Inviting applications for the role of 'Project Manager'

Parisar Sanrakshan Sanvardhan Santha (Parisar) is a non-profit organisation based in Pune. Parisar works in the field of environmental awareness, education and action.

We are inviting applications for the post of Project Manager to lead the work on plastics, specifically working with the street vendors in India. Parisar is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all eligible candidates to apply. The Job Description (JD) of the position is as follows.


  • To conduct primary research as per project work plans
  • To research, analyse, synthesise and produce briefs on policies, trends and matters of current interest pertaining to plastic and street vending
  • To help collect, analyse and interpret data on Reuse systems in street vending
  • To contribute to and publish reports, blogs, articles and policy analysis / briefs regularly
  • To support the outreach work through research and data analysis

Project Management

  • Prepare work-plan at start of the project year and coordinate the implementation of the work-plan after it’s approval
  • Identify potential risks and plan for mitigating them
  • Highlight potential delays and/or need for additional resources to meet project objectives


  • To build capacity of identified street vendor representatives and disseminate information through organising workshops, seminars etc
  • To help in developing and maintaining good relationships with street vendor unions, civil society organisations, and other relevant groups
  • To participate and contribute to alliance building process at local and national level
  • To volunteer to causes other than plastic pollution and build linkages

Expected qualities

  • Aptitude for research and project management, and fast learner
  • Ability to work with communities who have been affected by SUP bans
  • Ability to work in a team and become a team player
  • Open to extensive travel across India
  • Commitment towards social change and environmental protection
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Sensitivity towards gender, caste, regional and cultural concerns
  • Self aware, driven and creative
  • Good oral and written communication in English and Hindi, and one other Indian language
  • Minimum 5 years work experience, of this at least two years in a project management role

The compensation for the positions would be around Rs. 7.2 Lakh per annum. Final offer will depend on education and experience. The position will initially be for a period of one year, and extension will depend on mutual agreement and continuation of the project. This position is based in Kolkata.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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