Call for EOI: India Young Water Professional Program

Submission Deadline: Friday 26 March 2021, 5.30pm (AEDT)

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking Australian Partner/s to develop, facilitate and support a capacity development program for Indian Young Water Professionals (YWP).

Activity Background

AWP has been engaging with India since its establishment in 2015, primarily with the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) through the National Hydrology Project (NHP). AWP’s YWP programs in Myanmar and the Pacific were presented on and discussed at the 2018 and 2019 India NHP international conferences and generated keen interest from the Indian Ministries for a similar program to be hosted in India.

The initial concept of the India YWP Program was developed by AWP partner Yes Everyone Matters, in collaboration with key Indian stakeholders. It included a co-design workshop with India YWPs and NHP staff at the National Water Academy in Pune. Outcomes of this informed the Terms of Reference (ToR) in Annex A.

This initial program concept was based on face-to-face activities, tasks, and mentoring. With travel restrictions due to COVID-19, AWP is now looking for partner/s to develop an implementation program that can be delivered primarily virtually, and in collaboration with In-country Partners in India.

Activity Description

The purpose of this activity is to build a group of trained water experts and the next generation water leaders to support the water reform agenda of Government of India. The India YWP Program aims to build the capacity of YWPs, to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge, behaviours, and networks to contribute to the development and management of water resources in India. The objectives of this activity are to:

  • Develop a structured capacity development and leadership program that can potentially be scaled up in the future.
  • Develop leadership skills and management competencies of Indian YWPs.
  • Improve practices and management approaches in sustainable water management.
  • Increase knowledge around the national water reform and how to address this based on the Australia’s experience.
  • Build a strong alumni network of YWPs.

The scope of work is guided by the associated ToR and is largely envisaged to be conducted remotely with targeted stakeholder engagement in the region as needed. Options for remote engagement due to COVID-19 restrictions should be included in the Expression of Interest (EOI). AWP will facilitate introductions between key stakeholders, and we encourage partners to propose flexible delivery methods. Up to AU$275k has been allocated to this activity which should include remuneration and expenses for virtual delivery technology.

Further description of the activity is outlined in the ToR provided in Annex A.

View full details and eligibility/selection criteria here.



Caitlin Windross
AWP Snr Program Officer
T: +61 2 6206 2689


Interested partner/s should submit an EOI via the following online form by 5:30pm (AEDT), Friday 26 March 2021 (late applications will not be accepted):

Note, please do not use the AWP Tender Submission Template provided on the online form as this template is for full proposals only. Instead, this EOI should include a description of relevant experience of the partner/s, as well as proposed program plan, and daily remuneration rates based on the AWP Partners Remuneration Framework. EOIs should be a maximum of five pages. Appendices and CVs should be included within your application document (max 1 file upload allowed).

The formation of consortiums of partners is encouraged.

Selected partner/s will be invited to work with AWP and NHP to finalise the activity design including methodology and detailed budget.

Note that AWP reserves the right to not proceed with the outlined activity and is not liable for any costs incurred by partners in preparing EOIs.


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