Job Title: India Initiative Energy Policy Analyst/Scientist
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Organization’s profile: NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
The New York Times calls us “One of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups.” The National Journal says we’re “A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection.”
Job Description: NRDC seeks an energy policy analyst/scientist for its India initiative to work in its San Francisco office. The position would play an active role in advancing work in India on climate change and clean energy. It involves research, investigation, and analysis of various elements of the India initiative’s work, and actively leads our energy and efficiency project areas in India. The position will include advocacy, project management, and fundraising.
The position would work on the efficiency element of the initiative’s work. The position would also provide research and analysis on the other core elements of the India initiative: increasing US-India cooperation on climate change and clean energy, implementing appliance efficiency and developing vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans for climate-change induced public health impacts and possibly exploring new activities on green jobs for rural women’s groups.
Technical or scientific graduate degree in energy field (energy, engineering, environmental policy)
Excellent research, writing and analysis skills
3-5 years of experience in energy/environmental or other advocacy work in India
Substantive knowledge of energy issues, including building energy efficiency codes, appliance efficiency, utilities, climate change, and relevant policy issues such as low carbon fuel standards
Knowledge of the Indian political system, economic structures, and socio-cultural landscape, and a network of professional contacts in India
A native speaker of Hindi with proficiency in one or more additional Indian languages is preferred
Experience with a variety of implementation tools including communications, legislative and government outreach, and partner coordination
Proven track record with fund-raising and project management
Ability to travel internationally and work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure