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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: Programmer/ Application Developer

Job Location: New Delhi 

Duration: Full Time Position

About the Job:

IORA is looking to hire a qualified, self-motivated, enterprising and hardworking individual adept at application development for the post of Programmer/Application and Web Developer. The person should have excellent knowledge of web-coding and programming languages, Content Management Systems (CMS), knowledge of UI and UX, be familiar with a variety of operating systems and platforms and be able to code functional programs and applications. He/she will work as part of a team and individually with little supervision. The ideal candidate should have an analytical mind-set and a keen eye for detail.

The goal is to develop a seamlessly functioning website with excellent UI and UX, write “clean” and flawless code to produce fully functional software applications according to requirements. The work requires a strong understanding of the different computer languages that can be used in application development. Job tasks may include working in teams, testing applications and designing prototype applications. Demonstrated knowledge in the area of technology critical in the integration and development of Mobile Applications, Web Applications and a thorough understanding of coding in SQL, ArcGIS, Python, JavaScript, etc. Demonstrated knowledge in JavaScript/ Python/ PHP/ Ruby/ HTML and CSS. Work involves meeting with users, analyzing and defining system needs, developing software programs and applications and implementing, documenting and maintaining applications and associated systems.

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:

A Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in computer science or related fields with minimum 2 years of experience in programming/web development.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop a seamlessly functioning website as well as contribute towards capability enhancement of geospatial data analysis portal with excellent UI and UX.
  2. Develop an effective and user-friendly backend
  3. Understand client requirements and how they translate in application features
  4. Collaborate with the team to set specifications for new applications
  5. Design creative prototypes according to specifications
  6. Write high quality source code to program complete applications within deadlines
  7. Perform unit and integration testing before launch
  8. Conduct functional and non-functional testing
  9. Troubleshoot and debug applications
  10. Evaluate existing applications to reprogram, update and add new features
  11. Develop technical documents and handbooks to accurately represent application design and code
  12. Integrate data input with existing applications
  13. Develop, test, debug and maintain an array of custom web-based tools and supporting web services using standard programming platforms such as Java, Python, C++ etc.
  14. Write and modify new and existing data automation tasks, tests, installs, and implements changes and ensures changes are successful.
  15. Troubleshoot application errors and problems, research and analyze correction strategies; help with networks and help desk requests as needed
  16. Confer with users to discuss requirements and solutions, write system and program specifications and design user interface, programs, and reports.

Technical Skills Required:

  1. Excellent understanding of software design and programming principles
  2. In-depth knowledge of programming for diverse operating systems and platforms using development tools
  3. Understanding of a wide variety of programming languages including JavaScript, Python, R, C#, C++, HTML, SQL, PHP, Ruby, HTML and CSS
  4. Experience with web-map developing platforms such as openlayer/leaflet/geosever will be considered as an added advantage
  5. Ability to prioritize tasks, and adhere to timelines and budgets according to scope and schedule
  6. Communicates with project managers and clients clearly and pro-actively, both verbal and written
  7. Analytical thinking and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
  8. Ability to organize and prioritize a large work volume

Remuneration:

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills

Interested candidates are requested to email a Cover Letter & detailed CV mentioning “Application for Programmer/Application Developer” as the subject line to careers@ioraecological.com by October 4, 2021.

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 October 04, 2021.

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.

Job Title: Research Intern

Job Type: Part-time/ Full time, Paid, Work from Home

Number of Positions: 3

Start Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 Months

About the Job: IORA Ecological Solutions is looking for dynamic and creative students for internship, willing to learn about forestry policy advisory and finance in India.

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:  

The primary responsibility of these interns would be to help in

  1. Literature Review, to gather relevant papers for the ROAM team to further process.
  2. Drafting the Case studies to highlight the best practices in FLR.
  3. Gather relevant information to compute cost benefit for the FLR interventions and,
  4. To help with setting up calls with the experts for their comments and validation of drivers and interventions.

Candidate should have atleast 3-month experience interning with a Research Agency / NGO and with a relevant experience working on Restoration projects.

Qualifications:

MSc. in Environment/ Climate Change/Forestry/ Natural Resource Management or any other relevant field.

Remuneration:

Stipend will be paid based on the performance.

Interested candidates can send their application to arun@ioraecological.com

Last Date to Apply: June 18, 2021