Programme Director- Solid Waste Management

Posted By: Centre For Science and Environment


Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)

Program Development & Management

Environment / Energy/ Waste Management

Job Description

The SWM programme at CSE addresses policy and practices for effective and affordable waste management in India and other developing countries. The programme works with national governments to bring out policies that support sustainable solid waste management including plastics and biomedical waste management. The programme works with several city governments in India and with few key African countries to implement solid waste management projects based on segregation at source and decentralised processing. The programme also runs ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’, that provides a platform exchange knowledge and build capacity to achieve effective and affordable waste management in Indian cities.

The nature of the work of the team is extremely dynamic and includes research, advocacy, implementation and capacity building. 

Work Profile

The candidate is expected to take the lead role in overall research, advocacy and implementation work. In addition, he/she will lead our effort to advocate for policies and practices, particularly in the context of waste management. Major work responsibilities include:

  • Managing and monitoring implementation of projects in states and cities.
  • Preparing research reports, policy briefs, technical reports, etc.
  • Reviewing policy, rules and regulations.
  • Writing on issues/developments related to waste management in magazines, newspapers and websites.
  • Communicating with government officials at the national and state level.
  • Engaging with various stakeholders at the national and state levels to disseminate information and build knowledge/awareness about solid waste management.
  • Organise national and state level meetings and workshops and training programmes to improve SWM policies and practices.

We need a colleague with leadership skills and networking skill. We need a colleague who will work independently, but also collaboratively. But most importantly, we are looking for a colleague who wants to be part of the change we need in the world. We need commitment but also a high order of skills; to research, to write and to persuade.

Desired Candidate Profile

Doctorate - Ph.D/Doctorate

  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent programme and team management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in a multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity to diverse opinion.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including government officials, urban local bodies (ULBs), NGOs and communities.
  • Understanding of other organizations, groups and individuals in the waste and sanitation sector along with government policies / reforms a good grasp over. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in both English and Hindi.
  • Must be willing to travel to monitor implementation work.
  • Ability to perform and deliver under tight deadlines. 

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Centre For Science and Environment
  • About Organization:Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. We believe that the scenario today demands using knowledge to bring about change. This is what we aim to do.