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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst - Energy Transitions

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Designation offered
Research Analyst

Team/ Focus area
Energy Transitions

Reporting to
Programme Associate

New Delhi, India



At CEEW, we envision a decarbonised electricity sector in India that provides reliable and affordable electricity services to all. To pursue this vision, we undertake interventions that can lead to accelerated and diversified deployment of renewable energy, socially and environmentally responsible deployment of RE and facilitate a just transition away from fossil fuel-based generation. We generate evidence for change, engage with policymakers to devise and implement policies and programmes, and evaluate the impact of initiatives on the ground.

CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Research Analyst to support team’s research efforts on facilitating a responsible and inclusive growth of RE. The candidate should have expertise on three fronts – thorough understanding of the policies and regulations governing RE sectors in India, hands-on experience of conducting stakeholder consultations with policymakers (state energy departments, central ministries)/RE industries/communities, and understanding of the emerging risks around the social and environmental impact of RE technologies. The candidate will be expected to travel frequently to priority states and build relationship work with key stakeholders, particularly, government (both at central & state level) and industry.

The resource would particularly support the activities under the ‘Inclusive transition’ vertical that focuses on

  • mapping and estimating the green jobs (direct, indirect, and induced) across the entire value chain in the renewable energy sector (solar, wind, energy storage, green hydrogen etc.)
  • identifying the skills and supporting the development of necessary skill development programmes with relevant stakeholders
  • supporting a responsible deployment and expansion of renewable energy capacity by working in close coordination with various stakeholders. This would involve understanding and developing solutions for mitigating land conflicts, common resource utilisation, community participation in decision making etc.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Desirable Outcomes (first year)

  • Actively work with the team to build a narrative on responsible RE and secure a buy-in from at least one state
  • Develop and execute green jobs employment assessment for at least one energy transition sector
  • Take up at least one institutional responsibility or actively work on one institutional initiative


  • Lead the allocated project(s) under the programme end-to-end. This includes, but not limited to (i) framing the research questions, (ii) identifying the target audience (states, industry, ministry), (iii) developing the strategy, (iv) conducting literature review, (v) collecting data from primary sources, if needed, (vi) performing necessary analysis (technical and analytical), (vii) developing an outreach strategy, (viii) strategic dissemination of the research and (ix) assessing the impact created.
  • Review large amounts of data using a variety of methodologies and software tools
  • Publish research reports, papers, briefs and issue notes which could be circulated among the industry associations, state and central government officials and other stakeholders.
  • Work with senior researchers on conceptualising new research projects.
  • Travel to states, whenever necessary, to conduct meetings, community engagements and collect evidence or primary data.
  • Track the day-to-day regulatory, policy and market changes in the Indian states especially on skilling requirements in RE industry, land acquisition for RE projects.
  • Contribute actively to strategic outreach on the research outputs through engagement with a broader network of policymakers, industry and other stakeholders

Programme Assistance

  • Support the team in development of overall programme strategy and its effective implementation
  • Support in establishing, managing and promoting relationship with existing and potential partners
  • Assist the team in preparing applications for research and general donor funding



  • Strong academic credentials, preferably a Master’s degree with a specialisation in social science, economics, development economics, Public Policy or a related field.

Work experience

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Sound understanding of India’s RE sector and policy environment
  • Hand-on experience with community engagement and surveys

Key skills

  • Strong analytical abilities and familiarity with research methods in the applicable fields
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: word-processing, presentation, and data analysis
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality written content for different mediums


  • Sharp and analytical mind with a willingness to explore new research areas, learn new research and project management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment.
  • Striving for rigor in research and quality in work output.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research if, and when, needed.
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while not losing sight of the broader objectives.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop - both in personal and professional life - at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Strong drive and initiative, a self-starter


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 operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks. CEEW is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. CEEW offers a competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.


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