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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst - Power Sector

Terms of Reference

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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 organization’s​
  • Curiosity and irreverence as well as responsibility come together at CEEW​
  • You will get best-in-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation Offered: Research Analyst – Power Sector (UP Power Programme)

Job Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Reporting to: Research Fellow

Purpose:

CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate on a full-time basis, having an understanding of the past and the future of the power sector and electricity markets, and have an active interest in ensuring long term sustainability of power sector value chain. In Uttar Pradesh, the CEEW’s power sector work is focused at building a responsive consumer base, facilitating institutional reforms in the sector, and formulating strategies to bring discoms’ revenues at par with their costs. The candidate would be expected to conduct research and analysis using both primary and secondary data, closely engage with stakeholders in the state, and support other activities planned by the organisation to fulfil the said objectives.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Conduct regular literature review and keep a tab on current debate/ research on the power sector in national and global context
  • Thorough understanding Tariff Regulations and knowledge of regulations applicable in the power sector
  • Study the techno-commercial details and governance dynamics of discoms
  • Carry out periodic analysis of the performance of the power sector in UP – on both generation, and distribution fronts
  • Knowledge in upcoming areas including EV, storage, smart grid, digitisation in power, renewable energy forecasting/scheduling, etc
  • Come up with innovative ideas to better understand, measure, monitor, and support improvements in financial performance of the discom and consumer welfare
  • Studying state wise power procurement policies and practices and identifying efficiency improvements possible, and key barriers to implementing these
  • To write briefs and issue notes which could be circulated among senior Government officials and other stakeholders
  • Work with senior researchers on conceptualising new projects (as and when needed)
  • Provide research content for organisation’s web pages, blogs, policy briefs etc

Project Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations, factsheets and other communication material
  • Prepare notes and briefs for various events (roundtable discussion, workshop, conference, etc.)
  • Accompany team members for meetings with other stakeholders and prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow ups

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in power, engineering, economics, public policy, development studies or related fields.
  • Familiarity and a high degree of comfort with statutes in the electricity sector and the functioning of various statutory bodies.

Main skills

  • Strong analytic skills including quantitative research methods and tools that are fit for purpose
  • Ability to conduct techno-economic analysis, cost & benefit analysis, sound knowledge of basic economic principles
  • Those having prior experience of working with discoms and state electricity regulatory commission will be preferred, though fresher graduates are also encouraged to apply.
  • Self-starters with analytical abilities and liaison skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively as a team member

Personality

  • Willingness to learn new research and project management skills
  • Willingness to travel outside Lucknow for meetings and field trips
  • Ability to 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 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

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.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their cover letter (explaining your professional interests and goals, your interest in this position and why you think you are the right candidate) and resume (in one pdf) to  jobs@ceew.inwith ‘Application for Research Analyst-UP Power Sector’ as the subject line by 31 January 2020. 

Please do not contact individual researchers for any open position. We are an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.