RISE Fellow- Technology and Innovation (One vacancy)

Last date of application
 28-Feb-22 23:59 HR
Job Description

RISE Fellow- Technology and Innovation (One vacancy)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: RISE Fellow- Technology and Innovation (One vacancy), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi


Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti) works to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner energy future, by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote solutions across clean power, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and climate policy segments. 

Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropies with a strong interest in preventing climate change and mitigating harmful carbon emissions.

For more information, please visit: http://www.shaktifoundation.in/ 

The RISE Fellowship

With the objective of supporting policy and practice for high Renewable Energy pathways, Shakti has designed a programmatic solution, the Research Innovation Shakti Expert (RISE) Program, comprising the provision of multiyear support to the policy host [Ministry of New and Energy Renewable Resources (MNRE)] and other key affiliates. The program aims at harnessing the synergies of industry and academia, for driving innovation on cross-thematic strategic interventions.

The RISE Fellowship is a program launched by Shakti to provide in-depth research support on a range of issues, vital for India’s energy transition towards 500 GW non-fossil fuel electricity by 2030.

The RISE Fellowship seeks to bring together some of the best, inquisitive minds to closely aid policymakers with options and decision support research and analysis. The fellows shall provide research support and be based in New Delhi. The initiative provides a unique platform for outstanding energy professionals to engage with policymakers, and influence meaningful change in the Renewable Energy domain.


Shakti is looking for a highly motivated professional with a passion for energy transition, research aptitude, and excellent articulation skills.

Reporting to the Director - Clean Power Programme, the RISE Fellow- Technology and Innovation (RFTI) shall be responsible for engaging with policymakers (MNRE) and stakeholders to create a large-scale impact in the renewable energy domain.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
(1) Develop insights and ideas for the programmatic uptake of technology and innovation to enhance clean energy production methods;
(2) Liaise with technical institutions specific to research and innovation, for their active involvement and knowledge support;
(3) Conduct research, conceptualize new ideas and develop briefing notes on a range of topics, including international developments in the clean energy domain, technology innovation, policy, etc.;
(4) Provide support for developing technology governance guidelines;
(5) Provide support for the production of top-notch, upstream policy knowledge products, on energy and related development issues;
(6) Develop clear and compelling presentations and written reports for internal and external stakeholders;
(7) Track key sector developments, interventions of other actors, and international developments;
(8) Interact with a diverse set of stakeholders.


(1) Applicants must have a Bachelors’ degree, or equivalent, in Management, Economics, Energy, Engineering, or related stream from a reputed University/ Institute;

(2) Applicants with a Masters’ degree, or equivalent, shall be at an advantage.

(1) Minimum 8-12 years of experience in supporting or leading projects, with a focus on technology or innovation, preferably in energy and related sectors;

(2) Knowledge of climate change and renewable related policies, technology or innovation governance, and programmes at the international, national, state, and city levels;
(3) Prior experience of interacting with policy, regulatory stakeholders shall be an advantage.

Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Excellent written, verbal communications, and presentation skills;

(2) Ability to interact with a diverse set of external stakeholders including senior officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society organizations, and national and international think tanks and research institutions;
(3) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to engage with teams at all levels;
(4) Comfortable working both independently, and in collaborative team settings, managing multiple roles simultaneously;
(5) Personal qualities: Climate Optimist with a ‘Can do’ spirit, self-starter, team-player, intellectual curiosity, flexible mindset, and a passion to make a positive impact in the climate change domain.


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is Rs. 15-18 lacs per annum. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi

7. CONTRACT: The appointments will be on a consultancy contract, initially for one year, which will be renewed for following years, based on the performance of the individual, and the continuing programme funding. The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates ready to begin work as soon as possible.



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Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/SSEF, by or before February 28, 2022.

Interviews with promising candidates are scheduled to start immediately. Candidates who apply first shall be at an advantage.