Company Description

Mlinda is an operational NGO that works in ecologically sensitive and highly underdeveloped areas to reduce environmental degradation, by implementing projects that reduce GHG emissions, promote environmentally positive goods and reduce consumption of environmentally negative goods. Mlinda has it\'s Head Office in Paris and it\'s India office in Kolkata. Mlinda\'s flagship project is the rural electrification project based on renewable energy in the States of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Mlinda has till date (March 2016) installed 310 pico and micro grids connecting 2750 homes,two village bazaars,85 village shops and three school hostels. The micro grids vary in size from 150 W connecting 6 houses to 8 KW connecting a bazaar with 25 shops, a boat repair yard, a jetty and 55 homes.
Mlinda is presently on a ARE assisted project developing three village sized mini grids of 20 KWp each connecting 250 homes, 50 small businesses, productive loads such as paddy hullers and irrigation pumps. Mlinda also works with women groups in these villages to incubate village enterprises. Mlinda is extending the ARE project to cover ten villages with productive power as anchor loads with installed capacity of 210 KWp supplying AC power with solar PV and solar-wind hybrids with smart energy meters.


Job description

We are ambitious. The need to promote and influence new economic models is urgent and we are looking for a strategic and energetic Executive Director to own, shape and deliver this ambition, to motivate and manage a great team and positively influence humanity's course of travel. 

The post holder will: 

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to Mlinda ensuring our development as an ambitious, financially and environmentally sustainable organisation.Run Mlinda on a day-to-day basis;
  • Manage finances, staff team and build on the organisation's reputation as a forward thinking social enterprise.
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics / emerging practice areas.

We are seeking an individual who possesses:

  • Significant experience of successful strategic and operational leadership and management in commercially focused purpose-led environments
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environments and ability to motivate and drive people across international boundaries
  • Understanding of the imperative of a results driven operation and the need for return on investment
  • Experience of raising funds (for charitable or commercial ventures)
  • Proven experience of successful project delivery and business growth

In addition, you will have a commitment to Mlinda's aims and ambitions to promote, for the benefit of the public, conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.

Additional information: 

Reference: HQ00174909

Salary: Competitive salary 

Contract type: Permanent

Location: London or Paris (wiand travels to India).

How to apply: 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and for details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Briefing Pack.



22 September 2019