What is WRI?
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.
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.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation with more than 1000 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.
Position Overview :
WRI India is looking to hire a Urban Economist (8 to 10 years of relevant work experience) with experience working on studies related to urban economics and / or regional development.
The ideal candidate will have considerable domain knowledge and experience in the areas of urban and regional economics, economic geography and data analytics.
The chosen candidate will work closely with WRI India’s Urban Development team, comprising a diverse range of experts in the field of urban and regional planning, GIS / remote sensing and environmental sustainability.
The primary endeavor of this team is to inform policies, plans and projects at the national, regional and local levels - to shape the urban expansion of Indian cities, by balancing the objectives of environmental sustainability with equitable economic development.
Qualifications and Requirements :
Salary and Benefits :
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration : Term hire for 1 year extendable based on performance and project requirements
Location : New Delhi, India