Manager – Operations, Human Resources

Human Resources New Delhi, India


Manager – Human Resources
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. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. 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. The India Resources Trust has a license from WRI to use the trademark “WRI India”. 
WRI India has the capacity to convene important partners, and create strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organisations, institutes and NGOs, to expand solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation. Over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. 
Overview of the role
We are seeking an experienced HR Operations Manager to oversee the daily operations of our Human Resources department. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing HR processes, ensuring compliance with employment laws, and implementing strategies to streamline HR operations for maximum efficiency.
Overview for Operations 
The Operations team helps manage the everyday functions of the organization. They work and work with multiple partners including Donors, Partners, Government agencies, Statutory bodies, Trustees, Vendors, and Consultants by providing support at all range of operational activities. The operations team is a core function and support all the program teams in planning and controlling costs, maximize efficiency and properly allocating resources without any hurdles, whereas the program could focus on developing high quality research documents, plans and implement the program deliverable for the community at large.   This is an important part of defining the operations department's goals.  
WRI operations team consists of multiple responsibilities such as Budget and Finance, Grants and Contracts, Legal Counsel, Accounting, Audit and General management. You will come under the scope of operations and each function lead reports to the Director Operations and Director Operations report to the CEO of the Organization. We manage our endowment, the contributions entrusted to us, and our facilities in ways that are following our values and promote our mission. We maintain strict parameters for risk management and internal financial controls to ensure that all contributions are managed following all the Regulatory and Funder requirements.
How your day will unfold 
  • Manage the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding processes.
  • Support, Develop, implement, and enforce HR policies and procedures in line with legal requirements.
  • Handle staff inquiries, grievances, and disciplinary actions, ensuring fair and consistent application of institute policies.
  • Ensure compliance with labour laws, regulations, and reporting requirements at local, state levels. Responsible for end-to-end HR audits.
  • Manage HRIS systems, updates, and optimize technology to streamline HR processes.
  • Manage employee benefits programs & data related health insurance.
  • Collaborate with the recruitment team to ensure seamless onboarding experience to new staff.
  • Track HR metrics and prepare reports on key HR indicators for management review.
Qualifications & requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • 9-10 years of progressive HR experience.
  • Thorough understanding of employment laws and regulations.
  • Experience with HRIS and proficiency in HR software applications.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
Salary and Benefits:  1500000-1800000 INR CTC Per annum

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: 1 years as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements) 
Location: Delhi 
Start date: As soon as possible.
List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter
  •  Resume
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 (
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.