Consultant – Power Tools, Operations,
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Bengaluru, India
18d ago

Description

Position at WRI India What is WRI?

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-

being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet : climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people.

Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include : integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives.

We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground.

Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Position Overview : Position Overview

Position Overview

The Global Operations team is seeking a consultant to help with different institutional tools currently being implemented at WRI.

These tools include Power BI, Salesforce, and other Microsoft Office 365 Suite tools including Flow and Planner. The consultant will work closely with these tools to research best practice, identify institutional uses for WRI, design and implement tool uses, and put in place monitoring and maintenance mechanisms.

Through this opportunity, the consultant will learn important transferrable skills on how to collect and utilize data and analyze and present it to inform management decisions, using platforms such as Salesforce and Power BI.

The consultant will also get the opportunity to engage in institutional policy making, learning skills in designing operational systems and processes, disseminating and communicating processes internally, and setup up long-

term mechanisms to sustain changes that are implemented, all under the ambit of change management. Because of this opportunity, the selected candidate will be introduced to non-

profit financial management and be skilled at using Salesforce and Power BI, skills that will seamlessly transfer to a variety of different industries.

The position will contribute towards the larger mission of WRI by streamlining WRI processes and systems.

Responsibilities

The Power Tools consultant will gain experience in the following :

  • Research industry best practices for use of new and existing tools available to WRI, including but not limited to Salesforce and Power BI, and data cubes
  • Create reports and methods of using tools that can be implemented across WRI’s network including WRI’s international offices
  • Identify internal process solutions to encourage use of power tools
  • Draft and implement dissemination strategies for processes and uses that have been identified
  • Develop metrics to monitor usage of Power Tools
  • Document successes and failures in implementation, dissemination, and usage to document lessons learnt and influence future use
  • Required Qualifications :

  • Degree : Master’s Degree Candidates in relevant fields such as data analytics, business or non-profit management, sustainable development, environment and economics, among others
  • Familiarity and experience with data visualization
  • Ability to synthesize and distil information
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Extremely well organized and efficient
  • Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Strong oral communications skills
  • Flexible
  • Highly responsible, self-motivated
  • Good sense of humor
  • Preferred Qualification :

  • Knowledge of Excel pivot tables and Power BI
  • Familiarity and experience with Salesforce or other CRM software
  • Proficiency with Office 365 Suite
  • Start Date : As Soon as possible

    Start Date :

    Duration : 3 Months, Full Time

    Duration :

    Location : Bangalore, Flexible

    Location : Finalized candidate will be required to submit 2 writing samples. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.

    WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background.

    Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis.

    WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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