Application Invited: Research Assistant at National Foundation for India

National Foundation for India invites applications for a Research Assistant (Consultant) for the ongoing Climate
Program, at NFI New Delhi.

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Contract Duration: 1 year (extendable)
  • Salary – 45K to 60K (based on qualification & experience) and Medical Insurance
  • Last Date: 7th April 2024 (Sunday)

They are looking for a dynamic professional who will work on Climate Education and Knowledge Dissemination Project operational in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand. The project aims to engage with climate change-hit communities and
document/collect/research on local practices for fostering cross-learning among communities across the states.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We encourage
applications from socially excluded communities, i.e. SCs (Dalit’s), STs (Adivasi), religious and sexual minorities.

Submit your resume (no more than 2 pages), a statement of interest, explaining your interest in the work and suitability for it (no more than 1 page), and relevant writing samples or published papers separately (if any, in PDF format only)

Applications will be accepted until 7 th April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

How to Apply

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For Details:

  • Only shortlisted candidates

Primary Responsibilities

You will be involved in conducting in-depth research and analysis on climate change impact and local practices in selected geographies, documentation of local practices and measures, writing reports, triangulation of findings, and report writing. Your area of focus would be block/district-level climate change challenges. Coordination with local representatives, local community leaders, and local administration is an essential part of the job.

Major tasks Involve

  1. Community engagement/ collaboration and working with CSO’s network.
  2. Conceptualizing and strategy building for cross-community dissemination
  3. Research, documentation, and collecting information and data from the field.
  4. Data analysis and synthesis
  5. Collaborate with team members to ensure seamless communication and efficient workflow.
  6. Handling events, workshops, and field discussions

Key Skills and Attributes

  1. Passionate about working on climate change.
  2. Highly organized and self-driven
  3. Willingness to travel
  4. Problem solver, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  5. Can work independently and in teams.

Key Requirements

  1. Master in Ecology/Environment Science/Sociology/Climate Science/Social Work/Rural Development/Development Studies from premier institutions (preferred)
  2. Minimum 3-5 years of work background in research, climate change, and environmental issues connected with communities.
  3. Proficiency in conducting comprehensive literature reviews and synthesizing information from various sources.
  4. Prior experience working with communities or on the field (Desirable)
  5. Strong conceptualization and writing skills in writing, field reports, and periodic reports
  6. Strong work background or understanding of community issues and ability to work on commensurate policy research.
  7. Strong data analysis skills in Adv. Excel, and Visualization tools
  8. Prior experience in documentation, field research, and community leadership will be preferred.
  9. Practical skills in quantitative and qualitative research will be crucial.

The overall objective of the position is to facilitate the collection, documentation, and processing of information and data for cross-community learning and information
dissemination. Your role will encompass working collaboratively with the program team, you will contribute to building the knowledge repository and community database.

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