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Research Analyst

Water

Job LocationNew Delhi

Reporting toProgramme Associate

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst primarily for its water programme. The Research Analyst will have to do primary and secondary data collection, sorting and analysis. The work might require frequent field visits and coordination with various stakeholders. Candidates with water science/agriculture/water policy background are encouraged to apply for this position.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • To perform primary and secondary data collection and analysis.
  • Analyse water management intervention across India and worldwide.
  • Develop maps on based on data on different water related issues.
  • To participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for comprehensive understanding of the water sector.
  • To assist team to work on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing and project development
  • To work on hydrological models or tools such as SWAT, HECHMS, MODFLOW and ARCGIS.
  • To analyse data using tools like MS Excel, STATA, R etc.
  • To conduct field surveys: questionnaire designing, coordinating with field staffs

Project/programme assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and advocacy material.
  • Assist with building a database of a wider community of experts, scholars, institutions and potential donors in the energy, environment and water domains.
  • Assist with conceptualising and developing a public outreach and youth involvement strategy for CEEW.
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community.
  • Assist with preparing regular updates and emails for distribution.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist with preparing minutes.
  • Accompany the CEO and other team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up.

Shortlisting Criteria

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in Water Resources Management, Agriculture or related programmes.
  • Understanding of water quality and related technologies, and hydrology preferable.
  • Experience in dealing with numbers and data desirable.
  • Minimum one-year research experience of conducting desk-top research/field-based study/surveys etc.
  • A fair understanding of water policy in the Indian context.

Key skills

  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Willingness to conduct frequent field visits/meetings with stakeholder
  • Willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with software programmes such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and spatial analysis tool like ArcGIS, QGIS etc. is a must
  • Experience in using hydrological models like SWAT, HECHMS, MODFLOW, WEAP etc. is a plus
  • Experience in data collection preferre
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (farmers, grassroot workers, government etc.) preferred.

Personality

  • DWillingness to learn new research and project management skills.
  • Ability to adapt 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 demandss.
  • Ability and willingness 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.

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.

If you believe that sustainable water management could potentially improve access to safe water for all, and additionally possess a knack to get to the bottom of things to answer ‘why’s and ‘how’s, we would like to speak to you.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application: Research Analyst - Water’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 15 October 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible..

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