Job opening at Arghyam: Lead- India Water Portal & Communications

Arghyam is seeking a dynamic 'Senior Manager' to play a central role in our mission to lead India Water Portal and support our communication and outreach efforts.

About the Position

Arghyam is seeking a dynamic Senior Manager to play a central role in our mission to lead India Water Portal and support our communication and outreach efforts.

About IWP

As a Lead India Water Portal, you will be responsible for leading and managing the India Water Portal, an Arghyam initiative disseminating knowledge and fostering communities focused on water and its associated concerns in India. You will be responsible for leading the editorial team to identify the areas of strategic and topical interests, build ecosystem partnerships, drive readership and engagement on the portal and manage the digital platform’s enhancements.

Your work will extend to monitoring relevant external policy debates, crafting policy briefs, and exploring alternative policy options. You will also be managing the social media communication to bring water attention to the water challenges and solutions and drive engagement with the diverse set of stakeholders. Your ability to communicate persuasively will be crucial in advocating for change both within the organisation and externally.

Moreover, you will collaborate with program teams to enhance partner program monitoring, learning, and evaluation processes, while also providing essential editorial and communication support for a range of initiatives.


To excel in this role, you should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Knowledge and experience in water, agriculture, and climate change mitigation/adaptation are desirable.
  • Research Proficiency: Demonstrable experience conducting research in areas related to water and public policy, with a potential advantage if experienced in agriculture and climate change research.
  • Digital Literacy: Ability to write, use digital tools for creating material and analyse data and present in for digital publications. Ability to use new age digital tools for data analysis and creating and publishing content.
  • Social Media Engagement: Ability to create engaging and informative posts on in Social Media and drive impressions and discussions
  • Policy Advocacy: Understanding and experience in influencing change or familiarity with public policy change processes.
  • Communication Skills: Systems thinking and negotiation skills, facilitation and presentation skills, public speaking, and storytelling abilities.
  • Adaptability: Ability to navigate ambiguity and uncertainty while managing diverse workloads.
  • Stakeholder Management: Skill in managing and collaborating with diverse stakeholders.


Experience: A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in communications, research and advocacy in Non-profit, Research and Multilateral agencies and candidates who are working in the corporate sector and looking for a shift to the development sector are encouraged to apply.
Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in rural/development management, public policy, journalism, communications, international relations, public administration, or a related field.

Join Arghyam to be a part of our mission to drive positive change in water security and advocacy. Your expertise and dedication will contribute significantly to improving the lives of people across the nation. If you are a committed professional ready to make a substantial impact, we encourage you to apply and join us in our pursuit of a water-secure future for all.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience and abilities.

Location: Bengaluru

Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer ( CEO)

Last Date of Application: 27th February 2024

To apply for this post, please email your updated resume to: with a mandatory subject line “Application for the post of Lead - India Water Portal & Communications”

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