As the philanthropic arm of
Raintree Family Office, Raintree Foundation leverages catalytic
philanthropy to strengthen the development ecosystem and amplify
impact. The Foundation pools together a mix of resources from the
ecosystem to develop successful and scalable programs and
solutions to address India’s chronic social and environmental
issues. It strives to co-create these programs along with leading
non-profit organizations, technical experts, governments and the
community as a whole.
Foundation’s current thematic focus areas are Sustainable
Landscape Management and Workplace Mental Health. Read more
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Senior Program Manager, Environment
To: Head of Programs
are looking for a Senior Program Manager to lead our Environment
thematic /portfolio and help us develop and strengthen our
conservation and its allied activities. At Raintree, we are
looking to pilot models where rural development and community
custodianship of the environment has a direct correlation to
natural resources management, biodiversity conservation and
restoring landscapes for sustainable ecosystems. The Environment
portfolio at Raintree includes a comprehensive plan on driving
ecosystem conservation and restoration in the Northern Western
Ghats, alongside a core program on educating the local communities
on environmental issues and facilitating practical and long-term
solutions. In addition,the environment portfolio also
includes allied activities such as evaluation and implementation
of alternate energy and waste management solutions.
is a great opportunity for a highly curious, environment
/biodiversity / natural resources conservation enthusiast who can
lead, implement and work closely with the senior team and
stakeholders such as Forest department & community to build a
strong integrated development program at Raintree.
the development and implementation of Raintree’s Environment
thematic, Conservation Strategy (community-led approach) and
Ecosystem restoration in our identified geographies i.e.
presently in Velhe Taluka of Pune district - part of Northern
smooth execution of the program plan and design on the ground
with clear outcomes in coordination with the Program Manager,
with the Program team for implementation of the Sustainable
Landscape Management (SLM) program
the team and coordinates all project and technical partners in
line with the conservation strategy.
for all aspects of project management, including a robust
monitoring and evaluation system for projects that ensures the
best practice in program management and timely reporting
strategic engagement with relevant international and national
stakeholders on environment and ecosystem conservation, and
technical issues, including strong engagement on policy, advocacy
and rights based approaches issues;
a diverse portfolio incl. capacity building of the community on
environmental and ecosystem components , sustainable waste
management practices, developing an approach on accessible
energy, implementation of village/cluster level environmental
committees and more.
multi-sectoral partnerships and ensure convergence with
government schemes and programs
effective planning for all program related risks and challenges
with the program functions to meet their communication needs for
the projects and initiatives
degree in an appropriate field (Conservation/ Environment
/Natural Resource Management/Forest) and other related discipline
training in management and development studies is helpful
12 years of relevant experience in working on development and
implementation of conservation programs incl. strong field
in program and project management in environmental/biodiversity
conservation is required, leading program and field teams is
experience in leading ecosystem conservation projects mountainous
regions such as the Western Ghats is preferred.
thematic understanding of environment and ecosystem aspects
to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
experience in project development as well as execution and on
to handle difficult situations with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality.
understanding and experience working with and in leveraging
various government programmes and schemes (State and Central
to synthesize best practices and work to incorporate them in
projects and program
strong working relationships with all employees across multiple
verticals to execute an integrated program
highly organized and most importantly, personable and
to present information to diverse stakeholders
in English and Marathi required
Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal
without regard to race, colour, religion, caste, sex, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, genetic information or any other protected
characteristic under applicable law. Female candidates and
candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.