Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Assistant Program Manager (Fair Climate Programme) - ICCo India (Apply by: 25 May 2014)

Assistant Program Manager- Fair Climate Programme, ICCo India, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Assistant Program Manager- Fair Climate Programme (APM-FCP), ICCo India, New Delhi

BACKGROUNDICCo India, affiliated to ICCO Cooperation, the Netherlands, was registered as a not-for-profit trust in India in 2008. The ICCO Cooperation is a Global development organization working in 44 countries across the globe.

ICCO Cooperation has established the following two core principles which guide the work for all ICCO regions:
  • Securing sustainable livelihoods
  • Justice and dignity for all
A not-for-profit development organization, ICCo India stands for "Innovative Change Collaborative" in its vision and operational principles. ICCo India believes that "Innovative" strategic thinking and "Collaborative" effort, are key for bringing about desired change in society and systems.

In line with the strategic shift ICCo India has also been transitioning from a pure grant based support model to co-implementation model and co-financer model. ICCo India recognizes the need to innovate, evolve and adopt a robust strategic roadmap to secure financial sustainability. This will entail significantly greater cooperation with the Indian government and the private sector leading to a diversification in the partner mix.

ICCo India’s interventions and service offerings will aim at securing sustainable livelihoods, while inherently integrating the principle of justice and dignity within those interventions with the government for policy interventions directed at ensuring justice and dignity for all. As an organization, ICCo India’s role will thus transition from that of a provider of grant support to encompass those of broker/facilitator, co-implementer, strategic financer and lobbyist.

Please visit to learn more about ICCo India.

ICCo India is looking for a young but experienced climate professional to support their Fair Climate Program (FCP) which is endeavoring to make the ‘Carbon Markets’ work for the poor in India. FCP works through the strategies of Civil Society Strengthening, Poverty Alleviation and Policy Influencing from the perspective of ‘Fair Climate’ and has been supporting mitigation projects on bio-gas, smokeless cooking stoves, photovoltaic lamps, hydro power projects, etc.

ICCo India is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.


Reporting to the Program Manager- Fair Climate Program (PM- FCP), the Assistant Program Manager- Fair Climate Program (APM- FCP) is a mid-level positionprimarily providing technical and operational support. S/he shall also work closely with the partners and stakeholders to bridge gaps and identify opportunities for partnerships.

The APM-FCP shall support the effective management of programs and projects in the ‘climate’ thematic area, analyze political, social and economic trends and support the formulation, management and evaluation of activities relating to the program portfolio.

Key Job Responsibilities:

A) Technical and Operational Support:
(1) Providing strategic support for ensuring adherence to prescribed ICCo processes for program development and management;
(2) Providing technical and operational inputs, ensuring smooth implementation of the program;
(3) Providing program inputs to PM- FCP based on reports, partner visits and changes in the external environment in terms of updated new/ emerging knowledge on priority themes for organizational learning, programmers understanding, approaches and documentation;
(4) Assisting the PM- FCP with program documentation and communication within and outside the organization;
(5) Working jointly with the Program and Finance Officers in ensuring smooth program management;
(6) Ensuring quality and timely reporting of projects;
(7) Contributing towards the preparation of ‘program updates’ for external as well as internal communication, as and when required;
(8) Supporting the Finance Officer in ensuring quality financial reporting to donors including project related organizational documents, fund transfers, audit reports, etc;

B) Partnership Management:
(9) Assisting the PM- FCP with follow up communication with partners and stakeholders;
(10) Developing, reviewing and providing feedback on project proposals to the PM- FCP, collecting and analyzing relevant materials; making short write-ups and presentations to the Program Team, etc.;
(11) Responsible for NGO due diligence by analyzing both programmatic and financial aspects of the NGO partners;
(12) Serving as a ‘Liaison’ between partners and stakeholders;
(13) Helping mature identified opportunities for partnership with the private sector on pro-poor program development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
(14) Developing a portfolio of ‘Private Sector Engagement’ interventions of relevance to the program by partnering with various corporates/ private firms;
(15) Undertaking monitoring and evaluation visits to partners;
(16) Maintaining a complete data base of partners and stakeholders relevant to the program.

C) Other Responsibilities:
(17) Providing support for the planning and implementation of workshops, undertaking related documentation and communication for all events relating to the program;
(18) Actively supporting fund raising initiatives;
(19) Representing ICCo at relevant conferences and events;
(20) Performing any other relevant duties, as assigned by the supervisor. 


Post Graduate degree/ diploma in Environmental Sciences/ Climate Change and/ or any other related field.

(1) Minimum three years experience of managing the entire project cycle, including the provision of technical and operational support;
(2) Prior experience of managing projects relating to climate, mitigation and adaptation is essential;
(3) Candidates having experience/ knowledge of ‘carbon financing’ shall be at an advantage.

Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Familiarity with international policies relating to climate change/ environment;
(2) Technical understanding of Mitigation projects and their registration;
(3) Knowledge of environment/ climate related laws in India;
(4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
(5) Ability and willingness to work in a team;
(6) Flexible with a positive work attitude and desire to learn and add value;
(7) Efficiency in MS Office applications;
(8) Open to travel.


The gross remuneration budgeted for this position ranges from Rs. 5 to 6 lacs per annum, with some scope for improvement in the case of exceptional talent. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.


The successful candidate shall be initially offered a one year contract, extendable, based on performance.

7. LOCATION: New Delhi



Ms. Priyanka Sharma, Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025 
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation, by or before May 25, 2014

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