Consultant - Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)

Consultant - Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)

Organization: CSRBOX

Apply By: 31 Jul 2024

Location: Nashik(Maharashtra)

Job Position: Consultant - Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)

Location: Nashik

CTC: INR 12.00 LPA-12.60 LPA (Depending on the relevant experience)


CSRBOX is India’s leading CSR knowledge and impact intelligence-driven media cum social impact advisory platform. It works as an enabler to create corporate-non-profit, corporate-corporate, and corporate-government collaborations. Our biggest strength is our research and consulting team which maps over 4000 CSR projects and 1500 companies' CSR portfolios every year. We have a strong CSR Implementation Vertical with the name BharatCares, which works with companies and CSR foundations for their CSR projects for underprivileged communities across livelihoods, skill development, education, health, and environment thematic. A few of our corporate clients are ICICI Bank, SKF Ltd., Bosch India, IBM India, Diageo, DP World, Future Generali, Airbus, Arvind, LG Electronics, Hero MotoCorp, Sandvik, Vastu Housing Finance, DCM Shriram, L&T, etc.

For more information, visit: www.csrbox.org

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Do you have a passion for environmental sustainability and a proven track record of designing and executing impactful NbS projects? Are you eager to contribute to a multi-year initiative focused on river basin sustainability through micro-interventions?  If so, join us!

Project Overview:

This exciting project (anchored by CSRBOX) aims to address the complex challenges facing a specific river basin in India. We will implement a multifaceted approach, utilizing micro-interventions that tackle key issues like water scarcity, unsustainable agricultural practices, and improper waste management. Our strategies will encompass:

  • Water Resources Management: Optimizing water use, promoting water conservation, and exploring sustainable water harvesting techniques.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Implementing nature-based solutions (NbS) and promoting agricultural practices that enhance soil health and water efficiency.
  • Community Behaviour Change: Educating and empowering communities to adopt sustainable behaviors that contribute to improved river basin health.
  • Urban Wastewater Treatment: Implementing innovative solutions for wastewater treatment, minimizing pollution entering the river system.
  • Policy Advocacy: Influencing policy changes at the local and state levels to support sustainable river basin management.

The Role and Responsibilities:

As a Consultant - Nature-Based Solutions (NbS), you will play a crucial role in developing and implementing our NbS interventions within Maharashtra. You will be responsible for:

  • NbS Project Design and Implementation:
    • Collaborate with technical experts, stakeholders, and communities to develop and implement NbS projects tailored to the specific needs of the Nashik region.
    • Identify and assess potential NbS solutions, considering feasibility, effectiveness, and cost-efficiency.
    • Develop detailed project plans, work scopes, and budgets.
    • Oversee the implementation of NbS projects, ensuring adherence to environmental and social safeguards.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Utilize your knowledge of NbS, natural resource management (NRM), and sustainable agriculture practices to design and implement effective solutions.
    • Stay informed about current trends and best practices in NbS and their application in river basin management.
  • Community Engagement:
    • Work collaboratively with local communities to build trust and ownership of NbS interventions.
    • Conduct training workshops and capacity building programs to empower communities in implementing sustainable practices.
    • Facilitate communication and feedback mechanisms to ensure community voices are heard and integrated into the project.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track the success and impact of NbS projects on the Nashik River basin.
    • Collect and analyze data, measuring progress towards project goals and identifying areas for improvement.
    • Prepare clear and concise reports to document project findings and impact.

Who You Are:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience post-master's degree in Agriculture, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a B.Sc. in Agriculture or similar area.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and executing projects on NbS, NRM, or sustainable agriculture initiatives, particularly with on-ground implementation in a field setting.
  • Strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to water resource management and agricultural practices in India.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to project management.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and reporting tools.
  • Fluency in English and Marathi is essential.
  • Passion for environmental sustainability and a commitment to creating positive social and environmental impact.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to play a leading role in a groundbreaking initiative that will have a significant impact on a critical river basin.
  • Work in a dynamic and collaborative environment, based in Nashik, India.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • The chance to contribute to a team committed to environmental sustainability and NbS solutions.
  • Be part of a purpose-driven organization that creates positive social and environmental change.

CSRBOX is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply

Please send your CV along with a cover letter at career@csrbox.org  with the subject-line ‘Consultant - Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)’. Please mention following details in the email body: 

  1. Current Location
  2. Preferred Location
  3. Notice Period
  4. Current Salary
  5. Expected Salary
  6. Why do you think yourself a good-fit for this role (at least 50 words, max 200 words)

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This role is for the candidates with relevant experience as per the details mentioned above



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