Manager Of Community Based Enterprise For Lantana Management

Posted By: The Real Elephant Collective


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Job Title- Manager of a community based enterprise for Lantana management

Organisation- The Real Elephant Collective (TREC) based in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu

Role description: Work with a team to scale Lantana removal, working towards building a sustainable community-owned business.

. Coordinating with 4-8 local community groups across Mudumalai, Sathyamangalam, Wayanad, Bandipur and BR hills, to remove and pulverise lantana, transport/aggregate at drying yards, and sell to the biomass industry.

Working/leading a team of local coordinators, creating monitoring systems for the costs (labour, machines etc.) and efficiency (areas of lantana cleared, volume of biomass cleared etc), while improving processes and systems.

. Creating monthly/quarterly reports, and more regular social media updates for knowledge sharing and networking the wider lantana community.

. Interacting with investors/donors and meeting any particular reporting requirements.

Qualifications/requirements: At least 5 years of relevant experience in the social enterprise/sustainable business sector.

Any relevant masters degree, though only an undergraduate degree will also be considered in exceptional cases.

Significant self motivation/drive to work independently and make things happen.

A respect and knowledge of indigenous communities and world views is required.

Location: Gudalur, Tamil Nadu

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:The Real Elephant Collective
  • About Organization:The Real Elephant Collective is a socio-environmental enterprise merging Art & Conservation, raising funds and awareness around the concept of Coexistence. Coexistence is the sharing of the globe such that nature is not saved in small pockets with the destruction of the rest. Or that some people who live alongside forests bear the sole responsibility for living well with Nature. We are Nature. All beings are sentient. We speak of the thousands of Asian elephants that share space with people in the most densely populated part of the earth. It's a daily negotiation that unfolds across India on a daily basis. Individual elephants as thinking sentient beings, learn and negotiate the shared space, while humans also co-adapt. It means that while life isn't always easy, and resources need to be shared, we are willing to let the other live.

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