Project Associate (Socio-economist) – Great Indian Bustard Conservation Program

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WCS–India invites applications for 1 position of Project Associate (Socio-economist) from highly motivated individuals with at least 3 years of experience in implementing wildlife conservation activities, to aid in different components of its Great Indian Bustard (GIB) Conservation Program.

Description of the role

The Project Associate (Socio-economist), GIB Conservation Program will provide technical and strategic inputs and implement relevant community-based activities under the program. The Project Associate will report to both- the Country Director, and the Head of the GIB Conservation Program.

The key roles will involve assuming responsibility for activity planning and implementation, coordination and communication with different agencies, partnering with relevant stakeholders, and aiding in the proper dissemination and outreach of impacts. In addition, Project Associates will work with existing and potential donors to secure the sustenance of the program. A strong belief and interest in community-led conservation is sacrosanct for this role.

Qualifications & Skills

Applicants must have a post-graduate degree, preferably a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or allied disciplines, with interdisciplinary experience in conducting ecological and social research or in implementing conservation action. Prior experience of working with communities will be strongly preferred.

Broad responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the strategic growth and development of the GIB Conservation Program.
  • Aiding in the creation, planning and funding of new and on-going projects
  • Developing and sustaining alliances with stakeholder communities, NGOs, state and central government agencies and other relevant organisations to realise project objectives.
  • Regular engagement with the local communities and implementing the community-led activities.
  • Liaising with State Forest and other government departments, and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, to facilitate collaborative efforts, statutory clearances and compliances.
  • Collection and analysis of socio-economic data and providing inputs on socio-economic aspects on an ongoing basis.
  • Contributing to the development and preparation of reports and manuscripts for WCS-India’s internal publications as well as peer-reviewed journals.
  • Aiding in the development and delivery of presentations to the academic communities, government agencies and existing or potential private sector donors as required.

Interested applicants may send their CV to, with the subject line “Application: Project Associate (Socio-economist) – Great Indian Bustard Conservation Program, October 2019”, stating interest in brief. Last date for sending the application is 12th November 2019. The position is open with immediate effect. Remuneration will be decided based on qualification and experience.


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