About the Role

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the development sector with focus on providing access to sustainable energy for livelihoods and health for last mile communities in Meghalaya. The broader goal is to use decentralized renewable energy to facilitate dignified living, increased incomes, reduced drudgery and improved work productivity through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into livelihood practices for the underserved communities in Meghalaya.

As the State Lead for the Meghalaya team, you should have a good sectoral understanding, as well as proven experience in strategic planning, managing a cross-cultural team, developing and monitoring partnerships, coordinating between multiple crucial stakeholders; who is able to adapt to diverse situations and organizational requirements.

The State Lead is also expected to focus on formulating and executing a state specific strategy, improving performance, procuring material and resources as well as securing compliances within the organization. You should be willing to build and mentor a team and find ways to increase quality of output, and implement best practices across all levels. The ideal candidate should be able to further SELCO Foundations work in DRE (Decentralized Renewable Energy) for Health and Livelihoods in the State of Meghalaya.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing end to end direction and building a team for developing strategy, operations in planning, execution and monitoring of programs in Meghalaya.
  • Identification, engagement, building rapport, coordinating and co-developing programs with key stakeholders such as local communities, government departments, enterprises, financial institutes, NGOs / grassroot organizations working in different parts of Meghalaya for effective implementation of SELCO’s work in Meghalaya.
  • Building, nurturing and managing partnerships and developing short, medium and long-term strategic plans with identified partners in Meghalaya with focus on SRLM’s, Financial Institutions, Enterprises, CBOs, FPOs etc
  • Preparing and managing budgets and cash flows and unlocking finances for renewable energy-based interventions through banks, MFIs, Central and State government schemes in Meghalaya.
  • Support in developing an operational plan for the team to map the needs of the community, conduct research programs, pilot programs and ecosystem building for scale programs related to renewable energy-based interventions in livelihoods and health.
  • Enhancing the knowledge and operational procedure, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management, enhanced management reporting and looking for opportunities to expand systems where required.
  • Effectively tracking, analyzing and evaluating the performance of the team and solutions on the ground and sharing reports on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis, the status of various programs by capturing key risks, learnings and challenges. Overall monitoring and evaluation of the quality of implementations.
  • Regularly organizing and facilitating training workshops for the team to develop their skills, building their capacity on an individual and team level.
  • Ensuring organizational, operational and assessment processes and guidelines are adhered to and escalating in cases where required.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of work experience in the development sector with focus on sustainable energy and rural livelihoods is preferable.
  • Based out of Meghalaya or having significant experience working in Meghalaya with good understanding about grassroots communities, languages, livelihood practices etc. will be preferred.
  • Experience in regional level leadership and effective team management will be preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills that reflect the ability to perform, prioritize as well as delegate tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting.
  • Demonstrating proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decisionmaking capability and ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in difficult terrains within and outside the State as and when required.