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Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune is looking for two Research Associates/Assistants for its work on water conflicts and right to water and sanitation as part of the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India.
SOPPECOM is a voluntary, non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act and its primary objective is to promote and help the rural population, especially those who are dependent on their immediate ecosystem resources like land, water and biomass resources for their livelihoods, in the self-management of these resources as part of a wider process of equitable and sustainable development. In furtherance of this objective, SOPPECOM carries out research and advocacy, lends technical and knowledge support and also carries out pilot studies and action research. For an introduction to SOPPECOM and the kind of work currently being undertaken please visit www.soppecom.org.
• M. Phil./Post Graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
• Two to three years of research and/or work experience preferred.
• Proficiency in English and good speaking/reading/writing skills in Hindi and Marathi.
• Capable of independent writing in English.
• Publications in peer reviewed journals.
Presently SOPPECOM is coordinating the work of The Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India. For details see http://conflicts.indiawaterportal.org. The persons will be based in Pune and will be expected to contribute to ongoing SOPPECOM projects focusing mainly on the water conflict and right to water and sanitation project activities. The work will involve periodic travel. Remuneration will be commensurate with the applicants' qualification, experience and capability. Please send your applications along with your CV, copies of publications, if any, and a sample of your writing to:
K. J. Joy, SOPPECOM,
16, Kale Park,
Someshwarwadi Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
The last date to receive the application is 20 February 2011.