Plastics For Change India Foundation
Manager– Programs and Development
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Bangalore Mangalore Dharwad Karnataka
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 26 2021



Manager– Programs and Development

Plastics For Change India Foundation has the core objective to provide dignified sustainable economic opportunities for the urban poor and improve their quality of life through social interventions.

Job Description-

We are looking for passionate and highly skilled individuals who can help us make a difference to the lives of people in India who make a living collecting, sorting, recycling and selling materials that someone else has thrown away. We are looking for people who share our values and are driven to create a positive change in the community.

Job Title: Manager – Programs and Development

Reports To: Director-Programs

Location: Bangalore / Mangalore / Dharwad

Duties and Key Responsibilities-

Program Management:

1. Work towards effective PFC India foundation(non-profit) program delivery management.
2. Manage and groom a team of social workers/co-ordinators, assigning KPI’s and monitoring them.
3. Implement, manage, improve, build capacity and monitor fair trade/ethical sourcing practices, labour laws, ESG policies and HR compliance standards at the supply partners and scrap shops.
4. Coordinate with local authorities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure benefits are implemented.
5. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with supply partners, and scarp shops.
6. Undertake scheduled site visits.
7. Monitor, develop and sustain supply partners and scrap shops through PFC rating and incentive systems.
8. Manage the developmental journey of the supply partners and scarp shops.
9. Support in the preparation of the program logical framework, timeline, M & E framework and budget.

Reporting and Documentation:

1. Log KPI data into our application to monitor performance.
2. Ensuring timely, concise and accurate reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis on prescribed formats and applications.

General responsibilities:

1. Ensure professionalism at all times and demonstrate exemplary prioritisation of workload skills.
2. Ensure that the PFC policies, SOPs and protocols are being adhered to at all levels of the company.
3. Ensure strict adherence to data confidentiality and security.
4. Willingness to travel frequently across India, sometimes at short notice, including other places as per need of project or company.
5. Work closely with the PFC team and Partners.

Note: The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. Flexibility is required and the incumbent is expected to carry out any other related duties that are necessary for the optimum functioning of the company as a whole within the employee's skills and abilities whenever a need is pointed out, becomes apparent or as reasonably instructed.

Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications-

• 7 + years experience in program management in the social sector.
• Managing the informal sector workforce.
• Background in fair trade/ethical sourcing principles.
• Good understanding of social and environmental concepts and methods.
• Experience of being part of any program/project management or field work would be an added advantage.
• Engagement, plastics recycling, waste management will be helpful.
• Fluency in English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi languages.


• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work.
• Open to new challenges.
• Good data management, documentation and reporting skills.
• Good computer skills – MS Office and Working on CRM tools.
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
• Eye for detail.
• Able to learn new systems, methods, processes and procedures.
• Able to meet deadlines and produce quality outputs.
• Proactive and self-motivated.
• Humility, honesty, transparency, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

As per Industry Standards.


PFC is an equal employment opportunity for all employees and provides employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PFC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PFC will not tolerate any kind of discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PFC encourages applicants of all ages.

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