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Associate, India Program

CLASP seeks a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join our India Program team. In this role, you will help us plan and execute our portfolio of energy efficiency programs and projects in India.

About the Organization

CLASP focuses on appliance & equipment energy performance and quality, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, expand access to clean energy, and improve lives. We serve at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and in the global movement for clean energy access, through appliance efficiency.

Our mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. We work hand-in-hand with governments, experts, industry, consumers, donor organizations, and others to propel policies and markets toward the highest-quality, least resource-intensive appliances possible.

CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since our inception in 1999. We have offices in Washington, DC; Nairobi, Kenya; and New Delhi, India, with additional teams in Europe, China, and Indonesia.

We are mission-driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impactful work. See our Team Page to learn more about us.

CLASP’s Climate Team

CLASP’s Climate program supports ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change through appliance and equipment energy efficiency. We work in partnership with policymakers and other key stakeholders in dozens of countries—from Brazil to Indonesia, the EU to China—with support from a diverse group of funders.

Our team provides world-class technical and policy advisory services directly to governments to develop and implement the most ambitious and cost-effective appliance efficiency policies all over the world. We accelerate the development of energy-efficient product markets through minimum energy performance standards, informative product labeling, and identification and promotion of the most efficient appliances, both on and off the grid.

Since 2001, CLASP has supported the Government of India and India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), to build, strengthen, and accelerate India’s appliance energy efficiency policies. Our support is core to national efforts to conserve energy in India. As our program continues to grow, we are expanding our team to ensure we can contribute to deliver ambitious energy and carbon emission reductions.

About the Role

CLASP seeks a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join our India Program team. In this role, you will help us plan and execute our portfolio of energy efficiency programs and projects in India.

The Program Associate will work closely with CLASP’s team in New Delhi and with colleagues around the world conducting research, data analysis, and other tasks to ensure quality outputs such as reports, memos, and presentations that support the advancement of our portfolio of energy efficiency projects in India. The Program Associate will report to the Program Manager in India.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executing critical program implementation tasks. Conduct a variety of tasks in support of program implementation, including research, analysis, report and memo writing, and delivering presentations:
    • Lead research and analysis for existing projects, or proposals for building new projects
    • Lead policy and data analysis work, such as comparing policies with international best practices and modeling potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions from various policy scenarios
    • Create quality project deliverables, e.g., market assessment reports, donors reporting, policy memos, and presentations on research findings
    • Support the expansion of our modeling tool that analyzes the economic and emissions impacts of product efficiency policy
    • Provide program management support by drafting terms of reference and requests for proposals for technical studies, participate in the review and assessment of proposals, and track and monitor programmatic activities and outcomes to ensure quality
  • Engaging and collaborating with team members and partners in India and around the world. Maintain communication with relevant partners, researchers, and stakeholders to understand existing energy efficiency initiatives and challenges; work closely with team members and policymakers to support the dissemination of best practices in energy efficiency policy:
    • Support the successful execution of projects, share and discuss research findings and options for advancing energy efficiency policy and programs
    • Develop and share materials that explain best practices in energy efficiency policy
    • Assist the team in building and coordinating support among key constituents, including industry leaders, industry associations, implementing partners, research institutions, civil societies, government agencies, and donor organizations for energy efficiency policy development and implementation
    • Collaborate across Climate, Clean Energy Access, operations, and communications teams to support execution of projects
    • Represent CLASP at conferences, workshops and other events

The Ideal Candidate

  • Three to four years of professional experience in energy efficiency, engineering, or public policy
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, international relations, environmental science) required or equivalent professional/academic qualifications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time with minimal supervision in a fast-paced workplace
    • Strong analytical skills, including experience with Excel and/or other analytical software and the ability to translate analysis into policy recommendations is highly preferred
    • Strong work ethic and an ability to take initiative; a drive to learn and grow on the job
    • A commitment to diversity and inclusion. You’re always asking: “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.

Why This Role is Compelling

You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the climate and energy sectors, as well as the internal infrastructure and operations of a global NGO.

A successful candidate will develop and grow a broad set of professional and technical skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and fast-paced environment. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which everyone is committed to the development of themselves and others. You will also get an opportunity to work closely with national and international level policymakers and further involve in crosscutting projects in CEA area.

Compensation and Location

CLASP offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including fully paid health insurance for individuals and their families/dependents, provident fund and includes a collegial office environment that supports wellness and flexible telecommuting options after a certain period of employment. The selected candidate is expected to work out of BEE’s office at least 50% of the time and work out of CLASP India office rest of the time. Early morning or evening hours are sometime necessary to accommodate international collaboration; some travel and weekend hours may also be required. We are an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

Third Sector Partners is a pioneering cause-connected executive search firm and has been retained to hire for this position. Interested candidates can send in their CVs along with three references and a cover note to programassociateindia@gmail.com. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. CLASP complies with all federal, state and local employment law in the countries we operate and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, military or protected veteran status, credit information or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated based on personal skill and merit. CLASP’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, working conditions, scheduling, benefits, wage and salary administration, disciplinary action, termination, and social, educational and recreational programs.

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