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NOTIFICATION

ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANTS UNDER WSSO

Under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), provision has been made for setting up of a Water & Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO) at the State headquarter.  The WSSO shall have to take up various activities required for drinking water and sanitation sector.

The relevant details against recruitment to the following contractual posts under WSSO at the State Headquarters are given hereunder.

(i)                   HRD & IEC Consultant                       1 No. (Code:HIC1794)

(ii)                 M&E Consultant                                   1 No. (Code:MEC1795)

(iii)                Hydro-geologist                                   1 No. (Code:HG1796)

(iv)                Water QM & S                                      1 No.(Code:WQS1797)

The task and educational qualification against each of the post is as given below :

(i)                   HRD & IEC Consultant   

Tasks :

                     Identify training needs and develop suitable training modules for RWS, TSC and School Sanitation

                     Prepare Annual Capacity Building Plan for the State and guide the districts in preparing their plans

                     Analyze progress reports sent by districts on HRD programmes for review.

                     Record and update all funds releases to states/districts

                     Follow up with districts for regular monthly / quarterly / annual online reporting.

                     Visit districts to monitor implementation as and when directed

                     Prepare & analyse quarterly progress reports for discussion and review with district and block level functionaries including DWSM / BRC / VWSC.

                     Undertake any other assignment as directed by Director (WSSO)

                     All matters related to IEC activities under the Rural Water Supply and sanitation programme.

                     Develop guidelines, guidance manuals and technical notes on Programme Communications for all the programmes under RWSS Sector.

                     Preparation of Annual IEC plan for the State and guide the districts to prepare their own plans.

                     Co-ordinate dissemination of available IEC materials for Water & Sanitations to all district and blocks.

                     Documentation of success stories / best practices / institutional arrangements etc.

                     Assist in organizing review meetings, seminars, workshops on communication for sanitation / hygiene education; prepare base papers and final reports.

                     To advise District implementing agencies on IEC aspects to RWS & TSC. Implementation : (demand creation / IEC, hygiene promotion, school sanitation & hygiene, technical options, alternative delivery systems, self-help groups, micro-financing for water and sanitation)

                     Prepare quarterly progress reports for discussions and review with district and block functionaries.

Experience :

a.                   Post-Graduate Degree in Social Science / Environmental Science / HRD / Communication for Development with at least 3 years experience in Conducting Trainings / Human Resource Development related to Rural & Community Development / Communication or similar field.

b.                   Knowledge of participatory methods and their application will be an advantage.

c.                    Knowledge, ability to use computer; MS Office & Power Point including graphics is essential.

d.                   Should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

e.                   Should be updated on development issues, social policies and the ability to liaise with different Government Departments, Resource Institutions, NGOs, Individual Expert.

f.                     Ability to work with various partners; establish good working relationships; ability to analyse, negotiate will be additional advantages.

g.                   Good knowledge and experience of the Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Programmes, PRI systems and NGO Network.

h.                   Experience in Communication Strategy Development, implementation and impact assessment of IEC interventions.

i.                     Ability to work independently without any secretarial support.

j.                     Ability to establish good working relationships, analyse, negotiate will be additional advantages.

(ii)                 M&E Consultant

Tasks :

                     Ensure data updation and online reporting for all the ongoing RWS&S Projects / Programmes under Rural Water Supply and sanitation sector.

                     Undertake independent monitoring of the implementation of and evaluation of the RWS and TSC programmes.

                     Analyse physical and financial progress and prepare status report for SWSM / SLSSC meetings. Critically analyse the processes adopted under RWS and TSC by each district and prepare review report.

                     Liaise with key / resource institutions for developing a monitoring network.

                     Assist in organizing review meetings, seminars, workshops, on M&E aspect of the RWS&S programme in coordination with DWSM / BRC / VWSC.

                     Visit districts and blocks to monitor and evaluate the M&E programme adopted and submit reports to Director (WSSO)

                     Undertake any other assignment as directed by Director (WSSO)

Experience :

a.                   A degree in Environmental / Public Health Engineering; or post graduate degree in Science / Statistics / social Science / with at least 3 years experience in the field of monitoring of rural Water Supply and Sanitation Rural Development Programmes

b.                   Good knowledge of RWSS / Rural Development Programmes and PRIs functioning.

c.                    Knowledge of Evaluation, Monitoring and appraisal of RWSS / Rural Development Programme.

d.                   Knowledge and ability to use computer, MS Office including graphics is essential.

e.                   Knowledge of web based / web enabled M&E programmes desirable.

f.                     Excellent written and oral communication skills.

g.                   Ability to work independently without any secretarial support.

h.                   Should be updated on development issues, social policies and have the ability to liaise with various departments, institutions, NGOs and experts.

i.                     Ability to establish good working relationships analyze, negotiate will be additional advantages.

(iii)                Hydro-geologist

Tasks :

                     Collection of data and ground water from various organization like CGWB / SWID / PHED

                     Evaluation and analysis of data to help implementation of upcoming schemes.

                     Good knowledge of ground water hydrology and ability to impart the same to DWSM / BRC / VWSC level.

                     Preparation of hydro-geological maps using various computer based modules.

                     Ability to train people about various practices on optimal ground water extraction.

Experience :

i)                     A basic degree in geology/earth science with post graduate degree in Ground Water hydrology.

ii)                   Minimum 5 years field experience in ground water hydrology and hydro-geology after post qualification.

iii)                  Ability to use computer for disposal of entrusted work and preparation of reports / maps.

iv)                  Previous working experience in Central / State Govt. organization in a senior position shall be treated as added qualification.

 

(iv)               Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance Consultant

Tasks

                     Management of Water Quality Laboratories under Administrative Department/NGOs

                     Compilation & interpretation of laboratory data

                     Following up M&S activities with different Govt. authorities and reporting to Director WSSO

                     Preparation of reports relating to Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance.

                     Training & Sensitization on WQM&S activities including preparation of graining modules in coordination with DWSM / BRC/ VWSC.

Experience

i)                     A basic degree in science with chemistry as a subject.

ii)                   Master’s degree in inorganic chemistry.

iii)                  Minimum 5 years experience in testing of water samples for chemical and bacteriological parameters.

iv)                  Ability to use computer for disposal of entrusted work and preparation of reports.

v)                   Ability to train people at the village level including DWSM / BRC / VWSC.

Appointment of all the consultants elaborated earlier shall be made on contractual basis initially for a period of 6 months and shall be renewable @ 6 months basis; based on performance of the candidate till the period upto which Govt. of India support is available.  However the appointments can be terminated by way of one month’s notice from either side.

Monthly salary payable is fixed Rs.30,000/- (consolidated).  After final selection and at the time of joining, each candidate shall have to enter into a contract by which service conditions shall be binding upon both the parties.