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Programme Manager - New Delhi, India

Deadline: 22/10/2021

Earthworm Foundation (EF) is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

EF is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

EF is seeking a motivated Programme Manager, based in New Delhi, India.

The position is initially remote due to Covid restrictions and may switch to Delhi as per the organization’s need and work.

If you love and respect the environment, with excellent communication skills and are passionate about working with multi-stakeholders in complex business supply chains of different commodities, we would like to hear from you.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in more than 15 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • An organic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team with passionate people.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.


  • Implement and streamline project management processes;
  • Experience implementing agriculture projects on the ground; experience in regenerative agriculture and Agro-forestry projects is preferred;
  • Provide support to field teams across Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan in project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Knowledge and experience in supply chain management including traceability and legal compliance;
  • Execution of assigned traceability projects;
  • Strong research skills in supply chain, agriculture and evolving business trends on sustainable practices in global supply chains;
  • Strong industry networks are a plus;
  • Support business development team through research, networking and proposal building;
  • Coordination with member manager and relevant stakeholder internally and externally;
  • Identification and coordination with relevant agencies for communication and branding ;
  • Write communication pieces and develop articles as and when required for projects and other activities;
  • Foster strong relationships with stakeholders and like-minded organizations;
  • Timely execution of assigned tasks, members KPIs, and Earthworm KPIs.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Postgraduate degree holder or other equivalent higher-level training in environmental science/social work (MSW) and/or other related fields;
  • A minimum of 7 years working experience in the development sector with a focus on supply chain/value chain sustainability;
  • Experience working on commodity market linkages with domestic and international brands;
  • Links with educational and research institutes to build organizational knowledge and ability to implement on the ground;
  • Understanding of government policies and programme on agriculture;
  • Ability to support the design and implementation of carbon offsetting project models for various geographies within India;
  • Ability to build networks on field as well as organizational connections;
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze systems and identify key issues and risks;
  • Has a growth and experimental mindset, with the ability to adapt to changes in an organized manner;
  • Good understanding and a keen interest in environmental and social issues.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);

Language skills:

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Fluency in Hindi (spoken and written);
  • Any other Indian language: a plus.

Personal characteristics:

  • Ability to communicate well in English both oral & written;
  • Ability to work in a team and under own initiative;
  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative;
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude;
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously;
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Delhi, India;
  • Field visits and travel for meetings as and when required.

Other information:

  • Immediate start;
  • One-year contract (renewal - subject to project’s needs);
  • Full time position;
  • Valid authorisation to work in India required.

To apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and CV via email to by Friday 22nd of October 2021. Please put your “Family name” and “Prog-Mgr-India” in the subject line of the email. We will contact successful candidates by email for an initial interview. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.