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Job Description

Project Manager- Government Engagement


New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Manager- Government Engagement (One Vacancy), Water.org, New Delhi




Water.org, head quartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, works to ensure safe water and sanitation for all. Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon in 2009, Water.org has impacted more than three million lives and transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. 750 million people (about one in nine), globally lack access to safe water and 2.4 billion people (about one in three), do not have access to a toilet. Water.org serves these people.


Water.org goes beyond traditional approaches to safe water and sanitation, focusing on addressing the underlying causes of this global crisis and innovating to deliver large-scale and sustainable change. Water.org’s program in India provides safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities to families living in rural and urban Indian communities.


Water.org-India office has established partnerships with a broad range of financial institutions and other Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) service providers and is now providing technical support in the areas of product development, training, marketing and borrower education, including development of IEC materials for implementation partners.


For more information please visit, http://water.org/




Reporting to the Senior Manager, Government Partnerships, India, the Project Manager- Government Engagement (PM) shall be responsible for planning, overseeing, and scaling up WASH ecosystem projects across multiple states from their ideation to completion, as a part of the Government Engagement team. This is a senior role in the organization and requires interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders, most often managing several moving project phases simultaneously. The incumbent will be working closely with team members to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track. Responsibilities shall include submitting project deliverables, preparing status reports, and establishing effective project communication plans as well as the proper execution of project plans. S/he shall be a key contributor to government advocacy & engagement, donor support and global learning initiatives.


This will be an individual contributor role with no subordinates.


Key Responsibilities:


(A) Partnership & Business Development (50%)

(1) Ensuring achievement of WASH loan targets across the intervention states;

(2) Managing relationships with all the government and UNICEF stakeholders at the state level;

(3) Leading a team of State Ecosystem project consultants to manage day to day work and project execution;

(4) Prepare needed documentation for the execution and management of new and existing state ecosystem projects


(B) Portfolio Management (35%)

(1) Managing and expanding the existing portfolio of social enterprises;

(2) Coordinating and planning trainings, program monitoring visits, and other events as necessary on the field;

(3) Ensuring field data is reported and uploaded on time;

(4) Ensuring the MIS system is updated with all the mandatory requirements;

(5) Drafting and supporting the teams on donor reports;

(6) Managing and forecasting program budgets and burn rates


(C) Organizational Support (15%)

(1) Coordinating with colleagues from the South Asia and US team on projects and assignments as needed;

(2) Participate in assisting with the development of new tools and processes, membership on cross-functional committees as requested, and/or participation at internal or external conferences or workshops;

(3) Assist in the development of new tools, processes and/or procedures to gain efficiencies in the execution of work;

(4) Availability to take calls outside normal working hours to coordinate with US-based staff or staff at other country offices.


The above responsibilities are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Some duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.





(1) Applicant must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or a closely related field AND

(2) Master’s degree in business administration or Social Work from a reputed institution

Project Management certification holders will be preferred.



(1) Minimum seven years (post Master’s) or nine years (post Bachelor’s) of professional experience in project management/program management, government liaising, or a related field with demonstrated knowledge of conceptualizing, executing, and managing multiple government projects;

(3) Knowledge and demonstrated experience with MS Office package software applications and report writing skills;

(4) Prior professional experience in planning, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting varying deadlines successfully;

(5) Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely to multi-geographical stakeholders.

(6) Ability to travel up to 30-40% of the time is essential.


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Customer Focus – Build strong customer relationships and delivering customer- centric solutions;

(2) Nimble Learning – Actively learning through experimentation when talking new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder;

(3) Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances;

(4) Collaborates – Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives;

(5) Self-development– Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using other formal and informal development channels;

(6) Optimize Work Processes– Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement;

(7) Manage Ambiguity - Manage ambiguity by operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear;

(8) Instills Trust – Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity;

(9) Financial Stewardship - Demonstrate fiscally responsible decision making as applicable to one’s role;




The gross remuneration budgeted for the position is attractive. Offer shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.




7. LOCATION: New Delhi






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612




Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/WO at the earliest.


(Water.org is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, military and veteran status, genetic information, and any other status protected by law. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.)