World Resources Institute
Project Associate - Clean Energy
Project Associate, Project leaders, Project Assistant
Jaipur Rajasthan
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 07 2021

Description

About the Organization

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.

Job Description

WRI globally, has deep experience in the energy sector and on climate change across several topic areas and is widely recognized as a leader on energy and climate issues. In India, we have a multi-pronged energy strategy that looks strategically at directing our tools, research, expertise, and partnerships to support India’s clean energy transition across varied economic activities like extraction, production, distribution, consumption and waste management ; in ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity and minimizing energy losses and thereby contributing to energy planning and policy analysis.

The Energy program at WRI India is seeking an Associate (Clean Energy) to scale up the deployment of clean energy by pursuing both discom oriented and consumer oriented strategies.

 Job Responsibilities

The Associate (Clean Energy) will be part of a focused team; with the following responsibilities:

  • Support the team with appropriate analysis (economic, regulatory etc.) of the utility sector, rate design and electricity markets for Rajasthan and other states of India

  • Develop, build and maintain databases of utility electricity supply, demand, sources, costs, tariffs, revenues etc. for Rajasthan and other states of India

  • Track tariff petitions and regulatory commission orders (tariff and non-tariffs) – especially those related to clean energy in Rajasthan and other states of India

  • Curate and manage the Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) chapter in Rajasthan drawing on commercial and industrial consumers, developers, and policy makers.

  • Track the energy scenario in Rajasthan and selected states across India

  • Analyze and monitor the implementation of national and state energy policies, regulations and laws in selected states

  • Support the team in conducting policy research and analysis of existing and emerging programs, policies and regulatory areas related to energy and electricity

  • Participate in research projects to produce policy /issue briefs, and other publications and reports (online and print)

  • Develop policy recommendations for research and projects of the energy team

  • Visit key state energy agencies, attend government, private sector, civil society and academic convenings and discussions and participate in important energy policy fora and represent WRIs research, analysis and point of view at these fora.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the senior management, including support on research and analysis.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Appropriate Master’s degree in any energy, economics, engineering or development related discipline with exposure to the subject area of Energy/Environmental Economics.

  • Five years of relevant experience in energy/ power sector in a business, consulting or regulatory setting

  • Strong commitment to and understanding of the environmental and socio-economic development movement and sustainability issues

  • Fluency in English. Ability to converse in Hindi and other regional language(s) will be an added advantage

  • Foreign nationals applying must have valid permits for work in India.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills, supported by professional experience in the domain of electricity markets, energy procurement, utility regulatory environment is necessary

  • Knowledge of the electricity sector (with a focus on utilities), power sector policy development processes and governmental functioning is necessary

  • Experience in structuring open access and rooftop solar transactions is a distinct advantage

  • Knowledge about economics concepts, tools and techniques related to electric utilities is a distinct advantage

  • Proficiency in software programs like Python, R, Stata is an added advantage

  • Hands-on experience with new tools and modelling techniques to contribute to the on-going/new research projects

  • Knowledge of international development, global energy and climate policy issues is an advantage

  • Good communications skill supported by a portfolio of articulations, e.g., writings and speaking engagements related to electricity/energy domain

  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively in conversation and writing, including professional quality writing for policy and communications products

  • Strong ability to brainstorm and think creatively about all elements of their work.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others; to demonstrate flexibility in fulfilling assignments.

Salary and Benefits: 6,50,000 to 7,50,000 CTC PA

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

How to apply



List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

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