Raintree Foundation
Program Manager - Roles and Responsibilities
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Velhe and Pune Maharashtra
Application Email : careers@theraintree.co.in

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Aug 07 2021


Job Description: Program Manager - Roles and Responsibilities


About Raintree Foundation:


Raintree Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Raintree Family Office. It leverages catalytic philanthropy to strengthen the development ecosystem and amplify impact. It acts as facilitators and conveners between the government, non-profits, technical experts and the communities it works with through a participatory and structured approach, judiciously combined with multi-stakeholder collaboration.


Raintree approaches its program area in Velhe Block (Pune District, Maharashtra) through an ecosystemic lens, where the resident human population is considered as one component of a larger, complex ecosystem. At the core of Raintree’s work is the belief that environmental prosperity and human development can intersect and lead to community stewardship of ecosystem conservation.


The Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) program is being implemented in a 2,100 hectare geography spread over 9 villages in Velhe Block near Pune city, Maharashtra. The targeted population is 4,131 people, including 710 families. The SLM Program has three thematic areas:

  • Community Development - Water Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and People’s Participation (institutional strengthening, capacity building of the community on citizenship awareness)

  • Environment - Ecological Conservation and Environment Education

  • Disability & Mental Health - Mental well- being of people, gender- just community and change in norms & perceptions around gender & masculinity and workplace mental health

Reports To: Head of Programs


Based at: Velhe and Pune, Maharashtra



Ensure effective execution of the Sustainable Landscape Management program on the ground

Roles and Responsibilities of the Program Manager

  • Lead the implementation of Sustainable Landscape Management program in line with the strategic goals of the Foundation

  • Ensure operationalization of program plan and design with clear outcomes and outputs

  • Responsible for program design validation with community and developing demand for the program

  • Ensure community demands and needs based analysis in alignment with program design are shared with leadership for decision making

  • Responsible to ensure coordination with implementation and knowledge partners, and also for mentoring project team for on-ground implementation of activities, new initiatives and projects

  • Operationalize M&E Framework and technology tools to ensure effective data collection & monitoring

  • Ensure feedback is provided to the program managers on the effectiveness of program design 

  • Regularly analyse the program, develop risk management plans and mitigation strategies

  • Manage strong relationships with key government stakeholders and community

  • Closely monitor schemes, programs and budgets at Taluka level and onwards to the project area

  • Collaborate and facilitate the Communications team for building effective communication strategies for all stakeholders of the program

  • Responsible for building and maintaining the feedback loops from all stakeholders

Candidate Profile:


  • Masters (or an equivalent degree) from a reputed institution in Development Studies / Rural Development or Management / other related discipline


  • Minimum 12 to 15 years of experience in program and project implementation with community and diverse stakeholders


  • Strong program management, stakeholder engagement and partnership management skills

  • Ability to work across multiple verticals and execute an integrated program

  • Good budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting

  • Strong data, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, social mobilization, team management and coordination skills

  • Significant experience in building deep relationships with government stakeholders and community leadership

  • Strong understanding of the Western Ghats ecology and of local culture

  • Strong systems thinking skills

  • Proficiency in English and Marathi (verbal and written)


Job Email id: careers@theraintree.co.in