About Us

Arghyam was founded in 2005 to support sustainable water and sanitation solutions. We are a public charitable foundation based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Our work rests upon a personal endowment from Rohini Nilekani.

A vision that speaks volumes

The word “Arghyam” means “Offering” in Sanskrit. We are fulfilling our vision of ‘safe, sustainable water and sanitation for all’, by funding and partnering with like-minded individuals and organisations to design and implement transformative solutions. Arghyam designs its initiatives through the lenses of social, institutional, technical, environmental, and financial sustainability.

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    Addressing India’s water and sanitation challenges calls for innovation, the ability to absorb risk, and work towards long-term systemic change. We have worked in 22 states to address the basic water needs of all citizens, especially the vulnerable communities.
    We encourage communities to actively participate in local management of water and enable stakeholders in the ecosystem with the requisite capabilities. While our focus lies squarely on domestic water management, our projects take into account the broader issues surrounding availability of water.

Board And Advisors

Rohini Nilekani

Chairperson

Ananth Narayanan

Trustee

Janhavi Nilekani

Trustee

Sonalde Desai

Trustee

Dr. Shiv Someshwar

Trustee

Sunita Nadhamuni

Trustee

Keshav Desiraju

Trustee

Our Team

Meet the wonderful people at Arghyam who are working towards ensuring safe water and sanitation for all.

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A career at Arghyam

If you are driven to make a difference to the world, working at Arghyam can be a hugely enriching experience.

Email your resume to us at jobs@arghyam.org

Job Position: Senior Product Manager

About Arghyam and ForWater Platform

Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 13 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created significant impact. But the need is to do much, much more- quicker, cheaper and better. We are looking to launch a Societal Platform for water. This new approach, disrupting the way we think about how social welfare organizations bring about change, at scale. The big thinkers, and the best minds are coming together to transform the way change can happen in social sector. This is the beginning of a transformational journey and you now have a chance to actively shape its evolution. Arghyam’s mission is to “Strengthen the ability of the ecosystem to enable water security for 100 million people by 2023“.

The ForWater platform will be focused on developing the digital tools and infrastructure to enable the ecosystem players (Community members, Civil Society organizations, Government, Research organizations and Funders) to access knowledge, data and services. These tools will help them to focus on solving the water problem in their respective areas of work while leveraging the technology to perform their work more efficiently, effectively with higher visibility and accountability.

The users of the ForWater platform will be the community members who would like to understand and solve for the water issues, the CSO’s who work closely with the community members and the government to build capacities at various levels, the  government which understands the imminent water crisis and is funding infrastructure projects, the academia for  research and the Funders who are playing a critical role in gap funding the needs of the ecosystem.

About the Position

Arghyam is looking for a passionate, hands on Product Managers to help the Water ecosystem to solve for the water crisis facing all of us. He / She bridges the technical and water worlds and design products for the end user and will have to work closely with a cross section of teams such as water experts, legal, design, and others. Key skill of the Sr. Product Manager is to function in an action-oriented environment and the ability to break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at speed. A​ Senior Product Manager at Arghyam, is driven by the passion to make a difference and fulfil the societal mission that is inspired by the committed ecosystem working towards solving for the water crisis in the country.

The Product Management team at Arghyam would be responsible for working with the  ecosystem to understand their needs, abstract them as a product functions and work with Engineering and UX partners to design the products through the complete product lifecycle.

Role of Senior Product Manager at Arghyam

  • Define a product vision and strategy.
  • Understand the needs of the ecosystem and define product requirements.
  • Work closely with engineering and UX partners to help design and build the product.
  • Work closely with the programme implementation and other function at Arghyam.
  • Prioritize features with engineering and track progress.
  • Ensure that high standards of reliability, quality, usability and measurement are adhered to throughout each phase of product development.
  • Perform various managerial responsibilities associated to this position.
  • Ensure timely quality release of the product.
  • Collaborate and integrate with the diverse set of partners.
  • Define features/functionality requirements of the technology infrastructure (across front-end and back-end).
  • Understand the needs of the ecosystem and define product requirements.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years product development and management experience for Senior Product Manager position.
  • Ability and openness to quickly learn the needs of the water ecosystem.
  • Writing and communicating precise product/feature specifications.
  • Communicate effectively with ecosystem partners and other stakeholders.
  • Managing projects under tight deadlines and involvement of cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with user interface; designers and usability experts to deliver highly usable and differentiated experiences.
  • Preferably to have experience in dealing with Agile Software Development teams.
  • BE / ME in Computer Science / Information Technology. MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Benefits

  • Participate to build products for meaningful social impact at scale.
  • Freedom and flexibility to participate in solution building process.
  • Enabling working environment.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience and abilities.

