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Job Description

Senior Programme Manager/ Programme Manager (Climate Policy)

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

New Delhi

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Senior Programme Manager/ Programme Manager (Climate Policy), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi




Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti) seeks to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner energy future by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote clean power, energy efficiency, sustainable urban transport and climate action.


Shakti works to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner energy future by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote solutions across clean power, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and climate policy segments. Over the last many years, Shakti has become a trusted partner of many policy makers who have requested for Shakti’s input.


Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropies with a strong interest in preventing climate change and mitigating harmful carbon emissions.


For more information about Shakti, please visit  http://www.shaktifoundation.in/




Shakti is looking for an individual who aspires to make a difference on the fight against climate change, one of the greatest global challenges of this generation, and to work with the who’s who of the sector.


Reporting to the Director– Climate Policy Programme, Shakti, the Senior Programme Manager (Climate Policy) shall support the development and implementation of a comprehensive sector strategy through research, programme management, and establishing and maintaining effective collaboration with external and internal stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities:


(A) Supporting Sector Strategy


(1) Conduct research and contribute to development of sector strategy;

(2) Conduct research and analysis around follow-on opportunities identified by programme Lead and those proposed by stakeholders, to establish their relevance;

(3) Develop the Concept Notes for discussion at different levels and forums;

(4) Interact with Government bodies, donors and other stakeholders with inputs from Programme Lead;

(5) Draft Terms of Reference for issuance of Request for Proposals (RFPs) to the Consultants related to research and study of the thematic area;

(6) Develop a well-researched proposal in coordination with the Programme Lead;

(7) Support Programme Lead in diversification of portfolio by identifying new research / project partners;

(8) Conduct research to track key sector developments, interventions of other actors to inform the Program lead about potential project opportunities for the benefit of the sector.


(B) Programme Implementation

(1) Provide technical input for research studies and implementation plan for the same;

(2) Conduct specific research studies related to the projects;

(3) Collate and analyse data collected from various sources;

(4) Develop written outputs from research initiatives, including reports and articles, media pieces and explainers;

(5) Share research findings for each study for sharing with relevant stakeholders;

(6) Coordinate with Programme Lead and Finance Team to ensure adherence to reporting and payment schedules of planned programme activities.


(C) Stakeholder Engagement

(1) Prepare communication materials e.g. thematic presentations and narratives for various stakeholders, including specific donor(s);

(2) Prepare weekly / periodical reports / updates to be shared with specific donor(s);

(3) Be a point of contact for specific donor(s) for responding to their queries related to the Projects they have funded;

(4) Support programme lead through background research and drafting concept notes / proposals / progress report etc.;

(5) Develop and provide programmatic inputs to Communications.




Applicants must have Master’s degree or equivalent in Energy / Environment / Engineering / or related stream from a reputed University / Institute.



For Senior Programme Manager:

(1) Minimum 8– 10 years of relevant experience is essential;

For Programme Manager:

Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience is essential;

(2)  Experience in Clean Power and/ or Air Quality is desirable.

(3) Knowledge of environmental laws, power sector policies, regulations, and programmes at international, national, state and city level.


Skills and Competencies:

(1) Ability to interact with a wider variety of external stakeholders including government officials, and representatives from private sector, civil society organisations, and national and international think tanks and research institutions

(2) Climate Optimist with a ‘Can do’ spirit.

(3) Strong client orientation and service delivery approach.

(4) Excellent written, verbal communications, and presentation skills.

(5) Superior teamworking and collaborating skills.

(6) Drive, Commitment and Ownership for the delegated responsibilities.




Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.




7. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a regular/ full time position with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.


8. LOCATION: New Delhi






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612




Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/jobs/SSEF, by or before June 03, 2022.