Senior Program Manager – Research

Lead research division for SELCO Foundation's EnergyForHealth program in Bengaluru, India. Manage end-to-end research, drive evidence-based strategies, and coordinate team efforts for sustainable healthcare solutions.

SELCO Foundation
SELCO Foundation
Bengaluru, India  UTC+05:30   On-site   Full Time   101-250   2 months ago

SELCO Foundation is an open source, not for profit organization that engages in field-based R&D and ecosystem building for deployment of clean energy solutions that alleviate poverty in tribal, rural and urban poor areas. The organization works in collaboration with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs, NGOs from various developmental sectors and educational institutions to link the benefits of sustainable energy to poverty eradication. The organization works across verticals such as energy access, health, livelihoods with practitioners in the social sector, energy entrepreneurs and partners from various developmental sectors.

You can find more information about SELCO Foundation on our organization website.

Background on SELCO's EnergyForHealth program

The goal of this program is to strengthen delivery of healthcare for over 170 million people by reliably and sustainably powering 25,000 public health facilities in remote, rural, climate and socio-economically vulnerable regions across 11 states in India by 2026

Healthcare today, without considering the potential services to the un-catered populations in the world, is the 5th most polluting industry. The proposed program can help improve the quality of health services in a decentralized manner, while also making it a less carbon intensive sector. This program can prove to be the low hanging fruit for achieving SDG13 and SDG3 via SDG7. We believe that provision of 100% renewable energy and green building infrastructure for healthcare facilities, will democratize the much needed health services in the remote regions within India and account for future pandemic preparedness.

The Role

SELCO Foundation is looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about working in the overall sustainable energy sector for last mile communities. The broader goal is to use decentralized renewable energy to facilitate good health, improved well being, last mile delivery of health services, reduced mortality etc. through the integration of climate inclusive technologies into the healthcare services.

As the Senior Research Manager, you should have a good sectoral understanding, local ecosystem awareness, experience in conducting research studies as well as proven experience in team management; who is able to adapt to diverse situations and organizational requirements.

The research team is expected to conduct deep-dive studies and work towards creating evidence that brings out the organization’s approach. It also conducts landscape studies which help inform the strategy and direction of the EnergyForHealth program. The team also anchors some key tasks that aim towards improved dissemination amongst the team members and other stakeholders.

Key responsibilities for the position

  • Anchoring and managing (end to end) the research division of the EnergyForHealth program at SELCO Foundation.
  • Building a complete understanding of the public health delivery system and mapping nodal points to ensure successful implementation and utilization of health and energy nexus.
  • Anchoring critical research and learning exercises to communicate key practices, approaches and strategy of the health scaling program.
  • Anchoring and managing all SELCO Foundation research-led interventions in a strategic manner to ensure a seamless flow of information consistent with the organization’s philosophy.
  • Keeping abreast with trends and narratives emerging in the health sector and plan for the team's activities accordingly.
  • Leading and coordinating for primary and secondary research, data analysis with respect to the health sector or specific programs aligned with the team's agenda and focus areas.
  • Planning for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the health scale team’s next steps.
  • Developing a capacity building plan in coordination with the program team on the Health and Energy nexus intervention focusing on the stakeholders like government health department, clean energy enterprises and NGOs.

Who can apply

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience, supporting research and communication; work experience in the Health sector is preferred.
  • Understanding of the communities and overall public health ecosystem will be preferred.
  • Experience in integrating conceptual approaches and narratives with ground realities as well as developing research modules for the same.
  • Ability to process information and create compelling documentation cases for the health sector across SELCO’s geographies.
  • Ability to grasp audience sensibility and calibrate communications to resonate with different target audiences in the health sector.
  • Strong skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • 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 extensively in difficult terrains within and outside the State as and when required.


Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from people who identify with the vision of SELCO Foundation’s EnergyForHealth program!

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About the role

Mar 29, 2024

Full Time


Sep 27, 2024


Bengaluru, India



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