Khan Rural Support Programme (India)
Aga Khan Rural
Support Programme (India) is a non-denominational, non-government
organization. AKRSP (I) was established in Gujarat in 1984 and it
seeks to contribute to rural poverty reduction through community
involvement and empowerment that leads to the efficient management
and improved productivity of natural resources.
Senior Manager (Natural Resources Management)
Ahmedabad with substantial travel to field areas in MP, Bihar, and
Education: Graduate or postgraduate in Civil
Engineering, Agriculture Engineering or Environmental Sciences, or
Equivalent. Professionals with education in other fields but
having extensive experience of working in natural resources
management field may also be considered.
• 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.
• Ideal candidate needs to
have substantial experience of managing large result-oriented
projects in the areas of watershed development, participatory
irrigation management, irrigation infrastructure development, and
forestry. Experience around solar energy, biogas, natural farming
practices, and drinking water projects will be an added advantage.
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
• 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
• Piloting new approaches and
technologies in NRM sector.
• Substantial amount of time is
expected to be spent in the field to manage NRM programs.
and competencies required to meet the job requirement:
Strong practical and theoretical knowledge around watershed
development, irrigation management, forestry, solar energy is
• 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.
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
• Understanding of monitoring and evaluation
• Having experience on training and capacity
Interested candidates are requested to apply
through our organization website