Inviting applications for Project Manager

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 positions is as follows.

I. Research
1. To conduct primary research as per project work plans
2. To research, analyse, synthesise and produce briefs on policies, trends and matters of current interest pertaining to plastic and street vending
3. To help collect, analyse and interpret data on plastic use in street vending
4. To contribute to and publish reports, blogs, articles and policy analysis / briefs regularly

II. To support the outreach work through research and data analysis

III. Project Management
1. Prepare project work-plan at the start of the project and coordinate the implementation of the work-plan after it’s approval
2. Identify potential risks and plan for mitigating them
3. Highlight potential delays and/or need for additional resources to meet project objectives

IV. Networking
1. To build capacity of identified street vendor representatives and disseminate information through organising workshops, seminars etc
2. To help in developing and maintaining good relationships with street vendor unions, civil society organisations, and other relevant groups
3. To participate and contribute to alliance building process at local and national level
4. To volunteer to causes other than plastic pollution and build linkages
5. To represent Parisar at appropriate forums

V. Expected qualities
1. Aptitude for research and project management, and fast learner
2. Ability to work with communities who have been (or are likely to be) affected by plastic bans
3. Ability to work in a team and become a team player
4. Open to extensive travel across India
5. Commitment towards social change and environmental protection
6. Comfortable with ambiguity
7. Sensitivity towards gender, caste, regional and cultural concerns
8. Self aware, driven and creative
9. Good oral and written communication in English and two Indian languages

The JD will undergo changes from time to time, in consultation with the employee. To apply please send your CV, cover letter and two recent writing samples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The compensation for the positions would be around Rs. 6 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.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.