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Program Manager - Geo Analytics

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Operations, Data Science
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · New Delhi, Delhi, India
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Program Manager - Geo Analytics
Who we are and what we do?
World Resources Institute (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 WRI, a global research organization. Currently over 300 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
About your role:
WRI India is seeking a Geospatial manager who will be an integral member of WRI India’s Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities GeoAnalytics team and will lead on a variety of data driven analyses across our core practice areas, leveraging data, information and technical expertise to make informed urban infrastructure choices and design. The role involves providing analytical expertise and customized visualization insights using appropriate spatial modeling tools and methods. By transforming data into actionable insights and solutions, we aim to assist our stakeholders to design solutions that enable sustainable city growth.
How your day will unfold:
Project Co-ordination
  • Co-ordinate and partner with teams across sectors to assess and understand project needs, scope requirements and lead execution ensuring timely delivery
  • Oversee and provide mentorship to the analytics team on geospatial analyses and spatial modeling across domains
Research & Analysis
  • Conduct data exploration, quantitative research and provide customized analytical solutions and insights to meet project requirements
  • Advise staff and partners on geospatial analyses and visualizations on request
Technical Support & Outreach
  • Work with project teams to assess and organize complex data assets from a variety of sources for spatial modeling
  • Develop and execute Python and Google Earth Engine scripts for data acquisition, processing, and analysis
  • Contribute to written outputs, including peer-reviewed articles, WRI working papers, and blog posts
Qualifications and Requirements we seek:
Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, Civil Engineering or other related fields
7+ years of relevant work experience in the Geospatial industry
· Proficiency in GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar
· Experience with coding, particularly Python, R, Javascript
· Experience with Google Earth Engine is a strong plus
· Experience in spatial analysis and modeling (e.g., use of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools, Model Builder, Python scripting, SQL or equivalent)
· Experience in handling publicly available GIS datasets, crowd-sourcing platforms such as Open Street Maps and remote-sensing databases
· Business modeling tools such as Tableau and PowerBI
· Good understanding of predictive modeling and forecasting techniques
· Experience with cloud computing and web development is a plus
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.
Duration: 1 year (extendable based on performance and project requirements)

Location: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore India
Start Date: At the earliest

List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter (outlining your interest and suitability for the position)
  • Resume
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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.