Job Opportunity for Researcher/ Senior Researcher- Environmental Economics at Development Alternatives in New Delhi

Website Development Alternatives

Name of the Organisation:- Development Alternatives

Position: Researcher/ Senior Researcher – Environmental Economics


  • Postgraduate in Public Policy/ Agricultural and water resource management/ Economics/ development Studies/ any other relevant subjects (specialization in Environmental Economics are preferred)/ Environmental Science
  • Sound Knowledge about Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation, mitigation, Climate Finance, Green Economy, Circular economy

Job Type: Regular

Domain:- PPD

Location: Delhi (ready to travel)

No. of Position: 1

Professional Experience: A minimum of 3-4 year / 5-8 years of working experience (Researcher/ Senior researcher) of which 1-2 years of experience should be related to climate change adaptation, ecological economics or climate finance.  Involvement in the implementation or preparation of development/ climate finance projects is preferred.  Good understanding of Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Climate Finance and sustainable development issues.  Experiences in project management is must for Senior Researcher.

Other Qualifications:

Experienced in networking with various stakeholders. Experience of working with state departments, ministries, financial institutions, carrying out valuation of ecosystem services are desiable.  Experienced in literature review, primary survey designing, primary and secondary data collection/ analysis, technical report writing and presentation.  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skill in Hindi. Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems, IT-know-how (MS-Office, Access or other database program).

Skills: Independent thinking, planning and designing research initiatives, in-depth understanding of policy environment, development and climate finance, proven editing presentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills, especially in English.

Specifically, the incumbent should have:

  • Experience of working in development sectors (preferably agriculture and water)/ Government departments, towards addressing the rural livelihood/ agricultural/ water sector issues (sustainable use of natural resources, sectoral schemes and policies, climate change adaptation and climate finance).
  • Ability to comprehend, critique, analyse and articulate.
  • Ability to guide and lead the group work, draw conclusions and present the same at national and international forums.
  • A national perspective of development work and ability to network.

Job Description:

  • Execution of climate change adaptation finance/ green economy/ green finance related projects focusing on agricultural and allied sector (including water sector).
  • Business development to build Natural Resource Management/ Green Economy/ Economic valuation of ecosystem Services/ Green finance portfolio.
  • Working closely with local/ national/ international stakeholders.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Practical, problem solver, ready to take initiative, independent researcher.
  • Excellent communication, documentation, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member.
  • Professional Attitude towards team members.

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