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Program Manager - Electric Mobility

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Operations
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

Program Manager - Electric Mobility
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 our generations. Through research, 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. Over 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport
At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.
Position Overview:
The Electric Mobility program at WRI India aims to accelerate transport electrification in India, to reduce urban air pollution and support the decarbonization of the sector. We work with national and state level governments, industry stakeholders and technical bodies across a range of projects spanning from research to policy formulation and on-ground implementation. With the growing impetus from the Government of India on the transition to electric vehicles, the E-Mobility team at WRI India offers an exciting and challenging work experience in which dynamic individuals will thrive and grow.
This position is for a Manager with the E-Mobility program. The role offers a mix of project management, research development and stakeholder engagement, and we are looking for an experienced professional to help lead our initiatives.
How your day will unfold:
Project Management (40%):
• Lead day-to-day management of assigned projects to ensure timely completion of project deliverables and ensure quality of work for all final deliverables
• Liaise closely with the reporting manager to shape assigned projects
• Manage project timelines and budgets, and guide the project team for successful project delivery
• Contribute to various aspects of project delivery as needed, such as government interfacing, partner management, people engagement, project documentation etc.
• Identify new opportunities and synergies with other ongoing initiatives and projects, and support colleagues across the e-mobility team as needed
• Liaise with other WRI offices and partner institutions for data exchange, information requests and project coordination

Stakeholder engagement (40%):
• Lead focused engagements with different government departments, state nodal agencies for EV policy implementation, automobile cluster associations, private enterprises/ start-ups, experts, citizen groups, academia etc, as needed.
• Build and nurture relationships with different stakeholders by constantly communicating with them about the ongoing/ potential engagements.
• Coordinate and engage specifically with social enterprises, entrepreneurs, investors that may interact and be part of an integrated system that incorporates new technologies in the electric mobility space.
• Present insights/ findings on behalf of WRI India at relevant multi-stakeholder forums
• Liaise with academic experts, industry professionals and other external stakeholders to gather primary data, seek collaborations and undertake joint projects
• Work with team members to organize events, workshops, webinars etc. and develop presentations/discussion materials, to present WRI India’s work externally
Research (20%):
• Undertake primary and/or secondary research to develop analyses and recommendations for the e-mobility ecosystem
• Conduct and support data collection, data analysis and present analysis to relevant internal and external stakeholders
• Lead secondary research to complement the interviews and consultations to identify and map the existing needs, gaps, and impact on the electric mobility ecosystem
• Write knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data-products) – independently and as part of a larger team working on specific deliverables
• Develop and articulate clear project concepts and robust project content, backed by research and data
• Keep abreast of industry trends, policy landscape and sectoral developments
Qualifications and requirements we seek:
• Master’s degree in public policy, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, or other related disciplines, with a focus on research-oriented disciplines and an excellent academic track record
• 7-10 years of work experience, with expertise in research and policy analysis
• Knowledge and experience in sustainable transport and electric mobility are a must
• Impeccable writing and verbal skills in English to coherently convey complex information to a technical and policy audience
• Should have experience in writing reports, briefs and academic papers
• Familiarity with sustainable urbanization and transportation, and electric mobility is necessary.
• Willingness to learn and gain expertise in unfamiliar subjects is necessary
• Ability to lead and undertake initiatives with minimal supervision
• Experience in managing small teams will be preferred
Salary and Benefits: INR 15,00,000 to INR 18,00,000 CTC

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Location: Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore

Duration: 1 year (Extendable based on performance and project requirements)
List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing samples
  • 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 centre 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.