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Consultant (Part/Full time), CPI India- CA and India

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Consultant (Part time/Full time), CPI India

Location: San Francisco, CA; India, Location flexible with occasional travel throughout India

Hours and Compensation: The position will be located in India, though exact location is flexible. We offer excellent benefits packages and competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: December 6, 2013

Start Date: January 1, 2014


Organization Overview

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an international analysis and advisory organization that examines the effectiveness of climate and energy policies. Focusing on major developed and developing country emitters, CPI evaluates policy performance and develops practical advice to help policymakers fast-track best practices. CPI works with governments, the private sector, academia, and others to ensure that our work helps countries achieve low-carbon growth.

CPI’s headquarters are in the U.S., with programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia. We typically partner with research and policy institutions in each of these locations to enhance our efforts through local resources and expertise. CPI is a small but dynamic organization, with a global reach and an entrepreneurial culture. We work hard to maintain an idea-driven, collaborative, non-hierarchical environment across all our teams.


CPI is looking for a talented and motivated individual to provide research and analytical support to its India program. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, the analyst will work with government and business to help design policy options that are practical and implementable. Analysts help design and conduct complex assignments in collaboration with other personnel in the India program and CPI programs worldwide.

The strongest candidates will demonstrate solid quantitative skills; a proven interest in climate change, clean technology research, or policy analysis; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability and desire to generate actionable insights. We place a premium on problem-structuring ability, initiative, flexibility, and professional interaction skills, and on collaborative team players.

The position will require occasional travel to meet with partners and clients in Delhi and elsewhere in India. The position may be, at a later date, converted to a full-time position.


Includes the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Interact with policymakers (e.g., MOF, MNRE, BEE) and other stakeholders (e.g., project developers, banks) at a regular basis, to communicate CPI’s research effectively, and to create policy relevant research questions.
  • Perform rigorous quantitative (e.g., empirical) evaluation of national and international climate and energy policies.
  • Design and implement complex analytical research assignments.
  • Understand and design detailed financial models.
  • Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality research products.


  • Required Master’s degree (MS/MA/MBA), preferably in one of the following: economics/finance, public policy, and engineering. Candidates with a strong finance background and/or a PhD’s degree preferred.
  • Required 5+ years of experience analyzing economics of policy choices, and/or energy and climate markets; government or multi-lateral experience valuable.
  • Required prior experience with interacting with policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • Understanding of climate and energy policies in place and under discussion in India, and other relevant countries (e.g., China, Brazil, US, etc.).
  • An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of applying sound political and strategic judgment in complex situations.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex qualitative and quantitative analyses to expert as well as non-technical audiences.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong project management skills.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and ability to interact with a diverse array of people.

How to Apply

Please submit your application including cover letter, resume, one example of recent work, and salary requirements to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

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