Job opening at Arghyam: Senior Manager - Research and Communications

About the Position

Arghyam is seeking a dynamic Research and Communications, Senior Manager to play a central role in our mission to advance research in our programs and support our communication and outreach efforts. As a Research and Communications Senior Manager, you will be at the forefront of identifying, comprehending, and executing research and advocacy projects by collecting, analysing, and synthesising data.

Additionally , you will be responsible for managing the India Water Portal, an Arghyam initiative disseminating knowledge and fostering communities focused on water and its associated concerns in India. Your work will extend to monitoring relevant external policy debates, crafting policy briefs, and exploring alternative policy options. 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.
  • 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.
  • Change Advocacy: Understanding and experience in influencing change or familiarity with public policy change processes.
  • Research Methodology: Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, qualitative and analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize findings for decision-making.
  • Communication Skills: Strong 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.
  • Digital Literacy: Ability to write, use digital tools for creating material and analyze data and present in for digital publications.


A minimum of 10-15 years of experience in research, advocacy, and development communications in Non-profit, Research and Multilateral agencies and Government.


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)

To apply for this post, please email your updated resume to: with a mandatory subject line “Application for the post of Senior Manager -Research and Communications”.

Last Date of Application: 4th December 2023.

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