Programme Manager (Chief of Programmes Office)

Programme Manager (Chief of Programmes Office)

Position Programme Manager (Chief of Programmes Office)
Organisation Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Reports to Chief of Programmes
Terms of Employment Regular / Full Time
Location New Delhi, India
Closing Date of Applications August 9, 2024

About Shakti

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner and climate-friendly future by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote solutions across energy (clean power, industry, buildings, sustainable transport), non-energy (agriculture, food systems and land) and cross-cutting themes of climate policy, climate finance, and climate insights.  Over the last many years, Shakti has become a trusted partner of many policy makers who have requested Shakti’s input. Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropies with a strong interest in climate and development positive outcomes for India.  For more information, please visit our website

About the job

This role supports the Chief of Programmes through comprehensive research, impactful coordination of programme activities, and seamless communication processes. Reporting to the Chief of Programmes, the Programme Manager will be pivotal in delivering high-quality research support, expertly coordinating programme initiatives, and ensuring clear and efficient communication. The Programme Manager will also develop and maintain robust documentation and provide crucial information to facilitate informed and strategic decision-making.

This is a remarkable opportunity for individuals eager to play a significant role in India’s ambitious Net Zero transition and make a profound impact in the global fight against climate change, one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Join our professional and esteemed team dedicated to driving transformative change and creating a sustainable future.

Key Responsibilities

Research Support

  • Conduct comprehensive online and offline research to support programme strategy expansion.
  • Analyze and assess follow-on opportunities identified by the Chief of Programmes.
  • Gather and synthesize inputs from Programme teams ad convert them into meaningful narrative.

Coordination of Programme Activities

  • Coordinate the successful planning and management of various activities across multiple programmes.
  • Assist the Chief of Programmes in periodic progress tracking, documentation, and reporting.
  • Collect and analyze data from various sources.
  • Coordinate with Programme teams to ensure adherence to reporting of planned programme activities.

Communication Process

  • Experience in stakeholder management, particularly in coordinating with diverse internal and external partners
  • Generate early drafts of reports, memos, and other informative documents for the Board, CEO, donors, and other partners and collaborators.
  • Develop and provide programmatic inputs to Communications.

Required qualification, experience and competencies

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Environment / Energy / Engineering /Economics or related stream from a reputed University / Institute.
  • 4-5 years of relevant experience is required
  • Ability to interact and coordinate with a wider variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to synthesize inputs from diverse programme sectors into a meaningful narrative
  • Excellent written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Climate Optimist with a ‘Can do’ spirit.
  • Superior teamwork and collaborating skills
  • Drive, Commitment and Ownership of the delegated responsibilities
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to produce high-quality documentation
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines effectively

Application Process

Please send the following documents to

  • CV
  • Statement of suitability (one page): Please provide a one-page note on why you feel you are suitable to take up this role?
  • Detail of three references, including name, designation, organisation, e-mail and contact no.
  • Detail of current and expected salary.
  • Notice Period / Joining time if selected

Kindly Note:

  • To be accepted and considered, applications must be received with a Statement of Suitability, details of Referees, Salary details, and Joining time.
  • Please mention “Programme Manager – Chief of Programmes Office” in the subject line of your e-mail
  • The last date for receiving applications is August 9, 2024. However, the vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process.