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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Research Intern - Low Carbon Pathways

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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been Great Place to Work-Certified™.

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. We are proud to build careers in public policy and social impact.

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart ambitious people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organizations​
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation offered: Research Intern

Reporting to: Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Fellow

Location: New Delhi, India

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a research intern who would work directly with the Fellow, CEEW. 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 who would be excited to work on a diverse range of subjects and contribute to the dynamic research environment at CEEW.
CEEW has an interdisciplinary research culture and its value comes from adopting different methods and connecting dots across seemingly siloed policy and industry verticals. The successful applicant will assist the Fellow with robust quantitative analysis on India’s macro-economic issues, with a particular focus on econometric methods, as well as extensive writing. In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined below, s/he should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional responsibilities and respond to events and developments that cannot be anticipated easily. 

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Research

Successful candidate is expected to assist the Fellow in the following:

  • Undertake rigorous quantitative/ econometric analysis on issues related to India’s macroeconomic growth and developmental pathways
  • Collect, collate and review large amounts of data and analyse information using a variety of mathematical tools and interdisciplinary methodologies
  • Ability to organise information coherently using structured frameworks
  • Reach out to organisations (government and private) and sectoral experts to identify, understand and explain trends in macroeconomic variables
  • Track global developments related to macroeconomic issues through both primary and secondary research
  • Co-author reports, issue briefs and develop ideas for blogs and other outreach submissions based on research
  • Write short memos for research and policy audiences
  • Actively engage with industry stakeholders and government officials to communicate and create impact with research findings
  • Contribute to other teams’ research objectives to the extent that their skillset adds value to the output, on request or otherwise

Programme assistance

  • Assist with project implementation as required, including preparing presentations, factsheets and other communication material
  • Respond to research requests from the Fellow, and synthesise information is salient formats
  • Assist with programme implementation, including help with preparing presentations and policy recommendations
  • Assist with planning and executing events such as report launches, consultation workshops, round table discussions, etc.
  • Participate constructively in weekly team meetings, research discussions, etc.
  • Accompany the team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in quantitative economics methods/ economics and finance
  • Keen interest in macroeconomic issues and issues related to India’s development pathways

Business Experience

  • Previous experience in undertaking econometric analysis is desirable

Main Skills

  • Superior analytical abilities, effective oral and written communication skills are necessary prerequisites
  • Comfortable with numbers and ability to make sense out of large data sets
  • Excited by a multidisciplinary role dealing with India’s macroeconomic debate
  • Ability to manage time effectively to handle multiple requests at the same time
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively as a team member
  • Ability to analyse information and present in a clear and accurate manner, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to show initiative in order to handle unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to work in multicultural teams
  • Willingness to solve problems

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks. CEEW is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. CEEW offers a competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organisations for similar roles. 

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application – Research Intern – LCP’ as the subject line by 31 December 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.