Job Opportunity for Senior Program Manager – Global SDG7 Hubs at Selco Foundation in Bengaluru

Website Selco Foundation

About Global SDG7 Hubs

An initiative of SELCO Foundation and Village Empowerment Global SDG7 Hubs is a practitioner driven, knowledge exchange and implementation platform to improve inclusive development outcomes in the Global South via sustainable energy (SDG7) as a critical catalyst, particularly for underserved populations.

Global SDG7 Hubs functions as an umbrella organization for creating, supporting multiple regional hubs by working with partners to contextualize solutions according to local needs. The 4 regional hubs being East Africa (Tanzania) Hub, West Africa (Sierra Leone) Hub, Horn of Africa (Ethiopia) Hub, South Asia (Philippines) Hub. The world is plagued by 2 impending issues namely climate change and economic inequalities which undermine the efforts of communities to come out of cyclic poverty. The main objective of the Global SDG7 platform is to identify and nurture the capacities of local SDG 7 driven enterprises to develop last mile energy solutions for improving livelihoods and health of underserved communities. The initiative focuses on facilitating productive transfer of knowledge and strengthening local Sub-Saharan ecosystems which can catalyze the delivery of these DRE solutions through a strong local network of champions. You can find more information about the Global SDG7 Hubs on our website –

The Role

A Program Manager leading the global hubs team, should have a good sectoral understanding, as well as proven experience in program design and strategy, managing a cross-cultural team, developing and monitoring partnerships, coordinating between multiple stakeholders. The role requires an approach which challenges the set paradigms and comes up with end to end solutions- employing resourcefulness in program design, implementation and monitoring problems. We seek individuals who are able to work very hands-on and understand grassroots realities while also being able to extract key learnings for the sector at the global level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for anchoring SELCO’s Global SDG7 Hubs platform and managing the team, designing, building and executing programs and partnerships aligned to the Global SDG 7 Hubs Vision and Mission.
  • Setting up processes for innovation and implementation of SDG driven solutions for livelihoods/health in the chosen hubs with the teams.(East,West and Horn of Africa).
  • Anchoring and analyzing energy+livelihood and energy+health solutions for multi-country programs.
  • Ensuring identification, strong relationship building and support systems for all end users, partners and stakeholders within the hubs network.
  • Supporting ecosystem building activities and needs in areas across strategy, technology, unlocking finance, skill building, linkages, converging with local schemes and policies etc.
  • Running incubation and training programs for local clean energy and energy efficiency technology enterprises.
  • Understanding requirements of the team, bringing in experts etc to design and implement solutions across various stages of innovation and scale.
  • Understanding requirements of the team, bringing in experts etc to design and implement solutions across various stages of innovation and scale.

Who Can Apply

  • Minimum 8 years of experience is preferred, in leadership and management experience. Work experience in the Sub Saharan Africa region will be preferred.
  • Good understanding and aptitude to understand national and global ecosystems and their convergences. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong management skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Should have experience in budgeting and forecasting of the projects.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel.

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