Opportunities at Prayas (Energy Group)

Prayas (Energy Group) or PEG is a leading energy policy research and advocacy organization based in Pune, known for its analysis based policy advocacy. We actively engage in regulatory and policy spaces in the energy sector with the objective of promoting public interest goals such as:

  • making energy available and accessible to all,
  • making governance institutions accountable to their mandates,
  • making the energy system socially and environmentally sustainable and
  • ensuring viability of the energy sector.

Our contributions and publications are highly regarded in policy, industry, academic as well as civil society circles. We engage with central and state ministries, regulatory commissions, international agencies, civil society groups and other institutions to participate in committees and other deliberations, towards achieving our objectives.

PEG works on various program themes across the energy sector such as electricity generation and supply, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy resources and development. The work in all themes involves analysis, innovation, outreach, intervention and advocacy at state and national levels.

PEG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates. We encourage an open and democratic work culture and have a cycle- friendly work-place. Prayas has a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace or any organisation-related activity.

PEG is looking for motivated individuals for the position of Research Associate to work in areas such as:

  • Understanding trends and challenges related to energy transitions
  • Policy and regulatory issues in the power and associated fuel sectors
  • Energy modelling and data
  • Energy access, quality of supply and service and trends in use
  • Discourse building on trends in state-level power sectors

To join the PEG team, you should:

  • Be a Post Graduate with good academic record and expertise in Energy Systems, Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Law, Political Science or Sociology from a reputed institution. Graduates with exceptional records may also be considered.
  • Have strong analytical skills and preferably some work experience, with research / social organization.
  • Preferably have some experience with energy modelling (energy-economy models, power system modelling etc.)
  • Be keen to work on challenging social and developmental issues with a flair for using multidisciplinary (technical, economic, social and political economy) approaches
  • Have an aptitude for numbers and multitasking
  • Have competency in MS Excel, databases, and web based software
  • Be willing to relocate to Pune subject to COVID related constraints.

If you are interested in becoming a part of such a team of socially committed professionals, please write with your resume to energy-recruitment@prayaspune.org. Please mention “Research Associate” followed by your name in the subject line. Along with your resume, please attach an answer to the following question in 500 words or less:

In the post-Covid situation, what do you think should be India’s top 5 policy priorities and why?

We had recently organized a webinar to give a broad overview of Prayas' activities and a sense of what working with us is like.The webinar includes a brief introduction on various aspects of our work in the energy policy space; experience sharing by Prayas researchers and a question and answer session. The webinar's full recording can be accessed below

 Thank you for your interest and time for going through the entire page. We will contact the shortlisted candidates.