Program Manager, Transport, India

December 23, 2022
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Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity of a Program Manager, Transport in our India office. The role will be responsible for expanding our strategies on electric vehicles (EV), supporting our corporate initiatives EV100 and EV100+.

The Manager will develop our ongoing projects on last mile delivery and new work on the electrification of medium and heavy-duty trucks. The role will drive our corporate outreach and recruitment and will lead our corporate membership value proposition. The role will be a key connect in providing strategic insight and direction to our engagement on G20.

The Program Manager will report into the Head of Systems in India, and the role will be sited in our Delhi office.

About Climate Group

Climate Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring that everyone in our team has the opportunity to thrive and excel. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.

We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action.

We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, New Delhi and New York.

About the role

Climate Group is accelerating the next shift towards Indias clean energy transition by building ambitious coalitions and networks for faster action. One such transition is the shift to electric mobility with a huge potential of curtailing emissions. A departure from fossilized-internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will help India to address present-day challenges of making cities cleaner and congestion-free, lower dependence on fuel imports and create jobs.

Our programs elevate electric mobility in India by leveraging the opportunity that lies with Indian business to lead on corporate EV adoption. It is supporting the growth and large-scale uptake of electric vehicles. The role will work with businesses to foster higher ambition through EV100 and EV100+ and drive action by addressing mobility challenges, implementing scalable business models, publicizing best practices, and informing policy.

Over 125 companies crossing over 90 markets have joined EV100 and EV100+ and they are committed to shun 5 million plus ICE vehicles and move to EVs by 2030. Thirteen India-headquartered companies are part of our initiatives as well.

Role responsibilities

Project management and delivery

Develop EV100 and EV100+, and execute strategies related to their expansion.
Manage our Transport Systems portfolio in India with related projects and initiatives.
Lead member company engagement to understand priorities and goals.
Liaise with internal stakeholders such as global functional teams including Programs, Communications, Fundraising and Finance.
Maintain strong relations with external stakeholders such as India-based partners including business associations, civil society, NGOs and thinktanks.
Support in developing new project ideas and maintain donor relations through impactful project delivery.
Provide strategic insight and direction to our engagement on G20.
Support leveraging Climate Groups existing partnerships, campaigns and networks to achieve policy objectives.
Prepare monthly and quarterly operational plans with goals and strategies.
Contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects and programs.
Communications and events

Showcase key industry leadership at Climate Week NYC and other critical industry events such as COP, Clean Energy Ministerial and others.
Represent the organisation when required to external stakeholders in conference calls and conferences, including conducting and leading regular meetings between senior members of partner organisations.
Support the delivery of project meetings, workshops and conferences.
Work with India and global teams to ensure that communications and events align and support the aims of the project and the teams mission.
Ensure effective external communication of the programs and their impact through articles, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. with support from India and global Communications teams.

Contribute to larger India and international organisational strategy.
Contribute to internal organisational knowledge through market research, and communications pieces such as articles and blogs.
Work flexibly as and when required, e.g., for events and major media moments, and as part of a team crossing international time zones.

About you


Relevant professional qualification or experience in energy systems, environment or climate policy, development economics, sustainability, or public affairs.
Knowledge of policy frameworks in the Transport System.
Commitment to the mission of Climate Group.
Track record in project delivery, including managing partners, negotiating, and organising events.
Proven ability to research, critically synthesise information, and incubate new ideas.
Attention to detail, strong analytical skills, fluent written and spoken English.
Ability to work in and manage leaner teams, manage conflicting priorities and be a strong team player under pressure, and proactively learn and take on roles.
Competent user of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Experience of working with government agencies, research organisations, civil society, NGOs or industry association/chambers.
Knowledge or experience of having engaged with the G20 and or COP ecosystem.
Understanding and appreciation of the role of NGOs and corporations in transforming policies and markets to address climate change.
Experience managing relationships and building coalitions among a range of public and private sector stakeholders.
Knowledge of project management software like Salesforce/FinancialForce.

Our location

You will be employed at our Delhi office and enjoy the benefits of flexible and hybrid working: 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.

Occasional domestic and international travel will be required.

What we offer

Our people are at the heart of what we do and are our greatest asset. Youll be joining a global community of bold, ambitious doers who are committed to driving climate action fast.

This is a full-time fixed term 12-month position with the possibility of renewal. The salary offered is ₹18,33,000 to ₹22,66,000 per annum, and will be based on your experience.

In addition to the rewards youll find from working with friendly, passionate people wholl challenge and help you grow, we offer a fantastic benefits package:

25 days leave per annum
Long-service holiday bonus of an additional day after three and six years service
Paid leave for volunteering, moving house and getting married
Reimbursement for private medical insurance
Monthly wellbeing allowance
Hybrid and flexible working
Gratuity benefit
Comprehensive learning and development initiatives to help you reach your full potential
Apply now

Submit your application now using the Apply button.

Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter, which should be no longer than one page and should include why you want to work with Climate Group and how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the competencies outlined above.

If you need any further information, require the job advert in an accessible format, or need additional support at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Atul Mudaliar Head of Systems, India at

The closing date for applications is 5 January 2023. Well be holding interviews on a rolling basis, therefore welcome and encourage early applications.

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in India are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by Climate Group.

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