel-winning economist – utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable interventions. Evidence Action recently launched a next generation technology, In-Line Chlorination (ILC) in Uganda and Malawi, targeting rural, peri-urban, and urban communities, which has the potential to be even more cost-effective. Over the past year, we’ve more than in East Africa and are actively exploring opportunities for expansion into new countries.In addition to its longstanding work in East Africa, Evidence Action, through its technical partner in India, EAII Advisors, is launching a major technical assistance program to help the government of India reach 17.5 million people with safe water. This complements the Indian government’s effort to bring water access to every household in the country.All contracting arrangements will be made through EAII Advisors Private Limited. EAII is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at EAII is based solely on an individual’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. EAII does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, caste, creed, colour, religion, gender, origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.All candidates applying for the position should upload a resume along with a cover letter mentioning current and expected salary.We may end this search process earlier than the specified close date in case of exceptional candidates. Due to resource constraints, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Job date: Fri, 17 May 2024 07:21:52 GMT