Researcher – Climate Insights Unit

Researcher – Climate Insights Unit

Organisation Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Reports to Director – Climate Insights
Terms of Employment Regular / Full Time
Location New Delhi, India
Closing Date of Applications May 26, 2023


About Shakti

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation works to facilitate India’s transition to a cleaner energy future by aiding the design and implementation of policies that promote solutions across clean power, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and climate policy segments. Over the last many years, Shakti has become a trusted partner of many policy makers who have requested for Shakti’s input. Shakti is funded by global and Indian philanthropies with a strong interest in preventing climate change and mitigating harmful carbon emissions.  For more information, please visit our website

About the Job

Climate Insights Unit

The Climate Insights Unit, supports the philanthropic and CSO communities with insights that can help conceive and deploy impactful initiatives to address the constantly evolving challenges of climate change and clean energy. We undertake research that can provide actionable inputs to philanthropic and CSO communities, and through these engagements to the larger set of policy stakeholders. Our efforts are focused on improving access to knowledge on emerging issues relevant to climate, clean energy, technology, sustainable development, and policy.

Position Overview

As Researcher – Climate Insights Unit, your work will focus on building comprehensive knowledge on significant policy and technology developments in the climate and clean energy domains. The research will deepen our understanding on emerging issues and identify impactful interventions that align with philanthropic and civil society efforts. You will be responsible for publishing and communicating insights such that it can inform our programmes, partners, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem.

The “Researcher – Climate Insights Unit” is a researcher and a manager, who will be responsible for the design, oversight, management, and conduct of research activities. You will be setting up standards and procedures for research efforts and also be responsible for managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders as part of the research activities.  You will also liaison between research and program staff, to inform program research efforts, identify and adopt appropriate research methodologies and review outputs.

We are looking for an individual who aspires to make a difference on the fight against climate change, one of the greatest global challenges of this generation, and to work collaboratively with stakeholder to inform actions.

Principal Accountabilities

Research and Analysis

  • Developing and managing research projects from idea to completion, conducting research studies and collecting data from primary and secondary sources, analysing data, and presenting findings and conclusions.
  • Build capabilities in areas such as climate and energy modelling to advise program work as well as donors, national and sub-national governments.
  • Host working groups on various issues, that help bring civil society, and sector experts together to collaboratively deliberate key developments.
  • Contribute to strategy discussions and identify new research requirements and areas of focus.
  • Produce regular, timely reports and issue papers in a collaborative manner, that will provide important insights to stakeholders

Communication and Engagement

  • Prepare communication materials e.g., thematic presentations and narratives for various stakeholders.
  • Host seminars and workshops to disseminate findings and discuss potential actions that stakeholders could take.
  • Develop and provide programmatic inputs to the program and communications team.

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Public Policy/ Economics/ Climate Science/ Environment/ Energy/ Engineering or related stream from a reputed university/ Institute.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience is required. Relevant research experience in the areas of Energy, Environment and Climate Change is essential.
  • Knowledge of energy policies, regulations, and programmes at international, national, state and city levels.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of external stakeholders including government officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society organisations, and national and international think tanks and research institutions.
  • Experience with a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools of research, report writing and publication.
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Climate Optimist with a ‘Can do’ spirit.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Superior teamworking and collaborating skills.
  • Drive, Commitment and Ownership for the delegated responsibilities.

Application Process

Please send the following documents to

  1. CV
  2. Statement of suitability (one page): Please provide a one-page note on why you feel you are suitable to take up this role.
  3. Detail of three references, including name, designation, organisation, e-mail and contact no.
  4. Detail of current and expected salary.
  5. Notice Period / Joining time if selected.

Kindly note: 

  • Applications received without a Statement of Suitability, details of Referees, Salary details and Joining time will not be accepted and considered.
  • Please mention “Researcher – Climate Insights Unit” in the subject line of your e-mail
  • The last date for receiving applications is May 26, 2023
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted