Consultant - Research Data and Innovation, WRI India

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World Resources Institute

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Bengaluru, India

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30+ days ago

Consultant - Research Data and Innovation, WRI India

Who we are and what we do?

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.

Scope and Schedule of Work:

The WRI India RDI consultant will:

  • Mentor and advise research teams and authors on how to develop and. strengthen research planning, design and methods, literature review, data collection and analysis, and organizing and presenting research to intended audiences, including policymakers, peers in think tanks and multilateral development organizations, businesses and other researchers.
  • Review WRI India research/ publication plans and drafts of publications (WRI Knowledge products, Commentaries and Policy Briefs) at various stages and provide early feedback, written and verbal, to ensure research quality and adherence to WRI Research standards and guidelines, in regular consultation with India RDI Director.
  • Review and provide approvals in a timely manner for selected working papers, issue briefs, reports and other knowledge products for internal and external review and final production.
  • Support, contribute to and help organize RDI research trainings, workshops and seminars as required, in consultation with RDI India Director.
Qualifications and requirements we seek:

  • PhD in an environmental/development discipline. Professional experience in environment/development practice, training, MEL, report writing and field-based work will be an asset.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in conducting policy-relevant research on Indian environment or development issues.
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and researchers with different levels of experience, background and skills.


  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and skills.


  • Part-time consultant, at 20/hours a week for a period of six-months with possibility of extension. Preferred start date 15 March 2022.

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
  • 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.

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Equal employment @WRI India

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