Programme Associate, Industrial Transition

The International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST), is looking for a Programme Associate, for the Industrial Transition programme.  This is a mid-level research and analyst position with a minimum 5 years of work experience.

The successful applicant must have a sound technical background with experience of working in Energy efficiency; Energy Management; Boiler-based industries and efficiency of MSME sectors; such as, Food and Beverages, Textile, Chemicals, Pharma, etc. Overall knowledge of industrial decarbonization strategies is desirable.

Position is based in Noida/ Delhi NCR

About the Programme

The Industrial Transition (or industrial decarbonization) programme is a part of iFOREST’s flagship initiative on Just Transition. The objective of the programme is to steer a green industry transition to support green growth and green jobs, while improving local environmental conditions and achieving climate goals.

The programme is strongly focused on technical research and stakeholder engagement (especially with government departments/agencies and the industry) to achieve a green transition of fossil fuel-dependent factories that are associated with various industries.

Qualification & Work Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Power Engineering, and related., is a must.
  • The candidate must have experience of working in Energy efficiency; Energy Management; Boiler-based industries and efficiency of MSME sectors; such as Food and Beverages, Textile, Chemicals, Pharma, etc.
  • Knowledge of industrial decarbonization strategies if desirable.
  • minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in industry is required.

Competencies & Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have the following competencies:

  • Strong technical knowledge of industries.
  • Strongly quantitative skills, with ability to work with large datasets.
  • Ability to undertake technical research and analysis.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports of high-quality.
  • Experience of engagement with industry partners, government agencies,

 The key job responsibilities of the Programme Associate will be the following:

  • Undertake technical research and analysis related to industrial transition.
  • Conduct primary survey of enterprises/factories, as necessary for the project.
  • Prepare high-quality technical reports, briefs, etc.
  • Coordinate with government officials and agencies, to procure necessary information for research and analysis.
  • Co-ordinate with industries and industry associations regarding research, and to identify practical solutions for scaling up action on industrial transition.
  • Do meetings and presentations to stakeholders to disseminate research findings and build their engagement.
  • Convene stakeholder meetings/workshops.
  • Any other related assignments as may be entrusted by the reporting authority.

Why Choose iFOREST

  • Purpose-driven work: Contributing from sub-nation to national and global goals.
  • Professional development: In areas and sectors that are contemporary and pressing.
  • Compensation: We offer a salary that is not only competitive but recognizes and rewards your commitment and talent.
  • Inclusive Culture: Benefit from a supportive and diverse work environment.


Competitive salary as per candidate’s experience and proficiency. Final designation of successful candidate will be based on qualification and experience.

Application deadline & instructions

Immediate opening. Position open until filled.

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 500 words and clearly describes your suitability for the described position and the motivation to join iFOREST.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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