Position: Project Coordinator - Operations & Maintenance
Livelihoods, SELCO Foundation
Years of Experience: 5+ years
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bangalore
Starting date: Immediately

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 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 available on our organization website.

Background on SELCO's Livelihood program:

As one of the priority development verticals, SELCO Foundation is actively integrating sustainable energy driven solutions for challenges in livelihoods such as Agriculture, microbusiness and animal husbandry. Over the last decade SELCO Foundation has deployed around 10,000+ DRE based livelihood solutions across its geographical focus areas such as Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, NE and other states. In the coming 5-year SELCO Foundation’s strategy is to reach 50,000 more end users across the country. The rural entrepreneurs are provided with solar energy unit and solar powered livelihood appliances.

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 livelihood opportunities for low-income communities through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into the livelihood sectors. The Project Coordinator for O&M is responsible for coordinating all the post- installation deliverables including operation and maintenance of the solar system and equipment, annual maintenance by the vendors, end user follow-up, and make sure solutions provided are functioning well.

Key responsibilities for the position:

The Project Coordinator for O&M will primarily coordinate with all stakeholders (both internal and external) to implement O&M plans across the geographies specifically, North East India, Odisha and Karnataka and the main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Coordinating with respective teams and individuals to collate the system functioning data of all geographies and verticals and ensure to send the same to respective stakeholders for resolution.
  • Track the resolution path for all the nonfunctioning livelihoods, such has how many systems are not working, how long does it take to resolve, how many times a system has had complaints etc.
  • Maintaining a database and tracking the O&M for all livelihood sites and Tracking and measuring productivity of the program and compare to the benchmarks
  • Track AMC performance by the vendor and report progress
  • Tracking of all O&M efforts and providing good feedback for program design and better procurement practices at the Foundation
  • Assisting the central team and the geography in compiling and documenting the operation and maintenance progress to be shared with various stakeholders.
  • Preparing and managing budgets and cash flows for various O&M programs and ensuring timely submission of all the bills on the expenses related to the same.
  • Effectively tracking, analysing and evaluating the performance of the team and sharing reports on a weekly / monthly / quarterly basis, by capturing key risks, learnings and challenges.
  • Updating the team's progress to the core team and supporting all documentation required for reporting to funders and stakeholders.

Who can apply:

  • Minimum 5+ years of work experience in end user service, supporting management and leadership; work experience in relevant sectors is preferred.
  • Degree in statistics and working experience in process evaluation and data analytics in social development sector
  • Familiarity with tools and analysis for qualitative and quantitative inputs and ability to derive meaningful relationships
  • Skills to use statistical software packages such as R, Stata, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of the local communities, exposure to project implementation in resource poor settings
  • 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.
  • 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. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, caliber and organization policy.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Foundation’s livelihood programs!