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Position Title: Program Manager / Fellow

Area of Focus: Sustainability

Start Date: September 1, 2021 (full time) 

Location: Washington DC 

Apply Directly: https://orfamerica.org/sustainabilitystudiesapplication


About ORF America 

The Observer Research Foundation America (ORF America) was established in 2020 as an independent, non-partisan public policy institute based in Washington DC. It is an overseas affiliate of the Observer Research Foundation, India’s premier non-government think tank. ORF America produces research and commentary and convenes policymakers and thought leaders on global affairs, with a particular focus on relations between the developed and developing worlds and between India and the Americas. Its areas of focus include strategic and security affairs, technology policy, energy and sustainability, and economic policy. ORF America is an equal opportunity employer and hires staff without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Job Summary

ORF America is seeking a full-time Program Manager or Fellow with 5+ years of prior work experience in the field of sustainability, energy, and/or environmental studies to (i) conduct research on sustainable development and climate mitigation, (ii) contribute research and commentary on related issues, and (iii) manage policy dialogues related to sustainability and the environment. The Program Manager or Fellow will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with a small team at ORF America in Washington DC as well as colleagues at ORF’s offices in India.

Qualifications

  • A professional background in development, energy security, environmental studies, or a related field, and a demonstrable interest in India, climate mitigation, and sustainable development.
  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in a related field of study.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States. ORF America does not sponsor visas for employees at this time.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Strong research and quantitative skills. Candidates should ideally be able to conduct primary source research, employ quantitative data, and derive insightful analysis.
  • Strong multitasking abilities to pursue concurrent activities, work with colleagues, and oversee interns.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct quantitative research on sustainable development and climate mitigation.
  • Author both short- and long-form research reports and commentary on relevant subjects.
  • Manage policy dialogues on the environment, energy, and sustainability.
  • Write grant proposals, funder reports and manage relations with partners.

Compensation

ORF America offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter and salary requirement, a resume, and a writing sample of less than 2000 words to orfamerica@orfamerica.org. Please write, “Job Application: Sustainability” in the subject line. ORF America will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. 

Position Title: Program Manager / Fellow

Area of Focus: Sustainability

Start Date: September 1, 2021 (full time) 

Location: Washington DC 

Apply Directly: https://orfamerica.org/sustainabilitystudiesapplication


About ORF America 

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter and salary requirement, a resume, and a writing sample of less than 2000 words to orfamerica@orfamerica.org. Please write: “Job Application: Strategic Affairs” in the subject line. ORF America will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview. 

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter and salary requirement, a resume, and a writing sample of less than 2000 words to orfamerica@orfamerica.org. Please write…

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