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Research Analyst

Renewables

Job LocationNew Delhi

Reporting toProgramme Associate

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst, a role that will be crucial in adding to the dynamic research team at CEEW, particularly for research in the areas of renewable energy finance and rooftop solar energy market and policy. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary Renewable Energy (RE) team, which has a particular focus on de-risking renewable investments.

The individual will assist the fellow researchers in undertaking robust quantitative and qualitative analysis. In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, he/she should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to events and developments that cannot be anticipated easily.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Undertake rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of market challenges and their impact on renewable investments
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Track market developments and engage with government, developers, financiers and other stakeholders
  • Actively engage with industry stakeholders and government officials to communicate and create impact with research findings
  • Conduct regular renewable energy related stakeholder meetings
  • Contribute to other teams’ research objectives to the extent that your skillset adds value to the output, on request or otherwise

Programme Assistance

  • Respond to research requests from senior researchers, discuss research needs, and prepare responses that synthesise and analyse information
  • Assist with programme implementation, including help with preparing presentations and policy recommendations
  • Assist with building a database and relationships with a wider community of experts, scholars, institutions and potential donors in the energy, environment and water domains
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as report launches, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Contribute to reports and other research products as part of the research team.
  • Participate constructively in weekly team meetings
  • Accompany the CEO and other team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Enrolled in or completed Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree with specialisation in economics/public policy/finance/power systems/actuarial science
  • Keen interest in finance, power systems, energy transition, behavioural science, rooftop solar market, and power sector.
  • Basic understanding of quantitative skills

Business experience

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions within and outside India is desirable

Main skills

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills are a necessary prerequisite
  • Comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets
  • Interest in finance, actuarial and risk science, energy finance and electricity markets
  • Ability to manage time effectively to handle multiple requests at the same time
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively as a team member
  • Ability to analyse information and present in a clear and accurate manner both verbal and written
  • Willingness to show initiative in order to handle unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams

Compensation

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