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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

Terms of Reference Consultant- Air Quality

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. We are proud to build careers in public policy and social impact.

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart ambitious people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations​
  • Curiosity and irreverence as well as responsibility come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

If you are someone with strong research background and with a passion to transform global food system towards healthier, more nutritious, more local, and more sustainable, then we would love to hear from you!

Designation offeredConsultant – Field Research in Lucknow

Reporting toProgramme Associate/ Research Analyst

LocationLucknow, India

Duration15 November 2019 to 15 December 2019, extendable upon review


CEEW is seeking young, bright, and passionate candidates with some experience in community engagement, for the position of 'Consultant – Field Research in Lucknow'. You are expected to support the organisation in gathering on-ground information on day to day emission activities, engagement with relevant stakeholders such as citizens, government officials in targeted areas of Lucknow district. CEEW researchers will provide the necessary training required to meet the objectives. An ideal candidate for the position is a street-smart, self - driven, and outgoing professional with some experience in conducting surveys and capacity-building activities.

If you believe that having on-ground information on emission activities is key for implementation of pollution mitigation strategies in the country that can help improve India’s air quality, we are looking for you!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily inspection of on-ground emission activities such as waste burning, vehicle congestion, industrial clusters, brick kilns, eateries, etc within the city
  • Identification and collection of geo-tagged information of all the emission activities happening within the city
  • Delivering onto daily and weekly tasks set by CEEW researchers
  • Engaging with citizens on day to day basis to understand their concerns regarding air pollution
  • Measuring the impact of the intervention on combating air pollution through interviews and interactions with the government stakeholders and local citizens
  • Documenting the progress and sharing details with CEEW researchers
  • Accompany the CEEW team members for meetings with other stakeholders and assist with relevant follow up.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with specialisation in Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy or related programmes.
  • A fair understanding of air quality management in the Indian context is must
  • Good written and oral communication skills – English and Hindi
  • Having own two-wheeler is mandatory
  • Experience in data collection and dealing with stakeholders (farmers, grassroot workers, government etc.) preferred
  • Experience in handling devices like air quality sensors preferred
  • Willingness to conduct frequent field visits/meetings with stakeholder
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Ability and willingness to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.inwith 'Application: Consultant- Air Quality as the subject line.  The last date to send applications is 15 November 2019. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so we advise interested applicants to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.