Technical Specialist

Posted By: WaterAid India


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Technical Advisor / Specialist

Public Health/WASH

Job Description



In consultation with the district teams, the Technical Specialist will be overall responsible to assess requirement and plan for potential solutions for water source sustainability and grey water and solid waste management in the districts. Identify the need for engineering surveys and develop detailed project reports for all hardware work.Provide technical support to district team on technology selection, gap assessment and Detailed Project Reports as and where required. The Technical Specialist will also be required to identify agencies and individuals to be engaged for specific technical assignments in the project. S/he will closely work with the District Coordinators, based at district Karauli (Rajasthan) and Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) to understand the needs of the location and provide support accordingly.


Roles & Responsibility:

  • Anchor all technical interventions related to implementation of hardware by district teams in the project.
  • Supervise and guide district team to develop high assessment of available WASH infrastructure in the intervening panchayats
  • Provide support and monitor timely completion of all hardware work planned in the project with excellent quality. 
  • Support and guide district teams to ensure standard quality of hardware interventions in the project.
  • Responsible to ensure adherence to technical standards and compliance to technical guidelines and policies in all the projects
  • Undertake monitoring visits to sites to ensure adherence to quality standards.

1.                Technical Support & Capacity Building Training

  • Develop capacity building plans related to grey water and solid waste management, Rural FSM and water security & source sustainability in consultation with SBM (G), Zila Panchayat, Gram Panchayat.
  • Coordinate and provide technical support to district government in building strategy for grey water and solid waste management, Rural FSM with reference to SBM 2.0 and water security & source sustainability in rural context.
  • Support District and Panchayats to develop Grey water and solid waste management and Water Security model action plan for execution at village/GP level preferring simple technology.

2.                Reporting:

  • Development and submission of Technical reports, Designs, drawings and estimates.
  • Develop comprehensive village level Grey water and solid waste management, non-sewered sanitation and water security plan.

3.                Health and safety

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

4.                 Any other duties as may be assigned by District Coordinator / Head – Strategic Project


Eligibilities and Qualifications:


a.)              Qualification/Experience:

  • Post-graduate/graduate degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or environmental engineering
  • Work experience between 7 to 10 years in a similar organizational/ functional context.
  • Experience of working closely with district/state government on the issue of water & sanitation will be desirable
  • Strong technical understanding with ability to analyse WASH infrastructure gaps, and provide possible solutions to makers in sustainable sanitation and water security
  • Good understanding and experience of small size faecal sludge/Grey water treatment technologies and their selection for appropriate contexts is required.
  •  Experience on non-sewered sanitation and Faecal Sludge Management (FSM).

b.)              Skills, Aptitude and Attitude:

  • The Candidate should possess excellent computer skills in MS Office and relevant applications
  • Problem solving skills from a techno-economic point of view will be preferred.
  • Professional language proficiency in English and Hindi. Additional knowledge of Tamil will be an advantage
  • Familiarity with design and drawing in software like AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, Global Mapper Software, digital methods (GIS) will be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.
  • Hands on approach to problem solving and trouble shooting
  • 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.