Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Co-Director - South Asia Program
International Rivers supports civil society groups and communities
around the world which seek to stop destructive dams and promote better
methods of meeting energy and water needs. We promote stronger social
and environmental standards for national and international dam builders
International Rivers is looking for an experienced, skilled, dynamic
Co-Director of our South Asia Program. The preferred location of this
full-time position is Mumbai or Delhi. The Co-Director will work with
partner organizations in South Asia and other parts of the world, and
with colleagues in our Berkeley headquarters and our regional offices
around the world. Job responsibilities include domestic and
international travel. The position will report to the Policy Director in
Primary duties and responsibilities
. Program management: In cooperation with the South Asia Program
Director, manage International Rivers' program to protect river
ecosystems and communities in the Himalayas. Develop strategies and
carry out activities to stop destructive dams, promote better solutions,
strengthen civil society networks and raise awareness about rivers and
dams. Supervise interns and volunteers. Identify and nurture funders in
South Asia and internationally and raise funds for the South Asia
program. Prepare budgets and maintain financial oversight for the program.
. Campaigns against destructive projects: Monitor specific destructive
dam projects in the Himalayas, assess their impacts, support campaigns
of partner groups against particularly destructive projects, contribute
international campaign techniques and concepts.
. Capacity building: Strengthen the capacity and the networking
efforts of civil society groups working on rivers and dams in South
Asia. Share information with our partners, carry out site visits,
organize trainings and other workshops, help partners with fundraising,
and give direct advice.
. Advocacy for positive solutions: Conduct research, information
dissemination, training and advocacy work for appropriate solutions for
the region's water and energy needs.
. Media work and other communications: Devise strategies to create
awareness about the threats facing South Asian rivers. Produce reports,
fact-sheets and audio-visual materials. Nurture relations with
journalists and carry out media work in South Asia and on the
international level. Contribute articles to our magazine, World Rivers
Review, write blogs, and maintain the South Asia Program's web pages.
. Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills in
English and Hindi; fluency in another South Asian language desired;
. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop effective
. Diligence, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a
. Independence, ability to work alone while maintaining constant
communication with the South Asia Program Director in Mumbai and main
office in Berkeley;
. Knowledge and understanding of South Asian and global environment
and development issues and the NGO community;
. At least seven years of experience in social or environmental campaigns;
. Ability to work well in a team and within regional and international
. Commitment to environmental integrity, social justice and the
mission of International Rivers;
. Strong computer skills (including the ability to post simple online
. Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience required;
Master's degree a plus;
. Authorization to work in India.
International Rivers offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work
environment. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health
insurance and excellent vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample in English to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention "South Asia Program"
in the subject line and indicate your preferred location of work.
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2013.
International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage
applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class,
disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.
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