Program Manager/Associate (Water Security) via LinkedIn

Raintree Foundation

Pune, Maharashtra, India 🇮🇳

About Raintree Foundation:

As the philanthropic arm of Raintree Family Office, Raintree Foundation leverages catalytic philanthropy to strengthen the development ecosystem and amplify impact. The Foundation pools together a mix of resources from the ecosystem to develop successful and scalable programs and solutions to address India’s chronic social and environmental issues. It strives to co-create these programs along with leading non-profit organizations, technical experts, governments and the community as a whole. The Foundation has two core focus areas are Sustainable Landscape Management and Workplace Mental Health.

Based at: Pune, Maharashtra with travel to the rural geography of Velhe Block, Pune District

Description: Ensure effective execution of all the water resources programs (watershed, spring shed and water quality), WASH, and related programs for water security for all

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead/support the implementation of water resources – watershed, soil water conservation, spring shed, repair and maintenance, and natural resources according to scientific and technical aspects under the larger Sustainable Landscape Management program in line with the strategic goals of the Foundation
  • Responsible for training, capacity building and exposures of the VHWSC members, villagers, water user groups, PRI’s & Block level Govt. officials on watershed, spring shed, hydrology and hydrogeology, natural resources management, appropriate systems and institutions, and WASH to ensure effective implementation of governance frameworks with data and evidence based decision making
  • Ensure formation of water management institutions, establishing participatory water balances and budgeting with regular monitoring mechanisms
  • Planning, preparing design and estimates, review all crucial technical plans and ensure execution of civil and construction works, repairs, strengthening, operation and maintenance of all structures for water security of the region
  • Promote, administer, and manage the watershed activities, participatory groundwater management, water quality and WASH programs along with other activities
  • Establish and maintain good rapport, and work closely with community, PRI members, government officials and all stakeholders of project area for feedback and convergence
  • Responsible to ensure coordination with program managers and internal teams, implementation and technical knowledge partners, for on-ground implementation of activities, new initiatives and projects
  • Operationalize M&E Framework and technology tools to ensure effective data collection & monitoring through participatory research with focus on planning and impact assessments
  • Deliver timely compliance to all the routine reporting requirements & accordingly plan and conduct periodic review meetings.

Candidate Profile:


  • Masters or M. Tech in water resources management/ B. Tech in Agriculture/ B.E. Civil Engineering from a reputed institution


  • Minimum 6 years or experience (Associate level) or 10 years (Manager level) in watershed, spring shed, water quality and WASH programs implementation with community and diverse stakeholders


  • Strong program management, stakeholder engagement and partnership management skills
  • Ability to work across multiple verticals and execute water resources programs with focus on livelihoods, environment and ecosystem
  • Sound technical knowledge about watershed, civil engineering, construction, operation and maintenance which includes design estimates, technical plans, along with budget development, its management and ensuring compliances
  • Strong data, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, social mobilization, team management and coordination skills
  • Significant experience in building deep relationships with government stakeholders and community leadership
  • Strong understanding of the watershed, spring shed, water quality, WASH, with focus on Western Ghats ecology
  • Proficiency in English, Hindi and Marathi (verbal and written)
  • Good skills on MS-Office and other relevant systems





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development