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

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Designation Offered Research Analyst - Powering Livelihoods

Reporting to Programme Associate

Location New Delhi

Team Energy Access

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 bridges 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 is large enough to demonstrate commercial viability and make the key stakeholders take notice. Supporting commercial deployment 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.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Keep a tab on the policy, 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 data analysis on primary and secondary data to derive insights on the sector.
  • Undertake regulatory analysis for an 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.

Evidence generation and dissemination 

  • Generate evidence from the commercial deployments, and use the evidence to unlock support for the enterprises from investors, financiers, policymakers and market enablers. 
  • Impact Assessment - Impact on the end-user: Improvement in incomes, new livelihoods created, repayment of loans, etc.; Social and environmental impact at scale-up: GHG emissions abated, potential for additional rural income, avoided food waste, etc. 
  • Data cleaning and analysis using excel/any statistical tool
  • Garnering inputs from sectoral stakeholders on the choice of indicators as part of on-ground evidence 
  • Ensuring high-quality data generation and analysis to populate impact metrics

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with the overall plan of activities under the initiative while being an integral part of the team.
  • Assist in preparing presentations, fact sheets, and other research communication material.
  • Prepare a national and international database of existing institutions, researchers and other important stakeholders, funding agencies, working in the domain.

Selection 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

CEEW offers competitive compensation commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality.

Interested candidates are requested to share their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining your interest in the position (in one document preferably PDF) and send it to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application: Research Analyst - Powering Livelihoods’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 31 December 2021. 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.