World Resources Institute
Program Manager- Climate Action Plan
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Mumbai Maharashtra
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 01 2021


About the Organization

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 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Job Description

The WRI India Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities is seeking to fill a full-time position to advance city climate action planning work in Maharashtra. The project entails working across three cities – Nashik, Aurangabad, and Solapur – in Maharashtra, to develop climate action plans to support their journey towards decarbonization by 2050. The selected candidate will lead the progress and implementation of the plan in terms of institutional and financial planning mechanisms. The individual will liaise with government departments, agencies, co-ordinate with local institutions and partners, and work closely with staff from WRI India and consortium partners.

WRI globally, has deep experience in the urban development sector and is widely recognized as a leader in promoting sustainable cities. Currently, WRI India is supporting various government and private agencies to promote low carbon climate resilient development in Indian cities, ensuring decarbonization that is ‘just’ and ‘inclusive’. The climate action projects that you will be involved in, in Mumbai and Maharashtra, will help further these goals.

Job Responsibilities

The selected candidate will support the Sustainable Cities program at WRI India with the following:

  • Liaise with relevant line departments/ agencies/ parastatal organizations/ CSOs/ NGOs/ local media/ local research institutes in India for various deliverables under the project

  • Coordinate with relevant government agencies to obtain required data

  • Lead, organize and conduct stakeholders’ consultations to invite inputs

  • Participate in all external and/or internal meetings and stakeholders’ consultations from time to time and provide inputs, as necessary

  • Liaise / coordinate with the partner organizations or organizations working on the ground

  • Frequently travel to the three cities as required, and for all important milestone events during the process

  • Supervise / assist the research team working to develop subnational climate action strategies and data-driven pathways

  • Prepare technical reports for the assignment including data collection, conduct surveys, compilation, analysis and develop presentations.

Education Qualification /Required Skills & Experience

  • Post-graduate in the related field of urban planning, energy, environment, climate change, sustainable development, environmental economics, etc.

  • At least 7-10 years of sectoral experience in the field of climate change

  • Demonstrated experience of working with sub-national governments in India on climate change

  • Credible knowledge of Maharashtra state policies, programs and key stakeholders

  • Knowledge of relevant low-carbon policies and climate-resilient development in India

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or contributing to interdisciplinary research projects on climate action, policy analysis, data collection and surveys, and other related work

  • Knowledge of developing a GHG inventory for other cities is a strong plus

  • Strong communication skills, ability to liaise with government and other stakeholders - to collect data, communicate findings, and seek feedback iteratively

  • Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team

  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to think creatively, work calmly and enthusiastically under pressure

  • Marathi language proficiency is a requirement.

Salary and Benefits:  15,00,000 INR to 18,00,000 INR CTC Per annum

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

How to apply

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.

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