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IORA profile:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is one of India’s leading environmental conservation firms with expertise in environmental finance, policy and project development and implementation.  IORA has an extensive national and international portfolio of projects that cover a wide spectrum of environmental work some of which include:

  • Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • Forest Conservation and Management
  • Clean Technologies
  • New Market Mechanisms for Climate Change Mitigation
  • Urban Water Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Integrated River Management

IORA’s clients include Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Development Agencies, Businesses and NGOs with whom IORA works closely to design and implement holistic conservation solutions.

For any of the positions below, please email a detailed Cover Letter and CV, clearly mentioning the position applied for in the subject line to careers@ioraecological.com  

Current Openings

Job Title: WEB – GIS Developer

Job Location: New Delhi 

Duration: Full-Time Position

About the Job:

IORA is in process of creating a geospatial analytics web application for early-stage funding. The application platform will assist target users and stakeholders ranging from government, public and private organizations along with individual land-owners to assess land use land cover change, and assist them with carbon monitoring, reporting, and verification mechanisms. It will also allow highlighting priority sites for implementation of potential restoration and conservation efforts by generating automated real-time reports on project-specific land dynamics information.

The functional aspects of the application need a thorough understanding of JavaScript, Python, SQL, and HTML. The exact work is to plug in the functional gap in the already built code and develop new functionality with help from the in-house RS-GIS team for algorithm prototyping. The candidate should be able to develop modules and programs according to the specification and prototypes specified.

About IORA Ecological Solutions:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is a young and budding environmental consultancy group with a wide range of services on offer. It is a conservation firm with key expertise in environmental finance and policy. IORA’s portfolio of work falls under the following key sectors:

  1. Climate Change: IORA has developed and implemented climate finance and policy solutions towards climate change mitigation and adaptation at national and sub-national levels. We have also worked with international governments, advising them on GHG inventory systems.
  2. Forestry & Biodiversity: IORA’s whole systems approach to forestry and biodiversity includes application of spatial technology, forest dependence modelling, vegetation modelling, community engagement, designing robust monitoring strategies, financing and policy design at national and sub-national levels. Efforts towards biodiversity conservation combine biodiversity assessment, valuation, finance and application of market mechanisms.
  3. Remote Sensing & GIS: IORA specializes in the application of geospatial technology in the forestry and land use sectors. We have successfully carried out multi-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change using varied resolution RS datasets, created forest degradation maps, integrated RS analysis with mobile app-based field inventory for forest carbon mapping, created vegetation maps and trained large cadre of forestry professionals in these techniques.
  4. Sustainable Agriculture: IORA uses multi-disciplinary approaches like LULC mapping, socio-economic surveys and application of market mechanisms to design solutions to benefit small and marginal farmers to develop resilience to climate change.

IORA’s international and trans-disciplinary team works closely with Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Private Corporations and Communities to build and scale up conservation solutions. IORA is a growing company that offers an exciting work environment and ample growth potential. The company encourages originality in thought and planning and takes pride in the efficiency and efficacy of its services.

Academic Background:

B.Tech. in CS/IT with 2-3-year experience in full-stack development

Responsibilities: 

  1. Collaborate with the team to set specifications for new applications
  2. Design creative prototypes according to specifications
  3. Conduct functional and non-functional testing
  4. Troubleshoot and debug applications
  5. Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features
  6. Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent application design

Technical Skills Required:

  1. In-depth knowledge of programming for diverse operating systems and platforms using development tools
  2. Understanding of a wide variety of programming languages including JavaScript, Python, HTML, SQL, and CSS
  3. Experience with web-map developing platforms such as Openlayer/ Leaflet/ Geosever/ PostGRES/ Django will be considered as an added advantage.

Remuneration:

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills

Interested candidates are requested to email a Cover Letter & detailed CV mentioning “Application for WEB – GIS Developer” as the subject line to careers@ioraecological.com by May 17, 2022.

Job Title: Business Development Manager – Forestry and Biodiversity

Job Location: New Delhi 

Duration: Full-Time Position

About the Job:

IORA is looking to hire a self-motivated, enterprising and hardworking individual with a passion for forestry and conservation for the post of Business Development Manager – Forestry and Biodiversity. The role involves supporting business development, partnerships and resource mobilization with IORA team in line with our organisation’s vision and mission.

About IORA Ecological Solutions:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is a young and budding environmental consultancy group with a wide range of services on offer. It is a conservation firm with key expertise in environmental finance and policy. IORA’s portfolio of work falls under the following key sectors:

  1. Climate Change: IORA has developed and implemented climate finance and policy solutions towards climate change mitigation and adaptation at national and sub-national levels. We have also worked with international governments, advising them on GHG inventory systems.
  2. Forestry & Biodiversity: IORA’s whole systems approach to forestry and biodiversity includes application of spatial technology, forest dependence modelling, vegetation modelling, community engagement, designing robust monitoring strategies, financing and policy design at national and sub-national levels. Efforts towards biodiversity conservation combine biodiversity assessment, valuation, finance and application of market mechanisms.
  3. Remote Sensing & GIS: IORA specializes in the application of geospatial technology in the forestry and land use sectors. We have successfully carried out multi-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change using varied resolution RS datasets, created forest degradation maps, integrated RS analysis with mobile app-based field inventory for forest carbon mapping, created vegetation maps and trained large cadre of forestry professionals in these techniques.
  4. Sustainable Agriculture: IORA uses multi-disciplinary approaches like LULC mapping, socio-economic surveys and application of market mechanisms to design solutions to benefit small and marginal farmers to develop resilience to climate change.

