Program Manager – River and Nala Restoration

2 years ago

We are actively working on river and nala restoration projects which focus on restoring and maintaining health of the rivers and nalas through a long term commitment of public, private and government stakeholders whose efforts are based on scientific research and application of appropriate technological, social, infrastructural and governance solutions. 


If you are looking for opportunities in this space and want to contribute towards diverting ocean bound plastics from rivers and nalas, then this is the opportunity for you. 


We are seeking the expertise and experience of a Program Manager to deploy our river and nala restoration services. This role requires a high performing individual who has the technical expertise to manage river restoration projects, the ability to handle various stakeholders and skills to manage a diverse team.

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Strategy 

Build the short-term, mid-term and long-term strategy for business growth and evolution of the river and nala restoration vertical with the Leadership 

Prepare the team for scale across territories and standardize the business processes models across the spectrum of the sector. 


  • Project Management, Operations and Communication 


Lead budgeting and resource allocation efforts for the vertical

Ensure proper and updated documentation of all initiatives under the vertical

Oversee promotion and marketing of products and services 

Maintain regular formal communication with all project-related stakeholders

 Ensure effective execution of all river and nala restoration projects in a time-bound manner (compliance with financial and impact targets)

 Adhere to donor reporting requirements 

Lead the research and development initiatives for river restoration 

Upgrade the processes and services offered under the vertical

Collect, analyse, publish key data from projects and related research 

  • Leadership 

Train the team to enable them to ensure excellent delivery of the river and nala restoration services on field  

Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, administrative and political heads of ULBs, current and potential donors/partners 

Represent EcoSattva at conferences, seminars and other public platforms 

Lead hiring for the vertical with HR and COO

Ensure all program initiatives align with the company’s core values and culture 


    • Bachelor’s degree ( minimum) in a related field. 
  • 3-5 years of work experience with at least 2 years in river and nala restoration sector 
  • Proven written, oral and client-facing communication skills

Key Skills Required:

  • Advanced organizational leadership skills 
  • Technical knowledge of river and nala restoration and the ecosystem 
  • Clear understanding of project finance & budgeting 
  • Motivated, self-driven, inspirational & ethical leader and team-player. Risk Management skills 
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and problem solve 
  • Working knowledge of Marathi language preferred 
  • Keen on making an impact in the river and nala restoration space 


Contact Details :

Atul Joshi :, 9922245574


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