Solve pollution. Save lives. Protect the planet.


When you join the Pure Earth team, you become part of a global movement dedicated to solving pollution in low- and middle-income countries. Pure Earth partners with governments, communities and industry leaders to identify and implement solutions that stop toxic exposures, protect health, and restore environments. With a team of experts and professionals around the world, Pure Earth tackles some of the most pressing environmental challenges to create a safer, healthier future for all.

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Job Description

Position: Program Manager (Bihar) India

Location: Patna


Pure Earth is the leading international not-for-profit dedicated to reducing toxic pollution-related impacts on the health of the populations especially children and pregnant women. Pollution is the leading cause of death in the world, more than HIV, AIDS and TB combined. Pure Earth identifies and cleans up severely polluted places in low and middle-income countries, focusing on sites where human health, especially that of women and children, is most at risk. Since 1999, Pure Earth has completed 110 pilot projects in 27 countries, impacting 4.2 million lives. 

This project will strengthen the state health system and create expertise to collect, store, analyze, and use childhood toxic exposure data, not only to identify sources but to also raise awareness and enable the state government to plan, advocate for, and enact sound, cost-effective policies and interventions to address root causes. The project will provide needed clinical guidance and training for health professionals on toxic pollution source monitoring, their prevention and the dissemination of information about toxic pollution exposure. To reduce toxic pollution and save lives, we partner with local and international organisations, communities, funders, and governments. 


The Program Manager will report to the Pure Earth’s Country Director and work closely with the Program Director for field operations. S/He/They will work in close coordination with International/National Experts, State Government Officials, field staff and project implementation partners in Bihar to support project development and implementation activities. S/he/they will be responsible for the management of assigned project-related activities, partner coordination, work planning, reporting, communications, budget and contracts/administration.

The Program Manager’s general responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting preparation for and implementation of project activities, including communicating with government officials, program and research partners, maintaining strict timelines and proper project documentation;
  • Strong advocacy skills, able to liaise with different stakeholders, and maintain relationship with government officials; 
  • Have strong communication skills;
  • Providing support to the leadership team in all project-related activities, project implementation, qualitative and quantitative assessments, and in conducting surveys;
  • Develop materials and briefing documents for meetings and technical consultations;
  • Ensuring best practices for health and safety protocols are in place and observed in all project sites & activities;
  • Identifying and exploring opportunities for cross-sectoral work on addressing childhood lead poisoning; and developing a framework for the same;
  • Coordinating and supporting work planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation and monitoring of contractual agreements with organisations, consultants and field staff as needed for project activities and facilitating approval of project expenditures and invoices
  • Support state advocacy in coordination with the India office and technical advisory group;
  • Independently handle all state actors, including state government officials and regularly visit them for consultations and seek support for project activities
  • When needed, facilitating efficient communication with donors, partners, and consultants; establish and implement systems for partner, consultant, and field communication;
  • Participate in communication of the project’s activities and research results; 
  • Develop project-related presentations, policy briefs, reports, blogs and other content;
  • Participate in all state government and other stakeholders’ review meetings 
  • Establish networking with different grass-root organisations, health champions, health and environmental organisations and research institutes
  • Travel to various districts in Bihar and other states in India for research and stakeholder engagement 
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary by the Country Director.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4-5 years working experience with Government or International Organisation, preferably in the environmental health sector 
  • Strong communication skills: must be able to create and present detailed reports & presentations.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, or related fields.
  • Strong knowledge of Public Health.
  • Proficiency in English & Hindi

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and a good understanding of Bihar state environment and health policies and programs
  • Experience working with the Government of Bihar, preferably with the Department of Health
  • Strong government liaising skills
  • Experience in managing and implementing large projects in Bihar
  • Good Medical and pollution-related health exposure terminology and knowledge

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

Salary for this position is attractive and commensurate with experience

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV along with current and expected salary in a single attachment to with email subject title “Application for Program Manager Bihar (India)”

Job Description

Pure Earth, since its inception in operations for Colombia at the end of 2016, has been working on multiple fronts to reduce toxic pollution and the associated cost to human health. This is a long-term endeavor in partnership with local and national authorities, contributing to sponsor country programs and defined public policies, with the support and participation of the community.

We are currently seeking a committed and enthusiastic student to join our team and participate in innovative environmental projects as a university intern.

Position: University Intern

Location: Bogota, Colombia



  • Active student in the final semesters of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of geographic referencing systems.
  • Administrative skills and ability to conduct research.
  • Intermediate English level (B1), desirable level B2.
  • Passion for seeking pollution control strategies and a healthy environment.
  • Availability to travel to the field if required.


  • Support in the implementation and management of geographic and documentary referencing systems.
  • Collaborate on administrative tasks related to environmental projects.
  • Conduct research (Information retrieval, budget structuring, methodological designs, or processes related to pollution control).
  • Effectively communicate findings and technical conclusions through written reports.

We Offer:

  • 6-month learning contract.
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience in environmental projects.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • Possibility of professional growth and skill development.
  • Contribution to projects that positively impact the environment.

Application Process: Interested candidates who meet the requirements, please send your resume and cover letter highlighting your interest and motivation to join our team to [email protected] before April 20, 2024.

Join our team and be part of the change towards a more sustainable future!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pure Earth is an equal opportunity employer. Employees and applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hair styles), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), actual or perceived sexual orientation, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, gender identity and transgender status, gender, physical or mental disability (including gender dysphoria and similar gender-related conditions), alienage or citizenship status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, certain arrest or conviction records, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law, with respect to any employment decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.