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Program Manager (Sustainable Transport) - Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Apply by: August 11, 2017)

Vacancy Notification

Program Manager (Sustainable Transport)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Reports to
Chief of Programs
Terms of Employment
Regular / Full Time
New Delhi, India
Closing Date of Applications
11th August 2017

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to foster the growth of clean energy in the country by supporting policy initiatives in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and climate policy.   Shakti is seen as a trusted partner of policy makers who rely on Shakti’s input in developing key policies. Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropy with a strong interest in preventing climate change and mitigating harmful carbon emissions. Shakti has an eminent Board of Directors comprising Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Mr. Nitin Desai, Ms. Meher Pudumjee, Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Mr. Suman Bery, Dr. Rajiv B. Lall and Mr. Krishan Dhawan.  For more information, please visit our website

Program Manager (Sustainable Transport) will be responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive multiyear strategy to foster development of cleaner and more sustainable transport systems.

Areas of work will include: Urban mobility (including mass transit, para transit, non-motorized transport, electric mobility and shared mobility); transit oriented urban design; vehicular fuel efficiency; fuel emissions; and transport modal shift. 

He/she will join a select team of program sector experts supported by finance, HR and communications.

Sector Strategy for Key Transport Areas – System, Planning, Vehicle and Fuel
·         Develop and periodically update the sector strategy by analyzing the sector context, identifying specific issues and opportunities, and defining targeted intervention measures;
·         Develop the annual operational plan for the sector along with technical and budget aspects;
·         Develop an annual project portfolio plan capturing potential project activities corresponding to various strategic priorities;
·         Conclude project awards by successfully completing necessary pre and post award processes including proposal evaluation, results achievement, budget utilization, etc.  

Grant Management
·         Provide proactive technical direction to ensure qualitative delivery of agreed program results in a timely manner;
·         Ensure timely grant budget disbursement and completion of project activities;
·         Institute internal and external grant portfolio evaluation to periodically document key learning.

Stakeholders Engagement
·         Through ongoing dialogue support relevant stakeholders in usage of project specific outcomes towards design and implementation of sector specific policies;  
·         Collaborate with the larger network to leverage expertise and provide sector updates in India.
·         Develop a fundraising strategy for the sector area together with the Chief of Programs and Head of Partnerships;
·         Develop project concept notes and proposals to respond to specific opportunities identified by the Head of Partnerships;
·         Make programmatic contributions towards successful organisation of fund raising events.

Team Management and Organisation
·         Contribute to institutional activities such as hosting summits, conferences etc.;
·         Provide mentoring support to direct reports and interns;
·         Contribute to communications for publications; review publications or reports for thematic content.

·         Masters Degree in Transport Planning / Urban Planning / Architecture / Environment or related stream from a reputed University / Institute;
·         7 -10 years of relevant experience of which 3 years experience in energy sector is preferred;
·         Knowledge of transport policies, regulations, and programs at national and state level;
·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
·         Ability to effectively interact and coordinate with external stakeholders;
·         Excellent planning and organizing skills;
·         Teamwork and collaboration;
·         Drive, Commitment and Ownership;

Selected candidate will be expected to start at the earliest.

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation offers an enabling work environment and a 5-day working week. In addition to competitive salary, Shakti offers a range of benefits including health insurance, personal accident insurance, gratuity, paid holidays, and ample opportunities for learning and development.  

Please send the following documents to

1.    Statement of Suitability (not to exceed one A4 size page) setting out why you think you are a suitable candidate for this position.  Your statement should include suitable examples how you meet the key requirements of this position.

2.    CV

Kindly note:

·         Applications received without statement of suitability will not be accepted;
·         Mention “Program Manager (Sustainable Transport)” in the subject line of your e-mail;
·         Last date for receiving applications is 11th August 2017;
·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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