Programme Associate, Energy & Climate Change

iFOREST invites applications from capable, experienced and passionate professionals to build its Energy and Climate Change team. The integrated programme on Energy and Climate Change is focused on identifying and scaling up solutions for our energy transition and addressing the climate crisis, that are sustainable, equitable, and just.

The Programme Associate’s immediate work would focus on evidence-based policy research and engagement on a broad-range of issues to support scale-up of Renewable Energy, particularly Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) for productive use at state-level.


iFOREST is a New Delhi-based environmental research and innovation organization that seeks to identify, promote and scale-up solutions for some of the most pressing environment–development challenges, and to make environmental protection a peoples’ movement by informing and engaging the citizenry on important issues and programs.

Work Description & Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be expected to undertake comprehensive set of tasks for executing impactful research and advocacy work in energy and climate change sectors, including:

  • Primary and secondary research on the renewable energy sector, and any related matters in the energy and climate change sector.
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis. 
  • Writing analytical reports, policy papers, articles and other forms of communication materials suitable for policy and public engagement. 
  • Engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders for research and dissemination of research outputs, including organising physical and virtual workshops / seminars / meetings as per requirement. 
  • Engaging in professional development opportunities as required by the programme and the organization. 
  • Contributing to programme development, including support in development and writing of proposals.
  • Any other related assignments as may be entrusted by the reporting authority. 

Qualification & Required Skills

  • Education: Master’s degree in Energy studies, Economics, Climate Change and Sustainability, public policy or in any other related field.
  • Experience: 5-7 years of full-time experience in Renewable energy research/consulting/advisory
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, and report writing is a must.             


  • Comprehensive knowledge of India’s RE sector
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in research and writing.
  • Ability to comprehend, and work on interdisciplinary matters.
  • Ability to engage with a diverse group of people on research and policy issues on multiple platforms.

Successful candidate should be open to traveling as per the requirement.


Competitive salary as per candidate’s experience and proficiency.

Application deadline & instructions

Please send your applications by May 4, 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 700 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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