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Company Name :- WRI India
Position Name :- Program Associate – The Land Accelerator
Company Location :- Mehrau;I, Delhi
Job Category :- Jobs in Delhi
Full Job Description :-
Program Associate – The Land Accelerator
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.
WRI India’s Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration program aims to protect, maintain and restore landscapes to secure livelihoods of 700 million people directly dependent on forests and agriculture and strengthen India’s environmental well-being. As part of this program, WRI India is looking to recruit an exceptional candidate for The Land Accelerator, South Asia with master’s degree or diploma in the field of management/ finance/Economics with at least 5 years of full time, relevant post-study work experience.
The Land Accelerator South Asia is a unique initiative designed by the WRI India to strengthen entrepreneurial opportunities, enhance local livelihoods and incomes, and protect and restore India’s forests and farmlands. This first-of-its-kind program for South Asia was launched in 2020 to foster entrepreneurship through a unique accelerator curriculum and support leaders who develop sustainable and profitable business models to restore lands across South Asia. More here: LA Brochure (wri-india.org)
Exposure to the Indian Entrepreneurial ecosystem/entrepreneurs will be an additional advantage. The position is most suited to an individual willing to take on the challenge of a new, fast growing, and innovative program of work. Her/his responsibilities will include:
How your day will unfold:
Contribute actively towards the yearly launch of the Land Accelerator, South Asia with support towards logistics and day to day execution of activities in online as well as offline format (for more details about the program, see https://wri-india.org/events/land-accelerator-south-asia-cohort-2021
Support the development of research framework and data collection tools (Online and offline Surveys, polls etc.) towards assessment of program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), existing and potential market opportunities for entrepreneurs to scale-up, identification of relevant stakeholders and development of strategies and implementation plans with focus on core accelerator activities ( like outreach, mentorship, fundraising/investment etc.)
Support the team in stakeholder interactions (identifying new as well as building on existing relations) and coordinating with program partners and ecosystem partners, whenever necessary.
The candidate is expected to bring exceptional communication skills and be comfortable with interdisciplinary, inter-programmatic, geographically dispersed teams for program coordination and working with entrepreneurs to build their pitching and presentation skills.
Knowledge of business finance and economics to help team in understanding the business viability of different and diverse innovative restoration business models.
Identify existing and new financing options (Public and Private) to support land restoration entrepreneurs, to facilitate them to explore multiple platforms for accessing financial support to scaleup.
Write and edit material including blog posts, op-eds, articles and other compelling communications at short notice, that serves to translate technical material for various audiences.
Support the team in carrying out research, data analyses and subsequent documentation on different aspects of land accelerator like key land restoration business models, knowledge products, brochure etc.
Master’s Degree or diploma in the field of management/ finance/economics
At least 5 years of full time, relevant post-study work experience. Exposure to the Indian Entrepreneurial ecosystem/entrepreneurs will be an additional advantage.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven track record of analysis, writing and working with interdisciplinary teams
Flexible and self-motivated, with
capacity to multi-task and prioritise
should be a self-starter and have the ability to manage the tasks with minimum guidance
ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a high-paced environment
Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi is essential.
Location: Delhi, India
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of extension based on performance
Start Date: 1st March, 2022
Salary and Benefits: 8,00,000 to 9,00,000 INR CTC
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Start date: At the earliest
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.
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