Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
CEEW intends to hire a Consultant (Economist cum Statistician) having specialisation and proven ability in the area of Water Resource Management with a major focus on the estimation of technical and cost efficiency in Indian agriculture. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and strategic outreach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join the interdisciplinary Risks & Adaptation team, to contribute in their work on water resources management in agriculture sector.
The Risks & Adaptation team is one of the seven focus areas at the CEEW which examines both local and global environmental risks in order to develop strategies to mitigate them. The team analyses the impacts of climate risks on health, water, agriculture and urban infrastructure, the links between clean energy and water, other human development priorities, and designs effective responses to air pollution and water resource management related challenges.
The Council’s major projects on water governance and security include the 584-page National Water Resources Framework Study for India’s 12th Five Year Plan; irrigation reform for Bihar; Swachh Bharat; supporting India’s National Water Mission; collective action for water security; mapping India’s traditional water bodies; modelling water-energy nexus; circular economy of water and wastewater; participatory irrigation management in South Asia; domestic water conflicts; modelling decision making at the basin-level; rainwater harvesting; and multi-stakeholder initiatives for urban water management.
Currently, CEEW is initiating the research work to understand the current water productivity and efficiency in Indian agriculture, the missed benefits from poor technical efficiency and associated cost of inaction. This study will further propose the mechanisms to enhance productivity of Indian agriculture and reallocate the water for the growth of the others sectors and/or maintain the required environmental flows.
The applicant will assist the fellow researchers in undertaking robust quantitative and qualitative analysis in the field of water resource management in agriculture sector.
Job Duties and Accountabilities
The consultant is expected to assist the fellow researchers in the following:
Academic qualification and professional skills
CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to demonstrate flexibility in undertaking the assignment. The consultant would be expected to extend her/his expertise beyond the scope of the work, if required, as decided mutually by the consultant and CEEW.