Tom Graff Fellow, India Low-Carbon Rural Development – EDF

Summary:  

The Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program at EDF is looking for diverse candidates to evaluate the socio-economic benefits and policy impacts of our low-carbon rural development projects in India. The fellowship is a full-time, one-year position focused on EDF’s work to facilitate large-scale implementation of low-carbon farming methods, afforestation, bio gas and efficient cookstoves projects in rural India.
 
Responsibilities:
The Tom Graff Fellow will conduct work on EDF’s low-carbon development projects that may include:
  • Analyzing datasets that will include greenhouse gas emission measurements, demographic data from farmer diaries, GPS readings from demarcation of agricultural plots, and water, fertilizer, and biogas use data
  • Using these datasets to develop socio-economic and policy indicators
  • Evaluating current incentives-based approaches for delivering environmental and socioeconomic benefits, and developing new incentive models for scaling projects
  • The fellow may attend meetings and workshops pertaining to GHG offset methodologies, food and water security, infrastructure and energy policies; and visit field sites in India, if necessary.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in economics or other social sciences, engineering, or environmental studies, with relevant economic or scientific training and experience
  • A passion for environmental protection, a commitment to rigorous analysis, creativity (and a dose of pragmatism) in the real-world application of scientific theory, and knowledge of relevant environmental policy issues
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and problem solving skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas to a general audience
  • Demonstrated interest in rural development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and geospatial analysis tools such as ArcGIS  
Deadline:
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
 
Read more about the position here.  
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