Project Specialist- Corporate Engagement (TF Project)

Organization: Indian School of Business

Apply By: 16 Jul 2019

Location: Hyderabad(Telangana)

The Tenure Facility (TF) project is a multi-objective initiative that aims at upscaling Community Tenure and Jurisdiction for tribal and forest dwellers in India. The central objective is to effectively secure community rights (CR) and forest tenure rights of Indigenous and local communities by creating recognition, awareness and utilization of the Community Forest Rights (CFR) provided by India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006.

We are seeking to recruit motivated candidates for the position of Project Specialist. This person will help in building connections to the private sector to enable discussions around the role of community forest rights and its benefits.

The major KPIs for the profile are as detailed below:

1) Identify and Reach out to Corporate Actors to set the Agenda:

  • Contribute to the development and evolution of a comprehensive strategy for increasing the engagement of the private sector in endorsing community forest rights;
  • Identify and approach individuals within specific companies in the linear infrastructure, IT-enable services, and FMCG sectors;
  • Create and produce use cases for dissemination and discussion to further the agenda.

2) Organize meetings and events to pursue the agenda:

  • Arrange small meetings, workshops, roundtables, and public events;
  • Produce reports of events for dissemination and follow up with participants.

3) Additional Management Duties:

  • Liaise with other ISB and non-ISB organizations;
  • Coordinate with TF partners;
  • Outreach to donors for sponsorship of events;
  • Assist the Executive Director in organizing TF project events;
  • Support the Executive Director in implementing the TF project.




Master’s or PhD in a field related to Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Geography, and other Social Sciences, with experience in debates around community forest rights and private sector engagement.



Desk research, analytical writing, and digital communication; preference will be given to those with advanced skills in effective presentation.


Teamwork, mentorship, professional interaction with senior representatives from the private sector.


3 years or more in the area of public policy action research and engagement.


How to apply

Location: Hyderabad

Positions Vacant: 1

How to apply
Send an email with a cover letter describing your fit for the position you are interested in, a copy of your CV (include language fluency) to dir_tf@isb.edu . We will accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. 





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