IORA’s international and trans-disciplinary team works closely with Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Private Corporations and Communities to build and scale up conservation solutions. IORA is a growing company that offers an exciting work environment and ample growth potential. The company encourages originality in thought and planning and takes pride in the efficiency and efficacy of its services.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Identification of new RFPs/ RFQs/ EOIs/ Request for Empanelment
  2. Formulate and implement well-defined strategy for portfolio development in Forestry & Biodiversity and Climate Change sector
  3. Proposal Development and Submission
  4. Define and implement scalable growth strategies for new business verticals
  5. Establish relationships with key design and project implementation teams to broaden awareness and opportunities in NbS
  6. Strong ability to listen to customers, understand their needs and objectives, and drive towards mutually successful outcomes for all parties involved
  7. Data Management for Business Development

Desired  Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  1. Post Graduate Degree in Business Development/ Social Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Forestry and Biodiversity or related disciplines
  2. Prior experience in projects under Forestry, Biodiversity and allied sectors.
  3. Strong understanding of MS Office including MS Word, PowerPoint and MS Excel.
  4. Organized, meticulous and attention to detail are essential
  5. Ability to meet deadlines
  6. Understanding of government e procurement system preferred
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  8. Good strategic planning abilities
  9. Strong time management skills
  10. Strong research and analytical skills. Willingness to solve research problems with creative thinking.
  11. Ability to read and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information quickly and succinctly and ability to make coherent and strong written arguments and proposals.
  12. Proficiency in proposal writing, documentation and presentation skills.
  13. Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with team members

Remuneration:

Competetive

Reporting to:

Senior Vice President – Projects and Partnerships

IORA is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants are requested to email their C.V. (with “Business Development Manager – Forestry & Biodiversity” as the subject line) with a Cover Letter (on why they are interested in the position and how suitable they are for the same – in maximum 300 words) to careers@ioraecological.com  latest by May 17, 2022.

Job Title: Senior Manager – Forestry and Biodiversity 

Job Location: New Delhi 

Duration: Full-Time Position

About the Job:

IORA is looking to hire a self-motivated, enterprising, and hardworking individual with a passion for forestry and conservation for the post of Senior Manager. The role involves assisting in the development and execution of forest conservation projects. This includes eco-restoration, ecological assessments, biodiversity assessment, designing conservation plans, and financial incentive strategies. The job is a good mix of office-based and outdoor work with existing opportunities to work in some of the most diverse forest and biodiversity areas in the country.

About IORA Ecological Solutions:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is a young and budding environmental consultancy group with a wide range of services on offer. It is a conservation firm with key expertise in environmental finance and policy. IORA’s portfolio of work falls under the following key sectors:

  1. Climate Change: IORA has developed and implemented climate finance and policy solutions towards climate change mitigation and adaptation at national and sub-national levels. We have also worked with international governments, advising them on GHG inventory systems.
  2. Forestry & Biodiversity: IORA’s whole systems approach to forestry and biodiversity includes application of spatial technology, forest dependence modelling, vegetation modelling, community engagement, designing robust monitoring strategies, financing, and policy design at national and sub-national levels. Efforts towards biodiversity conservation combine biodiversity assessment, valuation, finance, and application of market mechanisms.
  3. Remote Sensing & GIS: IORA specializes in the application of geospatial technology in the forestry and land-use sectors. We have successfully carried out multi-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change using varied resolution RS datasets, created forest degradation maps, integrated RS analysis with mobile app-based field inventory for forest carbon mapping, created vegetation maps, and trained a large cadre of forestry professionals in these techniques.
  4. Sustainable Agriculture: IORA uses multi-disciplinary approaches like LULC mapping, socio-economic surveys, and application of market mechanisms to design solutions to benefit small and marginal farmers to develop resilience to climate change.

