SELCO Foundation
Energy for Health Program
Designation: Program Manager

About SELCO Foundation:

Established in 2010, SELCO Foundation’s mission is to develop holistic solutions that use sustainable energy as a catalyst to address poverty alleviation alongside ensuring environmental sustainability. SELCO's interventions have lead to the sustainable delivery of essential services such as healthcare, and enable improvements in livelihoods productivity; impacting more than 7 million people till date. The foundation does this by developing enabling conditions, i.e an ecosystem for sustainable energy solutions which is locally developed, adopted, scaled and institutionalized through stakeholders including government agencies, financiers, local NGOs and enterprises.

Core to the organization are its values on inclusion, compassion, agency, resiliency and sustainability. Through its work, SELCO Foundation aims to create a benchmark for innovation systems in a manner that people and planet are at the centre.

Background: Energy for Health Program

Healthcare today, without considering the potential services to the un-catered populations in the world, is the 5th most polluting industry. The proposed program can help improve the quality of health services in a decentralized manner, while also making it a less carbon intensive sector. This program can prove to be the low hanging fruit for achieving SDG13 and SDG3 via SDG7. We believe that provision of 100% renewable energy and green building infrastructure for healthcare facilities, will democratize the much needed health services in the remote regions within India and account for future pandemic preparedness.

The goal of this program is to strengthen delivery of healthcare for over 170 million people by reliably and sustainably powering 25,000 public health facilities in remote, rural, climate and socio-economically vulnerable regions across 12 states in India by 2026.

Role Description: 

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the overall sustainable energy sector for last mile communities. The broader goal is to use decentralized renewable energy to re-imagine the public health system in a manner that it facilitates good health, improved well being, and improves access to health care without putting pressure on the planet.

An important component of this is also building capacity and agency in the health sector to benchmark and deploy holistic health systems. Therefore, the candidate will be involved in conceptualising and creating a data based system which:

  • Makes the program visible through data in a manner that aids ownership and accountability from different stakeholders
  • Allows a complete picture of the program for improving decision making and monitoring, focusing on establishing sustainable health infrastructure as well as their operations and maintenance practices

The Program Manager will be responsbile for managing State and National Level project under the Energy for Health Portfolio. She/he will anchor the data platform for the complete program, and work in close association with the leadership at SELCO Foundation and associated ecosystem. This position will be based in Bangalore with occasional travel. In this role, the candidate would play a key role in ensuring that the values, philosophy and key approaches of the organization are translated in a consistent manner across the architecture of the platform and its adoption.

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

1. Stakeholder/Relationship Management:

  • Support in maintaining relationships and communications with the stakeholders from critical stakeholders.
  • Anchor technical partnerships, and be the first point of contact for all communication and engagements
  • S(he) will ensure that a cadence of meetings and interactions are maintained between SELCO and major stakeholders of the program.
  • S(he) will also be responsible for evangelizing the program to a larger ecosystem for wider adoption.

2. Program Management:

  • S(he) will be responsible for planning and managing all the program and implementation aspects for smooth functioning of the program.
  • Manage the delivery of all the workstreams – Product, Engineering, Partnership, Implementation etc.
  • Keep a track of key milestones/deliverables and anticipate issues that need resolution and ensure that the overall effort is on the path to success and call out potential threats and dangers, and drive resolution in a timely manner.
  • Be the first point to manage any partner interactions and escalations.

3. Product Solutioning:

  • Understand the functions of the program and how the product connects to those functions
  • Understand the key challenges of the end-user through primary and secondary research and build solution strategies.
  • Documentation: Prepare presentations, progress reports, other artifacts as and when required.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 8 to 10 years in IT with 3+ years’ experience managing ERP/CRM/egovernance project / program implementations with expertise in Project Management Methodologies. Prior experience in technology driven projects will be preferred.
  • A degree in engineering or related field(s) required; post-graduate degree in management, public policy, rural/urban management, engineering or related field(s) will be preferred.
  • Detail-oriented in program planning & execution including scope & requirements management, collaboration with partners, communications plans, & risk management etc.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills (ability to communicate complex ideas in a meaningful way).
  • Excellent client relationship and expectation management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable leading without authority.
  • Rigorous Program Monitoring, Reporting & escalation to steering committee.
  • Keenness and/or experience of working with the government is desirable. Prior exposure to the public sector, development sector, or consulting is desirable.
  • Ability to handle large scale programs and handle multiple stakeholders simultaneously. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and excel).
  • Consulting/ government projects experience will be a plus


Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role to with “Re: Application for Program Manager SELCO Foundation” in the subject line.