Program Manager- Finance, Energy

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Who we are and what we do?
WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Program Overview for Energy

The objective of the WRI India energy program is to inform and guide India’s transition to cleaner energy through strong research, ground-level implementation experience, partnerships with key stakeholders and communicating our work. The 5 pillars of the energy program focus on increasing clean energy demand, increasing clean energy supply, supporting sub-national energy transitions, raising the issues of materials and circularity for the energy transition and ensuring equitable development through energy transitions.
Position Overview:
You will help develop strategy and implementing activities designed for specific audiences in the finance sector. You will work with colleagues in the Energy Program to facilitate the flow of finance for clean energy projects for different consumer categories; research new business models and products; and engage policy makers to inform changes in policy needed to facilitate clean energy financing.
How your day will unfold:
Main responsibilities will include the following:
Research & Knowledge creation (60% of time required)
  • Conducting research with a focus on both international and domestic sources of finance
  • Design financing mechanisms for access to clean energy solutions for different consumer categories during course of the energy transition.
  • Leading, and publishing new research on clean energy finance in India and other developing countries.
Program Development and Convening (40% of time required)
  • Coordinating with the Program’s overall strategy and with the energy strategies developed by other offices in the WRI network.
  • Support in organizing and facilitating high-level external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other project dissemination activities with partners on energy finance - including government, regulators, discoms, development finance institutions, foundations, bilateral donors, corporates, and energy entrepreneurs.
  • Engaging with other WRI programs, including the Finance Center, to provide support on the clean energy dimensions of their work on shifting global financial flows.
Qualifications and Requirements we seek:
  • Expertise in the energy sector energy finance.
  • Familiarity with international financial institutions (including development finance institutions), mechanisms and governance.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as finance, energy policy, public policy, economics, environmental law or policy.
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience authoring and leading research publications and the ability to identify relevant research questions and establish the qualitative or quantitative evidence needed to answer the questions.
  • With experience writing for specific audiences, e.g. policymakers, business leaders.
  • The ability to work in multicultural settings and with diverse teams of individuals and colleagues.
  • Project management experience.
  • Flexibility to travel 30% or more of the time.
  • Private sector experience in clean energy; (capital markets/project finance/private equity/venture capital)
  • Strong quantitative skills - economics and/or statistics
  • Professional proficiency in multiple languages
  • Experience working in developing countries
Salary and Benefits: INR 15,00,000 to INR 18,00,000 CTC
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: 1 year (extendable based on performance and project requirements)

Location: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore India
Start Date: At the earliest.

List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter (outlining your interest and suitability for the position)
  • Resume
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India
WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.
Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.
Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits: We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs
Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member
Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance
Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle
Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job
Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities
Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.
Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.
Click here to know more about our benefits Careers | WRI INDIA (wri-india.org)
Equal employment @WRI India
We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.