Programme Officer for Environment Education Programme

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is looking for a Programme Officer for its Environment Education Programme. 

CSE’s Environment Education programme is an established and vibrant initiative which engages with institutions, teachers and students at two levels – schools and universities/colleges – to enhance their understanding of key issues of environment and development, as well as provide them with resources and skills to tackle these issues as part of classroom teaching. 

At the school level, the programme has been running the hugely successful Green Schools Programme or GSP across India, under which schools in the network undertake a rigorous environmental audit and are rated according to their performance. At the college level, the programme has developed a network which is a platform for faculty who teach EVS (Environmental Studies) to connect with each other and keep themselves abreast with the latest developments and knowledge in the field of environment. 

The position 

The position, Programme Officer for the Environment Education Programme, straddles both the school and college segments, and the incumbent would be expected to work with the rest of the environment education team to fulfil the given programme commitments and objectives. This will include working to ensure seamless implementation and management of the GSP audit and its related activities, as also assisting the team to ensure the university sub-programme generates the expected outcomes. The position is based at the CSE office in Delhi. 

Profile of the Candidate 

  • Must have the ability and experience to network and independently interact with stakeholders in the sector, including government officials, academic institutions, educators and faculties and partner organisations.
  • Must have proven leadership qualities and administrative/management capabilities.
  • Ability to work and experience of working with school and college students would be desirable.
  • Must have an insight into issues of environment and sustainable development.
  • Should be able to contribute to the development of publications, e-newsletters, and other resource material.
  • Should be able to think innovatively and be a trouble shooter.
  • Should be able to conduct workshops and networking events for educators and students, independently.
  • Must be able to connect with the constituency on social media and encourage conversation on the various platforms.
  • Must be fluent in English and Hindi (written and oral).
  • Must be willing to travel across urban and rural centres in India. 


  • A Master’s degree from a recognized university/institution.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of Environment Education, preferably with both schools and colleges.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, and work as a team.
  • Strong communications skills, including those of presentation-articulation and writing-reporting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. 

Minimum qualification and/or experience requirements may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill sets. 

Application Deadline: May 22, 2023. 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates can send applications online (preferable) or by postal services, as convenient. 

For online submission: Please visit and choose ‘PO - EEU’. 

Or post it to: 

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

NP: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed and called for a series of interactions.