Consultant in Environment/Ecosystems Management

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 🇮🇳

Hiring for: Consultant – Environment/Ecosystems

A little bit about who we are

At WOTR, we are committed to tackling the key causes of rural poverty by rejuvenating ecosystems and building the community’s resilience to climate change by enhancing water availability, increasing land and agricultural productivity, diversifying livelihoods, empowering women, and strengthening the health and well-being of vulnerable rural communities.

WOTR brings together practitioners, academicians, researchers, trainers, and policy makers to work collaboratively in building the resilience of rural communities. Our partners, including donors and government agencies stand resolutely behind us to effect this. 

Over the course of nearly 30 years, we have already made a significant impact, having worked in 10 states and 4395 villages, and positively impacting the lives of 4.43 million people. We remain dedicated to continuing this important work and expanding our efforts to make an even greater difference in the lives of those we serve. For further information, do look us up at:

A brief snapshot of the role: 

We are now launching a programme to provide technical assistance for ecosystem-centric, climate resilient development in rural Maharashtra in collaboration with related departments of the Government of Maharashtra.

One component of this program is Integrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) across Development Policies, Plans and Programs of the Government of Maharashtra. 

We are seeking a highly motivated Consultant in Environment/Ecosystems Management who will be responsible to lead and drive this effort. This critical role will be for a one-year period, which may be extended. It will be based in Mumbai with periodic travel to Pune and across the state.

As Consultant – Environment/Ecosystems you will:

  • Undertake an analysis of rural development/environment-related programs being implemented in Maharashtra and assess them from the perspective of their ecosystems impact and contribution to building resilience to climate change.
  • Develop, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, a Draft Policy for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) that enhances climate resilience in rural Maharashtra covering all stakeholders and related programs.
  • Develop a Road Map for implementing the proposed EbA Policy.
  • Develop a Training Curriculum (including training material) and conduct Training of Trainers events (ToTs) to promote the concept, practice and application of EbA.
  • Provide support to EbA projects implemented in partnership with the GoM.

Apply if you have:

  • 7+ years of field experience including in mobilizing communities.
  • A Ph.D/Postgraduate degree in Environmental Sciences or a related field.
  • Have done policy-related analytic and research work. 
  • Familiarity with Govt. programmes concerning the environment/biodiversity/ rural development.
  • Engaged and liaised with Govt. department and agencies
  • Written and Spoken Fluency in Marathi and English.
  • Familiarity with climate change and its impact on Environment/Ecosystems.

To Apply: Write to with an updated CV with subject line Re: Consultant – Environment/Ecosystems






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development