Senior Associate, India Program

As a Senior Associate your work will be critical to the success of the India program. You will focus primarily on leading, planning, implementation, and day to day execution of our projects, which seeks to enhance development and implementation of energy efficiency policies at the national and subnational level, and you will be expected to contribute technically and managerially to other programs across our portfolio.

New Delhi, India | Apply by: Friday 5 January 24

About the Organization

CLASP serves 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, lowest resource-intensive appliances possible.

CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since our inception in 1999. CLASP is headquartered in Washington, DC, with teams in Europe, Kenya, India, 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. Our programs are designed to maximize impacts by targeting high emitters, raising the bar through ground-breaking policies, and advancing technologies to meet sustainable development aspirations around the world.

In India, CLASP works closely with policymakers in supporting development and implementation of appliance energy efficiency policies. In partnership with key national and state level stakeholders, we advance policy compliance, market transformation, education and outreach initiatives to foster an ecosystem for resource-efficient appliances and equipment.

CLASP India has recently launched new programs that focus on policy implementation and clean energy transition at the sub national level.


About the Role –Senior Associate, India program

As a Senior Associate your work will be critical to the success of the India program. You will focus primarily on leading, planning, implementation, and day to day execution of our projects, which seeks to enhance development and implementation of energy efficiency policies at the national and subnational level, and you will be expected to contribute technically and managerially to other programs across our portfolio.

While working closely with other team members, you will be expected to independently develop and provide technical, managerial and project management leadership on the projects in our portfolio with which you may engage.

You will engage with many external partners, including with Government agencies, where you will represent and manage CLASP’s relationships, on several aspects of the program.

As Senior Associate, you will be expected to develop advanced technical expertise in several aspects of the program. You will help develop thought leadership on relevant aspects of the project and contribute towards the program’s expansion and sustainability through support on proposals and fund-raising.   The Senior Associate 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.


Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and implementation of program in line with India and overall CLASP strategy: Lead and manage effective implementation of the program including development of work plans and budgets, design and implement program activities, terms of reference, execution and effective delivery. Monitor and evaluate the progress of project activities, identify opportunities for improvement, and communicate progress to donors and external stakeholders. Monitor and track progress of project activities; ensure effective and timely and quality delivery of projects.
  • Establish productive partnerships within and outside CLASP: Build, manage and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders including policymakers, industry associations, implementing partners, research institutions, civil societies, and donor organizations, and serve as the focal point for many of these relationships.
  • Technical analysis and research: Plan and conduct research and data analysis, prepare and ensure delivery of reports, briefs, presentations and contribute towards program outputs. Collaborate extensively within various teams within CLASP, harmonizing technical inputs, preparing reports, presenting outcomes and other relevant discussions.
  • Communicate: Work with CLASP’s communications team to prepare and disseminate compelling stories of program success, research outcomes, lessons learned, etc. Support team in organizing conferences, workshops, and other stakeholder consultations.
  • Business and Program Development: Identify program development opportunities, expansion and collaborate with program managers to gather essential information, ensuring alignment of proposals with organizational goals and objectives.


Who you are

  • Strong technical expertise and project management experience. You have a strong understanding of energy efficiency technologies, policies, and markets. You have demonstrated track record of managing projects and delivering to project goals.
  • An Effective Collaborator.You’ve successfully worked across cultural lines on a dispersed team and can operate in complex situations. You can easily gain trust from team members and are known for supporting them to ensure they are set up for success. You’re not afraid to ask questions.
  • You can manage a diverse set of team needs and aren’t afraid to step outside your job description or comfort zone to help the team reach its goals. You’re comfortable with shifting schedules and don’t expect every day to go “as planned.”
  • A Humble Teammate.Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand or two! You are able to earn influence without authority and naturally seek to support both small projects or large strategic goals.
  • An Abundant Thinker. You believe that we are living in a world of abundant capabilities and that the right team of partners can make improbable things happen. You bring relentless curiosity and creativity to every task, project, and engagement.
  • Mission-oriented.You believe in the mission of CLASP and are passionate about climate change, energy efficiency, and creating a more sustainable world.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum five years of professional experience with progressive growth in energy efficiency, clean energy, economics, public policy, or energy in the Indian context.
  • Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, international relations, environmental science and policy, economics, energy studies) required. Masters’ degree preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, including experience with Excel and/or other analytical software and the ability to translate analysis into policy recommendations is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in energy efficiency technologies, markets, financing though not required, will be an added advantage
  • Project management capabilities with demonstrated track record of managing projects
  • Persuasive communication skills, both verbal and written; excellent written and spoken English a must.
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines, complete assignments independently, and mentor / collaborate with junior staff or peers in developing collaborative work products in a fast-paced work environment.
  • 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

Your will have an opportunity to shape policy and market outcomes, helping India to deliver on a key aspect of its climate agenda while supporting the initiative to positive impact agricultural productivity and income.

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 lead key aspects of our program, build insights from program implementation, engage with stakeholders (including government) in supporting the development of policy, markets, and technology. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which everyone is committed to professional development, with a high regard for collaborative approaches.


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. This position will be based in the organization’s New Delhi office. The candidate may also be required to spend time in Government and private sector partners’ office both at the national and sub national level. Early morning or evening hours are sometimes necessary to accommodate international collaboration; some travel and weekend hours may also be required. We are an equal opportunity employer.


The Application Process

If you believe you meet the attributes and skills above, please fill in the enclosed application form. ( Third Sector Partners is a pioneering cause-connected executive search firm and has been retained to hire for this position. If you have any questions, kindly email 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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