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Consultant – Gender equality and Access to habitat and services, WRI India
World Resources Institute (WRI)
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Job Description

Consultant – Gender equality and Access to habitat and services, WRI India

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 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport

At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn and grow as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.

How your day will unfold:
You will be asked to work with the project team on the work related to gender equality in tenure, housing, and basic services in India. You will be asked to assist the team in:


a) desk-based research

b) On ground partner interaction and primary surveys for selected states

c) documentation of the study reports at multiple stages of the project.

Scope and Deliverables:

The detailed work unfolds as follows.

  • Literature reviews and case study documentation: Support desk-based research through literature reviews to understand the current state of discourse on gender and housing. This would include review of studies undertaken by think tanks and other peer organizations while formulating guiding principles and parameters for this study. All relevant National Acts, government policies and schemes to be identified and a summary of the same to be prepared. A similar review needs to be conducted at the selected state level, which will be shortlisted based on a defined set of criteria. You will be asked to also help in documenting case studies, good practices, and progress in the country focusing on gender and equitable access to land, housing, and services.
  • Data collation from multiple secondary sources: Help with data collation from various sources such as population census, National Sample Survey Reports, Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC), National Family Health Survey, India Human Development Survey, Economic Census and Agriculture Census.
  • Onsite interaction with the important partners of the selected States: Travel to selected 3 States and assist the team in conducting primary surveys, focused group discussions and important informant interviews. You will be asked to support the team in developing communications materials and questionnaires for conducting primary surveys.
  • Assistance in preparing study reports and presentations: Help provide all necessary background data analysis required for the study report and presentations. Help produce the project deliverables following the standards and expectation of the organization and partner organization. Work with remote team members by the project related progress and insights.

Skills and Qualifications that we seek:

- Post-graduate in urban studies or equivalent
- 4 to 7 years of work experience in the area of gender equality, adequate housing and social housing.
- Familiarity with the policy landscapes related to housing and on aspects related to gender and social inclusion.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the team.
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills.

Compensation: Compensation shall be commensurate with experience and skills.

Duration: 7 Months

Location: Remote, but will have to travel to the worksites as and when required

List of Documents to be attached:

Cover Letter
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

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