Job Opportunity For Programme Lead – Climate Resilience AtCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

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Job Duties and Accountabilities:


  • Support the Senior Programme Lead in the development of strategy and plan for the climate resilience programme at CEEW
  • Build a network of donors and partners and demonstrate buy-in from potential funders and stakeholders (state governments, relevant central ministries/ agencies e.g., MoEFCC, NDMA) and play a key role in the fundraising process for the climate resilience programme
  • Work with the Director, Research Coordination and Senior Researchers on specific research projects such as sector-level risk assessments under climate extremes, mainstreaming climate finance for mitigation and adaptation, climate security-related issues, cross-sectoral impacts of climate such as water, agriculture, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Work closely with state governments to develop integrated energy, environment and water policies with climate at its centre
  • Generate and pursue independent and original research ideas
  • Develop plans for research projects and outline research procedures to be followed
  • Extrapolate and verify data given by research analysts/programme associates, evaluate, organise and edit the data into comprehensive standard report forms
  • Utilise internal and external databases and other research tools to create value-added research data
  • Travel to project sites, when required, to conduct interviews or collect data for different research projects
    Project and people management:
  • Expand the climate resilience team by assisting in hiring the right set of people at a Research
  • Analyst and Programme Associate level to drive the strategy and execute the plan
  • Coordinate the work of Research Analysts and Programme Associates and guide them on different research projects
  • Ensure that project deliverables are submitted on time
  • Present results of research at national and international conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops and through personal contacts and networks
  • Assist Research Fellows and other Senior Researchers with financial reporting and budgeting for specific projects
  • Perform other duties occasionally, which are not included above but which would be consistent with the role
  • Assist Research Fellows and other Senior Researchers in developing related projects for strengthening and expanding the existing programme of research, presenting research to key constituencies, advisory bodies, conferences & research institutes
    Selection Criteria


  • Ph.D. or Masters in Climate Sciences, Climate change, Climate studies, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies or any related field
    Work experience:
  • 5-10 years of experience in the climate change domain, especially in climate change adaptation
  • Prior experience of working on projects focussing on building climate resilience and implementing adaptation strategies, climate impacts on agriculture, water management and food security, and conducting sectoral climate risk assessments.
  • Proven track record of publications in high-impact journals.
    Key skills:
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent grasp of the English language and written and oral communication skills.
  • Competent in using statistical and RS/GIS tools. Knowledge of languages such as R/Python will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated abilities to manage multiple priorities, projects and internal/external resources in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Striving for rigour in research and quality in work output.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment and being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance.
  • The candidate should be willing to travel.
  • If you are passionate about leveraging data for creating decision-making toolkits that help in effective policy-making, we would like to speak to you. If you can help turn climate datasets into insightful analytics while also upskilling yourself in public policy space, 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.

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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