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ICID, invites applications for the following positions in their Knowledge Management Division to be stationed at New Delhi, India:

  1. Director (Knowledge Management)
  2. Knowledge Officer
  3. Assistant Knowledge Officer
  4. Assistant Communication Officer

Applications are invited from eligible Indian nationals along with a statement of purpose indicating ‘how you consider yourself suitable for the assignment’, may be submitted electronically at icid@icid.org latest by 3 March 2017, and addressed to:

 

         The  Secretary General 
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)
48 Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021.


 

Terms of Reference and Qualifications

 

1. Director (Knowledge Management)

 

Job Summary

 

The Director (Knowledge Management), as Head of the Knowledge Management Division (KMD), will be responsible for all activities related to knowledge management in ICID. He/she will work under the direction and control of the Secretary General and in close cooperation with the Executive Director and the Technical division.

 

Person Specification

 

Appointment is open to all persons up to the age of 60 years, however, preference will be given to candidates up to age of 50 years at the closing date for application. In exceptional cases retired persons with excellent exposure to IT/ knowledge management tools may also be considered for appointment on contractual basis.

 

Education

 

Post graduate degree in Civil/Irrigation/ Water Resources/ Agriculture Engineering or a Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences or subject related to agriculture water management.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

ICID is a knowledge-based institution, and the Knowledge Management Division is expected to work towards full exploitation of existing knowledge assets by deploying them in such a way that ICID network members gain by using knowledge among its members by sharing best practices, improving and creating products for use by other members of the network. KMD is also expected to help ICID National Committees (NCs) in capacity development, and enhance their ability to innovate.

 

Key responsibilities for the post, but not limited to, are as follows:

  • Knowledge management
    • Creating knowledge repositories, making available decision support tools, and implement groupware to support collaboration;
    • Implement knowledge initiatives and manage KM efforts of the ICID - knowledge capturing and its storage, retrieval, sharing, dissemination etc.; \
    • Management of explicit knowledge or codified knowledge found in documents created by ICID fraternity by formalizing good practices informally;
    • Guide, supervise and monitor KM team;
    • Oversee operation of Knowledge Systems to create solutions for KM initiatives through the use of ICID portal, intranet, databases, and so on.
    • Re-designing the intranet, facilitating communities of practice, etc.
  • Assist Secretary General to develop a good liaison with the global network of international organizations engaged in Irrigation and Drainage, including the National Committees and Non-Governmental Organizations;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Secretary General

Experience – Essential

  • A minimum 20 years of experience in the fields related to irrigation, drainage and associated environmental aspects, water resources management and agriculture water management.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in research and development or capacity development,
  • Reasonable record of technical publications, and
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Experience – Desirable

  • Strong knowledge of the latest technologies/tools and the ability to leverage them for development of knowledge material and its dissemination.
  • Familiarity with the working of international organizations in the field of agriculture water management.
  • Organization of national or international knowledge sharing events, evaluation and monitoring, capacity development programs, or research and development.

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, writing & presentation skills, and analytical. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications (MS Office, Word, Excel and Power point etc).
  • Ability to lead, guide and supervise the team and also work autonomously.

Remuneration

  • The appointments will be on a contractual/deputation basis for a period of three years at a time, which can be extended till age of 62 years. Remuneration will commensurate with the experience and qualification.
2. Knowledge Officer

 

Job Summary

 

Knowledge Officer will be responsible of creating knowledge repositories, build databases, implement decision support tools, carry out research to support collaborations, and support network of agriculture water management stakeholders. He will report to the Director, KM.

 

Person Specification

 

Candidates must be no older than 35 years at the closing date for applications.

 

Education

 

A strong Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferably with post graduate in water resources or subject related to agriculture water management (such as hydrology, irrigation and drainage, flood and drought management, environment etc.)

