Programme Officer for Climate Change (Mitigation) Programme | Centre for Science and Environment

Programme Officer for Climate Change (Mitigation) Programme

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.
CSE’s climate change programme is diverse and deals with mitigation and adaptation aspects of climate change. We are looking for a Programme Officer to work on the mitigation issues of climate change. It involves high quality primary and secondary research, report writing and advocacy.

Job Profile:
The candidate will work on a research and advocacy programme to strengthen the Paris Agreement in order to make it equitable and ambitious.

  • The candidate would be required to work on different components of Paris Agreement including global stocktake, market mechanism, facilitative dialogue, pre-2020 actions etc.

  • Organize international meetings involving different stakeholders to understand best practices of carbon trading globally and the challenges involved

  • Advocacy of equitable and sustainable implementation of different components of Paris Agreement

  • Regular analytical reportage of developments taking place at the climate negotiations globally

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Primary and secondary research and analysis;

  • Writing high quality reports/papers/articles;

  • Field visits;

  • Close interaction with stakeholders- policy makers, corporates, project dealers, regulators, etc.;

  • Advocacy through meetings/workshops/conferences in India and abroad;

  • Other related responsibilities as given by Supervisor/Team head.

 Competencies required:

  • Sound understanding of the politics of climate change issue held under the aegis of the UN

  • Thorough understanding of different components of Paris Agreement under the global climate regime

  • A team player having ability to work independently under given timelines

  • Publish reports/papers as author/co-author/contributor

  • Vital that the candidate is self-motivated, conscientious and with an attitude to take ownership of the program

  • Strong research and analytical skills – ability to quickly absorb wide-ranging material, analyze information and produce coherent conclusions

  • Excellent inter-personal, networking and communication skills

  • Strong writing skills and experience of technical writing.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelors or a Masters degree in Engineering or Environment Science/Law/Economics

  • Minimum of around 3-5 years of total work experience in climate change issues particularly in mitigation issues of climate change.

CSE pays a competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘PO-Climate Change(Mitigation) Programme’. Please submit your application latest by 15 Sep., 2017,
Or post it to: 

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director- Planning & Operations
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: 011-29955124/5125; Fax: 29955879

NB: Only short listed candidates will be informed

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