Council on Energy, Environment and Water
(CEEW), New Delhi
Research Analyst – Solar Agriculture
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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
●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
irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW
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offered: Research Analyst
Number of Job
openings: 2 (one is based in Delhi, and
the other is based in Jaipur)
to: Programme Associate
Team/Focus area: Energy Transitions
CEEW is looking for qualified individuals passionate
about bringing solar revolution to agricultural consumers by facilitating
adoption under the ongoing PM KUSUM scheme. This role will require the
candidates to actively engage with central ministries and concerned state
departments to provide necessary implementation and research support to develop
fit-for-purpose solutions towards accelerating the PM KUSUM roll-out by
overcoming market barriers. Having prior knowledge of various policies,
programmes and regulations associated with the PM KUSUM scheme and the Indian
agricultural system would be an added advantage. CEEW's Energy Transitions team
serves as a knowledge partner to various state nodal agencies and assists in
implementing schemes outlined in their renewable energy policies. The aim of
the project is to identify barriers and suggest institutional, financial,
technological, regulatory, and behavioural solutions to enhance the adoption of
solar agriculture in India. The candidate should have prior experience in
conducting both qualitative and quantitative research and must be able to
collaborate effectively with industry, government, and civil society
stakeholders at the state and sub-state levels.
CEEW provides an intellectually stimulating
and supportive work environment that emphasises research rigour, innovative
thinking, and strategic outreach. We are seeking a meticulous and motivated
individual who is passionate about translating research into action. In
addition to solar agriculture research, the candidate will be responsible for
providing data collection, and analytical assistance to the broader team
focused on increasing the share of renewables in the grid. We recommend that
applicants visit the Energy
Transitions team page on the CEEW
website for more details about our projects.
Job Duties and
important research findings, policy and regulatory developments in the sector
and conduct rigorous literature review.
The research analyst will be responsible for conducting thorough research into
solar agriculture. This will involve reviewing existing literature, conducting
field studies, and gathering data to gain a deeper understanding of the field.
●Analysing data: The
research analyst will be responsible for analysing data related to solar
agriculture. This will involve using statistical and technical softwares (like
python, SAM, excel etc.) and other tools to identify trends, patterns, and
correlations in the data. It will also involve
travel to project sites to collect data or conduct interviews for research.
●Actioning the research finding: The
research analysts must communicate their findings to various audiences,
including researchers, policymakers, and the public. This will involve writing
articles for academic journals, presenting at conferences, or creating
educational materials for the public, with the
help of CEEW's outreach team.
others: The research analyst will need to work closely with other researchers,
farmers, solar developers, state officials and other stakeholders in the
renewables and agriculture industry. Collaboration will be essential to ensure
that the research is relevant and valuable to those who will be implementing
solar agriculture practices.
research opportunities: The research analyst will be responsible for
identifying new research opportunities in the field of solar agriculture. This
will involve keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in solar
technology and agriculture, and identifying areas where further research is
needed to advance the field.
●Master's degree in public policy, energy engineering, electrical
engineering, mechanical engineering, energy economics or related field.
●At least 1-3 years of relevant work experience. However,
candidates with extremely strong quantitative skills with lesser experience may
also be considered.
●The candidate must
possess a robust research background, demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
●The candidate should
possess in-depth knowledge of the electricity distribution and solar sector.
●Strong ability to
organise, process, and analyse large data sets that are used and derived
through power/energy models.
●Excellent written and
oral communication skills.
●Ability to summarise
and communicate the insights/findings as reports and presentations.
expertise and interpersonal skills.
●Proficiency in MS
Excel and understanding of programming languages like Python, R, and other
software for performing quantitative analysis/simulations.
●Proficiency in Hindi
and English is a must; proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
●Experience in engaging
with different stakeholders, including central and state government officials,
DISCOM officials, and researchers.
●Willingness to work on
●Willingness to learn
new research and project management skills.
●Ability to identify
creative solutions to vexing challenges in taking policy to action.
●Ability to adapt and
deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment.
●Ability to effectively
work in a team while being able to independently drive the work with minimum
willingness to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the
broader objectives and big picture.
●Willingness to learn,
grow and develop at a personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep
●Ability to work in an
interdisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Competitive compensation – commensurate to the qualification/experience and
matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar
organisations for the proposed role.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.