Senior Research Specialist- Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture - Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration
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.
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.
Position Overview :
WRI India’s Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration program aims to inform India’s transition towards sustainable food and land use systems.
The focus of the work is to develop strategies around protecting, maintaining and restoring forest and agricultural landscapes to secure livelihoods of 700 million people directly dependent on forests and agriculture and strengthen India’s environmental well-being.
In this context, WRI India is working with Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) platform in India to develop strategies to enable a transition of Indian agriculture towards more sustainable and regenerative practices at the landscape level in three states.
WRI India is seeking an exceptional candidate for the work to be undertaken in one district in Maharashtra, which it is leading.
WRI India adapted the Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) developed by IUCN and WRI for the Indian context by applying it in Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh.
This position supports adapting the framework for Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra as a critical Nature-based Solution (NbS).
The position is most suited to an individual who has an interdisciplinary research background in agriculture, forestry, and ecology.
The position holder must be willing to travel within the country, including in remote areas with difficult terrain.
Scope of Work / Responsibilities :
The Senior research analyst will undertake series of activities listed below :
Project Management (15%)
Training and Capacity Building (20%)
Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis is a requirement.
Potential Salary : 15,00,000 INR CTC Per annum
Salary and Benefits :
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration : Term Hire for 2 years
Location : Delhi, India
Start date : At the earliest