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Project Associate - Energy Access (Aizawl, Mizoram)

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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 livable 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 organization. Currently over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Program Overview for Energy
The objective of the WRI India energy program is to inform and guide India’s transition to cleaner energy. The program focuses on three inter-related aspects of this energy transition: enhancing energy access, scaling renewables among specific consumer categories, and achieving higher levels of energy and buildings efficiency. Our Energy for Equitable Development pillar is specifically aimed at ensuring access to affordable and clean energy so as to improve socio-economic development in rural and remote regions of India. Through strong research, ground-level implementation experience, partnerships with key stakeholders and communicating our work, we seek to achieve impact at scale.

Position Overview

WRI India is seeking a Project Associate for the Energy for Equitable Development work housed in the Energy Program in India. The Project Associate will support the vision of WRI India to improve access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy for all in the state of Mizoram. We have a multi-pronged energy strategy that looks at directing our tools, research, expertise, and partnerships in ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity.

WRI India is working with development partners who operate in remote rural areas where access to electricity is limited. We help them identify the challenges, design the roadmap to implement the solutions and help assess the impact of clean energy solutions. The interventions with the partners will feed into the scaling up efforts for reducing energy poverty and achieving development outcomes. The Project Associate will join a team of highly motivated individuals across multiple continents, including members of senior leadership, to support the energy access work.
How your day will unfold:

The Project Associate’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:
  • Monitoring the changing landscape of policies, technologies and innovations in the energy access and development space in Nagaland to guide and inform the Energy team’s strategies
  • Liaising with stakeholders: government and non-governmental organizations for setting up consultations and conducting them, implementing project activities as well as building long-term relationships
  • Play an integral role in implementing energy interventions and collecting data for expanding energy access opportunities in the livelihood, health and education sectors
  • Conducting research and effectively documenting it to inform team’s objectives of working in the state
  • Organizing workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities in Mizoram
  • Organizing site visits and working on logistics for planning the site visits – including trip planning
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the pillar Lead and Energy Program Director in India.
Qualifications and Requirements we seek:

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent work experience) in development studies/agriculture/social sciences or energy-related discipline with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Self motivated, having confidence and independence to take initiatives, with the awareness and judgement to seek help when needed
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of the energy and development space
  • Good communications skills for communicating with the team and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to engage with the team members with a strong sense of respect for the team
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations within the North East on a regular basis and on short notice
  • Ability to organize demanding schedules and logistics around travel for work
  • Fluency in English is a must, knowledge of local dialects is preferable.
Salary and Benefits: 8,00,000 INR to 9,00,000 INR CTC Per annum

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration:1 year as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements)
Location: Mumbai, India
Start date: As soon as possible
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
Digital healthcare service: Online doctor consultations for your primary healthcare needs
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.