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Program Management Consultant to implement city action plans for pollution control

A Foundation to help reduce air pollution in India

 Lucknow, Patna

Posted on:  11/12/2020

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  5/01/2021


Strategy and Business Development


Business planning processes, Program Management Support (PMO),


Development/Not for profit

Company Details

A Foundation to help reduce air pollution in India

Assignment Details

Our client is a Foundation that has been set up to help reduce air pollution in India and they are looking to engage with a Program Management Consultant to work as a State Lead to build the presence in the state from scratch, and scale it over a course of 4-5 years to achieve the objectives. The role will begin in Lucknow/Patna with the potential to expand to a number of non-attainment cities in UP/Bihar respectively.
In this role, the consultant will lead the implementation of actions identified in the City Action Plans to address air pollution through a Project Management Unit (PMU) and various other resources in cities across the state, starting with Lucknow/Patna.

Key Responsibilities :

1. Implementation of City Action Plans (40% of the time):
• Understand City Action Plans and reports to identify key areas of action in the short and long term that can be implemented and measured
• Create an implementation plan based on City Action Plans which has details on goals, resources responsible for the tasks, deliverable timelines
• Ensure implementation of the identified steps/ deliverables by supporting relevant city authorities to address any resource and capacity gaps
• Ensure early and accurate identification of air pollution issues/ sources in the cities through processes such as survey of the city and third-party research

2. Stakeholder Management (40% of time):
• Hire and lead high-quality, motivated teams in cities that A-PAG expands to in the state, starting with Lucknow/ Patna
• Actively build relationships with various internal teams, policymakers, government partners, vendors, and other relevant third party organizations/bodies to leverage the best support for implementation of the City Action Plans
• Carry out sensitization of Urban Local Body (ULB) officials on the importance of their daily work in conjunction with mitigation of air pollution to instill ownership and accountability
• Build and run citizen awareness campaigns to mobilize citizens to contribute towards the goal of improving air quality in the city/ state

3. Review and Monitoring (20% of the time):
• Put in place a review and monitoring method to track progress on the agreed actions by using tools such as an online dashboard created by A-PAG
• Ensure timely escalation of unresolved issues to the relevant authorities

Skills Required

• Masters’ or equivalent degree in relevant fields, including business or development sector management, environmental studies or public policy with a strong track record of outstanding academic performance
• 8-12 years of work experience with managerial responsibilities, demonstrating excellent project delivery and relationship development with Government officials
• Experience working in the space of environment/ air pollution preferred
• Passionate about solving the air pollution crisis in India to create catalytic change
• Experience in managing internal as well as external team members; Ability to work and coordinate with teams remotely
• Strong planning, project management and organizational skills and an ability to set priorities, plan timelines and meet deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially report writing
• Comfortable working in ambiguous environments; self-starter that can use good judgment and resourcefulness to take action in the absence of clear guidance
• Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Assignment Duration

12 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work

Both (On-site & Remote)

Profile Requirements

Experience: 7+ years

Qualification: Graduate

fleXpertise required

Policy research & briefsdevelopment sector managementAdvocacy strategyStakeholder ManagementProgram ManagementPolicy and regulatory reformPolicy analysisPeople ManagementStrategic communicationsPublic affairs




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