29 April 2013

Opportunities with AguaClara LLC

AguaClara LLC is currently seeking an engineer able to immediately begin full-time (paid) work on our first project. We will be installing our low flow stacked rapid sand filters in 1-2 villages in India, and we need someone who is able to arrive in the state of Jharkhand to work full time in the month of May (Flexible arrival) through the end of July (possibility of extending stay).

Additionally we are seeking people full time (unpaid) interns in our central office in Washington, DC as soon as possible. These intern positions have the possibility of promotion to a full-time paid position. Both job announcements are below.

Look forward to hearing from you!


Company Overview
AguaClara LLC, closely affiliated with the AguaClara program at Cornell University, is a young social enterprise based in Washington, DC whose mission is to promote global health by designing and disseminating drinking water treatment solutions that are socially and economically sustainable in resource-poor communities. AguaClara provides engineering services that enable partners to implement long-lasting, high-performing technologies, while utilizing feedback to drive research and accelerate innovation.
AguaClara LLC has begun its first project in partnership with the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Institute, AguaClara@Cornell, and Indian NGO Pradan. We are immediately seeking a talented, flexible engineer to work in India to pilot the AguaClara Low Flow Stacked Rapid Sand Filtration (AC-LFSRSF) technology in two villages in the Khunti district of Jharkhand, India. Ideally, we are seeking highly-motivated self-starters who are willing to commit to the broader vision of growing our network of global partners and transition to business development efforts.

In addition, we are looking for interns who are committed to undertaking an exciting business development effort to lay the organizational groundwork for successful deployment of AguaClara technologies internationally. Interns who demonstrate successful integration into the team and high performance will have the opportunity to become full-time employees with AguaClara.
Start-up Summary

Current sources of funding


  • Private loans
  • Private donations
  • Project Contract

Staff and Consultants

  • 2 Principals working in project management and business development
  • 1 Consultant providing design review and management

Position 1: Project Engineer

Reporting to and in partnership with the the Ranchi central office of Pradan, along with support from the AguaClara central office in Washington, DC, will collaborate on the overall project plans to pilot the AC-LFSRSF. Specific responsibilities include
  • collaborating with Pradan on filtration design and fabrication
  • providing appropriate specifications for the overall system design (pumps, building requirements)
  • developing training for local technicians to enable them to service, troubleshoot, operate, and train community operators
  • installing the filter and troubleshoot as needed in the early months of implementation
  • monitoring filter performance, and respond to failures
  • attendance at village-level, government-level, or funder meetings as necessary
  • provide quality assurance over the course of construction as necessary
  • documenting progress through biweekly written reports
  • contribution to a final project evaluation document
The project time frame is from April 1 - July 26. A highly-motivated self-starter with interest in extending stay to carry out program building in-country and contributing to overall business development is preferred.

Qualifications

  • BS in engineering (required) or demonstrated experience with water treatment technology, M. Eng or M.S a plus
  • Commitment to the overall mission of the company
  • Ability to work in a highly-energized, dynamic start-up environment
  • Ability to plan and manage projects and build countrywide programs in a dynamic international environments
  • Flexible, creative, and willing to learn
  • Willingness to travel and be stationed abroad for several months at a time
  • Experience in development a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to May Sharif at msharif@aguaclara.cc.

Position 2: Business Developers

This is a volunteer position, with the possibility of promotion to a full time paid position as funds become available. We are looking for creative organizers, planners, and managers with the skills to help build a program from the ground up. We are seeking people with the following skills and experience
  • organization and management of teams
  • leading multimedia marketing efforts targeting many audiences internationally and domestically
  • leading large scale (million-dollar) fundraising efforts
  • excellent oral, written, and visual communication
  • network and form strategic relationships with potential partners, funders, and water sector agencies
  • Financial, accounting experience
Individuals with technical backgrounds and the willingness to transition to project-based engineering planning and management work preferred.

Qualifications

  • BS (required), M.Eng, M.S. or MBA (a plus)
  • demonstrated experience management and business development
  • Commitment to the overall mission of the company
  • Ability to work in a highly-energized, dynamic start-up environment
  • Ability to plan and manage projects and build countrywide programs in a dynamic international environments
  • Flexible, creative, and willing to learn
  • Willingness to travel and be stationed abroad for several months at a time
  • Experience in development a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Sarah Long at slong@aguaclara.cc.

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