Director of Science & Research
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|| Director of Science & Research
|| World Resources Institute (WRI)
|| New Delhi
|| Asia and Pacific
|Type of job
|| permanent contract
|Language of description
|| n this role, you will foster a culture of research excellence and ensure high quality research across WRI India’s offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Working closely with our Global Science and Research (S&R) team, you will lead the peer review process for our knowledge products in India, as well as mentoring staff, developing and providing training, and ensuring that our strategies are evidence-based and contribute to achieving our goals.
All WRI-branded knowledge products are required to go through a rigorous, centralized peer review process, involving both internal and external experts, to help ensure quality, accuracy, institutional coherence, and a lack of bias in our research. WRI measures the success of publications in terms of the quality of research and its ability to drive change in the world in ways that support our mission.
The successful candidate will derive satisfaction from helping others to succeed. You will have strong analytical skills, cross-disciplinary experience, and a passion for environment and development issues. You will use expert judgment to approve publications and will stand up for quality against resistance. The successful candidate must ensure ethical / good practice of maintaining confidentiality of the review process and be objective and constructive in scrutiny and the effective supervision of plagiarism and malpractices.
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