Job Opportunity For Programme Associate – Energy Transitions At CEEW At New Delhi

Website CEEW - Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Job duties and accountabilities

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Mentor research assistants on designing, collecting and analyzing quantitative data on the socio-economic impacts of the energy transition in the context of India (experience in qualitative research is a bonus).
  • Mentor research assistants on analysing existing government datasets like the PLFS.
  • Conceptualise and take ownership of research relevant for a just energy transition.
  • Travel to project sites across multiple states for both primary research and state government engagement- ability and willingness to travel is desired.
  • Co/lead on specific projects and overall plan of activities in CEEW’s just transition workstream.
  • Regularly track important developments nationally and internationally (policy and technical) in the sector through rigorous literature review and share summaries with team members to promote mutual learning.
  • Lead on writing high-quality research reports and co/lead on research dissemination activities such as seminars, roundtable discussions, webinars with support from the team.
  • Proactively building knowledge leadership by working towards – blogs, reports, op-eds, and policy briefs in regular intervals.
  • Prepare presentations, fact sheets, briefing notes and other research communication material.
    Other responsibilities:
  • Mentor research assistants and interns to build them as public policy professionals over and above excellence in research methods.
  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, and training programs as necessary to communicate research findings and gain insights on new research in focus areas.
  • Assist in building strategic partnerships and collaborations with peer organizations and government departments for ensuring continued learning, growth, and impact at scale.
    Selection Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • A postgraduate degree in economics, development economics, energy economics, political science, governance, public policy, sociology or related disciplines is a prerequisite.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering combined with a postgraduate in any of the aforementioned disciplines is acceptable.
    Work experience and requirements:
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in designing quantitative research (for instance through monitoring and evaluation of any social/ public policy) and working with government datasets.
  • (experience in qualitative research is a bonus).
  • Deep knowledge of India’s governance structures, capacity building mechanisms, political economy of livelihood generation, community engagement.
  • A good foundation in socio-economic concepts, macroeconomics, fiscal reviews and the coal economy in India and globally is a bonus.
  • Extensive experience in conducting high quality field work for primary data collection.
  • Excellent and proven abilities for stakeholder engagement including government officials and donors.
  • Prior experience in designing projects independently, managing teams and timely delivery of outputs.
  • Proficiency in using advance statistical data tools like R, Python, STATA.
  • Proficiency in using MS Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
  • Strong writing, networking and communication skills.
    Key skills:
  • Sharp and analytical mind with a willingness to co-create new research areas, learn new research and project management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment.
  • Striving for rigor in research and quality in work output.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research if, and when, needed.
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while not losing sight of the broader objectives.
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop – both in personal and professional life – at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to travel.
  • If you possess a deep passion for high quality impactful research to improve people’s lives and livelihoods, we would like to speak to you.
  • If you can conceptualise, lead and communicate research clearly with different stakeholders, then we would definitely consider hiring you! If you can combine these two aforementioned qualities with a collaborative spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude in a fast-developing external environment of energy transitions, you are probably the candidate we are looking for.

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.


  • 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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