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Program Associate - Intergrated Transport

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Operations
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Program Associate - Intergrated Transport
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. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. 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 organisation with more than 400 experts and other staff around the world. World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges. WRI spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. In all of these locations, WRI works with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis.
WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
About your Program:
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 and grow 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.
About your role
WRI India’s work with city governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) aims to create more equitable and inclusive urban mobility systems through participatory processes. Building inclusivity into urban and transport planning and governance requires collaborations across multiple stakeholders and active citizen participation.
WRI India is looking for a Program Associate to support in interfacing with civil society organizations, community engagement and coordination across stakeholders.
How your day will unfold
You will undertake and oversee a range of responsibilities as listed below.
• Identify and map stakeholders in the urban mobility ecosystem in Bengaluru.
• Coordinate engagement with CSOs throughout the project duration.
• Facilitate engagement with local communities and citizen groups.
• Support with conducting workshops and training programs for CSOs and community representatives.
• Support the preparation of internal and external communication of the project.
• Support with secondary research on transport policies for women, implementation and funding strategies.
• Support primary data collection and analysis for the program through interviews, focus group discussions and surveys.
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Qualifications & requirements we seek:

• Post-graduation in the field of economics/ public policy/ social sciences/ gender studies.
• 2 to 4 years of work experience in the social sector or working with CSOs, local communities or citizen groups.
• Good writing and communication skills is a requirement.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) is a requirement.
• Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis is preferred.
• Can converse fluently in English and Kannada.
• Inclined towards sustainability, gender inclusion and mobility.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
• Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner, think creatively, work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure.

Salary and Benefits: 8,00,000-9,00,000 Per Annum
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: 1 years
Location: Bangalore
List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
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.