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

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

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Designation Offered Research Analyst/Programme Associate

Reporting to Programme Lead

Location New Delhi


The CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) seeks to hire a research analyst/programme associate to join the team and drive its endeavours to unlock finance flows to clean energy. This broadly involves analysing how the interaction of risks and regulation shapes clean energy investments and devising fit-for-purpose solutions to address barriers to the flow of capital. The role requires interdisciplinary proficiency spanning clean energy and finance. The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in corporate finance and financial statement analysis. At the same time, candidates should also demonstrate prior experience of the clean energy sector. A superior understanding of issues associated with climate finance at national and international levels would be considered very favourably This role is suitable for candidates from a variety of professional backgrounds including those with banking, corporate, consulting, think-tank experience.

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 enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary CEEW team.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, the successful candidate should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to unanticipated events and developments.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • Track policy, regulatory, and market developments associated with the clean energy sector
  • Undertake rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis of market challenges using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Develop fit-for-purpose policy, regulatory, or market-related solutions to address challenges
  • Write reports/issue briefs/blogs/op-eds for the dissemination of analyses and outreach
  • Collaborate within and across teams and institutions to further CEEW-CEF’s endeavours

General responsibilities - Programme Assistance

  • Assist with programme implementation, including help with preparing presentations and policy recommendations
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as meetings, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Assist with building relationships with a wider community of industry and government stakeholders in the clean energy domain
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW-CEF’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community
  • Respond to research requests from senior researchers, discuss research needs, and prepare responses that synthesise and analyse information
  • Participate constructively in team meetings

Selection Criteria


  • The ideal candidate should be a master’s degree holder with a background in both finance and clean energy. Bachelor’s or master’s level degrees in business, economics, finance or professional certifications such as CA/CFA in combination with degrees in engineering, sustainability, energy etc. are desirable. However, candidates not fulfilling this requirement may also be considered as long as they demonstrate strong proficiency in both finance and clean energy.

Professional experience

  • Two to five years’ experience in corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, multilateral/bilateral financial institutions, or think tanks.
  • Prior experience related to the clean energy sector is desired.
  • Prior experience in or an understanding of issues associated with climate finance at national and international levels would be considered favourably.
  • Experience in large programmes with significant stakeholder management would be an added advantage

Main Skills

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in corporate finance and financial statement analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to engage with senior officials and business leaders.
  • Strong oral communication skills with an interest in public speaking.
  • Good writing skills with the ability to write opinion pieces, policy briefs, and reports


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


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 [email protected] with ‘Application: Research Analyst/ Programme Associate – CEEW-CEF’ as the subject line. We are an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us.