Program Manager, Solid Waste Management

Center For Applied Research And People’s Engagement, Maharashtra, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2021

Job Description

About the Organization:

Center For Applied Research And People’s Engagement (CARPE) is a social enterprise based in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Civic Response Team (CRT) is our for-profit arm that administers and executes our private contracts. While Solid Waste Management has been our first area of focus, we have diversified with a focus on actionable research to assist in driving measurable social impact in various fields through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Position: Program Manager, Solid Waste Management

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Build the short-term, mid-term and long-term strategy for business growth and evolution of the SWM Vertical with the CEO,MD, COO & Director of Expansion ○ Prepare the team for scale across territories and standardize the business processes models across the spectrum of the SWM sector.

Administration, Operations and Communication

  • Assist the CEO with financial projections and analyses of existing programs ○ Lead budgeting and resource allocation efforts for the SWM vertical
  • Ensure proper and updated documentation of all SWM initiatives
  • Oversee promotion and marketing of products and services
  • Maintain regular formal communication with all project-related stakeholders ○ Ensure effective execution of all SWM projects in a time-bound manner ○ Adhere to donor reporting requirements
  • Lead hiring for the SWM vertical with the HR and COO
  • Lead the research and development initiatives for SWM


  • Train the SWM team to enable them to ensure excellent delivery of the CARPE SWM services on field
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, administrative and political heads of ULBs, current and potential donors/partners
  • Represent CARPE at conferences, seminars and other public platforms ○ Ensure all program initiatives align with the company’s core values and culture


  • Bachelor’s degree ( minimum) in a related field.
  • 5 years of work experience with at least 2 years in SWM sector preferred
  • Proven written, oral and client-facing communication skills

Key Skills Required:

  • Advanced organizational leadership skills
  • Technical knowledge of Solid Waste Management and the ecosystem
  • Clear understanding of project finance & budgeting
  • Motivated, self-driven, inspirational & ethical leader and team-player.
  • Risk Management skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and problem solve
  • Working knowledge of Marathi language preferred
  • Keen on making an impact in the SWM space with a vision for a sustainable future for India and the world.


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