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Communication-cum-Capacity Building Expert

Patna (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | bihar

Job id : 104351 Apply by: 24 Sep 2018 Relevant Sectors Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Job Description
 
Communication-cum-Capacity Building Expert
Technical Support Unit (TSU)-Water for supporting Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar
 
The State of Bihar has recorded an impressive performance in providing access to safe drinking water to its rural households. However, further improvements are required in terms of quantity, quality, equity and sustainability. To address these issues in a coherent, concerted and urgent manner, initiatives have to be taken in a mission mode. New sustainable Water Supply schemes at the GP level have to be executed in time-bound manner along with effective operation and maintenance by PRIs or by the community.
 
Bihar has separated function of water supply in quality effected areas and non-quality affected areas between PHED and Panchayati Raj Departments. Recently, Department of Panchayati Raj has been entrusted as the nodal department for small water supply schemes in non-quality affected areas to be implemented in partnership with PRI and Ward members at the GP level.
 
Taru is seeking dynamic, innovative and results-oriented professional for Communication-cum-Capacity Building Expert at the Technical Support Unit (TSU)-Water. The candidate will align and contribute to the TSU’s objectives and help in the effective implementation of the state’s drinking water programme. The hiring is subject to Taru receiving the contract.
 
Taru Leading Edge, is a development advisory and think tank with trans-disciplinary expertise endeavoring to engage with development challenges by offering a commitment to cutting edge solutions and insights. Established in 1996 by eminent development professionals, it caters to a diverse range of bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, government departments, corporate and other development organizations through, research, technology, solution innovations and implementation support.
 
Role and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide guidance and expertise on designing and developing capacity building programs, social mobilization, PRI/community management models, development of knowledge products etc.
  • Provide leadership in development of IEC strategy, guidelines, annual plans, budgets, materials and manuals at state level
  • Provide proactive support to districts for IEC implementation Planning, managing and implementing Monthly/ Quarterly and Year training and capacity building plan of action and training calendar
  • Preparation of training modules/ training materials
  • Design and conduct training programs, exposure visits, workshops, seminars, symposia, network meetings, for government officials, staff members, key resource persons etc.
  • Partnership with training agencies (expert institutions, KRCs, NGOs etc.) 
Who are we looking for: 
  • A Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences/Humanities
  • Experience (minimum 7 years) in the field of communication, knowledge management and community processes, capacity building, especially in rural setting. PMU and government experience would be preferred.
  • Good knowledge & experience of the rural water supply & sanitation programmes, PRI systems and NGO network.
  • Experience in Communication Strategy development, capacity building planning and implementation
  • Knowledge of training methods and skills of trainer
  • Knowledge, ability to use computer, MS Office is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Updated on development issues, social policies and have the ability to liaise with various departments, institutions, NGOs and experts. 
Location:
Patna, Bihar
 
Duration:
6 months initially likely to be extended further
 
Apply:
 
Candidates can mail their CV with three references to Prince Francis at hr@taru.co.in

Please mention the position name in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. Last date of application is September 24, 2018. 

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  • Organization: TARU Leading Edge Pvt. Ltd
  • Location: Patna (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | bihar
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-30

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