Research Associate – State & Local Action

Last date of application
 05-Aug-21 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
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

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
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.

For more information about the organisation, please visit www.aeee.in/

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

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) and other state departments in all states and UTs for AEEE programmes – state energy efficiency index, data collection and analysis on energy consumption and energy efficiency, capacity building, SDA-industry stakeholder 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) Track key policies and schemes related to state climate action plans and sustainable development goals; identify potential opportunities to integrate energy efficiency in these policies and schemes;
(5) Undertake data collection and analysis from diverse sources. Bringing in web-scraping and intelligent data processing techniques must be an integral part of all data-driven work;
(6) Conduct both primary and desktop/secondary research using diverse information sources;
(7) Write high-quality research pieces– papers, presentations, policy briefs, etc., and project reports;
(8) Other necessary tasks as they arise.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES: 
Qualifications:

(1) Applicants must have Master’s degree with a specialisation in public policy, economics (preferably energy economics), or related field; with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, data science, economics.

Experience:
(1) Minimum two to four years’ experience (Research Associate) OR four to seven years’ experience (Senior Research Associate) in policy research, socio-economic research, preferably in the domain of energy or climate action;
(2) Experience in identifying technical and policy issues, analyse and interpret data, and help identify/develop creative solutions for energy efficiency in states;
(3) Experience in dealing with various stakeholders, such as SDA officials, State government officials, public sector, subject matter experts;
(4) Basic knowledge of energy efficiency and energy policies is desirable.

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Should have a strong research background with proven analytical research capabilities and excellent written and verbal communications;
(2) Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, with a general understanding of data analysis techniques; knowledge and experience in the latest data analysis tools is a plus;
(3) Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision;
(4) Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.

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

6. LOCATION: New Delhi

7. REFERENCE: RA-SRA-SLA-AEEE

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Team SAMS
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

 

9. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to urgently apply to https://recruitment.samshrm.com/JOBS/AEEE, by or before August 5, 2021.