New Delhi
Full- time
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Complete Application on Shortlist portal
Where to Apply

About IRADe

IRADe is an autonomous, non for profit reputed think tank that conducts multidisciplinary research, policy analysis, and action programs in the field of energy, environment, and sustainable development. The primary thematic areas it focusses on are poverty alleviation, agriculture and food security, energy and power, climate change and sustainable urban development.

It has been designated as a Center of Excellence in the area of Urban Development on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and is recognized as Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. It is also been selected as the National Focal Point for India for International network on Gender and Energy by ENERGIA and is a member of NATCOM network established by the Ministry of Environment & Forests for Climate Change.

Established in 2002, it is currently headed by Dr. Kirith Parikh and Dr. Jyothi Parikh. Dr. Kirith has been the Founder Director of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) and former Senior Economic Advisor to the UNDP. Dr. Jyothi is a former member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Eminent figures such as Dr Manmohan Singh, Adi Godrej, Ela Bhatt are founding members and serve on the board for IRADe.

On their international board, they have Professor Amartya Sen, Nitin Desai (former under-secretary-general, UN), Professor Joseph Stiglitz (former Chief Economist, World Bank and Founder, Initiative for Policy Dialogue) , Sir Nicholas Stern (member of House of Lords and President, Royal Economic Society) and Professor Gustav Speth (founder World Resources Institute and Co-Founder Natural Resources Institute).

The Application Process

Step 1: Apply for the job post here to express interest in the role.

Step 2: Now that they know you are interested, the next step involves an online screening of your candidature by their partner, Shortlist. Please continue to complete the application on the Link below:

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The screening process includes a few short questions on your experience followed by an assessment to demonstrate their ability to do the job.

How Will You Make a Difference:

With a strong focus on stakeholder management and communications skills, you will radically contribute to the sustainable development landscape in India by:

Working closely with Executive Director on managing and promoting IRADe.
Overseeing and successfully carrying out action or policy projects, preferably in IRADe thematic areas (Energy and Power System, Sustainable Urban Development, Climate Change and Environment, Poverty Alleviation and Gender; and Agriculture and Food Security).
Playing a pivotal role in Fundraising for the IRADe’s thematic areas and to initiate new related areas, if interested.
Bringing new networks and promoting IRADe’s activities by collaboration and partnerships.
Guiding young talent and conducting group activities.
Who We’re Looking For:

IRADe is seeking a dynamic and experienced candidate for Director’s position, to undertake key leadership responsibilities. The position will be confirmed after one-year probation, subsequently for 3-5 years’ duration or more. Essentially, IRADe is looking for someone with:

20 – 25 years of experience in research and policy analysis, preferably in the area of energy, sustainable development or climate change
Recognition and publication in areas that are a thematic focus for IRADe.
Experience in collaborating with international foundations, multilateral and bilateral organizations.
Networking abilities across stakeholders.
Experience in a leadership management role.
Prior experience in fundraising as it will be an important aspect of this role.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
If you’re excited about working with some of the most eminent scholars in academia, research and policy and collectively make a difference, by stepping into a leadership role, they recommend you to get in touch with them and they can take the conversation ahead.

This opportunity is open to all who have the minimum relevant years of experience, and are willing to take on a role that requires energy and resilience. They are open to applications across gender, age, nationality.