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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Senior Advisor (Lucknow)

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

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 people who will challenge you and help you grow
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations
  • 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
Senior Advisor

Reporting to
Senior Programme Lead/CEO



As a Senior Advisor, you will play a crucial role in strengthening CEEW's engagement with various government entities and partners at State, and local levels. Your primary responsibility will be to develop trusted relationships with government stakeholders and decision-makers to support that CEEW's policy research, and initiatives align with the State’s priorities.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Building trusted relationships with government stakeholders
    • Forge and nurture strong relationships with senior government officials, departments, and key decision-makers at local levels.
    • Collaborate with CEEW's research teams to integrate policy recommendations into government priorities and initiatives effectively.
    • Represent CEEW in high-level meetings, conferences, and forums to represent evidence-based and sustainable policy solutions.
  • Stakeholder Engagement, Partnerships and Mentorship
    • Leverage knowledge and experience to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders who are present in the State - including other industry leaders, think tanks, academia, and civil society organisations.
    • Facilitate strategic partnerships and alliances to foster collaboration and support for CEEW's mission and initiatives.
    • Lead consultations, roundtable discussions, and knowledge-sharing events to build consensus and drive collective action on critical energy and sustainability challenges.
    • Contribute to CEEW's thought leadership initiatives by authoring articles, op-eds, and research papers on key policy and sustainability issues.
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to all members of the team and build their capability around government relations.

Shortlisting Criteria


  • A postgraduate degree in public policy, international relations, political science, environmental studies, or a related field.

Work Experience

  • 30 years of relevant experience in policy engagement, government relationship building and stakeholder management.
  • Deep understanding of institutional and governance mechanisms and processes.
  • Demonstrable expertise and experience in building relationships with collaborators and government stakeholders
  • Proven track record of successfully engaging with high-level government officials and stakeholders.
  • Experience in engaging with interdisciplinary and inter-programmatic work
  • Deep understanding of State policy landscape, particularly in the energy and environmental spheres.

Key skills

  • Must be proficient in Hindi and English
  • Must have strong communication skills for effective, efficient, and adaptive verbal and written communication, and active listening
  • Strong coordination and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in leading stakeholder meeting and convenings
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to varied socio-cultural, ecological, and political contexts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and confidence to engage with administrative, political, and business leaders
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Strong analytical acumen and the ability to synthesize complex policy issues.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and a collaborative team player.

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


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, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.


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