Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India
Senior Manager/Manager (Natural Resources Management)
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Ahmedabad Gujarat
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 14 2021


About the Organization

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-government development organization. AKRSP(I) works as a catalyst for the betterment of rural communities by providing direct support to local communities. AKRSP(I) is active in over 2400 villages of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. It has impacted lives of over 1.5 million people from marginalised sections of society. Over 80% of the households impacted by AKRSP(I)'s work belong to marginalised communities like tribals, dalits, and minorities. Over 60% of beneficiaries are women who form a core group for program interventions.

AKRSP(I) has pioneered various participatory development approaches in the country and has won various national and international accolades for this. The backbone of AKRSP(I)'s work is the empowerment of rural communities, particularly in underprivileged communities and for women - through collectivization as well as promotion of individual enterprises. Building self-reliant people's institutions for financial inclusion, livelihoods enhancement and improved rural governance is the heart of the organization's approach. Currently AKRSP(I) has major interventions in the areas of:

Job Description/Responsibilities

Candidate will be required to lead natural resources management (NRM) vertical of the organization. This will require providing technical leadership, implementation management, budgeting, costing, outcome analysis, team capacity building around watershed management, irrigation projects, PIM, forestry, clean energy projects etc. It is compulsory for this position to be able to independently lead engagement with donors, field teams, consultants, and government agencies.

  • Manage a large multi-state program activities on irrigation development, watershed management, and clean energy.

  • Project planning, technical designs of structures, cost-estimates, implementation management, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting and government liaison will be integral part of job responsibility. 

  • Manage field teams and enhancing their capacity on NRM activities including community collectives on NRM.  

  • Monitoring and Knowledge management particularly from climate change mitigation perspective will be among the key responsibilities.

  • Preparing and submitting high quality project progress reports.

  • Partnership development with government, donors, technical institutions, and other NGOs working in sustainable agriculture and related sectors.

  • Policy related work on irrigation, watersheds and other NRM works. Close and continuous relationship is expected with state and national level related government departments/agencies. 

  • Piloting new approaches and technologies in NRM sector.

  • Substantial amount of time is expected to be spent in the field to manage NRM programs.

Education Qualification

  • Graduate or postgraduate in Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering or Environmental Sciences, or Equivalent


  • This is a core technical leadership position hence minimum 10 years of experience is desired for this position. Out of these 4 years must be in a leadership position within natural resources management field.

Skills & Competencies required:

  • Strong practical and theoretical knowledge around watershed development, irrigation management, forestry, solar energy is compulsory.

  • Basic knowledge around climate change issues in agriculture is strongly desirable.

  • High level competency in managing the project in totality and independently. Financial management of project would be needed.

  • Having field level project implementation experience in natural resources, and agriculture sectors.

  • Having skill of team and multi-stakeholders’ management

  • Strong professional writing and presentation skills.

  • Competent in dealing with Funding and Government agencies.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

  • Having experience on training and capacity building.

Location: Ahmedabad with substantial travel to field areas in MP, Bihar, and Gujarat

How to apply

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