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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

Recruitment Specialist

Terms of Reference

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been Great Place to Work-Certified™.

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 ambitious 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 Recruitment Specialist

Reporting to Head-Human Resources

Location New Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a Recruitment Specialist, a role that will be imperative in shaping and supporting the next phase of growth at the institution and for the HR function as a whole. The role-holder must be passionate about applying behavioural insights and bring about innovation and excellence to the recruitment function. S/he must be a strategic planner and “own” the recruitment function in an end-to-end manner to successfully hire and integrate world-class talent at CEEW.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strengthen the recruitment process by introducing techniques in AI, machine-learning, analytics to widen the candidate pool, reduce the selection time and find the best-fit candidate for the role; Transition the existing recruitment process onto the Zoho platform.
  • Manage the end-to-end planning and execution of the hiring process – including manpower budgeting, headcount planning, finalising TORs, requisition process, interview stages, compensation fitment and closure of offers; Drive process efficiency with outcomes.
  • Evaluate social media and professional networking platforms that are aligned to CEEW’s talent requirements.
  • Drive the campus connect initiative at a strategic level – choice of campuses, mode of engagement, percentage of hires from campus, etc.
  • Collaborate with different stakeholders to hire for their teams and ensure a smooth experience for both the organisational stakeholders as well the candidates.
  • Be the lead point of contact for recruitment for the LG (Leadership Group); Provide periodic updates and insights.
  • Explore and drive flexibility in employment contracts to be able to attract an international talent pool – across geographies; Work with a legal firm to finalise ways and formats to enable this.
  • Drive a strong and compelling integration experience across levels – using gamification, virtual reality to share the CEEW narrative and story (Purpose, Process and People).
  • Be a leader by building a reputation as a trusted advisor, achieve recruitment targets in the stipulated time period and guiding the stakeholders involved in the recruitment process on how to engage in the most constructive way.

Selection Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (Human Resources) and relevant work experience with reputed organisations.
  • 10 years of experience in human resources.
  • Proven track record of scaling-up organisations.


  • Interest and passion about human resources in general and recruitment in particular.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Acumen in working with MS office application suite, AI, data analytics, etc.
  • Ability to manage schedules and timelines while keeping the overall mandate and outcome in mind.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to be able to build trusting relationships with colleagues, managers and stakeholders.


  • Ability to understand the big picture and translate it into concrete, achievable goals.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate across teams.
  • “Fire in the belly” attitude.
  • Mindset to work in project-mode owning schedules, timelines and quality of deliverables.
  • Striving for rigour and value creation in work outcomes.
  • Ability to think creatively and apply both practical and ‘big-idea’ innovations at work.


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 share their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining their interest in the position (in one PDF) and send it to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application – Recruitment Specialist’ as the subject line by 31 January 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.