Program Associate - Integrated Transport

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

New Delhi, Delhi, India · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Program Associate – Integrated Transport

Who we are and what we do?

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 250 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.
About your role:
WRI India seeks a motivated Project Associate to work on diverse projects that will work in various sectors and domains ranging across sustainable transportation. The ideal candidate should possess skills in quantitative and qualitative research, and mapping and spatial analysis. Candidates who have research experience on one or more of the following areas – sustainable mobility, electric mobility, urban and transport policies, social science, and public policy, will be preferred. The goal is to generate new research, analysis, and evidence to inform policy and practice for sustainable mobility.
How your day will unfold:

Your responsibilities will include the following:
- Assist team lead for research on sustainable transport, electric mobility, and policy research and work closely with team members and collaborators within and outside WRI on all aspects of project research, documentation, and administration
- Organize, review, and summarize relevant literature, policy documents, government documents, and data from multiple sources, under the guidance of the Project lead and team
- Engage with government and non-government partners to communicate about ongoing initiatives
- Support and work on project-related presentations, case studies, commentaries, blogs and op-eds, reports, policy briefs, grant proposals, working papers and articles to share and disseminate findings and analysis with different stakeholders
- Take charge of various technical aspects of project delivery, such as government interfacing, partner management, people engagement, project documentation, event management, etc
- Conduct data exploration, quantitative research, and provide analytical solutions and insights to meet project outputs
- Liaise with government partners, academic experts, industry professionals and other external partners to gather primary data, seek collaborations and undertake joint projects
- Contribute and engage with WRI’s research community in India and globally
- Design approaches to address main questions and challenges posed by our research goals and program objectives

Qualifications and Requirements we seek:
- Master’s Degree in Transport Engineering /Transport Planning /Economics/Social Science/ Public Policy.
- 2 to 4 years of full-time work experience (post masters) in one or more of the following areas — transport planning, public transport city bus systems, Intermediate Public transport, last mile connectivity, policy research, social sector.
- Good writing and communication skills is a requirement
- Experience in E-mobility related projects is desirable.
- Experience working with Government, civic groups, research institutions and private sector on urban transport projects.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods including primary and secondary data collection and analysis.
- Hands-on experience with spatial analytical tools like Arc GIS/QGIS and any other open-source applications is desirable.
- Knowledge of policy analysis and provide data-oriented methodologies to identify gaps and potential areas of reform.
- Experience in academic writing and publishing to produce high-quality research publications.
- Writing samples need to be attached with the application.
Salary and Benefits: INR 8,00,000 to INR 9,00,000 CTC
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: 1 year (extendable based on performance and project requirements)

Location: Bengaluru/Delhi, India
Start Date: At the earliest

List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter (outlining your interest and suitability for the position)
  • Resume
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India
WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.
Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.
Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get:

Health benefits:
We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs
Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member
Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance
Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle
Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job
Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities
Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.
Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.
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Equal employment @WRI India
We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.