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

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  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
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Designation Offered: Research Analyst - Powering Livelihoods

Team: Energy Access

Job Location: New Delhi, India

Purpose:

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst who will assist in conducting research for CEEW’s initiative on building an ecosystem for clean energy powered livelihoods in rural India. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach.
 
The Energy Access team is one of the eight focus areas at the CEEW. Lack of access to energy is a barrier for households, communities, and enterprises in reaching their desired potential. CEEW has embarked on the initiative 'Powering Livelihoods', in association with Villgro, with an aim to catalyse a transformation of India’s rural economy with clean energy solutions. The $3 million initiative aims to provide capital, technical, and sectoral growth support to social enterprises deploying clean energy-powered livelihood appliances to help them undertake large-scale commercial deployments.
 
With the vision that within the next ten years DRE will be an integral part of all rural productive use applications, this programme seeks to ignite the transformation, few enterprises at a time. Powering Livelihoods programme will bridge the commercial valley of death by providing financial and capacity-building support to enterprises with field-tested technologies to undertake commercial deployment of their solutions. The scale of these deployments will be large enough to demonstrate commercial viability and make the key stakeholders take notice. Supporting commercial deployment will drive enterprise growth enabling them to establish their business model and demonstrate a track record of operations, building a wider pool of investible opportunities in the sector.
 
The programme aims to achieve its objectives through three key streams of activities, viz, capital support, technical assistance and sectoral growth assistance. As part of these activities, market research would be undertaken for the assessment of livelihoods appliances of the programme enterprises. We would also be engaging with sector stakeholders to understand their influence, market size, market potential and demand of these livelihoods solutions.
 
With this objective, we are looking for suitable candidate.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Keep a tab on the technological developments in the DRE for Livelihoods sector.
  • Proactively reach out to subject matter experts and conduct stakeholder consultations to improve the quality of research.
  • Be self-motivated to constantly build on her/his knowledge about the sector.
  • Conduct regular literature and methodological reviews and keep a tab on current debate/ research in national and global context.
  • Conduct data analysis on primary and secondary data to derive insights on the sector.
  • Keep a tab on the policy developments.
  • Undertake regulatory analysis for issue relevant to industrial competitiveness supporting CEEW’s research and advisory activities.
  • Generate knowledge content – blogs, policy briefs, research reports/papers at regular intervals.
  • Engage with other stakeholders, represent CEEW and attend conferences and sessions.

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with overall plan of activities under the initiative by being an integral part of the team.
  • Assist in preparing presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material.
  • Prepare national and international database of existing institutions, researchers and other important stakeholders, funding agencies, working in the domain.
  • Assist in effective outreach of research outputs, through close coordination with the communications team, engagement with wider network of stakeholders, and concerned policymakers.

Shortlisting Criteria

Education

Graduate with a Master’s degree with a specialisation in livelihoods, agriculture, research with a focus on the agricultural sector, textile sector, development economics or development studies.

Experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs

Key Skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exposure to research skills would be a plus
  • Exposure to productive use of energy is a plus
  • Understanding of relevant ministries and department and their scheme promoting livelihood and microenterprises in India
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Compensation

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