Data Analysis & Technical Research Other India Cities


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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.

Assignment Overview:

In order to provide an impetus to the pharma industry and attract new investments in manufacturing and allied segments, the Government of Telangana has proposed to develop a Pharma City near Hyderabad. The Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC) aspires to be a lighthouse industrial cluster project, developed with integrated physical, environmental, social and technology infrastructure, over an area of about 7800 Ha in Rangareddy district of Telangana. It is estimated that HPC will provide employment to about 425,000 people, with 170,000 as direct employment.

WRI India is collaborating with the Government of Telangana to help develop HPC in a functional regional perspective, that recognizes the dynamism of the urban/industrial ecosystem and will help situate HPC amongst the best in terms of competitiveness.  

In this context, WRI India is looking for a consultant to undertake a study to understand the competitiveness of Pharma/API/Chemical clusters and provide insights for HPC, through a benchmarking study of other such global clusters. The ideal candidate should be self-driven, energetic and agile, willing to respond quickly, and successfully engage with partners and stakeholders. The candidate should show proficiency in conducting research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, liaising with partners, government agencies and experts, and prepare clearly written reports and communication material.


The Consultant shall undertake a range of responsibilities listed below.

  • Assessing the trends affecting the pharma sector (socio-demographic, urbanization, supply chain, income, innovation, etc.) in India and globally
  • Propose a framework for measuring the competitiveness of a pharma cluster
  • Devise parameters/indicators that assesses demand conditions, cluster strategy, factor conditions – such as human capital, livability, quality of life parameters, physical infrastructure, leveraging existing assets – such as Research and Development institutions, innovation capabilities and other factors related to and supporting industries (forward and backward linkages)
  • Measure and benchmark the performance of 6 global clusters (measured against specific criteria for financial feasibility and quality of Life considerations)
  • Study the regulatory frameworks and policy environment (enabling conditions)
  • Assess the future outlook and provide policy recommendations for HPC to help position it as a global leader
  • Prepare technical reports for the study including data collection, conduct surveys, compilation, analysis and develop presentations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Post-graduation in economics/urban studies/urban and infrastructure planning/ public policy/ Management or related field; with experience in industrial parks/manufacturing clusters/SEZs/EPZs.
  • Minimum Master’s degree and 15 years of full-time work experience in relevant field, with experience in competitiveness frameworks and studies in any industry. Experience specific to Pharma industry clusters will be preferred
  • Familiarity with Indian industrial development paradigms, policies, general awareness of circular economy, regional planning.
  • Experience and comfort with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis using macro level data sets
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work.

Duration: 6 Months 

Location: India

Start date: At the earliest

To Apply:

Only Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter/ Resume/ Writing Sample

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test.

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