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India Clean Energy Senior Advocate

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. NRDC is seeking a India Clean Energy Senior Advocate to work with the India-International team in our Washington D.C. office. Position Summary NRDC is seeking a Senior Advocate on Clean Energy and Transportation to join the India team in our Washington, DC office. The Senior Advocate will provide technical, policy, research, and program management support to fulfil NRDC's mission in India. The Senior Advocate will be a part of NRDC's India Program and coordinate with experts, partners, and stakeholders in India. This position will work on supporting India's climate goals on clean energy and clean transportation, as well as building global awareness of the research, analysis, and impact of NRDC's work in India.

Provide expertise to advance NRDC's work in India on renewable energy, green finance, clean energy jobs and skills, electric vehicles, and clean transportationLead and contribute to impactful outreach materials (e.g. blogs, memos, issue briefs, and reports) that support India's efforts to shift to renewables deployment and decarbonization, in collaboration with NRDC experts in IndiaWrite research pieces and review written materials on NRDC's focus issue areas in India including clean energy, clean transportation, and climate policyManage and increase coordination efforts within NRDC program and institutional capacities to support India program goals and strategiesRepresent NRDC's India Program through organizing and participating on expert panels, stakeholder meetings, webinars, and conferences.Collaborate with NRDC's Development team to develop funding strategies, secure additional funding, and ensure timely reporting to donorsCollaborate with NRDC's experts across programs including clean vehicles, science office, renewable energy, green finance center and othersHelp increase the focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in NRDC's India work

RequiredMore than 7 years of experience working on global climate and clean energy solutionsDeep understanding of renewable energy, clean energy access, green finance, electric mobility, and related policies especially in developing countries contextDemonstrated research and writing skillsHighly analytical, entrepreneurial, and comfortable working in a matrixed organization and with a global, intercultural teamAbility to participate on fast-paced project teams that work collaboratively toward shared outcomes across programs and organizations across multiple time zonesProfessional excellence and passion for working on global environmental issuesCommitment to NRDC's values and missionMasters in climate policy, environment management, international policy, or another relevant fieldAbility to travel domestically and internationally 2-3 times a yearPreferredExperience managing multi-partner projectsExperience working on India climate and energy policiesExperience working internationally NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $105,000 to $120,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer. Since March 2020, NRDC's offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements. As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws. To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs. If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422. For more about NRDC, visit

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