The Ecological Restoration Alliance – India (ERA-India) has an exciting opening for those interested in ecological restoration of degraded natural ecosystems. ERA-India is a network of citizens working to restore ecosystems across India. The position will be housed at the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF, ), a leading conservation research institution in India.
We are looking for a colleague (entry to mid-level) who is passionate about ecological restoration, has strong communication and networking skills, and experience in ecology, wildlife and communication in the Indian context. The candidate will work as a Project Assistant to coordinate activities, develop curated materials and online resources for the ERA-India website, manage related social media accounts, and work with Alliance partners to foster responsible ecological restoration. The position is for one year, with the possibility of further extension.
The main goal of ERA-India is to bring together best practices in ecological restoration on a digital knowledge platform, move away from mindless tree planting to careful ecosystem restoration following best practices, and enable linkages and partnerships among individuals and organisations interested in restoration.
Qualifications and Desired Capabilities
Bachelors or Masters degree in any discipline
Excellent communication skills, and ability to write, design, curate, and present information and materials related to ecological restoration and nature conservation
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams and interact with groups of people
Knowledge of Indian ecosystems, with an interest in plants
Proficiency in English (writing, speaking, editing)
High proficiency and comfort with managing and using the internet and software such as for websites, blogs, forums, social media, and other online skills (video and photo editing, using online and mobile apps, curating content for online posting)
Experience in conducting training and outreach related to nature, conservation, or restoration
Knowledge of native plant identification
Proficiency in any Indian language
Background or interest in writing, art, and creative activities to promote nature and restoration
What we can offer you is a fulfilling full-time job, a great work environment, wonderful colleagues, and a chance to make a difference. There will be some travel across the country, if needed. To know more about the ERA-India .
Pay will be based on qualifications, experience, and whether the person works full time or part time (this is negotiable).
How to apply:
Please send us a detailed CV (filename: 'your name_CV') and a one page cover letter (filename: 'your name_CL') explaining why you would like to work with us, and how you are suited to it (maximum: 500 words). Include names and contact email addresses of two referees in your cover letter. Please email these documents to with the subject line “Application: Project Assistant”. Please apply before 15th October 2023; however, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
The position is for Indian citizens only. Women and those from under-represented groups or disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.