Regional Collective Action Project Manager

Regional Collective Action Project Manager 

The Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) 

Location: Mumbai/New Delhi – India

Employment: Full-time

INSA’s collaboration with the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network:

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to benefit society at large. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 150 companies globally (representing over 50% of global tonnage) and has become one of the preeminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption. By working in partnership with the industry, governments, and civil society, MACN has successfully addressed corruption risks through country-specific actions in locations such as Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, India, Ukraine, and Argentina. 

We, at Synergy, are proud to be one of the members of the MACN, to contribute towards the fight in eliminating all forms of corruption and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community. Our founder and CEO, Captain Rajesh Unni, also sits on MACN’s board of directors.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s (MACN) local partner organization, the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), is looking for an experienced project manager to drive its work in India. MACN and INSA have built momentum in India to strengthen integrity in Indian ports. In 2019 MACN and INSA announced the launch of a ground-breaking Port Integrity Campaign in India. The campaign, which aims to reduce and (in the long term) eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations in Indian ports, is a collective action of MACN, the Government of India, international organizations, and local industry stakeholders. MACN’s ambition is to establish permanent capacity in INSA to promote and lead MACNs work with the maritime industry, government, and other stakeholders in India. This will be done by hiring a dedicated project manager working under INSA but overseeing MACN’s work portfolio. The project will be executed in close dialogue and partnership with key maritime stakeholders and organizations such as CSLA, MANSA, IPA and IPPTA, among others. 

About INSA:

The Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) was incorporated on December 2nd, 1929, with the abiding objective of becoming a rallying force for all the shipping companies based in India. As the torchbearer of the Indian Shipping Industry, INSA is committed to promoting the industry’s overall development and endeavouring to increase the profitability of its member companies and, in turn, their investors. With the advent of the global village, INSA is working towards integrating the Indian shipping industry into the world economy. 

About the role

Hired under INSA, the Project Manager operates as an integral part of the global INSA-MACN team. The Project Manager reports to the MACN Associate Director, based in Europe, who is responsible for the Indian region. The Project Manager will engage with MACN and INSA members and MACN local partners worldwide to manage the regional Collective Actions projects, support regional MACN members, regional stakeholder development and management. 

Project Management: 

Leading MACN and INSA’s Collective Action projects in India, working in collaboration with the MACN global team as well as local partners in India. The Project Manager will represent MACN in India in the capacity to drive, executive and monitor MACN’s Collective Action work. Be the Ambassador of MACN in India and as such is required to promote awareness and support for MACN in government, business, public opinions, and civil society at large. This involves key tasks such as, but not limited to, relevant project to governance, strategic and mapping operational risks. The Project Manager is the effective lead of MACN in India and is responsible for all workstreams under the supervision of the INSA CEO. 

Specific program management responsibilities include:

  • Project management:
    • Lead project implementation based on the agreed project budget and work plans.
    • Report and communicate project results and impact through external communication and donor reports. 
    • Plan and execute stakeholder engagement with the maritime industry, government representatives and civil society.
  • Governance:
    • Oversight of reporting to MACN Collective Action stakeholders including participating members, funding partners and participating public bodies.
    • Manage an overview of MACN Collective Action finances in collaboration with the Project Director INSA. 
  • Business Recruitment and Advocacy: Supporting engagement and recruitment of regional companies to participate in MACN Collective Action projects.
  • Partnerships and Network-building: Building a strong network of regional research institutions and Anti-Corruption focused NGOs to promote partnerships for implementation and/or scale of MACN Collective Action projects. 
  • Marketing and Communications: Contributing to MACN Collective Action projects marketing materials including print, web, and social media-based. 
  • Other responsibilities: The Project Manager may also be expected to contribute to other areas of work based on availability and MACN need. 

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • 8+ years of regional development experience with a company, non-profit, or global organization related to MACN programmatic areas, including corruption issues, compliance, financial inclusion and transparency and international development broadly. Maritime industry-related experience will be an additional advantage and carry due weightage.
  • Experience in establishing and executing partnerships with international donors, governments, international NGOs, and private-sector organizations.
  • Experience in managing donor-funded projects, including technical and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of and experience working on issues related to maritime or trade development. 
  • Understands how global companies operate and know how to engage and motivate businesses to pursue joint business and development outcomes.
  • Experience collecting and interpreting project performance data and making recommendations based on findings. 
  • Facilitation and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with other team members to achieve an objective. 
  • Excellent English-language written and verbal communication and editing skills.
  • Strong/fluent skills in regional language(s) is an advantage.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools: as a minimum Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.
  • High ethical standards and commitment to MACN core values of leadership, respect, and integrity 


INSA and MACN are committed to developing an inclusive work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential and our business goals and mission. 

Interested candidates may send their applications to the Chief Executive Officer of the Indian National Shipowners’ Association at