Programme Manager for Renewable Energy Programme

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India’s leading public interest research institution known for its rigorous scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues, is looking for a Programme Manager to head a team of researchers for its Renewable Energy (RE) unit. 

Job Profile

The candidate will lead our effort to advocate for increased share of renewable energy, particularly in the context of energy access for the poorest. We need a colleague with leadership skills for working with a team of professionals and build alliances while covering all aspects of renewable energy – policy development, technology innovation and market dynamics – especially as they relate to equitable access, sustainable supply and climate change.  

We need a colleague who will work independently, but also collaboratively. He/she assisted by the team, will carry out research through both primary data collection and secondary literature studies. The candidate will be responsible for the team’s research output including reports, policy briefs and articles in media. We need commitment but also a high order of skills; to research, to write and to persuade.

The candidate will lead RE team’s advocacy effort through various channels.  He/she will be responsible for dissemination of the team’s research through active engagement with policy makers, think tanks and civil society. The candidate will represent CSE at renewable energy meetings/conferences and communicate with press, television, electronic media and be part of the change we need in the world. He/she will need to follow regulatory and technical developments in India as well as in other countries, critique policy changes for internal discussions and give feedback to relevant stakeholders including the Govt.

The candidate will lead the plan to expand CSE’s renewable energy programme in emerging countries in Africa and Asia and to develop a Capacity building programme in the renewable energy sector.

Necessary Skills:

  • Extensive understanding of the renewable energy sector with an emphasis on policy.
  • Vital that the candidate can deliver under pressure, adhere to tight deadlines and self-motivated.
  • Strong research and analytical skills – ability to quickly absorb and analyse wide-ranging material and produce well-structured reports.
  • Excellent inter personal skills; needs to be good at networking.
  • Precise, lucid writing; confident, articulate speaker.
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team of young professionals. 


  • Candidates with both technical and social sciences qualifications can apply. A mix of technical and policy background will be preferred.
  • 8-10 years of work experience in research and writing is essential. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location: New Delhi 

Application deadline: May 18th, 2020. 

How to apply: 

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘PM–Ren. Energy’.

Or post it to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta, Executive Director
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.