Fellow – Clean Energy Access – India

CLASP seeks early-career professionals ready to take their experience to the next level with our growing team. The Fellow will support the implementation of CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program in India to improve markets for energy-efficient, high-quality appliances in weak grid areas. The fellow will work closely with CLASP’s program team members in New Delhi, and in collaboration with national, sub-national, and international partners, and other key stakeholders.

Location: New Delhi, India

Full-time: 1 year

Our Clean Energy Access (CEA) program helps build healthy markets for clean energy appliances by driving innovation and sales in early-stage product markets, surfacing data and research on product performance, market trends, and consumer preferences, establishing technical foundations for consumer protection, and aligning sector stakeholders across the value chain. From advancing clean energy technologies, and bringing power to energy-impoverished people, to building climate resilience of underserved communities, CLASP’s Clean Energy Access (CEA) programs increase the uptake of affordable, low-impact, high-quality appliances. Our team provides world-class technical and advisory services to develop global off-grid appliance markets and support the growth of grassroots level organizations.

We recently expanded our CEA program in India where we are working on accelerating the deployment of efficient productive use appliances/ Distributed Renewable energy (DRE) in weak grid areas. Our program builds on the interventions of technology, finance, and policy to scale up the deployment of these appliances.

CEA Fellow

CLASP seeks early-career professionals ready to take their experience to the next level with our growing team. The Fellow will support the implementation of CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program in India to improve markets for energy-efficient, high-quality appliances in weak grid areas. The fellow will work closely with CLASP’s program team members in New Delhi, and in collaboration with national, sub-national, and international partners, and other key stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:

Project execution for promoting integration of Distributed Renewable Energy and Productive End Use Appliances (PURE) in weak grid areas:

  • Coordinate the project execution through identification of partners, technology, financing institutions and enterprises.
  • Facilitate stakeholder meetings to gather diverse perspectives and insights, fostering collaboration and a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder needs.
  • Support pilot demonstrations by collecting data, conducting field visits to monitor implementation, and gathering valuable insights for further refinement.

Document and report findings, contributing to the development of a pilot framework/methodology.

  • Systematically collect and analyze data .
  • Prepare reports summarizing the findings of the project.
  • Assist in the creation of data visualizations and presentations to effectively communicate research outcomes.

Partnerships and stakeholder engagement

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive stakeholder database of organisations
  • Facilitate outreach efforts to build and strengthen relationships with identified stakeholders.
  • Provide support in organizing workshops, and events.

Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for grassroot based Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in enabling clean energy transition.

  • Collaborate closely to understand their needs, align goals, and offer support tailored to their specific contexts.
  • Support implementation of targeted capacity-building programs designed to empower these CSOs.
  • Support project implementation through technical inputs
  • Support other related CLASP research projects as needed.

CLASP is a fast-paced, international, and highly collegial work environment. The right candidate will be able to move creatively and strategically from idea to implementation, know how to prioritise and re-prioritize in a fast-paced work environment, move between the small details and the big picture with skill, bring well-honed listening and interpersonal skills, and can filter many streams of information for the best process or product.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Current or recent post-graduate student studying energy systems, renewable energy, education, finance, economics, or analogous degree and/or 1-3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Strong work ethic and an ability to take the initiative; a drive to learn and grow on the job.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proven ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to identify and interpret trends and patterns in data and support informed decision-making processes.
  • Professional demeanour, including the ability to comport in a diverse, international work environment.
  • Willing to travel within India or outside as needed by the project
  • Intellectual agility and a commitment to professional development

Compensation and Location

CLASP is accepting full-time candidates based in New Delhi, India for a conractual period of one year. CLASP provides a competitive compensation as per the candidates experience and industry standards. Travel (domestic and international), as well as evening hours, may be necessary.

To Apply

If you believe you meet the attributes and skills above, please fill in the enclosed application form. If you have any questions, kindly email sawasthy@clasp.ngo. 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. Each person is evaluated based on personal skill and merit.

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