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

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Designation offeredResearch Analyst (Technology & Markets)

Reporting toProgram Associate

LocationNew Delhi, India

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Research Analyst in the Renewable Energy team to support its efforts on creating the market and supporting the uptake of emerging sectors like circular economy of minerals and energy storage systems among others.

The Renewable Energy team is one of the seven focus areas at the CEEW. Our work supports India’s - and the world’s - clean energy transition. It does so through timely, research-based interventions based on extensive policy, regulatory, and market analyses. The team also assesses, through surveys, India’s renewable energy jobs potential and skills requirement, the risks facing renewable energy investments, and designing strategic market mechanisms to address the identified risks. We recommend applicants to visit renewable energy team page on CEEW website for more details about our projects.

Some of the team’s recent efforts are targeted to support the uptake of relatively under developed but important sectors like energy storage systems and management of waste from clean energy technologies. This involves identifying, understanding and addressing the barriers, building institutional capacity within the renewable energy (RE) industry, power sector and states, and making necessary policy interventions to implement the solution. We seek to hire a Research Analyst to support and expand The Council’s existing work in this field and develop some of these into a full-fledged programme.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

  • Track the day-to-day regulatory, policy and market changes in the Indian states especially on RE tenders, domestic manufacturing, RE ambitions, and waste management.
  • Track the Indian RE and storage industry for new deployments, technology updates, collaborations, mergers etc.
  • Follow the global policy, market and industrial developments around energy storage and incorporation of circular economy in clean energy sector.
  • Travel to states, whenever necessary, to conduct meetings or collect primary information.
  • Lead development and execution of surveys. This would involve questionnaire design, training of enumerators, and survey monitoring
  • Review large amounts of data using a variety of software tools and methodologies
  • Publish quality research outputs as peer-reviewed papers/reports, blogs, opinion pieces
  • To work with senior researchers on conceptualising new projects (as and when needed).

Programme Assistance

  • Assist in project implementation by contributing towards preparing detailed activity plans and timelines, resource planning, stakeholder management, and donor engagement
  • Contribute to the team’s outreach efforts including organising webinars/physical events, representing CEEW in industry events, and writing op-eds, briefs and reports.
  • Write memos, briefs and issue notes which could be circulated among senior Government officials and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Building stronger ties with government, industry and institutional partners

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Strong academic credentials, preferably a Master’s degree with specialisation in Economics, Public Policy, Geopolitics or related field
  • Sound understanding of India’s renewable energy sector and policy and regulatory environment
  • Strong analytical abilities and familiarity with research methods in the applicable fields
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in word-processing, presentation and data analysis tools

Personality

  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and communicate effectively as a team member
  • Ability to effectively work on multiple research projects at the same time
  • Willingness to show initiative and lead in order to handle unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to design new intervention and execute effectively

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

Compensation

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 jobs@ceew.in with 'Application – RA Renewables (Technology and Markets)’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 31 December 2021. Please do not contact individual researchers for any open position. 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.