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

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Designation offered Research Analyst (New Initiatives)

Reporting toHead – New Initiatives

Location Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a role-holder to support the Head – New Initiatives. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an articulate “go-getter” who is motivated, detail-oriented and knows how to effectively engage with the highest level of stakeholders. The successful applicant will be instrumental in supporting CEEW’s strategic new initiatives. S/he must be ambitious to excel in all aspects of the role and strive to become a leader in his or her own right over time.

“If learning how the highest level of stakeholders in India and globally think and operate interests you and you are driven to help an institution scale up via high-visibility, high-impact projects, then this may be the right role for you.” 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to assist the Head – New Initiatives with the following:

Stakeholder interactions

  • Be part of the Head – New Initiatives’ engagements with high level government officials, industry captains, multilateral organisations, and other institutional stakeholders.
  • Prepare briefing notes and minutes of meetings, conduct pre- and post-engagement follow-ups, and build and nurture cordial, mutually rewarding relationships with stakeholders.

Content generation and management

  • Track political, business and technology-related developments on energy, industry, the environment, and developmental pathways of India in the context of national priorities, international governance, trade, finance and socioeconomic dimensions.

  • Write short policy-oriented memos based on CEEW’s research in consultation with sectoral teams.
  • As decided in consultation with the Head – New Initiatives, engage in deeper research projects, particularly on geopolitics, energy and climate governance, and international negotiations.


  • Manage Google-based email, calendar and notes systems, including the use of hashtags and intelligent content management. Should be proficient with MS Word and Powerpoint.

  • Assist with executing events (consultations, workshops and roundtables) initiated by the Foresight Team (usually government activities), including emailing attendees and following up, preparing event documentation, and coordinating with Outreach and other concerned teams.
  • Coordinate with internal teams from a place of thorough research, understanding of the context, and professional poise.

Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with specialisation in management, international relations 

Main Skills

  • Ability to add value in conversations, meetings and interactions
  • Be able to look “over the horizon” and anticipate challenges
  • Extremely confident and poised individual; communication skills par excellence 
  • “Fire in the belly” attitude and career ambition to take on larger leadership roles
  • Strong project management and prioritisation skills

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.


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.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with 'Application: Research Analyst - New Initiatives’ as the subject line. We review applications on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

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