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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst - Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness

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Designation OfferedResearch Analyst – Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness

Reporting to Programme Lead

Job LocationNew Delhi, India

Purpose

The Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness team aims to support India’s low carbon growth aspirations by advancing the uptake of energy and resource efficiency practices within the Manufacturing sector. Resource security plays a crucial role in economic development, as it is an important driver of a competitive manufacturing sector. Sudden supply shocks or constrictions in the supply chain make a mineral critical, especially if there are no substitutes available in specific applications. This impact is larger if these products contribute to significant value addition in the economy. We seek to hire a research analyst (experience: 0-2 years) for the project – ‘Critical Mineral (non-fuel) Resources Index of India – for effective policy decisions on mineral and manufacturing sector of India’.

This project proposes to take forward the existing ‘Critical Mineral Resource (CMR) framework,’ developed by CEEW, to a next level of policy planning. The objective is to update the framework and efficiently engage policy planners, industry, and other users from mining/mineral sector through a dynamic web-based interface.

The candidate should have an active interest on resource (mineral) use efficiency of Indian Economy and a competent understanding of extractive industries, domestic manufacturing, consumption and foreign trade, and recycling of mineral resources. The candidate will assist in modelling exercises carried out by the team towards outlining the alternative scenarios on growth and structure of the future manufacturing industry in India. Finally, the RA will also assist with analytical support in understanding various publications and studies related to the different projects being undertaken by the team.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Collecting data and preparing database on mineral resources (e.g. coal, oil and gas, iron ore, and other non-fuel minerals) from different sources
  • Undertaking basic modelling exercises to outline alternative scenarios for resource efficiency and security for India
  • Responsible for reviewing large amounts of data and analyzing the information using a variety of software tools and methodologies
  • Data collection and management from various sources. Bringing in web-scraping and intelligent data processing techniques must be an integral part of all data driven work
  • To conduct both traditional and desktop/secondary research using various external information sources
  • Assist senior colleagues in conceptualizing and developing the outline/wire-frames for the dynamic dashboard
  • To write briefs and issue notes which could be circulated among senior Government of India officials and other stakeholders
  • Travel to various sites (as required basis) to collect information, interview stakeholders in government and private sector
  • Work with research teams on specific research programmes, especially around Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness
  • Provide research content for organisation’s web pages, blogs, policy briefs etc.
  • Deliver one detailed project report and support with another project report by the end of the performance period.
  • Deliver two policy briefs or opinion pieces either individually or in collaboration with a senior member of the team.

Project/Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and advocacy material
  • Assist with the organisation of the roundtables. Prepare notes and briefs for the roundtables on energy and resources efficiency
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community
  • Responsible for necessary documenting, analysing and presenting information from programme and project reports for decision making, learning, and accountability
  • Contribute to reports and other research products as part of the research team
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist in preparing minutes
  • Accompany team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Superior academic credentials, preferably a Master’s degree with specialisation in industry-research/manufacturing systems/resource (minerals) management/international trade and economics/ or relevant streams
  • Applicants with Bachelor’s degree (engineering/economics/etc.) and equivalent experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Must be adept in advanced MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel skills. Should have the ability to analyse large datasets with ease. Ability to utilize VBA in Excel is preferred
  • Prior experience in use of analytical/statistical tools like MATLAB/ STATA/ R/ Python is preferred

Business experience

  • Years of Experience: 0 – 2

Main skills

  • Self-starters with strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills (statistics), and, qualitative research methodologies to collate and analyse information in a meaningful manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, should be able to demonstrate good report writing skills
  • High quality publications in peer reviewed journals would be an advantage

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
  • Driven to create on-ground impact, with a focused approach to achieve the same
  • 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

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

Application Process

nterested candidates are requested to share their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining your interest in the position (in one document preferably PDF) and send it to: jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application: Research Analyst – Critical Mineral Resources’ as the subject line. The last date to send the application is 30 September 2020. 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.