Program Associate - Electric Mobility, WRI India

Data Analysis & Technical Research New Delhi, India


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Program Associate - Electric Mobility, WRI India


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 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 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: 

This is a technical research and stakeholder management position within the electric mobility team at WRI India.

How your day will unfold:

  • Undertaking primary research to support key stakeholders in India’s EV ecosystem including implementing agencies, policymakers, banks and/ or NBFCs on improving the business case and access to affordable financing for EV charging infrastructure development
  • Carrying out detailed calculations and liaising with financial experts, industry professionals and other external stakeholders to produce insights on the business viability and the financing requirement for scaling up public charging infrastructure
  • Examining India’s and international experience in rolling out public charging infrastructure to understand the various implementation models and their comparative advantages
  • Taking initiatives to facilitate collaborations for attracting investments and financing for EV charging infrastructure implementation in the country
  • Contributing to various aspects of project delivery as needed, such as government interfacing, partner management, people engagement, project documentation, etc.
  • Producing independently written outputs, including WRI working papers, policy briefs, blog posts, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Assisting in organizing events, workshops, webinars, etc. and developing presentations/ discussion materials for the same

Qualifications and requirements we seek:

  • Master’s degree in relevant disciplines such as Project/ Infrastructure Financing, Financial Due-diligence, Finance & Strategy, Business Management, etc. Alternatively, CFA (Level III) with academic degree in engineering, economics or statistics will do.
  • 2-3 years of practical work experience in the domains of transport, public infrastructure, investment promotion, lending, financing, etc.
  • Background in academic research, advisory or consulting is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and spoken skills in English to coherently convey complex information to a technical and policy audience
  • Should have experience in writing reports, briefs, and making presentations
  • Responsible and self-motivated individual that can work independently or in a team.
  • Ability to receive and incorporate constructive feedback effectively.

Salary and Benefits: 6,50,000 to 7,50,000 CTC PA

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: Delhi, India 

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest (no more than 250 words) on why you are interested in this role with WRI India.

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

Digital healthcare service: Online doctor consultations for your primary healthcare needs

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.