Assistant Manager – Research and Policy

Assistant Manager – Research and Policy

Organization: EPIC-India

Apply By: 07 Oct 2023

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization

Emerging economies face unique challenges as they rapidly improve living standards through sustained economic growth and expanded access to reliable and affordable energy, while reducing pollution to provide a cleaner, healthier environment.

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) launched EPIC-India in 2014 to confront this challenge through cutting-edge research and targeted engagement with local stakeholders. Housed at the University of Chicago’s Centre in Delhi, EPIC-India is employing a comprehensive strategy to affect real change through:

Job Description

EPIC-India is seeking an Assistant Manager to execute innovative ideas related to energy and environmental policy, manage small research, field teams, and play an instrumental role in developing and expanding its pipeline of applied economics research projects. This position offers the candidate an opportunity to work closely with EPIC-India affiliated researchers, collaborators, and senior management on a variety of organizational tasks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with collaborators and local research teams to drive project planning and support (including but not limited to) providing guidance on research design, field planning, data collection, data management, power calculations, and preliminary analysis.
  • Communicate (both in writing, presentations, and speaking) effectively with internal and external stakeholders to drive progress on EPIC-India’s research projects.
  • Manage and mentor nior research staff members and collaborators including interns and research associates.
  • Support their research teams and PIs in all areas of project execution, maintaining integrity of research design and generating high-quality research outputs.
  • Assist in preparation of detailed project budgets and research project work plans in coordination with operations team and PIs, ensure project activities are aligned with project budgets.
  • Assist in writing technical proposals and donor deliverables.
  • Responsible for ethical compliance for research projects.
  • Conduct background research and policy reviews on various energy and environment related topics.
  • Write materials that “translate” economic research and other EPIC-India messages into policy outreach and communications, including reports, articles, op-eds, blogs, and evaluation summaries.
  • Support the organization leadership in conceptualizing, operationalizing, and implementing new policy and research initiatives.
  • Organize meetings, events, workshops, policy dialogues with collaborating partner organizations.
  • Other tasks related to the execution of EPIC India research projects as assigned by the line manager.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in related discipline, such as public policy, environmental science etc.


  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in a role with project-based assignments, with substantial external-facing components/ experience in monitoring and evaluation projects, and at least 1 year of direct project management experience


  • Fluent in English and Hindi
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with partner organizations.
  • A sound understanding and/or demonstrated interest in energy and environment policy.
  • Strong track record of outstanding academic/ professional performance
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience managing and supervising junior staff members.
  • Superior time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas into impactful proposals/reports.
  • Strong communication and writing skills are essential.
  • High degree of ownership and ability to drive forward workstreams, independently.
  • Attention to detail and ability to execute patiently, and diligently.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.
  • Strong communication, and presentation skills



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