Job Opportunity as Research Analyst at Council on Energy, Environment and Water

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Designation offered: Research Analyst – Powering Livelihoods (Gender)

Reporting to: Programme Associate

Location: Remote/New Delhi

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Analyst who will assist in conducting research for CEEW’s initiative on building an ecosystem for clean energy powered livelihoods in rural India focusing especially on women end-users. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach.

The Energy Access team is one of the eight focus areas at the CEEW. Lack of access to energy is a barrier for households, communities, and enterprises in reaching their desired potential. CEEW has embarked on the initiative ‘Powering Livelihoods’, in association with Villgro, with an aim to catalyse a transformation of India’s rural economy with clean energy solutions. The $3 million initiative aims to provide capital, technical, and sectoral growth support to social enterprises deploying clean energy-powered livelihood appliances to help them undertake large-scale commercial deployments with an explicit gender lens integration.

With the vision that within the next ten years DRE will be an integral part of all rural productive use applications, this programme seeks to ignite the transformation, few enterprises at a time. Powering Livelihoods bridges the commercial valley of death by providing financial and capacity-building support to enterprises with field-tested technologies to undertake commercial deployment of their solutions. The scale of these deployments is large enough to demonstrate commercial viability and make the key stakeholders take notice. Supporting commercial deployment drives enterprise growth enabling them to establish their business model and demonstrate a track record of operations, building a wider pool of investible opportunities in the sector.

The programme aims to achieve its objectives through three key streams of activities, viz, capital support, technical assistance and sectoral growth assistance with exclusive support for gender smart business strategies.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Research, evidence generation and engagement

  • Support the team in gender-inclusive evidence generation under the programme. The gender-inclusive evidence generation includes monitoring and assessments at both the end-user and enterprise levels. Such as impact on incomes, new livelihoods created, repayment of loans, servicing of debt, business sustainability, marketing and sales success etc.
  • Support in ideating, research and writing of knowledge products about the best practices to effectively integrate gender inclusion among energy-livelihood businesses
  • Disseminate the generated evidence in the form of presentations, memos, short reports, opinion pieces, videos, etc., with the help of CEEW’s outreach team.
  • Engage with policymakers, financiers and investors to disseminate the evidence and knowledge products and to unlock support for the sector, while integrating a gender lens in all
  • Extend support to cohort enterprises to implement gender-inclusion strategies and keep a track of their progress.
  • Keep a tab on the sectoral development, new findings, research pieces etc in the gender smart business growth sector (especially within DRE Livelihood space)
  • Data cleaning and analysis using excel/any statistical tools; ensuring high-quality data generation and analysis to populate impact metrics

Partnerships and Ecosystem Building

  • Ensure proactive communication, transparency, and manage expectations of all programme stake holders including enterprises, donors, policymakers, partners, and ecosystem stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships and engagement with new partners and key stakeholders especially state implementation agencies and policymakers to scale up the gender interventions.

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with the overall plan of activities under the initiative while being an integral part of the team.
  • Strive for impact, and ensure CEEW maintains its thought leadership on the subject

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Graduate with a Master’s degree with a specialisation in gender studies, livelihoods, rural development or research degree with a focus on gender lens investing, development economics or development studies.

Experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferably in research writing, gender lens integration/strategy and data analysis.
  • Strong track record of project assistance and timely delivery of outputs

Key Skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Exposure to productive use of energy, rural development (women beneficiaries), gender lens is a plus
  • Understanding of relevant ministries and departments and their scheme promoting livelihood and microenterprises in India is a plus

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Compensation

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application: Research Analyst – Powering Livelihoods (Gender)’ as the subject line. The last date to send applications is 15th February 2022. We review applications on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.