Manager – Industry/MSME Expert

Manager – Industry/MSME Expert

Organization: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Apply By: 24 Jul 2022

Location: New Delhi(Delhi) Mumbai(Maharashtra) Bengaluru(Karnataka)

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About the Organization

WRI is a global nonprofit organization that works with leaders in government, business and civil society to research, design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive.

Job Description

Employing 110 million workers, MSMEs are the backbone of India's economy. While the MSME sector has already been struggling due to financing, technology and capacity constraints, the consecutive waves of COVID-19 have impacted almost 95% of firms. MSMEs are also vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Increasingly, MSMEs will need support to adapt to climate change impacts, implement climate actions to remain competitive, and adopt to the industry and policy trends moving India towards clean energy economy to ensure that the transition is just and equitable.

In this regard, the Climate Program at WRI India is seeking a dynamic Manager for its ongoing intervention with the Indian MSME sector to build their resilience towards impacts of climate change, build their capacity to decarbonize and stay competitive in the low carbon economy and support a “just” transition by identifying skilling needs and developing skilling programs and building capacity on accessing climate finance. The Manager will play a critical role in: (a) successfully engaging with MSMEs, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders, (b) leading, conducting and guiding research and implementation of the project, (c) draw key insights and provide recommendations to meet the objectives and deliver impact, and (d) facilitate on-ground activities at the state or cluster level.

Job Responsibilities

The Manager will undertake a range of tasks as listed below.

  • Build and nurture relationships with MSMEs, local governmental, industry and MSME organizations, educational institutions, associations, and communities we work with across projects
  • Lead focused interviews, consultations, discussions, and other engagement with cluster associations, MSME units in the clusters, skill development partners, experts, policy makers and government officials as needed throughout the project
  • Lead secondary research to complement the interviews and consultations to identify and map the existing skilling needs, gaps, and impact on women’s workforce participation
  • Conduct and support data collection, data analysis and present analysis to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead coordination and dissemination of capacity building activities
  • Organize events/conferences/ trainings/webinars that WRI India hosts or participates in
  • Manage project by ensuring timely completion of activities and high-quality deliverables
  • Write compelling and persuasive research products, articles, and blogs, and provide research and content development support, as needed
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, policy landscape and sectoral developments
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Project Lead and Climate Program Director

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Post graduate degree/ Masters degree in Social Sciences, Engineering, Economics, or Public Policy
  • At least 7 years of relevant industry experience, preferably in relation to environmental/climate change interventions, including 3-4 years of experience with MSMEs
  • Experience of conducting, planning, coordinating skilling programs or capacity building amongst MSMEs, entrepreneurs, or skilled/semi-skilled workers is highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel to MSME clusters for research and engagement
  • Awareness of environment and climate domain – key issues and trends
  • Experience of working with and coordinating across multiple stakeholders is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; good communications and writing skills
  • Willingness to engage with the team members and a strong sense of respect for the team members and stakeholders
  • Responsible, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • Fluent in English and Hindi
  • Fluency in regional languages is highly preferred
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