Friday, April 4, 2014

Program Officer - Institute for Sustainable Communities (Apply by: 19 April 2014)


ISC is seeking a Program Officer to lead and coordinate the Low Emission Asia Development program (LEAD) project activities in India. LEAD is USAID’s regional program based in Bangkok; the project in India will involve helping the corporate sector design low emission strategies by focusing on their capacity building in tools. This work will also consist of regional coordination with the other LEAD projects that are focused on sub-national entities. The position will be based in ISC’s offices in Mumbai, working closely with ISC’s India Country Director, and will report to ISC’s Senior Program Officer for the LEAD program based in Bangkok.


Serve as local coordinator for the India LEAD project.
Lead and oversee all project activities, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting, meeting discussions, presentations, workshops, technical assistance, and relationship management.
Collaborate and coordinate with other members of the LEAD team in the region.
Manage relationships with all project partners, including private sector, government, implementers, and subject matter experts.
Develop and maintain a strong network of key stakeholders in the climate arena (NGOs, academia, thought leaders, foundations, government, private sector).
Follow and assess key scientific, legislative, and regulatory developments in the field of climate change and urban development in India.
Support the design, development, and implementation of additional India-based urban climate change projects.


Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ degree preferred in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Civil/Environmental Engineering, International Development, or similar, preferred.
Demonstrated technical expertise in climate change areas including GHG accounting, corporate sustainability, and energy efficiency required.
4-6 years of direct technical experience developing and leading successful projects related to climate change.
Demonstrated experience and success in engaging and coordinating multiple stakeholders (government agencies, private sector, NGOs and foundations) to achieve sustainability goals.
Ability to engage with and present to senior corporate and government leaders in a confident and professional manner.
Awareness of emerging urban environmental and development trends in India.
A creative, flexible, fun attitude with an ability to manage workload with minimal supervision and the willingness to multitask and work cordially with others.
Strong writing, presentation and communication skills.
Excellent written and spoken English. Working knowledge of Hindi preferred, working knowledge of Marathi a plus.
Willingness to travel locally and regionally (25%).

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