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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Associate - CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

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Designation offered: Programme Associate, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Reporting to: Programme Lead, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Location: New Delhi


The Centre for Energy Finance seeks to hire a Programme Associate to build business models and perform financial modeling to develop an internal knowledge base and deep understanding on market movements in the clean energy sectors. The Associate will be expected to take initiatives towards advancing the objectives of the Centre for Energy Finance. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigor, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary CEEW team.

The Council seeks to hire the Programme Associate to

  • Perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Undertake financial analysis to assess the value add or potential value add within the different sectors and sub-sectors. 
  • Develop business models to accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies and interventions and have an understanding of the financing mechanisms/instruments within the sector.
  • Write high quality research pieces – papers, presentations, policy briefs etc.

The successful applicant will be responsible to understand technical, business, financial and regulatory trends and should be able to successfully capture them in a quantitative and qualitative manner. All information may not be in public domain and the applicant will be expected to reach out to organisations (government and private) and sectoral experts to gauge the reasons behind a specific trend. Such analysis is then expected to be used by policy makers to frame guidelines/policies for government, investors, and industries to take important decisions. The Associate’s work is expected to feed into the final outputs of CEEW - CEF which would assist decision makers in public and private sector.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, the Associate should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to unanticipated events and developments.

Job Duties and Accountabilities:


  • Track market developments regularly through both primary and secondary research
  • Develop business and financial models for the stakeholders
  • Participate in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings and training workshops with other research groups and institutions
  • Undertake rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of market challenges and their impact on the sector understudy
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including preparing presentations, factsheets and other communication material
  • Assist administrative team for organization of relevant events (whenever needed)
  • Develop cordial & working relationship with industry stakeholders for timely access to data
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community

Shortlisting Criteria


  • The ideal candidate should be a master’s degree holder with a background in both finance and clean energy. Bachelor’s or master’s level degrees in business, economics, finance or professional certifications such as CA/CFA in combination with degrees in engineering, sustainability, energy etc. are desirable. However, candidates not fulfilling this requirement may also be considered as long as they demonstrate strong proficiency in finance.

Professional Experience

  • Two to five years’ experience in corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, multilateral/bilateral financial institutions, or think tanks.
  • Prior experience related to the clean energy sector is desired.
  • Prior experience in or an understanding of issues associated with climate finance at national and international levels would be considered favourably.
  • Experience in large programmes with significant stakeholder management would be an added advantage.

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.

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