Project Manager

Posted By: WaterAid India


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Program Development & Management

Public Health/WASH

Job Description

Reporting to the State Programme Director, the Project Manager will be overall responsible for the project implementation and delivery. S/he will lead the project team and stakeholder interactions. She/he will also closely work with the Director- Programs, based out of HO at Delhi.


Roles & Responsibility:


Project Outcomes

  • Responsible for ensuring that all project activities are carried out as per plan and area need
  • Responsible for alerting any adaptation and change that may be required in program strategy, implementation or design
  • Implement the Project Implementation Plan activities in timely and effective manner ?Develop detailed plans and activities – physical and financial for implementation

Team management

  • Lead and manage the team to ensure high quality performance - technical, social, infrastructure and government engagement
  • Ensure staff motivation and adherence to WaterAid’s values and code of conduct 

Stakeholder engagement

  • Build and maintain relationships with government stakeholders at the state and district level
  • Leverage resources from government as per project commitments and their WASH mandate
  • Coordinate and regularly interact with stakeholders to build their awareness and support


  • Ensure regular project monitoring as per agreed project MEL plan 
  • Work with PMEL and Communications Team to ensure effective documentation
  • Produce high quality project narrative reports as required


  • Track timely utilisation and variance of project budget
  • Follow procurement process and expenses and support bill verification
  • Consolidate and compile monthly reports with statement of verified bills
  • Support internal and external audit visits

Health and safety

  • Ensuring compliance to the organisation’s policy and procedures, such as risk management, Health and Safety policy, Water Quality Protocols, etc.

Any other duties as may be assigned by State Program Director /HO  


Eligibilities and Qualifications:



  • Post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, rural development or similar fields
  • Work experience between 7 to 12 years in a similar organisational/ functional context. 
  • Experience in project report writing/donor reports preparation 
  • Current and demonstrated work experience in oDirectly implemented large scale projects, preferable in WASH   oManaged similar sized and geographically spread out teams with diverse skill sets oExperience of working closely with the government at state and district levels

Skills, Aptitude and Attitude:

  • Professional language proficiency in English and Hindi 
  • Experience designing, leading large behaviour change projects with tangible results
  • Experience in establishing social enterprise in WASH or similar fields   ?Ability to understand local dialects of Hindi and converse in them

WAI, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.


Women and the differently abled are encouraged to apply.  

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:WaterAid India
  • About Organization:WaterAid India is part of the global WaterAid network which seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.