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

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  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
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  • You will get above-market remuneration​
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Designation offeredResearch Analyst / Programme Associate - Data

Reporting toProgramme Lead

LocationNew Delhi


CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst primarily for its Climate Risks programme. The Research Analyst will have to develop methodologies, re-validate existing ones and support to integrate understandings into CEEW’s climate risk assessments pertaining to climate change, extreme climate events and variability. Candidates will work closely with on hazard, vulnerability, and exposure, to develop research outputs for geographical/infrastructural resilience. Candidates will be involved in primary and secondary data collection, geo-spatial, and meta-analysis. The work might require frequent field visits and coordination with various stakeholders. Candidates with Environmental Sciences//GIS/ Climate Sciences/ Geophysics or closely related areas background are encouraged to apply for this position.

Job Duties and Accountabilities


  • Researching and mining data from structured, semi-structured and unstructured sources to develop and improve our exposure maps and products.
  • Strong mathematical foundation with focus on physics-based and numerical modelling of natural systems
  • To perform spatially and meta-analysis of climatological variables using mapping and ML-based tools
  • Developing and optimizing data collection systems using strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Knowledge and research experience in mapping tools like ARC GIS/Q-GIS is a must.
  • Identifying, analysing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets using statistical techniques
  • Support in developing climatological models and big data analytical tools.
  • Strong ability in modelling languages (e.g. R, Python), and tools like GRADS, MARS ,etc. and modern systems of scientific repeatability and engineering scalability (e.g. GitHub)
  • Develop tools and user-interfaced products based on data and analytics  on different extreme climate events
  • To support and contribute to the sectoral risk assessments
  • To participate in relevant conferences, workshops, training programmes for a comprehensive understanding of the climate risks
  • To assist the team to work on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing and project development
  • To conduct field surveys: questionnaire designing, coordinating with field staffs

Project/Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and advocacy material
  • Assist with building a database of a wider community of experts, scholars, institutions and potential donors in the environment, water and climate risks domains
  • Assist with conceptualising and developing a public outreach and youth involvement strategy for CEEW
  • Support efforts to use new media platforms for wide dissemination of CEEW’s work and, in turn, closer engagement with the wider community
  • Assist with preparing regular updates and emails for distribution
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and assist with preparing minutes
  • Accompany the CEO and other team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Selection Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree with a specialisation in Climate Science/ Environmental Science/ GIS/ Environment Technology and Atmospheric Sciences and closely related fields
  • Understanding of climate risks, disaster risk reduction, and dynamic risk assessments
  • Experience in dealing and analysing with spatial and meta-data 
  • Minimum one-two year research experience of conducting spatial and meta-analysis, climatological analysis preferably with re/insurance company and/or model through catastropihic risk modelling.
  • A fair understanding of satellite imaging and modeling tools that are used for risk assessments

Key skills 

  • Must have strong research skills
  • Willingness to conduct frequent field visits/meetings with stakeholders
  • Willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with software programmes such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and spatial analysis tool like ArcGIS, QGIS etc. is a must
  • Experience in using climate models like GRADS/ Python, MARS, MODFLOW, etc. is a plus
  • Experience in data collection preferred
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (farmers, grassroot workers, government, climatologists etc.) preferred


  • Willingness to learn new research and project management skills
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance, when time demands
  • Ability and willingness to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop a personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.

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

If you believe that institutions, infrastructures, economies and people can be insulated from the risks of changing climate and broadening participation in the climate risk assessment process (beyond just climate scientists) and reporting to the highest decision-making authorities at the national and international levels, we would like to speak to you.


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 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 may send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to [email protected] with 'Application: Research Analyst/Programme Associate – Data’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 15 June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.