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About CLEAN:

Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) is a member-oriented association of organisations engaged in the Decentralized Energy sector in India. CLEAN seeks to be a unifying association with a clear mandate to support and grow the decentralized clean energy sector in India. Over time it is envisaged that CLEAN will not only become the go-to entity for decentralized clean energy sector in India but will also become a go-to point for members of the sector internationally. CLEAN has been established to help entrepreneurs and organisations overcome sector specific challenges and create a platform to project the needs and priorities of the sector by bringing together practitioners and all stakeholders in the energy ecosystem.

The need for CLEAN arises from the fact that, while there are a number of enterprises that are involved in addressing the energy access gaps in India, the replicability and scalability of solutions is often a barrier to their growth in addition to the absence of an enabling environment or a supportive ecosystem.

CLEAN is technology and scale agnostic (e.g. biomass, solar, pico hydro and ranging from pico solutions, through to larger decentralized energy solutions) and represents organisations both in electricity and non- electricity energy. It delivers five core sets of services: Policy Engagement, Access to Finance, Skills and Training, Technology and Innovation, and Information & Networking Opportunities.

The Network brings together practitioners, with membership from other supporters of the decentralized energy ecosystem such as research organizations, financial institutions, relevant private sector companies, think tanks and funders. It emphasizes on the decentralized, clean energy access space that reaches out to underserved communities across India. Recognizing that the reach of decentralized renewable applications goes beyond just electricity generation, the Alliance also develops activities on, mechanical and thermal applications focusing on end-uses including cooking, lighting, and other domestic needs as well as water pumping and energy needs of small-scale industry and other livelihoods activities.

Job Profile#1: Manager - Communications and Networking

Location: New Delhi, India
Last date to apply: 15 Jun’19
Reports to: CEO

Overview of Responsibilities:

Member engagement and networking

  • Lead membership expansion activities of CLEAN
  • Facilitate two-way communication with members to regularly update them about CLEAN’s services and gather their feedback on benefits from the services
  • Coordinate with members for providing value-added services and relationship building with members
  • Facilitate engagement and networking of members with investors, corporates, governments and other relevant stakeholders


  • Manage CLEAN’s internal and external communication functions using traditional and digital communication channels
  • Manage and review CLEAN’s communication and knowledge products for dissemination and outreach to different audiences
  • Build a strong and active relationship with the media to increase CLEAN’s profile as a representative voice of the DRE sector
  • Develop and execute new ideas for learning, knowledge sharing and outreach within and beyond the network
  • Identify and advocate key messages for building the visibility of DRE sector in India
  • Actively engage with CLEAN’s members and other stakeholders to build a persuasive narrative for highlighting the value of the DRE sector for India
  • Coordinate with CLEAN’s policy team in policy advocacy and outreach activities to strengthen political, public, bureaucratic and regulatory support for expanding the DRE sector

Core Competencies and requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as communications, public relations, public policy, international development studies, sustainable development
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of four years in communication and advocacy on energy access issues
  • Demonstrable success in developing and implementing integrated communication strategies to diverse audiences
  • Proven track record of writing, developing, editing and reviewing or designing communication and knowledge products such as policy briefs, articles, research reports, newsletters, brochures, media releases etc.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of approaches for policy influence, advocacy, networking, media engagement, CSO awareness building and engagement is desirable
  • Strong network development and engagement experience working with national and international organisations is desirable
  • Knowledge and practical experience of issues related to energy access and decentralised renewable energy is desirable


Those interested, please contact: with your CV and a Cover letter articulating your interest in the position. Please mention the Job title in the subject line.

Job Profile#2: Associate – Access to Finance

Location: New Delhi, India
Last date to apply: 15 Jun’19
Reports to: Manager – Finance

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with practitioners to develop a ground-level understanding of credit needs of enterprises as well as their end users; Engage with members to understand the impacts of policy announcements, ease of doing business, regulations, and other related issues
  • Synthesise information from the above and develop recommendations particularly related to the financing needs within the DRE sector
  • Engage with Investors and Financial Institutions – Banks and MFIs – to understand barriers and enablers for a smoother flow of investment and debt to DRE entrepreneurs as well as credit to end-users
  • Identify and analyse the role of various financing instruments and institutional structures to better address the risk perception of the DRE sector
  • Conduct financial analysis using both primary and secondary data, sourced from various existing government and non-government data sources as well as from CLEAN members to contribute towards evidence based policy planning
  • Regularly review and critically analyse flow of investments, both domestic and international as well as budgetary allocations to the DRE sector at both the national and state levels
  • Develop a strong understanding of the linkages between energy access provision and developmental sphere such as livelihoods, agriculture, health and education to enable cross-utilization of funds
  • Engage actively with relevant Ministries, Apex Banking institutions, leading Micro-credit agencies, Investors, Debt Funds and Government Institutions to represent the needs of the off-grid sector; Advocate for creation of relevant schemes and pilot mechanisms that can support credit flow into the sector
  • Build mechanisms for monitoring deliverables and budget utilization at a project level
  • Regular written outputs in the form of papers, reports, policy briefs, as well as articles in other newspapers and online media
  • Organize outreach activities that bring various groups of stakeholders together

Core Competencies and requirements:

  • Masters in Economics/Finance or MBA (Finance)/CFA or related subject areas
  • At least 3 years of work experience in finance/micro credit/financial management preferably in the energy or development sectors, in roles involving understanding and engagement with various levels of financial institutions – micro credit agencies, banking institutions and investors
    Experience in financial modelling would be preferred
  • Highly motivated, responsible, self-directed, resourceful and flexible; Ability to multi-task and work in tandem with the team towards achieving larger objectives
  • Interest in energy access and the ability to integrate issues across a range of related areas and engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • Good writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Willingness to travel for 4-6 days in a month, including rural locations
  • Strong working knowledge of English and spoken Hindi; Additionally, knowledge of other regional languages is desirable
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications and in line with the organizational structure


Those interested, please contact: with your CV and a Cover letter articulating your interest in the position. Please mention the Job title in the subject line.



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