Programme Lead- Just Transition 

The International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST), is looking for a Programme Lead for our flagship programme – Just Transition, which will be based in Noida. The ideal candidate will manage and lead the team’s work on Just Transition Planning and Investments to strengthen the climate action measures and support green and inclusive economic development.

Location: Noida

Required Experience: 10 years (minimum)

About iFOREST and the organizations’ regional engagement

iFOREST is an independent non-profit research and innovation organization. Our work is guided by a commitment to sustainability and equity, ensuring that our solutions are socially just and environmentally responsible. The core foundation of our work is rooted in regional priorities to accelerate environmental actions at the sub-national level and to improve national policies and plans to support it. At our core, we are a regional organization with a national focus and an international reach. Our mission is to address the unique needs of regions by leveraging our resources and expertise to scale up national action and make a global impact.

Our regional engagement is spread across various states in eastern, northeastern, northern, and western India.

The key responsibilities of the Programme Lead are highlighted below:

Research and development of outputs

  • Lead research projects on just transition.
  • Mentor and manage team members working in the state.
  • Design comprehensive plans for executing research and engagement assignments.
  • Guide and oversee quantitative and qualitative research work, including primary research.
  • Lead and guide the development and completion of research reports, policy briefs, factsheets, technical documents, etc.
  • Take responsibility and remain accountable for high quality and timely execution of all committed activities and deliverables.
  • Responsible for overall the development of materials for dissemination of research findings, such a impactful presentations, material decks, opinion articles etc.
  • Conceptualize new research ideas that are aligned with programme objectives.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Build deep and leverageable networks of stakeholders across segments, including, government, industry, financial institutions CSOs, media etc. on the domain of work.
  • Do high-level meetings and presentations to achieve outcomes.
  • Design and guide execution of public meetings/convening, high-level roundtables, convenings, etc. to build policy and public engagement.
  • Present institutional perspectives and insights at high-level meetings
  • Design and manage a comprehensive outreach strategy for

Other duties

  • Day-to-day team management and guidance.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Support the development of proposals in coordination with the program directors.
  • Be part of iFOREST’s senior leadership, and contribute to policy
  • Contribute to the institution’s brand building by representing iFOREST on various high-level public platforms.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge and clear understanding of key issues and developments just energy transition, industrial transitions, climate change and related matters.
  • Proven skills of socio – economic, analytical resources.
  • Strong research aptitude with a proven track record.
  • Experience of undertaking and guiding primary research.
  • Proven track record of high-level engagement with Government and Industry.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver quality outputs as per goals and targets.
  • Willingness to take up responsibilities as per the organizational need and remain nimble.
  • Experience and track record of managing high-quality teams.

Educational Qualification

Basic qualification: Masters in Development Economics; Public Policy; Applied Economics

Additional Qualification: Bachelors in Engineering, Bachelors in Economics (development Economics)

Qualifications other than this can be considered if the candidate justifies her/his qualification in the application.

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. The final designation of the successful candidate will be based on qualifications and experience.

Application deadline & instructions

Immediate opening. Position open until filled.

We prefer the candidate to submit an online application at or apply through LinkedIn. In case of any difficulty, you may also send your application to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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