Indian Institute for Human Settlements IIHS
Specialist - Gender, City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)
Tamil Nadu
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 31 2021


About the Organization:

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS aims to establish an independently funded and managed national university of eminence for research and innovation focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s urban transition.

Activities and Tasks:

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Working proactively with the identified local partner organisation(s) to implement the gender and MHM related initiatives along the full cycle of sanitation, and monitoring progress;

  • Coordinating with the team to develop pilot demonstrations at Community Toilets/Public Toilets (CTs/PTs) on gender friendly sanitation facilities/design and improved management models, including MHM facilities;

  • Supporting the team in preparing training materials on MHM, gender inclusion, and gender sensitisation in sanitation programme;

  • Conducting and supporting gender sensitisation workshops for urban local body officers and other FSM stakeholders;

  • Assisting in developing Behaviour Change and Communication (BCC) materials and advocacy using cases of successful women;

  • Supporting the team in the implementation of other key gender components across the full cycle of sanitation;

  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including, academics, research, practice, operations, training and other activities;

  • Participating in all activities of institution-building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and travelling on IIHS work within or outside the country as needed.

Person Specification:

The applicant should have:

  • A professional degree in women’s studies/ gender, development studies, social science, political science or any other relevant fields with 5-9 years of experience in the areas of gender, MHM, children programme and development including project management;

  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to interface with NGOs,

  • Community-based Organisations and donor agencies;

  • Good people management skills;

  • Proficiency in Tamil, and work experience in Tamil Nadu.

How to apply

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