Location: Bangalore

Last Date of Application : 31st January 2019

To apply for this post, please e-mail your updated resume to: jobs@arghyam.org with a mandatory subject line “Application for the post of Senior Product Manager”.

Job Position: Product Manager

About Arghyam and ForWater Platform

Arghyam is a registered public charitable foundation that has been working on safe and sustainable water for the last 13 years. It has 3 focus areas of intervention in water – groundwater, springs and water quality. All the 3 areas have built up momentum and created significant impact. But the need is to do much, much more- quicker, cheaper and better. We are looking to launch a Societal Platform for water. This new approach, disrupting the way we think about how social welfare organizations bring about change, at scale. The big thinkers, and the best minds are coming together to transform the way change can happen in social sector. This is the beginning of a transformational journey and you now have a chance to actively shape its evolution. Arghyam’s mission is to “Strengthen the ability of the ecosystem to enable water security for 100 million people by 2023”.

The ForWater platform will be focused on developing the digital tools and infrastructure to enable the ecosystem players (Community members, Civil Society organizations, Government, Research organizations and Funders) to access knowledge, data and services. These tools will help them to focus on solving the water problem in their respective areas of work while leveraging the technology to perform their work more efficiently, effectively with higher visibility and accountability.

The users of the ForWater platform will be the community members who would like to understand and solve for the water issues, the CSO’s who work closely with the community members and the government to build capacities at various levels, the  government which understands the imminent water crisis and is funding infrastructure projects, the academia for  research and the Funders who are playing a critical role in gap funding the needs of the ecosystem.

About the Position

Arghyam is looking for a passionate, hands on Product Managers to help the Water ecosystem to solve for the water crisis facing all of us. He / She bridges the technical and water worlds and design products for the end user and will have to work closely with a cross section of teams such as water experts, legal, design, and others. Key skill of the product manager is to function in an action-oriented environment and the ability to break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at speed. A​ Product Manager at Arghyam, is driven by the passion to make a difference and fulfil the societal mission that is inspired by the committed ecosystem working towards solving for the water crisis in the country.

The Product Management team at Arghyam would be responsible for working with the  ecosystem to understand their needs, abstract them as a product functions and work with Engineering and UX partners to design the products through the complete product lifecycle.

Role of Product Manager at Arghyam

  • Define a product vision and strategy.
  • Understand the needs of the ecosystem and define product requirements.
  • Work closely with engineering and UX partners to help design and build the product.
  • Work closely with the programme implementation and other function at Arghyam.
  • Prioritize features with engineering and track progress.
  • Ensure timely quality release of the product.
  • Collaborate and integrate with the diverse set of partners.
  • Define features/functionality requirements of the technology infrastructure (across front-end and back-end).
  • Understand the needs of the ecosystem and define product requirements.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years product development and management experience for Product Manager position.
  • Ability and openness to quickly learn the needs of the water ecosystem.
  • Writing and communicating precise product/feature specifications.
  • Communicate effectively with ecosystem partners and other stakeholders.
  • Managing projects under tight deadlines and involvement of cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with user interface; designers and usability experts to deliver highly usable and differentiated experiences.
  • Preferably to have experience in dealing with Agile Software Development teams.
  • BE / ME in Computer Science / Information Technology. MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Benefits

  • Participate to build products for meaningful social impact at scale.
  • Freedom and flexibility to participate in solution building process.
  • Enabling working environment.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience and abilities.

Location: Bangalore

Last Date of Application : 31st January 2019

To apply for this post, please e-mail your updated resume to: jobs@arghyam.org with a mandatory subject line “Application for the post of Product Manager”.