Research Coordinator Consultant

World Resources Institute

Bangalore, India

 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. 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. 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. WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.   

Position Overview: 

This is a part time consultant-based role. As Research Coordinator Consultant for WRI India, you will work with the Research Data and Innovation team to support and help coordinate the research and publication process for WRI India Knowledge Products; and support WRI India research management .  

WRI India publishes a range of knowledge including working papers, reports, issue and policy briefs, data products, analytical tools and guidebooks that are intended to inform policy, debate and action to support our mission and program goals. WRI-branded knowledge products go through a rigorous peer-review process managed by the RDI team to help ensure quality, accuracy, institutional coherence, and relevance to context. As research coordinator consultant, you will help coordinate and manage the publication review process. You will also work with the RDI team to guide, mentor and support WRI research teams at various stages in the research process; and help ensure ethical research practices and the protection of human subjects in WRI research and projects.  

We are looking for candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary and applied research to address India’s environmental and development challenges, and a commitment to research integrity. In this role, they will require excellent organizational skills and an ability to work collaboratively with multiple research teams across the WRI India programs – Sustainable Cities, Energy, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, Climate and Climate Resilience. Candidates should have good writing and communications skills in English, as well as proficiency in Hindi or regional languages.  

 Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • An advanced degree in relevant social or natural science disciplines, such as developmental studies, public policy or environmental planning, with a clear understanding of research process, methods and standards. 
  • Masters degree and 5 + years of relevant experience  
  • Organized, detail-oriented and systematic, with an ability to manage multiple priorities and work with tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent writing, reasoning, and oral communication skills. 
  • An ability to clearly convey information on research processes and standards, and to engage regularly and constructively with colleagues and teams from different WRI programs and core functions, including Communications. 
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with referencing, and research management 
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort working with staff at different levels of experience in a diverse and global organisation 
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in environmental and development issues in India and globally, and a commitment to sustainable and equitable development  
  • Self-motivated, proactive and learning-oriented.