Programme Director - Climate Change Programme

Centre for Science and Environment, an established research and advocacy institute needs a Programme Director to steer its climate change programme.

Candidate is expected to take lead role in overall research and advocacy and campaign in Climate Change issues. We are looking for a candidate with excellent leadership skills who can come up with strategic, creative ways to address climate change issues, has great interpersonal and collaboration skills, possesses good organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and work independently in a cross functional environment.

In particular, the candidate should be able to develop and lead a team into communicating research by writing papers, reports, policy briefs and articles on key issues of mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, market mechanisms, technology transfer, finance etc. The candidate will be engaged in reviewing global and national policies on climate change and evaluate how they fit into the country's development agenda, obligations and constraints. This position will involve strong networking with government officials, civil society, activists, media to understand ramifications of various existing and proposed policies and develop need-based sectoral strategies and policy requirements/guidelines that will facilitate dialogues among various government and non-government agencies, actors and agents. The candidate would also organize training and capacity building programmeson various themes around climate change issues and summarize and converge multitude of views.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading a team of Programme Managers and associates working on different aspects of climate change
  • Develop and lead current climate change programme
  • Forge collaborations and partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Come up with new strategies and ideas of intervention on climate change issues
  • Drive ideas, development and organization of events, program, activities on a full range of subject areas and priorities.
  • Develop and execute the outreach strategy 

Skills required:

  • Excellent leadership skills to lead a team of climate professionals
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong networking and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • At least 12-15 years of experience in climate change issues
  • Ability to drive, manage and execute projects independently 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘Programme Director - Climate Change Programme’ 

Please submit your applications latest by 7th October 2018.

Or post it to:

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta, Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: +91 (011)-29956394/6339/5124 Fax: +91(011)-29955879       

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed