Senior Associate – Climate Action


Project: Urban Health Initiative 

Location: Mumbai/ Bangalore (preferred); or Work-from-home

 

About the Project 

Collective Good Foundation (CGF) (https://collectivegood.in/about-us/) is dedicated to developing ecosystems that facilitate sustainable impact. It provides comprehensive programme design and implementation solutions to companies and social organizations to address issues across cause areas; enhancing capacities in the development sector and building interventions that can be scaled. Driving solutions that impact the economic climate and behavioral influences of a young nation, in association with a network of stakeholders, CGF intends to create positive social value. Its strong investments in knowledge, research, and a unique cutting-edge technology tool, enables corporate partners, foundations, and implementation agencies to develop informed solutions that can build a sustainable future for the nation as a whole.

Collective Good Foundation currently houses the Urban Health Initiative, an Initiative which adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to address health and related issues of people living in urban areas, with a focus on the urban poor and vulnerable populations. The Urban Health Initiative intends to bring together urban practitioners, public health experts, donor agencies, government stakeholders and non-profit organisations to develop a convergent, longitudinal and preventive approach to primary healthcare in India. It minimizes duplication of efforts, and captures, contextualizes and replicates best practices while fostering innovation.

 

About the Role


The Collective Good Foundation (CGF) intends to recruit a Senior Associate – Climate Action for the Urban Health Initiative. The Senior Associate will play a critical role in shaping the overall strategy of the Urban Health Initiative, bringing in a climate change and environmental sustainability perspective to design health interventions for the urban population. The selected candidate will contribute towards program design and capacity building exercises of internal and external stakeholders to strengthen climate action planning and execution. Therefore, it is important that the selected candidate has: 

 

  • Solid grounding in technical aspects of environment and climate change, with knowledge of contemporary tools, frameworks and assessment methodologies. 
  • Excellent understanding of the climate landscape in the India; including relevant policy initiatives gaps in climate action, knowledge of stakeholders, networks and organisations working in this space.
  • Ability to filter relevant information and present the same in a coherent and articulate manner in the overall context of urban health. 

 

Overall, we are looking for an energetic, committed and passionate young professional, who is driven and self-motivated, and can work under minimal supervision. Since co-ordination with multiple internal and external stakeholders is required, it is important that the selected candidate is familiar, adept and comfortable working with a diverse group of people. 

 

Key Functions and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide technical inputs on climate action and health, and contribute to the development of the overall strategy and program design 
  • Assist in the conceptualization, design and execution of landscape analysis, thematic studies, needs assessments, research projects and rapid assessments for climate action in health.
  • Organise and coordinate multi-stakeholder dialogues, seminars, roundtables and workshops to identify gaps and opportunities in the urban health space, prioritise research questions, exchange knowledge and disseminate the ongoing work of the Urban Health Initiative.
  • Contribute to the ideation, review, and proposal writing for ongoing and future projects. 
  • Stay updated on the policy landscape, sectoral developments, and industry trends in relation to climate action and health in India.
  • Coordinate with internal and external team members, as required.
  • Perform any other tasks and responsibilities as may be required from time to time.

 

Educational Qualification and Professional Experience

 

  • Post graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as climate change and health, environment and development, environmental change and management, environmental economics and climate change, environmental policy, etc. 
  • 4-5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following: climate action for health, organizing capacity building initiatives for climate action, stakeholder engagement for climate action, conducting workshops and stakeholder consultations for climate action (Priority will be given to candidates with a prior experience of working at the intersection of health and climate change)

 

Necessary Skillset

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with prior writing experience demonstrated through published papers and journal articles 
  • Familiarity with public data sources related to environment and climate; and demonstrated proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Knowledge of systems thinking and systems mapping; and ability integrate climate action into different interventions and activities
  • Strong presentation, problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Intellectual curiosity and thirst for learning
  • Proactive, ability to self-motivate and work under minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Word.

 

Interested candidates may reach out to: careers@dev.samhita.org

                                                                                                                         

Remuneration: Competitive; based on past experiences and qualifications.

 

How to Apply: Use the form below to submit your details. Alternatively, you can share your LinkedIn profile or upload your CV directly to careers@dev.samhita.org