World Resources Institute WRI
Senior Research Specialist - Energy Program
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Delhi Bengaluru Karnataka
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 28 2021

Description

About the Organization:

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

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Research Specialist will undertake and oversee a range of responsibilities as listed below -

  • Conduct and guide research on a range of energy and electricity sector issues – including interdisciplinary research at the intersection of energy, climate, economics, development, policy and renewable energy technologies

  • Lead efforts to analyze existing information and collect new data, when required, to develop joint research products for the energy program

  • Lead / support efforts to support the writing of knowledge pieces including reports and articles that reflect the work of the program

  • Actively liaise with energy sector stakeholders including relevant national and state government officials, private sector, academicians and researchers, and civil society for cross-learning and for supporting in co-creation of energy program’s strategies

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Energy Program Director in India.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (MA, MSc or equivalent) in energy studies; public policy; economics; environmental and sustainability studies; or related fields. [Ph.D., though not mandatory, is desirable]

  • 7-10 years of relevant experience with prior research experience in development sector with knowledge of the clean energy sector.

  • Evidence of research and writing in peer-reviewed journals and similar publications

  • An interest in problem-focused research with skills in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

  • Strong command of the English language for communication and strong writing skills.

  • An ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision and with attention to detail.

  • Good communications skills, willingness to engage with the team members in project discussions and a strong sense of respect for the team members.

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