Programme Associate, Capacity Building

iFOREST is inviting applications from experienced professionals for the position of Programme Associate, Capacity Building. The suitable candidate will be engaged for conducting training programmes in Air Pollution, EIA, Environmental Regulation, Climate Change, DMF and Renewable Energy.


iFOREST, is an independent non-profit environmental research and innovation organisation. Started by a group of renowned scientists and environmentalists, it seeks to find, promote and scale-up solutions for some of the most pressing environment–development challenges.
Our capacity building engagement spans across sub-national, national and international levels, and involves a range of stakeholders. We conduct training programmes for different stakeholders which includes officials from Central and State pollution control boards, urban local bodies, transport department, industries and members of state environment appraisal committees. The training programmes have received huge appreciation and there is a lot of demand.

Work Description & Responsibilities

Candidate will have to independently conduct high profile training programmes and should have prior experience of conducting such training programmes. Clear understanding of all the activities related to training programme, from inception to training report submission. The candidate must be open to travel on field for project related work or during training programmes as and when required. Following are the few of activities which the candidate will have to perform/ get performed:

  • Develop database of potential clients
  • Proactively communicate with relative stakeholders (verbal/ written) (individual/ mass)
  • Conduct business development exercises
  • Develop training schedule, agenda, calendar, update the same on websites and portal
  • Coordinate with trainers, content developers, facilitators and training programme designer
  • Coordinate third party assessments
  • Manage LMS platforms; develop, articulate, redesign presentations
  • Develop proposals and training reports

Desired skills from a Programme Associate, Capacity Building

  • Documentation
  • Communication
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Report writing
  • Coordination
  • Planning
  • Management

Qualification & Required Skills

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, environmental studies and related field. 

Work Experience: A minimum 5 years of experience in organizing and coordinating training programmes for different stakeholders, including atleast 2 high level training programmes for senior government officials. Understanding of various didactical methods and tools are desired. Operational knowledge of virtual training programme/Learning Management System will be a bonus. Knowledge of skill development schemes and policy of Government of India will be an advantage


Competitive salary as per candidate’s experience and proficiency.

Application deadline & instructions

Please send your applications by August 15, 2022.

We prefer the candidate to submit an online application at In case of any difficulty, you may also send your application to Applications must be accompanied by a CV and a Cover Letter.

Please ensure that the Cover Letter is no more than 800 words and clearly describes your suitability for the described position and the motivation to join iForest. CVs without the cover letter would not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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