Sr Program Associate

Posted By: Parisar


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Program Implementation


Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree – Humanities, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Environment Science, Transport Planning, or related fields.

3-4 years of experience in the development sector.

Computer skills including MS Office, G Suite, etc.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Broad understanding of sustainable development and mobility.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Organizing successful stakeholder engagement meetings, conferences, as well as public events.

Report writing

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience with organizations working on environment or transportation

Flexible and willing to perform tasks outside of the current scope to help the organization grow

Proficiency in spoken and/or written Marathi and Hindi

Writing grants and proposals

Primary Responsibilities:

Supporting Parisar in the overall management and implementation of the ‘Low Carbon Mobility initiatives in cities of Maharashtra’ project.

Responsible for overall monitoring and reporting progress of the project to the senior management, funders and the public in general.

Coordinating with Parisar team and external partners for development of appropriate communication materials, documents, advocacy briefs, and related materials to drive key project activities.

Conceptualizing, strategizing and collectively devising advocacy action plans with different stakeholders and partners.

Collaborating with partners in different cities of Maharashtra

Developing relevant government, media and sectoral partnerships to facilitate stakeholder engagement and alignment.

Ensuring accurate and timely management of the funds and track budget utilization with support from the Finance team

Setting up contracts and developing contract schedules in conjunction with associates, volunteers and partners.

Collaborating with the Parisar team during city-based and organizational events and important campaign and advocacy activations.

Writing articles for Parisar website and newsletter.

Supporting capacity building activities and being part of them as and when required.

Any other duties in line with the job role as requested by the Program Director.

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive. We are an evolving organization and other duties may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time.

Work Environment:

Parisar has a strong commitment to the professional growth of its people. We are committed to providing diverse and interesting opportunities, and ensuring that you take the lead in your tasks. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Parisar is also committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organization and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.


Parisar has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance.

Length of employment

Full-time position, 16 months contract, with the option to renew beyond.

To apply

For immediate consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to with a subject title “SENIOR PROJECT ASSOCIATE”.

Application Deadline

3rd September 2022

Desired Candidate Profile


Not Specified

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Parisar
  • About Organization:Parisar is an NGO working in the field of environmental awareness, education and action since its formation in the early 1980s. Its area of interest spreads across a wide range of subjects from nature conservation to sustainable development, in fact everything that affects our ability to live on the earth- the air, the water, the quality of land- all that which contributes to our healthy planet and in turn healthy life.