Assistant Program Manager / Program Manager–Electric Mobility

Position Assistant Program Manager / Program Manager–Electric Mobility
Reports to Associate Director–Electric Mobility Programme
Terms of Employment Regular / Full Time
Location New Delhi, India
Closing Date of Applications December 12, 2022


About Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner energy future by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote solutions across clean power, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, climate policy and climate finance segments.  Over the last many years, Shakti has become a trusted partner of many policy makers who have requested for Shakti’s input. Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropies with a strong interest in preventing climate change and mitigating harmful carbon emissions. For more information, please visit our website

About the Job

The Assistant Program Manager / Program Manager will support the development and management of sector strategy through research, project management and establishing and maintaining effective communication with external and internal stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to make a difference in addressing climate change, one of the greatest global challenges of this generation, and to work with a professional and respected team.

Key Responsibilities

Program Planning and Management

  • Conduct research and contribute to the development of sector strategy
  • Develop project concept notes for proposed activities through research
  • Conduct research and analysis around follow-on opportunities identified by Associate Director–Electric Mobility Programme (the Programme Lead) and those proposed by partners, to establish their relevance
  • Develop concept notes for discussion in weekly programme meetings as per inputs from Programme Lead
  • Develop presentations for external interactions (e.g. Government bodies, donors etc.) with inputs from Programme Lead
  • Draft Terms of Reference for issuance of Request for Proposals (RFPs) to consultants
  • Coordinate with Programme Lead and prospective partners on project proposal development from concept stage onwards
  • Conduct research to track key sector developments, interventions of other actors to inform the Programme lead about potential project opportunities

Project Management

  • Facilitate completion of a robust project management by completing necessary due diligence processes
  • Develop evaluation notes based on qualitative analysis of submitted proposals
  • Interact and coordinate with partners to track project progress
  • Review project deliverables, and offer comments, feedback, and support
  • Support the Programme Lead and Finance Team to ensure adherence to reporting and payment schedules
  • Ensure all technical, financial, and supporting documents are in place
  • Coordinate with the Finance Team to upload and manage all documents on FLUXX


  • Draft Application Summaries, Memos, and other Board Book related Communication materials in a timely manner
  • Provide programmatic inputs to the Communications team for brochures, newsletter and website
  • Support Programme Lead in preparation of communication materials e.g. thematic presentations and narratives for external stakeholders (Industry partners, best practice networks, Donors etc)
  • Respond to programme-related queries from other functions within Shakti (Communications, Finance and Partnerships) and external stakeholders
  • Support programme lead in completing fundraising efforts through background research and drafting concept notes, and proposals and progress reports
  • Conduct and coordinate workshops, and outreach meetings with key stakeholders

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Transport Planning / Electric Engineering, or related stream from a reputed university / institute
  • Minimum two years (for Assistant Program Manager) and five years (for Program Manager) of relevant experience in either Electric Mobility or Transport Planning is required
  • Knowledge of India’s transportation policies, including those related to transportation electrification
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of external stakeholders including government officials, and representatives from private sector, civil society organisations, and national and international think tanks and research institutions
  • Excellent written, verbal communications, and presentation skills
  • Superior teamworking and collaborating skills
  • Drive, commitment and ownership for the delegated responsibilities

Selected candidate will be expected to start at the earliest.

Salary and Benefits

Shakti offers unique opportunities for challenging, effective, and rewarding work. We have a five-day working week, plus paid leave, and excellent work-life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, Shakti offers a range of benefits including medical insurance, personal accident insurance, gratuity as per law and ample opportunities for personal development.

Application Process

Please send the following documents to

  1. CV
  2. Statement of suitability (one page): Please provide a one-page note on why you are suitable to take up this role
  3. Detail of three references (name, designation, organisation, e-mail and phone numbers)
  4. Detail of current and expected salary
  5. Notice Period / Joining time if selected

 Kindly note: 

Applications received without Statement of Suitability, details of Referees, Salary details and Joining time will not be accepted and considered

  • Please mention “Assistant Programme Manager (Electric Mobility) / Programme Manager (Electric Mobility) (as relevant) in the subject line of your e-mail
  • Last date for receiving applications is 12 December 2022

We thank all candidates who apply. However, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.