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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst- Technology, Finance and Trade

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

Research Analyst

Technology, Finance and Trade

Job LocationNew Delhi

Reporting to Programme Lead

Purpose

We seek to hire a professional who has an active interest, and competent understanding of climate policies and strategies, to build upon the ongoing work at CEEW on phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in India. This position will be a crucial addition to the existing young and dynamic team at CEEW. The individual is expected to conduct quantitative and qualitative assessments using both primary and secondary data. She/he would conduct quantitative and qualitative research, including data analysis, statistics, survey design, stakeholder interviews and engagement, and would support the advancement of the research and policy engagement under the climate risks and adaptation programme. Experience in research framework development, research methodologies, estimations using secondary data would be useful. In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, the incumbent should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to events and developments that cannot be anticipated easily.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research

  • Conduct regular literature and methodological reviews and keep a tab on current debate/ research on HFC phase-down and regulatory approaches in national and global context.
  • Design research frameworks to better understand issues related to the HFC and cooling debate in India, across the value chain.
  • Conduct data analysis on primary and secondary data as and when required to derive insights related to energy efficiency, cooling, climate policy, and HFC phase down.
  • Undertake regulatory analysis for issue relevant to industrial competitiveness supporting CEEW’s research and advisory activities.
  • Keep a tab on the Montreal Protocol and climate related negotiations and undertake analysis related to positions of major countries and their implications for India.
  • Conceptualise innovative ideas to better understand the strategies and actions of different nations towards HFC emission mitigation as well as negotiations.
  • Conduct secondary data gathering and utilise data for research and analysis.
  • Assist in writing research reports/papers.
  • Generate knowledge content – blogs, policy briefs in regular intervals.
  • Engage with other stakeholders, represent CEEW and attend conferences and sessions, relevant to climate policy and HFCs.

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with specific projects and overall plan of activities under the HFC research, by being an integral part of the team.
  • Assist in preparing presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material.
  • Prepare national and international database of existing institutions, researchers and other important stakeholders, funding agencies, working in the domain of climate policy.
  • Assist in effective outreach of research outputs, through close coordination with communications team, engagement with wider network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers.
  • As part of research outreach, assist in event planning and management through close coordination with events management team.
  • Assist and accompany senior team members for important meetings and sessions, prepare notes, and conduct follow-ups, as required.

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in energy or environment in relevant disciplines, such as economics, finance, public policy, international relations, physical sciences, etc
  • A strong research background, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research
  • Quantitative skills including econometric analyses, and/or qualitative skills for policy analysis and development of policy frameworks

Business experience

  • Minimum 2-4 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions

Main skills

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills are a necessary prerequisite
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and communicate effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to analyse information and present in a clear and accurate manner both verbal and written.
  • Ability to write formal and factual reports, identifying key issues.
  • Willingness to show initiative in order to handle unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams.

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

Compensation

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

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

“Hydrofluorocarbon gases are the single biggest technology solution with the potential to reduce global temperature rise by 0.5°C by the end of this century. Through CEEW’s experience and expertise in policies and programmes to abate HFC emissions, we aim to galvanise action towards sustainability, jobs and development, in India and internationally.”

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one integrated pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application: RA - Technology, Finance and Trade’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 15 November 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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