Programme Officer for Municipal Solid Waste Management Programme

No. of Positions - 2 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi based non-profit institution, is currently seeking Programme Officer for its Solid Waste Management (SWM) Programme. 

CSE is one of India's leading public interest research institutes. It is known for its rigorous research and advocacy on environmental and sustainable development issues.  


The SWM programme at CSE addresses policy and practices for effective and affordable waste management in India and other developing countries. The programme works with national governments to bring policies that support sustainable solid waste management including plastics and biomedical waste management. The programme works with city governments in India and few African countries to implement solid waste management projects based on segregation at source and decentralized processing. The programme also runs a ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’, to exchange knowledge and build capacity to achieve effective and affordable waste management in Indian cities. 

The nature of the work of the team is extremely dynamic and includes research, advocacy, implementation and capacity building. 


The candidate will be required to substantially contribute to the team’s research, advocacy and implementation work. Major work responsibilities include: 

  • Managing and monitoring implementation of projects in states and cities of India.
  • Preparing reports (both with and without technical inputs), policy briefs, etc.
  • Reviewing policy, rules and regulations.
  • Extensive research/Writing on issues / development related to solid waste management.
  • Communicating with national and state level officials.
  • Engaging with various stakeholders at the national and state levels to disseminate information and build knowledge/awareness about solid waste management;
  • Organize national and state level meetings and workshops and training programmes to improve SWM policies and practices. 


  • Strong relationship building skills;
  • Excellent programme and team management skills;
  • Strong research aptitude
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in a multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity to diverse opinion
  • Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including government officials, urban local bodies (ULBs), NGOs, communities.
  • Understanding of other organizations groups, and individuals in the waste and sanitation sector including government policies / reforms. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in both English and Hindi.
  • Must be willing to travel to monitor implementation work.
  • Ability to perform and deliver under tight deadlines. 


Candidates with a post graduate in planning, engineering, waste management, sanitation or environment related field with at least 3-5 years of work experience. Candidate should have experience of research, advocacy and training. The candidate should be able to work in a tight-knit and dynamic team that works on wide range of issues related to urban waste management. He/she should have strong networking and liasoning skills, willingness to travel and fluency in both written and spoken English/Hindi.  

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience. 

LOCATION: New Delhi 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th September 2023. 


Candidates can send applications online (preferable) or by postal services, as convenient. 

For online submission: Please visit and choose ‘PO – SWM’. 

Or Post it to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta,

Executive Director- Planning & Operations

Centre for Science and Environment

41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,

New Delhi – 110062

Tel: 29956394/6339/5124, Fax: 29955879


NP: Only short listed candidates will be informed.