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State Coordinator - Clean Air (Lucknow)



21 Jun 2023

10 Jul 2023



Lucknow, India

Job description

CEEW is looking for a strong leader as State Coordinator for our Lucknow office who has the ability to conduct stellar research on air quality and its management, build trusted relationships with government stakeholders and on ground local civil society organisations, and support the advancement of the research and policy engagement for air quality. S/he should also be an effective mentor and role-model for the junior members of the team with the ability to guide, train and provide direction to the team members across technical and people management aspects.

The successful applicant will assist the team in building CEEW’s engagement with government and non-government institutions. The state coordinator will also act as a focal point for coordinating inter and intra-departmental activities aimed at reducing air pollution.



  • Master's degree in Public or environmental policy/ Development/ Agriculture/ Sociology/Urban planning or Social Work or any other relevant field relevant for air quality management related research.

Work Experience

  • 10 years of relevant experience in policy engagement, and project management, preferably in the areas of air quality management
  • Deep understanding of Institutional Arrangements and Governance processes and experience in institutional capacity assessment and policy analysis
  • Demonstrable expertise and experience in building relationships with collaborators and government stakeholders
  • Experience in engaging with interdisciplinary and inter-programmatic work
  • Significant field experience of working with on-ground stakeholders, including consumers, farmers, agriculture extension organisations, communities, etc.
  • Familiarity with air quality related stakeholders and policies in Uttar Pradesh

Key skills

  • Must be proficient in Hindi and English
  • Must have strong communication skills for effective, efficient, and adaptive verbal and written communication, and active listening
  • Strong coordination and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong proficiency with various quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Experience in leading stakeholder meeting and convenings
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to varied socio-cultural, ecological, and political contexts
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write coherently and concisely emails, opinion pieces, policy briefs, and reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and confidence to engage with administrative, political, and business leaders
  • Must have strong research skills – the capability to carry out systematic literature review, familiarity with research methods is a bonus
  • Ability to dig deeper into details, while also keeping a sense of the broader objectives and big picture
  • Willingness to learn, grow and develop at personal and professional front, at a rapid pace with a steep learning curve
About the organisation

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is one of Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. The Council uses data, integrated analysis, and strategic outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. The Council addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It prides itself on the independence of its high-quality research, develops partnerships with public and private institutions, and engages with the wider public.

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