Associate - India Climate Leaders
India Climate Leaders /
About us: The India Climate Collaborative (ICC), registered as 'Council of Philanthropies for Climate Action' (CPCA), is a collective committed to identifying critical sectors requiring investment, steering funding towards climate solutions, and empowering private and corporate philanthropy to strategically engage with climate action. Our collaboration extends to various stakeholders, including research organizations, government entities, businesses, and more, ensuring that funding flows towards impactful climate solutions. We were founded by some of India's pre-eminent corporate and philanthropic leaders, including Rohini Nilekani, Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Nadir Godrej, and others.
Our team: We are a small, close-knit group driven by a shared passion for achieving the ICC's mission and vision. We seek an ideal addition to our team—a self-starter ready to roll up their sleeves, someone with a keen eye for detail, a commitment to high-quality output, and a team-centric mindset.
The India Climate Leaders (ICL): This vertical is aimed at engaging with high net-worth individuals in India to build and empower a set of climate leaders who can take ownership of this mandate keeping in mind India’s ambitious climate targets and development priorities, and champion the urgency to accelerate climate funding and action. Over the next 5 years, with an urgent emphasis on the first 18 months, we will be working to engage with a select, strategically curated target set of donors to prime them for this climate leadership journey.
Key Responsibilities: The Associate - ICL will play a critical role in building on this foundation by working with the ICC team in engaging with philanthropists and business leaders in India helping them become India’s pioneering climate leaders. This position will also support all convenings, roundtables, workshops for ICL on an end-to-end basis as required. The key responsibilities of the hire are:
Sector/Market/Opportunity Analysis Report:
Gather and present information on the sector, market, competition, and best practices.
Create a proposal framework for review and submit donor-ready documentation. Record activities for grant reporting.
Project Planning and Execution Tracking:
• Analyse, coordinate schedules, timelines, resources, costing, and deliverables on a project basis.
• Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to determine logistical requirements and ensure alignment with ICC objectives.
• Manage venue selection, layout planning, and setup, considering participant needs, technical requirements, and sustainability guidelines.
• Identify potential logistical risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate disruptions or challenges. Record activities for grant reporting.
Developing Solution Ideas/Programs:
Actively contribute to brainstorming and ideation sessions to develop innovative solutions and programs. Work closely with the communications team on sourcing talking points, building briefing documents and outline plans for knowledge transfer with leaders.
Contribution Through Research:
Ideate to strengthen deliverables and offerings backed by thorough research, contributing to the continuous improvement of our practice.
• Understanding climate change and/or passion for learning more about it.
• A minimum of 2-5 years of equivalent experience into donor engaging experience or client delivery
• Strong project planning skills to manage multiple timelines and deadlines.
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills and convening capabilities.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to be both persuasive and attentive. Ability to convey a point of view in a concise and structured way, influence key stakeholders to action through storytelling and data.
• Ability to engage and collaborate with staff and partners across various cultures and backgrounds to achieve shared goals.
• Ability to work independently in a fast paced & dynamic environment.
• Demonstrated agility and adaptability in entrepreneurial, ambiguous, or changing environments.
What we offer:
• Working with the leading minds on climate change across philanthropy, research institutions, government and implementing organizations, as part of India’s climate movement.
• Growth and exposure in a quickly growing start-up organization, with a young team committed to professional development.
• Opportunity to institute best practices, and develop ICC traditions, and be part of building the experience of working at the organization.
• A competitive salary based on industry standards.
Terms of employment:
A brief letter stating interest and qualifications for the position.
A resume detailing work experience, education, qualifications, and contact information (name, email, phone) for at least one professional reference.
Timeline Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the small capacity of our team, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The India Climate Collaborative, registered as the Council of Philanthropies for Climate Action, is an equal opportunity employer.