Junior Program Associate- Sustainable Cities and Transport

Data Analysis & Technical Research New Delhi, India


Junior Program Associate- Sustainable Cities and 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 our generations. Through research, 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. 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 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.      
How your day will unfold:    
•           Support efforts to analyze existing information and collect new data, when required, to develop joint research products for developing the urban mobility dashboard.
•           Expected to work on data mining and data wrangling of Government departments data sheets and other primary and secondary sources available.
•           Assist in researching current landscape of mobility metrics, public transportation, road networks and global dashboards for comparison.
•           Coordinate with govt agencies, experts, civil society on qualitative data collection and stakeholder consultations.
•           Communicating research findings in diverse formats suitable for stakeholders in government, private and non-government sectors, with a focus on influencing policy and practice 
Qualifications and requirements we seek:    
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing or other related fields, Master’s degree preferred 

    Recent graduate / 1 year of relevant work experience in the Geospatial industry
    Proficiency in GIS software including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar
    Experience with coding, particularly Python, R, Javascript
    Experience with Google Earth Engine is a strong plus
    Experience in spatial analysis and modeling (e.g., use of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools, Model Builder, Python scripting, SQL or equivalent)
    Experience in handling publicly available GIS datasets, crowd-sourcing platforms such as Open Street Maps and remote-sensing databases 
Salary and Benefits: INR 6,50,000 CTC

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Location: Delhi, Mumbai, Other India Cities

Duration: 1 year (Extendable based on performance and project requirements)     
List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills meet the requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Writing samples
  • Reports
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.     
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.    
Click here to know more about our benefits Careers | WRI INDIA (wri-india.org)    
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.