About 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.

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.

Position: Junior Program Associate

About your role

The Associate will be a key member of WRI India’s Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, Road Safety and Urban Transport team and will work on a variety of data driven analysis across our core practice areas, leveraging data, information and technical expertise to make informed interventions to enhance road safety. By transforming data into actionable insights and solutions, we aim to assist our stakeholders to design solutions that enable sustainable city growth. The role involves conducting site studies, mapping and documentation, coordination for primary & secondary surveys, developing cost & quantity estimates etc. for on-going projects. The Associate will also support the team in ongoing projects by co-designing tasks & preparing implementation plans.

How your day will unfold

Research & Analysis (70%)

  • Conduct data exploration, quantitative research and provide customized analytical solutions and insights to meet project requirements
  • Work with project teams to assess and organize complex data assets from a variety of sources for spatial modeling
  • Advise staff and partners on geospatial analyses and visualizations on request
  • Contribute to written outputs, including peer-reviewed articles, WRI working papers, and blog posts

Technical Support & Outreach (30%)

  • Develop data visualization dashboards, interactive web-maps, storyboards that help in communicating complex data and insights into captivating visual outputs
  • Prepare professional visualizations to be leveraged in presentations, publications, and online platforms

Qualifications and Requirements we seek:

  • Post-graduation in Urban Planning/Design or Geo informatics from a recognized university/institution.
  • 0- 1 year of work experience, freshers are encouraged to apply.
  • Proficient/working knowledge of ArcMap Desktop Advanced and ArcGIS Online (including ArcGIS Apps) is mandatory.
  • Experience in spatial analysis and modeling (e.g., use of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools, or equivalent)
  • Additionally, proficiency in QGIS, Google Maps APIs, PowerPoint and Excel are required.
  • Understanding Python, VB Scripts, R, and JavaScript would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in data collection, validation, research, and analysis.
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and analyses with clarity in both oral and written formats.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capacity.
  • Detail oriented and able to handle complex tasks or projects.
  • Excellent academic performance.
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in English.
  • Accountable and can work across a diverse team.

Salary and Benefits: 6,50,000  Per Annum (Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills)

Location: Mumbai, Bangalore (India)

: 1 Year (Term Hire extendable on the bases of project requirement)

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

How to Apply: Online Application

Last Date to Apply: Information not provided

Official Information available at: WRI_Junior Program Associate