World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute 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.
Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport
At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn and grow as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.
The Person We Are Looking For
WRI is seeking a creative and multi-talented candidate for the position of Manager Urban Water to work closely on various projects and research assignments that the Urban Water practice of WRI India is / will be involved in.
Reporting to the Director - Urban Water, you will lead projects and research work that will solve critical urban water challenges in India such as improving citywide inclusive and resilient access to WASH service provisioning, water sensitive urban development, rejuvenation of urban blue-green spaces, urban water resilience, onsite implementation of Nature-based Solutions / Blue-Green Infrastructure / WASH projects etc.
The projects will include working with governments, professionals, private sector, civic groups and other stakeholders on solving the problems in a city and can be scaled-up in other contexts.
You will consider issues of sustainable development, around socio-economic and environmental well-being of the people as basic approach to solve the problems.
Position Overview :
The candidate should be passionate about solving urban water challenges and self-driven towards influencing positive changes in the real world.
The candidate will be involved in leading the work on assigned projects related to WASH service provisioning, water sensitive urban development, rejuvenation of urban blue-green spaces, urban water resilience, onsite implementation of Nature-based Solutions / Blue-Green Infrastructure / WASH projects etc.
This will include conducting research, liaising with partners, government agencies and experts, undertaking analysis and synthesise solutions towards project deliverables and on-site project implementation.
The candidate should have deep understanding of the local context and should help in identifying impactful positive changes that need to be achieved in the context of current urbanization.
The candidate should be hands-on and equally good in conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, prepare clearly written reports and communication material.
The candidate should be energetic and agile, willing to respond quickly, outcome-oriented, team player, willing to travel at short notice and able to engage with partners and stakeholders.
The candidate will also assist the Urban Water practice in identifying opportunities, levers and set the agenda in the cities of engagement, across other projects or program as relevant.
The candidate should have right attitude and passion for developing new funding partners, writing great proposals in short notice, interacting with internal and external stakeholders on regular basis etc.
Responsibilities : Project Management
to get inputs for projects.
Communication, Outreach and Engagement
Strategy and Partnership
Qualifications and Requirements
Salary and Benefits :
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Full-time Term Hire (Initially for 2 Years and potentially extendable to a Permanent Hire)
Location : Bangalore / New Delhi, India
Start Date : ASAP