Director-Climate Change and Energy Programme

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India’s leading public interest research institution known for its rigorous scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues, is looking for a Director to head its Climate Change and Energy unit

He/she is expected to take the lead role in overall research, advocacy and campaign for an effective, ambitious and equitable climate change agreement. In addition, he/she will lead our effort to advocate for increased share of renewable energy, particularly in the context of energy access for the poorest. 

We need a colleague with leadership skills so that you can work with colleagues and build alliances. We need a colleague who will work independently, but also collaboratively. But most importantly, we are looking for a colleague who wants to be part of the change we need in the world. We need commitment but also a high order of skills; to research, to write and to persuade. 


  • 12 to 15 years of experience in research and writing is essential;
  • Candidates with both technical and social sciences qualifications can apply. A mix of technical and policy background will be preferred. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location: New Delhi 

Application deadline: March 23, 2023

How to apply: 

To apply for the above position, please visit and choose ‘Director - Climate / Energy’. 


Or post it to:

Ms. Jagdeep Gupta
Executive Director
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi—110062
Tel: +91 (011)-29956394/6339/5124 Fax: +91(011)-29955879

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed