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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Associate – Green Jobs

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

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 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
Programme Associate (Green Jobs)

Team/ Focus area
Energy Transitions

Reporting to
Programme Lead

New Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Programme Associate in the Energy Transition team to support its efforts in enabling a people-centric energy transition by mainstreaming green jobs.

Since 2015, CEEW has put out estimates of the green jobs in various clean energy sectors, skill sets, skill distribution across jobs roles, and gender composition of the workforce. These insights have been a result of primary surveys with industry stakeholders. The hired resource will be responsible for timely execution and delivery of this exercise and evolve the programme in response to the emerging global conversations around sustainable livelihoods.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research, project management, and stakeholder engagement

Lead the project end-to-end by

  • Developing new methodologies for employment assessment in various clean energy sectors as needed
  • Designing and executing the survey. This includes, but not limited to, designing the survey instruments, devising a robust sampling strategy, training of the enumerators and coordination with survey agency (as needed)
  • Analysing the data obtained using advanced statistical methods to draw nuanced insights on workforce intensity, nature of employment, skills trends, and gender participation
  • Developing high-quality outputs such as briefs, notes and reports which could be circulated among the industry associations, state and central government officials and other stakeholders.
  • Identifying relevant stakeholder and securing bilateral meetings, hosting at least one public convening, etc. to disseminate research.
  • Staying updated with the current debate, market developments, and research around green jobs to design team’s strategy and identify the impact areas with senior researchers.
  • Contribute to the team’s efforts on shaping the discourse on green jobs through opinion pieces, videos, briefings to government stakeholders, and lead at least one such engagement.

Programme Assistance

  • Support the team in development of overall programme strategy and its effective implementation
  • Support in establishing, managing and promoting relationship with existing and potential partners
  • Assist the team in preparing applications for research and general donor funding

Selection Criteria


  • Strong academic credentials, preferably a Master’s degree in Social Science with specialisation in Economics, Developmental Studies, Sustainable Livelihoods, Public Policy, or related field.
  • Strong research background with an adequate understanding of research methods and quantitative techniques for data analysis
  • Sound understanding of India’s clean energy policies, industry setup, and skilling landscape.

Work experience

  • At least 4-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of research and policy engagement.
  • Prior experience of survey design, execution, analysis and writing reports is a must. Experience with private sector engagements would be an advantage.
  • Strong track record of team and project management, including timely delivery of outputs, and stakeholder management.

Key skills

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Insightful and concise writing in English
  • Ability and willingness to learn new research, project management and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum assistance and communicate effectively as a team member
  • Willingness to show initiative and lead in order to handle unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to design new intervention and execute effectively

If you are keen to contribute to shaping a green jobs-intensive growth model for India using primary evidence, we would like to speak to you.

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment, and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking various tasks.


Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by the industry or other similar organisations 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.

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