Position: Program Manager- Training & Capacity Building
Energy for Health_SELCO Foundation
Years of Experience: 8+ years
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bangalore
Starting date: Immediatel

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 EnergyForHealth program:

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 11 states in India by 2026.

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 Role:

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 facilitate good health, improved well being, last mile delivery of health services, reduced mortality etc. through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into the healthcare services.

As the Program 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; who is able to adapt to diverse situations and organizational requirements.

The Program Manager for training and capacity building is also expected to focus on formulating and executing a health sector specific training strategy, improving performance, procuring training material and resources as well as securing compliances within the organization. One should be willing to build and mentor the team and find ways to increase the 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 Healthcare across all geographies and partners.

Key responsibilities for the position:

The Program Manager for training and capacity building will coordinate and implement health infrastructure projects across 11 states and the main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Managing end to end direction to the team for developing the training strategy for stakeholders involved with execution and monitoring of 25000 health facilities across selected geographies.
  • Providing meaningful direction and necessary support to the team for developing strategy, operations in planning, execution and monitoring of the ongoing training programs.
  • Building a complete understanding of the public health delivery system and mapping nodal points of required training to ensure successful implementation and utilization of health and energy programs.
  • Developing Capacity Building Plan in coordination with the program team on the Health and Energy nexus intervention focusing on the stakeholders like government health department, clean energy enterprises and NGOs
  • Identification, engagement, building rapport, coordinating and co-developing training programs with key stakeholders such as government departments, enterprises, financial institutes, NGOs / grassroot organizations etc.
  • Coordinating with the health department and facilitating training on how to use medical equipment in the medical care, Managing Training on the quality checks and proper usage and maintenance of DRE systems.
  • Brainstorming with the Technical and Program department for developing training modules focusing on the Health and Energy nexus work across geographies. ❖ Maintaining a database having the information of all the people who have undergone training.
  • Ensuring adequate documentation of the entire process of training in the form of videos and narrative reports and other collateral.

  • Preparing and managing budgets and cash flows for various training programs and ensuring timely submission of all the bills on the expenses related to Training. ❖ Effectively tracking, analyzing and evaluating the performance of the team and sharing reports on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis, the status of various training programs by capturing key risks, learnings and challenges.
  • 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.
  • Updating the team's progress to the core team and supporting all documentation required for reporting to funders and stakeholders.
  • 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.

Who can apply:

  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in planning, developing and executing training programs for high scale interventions, supporting management and leadership. ❖ Work experience in the Healthcare sector is preferred.
  • Equivalent experience in Understanding of the local communities, overall public healthcare ecosystem in the different districts is preferred.
  • Expertise on rural health systems and awareness on government training programs as well existing clean energy-based training etc will be preferred.
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting.
  • Demonstrating proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision making 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.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in difficult terrains within and outside the State as and when required


Please click HERE to apply for the open position.
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Foundation’s EnergyForHealth program.!