Position: Research Analyst, SELCO Skilling Program (6 Months- Fellowship)

Location: Bengaluru
Starting date: Immediately
Experience: 0 to 2 years
Travel: 5 days in a month Application
Process: On Rolling Basis

About SELCO Foundation:

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organisation 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 organisation 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 organisation 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 organisation’s 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 specialised 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

Job Description: This position would require the candidate to have strong analytical thinking, writing and interpersonal communication skills.

The candidate should have experience in working with implementation based developmental organisation/s. Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, data cleaning, descriptive and other statistics is preferred. In this role, the candidate would play a key role in ensuring that the values, philosophy and key approaches of the organisation are demonstrated in a consistent manner across the work portfolio.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Create frameworks of analysis for Decentralised Skilling Program studies being conducted
  • Analyse data using econometrics and prepare the reports and decks for program team
  • Experience of doing secondary research ,literature review and qualitative interview
  • Provide assistance to run the on-going M&E system and develop tools as per the need to enable all program teams to be able to collect, aggregate and support analysis of data seamlessly, in order to meet all relevant reporting requirements and to facilitate and inform program management and strategy
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation system will efficiently track the project/ programme results at different levels (outputs, outcomes and impact)
  • Develop the M&E Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Incorporate programmatic / operational team feedback to ensure the continuous improvement of data management systems
  • Help creates standard guidelines and other documents to disseminate learnings to internal and external teams
  • Organise workshop, webinar and create outreach materials for dissemination of the learnings


  • Between 0-2 years of working experience in evaluation and data analytics in Decentralised Skilling Sector
  • In-depth knowledge of M&E systems, MIS, Impact evaluations etc
  • Familiarity with research methodologies, tools and analysis for qualitative and quantitative studies
  • Sound knowledge of Skilling sector, renewable energy and social development
  • Good analytical skills
  • Efficient user of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willing & enthusiastic learner
  • Has the ability to service clients and perform under deadline pressure

Please send a copy of your similar kind of work sample along with CV with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role to apply@selcofoundation.org and CC sweta@selcofoundation.org with subject line Application for Research Analyst, Decentralised Renewable Energy Skilling Program . The application will be evaluated on a rolling basis