Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Programme Lead/ Programme Associate - Low-Carbon Economy (Carbon Markets)

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 Lead / Programme Associate

Team/ Focus area
Low Carbon Economy

Reporting to

New Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Programme Lead / Programme Associate to expand its work in the area of Carbon Markets. Our programme of work on policy analysis is driven with the broader objective to support India’s energy and climate policy through evidence based unbiased research and cutting-edge analytical approaches. The candidate should have a strong interest in various aspects of carbon markets related issues.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • To co-lead and develop CEEW’s research programme on carbon markets
  • To develop a team with expertise on various issues related to carbon markets
  • To engage with funders, government representatives, private sector representatives, and other relevant carbon market stakeholders
  • To study existing literature and build analytical understanding about emission trading schemes, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, other offset markets (voluntary and compliance), and other elements related to carbon markets
  • To develop, manage and execute research projects to strengthen and expand the existing programme of research with particular focus on carbon markets
  • To write research reports/papers and publish in high quality peer reviewed national and international journals
  • To present research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, conferences & research institutes
  • To develop research networks locally, nationally and internationally in support of research programmes
  • To keep a tab on the policy developments in India and across key countries of the world on energy and climate policy
  • To generate knowledge content – blogs, policy briefs in regular intervals
  • To travel to project sites, when required, to conduct interviews or collect data for different research projects

Selection Criteria


  • Master’s degree with specialisation in economics, public policy or related field
  • Should have a strong inclination towards research, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research
  • Familiarity with quantitative skills and high degree of comfort with quantitative and qualitative analysis

Main skills

  • Basic understanding about the carbon markets is essential
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Strong networking and business development skills

Additional desirable skills

  • Ability to conduct techno-economic analysis, cost & benefit analysis, sound knowledge of basic economic principles


  • 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 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 offers 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.

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.


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