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Programme Associate (Air Quality)

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)


29 Mar 2023

16 Apr 2023




Job description

Job Duties and Accountabilities

Early leadership responsibilities

  • To be the point person in the AQ team, to build strong trusted relationships with government stakeholders, community and civic society groups for socialisation and uptake of research findings, as part of the CABH programme
  • To be an effective youth mentor and guide for the junior members of the team
  • To be a “voice” of CEEW, actively speaking across engagements on clean air issues, in close collaboration with the Team Lead and the outreach team
  • Support team lead to prepare for important meetings and sessions, prepare notes, and conduct follow-ups, as required
  • To take “leadership by initiative” and be responsible for institutional responsibilities, as assigned from time to time

Project/programme assistance

  • To design and deliver on relevant research pieces that can strengthen air quality management in India
  • To be on top of emerging research on air quality management in India, with a particular focus on implementation of India’s National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
  • To track policy and regulatory developments that have implications for India’s air quality
  • End-to-end management of our engagement in Uttar Pradesh including responsibility allocation to team members,  internal review of content delivered by teammates and ensuring timely delivery of outputs.
  • To engage with city and state nodal agencies to understand their research requirements
  • To track activities being performed by Pollution Control Board and city administration towards air pollution mitigation
  • To develop relationship with Civil Society Groups, Resident Welfare Associations, city-based youth networks to develop a neighbourhood level understanding of air pollution challenges in cities of Uttar Pradesh
  • To assist the team to work on multi-disciplinary projects, proposal writing and project development
  • Assist with project implementation, including help with preparing presentations and policy material




  • Master’s degree with a specialisation in Environmental Science/Environmental Policy/Urban Planning
  • Familiarity with environmental and in particular air pollution and urban governance in the country


  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Prior experience of managing state-wide implementation of public sector schemes

Main skills

  • Knowledge and passion for air quality and management in India
  • Experience in navigating and establishing trusted relationships with government stakeholders and local civic groups
  • Strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Experience in leading  stakeholder meeting and convenings
About the organisation

CEEW is a leading Policy research institute and think tank based in Delhi, India.

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