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the KM Team and thereby support the network in knowledge compilation and storage including supporting its dissemination in accordance with the requirements of ICID Action Plan by:
    • Conducting research to enhance the outputs generated by the Working Groups and consultants engaged in ICID projects and programs;
    • Monitoring knowledge generation in ICID partner institutions engaged in AWM;
    • Contributing to development of papers, speeches, presentations and talking points for senior staff;
    • Undertake research for collection and collation of outputs generated by WGs and shared by NCs
    • Research for compilation of ICID technical publications and web-content development
    • Support and oversee organization of seminars, conferences, discussions, etc. in India
    • Support for ICID excellence and awarding program through awards process.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Secretary General

Experience – Essential

  • At least one year of demonstrable work experience for post graduate and 3 years for graduate in research. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.
  • Strong knowledge of the latest technologies and the ability to leverage them for development of knowledge material and its communication.

Experience – Desirable

  • It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas: Events management, evaluation and monitoring, implementation of capacity development programmes, maintenance of civil works etc.

Skills

  • High personal standards of excellence in:
    • Written communication skills in English.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Creative thinking and solution building abilities.
    • Analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team.
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative, a self-starter with a can-do attitude.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience and qualification of the candidate. Incumbent will be taken on probation for a period of one year which can be extended depending on the performance and appraisal. On successful completion of probation incumbent will be regularized as per pay structure of ICID.
3. Assistant Knowledge Officer

 

Job Summary

 

Person should have an eye for details, imagination and good visual skills. Person should have good IT skills including knowledge of MS Office and design programs etc. Strong knowledge of the latest technologies and the ability to leverage them for communication.

 

Person Specification

 

Candidates must be no older than 35 years old at the closing date for applications.

 

Education

 

A strong Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/ Mass Communication with excellent writing and editorial skills and good IT skills,

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Compile and undertake editing and copywriting of ICID publications such as Annual Report, ICID News, News Update, Annual Report and other publications
  • Re-writing technical and official documents in a media-friendly and informative manner;
  • Contributing to the content building of ICID website by providing text, photographs, and audio-visual material
  • Administration and management of the Knowledge Centre collection (printed and online resources) including: cataloguing and acquisitions (as directed), and oversee its maintenance
  • Provide support to Young Professionals and implementing capacity development and training programs, including activities related to Technical Support Unit,
  • Maintain records of receipts and dissemination of ICID publication and other correspondence.
  • Identifying opportunities to raise the profile of ICID in audiovisual media and at events organized by other relevant organizations;
  • Contributing in development of papers, speeches, presentations and talking points for senior staff;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Secretary General.

Experience – Essential

  • Should have 5 years overall demonstrable work experience out of which at least two years should be in designing and delivering creative, impactful communication concepts and projects. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.

Experience – Desirable

  • It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas: Cataloguing and graphic designing

Skills

  • High personal standards of excellence in verbal and written communication skills in English and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Incumbent will be taken on probation for a period of one year which can be extended depending on the performance and appraisal. On successful completion of probation incumbent will be regularized as per pay structure of ICID.
4. Assistant Communication Officer

 

Job Summary

 

The Assistant Communications Officer is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to Communication Officer (CO) as well as the National Committees (NCs) where feasible. He/she will work under the supervision of CO, and with the rest of the communication unit team.

 

Person Specification

 

Candidates must be not older than 35 years old at the closing date for application.

 

Education

 

A strong Bachelor’s degree in Computer Application or equivalent in relevant discipline.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Contributes to the implementation of ICID Action Plan by:
    • Promoting ICID on social media platform
    • Building/ maintenance of ICID website;
    • Support intranet operations;
    • Organizing virtual meetings, webinars, web cast etc.
    • Oversee maintenance of computer hardware, software and consumables;
    • Support knowledge sharing projects, in particular access to know-how
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by CO.

Experience – Essential

  • Overall 5 years work experience out of which at least two year of demonstrable work experience in designing and delivering creative, cutting edge, impactful communication concepts and projects. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.
  • Good knowledge of the latest communication and dissemination technologies and the ability to leverage them for communications.

Experience – Desirable

  • It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in use of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Graphics and publishing softwares.

Skills

  • High personal standards of excellence in verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration will commensurate with the experience and qualification of the candidate. Incumbent will be taken on probation for a period of one year which can be extended depending on the performance and appraisal. On successful completion of probation, incumbent will be regularized as per pay structure of ICID.
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