Programme Specialist APAC

International Solar Alliance

  • Min 8 Years
  • Competitive
  • New Delhi, Gurgaon
Programme Specialist APAC
Job Posted : Jul 15th, 2021

Job Description

The Programme Specialist will report to the Chief of Unit, Programme and Projects Implementation, and be responsible for the identification of strategic programme and project implementation opportunities for ISA in this sector. She/he will support partnership building, the preparation of funding proposals, and organize and participate in meetings and workshops, and provide support to the implementation of existing projects, associated with their respective Region, among other tasks.

Duty Station New Delhi and Gurgaon (initially Remote)
Salary Competitive
Closing date Monday 9th August (12am BST)
Expected start date As soon as possible
Job Grade P3

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the implementation and management of the programme

  • Ensure ISA Policies and Procedures are adhered to for efficient project implementation and progress.
  • Monitor of the project quality indicators and undertake monthly assurance tasks, in consultation with the Chief of Unit.
  • Provide substantive inputs in the preparation of project reports and documents.
  • Supporting the project planning process.

Provide technical assistance to programme partners

  • Communicate and consult with all stakeholders (member states, ISA partner organizations, private sector.
  • Contract management of all contracts (Procurement, HR, Service Contracts etc) under the Project
  • Proactively coordinate/collaborate closely with support units on all administrative matters related to contract management.
  • Work closely with donor organizations to provide information and facilitate resource mobilization efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with the respective team members to complete project assurance related tasks.

Support monitoring and reporting of the programme

  • Draft reports, presentations, project documents.
  • Supervise and record standard methodologies and best practices within ISA; identify and show alternative options according to Activity needs.
  • Maintain all supporting project financial documents for audit and review processes. Ensure conformity of project disbursement requests with procedures, work plans, and availability of resources for expenditure.
  • Coordinate all project and partner meetings as and when required and maintain records of these meetings.

Knowledge building

  • Support the compilation of lessons learned as per defined reporting format.
  • Lead information flows and coordinate change controls, risk registers and issue management; document lessons learned and standard methodologies.
  • Assist and support the dissemination and sharing of standard methodologies and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building.


  • Supervise Programme Assistant(s) within the Team, to always ensure work efficiency and quality.
  • Perform any other job-related duties in area of work.



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in engineering, electrical engineering, energy management, power generation, distribution or transmission, solar or renewable energy, civil engineering, or another relevant field.
  • Applicants with bachelor’s degree combined with four additional years of relevant experience may be considered.


  • Minimum 8 years of demonstrable relevant experience in the technical area of renewable energy systems, in particular solar energy, energy access, development infrastructure, power generation, electricity transmission and /or power distribution (on and off-grid) in a particular ISA region.
  • Relevant experience working with regional/international institutions/private sectors/donors in the sector of renewable energy will be an advantage.
  • 2 years of relevant field level project implementation experience in developing countries in the regional is required.

Language and IT skills:

  • The role demands substantial writing and verbal communications skills. As English is the official and working language of the Organization, excellent command of both written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of other languages (i.e., French, Spanish and Arabic) would be an advantage.
  • Satisfactory skills in Outlook, MS Office products, and various ERP systems is highly desirable.

About International Solar Alliance (ISA)

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an international organization headquartered in Gurgaon, National Capital Region of India. The vision and mission of the ISA is to provide a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries where the global community, including bilateral and multilateral organizations, corporates, industry, and other stakeholders, can make a positive contribution to assist and help achieve the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs of the ISA Member Countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.