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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst – Climate Risks (Urban Planning)

Terms of Reference

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 offeredResearch Analyst – Climate Risks (Urban Planning)

Reporting toProgramme Lead 

LocationNew Delhi, India

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst primarily for its Climate Risks programme. The Research Analyst will have to do primary and secondary data collection, geo-spatial, and meta-analysis. The work might require frequent field visits and coordination with various stakeholders. Candidates with Environment Technology /GIS/Environmental Sciences/Climate Sciences backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • To assist in CEEW’s ongoing research on climate risk assessments by contributing to regional planning spanning compact city planning, existing developments, urban forestry and economics to aid India's landscape climate-proofing.
  • To support the spatial and temporal impact analysis of key formal and informal land uses that are sustainable landscape planning.
  • To support evaluation of building codes, development control regulations (DCR) and planning norms and identify gaps for climate-proofing of both built and natural assets and infrastructures
  • To develop research projects to strengthen and expand the research programme on sustainable landscapes spanning natural ecosystems, and infrastructure planning.
  • Assisting the analysis related to Govt agency related budgetary allocations and cost variations for infrastructure climate-proofing
  • Develop research-based insights on climate risks, with cross-cutting themes on disaster management, urban planning, mobility and resilient infrastructure planning.
  • To support and contribute to the sectoral risk assessments\
  • To perform spatially and meta-analysis of climatological variables using mapping and ML-based tools; knowledge and research experience in Urban planning tools like AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Revit.
  • Support in developing disaster resilience framework for planning and monitoring of critical infrastructures.
  • Develop multi-hazard scenarios for critical infrastructures through qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • To support and create baseline spatial and temporal data sets on infrastructure-based risk assessments.
  • To conduct field surveys: questionnaire designing, coordinating with field staffs
  • To analyse data using tools like Advance Excel, SPSS, Auto CAD, R, etc.
  • To participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of the climate risks

Project/Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and advocacy material
  • Assist with building a database of a wider community of experts, scholars, institutions and potential donors in the environment, water and climate risks domains
  • Assist with conceptualising and developing a public outreach and youth involvement strategy for CEEW
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community
  • To assist the team to work on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing and project development
  • Assist with preparing regular updates and emails for distribution
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist with preparing minutes
  • Accompany the CEO and other team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Selection Criteria

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree with a specialisation in physical planning, urban planning, remote sensing, architecture and urban and regional planning, public policy, or related field
  • Should have a strong research background, including an understanding of experimental and analytical research.
  • Familiarity with urban planning based public policy research techniques and tools (GIS, AutocAD, Revite, etc.) is a must
  • Understanding of climate risks, disaster risk reduction, and dynamic risk assessments
  • Experience in dealing and analysing with spatial and meta-data 
  • Minimum one-two year research experience of conducting urban risk resilience assessments, infrastructure planning and assessments spatial and meta analysis, climatological analysis
  • A fair understanding of sustainable landscape panning that are used for mitigating climate risks 

Personality

  • Willingness to learn new research and project management skills
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance, when time demands
  • Ability and willingness 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.

Key Skills

  • Must have strong research skills
  • Willingness to conduct frequent field visits/meetings with stakeholder
  • Willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with software programmes such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and urban planning tools like AutoCAD, Archie CAD, Advance Excel, R. is a must
  • Experience in using quantitative methods for social sciences like reliability assessments, regression analysis etc. is a plus
  • Experience in primary data collection preferred
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (farmers, grassroots workers, government, climatologists etc.) preferred

Personality

  • Willingness to learn new research and project management skills
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance, when time demands
  • Ability and willingness 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 operates in a dynamic environment, and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Compensation

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.

If you believe that institutions, infrastructures, economies and people can be insulated from the risks of changing climate and broadening participation in the climate risk assessment process (beyond just climate scientists) and reporting to the highest decision-making authorities at the national and international levels, we would like to speak to you.

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 may send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to [email protected] with 'Application: Research Analyst – Climate Risks (Urban Planning)’ as the subject line.  The last date to send applications is 15th June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.