Research Associate – State & Local Action

Last date of application
 13-Nov-20 23:59 HR

Research Associate – State & Local Action
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy, New Delhi


1. POSITION VACANT: Research Associate – State & Local Action, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy, New Delhi

Incorporated in 2008, the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is an industry led, membership based Indian non-profit organisation, that drives energy efficiency markets and policies in India.

AEEE is the only organisation in India that works on creating awareness about energy efficiency as a resource. The organization aims to transform India into a global leader in energy efficiency, by reducing the country’s energy intensity. AEEE is working towards making India a globally competitive and environmentally sustainable economy and one of the most attractive markets for companies, with the best available energy-efficient technologies. The organization also provides a convening platform for Government and Industry to engage in a constructive dialogue to design and implement effective and impactful policies.

Over the years, major foundations, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies, have helped AEEE grow, as well as undertake projects in the area of energy efficiency policy advocacy and business enablement, with emphasis on knowledge products and the creation of more effective and credible platforms.

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Reporting to the Programme Lead- State & Local Action, the Research Associate- State & Local Action shall be responsible for working on State-level policy analysis with the broader objective to support energy efficiency implementation at state and local level through evidence-based, unbiased research and cutting-edge analytical approaches.

The incumbent shall be conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis and assessments through primary and secondary research. She/he would actively engage with the State Designated Agency (SDA) and with other stakeholders at the state level to advance the adoption of energy efficiency policy in states.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Drive insightful analysis on energy efficiency at State level & National Level;
(2) Interact with officials in the State Designated Agency (SDA) in all states and UTs for AEEE programmes – state energy efficiency index, data collection, workshops, meetings, etc;
(3) Track policy, legislative, and legal developments about energy conservation and energy efficiency at the state level and provide regular briefs on matters related to energy efficiency & energy conservation;
(4) Collect and manage data from various sources. Bringing in web-scraping and intelligent data processing techniques must be an integral part of all data-driven work;
(5) Conduct both primary and desktop/secondary research using various external information sources;
(6) Prepare reports on the existing schemes and programs for energy efficiency in the states;
(7) Write high-quality research pieces – papers, presentations, policy briefs, etc., and project reports;
(8) Other necessary tasks as they arise.


(1) Applicants must have a Masters degree with a specialization in Economics (preferably in energy economics), Public Policy or related field;
(2) Bachelors degree in engineering, science, data science, economics will have an added advantage.

(1) Minimum two-four years of experience in policy research, preferably in energy projects;
(2) Experience in dealing with various stakeholders, such as SDA officials, State government officials, public sector, subject matter experts;
(3) Quantitative skills and qualitative skills for policy analysis and development of policy frameworks is essential;
(4) Basic knowledge of energy efficiency and energy policies is desirable.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Ability to effectively work in a team while being able to independently drive research with minimum assistance;
(2) Efficacy of written and oral communication;
(3) Ability to adapt and deliver under tight deadlines in a professional environment;
(4) Strive for rigour in research and quality in work output;
(5) Ability to carry out activities with a collaborative spirit with the team;
(6) Should have a strong research background;
(7) Proven analytical and qualitative research abilities with excellent written and verbal;
communications, knowledge of any other regional languages is a plus;
(8) Ability to identify technical and policy issues, interpret data, develop quantitative methods, and identify/ develop creative solutions;
(9) Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, with a general understanding of data analysis techniques;
(10) Self-directed and ability to work with minimal supervision;
(11) Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.


The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history.

6. LOCATION: New Delhi



Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612



Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to urgently apply to, along with a cover letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including names and contact details of at least two referees, by or before November 13, 2020.