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Water Specialist Vacancy at Solidaridad

Job Title: Water Specialist, Solidaridad

Location: Delhi

Organization’s profile:

Solidaridad, which is headquartered in Netherlands, is an innovative player in the Fair Trade movement and in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. Building up fair-trade companies like AgroFair, Kuyichi and Fair&Co and the creation of and cooperation with certification models like Fair Trade, UTZ Certified and MADE-BY are some of the activities towards that aim. Solidaridad is globally known for its specialization in sustainable chain Development. Together with producer organizations, NGOs and the business community we create initiatives for sustainable trade in which environmental and social costs for production become a normal part of mainstream business. For more information about Solidaridad – South & South East Asia, please visit the website:

For our Regional Centre for South and South East Asia, based in New Delhi, India, we are looking for a position of Water Specialist.

Job Description:

  1. Design and implement detailed work plans for different project activities;
  2. Evaluation of existing management of irrigation schemes;
  3. Evaluation of existing irrigation infrastructure for agriculture (i.e. Drip, Canal);
  4. Coordinate and plan activities of water conservation in consultation with commodity experts of Solidaridad
  5. Supervise primary data collection (mainly hydrological parameters) at the intervention locations.
  6. Supervise and analyze data collected in the field;
  7. Writing (technical) reports;

The position reports to the Managing Director of South and South East Asia of Solidaridad in New Delhi, India.


  1. MSc/Postgraduate in the field of Water Resources Management / Agricultural Sciences or related subjects (e.g. irrigation engineering, natural resources management);
  2. At least 5 years’ practical experience in water conservation in agricultural sector;
  3. Good knowledge of agricultural concerns;
  4. Good knowledge of agricultural water supply and demand;
  5. Good knowledge of management of irrigation schemes;
  6. Proven skills in data analysis and reporting;
  7. Strong analytical and report writing skills;
  8. Good presentation and communication skills in English
  9. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  10. Ability to demonstrate effective teamwork skills;
  11. Ability to work and supervise field teams in rural areas/agricultural settings; and
  12. Sound personal organization and priority setting skills;

How to apply:

Please send your resume along with a cover letter showing your suitability for the position to Ms. Sharada, Senior Programme Support Officer of Solidaridad-South and South East Asia ( Please write the name of the post in the subject line. Also please indicate your current CTC.

Last date for the application: 30th November 2013

Reference: Solidaridad

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