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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Engagement Lead (Climate Risks)

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Designation offeredEngagement Lead

Reporting toProgramme Lead

LocationNew Delhi


The Engagement Lead (Climate Risks) will be responsible for ensuring that CEEW’s Climate Risks work enjoys top-of-mind re-call with the government, industries, and industry associations. S/he will be the one-point contact to internally champion research coordination and take the essence of research outcomes to the relevant government and industry stakeholders.  Project management for signature events and for the deliverable coordination with the specified stakeholder is also a part of this role’s core purpose. Finally, as CEEW embarks on its next milestone journey and expands its presence, the role also involves shaping and driving other special initiatives for the Climate Risks team.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • Leading CEEW’s Climate Risk team’s outreach efforts with the Government – both at the Central and State level
  • Forging strong relationships with industries and industry associations to connect them with CEEW’s climate risks and adaptation work and create win-win opportunities
  • Building awareness and understanding around all of CEEW’s Climate Risks and Adaptation work and programmes
  • Drawing on existing climate risks research to ‘connect the dots’ to deliver on the ask from the government or associations; being mindful of setting feasible milestones (given the research nature of work) and earning stakeholder trust to build in realistic timelines  

Research Coordination & Communication 

  • Understanding, comprehending and synthesising from CEEW’s existing climate risks and adaptation research studies
  • Creating concise summaries and snapshots that capture the key research insights and outcomes 
  • Developing policy briefs in response to urgent government requests
  • Showcasing the research messages in a manner that is easy to understand for the identified stakeholder and aligns with their objectives and needs

Special Initiatives

  • As the organisation is expanding, there may be other new/ special initiatives that arise and shaping, leading and implementing these new initiatives would also be a key aspect of the role.  

Selection Criteria


  • Master's degree with specialisation in business administration, law, journalism, public policy or environmental policy, disaster management related field
    Should have a strong experience of stakeholder engagement, experience in government engagement would be preferred

Business experience

  • Minimum three-five years of relevant work experience in the field of policy engagement and project management, preferably in the area of disaster management, climate risks and adaptation , environmental planning, climate finance, climate policy
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private institutions

Main skills

  • Strong networking and business development skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to conduct public policy analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Good report writing skills
  • Ability to use MS Office application suite including MS Excel
  • Desirable: Experience in government engagement


  • Willingness to learn new (project management and engagement) skills
  • Ability to adapt to new environment and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Patience and perseverance for building relationships with new partners and opening doors
  • Should have the ability to strike conversations, be extrovert and have excellent people skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive deliverables 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, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications to [email protected] with 'Application: Engagement Lead (Climate Risks)’ as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so we advise interested applicants to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.