Job Opportunity for Senior Program Associate at WRI in New Delhi

Website World Resource Institute

About the Organization

WRI is a trusted partner for change. Using research-based approaches, we work globally and in focus countries to meet people’s essential needs; to protect and restore nature; and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities. We aim to fundamentally transform the way the world produces and uses food and energy and designs its cities to create a better future for all.

Job Description

WRI India is looking for a Senior Program Associate to facilitate a impactful program on ‘Energy for Equitable Development’ to inform policy, planning, design and finance for energy efficient equipment and appliances at the national, sub-national and local levels. You will scope out the role of energy efficiency in making access to energy affordable and reliable by focusing on 2 sectors- health and livelihoods. You will conduct research and engage with partners to understand the contribution of energy efficiency in appliances, buildings and systems in weak grid/underserved regions in India in improving the reliability, affordability and quality of energy services.  You will be responsible for research, project delivery and engaging with important partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • Undertake research on energy efficient appliances in the health and livelihoods sectors using primary and secondary research.
  • Analyse international policies, programs, schemes and procurement practices on adopting energy efficient appliances, equipment and services.
  • Identify potential opportunities and barriers for integrating energy efficiency in energy access and distributed renewable energy policies, programs, schemes and projects
  • Partner engagement at global, national and state level from public sector, civil society, private sector and international agencies.
  • Convene team members to understand barriers and opportunities to integrating energy efficiency with access to clean energy in the health and livelihoods sectors.
  • Produce high-quality research products and data visualisations to inform partners and create awareness in policy makers.
  • Conduct trainings, capacity building sessions, workshops, consultations to build capacity and engage with partners
  • Stay updated on the policy landscape, sectoral developments, and industry trends about energy efficiency topics in the country and WRI’s focus geographies outside of India.
  • Data collection and analysis from diverse sources
  • Support team coordination in other tasks and as determined by the program lead.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Education: Master’s degree in engineering, technology, economics, policy, environmental science or similar fields.
  • Experience: You have 4-7 years of full-time relevant work experience including research experience in the energy efficiency sector.
  • You have some technical understanding of energy efficient products and understand the policy and regulatory landscape of energy efficiency in India.
  • You have basic knowledge of energy equipment used in the health sector and agriculture-based livelihoods.
  • Experience carrying out energy savings calculations and application of multiple cost benefit methods.
  • You have good qualitative and quantitative analyses skills, including high-level of proficiency in MS excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and other data visualisation tools.
  • You have prior experience engaging with government nodal department for energy efficiency, and engagement with private sector and civil society.
  • You have demonstrated research skills including experience in data analysis, developing methodologies for primary and secondary data collection, ethical research protocols and publishing research
  • You have experience ensuring delivery of outputs
  • You have experience presenting complex information in written and verbal formats. You can write and want to write research publications.
  • Language: You are proficient in spoken and written English. Any other language proficiency.

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