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Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations: Recruitment announcement
Position: Research Assistant (Climate Change, Urbanisation and Sustainability)
Location: New Delhi


Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit, policy think tank based in New Delhi is looking for a Research Associate/ Assistant for its Climate Change, Urbanisation and Sustainability team.

The team consists of seasoned professionals belonging to a variety of disciplines, covering multiple facets of this broad theme. The team is engaged in cutting-edge research employing General Equilibrium Models (GEM), energy systems models, waste models, etc. to tackle core energy, climate and environmental issues. It offers its research services to different government ministries for shaping their negotiation stances at multiple forums such as the G20, UNFCCC, etc.; and also provides timely insights into some of the key questions that the country is grappling with.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An MA/ MSc. (Economics / Statistics / related fields) with 0-2 years of work experience in policy research from a reputed University. In case of fresh job market entrants, preference would be given to candidates with high CGPA/ranking/marks and internship experience.
  • Prior experience of working on projects related to environment and climate mitigation, clean mobility, resilience and adaptation. Additional experience of working on large data sets would be preferred.
  • The candidate should be comfortable working on GAMS, R, Python or Stata. Expertise in Remote Sensing and GIS using an open-source software is an additional merit.
  • As collation of data from multiple sources would be required, experience in handling large unit-level government data (ASI, NSSO, Census, etc.) is required.
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel.

About the Position:

The Research Associate/Assistant will support the team with various environmental, energy, and climate change projects. S/he will also support the thematic lead in client management and other similar managerial activities as a part of this role.

The work involves a mixed bag of responsibilities but essentially compromises of the following activities:

  1. Research and Knowledge generation: The Research Associate/Assistant will work in a fast- paced environment and assist the team with various research projects. The study may involve primary or secondary research, and the candidate must be comfortable with both. The collected knowledge is expected to be documented in the form of reports/working papers/policy briefs/strategy papers/op-eds/journal articles depending on the need of the project, that the selected candidate would co-author.
  2. Stakeholder Management: Management and interaction with stakeholders are critical aspects of the job. The candidate must be comfortable with networking and interacting with stakeholders regularly.
  3. Project Management: The candidate is expected to help the team with managing the project and organising events, stakeholders’ meetings, roundtables, etc. The project management activities also include dissemination activity underlined in the project.

While the abovementioned activities outline the responsibility of the candidate, it may not be limited to the same, and additional responsibility could be assigned by the thematic lead.

Application Procedure:

To apply, kindly send your detailed CV along with a covering letter to jobs@icrier.res.in

Last Date of Application: 31st Jan 2024. However, the application call will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Due to the high volumes of application received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration. Preference would be given to candidates that can join immediately or have a short notice period. 

To know more about ICRIER: www.icrier.org