Project Associate, Public Engagement/Communications

Posted Date: 
26.04.2021, Monday
Jobs Status: 

Project Associate, Public Engagement/Communications 
Expected duration: 1 year (renewable)

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), ranked one of the top environmental think-tanks globally, seeks a Project Associate for its new program on Public Engagement and Outreach, in coordination with the Biodiversity Collaborative (BC) and complementing the National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being (NMBH). The incumbent will be based in Bengaluru and report to the Project Director of the program.

About NMBH and BC

The National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being (NMBH) is an initiative of the Government of India’s Office of the Principal Science Advisor (PSA). The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is the designated implementing agency.

The Biodiversity Collaborative (BC) is a loose federation of organizations that are affiliated largely through their current joint work on the NMBH with funding from the Office of the PSA.


Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a Project Associate (PA) for the new program on Public Engagement and Outreach, ideally a professional with 5 years of experience, with a modern skill set and hands-on knowledge of environmental communications.  The PA has a demonstrable portfolio of projects in communicating biodiversity or other environmental issues inter alia climate change, disaster management, ecosystem services, agriculture, health, economic policy, and informatics in India. As a self-starter, the PA will drive public engagement in the NMBH and related programs to deliver concrete outcomes, including events, campaigns, etc. The incumbent will do this in coordination with the project team and by interfacing with subject matter experts of the BC and NMBH. The incumbent will leverage the EChO Network, a national program to provide a template for cross-disciplinary leadership in India with the specific focus of increasing research, knowledge, and awareness of Indian ecology and the environment. 



The ideal candidate will have:

  • A master’s degree or higher in public relations, marketing, advertising or related areas;
  • The drive to pay attention to detail in the production of deliverables;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to listen, persuade, learn, act on new approaches with coalitions;
  • Ability to execute goal-oriented strategies to produce timely outputs;
  • Demonstrated ability to write and present information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner;
  • Experience in dealing with print and TV media;
  • Skills to use current tools such as social media, podcasts, infographics, etc.; and
  • Organizational skills to design and implement events and campaigns, both online and in person.

In addition to a value based, informal and collegial work culture, ATREE provides competitive compensation geared to attract the best talent.  ATREE’s recruitment and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

Interested candidates should send their CV along with a covering letter and two references to The position will remain open until 20th May 2021. The subject line of application should say “Project Associate, Public Engagement/Communications”