Work at EPIC-India

EPIC-India’s staff and researchers are passionate about driving change in India. Currently, we are hiring for several positions with varied expertise. Be part of our team!

Technical Lead (Air Pollution)

EPIC India seeks a suitable candidate as the Technical Lead (Air Pollution) for an anticipated project to support the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) in mitigating Delhi’s Air Pollution. The Technical Lead would be a vital member of the core Program Management Unit (PMU) providing technical support on identified work streams, policy support to government officials, codesigning new research ideas, and facilitating expert consultations and technical dialogues.

 

Location: Delhi Start Date: July 2021

Our Mission

India faces the dual challenge of rapidly improving living standards—through sustained economic growth & expanded access to reliable and affordable energy—while simultaneously reducing pollution for a cleaner and healthier environment. EPIC India works hand-in-hand with the government & industry partners to identify innovative ideas, pilot them on the ground, & rigorously measure outcomes.

Role

EPIC India Research & Partnership Management – The Technical Lead will work as part of the core team housed at the GNCTD and report to the Executive Director of EPIC India. The key responsibilities are:
• To provide both technical leadership as well as project management support to the Unit, liaise with key stakeholders and provide inputs to the relevant workstreams of the unit.
• To coordinate with experts on the real-time source apportionment studies of air pollutants and other key air pollution mitigation efforts initiated by the GNCTD and ensure their success by:
– Ensuring project adherence to general research design, sample selection, data
management, and general research protocols, and overall project management timelines
– Leading overall designing, supervision, and management of surveys/data collection,
including assessing field staff, facilitating contract negotiations, overseeing survey piloting.
– Conducting complex data analysis and ensuring data security transmission from data
collection firms to the research team
• To work with technical experts/scientists and help co-develop a ‘Clean Air Plan’ for Delhi.
• To represent the PMU at technical forums, policy briefings, and events
• To synthesize evidence from GNCTD project streams to identify opportunities for new and innovate applied research opportunities with direct potential to improve Delhi’s air quality.

Qualifications

• A Master’s or PhD degree in environmental science/engineering, environmental economics, public health, or public policy. Knowledge of modern impact evaluation techniques and background in econometrics, statistics, and/or survey data collection strongly preferred.
• At least 7 years of full-time professional experience (min 2 years for post doc candidates) in development consulting, think tank, research groups, or government
• Demonstrated knowledge of managing large scale air pollution mitigation projects in implementation or research settings is strongly preferred.
• An experience working with government officials in India is preferred.
• Ability to articulate scientific/technical matters to a non-expert audience.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in English and Hindi, are required.

To Apply

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. Candidates will be interviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please send your resume along with a cover letter to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com latest by 8th July 2021, highlighting “Technical Lead – Air Pollution” in the subject line.

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Research Intern

EPIC-India is looking to have a Research Intern who is enthusiastic to work in the field of developmental economics, is a keen learner, and has some experience in field research and data analysis.

Location: UChicago Center in Delhi Start Date: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

The Intern will be engaged in design, implementation and analysis of our projects and may also be required to write and present findings of the work to external partners, and therefore should have well developed interpersonal and communication skills. The Intern may also perform other duties as assigned.

The position offers the rare opportunity to work directly with senior researchers at the University of Chicago. The position will be full-time for a period of 3-6 months.

Qualifications:

Education:

Currently enrolled or recently graduated from Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, economics, statistics, environmental science, engineering or a similar field is required

Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of energy and environmental policy literature is required; work/research experience in the area is strongly preferred
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain positive relationships with field staff and internal/ external partners required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required
  • Familiar with any statistical software like R, Stata or Python would be a plus

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience and interest in the position to uchicago.epicindia@gmail.com with “Research Intern role at EPIC-India” as the subject.

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Digital Marketing Consultant

EPIC India is seeking a Digital Marketing Consultant to adopt innovations in the digital space, amplify the reach & engagement of its social media channels, and build stronger relationships with its audiences. The contract initially will be for six months.

Location: Delhi Start Date: June 2021

Our Mission

India faces the dual challenge of rapidly improving living standards—through sustained economic growth and expanded access to reliable and affordable energy—while simultaneously reducing pollution for a cleaner and healthier environment. EPIC India researchers work hand-in-hand with government and industry partners to identify innovative ideas, pilot them on the ground, and rigorously measure outcomes.

The ideal candidate can analyze data and draw insights, has organization and project management skills, and advanced social media knowledge. Being able to strike a harmony between creative and analytical abilities and being passionate about innovations in the digital marketing sphere remain two crucial skills that this candidate must have.

Responsibility

  1. Develop, test, and implement integrated digital marketing and social media strategy to augment the reach and engagement of EPIC India’s social media channels.
  2. Support creation of the monthly social media performance report – do gap analysis, spot trends, adopt best practices, adjust existing tactics and execute innovative ideas – to inform the overall strategy.
  3. Craft & execute a strategy to improve website traffic by optimizing SEO, adding new keywords, tracing google algorithms, understanding audience engagement trends, etc.
  4. Execute tests, collect and analyze data, identify trends and insights for marketing campaigns that enhance brand awareness in the digital space.
  5. Plan and support a regular schedule of email marketing activity, growing subscriber base, and testing to optimize results.
  6. Assist in the creation of a content calendar and campaign schedule for social media outreach. Detect quick wins to boost engagement on all channels. Develop competitive intelligence knowledge.

Qualifications

  1. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or any related field.
  2. At least 3-4 years’ experience managing a company website and growing its social media platform. Familiarity with SEM & SEO skills to accelerate digital engagement across platforms
  3. Portray excellent analytical skills and demonstrate fluency in converting insights into tactics. Good knowledge of google analytics, social media monitoring tool, etc
  4. Experience in running promotion campaigns across different channels. Knowledge of Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook for business, Twitter, Email marketing & LinkedIn advertising

To Apply:

EPIC India offers competitive salaries. The starting date is June 2021. Please send a CV/résumé (max. 2 pages), a cover letter (max. 400 words), and links (maximum five) to demonstrate your digital expertise to ashirbad@uchicago.edu with “Digital Marketing Consultant” in the subject line latest by 31st May 2021.

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