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


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.
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.
  • 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 
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.