Senior Programme Manager (Climate Finance)

Senior Programme Manager (Climate Finance)

Position Senior Programme Manager (Climate Finance)
Number of Vacancies One (1)
Organisation Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Reports to Director – Climate Policy and Climate Finance Programme
Terms of Employment Regular / Full Time
Location New Delhi, India
Closing Date of Applications March 1, 2024

About Shakti

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, and climate policy 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 role

Access to capital, resilience of financial system and inter-operability of standards are major determinant of further progress on climate change mitigation and adaptation. As part of its programme work, Shakti seeks to identify key impediments to capital flows into green energy investment and works to overcome identified challenges through policy, regulatory and market mechanism changes. Potential areas of needing capital will include renewable energy integration, zero emission mobility, decarbonisation in buildings and industry, national and regional climate initiatives etc.

The Senior Programme Manager (Climate Finance) will be involved in identifying areas that need attention and in designing and managing programmes to address the challenges and opportunities identified. Several such programs are already being supported by Shakti.

Principal Accountabilities

Tactical Support to Sector Strategy

  • Conduct research and contribute to development of sector strategy.
  • Conduct research and analysis around the opportunities identified by Programme Lead and those proposed by partners, to establish their relevance.
  • Develop the Concept Notes for discussion at different levels and forums.
  • Develop presentations for external interactions (e.g. Policy makers, partners etc.) with inputs from Programme Lead / Team
  • Interact with policy makers, donors and other stakeholders with inputs from Programme Lead
  • Draft Terms of Reference for issuance of Request for Proposals (RFPs) to the Consultants
  • Coordinate with Programme Lead, Team and prospective partners, on project proposal development from concept stage onwards.
  • Support Programme Team in diversification of portfolio by identifying new research / project partners.
  • Conduct research to track key sector developments, interventions of other actors to inform the Programme lead about potential project opportunities for the benefit of the sector.

Programme Implementation

  • Provide technical input for research studies and implementation plan for the same
  • Conduct specific research studies related to the projects
  • Collate and analyse data collected from various sources
  • Develop written outputs from research initiatives, including reports and articles, media pieces and explainers
  • Share research findings of the project implementation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and work with partners to track progress.
  • Coordinate with Programme Lead and Finance Team to ensure adherence to reporting and payment schedules of planned programme activities.


  • Prepare communication materials e.g. thematic presentations and narratives for various stakeholders.
  • Support programme lead through background research and drafting concept notes / proposals / progress report etc.
  • Develop and provide programmatic inputs to Communications.

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies

  • Masters degree or equivalent in Business Management / Economics / Energy / Environment / Engineering or related stream;
  • 5 – 7 years of experience related to financing, preferably in the Energy and Environment area;
  • Strong knowledge of impact investing, credit markets, ESG, blended finance, credit guarantees, credit rating system, concessional finance and associated matters;
  • Experience in project or partner coordination and a proven track record of delivering projects in an evolving ecosystem.
  • Ability to interact with a wider variety of external stakeholders including government officials, and representatives from private sector, civil society organisations.
  • Understanding of data analytics, technology trends, research and innovation is desirable.
  • A collaborative working style and experience of working across teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, and presentation skills.
  • Strong desire to make a difference by working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Drive, Commitment and Ownership for the delegated responsibilities.

Salary and benefits

Shakti offers unique opportunities for challenging, effective, and rewarding work. We have a 5-day working week, plus paid time-off, and excellent work / life balance. In addition to a competitive salary, Shakti offers a range of benefits including health insurance, personal accident insurance, gratuity as per law, and ample opportunities for personal growth.

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 (name, designation, organisation, e-mail, and phone numbers).
  • Detail of current and expected salary.
  • 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 Senior Programme Manager (Climate Finance) in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • Last date for receiving applications is March 1, 2024
  • We thank all candidates who apply. However, due to the high volume of applications, only those shortlisted for the next step of the process will be contacted.
  • Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.