Program Manager

Mumbai /
Program – Just Transition /
About us The India Climate Collaborative (ICC), registered as ‘Council of Philanthropies for Climate Action’ (CPCA), is a collaborative platform launched in 2020 by a group of philanthropists and corporate leaders committed to driving greater and more impactful climate action in India. The ICC’s mission is to deepen and connect the climate ecosystem for a thriving and sustainable world. We are steered by a consortium of Indian philanthropy including Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, Tata Trusts, Mahindra, and others. Our staff work closely with senior management from our member philanthropies, and collaborate with a wide range of NGOs, government agencies, communities, and climate experts to accelerate climate action.  

The ICC team has two arms that work in close consultation – the Engagement team focuses on building and fortifying memberships, fostering the collaborative, and mobilizing financial support to the ICC and our programs. The Program team focuses on building programs that engage the ICC funder community in solving India’s climate challenges. Our team is a small, tight‐knit group driven by a shared passion for achieving the ICC’s mission and vision. An ideal addition to our team is a self-starter, always willing to “roll up their sleeves” and get stuff done.

About the role We are looking for a Program Manager to lead the stakeholder management, coordination, operational and financial management aspects of ICC Programs. The person will enjoy a cross-cutting role across ICC teams – program, engagement, and operations. 

Partnerships & Stakeholder Management (40%):
• Develop, deepen, and manage relationships with the finance and operational leads of CPCA partners – such as knowledge partners, grantees, donors, etc.
• Facilitate coordination between different ‘’collaborative”/” platform’’ initiatives supported by CPCA.
Manage execution of donor-focused meetings/events.
• Participation in workshops on philanthropy, CSR for network building. Conducting research on fundraising opportunities through proposal announcements, events, outreach, etc. for lead generation.
• Co-develop and periodically update a database of ICC ecosystem partners.
• Provide support to engagement team to identify potential donors in India and globally. Support proposal development and fundraising pitches and cultivate and manage long-term donor relationships.
• Provide surge support for miscellaneous activities related to communicating program work to donors.

Programs Management (30%):
• Assist with the management of a portfolio of grants and program-related investments including pipeline development, portfolio progress, documentation, budget information and reporting.
• Review grant proposals, evaluate grant results and make necessary recommendations to the management.
• Coordinate with grantee partners and vendors to collect all relevant information in support of finalizing a grant application.
• Effectively coordinate with other team members for support to ensure accurate flow of information to donors.
• Stay updated on current developments in laws related to FCRA. Ensure compliance aspects related to FCRA.
• Help in the identification of risks and mitigation aspects of projects and re-grants. 

Program Monitoring (30%):   
• Maintain regular updates on grant progress to be shared with senior management on a weekly basis. Track fund utilization and spending under programs.
• Help design and operationalize processes and systems which will feed data and analysis from grants, research, and external sources back into key strategy and portfolio review and management decisions.
• Track fund utilization and spending under the programs.
• Maintain regular updates for grant progress.
• Execute evaluations of grants with support from team lead as per plan.
• Support respective teams for donor reporting and external communications. 
• Master’s in social work /Sociology/ Development Studies/Business Studies is preferred.  
• 8-10 years working in social development sector, preferably in a grant management role, at a Foundation or managing multiple partnerships in a large program.  
• Experience on climate change and/or environment-related issues is desirable, but not compulsory. 
• Candidates with experience in environment or development sector or working at/ with philanthropy or in the impact space will be given preference.  
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal). 
• Ability to manage external stakeholders, including partners and technical advisors.  
• Ability to process information from multiple sources, and compile and articulate in a presentable manner. 
• Ability to be resourceful and entrepreneurial in the face of uncertainty. 

Terms of Employment

Reporting Manager Program Lead

Location Mumbai

Nature of the role Consultant

To apply, please submit the following:

• A brief letter stating interest and qualifications for the position
• A resume detailing work experience, education, qualifications, and contact information (name, email, phone)

Timeline Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the small capacity of our team, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
The India Climate Collaborative, registered as the Council of Philanthropies for Climate Action, is an equal opportunity employer