Position: Program Manager , Content & Training (Contractual)
Vertical : Skill Institute
Years of Experience: 3 - 7 Years
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bengaluru
Starting date: Immediately (Contractual)

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 with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.
More information about SELCO Foundation is on our organization website.

Background on SELCO's Skill Institute:

The goal of the SELCO Skilling Institute is to enhance human resources for the overall distributed renewable energy ecosystem. The Institute aims to develop and make available training and capacity building procedures to meet the needs identified along the sustainable energy sector’s value chain.
Key deliverable of the SELCO Skill Institute includes-

  • Find, create and keep enhancing specialized end to end training models that are comprehensive , hands-on, and practical
  • Identify and create a pool of DRE expertise within different development sector experts, instructors and resource people and built their capacities to integrate DRE thought processes, design and implementation + monitoring into current roles
  • Offer services for quality evaluation and certification

The Role:

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the overall sustainable energy sector for enhancing human resources required and develop and make available training and capacity building procedures to meet the needs identified along the sustainable energy sector’s value chain

As a Project Manager for training and capacity building one 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 (both internal and external); who is able to adapt to diverse situations and organizational requirements.

Key responsibilities for the position:

  • Building a complete understanding of the skill forces required for the sustainable energy sector and mapping key training and capacity building programs required to ensure successful implementation of the solar energy programs
  • Brainstorming with the internal team of all the verticals for understanding the requirement of the trainings and working closely with content developer for developing training content focusing on the sustainable energy
  • Streamlining and finalization of the training model and content for different categories of training program with the support of expertise and content developer
  • Maintaining the database of the institutes conducting the similar category of the skill trainings across India
  • Organizing training program in collaboration with in-house team and other training partners
  • Overall monitoring and evaluation of the quality of training and ensuring documentation on the impact of training by coordinating with the MEL and Knowledge team.
  • Skill program operational plan and budget are to be monitored

Who can apply:

  • Having solar technical knowledge (B Tech or M Tech - Mandatory)
  • 3-7 years of work experience in facilitating content development and training program
  • Equivalent experience in understanding the training and capacity building requirement for the energy sector.
  • Knowledge of solar content development and imparting training
  • Knowledge of social sector issues in India with a specific focus on skill development and energy is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in difficult terrains within and outside the State as and when required.
  • 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.


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 apply@selcofoundation.org & sweta@selcofoundation.org. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Skill Institute