Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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World Resources Institute India (WRII) is a wholly owned subsidiary of WRI established in India
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 orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Foreign candidate needs to have a valid work permit for India. 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.
The selected candidate will undertake tasks related to urban transport - facilitate data analysis, improving bus operations, use of data from Intelligent Transport System (ITS), work on Bus Rapid Transit Systems, Electric buses, developing research ideas around bus reforms, manage multiple stakeholders, capacity building and sensitization of urban transport to various stakeholders. The candidate will anchor urban transport in Delhi to work to inform targeted audiences. The role will also require working in teams to design research, develop hypotheses and an analytical framework. As part of this role the candidate will help disseminate knowledge and research findings, communicating the same to relevant stakeholders through various platforms (workshops, events, blogs, news articles, op-eds, etc.)
The candidate actively take up development activities such as identifying and writing proposals, engaging with partners and other opportunities in Development, Transport, Public Policy, Economic Development and Governance. The candidate will be required to independently manage research projects, resources, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, travel and represent WRI at various national and international platforms.
The candidate will handle a range of program responsibilities. Some of the key responsibilities will include:
Program Development and Coordination
Outreach and Communications
Research and Knowledge
Capacity Building: Design and hold periodic seminars for capacity building and solicit input and feedback on the same
Requires Attributes & Qualifications