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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Consultant – Risks and Adaption, Air Quality

Terms of Reference

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. We are proud to build careers in public policy and social impact.

  • 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​

Designation offered: Consultant

Duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Engagement Lead/Programme Associate, Risks and Adaptation, Air Quality

Location:  Kanpur


The Air Quality team at CEEW aims to strengthen air quality management in India by 
1) Plugging critical data and information gaps, 
2) Building technical and enforcement capacity of institutions, and 
3) Equipping citizens with information that can transform them into agents of change.   

CEEW is working with the Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (DoEF&CC), Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) to improve air quality in the state. The team seeks to hire a dedicated researcher and a go-getter to support the team’s state level engagement. The candidate will collaborate with DoEF&CC and CEEW personnel to undertake relevant research, identify and consult stakeholders, and conduct techno-economic and feasibility assessments.  The candidate will also have to design and conduct studies to evaluate the impact of potential air quality solutions. The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with state and city administrations to ideate, co-create and implement solutions for clean air. 

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research and programme assistance

  • To understand the requirements from DoEFCC in all works related to implementation of clean air action plans in the state
  • To track and document best practices being adopted by cities across the globe to mitigate air pollution
  • To understand the existing regulations and guidelines governing management of air pollution.
  • To set up a mechanism for collecting and analysing relevant data from different departments to track Uttar Pradesh’s progress towards meeting its clean air goals. 
  • To conduct research on innovative technical solutions for air quality improvement. 
  • To assess the economic implications of deployment of identified solutions
  • To assess the barriers in deployment of identified solutions
  • To design solutions for strengthening the enforcement of existing regulations and improving coordination among various departments within the cities as well as state.
  • To provide research content for the organisation's web pages, blogs, issue briefs, etc
  • To engage with relevant stakeholders from industries, policy experts, academicians and other stakeholders 
  • To assist CEEW’s Air Quality team’s outreach efforts at the state level. This will also include conceptualisation of training modules and organisation of training workshops. 

Shortlisting Criteria

Education and experience

  • Masters’ in Mechanical/Environmental Engineering/Environmental Policy/Regulatory Governance/Development Studies
  • Prior experience of government engagement and implementation of government schemes

Main skills 

  • Strong analytic skills 
  • Project management
  • Good oral and written communication skills


  • Willingness to learn new (research and project management) skills
  • Ability to adapt to the new environment 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 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.


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

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.