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

Research Analyst at CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

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Designation offered Research Analyst, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Reporting to Programme Lead

Location New Delhi, India

Purpose

The Centre for Energy Finance seeks to hire a Research Analyst with interdisciplinary proficiency spanning clean energy and finance. Within finance the candidate should demonstrate proficiency in corporate finance and financial statement analysis. The Analyst will be expected to take initiatives towards advancing the objectives of the Centre for Energy Finance. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigor, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary CEEW team.

The Council seeks to hire the Research Analyst to:

  • Perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Undertake financial analysis to assess the value add or potential value add within the different sectors and sub-sectors.
  • Write high quality research pieces – papers, presentations, policy briefs etc.

The successful applicant will be responsible to understand both technical, business, financial and regulatory trends and should be able to successfully capture them in a quantitative and qualitative manner. All information may not be in public domain and the applicant will be expected to reach out to organisations (government and private) and sectoral experts to gauge the reasons behind a specific trend. Such analysis is then expected to be used by policy makers to frame guidelines/policies for government, investors, and industries to take important decisions. The Analyst’s work is expected to feed into the final outputs of CEEW - CEF which would assist decision makers in public and private sector.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, the Analyst should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to unanticipated events and developments.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Track market developments regularly through both primary and secondary research
  • Develop financial models for the stakeholders
  • Participate in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings and training workshops with other research groups and institutions
  • Undertake rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of market challenges and their impact on the sector understudy
  • Review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies

General responsibilities - Programme Assistance

  • Support senior researchers in conceptualising new projects, development of high-impact research proposals, and applications for research and general donor funding
  • Support effective outreach of research output through coordination with the outreach team, engagement with a broader network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers
  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of developments relevant to sustainable food systems
  • Support senior team members for important meetings and sessions, prepare notes, and conduct follow-ups, as required
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist with preparing minutes and chairing the weekly meetings

Selection Criteria

Education

  • The ideal candidate should be a master’s degree holder with a background in finance. Bachelor’s or master’s level degrees in business, economics, finance or professional certifications such as CA/CFA in combination with degrees in engineering, sustainability, energy etc. are desirable. 

Professional experience

  • One to two years’ experience in corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, multilateral/bilateral financial institutions, or think tanks.
  • Prior experience related to the clean energy sector is desired.
  • Experience in stakeholder management would be an added advantage.

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 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 are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.