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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst – Clean Air

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
Research Analyst

Team/ Focus area
Clean Air

Reporting to
Programme Associate

New Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Research Analyst to expand its work in the Air Quality domain. As a Research Analyst, your role will be crucial in advancing our work in driving transformative changes through innovative research and policy solutions. Your work, as a Research analyst, will extend across various themes including air quality monitoring and measurement, understanding challenges in regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, research, data analysis and technical writing. This role requires you to stay updated about various sector-specific or cross-sectoral policy measures (like the C&D Management Rules 2016, the National Clean Air Programme etc.) for managing air quality. You should have a strong interest in these policy narratives by the government, and their implementation status at either the state or the city level to carry out policy evaluation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Programme Assistance

Air quality monitoring at the construction sites

  • To assist in CEEW’s ongoing research related to air quality management at the construction site. This includes the QA/QC and analysis of the data captured through the air quality monitors.
  • To conduct a comprehensive literature review, Identifying key research questions, collecting data and conducting data analyses using appropriate qualitative and quantitative approaches for the econometric analysis of clean construction.

Air quality data from urban centres

  • To manage the network of air quality monitors across multiple sites. Management (research and field) would include the co-location of sensors, and maintaining a database of air quality monitors.
  • This being a partner-facing role, we expect you to exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to build rapport, understand partner needs, and collaborate effectively
  • Assist or preferably independently write high-quality research reports, presentations, and fact sheets with actionable insights, informing stakeholders.

Selection Criteria


  • Master’s degree with a specialisation in environmental engineering/economics or a related field
  • Should have a research background, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research

Business Experience

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience, preferably in the Air Quality domain
  • Experience in project assistance and timely delivery of outputs
  • Experience in dealing with public and private stakeholders

Desirable skills

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research techniques, with intermediate experience in data analysis tools including any programming skill like R or Python
  • Understanding of statistical approaches for data analysis, or econometric analyses
  • Familiarity with public policy research techniques and tools is desirable
  • The ability to undertake mapping analysis using GIS (QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine), is desirable


  • Flexibility to adapt to new environments and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional setting
  • Dedication to maintaining rigour in research and ensuring high-quality work output.
  • Curiosity and a strong desire to continuously learn, evolve, and advance both personally and professionally, embracing rapid growth with a steep learning curve
  • Capability to collaborate effectively in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Eagerness to travel, coordinate with the on-site team for data collection, and engage with key stakeholders, and drivers to achieve the project goals


CEEW offers 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.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.


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