Research Analyst(C&I RE Procurement)

Research Analyst(C&I RE Procurement)

Organization: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Apply By: 27 Jan 2022

Location: Jaipur(Rajasthan)

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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 a Research Analyst (C&I RE Procurement) to scale up deployment of clean energy by supporting C&I consumers with their RE procurement strategies.

Job Responsibilities

The Research Analyst (C&I RE Procurement) will be part of a focused team; with the following responsibilities:

  • Help cultivate and develop the Rajasthan chapter and steering committee of Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) with participation from C&I consumers, developers, policy makers and civil society
  • Support renewable energy procurement and energy efficiency interventions directly with C&I customers, partner organizations, utilities, regulators, subnational government representatives and coordinate with relevant national ministry staff.
  • Be directly responsible for developing knowledge products about renewable energy procurement business models, policy landscape etc. for the GPMDG  program 
  • Participate in (and where relevant, lead) research to produce knowledge products (reports / issue briefs) and other publications and reports (online and print) on trends, tools and business models in the clean energy space aimed at C&I customers.
  • Assist WRI energy team with literature reviews and qualitative or quantitative analysis.
  • Lead / Assist with project relevant blog posts and other communication documents
  • Represent WRI’s work in the clean energy domain at internal / external meetings and workshops
  • Assist in the organizing of internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Ensure timely submission of deliverables and regular reporting (as may be required) to donors
  • Ensure that projects are well managed and that we are on track to meeting expectations from stakeholders and delivering project outcomes

Education Qualifications/Required Skills & Experience

  • Appropriate Master’s degree in any energy, renewable energy, economics, engineering, law or development related discipline with exposure to the subject area of Energy/Environmental Economics.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in energy/ power sector in a business, consulting or regulatory setting
  • Demonstrated track record of excellent project management and delivering results
  • 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
  • Additional experience in energy finance, water sector, energy governance will be considered favorably
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues
  • Flexibility to travel as required

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills, supported by professional experience in the domain of electricity markets, corporate energy procurement, renewable energy purchase/procurement processes
  • Experience in structuring open access and rooftop solar transactions is a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of the electricity sector (with a focus on utilities), power sector policy development processes and governmental functioning is necessary
  • Experience with utility regulatory environment is a bonus
  • Proficiency in software programs like Python, R, Stata is an added advantage
  • Willingness to learn 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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