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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst (Disaster Economics)

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Designation offeredResearch Analyst (Disaster Economics)

Reporting toProgramme Lead

LocationNew Delhi

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst primarily for its Climate Risks programme. The Research Analyst will have to develop methodologies, re-validate existing ones, and support to integrate understandings into CEEW’s climate risk assessments pertaining to climate change, extreme climate events, and variability. Candidates will work closely on hazard, vulnerability, and exposure, to develop research outputs on estimating economic loss and damage for sectors, infrastructures, and assets. The candidate will be involved in primary and secondary data collection, and undertake rigorous quantitative/ econometric analysis on a range of subjects around disaster risk reduction especially on disaster loss and damage. The successful applicant will assist the team with robust quantitative analysis, with a particular focus on econometric methods and extensive writing. In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, s/he should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to special requests from the concerned stakeholders.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Conduct in-depth research/review and analysis of issues and trends related to climate change risks, especially on disaster related loss and damage, through robust quantitative/ econometric analysis on a range of subjects, and present information from diverse sources
  • Undertake various types of econometric analysis in STATA/R/python using various primary and secondary datasets
  • Collect, collate and review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Ability to organise information coherently using structured frameworks
  • Provide technical assistance in developing background and substantive documents to inform UNDRR’s contributions to the Global Stocktake and the Global Goal on Adaptation and Santiago network on loss and damage
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills. Publications in professional or scientific journals are a plus
  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills and comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets

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 in preparing presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material
  • Assist with conceptualising and developing a public outreach and youth involvement strategy for CEEW
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for the wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community
  • 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 Resource Economics/Disaster Economics / Quantitative economics methods/ Economics and Finance and closely related fields
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience. Though candidates with extremely strong quantitative skills with lesser experience may also be considered
  • Some track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs

Main skills 

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and visualise large data sets
  • Comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets 
  • Ability to analyse information and present in a clear and accurate manner, both verbal and written 
  • Excited by a multidisciplinary role in close collaboration other teams
  • Strong analytical skills good understanding of relevant public policies and the policy reform agenda in the area of disaster management and climate change by the government

Key skills 

  • Must have strong research skills
  • Willingness to conduct frequent field visits/meetings with stakeholders
  • Willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with statistical and mathematical tools like STATA/R/SPSS/Python is a must
  • Experience in data collection preferred
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (farmers, grassroot 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 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.

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 Disaster Economics (Climate Risks)’ as the subject line. 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.