Salary: As per industry standards  

Reports To: Vice President, ORF Mumbai 

Expertise: Urban economics, Urban planning, infrastructure and mobility; inclusive and sustainable development; impact of climate change on urbanisation, green transitions

Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Conduct in-depth research and publish on:
    • Contemporary urbanisation trends from the financial, social, environmental, economic, technological and governance standpoints
    • ULBs their governance and finances, urban development policy, related legal and regulatory frameworks, SDGs, urban distess and contestations, and urban infrastructure and mobility
    • The impact of urbanisation on city and metropolitan environment – extreme weather events, impact on coastal ecology, including mangroves and estuarine ecosystems
    • City-level measures to reduce carbon footprint, promote circular economy, open and green spaces, urban farming, urban forestry
  • Lead and manage research work, projects and dialogues, including planning, budgeting, and coordination responsibilities
  • Build a network of sector stakeholders, engage with partners and stakeholders in these areas to support ORF convenings and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Urban Affairs
  • Post-graduate or equivalent degree in Economics, Urban Planning or a similar field
  • 5-12 years of work experience
  • Good publication record, spanning analytical articles, research outputs, and project reports
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong relationship skills and team ethic

Send your application with the subject line: “Application for Urban Studies”, with your Cover Letter and two writing samples – to [email protected] latest by 30 April 2023.

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