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! You can also send your resume to contactepicindia@uchicagotrust.org if you want to be part of the talent pool.

Program Associate

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Program Associate to work directly with leading practitioners in the energy and environment community, policy researchers affiliated with EPIC India and government officials involved in energy and environmental issues across India. This position will primarily support EPIC India’s Delhi Government partnership.
The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups (majorly government stakeholders) to drive large-scale impact in the energy and environment sector. 

Location: New Delhi, India Start Date: June 1, 2024

Reports to: Research Manager 

About the Trust 

The University of Chicago Trust (the Trust) is a charitable trust in India, established in 2008 by an alumnus of The University of Chicago. The objectives of the UChicago Trust are to provide opportunities for grants to support educational programs, research programs and activities for the betterment of India. 

About the Unit 

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. 

Program Description 

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago Trust in India (EPIC India at UCT) has entered into a partnership with GNCTD to encourage evidence-based policy innovation in combating air pollution in the NCT of Delhi. Since the partnership’s inception, the EPIC India team has supported the design and implementation of several air pollution abatement initiatives. 

Position Description 

EPIC India is seeking a full-time Program Associate to work directly with leading practitioners in the energy and environment community, policy researchers affiliated with EPIC India and government officials involved in energy and environmental issues across India. This position will primarily support EPIC India’s Delhi Government partnership. 

The ideal candidate possesses a mix of economics, analytical, interpersonal & communications skills and is passionate about working with cross-functional groups (majorly government stakeholders) to drive large-scale impact in the energy and environment sector.  

Responsibilities 

  • Assist the manager in overseeing the implementation of projects/research in association with our partner organizations and government stakeholders.  
  • Managing day-to-day research and implementation monitoring activities, from planning and research to implementation, monitoring quality, interviewing stakeholders etc. 
  • Regular travel to the field to support, monitor and assess the progress in fieldwork, including supervision of the field staff during surveys and quality checks (if needed).
  • Assist with data collection, cleaning, preliminary data analysis, and preparation of documents and presentations for dissemination.
  • Support the research manager and other EPIC India senior leaders in maintaining strong relationships with participating partner organizations, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with relevant officials on different aspects of the project, and facilitate data access and management between the involved parties.
  • Develop and disseminate necessary project materials and collaterals targeting a wide range of actors such as policymakers and academic researchers.
  • Any other related tasks on an as-needed basis, including (but not limited to) desk/literature survey and support in the preparation of meetings and presentations for developing new partnerships, as assigned by EPIC India’s senior leadership, or Research Manager. 

 

Qualifications 

 Education  

  • Master’s in Economics, Public Policy, Environment Policy or Science or another related field  

 Experience 

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience.

Competencies 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with partner organizations and government stakeholders. 
  • Excellent writing skills for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Good data management, cleaning, and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of data analysis software is preferred (Stata, R).
  • Demonstrated experience in energy and environment policy.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.
  • Strong communication, and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in both English and Hindi.

Working Conditions 

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in India.
This is a limited 1-year term agreement, with benefits. Renewal of the agreement is subject to performance & availability of funds.  

Location
Delhi 

Application Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
Three References(0ptional)

Last Date to Apply: May 5, 2024 

Start Date: June 1, 2024