Electricity Policy Analyst, India

Posted on 24 January 2023
Salary: Competitive
Location: Remote working
Hours: Full time (35 hours)
Closing date: 19 February 2023
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India’s transition to clean electricity is well underway. Join our team as India embarks on its journey towards its net-zero target. This role is essential in supporting Ember’s work in informing India’s power sector policies and being a reliable voice in shaping this transition.
Ember has been working on addressing key electricity transition challenges in India for more than two years. We are now looking to amplify our impact. Be part of a dynamic team and make a difference to the world we live in.

The role

We are looking for a passionate electricity policy analyst to support our research and advocacy programme in India. You will help focus the minds of stakeholders on the policies needed to achieve a much-expanded and near-100% clean electricity system, as renewables take over from coal power in this decade.

This role is a unique opportunity to influence one of the most important policy areas of this decade in India. It builds upon Ember’s previous work in Asia tracking and commenting on electricity transition, which already had an impact in countries across Asia.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a proven record of producing compelling data-led research or analysis and have an understanding of India’s energy and climate policy landscape. Your primary focus will be India. However, it may extend to other countries in the South Asian region when called upon.

This is a remote role, working with a pan-Asian team and reports to Ember’s Senior Electricity Policy Analyst, Asia.



Key responsibilities

  • Produce compelling, data-led research, analysis and commentary for publication and internal use
  • Support Ember’s ongoing research and advocacy work in India to help accelerate its transition to clean electricity
  • Build and maintain an influential network of external stakeholders and experts to maximise impact on the wider policy debate and explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Support in addressing media queries related to India’s electricity transition

Must Have

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a research or analytical role on India’s energy transition
  • Strong understanding of India’s power sector policies and barriers slowing down India’s clean electricity transition
  • Skill for communicating the key insights from a complex subject or dataset in an accessible way
  • Experience of developing policy reports and articles independently as well as strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with policy-makers, think-tanks, journalists, companies and campaign groups
  • Passionate about reducing global greenhouse gas emissions
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently; able to multitask; set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely
  • A natural collaborator with a disposition to work generously with colleagues
  • Fluent in English and at least one Indian language

Nice to Have

  • Experience with power sector modelling
  • Understanding and vision for 1.5 degree pathway for India’s electricity sector
  • Proven experience in creating policy impact through data and research
  • Fascination with data and data visualisation

Salary & hours

  • Salary: competitive,
  • Contract: Full time (35 hours), permanent subject to a 3 month probationary period. For employees based outside of the UK, a local payroll contract is available, dependent on the country.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including

  • 25 days holiday, plus UK bank holidays (unless local statutory minimums are higher) and for each year that you're part of the team at Ember you'll receive an additional day of holiday, up to a maximum of 5 additional days
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working
  • Access to a local working space can also be arranged for employees
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Access to a counselling service
  • Funding and allocated time for your training and development
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Two paid days off to enable low carbon travel
  • Time off to donate blood
  • Season Ticket loan

Deadline for applications

The application closes at 23:59 (UK time) on 19 February 2023.

How to apply

Submit your CV and covering letter using our online application form

We encourage you to submit your application early, as we may close the vacancy before the stated deadline if a high volume of applications are received.

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Working at Ember

Ember is an independent energy & climate think tank, using data to drive down carbon emissions from electricity generation and to phase out coal. We gather, curate and analyse data on the global power system – and use our findings to improve energy and climate policy.

You’ll be joining us at a period of rapid growth, and be part of an innovative team that’s having a global impact in tackling climate change. We are also a founding member of Subak, the world’s first non-profit accelerator that scales climate impact through data, policy and behaviour change.

We are especially keen to encourage applications from people underrepresented in climate change analysis and campaigning. Climate change is a race issue, a class issue, and a gender issue. We welcome applicants with lived experiences of these issues.