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Programme Associate

Low-Carbon Pathways

Job LocationNew Delhi

Reporting toSenior Programme Lead

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Programme Associate to expand its work on in the area of low carbon pathways, energy modelling, energy policy, and climate policy. Our programme of work on modelling and policy analysis is driven with the broader objective to support India’s energy and climate policy through evidence based unbiased research and cutting-edge analytical approaches. The candidate should have a strong interest in energy and climate policy issues along with inclination and aptitude towards modelling-based analysis.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • To assist in CEEW’s energy and climate policy modelling research, mainly but not limited to the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM)
  • To undertake scenario analysis through GCAM and excel based analysis based on GCAM output
  • To develop research projects to strengthen and expand the existing programme of research with particular focus on modelling energy demand and supply sectors
  • To survey and analyse the research data using different data analysis software and tools
  • To publish in high quality peer reviewed national and international journals
  • To present research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, conferences & research institutes
  • To develop research networks locally, nationally and internationally in support of research programmes
  • To extrapolate and verify data provided by research analysts/programme officers, evaluate, organise and edit the data into comprehensive standard report forms
  • To develop surveys and questionnaires and to collect, collate and analyse responses using different data analysis softwares and tools
  • To keep a tab on the policy developments in India and across key countries of the world on energy and climate policy
  • To keep abreast of developments in the oil and gas and transportation sectors
  • To write research reports/papers
  • To generate knowledge content – blogs, policy briefs in regular intervals
  • To engage with relevant stakeholders, represent organisation and attend conferences and sessions, relevant to climate policy
  • To travel to project sites, when required, to conduct interviews or collect data for different research projects

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in energy economics, public policy or related field
  • Should have a strong research background, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research.
  • Familiarity with quantitative skills and modelling analyses

Business Experience

  • At least two years of relevant work experience in the field of research, policy engagement and project management, preferably in the area of energy policy, fossil fuels, renewable energy, climate policy for Research Associate position. Freshers are eligible to apply for the Research Analyst position.
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions

Main skills

  • Strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills
  • Strong networking and business development skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to conduct techno-economic analysis, cost & benefit analysis, sound knowledge of basic economic principles
  • Good written and oral communication skills; Good report writing skills
  • Ability to use MS Office application suit including MS Excel
  • Desirable: Relevant publications in peer reviewed journals/book chapters

Personality

  • Willingness to learn new (research and project management) skills
  • Ability to adapt to new environment and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance, when time demands.
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment

Compensation

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to share their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining your interest in the position (in one PDF) and send it to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application: Programme Associate – Low-Carbon Pathways’ as the subject line. Please do not contact individual researchers for any open position. We are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.