IORA’s international and trans-disciplinary team works closely with Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Private Corporations, and Communities to build and scale up conservation solutions. IORA is a growing company that offers an exciting work environment and ample growth potential. The company encourages originality in thought and planning and takes pride in the efficiency and efficacy of its services.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Forest restoration assessment and planning
  2. Lead teams in field data collection and assessment of forest biomass, biodiversity, and ecology
  3. Oversee socio-economic data collection
  4. Develop landscape specific conservation strategies and interventions
  5. Collate and analyse data as required
  6. Carry out due diligence of forestry and conservation projects including suitable methodologies, success factors, and pitfalls
  7. Measure carbon content across different landscapes and forests
  8. Engage and coordinate with clients and partners to ensure effective project implementation. This includes developing and delivering presentations and project briefs
  9. Develop and execute multi-stakeholder engagement plans. This will include developing the technical content as well as organising and conducting community stakeholder consultations, government departmental and corporate workshops, conferences, and trainings.
  10. Lead the development of new concepts and proposals that capitalise on IORA’s expertise for greater impact.
  11. Representing IORA and its work at national and regional platforms to foster the development of new and strategic partnerships
  12. Liaise with the communications team to develop products for wider dissemination and public outreach

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree in Forestry or related fields with relevant work experience of atleast 5-8 years.
  2. Knowledge of forestry operations and existing practices
  3. Experience in forestry modelling, forest management planning, and participatory forest dynamics and growth projection.
  4. Ability to lead carbon, biodiversity, and other ecological field studies in the forest (preferably)
  5. Proficiency in report writing and documentation with a credible publication record is desirable
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Experience working in the field/ provinces
  8. Willingness to learn and explore new experiences
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  10. Ability to work in challenging circumstances
  11. Willingness to solve research problems with creative thinking.
  12. Proficient with MS Excel and Word.

Remuneration: Competitive

IORA is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants are requested to email their C.V. (with “Senior Manager-Forestry & Biodiversity” as the subject line) with a Cover Letter (on why they are interested in the position and how suitable they are for the same – in a maximum of 300 words) to careers@ioraecological.com  latest by May 17, 2022.

Job Title: Team Leader – Climate Change, Forestry and Biodiversity 

Job Location: North East 

Duration: Full-Time Position

About the Job:

Leading a multidisciplinary team of Forestry (for study of Drivers of Forest Deforestation & Degradation, and MRV Systems); GIS; and Developing Project Design Documents (PDDs for REDD+), Climate Change (for Vulnerability Assessment & Voluntary Carbon Market)

This is an indicative job description and may include the related tasks.

About IORA Ecological Solutions:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is a young and budding environmental consultancy group with a wide range of services on offer. It is a conservation firm with key expertise in environmental finance and policy. IORA’s portfolio of work falls under the following key sectors:

  1. Climate Change: IORA has developed and implemented climate finance and policy solutions towards climate change mitigation and adaptation at national and sub-national levels. We have also worked with international governments, advising them on GHG inventory systems.
  2. Forestry & Biodiversity: IORA’s whole systems approach to forestry and biodiversity includes application of spatial technology, forest dependence modelling, vegetation modelling, community engagement, designing robust monitoring strategies, financing, and policy design at national and sub-national levels. Efforts towards biodiversity conservation combine biodiversity assessment, valuation, finance, and application of market mechanisms.
  3. Remote Sensing & GIS: IORA specializes in the application of geospatial technology in the forestry and land-use sectors. We have successfully carried out multi-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change using varied resolution RS datasets, created forest degradation maps, integrated RS analysis with mobile app-based field inventory for forest carbon mapping, created vegetation maps, and trained a large cadre of forestry professionals in these techniques.
  4. Sustainable Agriculture: IORA uses multi-disciplinary approaches like LULC mapping, socio-economic surveys, and application of market mechanisms to design solutions to benefit small and marginal farmers to develop resilience to climate change.

IORA’s international and trans-disciplinary team works closely with Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Private Corporations, and Communities to build and scale up conservation solutions. IORA is a growing company that offers an exciting work environment and ample growth potential. The company encourages originality in thought and planning and takes pride in the efficiency and efficacy of its services.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Lead climate impact assessments and vulnerability analysis
  2. Overseeing development of MRV Framework
  3. Facilitate the development of new proposals
  4. Develop landscape level management strategies, carry out due diligence and risk assessments
  5. Finalisation of periodic project reports and presentations
  6. Facilitate development of REDD+ Projects, carbon trade and benefit-sharing

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  1. Ph.D. in Forestry, Environmental Sciences, NRM or related fields with more than 15 years’ experience in Forestry, Climate Change and REDD+ related projects
  2. Post graduate in Life Sciences with more than 20 years’ experience in Forestry, Climate Change and REDD+ related projects
  3. Experience as a Team Lead in Forestry/ Climate Change for at least 5 years
  4. Knowledge of forestry operations and existing practices; and Low Carbon Development
  5. Proficiency in report writing and documentation with a credible publication record is desirable
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Ability to handle various stakeholders
  8. National/International Experience in managing large scale projects

Remuneration: Competitive

IORA is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants are requested to email their C.V. (with “Team Leader- Climate Change, Forestry & Biodiversity” as the subject line) with a Cover Letter (in a maximum of 300 words) and record of publications to careers@ioraecological.com  latest by May 17, 2022.

IORA profile:

IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is one of India’s leading environmental conservation firms with expertise in environmental finance, policy and project development and implementation.  We have an extensive national and international portfolio of projects that cover a wide spectrum of environmental science domains including: Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Forest Conservation and Management; Clean Technologies; New Market Mechanisms for Climate Change Mitigation; Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated River Management

IORA’s clients include Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Development Agencies, Businesses and NGOs.