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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Field Coordinator (Uttar Pradesh) – Air Quality

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Designation offered: Field coordinator (Uttar Pradesh) – Air Pollution

Reporting to: Programme Associate

Purpose

The Risks and Adaptation team seeks to hire a Field Coordinator to facilitate setting up and management of a distributed air quality sensor network in Uttar Pradesh. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and consensus building. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised professional to join the air quality focus within the Risks and Adaptation Team. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for managing the air quality sensor network and supervising a team of field assistants to ensure timely execution of deployment and site reconnaissance activities. With this network, we aim to bridge air quality data gaps in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Job Duties and Accountabilities 

Project/programme assistance

  • To manage a distributed air quality sensor network. Management would include procurement of new sensors, maintaining a database of existing sensors and identifying locations for new sensors.
  • To manage a team of field assistants.
  • To coordinate and supervise field deployment activities.
  • To monitor sensor performance and ensure that the sensors are online at all times.
  • To participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of developments relevant to air quality issues
  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and training material.
  • Support effective communication of research outputs, through close coordination with outreach team, engagement with wider network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers
  • To engage with city and state nodal agencies to understand their research requirements.
  • To assist the team to work on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing and project development.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist with preparing minutes.

Selection criteria

Education

  • Master’s degree in relevant fields, including environmental science, engineering, or business.
  • Familiarity with air pollution science preferred
  • 2-4 years of work experience with managerial responsibilities

Required skills

  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work remotely but open to making field visits with field assistants, if required.
  • Experience in dealing with diverse stakeholders (RWAs, civil society groups, government agencies, etc) preferred.
  • Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to explain research objectives and provide the big picture to uninitiated audiences given sensors would often have be installed at residences.
  • Ability to use MS Office application suite, especially MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Ability to analyse data using tools like R and Python preferred.

Personality

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

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

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 may send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application: Field Coordinator – Air Pollution’ as the subject line.  The last date to send applications is 20 January 2021. 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.