Senior Programme Manager for Water and Sanitation Programme

Senior Programme Manager for Water and Sanitation Programme

Location: Chunar – Mirzapur / Delhi

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an established research and advocacy institute, is looking for Senior Programme Managers for its Water Programme. The programme aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies and implementation strategies for water and wastewater management. These efforts have been directed towards meeting the twin goals of laying foundation for water prudent society and adapting to climate resilience.

A major part of the programme is a project focusing on the preparation of city sanitation plans for effective septage/faecal sludge management in target cities located on the Ganga river basin. This involves programme and technical support in planning, designing and implementing pilot fecal sludge/septage and liquid waste treatment systems. It includes local reuse of faecal sludge and septage that make sustainable and affordable systems.  

Another important component of the programme is School of Water and Waste – a capacity building initiative of CSE – Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) located at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning , teaching and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by the global south and capacity-building hub with state-of-the-art teaching – learning offered as short training programmes for practitioners, trainers and other key stakeholders – from India and other countries.

This is mid-level position that entails high quality applied research and capacity development activities for mainstreaming best management practices aimed at promoting sustainable water/waste and effective fecal sludge and septage management in urban context. The Senior Programme Manager will report to Senior Programme Director. The shortlisted candidates will be considered for Delhi / Chunar, located at a distance of 35 km. from Varanasi. 

We would prefer Civil Engineers or Planners/Architects or Post-graduates in Environment/Wastewater Engineering or related field with at least 10 years of work experience. 

Candidates with experience in providing technical support for implementation of pilot projects related to water, sanitation and fecal sludge management will be preferred.  

Candidates should have experience of applied research and on-site technical field support, advocacy and training. He/she should also have a good working understanding of other organization groups and individuals in the water and sanitation sector including government policies/reforms in urban water sector. 

The candidate should be able to work in tight-knit and dynamic team that works on a wide range of issues related to urban water management. He/she should have strong networking and liasoning skills, the willingness to travel and be fluent in both written and spoken English and Hindi. The position is based in Delhi / Chunar, located in District Mirzapur at a distance of 35 km. from Varanasi and involves frequent travel to target project towns/cities.

Candidates with lesser experience (8 to 10 years) will be considered for the position of Programme Manager.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2019. 

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘ Senior Programme Manager  – Water Programme’. You may also post your applications to :

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011-29956394/6339/5124
Fax: 29955879

S. – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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