Position: Senior Program Manager, Sustainable Energy for Climate Action Program (Full-time)
Location: Bangalore
Reports to: Associate Director, SELCO Foundation
Starting date: Immediately

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, enterprise development with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.

Job Description:

In 2021, SELCO Foundation launched the Sustainable Energy Led Climate Action Program (SELCAP) which aims at transforming the dialogue on the role of SDG7 (Sustainable Energy for All) in prioritising climate resilience amongst the poor. The report, published at COP26, brought together evidence that showcases SDG7 driven solutions to empower the poor to adapt to climate change while also setting on a new trajectory of optimised development by transitioning to sustainable energy and mitigating future emissions.
The program has 2 key objectives:

  • Create evidence on solutions that solve for climate and poverty
  • Design landscape studies to highlight key gaps and inform strategy in scaling solutions
  • Build a ladder of narrative that merges the reality on the ground with the macro/global conversations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Anchor critical research, narrative building exercises and events for the Sustainable Energy led Climate Action Program
  • Keep abreast with trends and narratives emerging in the sector and plan for organization activities accordingly
  • Develop and implement an effective communication strategy for dissemination of critical learnings and absorption of best practices and narratives across the sector
  • Anchor and deliver on new and innovative ways to communicate key narratives, concepts, processes and approaches for improved uptake within the organization and outside
  • Ensure coordination with other teams within the organization to ensure implementation of the ecosystem approach and cross-learning
  • Conduct regular team meetings internally, to monitor key milestones and also update all members on best practices and continuing expectations and vision
  • Design and manage partnerships, developing long term strategic plans for each
  • Design and plan for regular blogs, newsletters and updates to inform the sector on the Organization’s key learnings

Who should apply:

  • At least 6 years experience in the social impact sector, with at least 1-2 years of work experience in programs or research focussing on climate action
  • The candidate should have experience in journalistic research, coalition or network building in the development sector
  • The candidate should have an interest in issues around climate change, sustainability, from a ground perspective is preferred
  • The candidate should have experience in conducting landscape studies through primary consultations, building on case studies and building dissemination strategies
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in connecting conceptual approaches and narratives with ground realities
  • The candidate should have strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • The candidate should have experience in processing complex information and break it down for easy consumption
  • The candidate should have showcased the ability to grasp audience sensibility and calibrate communications to resonate with different target audiences
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • 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


Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Please send a copy of your CV and portfolio, along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role to apply@selcofoundation.org with ‘Re: Senior Research Manager, SELCAP’ as a subject line.