Job Opportunity for Program Manager – Fundraising & Partnerships at Selco Foundation in Bengaluru

Website Selco Foundation

Position: Program Manager – Fundraising & Partnerships (Full time)
Location: Bengaluru, KA with travel to field
Reports to: Senior Program Manager – Health
Experience : 6- 8 Years
Starting date: Immediately

About SELCO Foundation :

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organization that engages in field-based R&D and ecosystem building to drive decentralized renewable energy solutions to alleviate poverty and fight climate change.

Climate change is the single biggest threat that the world is facing this century. The climate crisis threatens to undo the last fifty years of progress in development, health, and poverty reduction, and to further widen existing health inequities between and within populations. COVID-19 was a stark reminder of our weak health systems. India, with a country of billion odd people, is facing similar developmental challenges in public health – health inequity, urban-rural divide, increased healthcare expenditures, disease burden etc. To overcome these challenges, there’s an urgent need to upgrade the rural health infrastructure in India.

Access to energy is fundamental to provision of health services – appliances to support deliveries and maternal care, store vaccines, ensure timely diagnosis and undertake life-saving interventions. One in three health facilities in India lack access to reliable energy, thereby decelerating universal health coverage. Decentralized Solar energy solutions coupled with high impact and energy efficient technologies can improve equity, access and quality of healthcare. SELCO Foundation has deployed decentralised renewable energy solutions with energy efficient technologies in over 2000 health facilities across India. To know more, please visit our website:

On this ‘World Health Day’, SELCO Foundation & IKEA Foundation launched a new initiative ‘Energy for Health’ to drive decentralized solar energy solutions with efficient & innovative medical and electrical equipment to 25,000 last mile public health facilities across 12 states in India by 2026. This initiative is launched in partnership with India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and various State Health Missions. This initiative will not only improve healthcare outcomes but also reduce carbon emissions,mitigating the impact of climate change, building resilience, and advancing multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

Job description:

SELCO Foundation is hiring for the position of Fundraising and Partnerships Coordinator for its flagship “Energy For Health” Program based out of Bengaluru, Karnataka with field travel. This position will support the Fundraising and Partnership team in identifying donor resources, raising funds and writing proposals for long term sustainability of the program. The fundraising coordinator will use expert communication skills and a keen sense of initiative to spot fundraising opportunities, develop SF/Energy For Health /JD_Fundraising Manager Page 2 of relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. Familiarity with social and developmental space in Health and Energy is required.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies, identify and implement innovative fundraising strategies to generate funds
  • Undertake market research and maintain and track a portfolio of existing and potential donor companies and organizations
  • Identifying opportunities for partnership through scanning, networking, advocacy and and policy work
  • Compile and maintain a database of donor organizations (international foundations, domestic funding agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, Public Sector CSRs, Private Sector CSRs, private funding agencies, HNIs etc. offering donations)
  • Regularly monitor donor websites and identify and inform donor opportunities matching the work of the organization
  • Build and manage new partnerships with large corporates, foundations and HNIs
  • Work collaboratively with the program team to develop proposals that match organisational needs with funder priorities
  • Develop concept notes, project ideas and project proposals and ensure their timely submission
  • Liaison and advocate with Govt Stakeholders for the inclusion of Govt funds for Energy For Health program in the Govt PIPs
  • Assisting in negotiations with partners to agree project scope and budget including contractual / grant agreement specifications
  • Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organization
  • Assist in developing business plans to generate income from various sources.
  • Maintain relationships with existing donors, keep updating them on the progress and respond timely to their requests
  • Regularly review partnership status, risks, issues, with the team
  • Improve and develop communications material for the organization such as creatives, brochures, reports, posters, flash drives etc.
  • Organize or provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for the organization
  • Push updates on outreach and events on Foundation’s website and SM handles about the program in conjunction with Communications team
  • Suggest other innovative ideas for effective resources
  • Researching potential sponsors and maintaining records of sponsors
  • Creating marketing and promotional activities
  • Training volunteers
  • Work closely with the supervisor on setting priorities, directions, and responding to requests from Govt. and partners.
  • Perform other activities, as assigned by the supervisor to achieve organizational goals.

Education Qualification/ Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Developmental Studies/ Health Management/ Public Health/ Social Work or related field required. Additional Degree/Diploma in Fundraising & Partnerships / Leadership would be an added advantage.
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in working in fundraising and partnerships for an organization on large scale public health, sustainable energy and livelihoods programs especially health systems strengthening interventions
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully fundraising for social causes from bilateral and multilateral organizations, institutional donors, Govts., foundations, corporate CSR entities, and high net-worth individuals
  • Should be familiar with online and offline fundraising approaches
  • Proven track record of building, developing, and managing, key stakeholder, client, and donor relationships.
  • Knowledge of developmental landscape and corporate social responsibility regulations, Indian public health system, national health programs, key stakeholders, and relevant government policies/strategies.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated track record of maintaining key donor relationships, as well as establishing new partnerships
  • Expertise in creating and delivering compelling and persuasive presentations
  • Proficiency in producing high quality documents such as concept notes, proposals, creatives, budgets, donor reports, status updates, minutes etc.
  • Project management skills including planning, execution, evaluation, and internal & external stakeholders management
  • MS Office skills – proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Project and e-meeting platforms
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of his/her time.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments under pressure of deadlines

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their updated CV with suitability statement to and cc to with the subject line “Application for the post of “Program Manager – Fundraising and Partnerships – Energy For SF/Energy For Health /JD_Fundraising Manager Page 4 of Health” by 15 th July 2023.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SELCO Foundation is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to