Position: Fellow, Systems Thinking (Full-time)
Location: Bangalore
Reports to: Associate Director, SELCO Foundation
Starting date: Immediately
Timeline: 4-6 months (option to extend can be discussed)

About SELCO Foundation:

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organization that engages in field- based R&D and ecosystem building for deployment of clean energy solutions that alleviate poverty in tribal, rural and urban poor areas. The organization works in collaboration with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs, NGOs from various developmental sectors and educational institutions to link the benefits of sustainable energy to poverty eradication. The organization works across verticals such as energy access, health, livelihoods, enterprise development with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.

Job Description:

Systems thinking is a holistic approach to analysis that focuses on the way that a system's constituent parts interrelate and how systems work over time and within the context of larger systems.

The Research and Evaluation team at SELCO Foundation conducts deep-dive studies and work towards creating evidence that brings out the organisation’s approach. It also conducts landscape studies which help inform the strategy and direction of the organization. The team also anchors some key tasks that aim towards improved dissemination of the organisation’s approach tools amongst the team members. Being an implementation based organization, the aim is to constantly improve the sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness of the programs designed by the organisation.

The fellow would be working with the team to specifically strengthen its frameworks on ecosystem approach for sustainable energy access. The job would require the fellow to do secondary research, work on the field to document case studies, build information flows and causality and enhance understanding of interconnectedness and feedback loops.

Who should apply:

  • Understanding of the fundamental concepts of systems thinking
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to process complex information and break it down for easy consumption
  • Ability to grasp audience sensibility and calibrate communications to resonate with different target audiences
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Willingness to travel

Process: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.
Please send a copy of your CV and portfolio, along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role to apply@selcofoundation.org with ‘Re: Fellowship- Systems Thinking’ as a subject line.