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Senior Program Research Associate - CEO Office

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Senior Program Research Associate – CEO Office

Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

About your role:

The selected candidate will be required to provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing administrative functions such as preparing correspondence, travel and reimbursements, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

How your day will unfold:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research on work related topics, policy and regulatory frameworks to identify essential components necessary for successful sustainable energy planning.
  • Assist in additional writing and editing of upcoming reports, tools and publications
  • Assist in content development and organization of capacity and coalition building workshops, government round tables and group discussions, in WRI or partner led events
  • Present findings of Project Research as required in written or at conferences and seminars, as necessary
  • Assist in proposal writing as necessary. Continue to provide the technical rationale to build dialogue and engage with key stakeholders, experts and advisors to the project teams
  • Propose new areas of research
  • Write communication pieces, including blog posts and policy briefs, to showcase and inform stakeholders about the research.
  • Work with other members of the initiative to identify areas of research
  • Work with the Technical Assistance manager to identify topics of interest to states and school districts and develop technical materials and capacity within the Initiative’s team General management
  • Manage multiple aspects of projects including staffing and other resources
  • Manage contractors and partner organizations
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts
  • Organize internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination activities

Qualifications and requirements we seek:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, Economics, environmental science, and public policies from recognized or any international universities.
  • 4-7 years of relevant, full-time work experience
  • Experience working on research topics related to new mobility including, but not limited to their equity or sustainability impacts, policy implications, privacy concerns, and others
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with large groups of diverse stakeholders on complex technical topics
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines.
  • Collaborative problem solver who can take initiative.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and independent thinker.

Salary and Benefits: 1100000-1300000 CTC PA
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: 1 year (Extendable based on performance and project requirements.)

Location: Mumbai

To Apply:

Only Qualified applicants should apply online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/jobs. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

List of Documents to be attached:
• Resume with cover letter
• Writing samples or reports

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.

Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the center of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits:
We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance

Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle

Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

Click here to know more about our benefits Careers | WRI INDIA (wri-india.org)

Equal employment @WRI India

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.