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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Lead/Manager – Energy Finance

Terms of Reference

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • 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 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

Programme Lead/Manager

Energy Finance

Job LocationNew Delhi

Reporting toDirector, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance


The CEEW Centre for Energy Finance is looking for a Manager of Energy Finance to further develop and lead its work on financing the energy transition. The ideal candidate would have a specific (but not limited to) focus on developing financing mechanisms and business models for new energy transition sectors, specifically sustainable mobility and energy storage. The position would require project management expertise, research rigour, market understanding, strong analytical skills, and a financial sector and industry engagement focus.

If you are looking for a position that allows you to design market making solutions for new clean energy sectors, then this could be the job for you!

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • To conceptualise new research ideas that are aligned with the programme objectives
  • To develop a series of publications including CEF analysis, market briefs, as well as high quality peer reviewed national and international journals
  • To extrapolate and verify data provided by analysts/ associates, and evaluate, organise and analyse the data using multiple statistical tools .
  • To keep a tab on the policy developments in India, and provide analytical inputs, comments, and responses as required

Research Management

  • Take ownership of specific projects and provide supervisory support to other projects
  • Proactively manage project deliverables, resources within time, and budgets
  • Fundraise for new projects, and manage donor relations associated with the programme
  • Support effective communication of research outputs, through close coordination with outreach team, engagement with wider network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers
  • Oversee and support team members to help them deliver their best


  • To engage extensively with industry actors, investors and financiers, and government ministries and departments
  • To present research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, research institutes
  • To develop research networks locally, nationally and internationally in support of research programmes
  • To develop strong relationships with industry, funders, and strategic partners

Selection Criteria


  • Master’s or PhD degree with specialisation in finance, management, engineering, economics, public policy, law or related field
  • Should have a strong research background, including an understanding of analytical and experimental research
  • Familiarity and a high degree of comfort with quantitative skills and analyses

Business experience

  • At least eight to ten years of relevant work experience in the field of research, policy engagement and project management, preferably in the area energy policy, and/or renewable energy technologies
  • Strong track record of project management and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions
  • Building relationships with collaborators and government stakeholders

Main skills

  • Deep understanding of the energy and power sector in India
  • Deep understanding of financial markets
  • Strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills (use of R, Stata, SPSS, Python or such software)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Relevant publications in peer reviewed journals/book chapters
  • Desirable: Knowledge of behavioural economics/science


  • Willing to learn new (research and project management) skills
  • Ability to adapt to new environments
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Appreciative of a high paced work environment, and able to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output .
  • An appreciation for detail, while keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Highly organised and process oriented
  • A sense of humour

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one integrated pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application: PL/Manager – Energy Finance’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 15 April 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CEEW is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.