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Project Associate (Kohima, Nagaland)

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. We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Program Overview for Energy

The objective of the WRI India energy program is to inform and guide India’s transition to cleaner energy. The program focuses on three inter-related aspects of this energy transition: enhancing energy access for development, scaling renewables, and achieving higher levels of energy and buildings efficiency. Our Energy for Equitable Development pillar is specifically aimed at ensuring access to affordable and clean energy to improve socio-economic development in rural and remote regions of India. Through research, ground-level implementation experience, partnerships with important partners and communicating our work, we want to achieve impact at scale.

Position Overview

WRI India is looking for a Project Associate to support our efforts to improve access to, affordable and sustainable energy for all in the state of Nagaland. We have a multi-pronged energy strategy that looks at directing our tools, research, expertise, and partnerships in ensuring universal access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity. WRI India is working with partners (government and non-government) who operate in Nagaland. We are looking to help identify challenges, design a roadmap to implement clean energy solutions that are affordable and reliable. The interventions with the partners will feed into the scaling up efforts for reducing energy poverty and achieving development outcomes. The Project Associate will join a team, to support the energy access work.


The Project Associate’s main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Monitoring the changing landscape of policies, technologies and innovations in the energy access and development space in Nagaland to guide and inform the Energy team’s strategies.
  • Liaising with stakeholders: government and non-governmental organizations for setting up consultations and conducting them, implementing project activities
  • Help implement energy interventions and collecting data for expanding energy access opportunities in the livelihood, health and education sectors
  • Conducting research and documenting it to inform team’s goals of working in the state
  • Organizing workshops, conferences and other sharing activities in Nagaland
  • Organizing site visits and working on logistics for planning the site visits – including trip planning
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the pillar Lead and Energy Program Director in India

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent work experience) in development studies/agriculture/social sciences or energy-related discipline with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Having confidence and independence with the awareness and judgement to seek help when needed
  • Commitment to and understanding of the energy and development space
  • Good communication with the team and external team
  • Willingness to engage with the team with a sense of respect for the team
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations within Nagaland, but also in the North Eastern states on a regular basis (often at short notice)
  • Ability to organize demanding schedules and logistics around travel for work
  • Fluency in English is required Knowledge of local dialects is also required.

Salary and Benefits:

8,00,000 to 9,00,000 CTC PA

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.


1 year(Extendable based on performance and project requirements)


New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, India

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI IndiaWRI 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).

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 staffmember

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.

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Equal employment @WRI IndiaWe 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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