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ICID, invites applications for the following positions to be stationed at New Delhi, India: 

  1. Director (Technical)
  2. Knowledge Officer
  3. Assistant Knowledge 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 vacancy@icid.org latest by 20 April 2018, and addressed to:

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


 

1. Director (Technical)

Terms of Reference and Qualifications

Job Summary 
The Director-Technical (DIR-T) as Head of Technical Division of ICID will be responsible for various technical, administrative and financial matters of the Commission. He/she will functions under the direct control and direction of the Secretary General in close cooperation with the Executive Director and the Knowledge division.

Person Specification 
Appointment is open to all persons up to the age of 55 years, however, preference will be given to candidates up to age of 50 years or below at the closing date for application. In exceptional cases retired persons with excellent exposure to IT/ Technical and administrative matters may also be considered for appointment on contractual basis.

Education 
The applicant should essentially be a Post-Graduate in Civil Engineering/ Water Resources Engineering/ Agriculture Engineering or a Doctorate or a Post-Graduate in Agricultural

Key Accountabilities 
Director as in-charge of Technical Division (TD) will be responsible for all technical activities of the Commission which broadly include preparations for, holding of, and upkeep of record of all the meetings of the Commission as per Constitution; coordinating activities of specified workbodies; supporting and managing organization of ICID events. In addition, he shall also be responsible for finance and accounts matters, conference and administrative activities including issues related to ICID central office buildings. The Director’s duties encompass allotted professional work and day to day running of the CO to achieve efficient, speedy, economic and effective administrative and financial output under immediate supervision of ED and direction and control of the SG.

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

  • Support SG in preparation of agenda / minutes for meetings of specified workbodies under PCTA except theme Knowledge and take follow up actions between the meetings.
  • Preparation of yearly time–tables of actions in CO for all ICID meetings and ensuring their implementation.
  • Handling works related to specified work bodies, themes, continents and matters relating to ICID CO and liaison with international organizational such as FAO, WMO, IWMI etc.
  • Correspondence with National Committees in administrative, strategic and financial matters related to PCSO and PFC; Special liaison with INCID and Government of India.
  • Preparation of proposals for revision of membership subscription fees to keep up with expenses, and other charges/rates for revenue earnings and for increasing other incomes to balance the budget and to improve the ways and means position. Effecting economy in CO expenses.
  • Preparation of monthly administrative, financial and technical performance reports of CO.
  • General upkeep of the plot of land leased by GoI to ICID, buildings and other facilities built on the land, trees and gardens, O&M, special repairs, water supply, sanitation, electricity, telephone, vehicles, equipment with the help of professionals in the Central Office as per distribution decided by SG. Financial transactions related with all these assets and facilities.
  • Supervising maintenance of daily cash book, assets–liabilities, expenditure–receipt, bank accounts, fixed deposits, funds, sponsored funds, award funds and other monetary transactions of ICID by Finance unit. Drawing/ disbursing for ICID works from ICID bank account at Delhi and watching of expenditure/revenue.
  • Monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly financial reports. Preparation of budget for ICID. Preparing and settling responses/remarks of the auditors.
  • Liaison with and Committee work of the International Organizations assigned including liaison and follow up with local Institutions and resource persons.
  • Physical verification of all office equipment / store in December every year, with assistance of the Administrative Assistant, their upkeep, safe keeping, accounting, disposal, write off and all necessary follow up actions.
  • 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 administrative and financial matters, research and 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).
  • Exposure to web technologies and utilization of web based conference and webinar tools.
  • Basic familiarity with computer programming and desktop application development.
  • 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. Incumbent will be taken on probation for a period of one year which can be extended depending on the performance and appraisal.

 

2. Knowledge Officer

 

Terms of Reference and Qualifications

Job Summary
Knowledge Officer will be responsible for creating knowledge repositories, build databases, implement decision support tools, carry out research to facilitate collaborations, and support network of agriculture water management stakeholders. She/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

  1. Lead the KM Team and thereby support the network in knowledge compilation, storage, and  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 for knowledge base being developed by ICID
    • Support and oversee organization of seminars, conferences, discussions, etc.
    • Support for ICID excellence and awarding program through awards processes.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Secretary General
  2. Maintenance of ICID library, ILMS and other related activities including procurement of books, journals etc. for library.
  3. Coordinate capacity development programmes of ICID

Experience – Essential

Approximately 5 years of demonstrable work experience in the water sector through academics, research, capacity building, project management and/or outreach. 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.
    • Multi-cultural interpersonal skills.
    • Creative thinking and solution building abilities.
    • Analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Good skills in desktop/web application development with capabilities to use any of industry standard development tools.
  • ICT 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

 

Terms of Reference and Qualifications

Job Summary
Person should have an eye for details, imagination and good visual skills. Person should have adequate IT background including knowledge of database design and management, MS Office applications, and similar programs used for desk-top publishing. Familiarity with the latest developments in digital social-media and similar technologies and the ability to leverage them for better science communication and stakeholder education.  S(He) will report to the Director, KM.

Person Specification
Candidates must be no older than 30 years old at the closing date for applications.

Education
A strong Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications, covering but not limited to information technology, digital media, database structures/management, and internet programming scripts for scientific research based applications.

Key Accountabilities

  • Building and maintaining ICID Content Management System (CMS)
  • 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 audio-visual media and at events organized by other relevant organizations;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Secretary General.

Experience – Essential

  • Atleast 3 years overall demonstrable work experience out of which at least two years should be in database design and management, MIS, scripting or internet programming. The experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, volunteer, placement or internship positions.
  • Demonstration of developments carried out earlier in the above areas

Experience – Desirable

  • It is highly desirable that the candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas: familiarity with water sector, use of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, .NET platform, Graphics and publishing softwares
  • Good knowledge of the latest communication and dissemination technologies and the ability to leverage them for communications.

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.

 

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