Program Manager, Solid Waste Management

2 months ago

CARPE is seeking the expertise and experience of a Program Manager to deploy its Solid Waste Management services. CARPE has a first mover advantage in this sector. CARPE has worked in 12 Urban Local Bodies in Maharashtra and 2 cities internationally. 

This role requires a high performing individual with experience in a managerial position, who is confident of handling a business vertical that is growing multifold year on-year. We seek a candidate who can work in a dynamic environment with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders including government officials, corporate bodies & industry leaders, is capable of handling a diverse team and most importantly has a keen interest in Solid Waste Management. Prior experience of working in the sector is an added advantage.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Strategy
    • Build the short-term, mid-term and long-term strategy for business growth and evolution of the SWM Vertical with the CEO,MD, COO & Director of Expansion ○ Prepare the team for scale across territories and standardize the business processes models across the spectrum of the SWM sector.
  • Administration, Operations and Communication
    • Assist the CEO with financial projections and analyses of existing programs ○ Lead budgeting and resource allocation efforts for the SWM vertical
    • Ensure proper and updated documentation of all SWM initiatives
    • Oversee promotion and marketing of products and services
    • Maintain regular formal communication with all project-related stakeholders ○ Ensure effective execution of all SWM projects in a time-bound manner ○ Adhere to donor reporting requirements
    • Lead hiring for the SWM vertical with the HR and COO
    • Lead the research and development initiatives for SWM
  • Leadership
    • Train the SWM team to enable them to ensure excellent delivery of the CARPE SWM services on field
    • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, administrative and political heads of ULBs, current and potential donors/partners
    • Represent CARPE at conferences, seminars and other public platforms ○ Ensure all program initiatives align with the company’s core values and culture


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

Key Skills Required

  • Advanced organizational leadership skills 
  • Technical knowledge of Solid Waste Management 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 SWM space with a vision for a sustainable future for India and the world.

Contact Details

Atul Joshi:, 9922245574 

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