Project Associate (YSB India)

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Yunus Social Business India is looking for a Project Associate to work on a project with an impact-focused firm in the Circular Economy space related to rubber.

General Conditions

  • Expected start date: As soon as possible, no later than 1 Aug 2019

  • Base location: Mumbai, India

  • Travel requirement: for field visits, expected to be around 3 weeks in total

  • Contract duration: 4 months with possibility to extend to other projects on completion

The Context

 India generates about 1 million tonnes of waste tyres annually, most of which end up in polluting uses. The focus of the project is to strengthen the sourcing value chain of a clean use company, creating significant social (improved livelihood for the collectors) and environmental impact (net carbon savings). 

The role is for a 4 month long project, based in Mumbai, India. On completion of this project, there is a possibility for the person to join other exciting projects of YSB India or other offices of YSB globally.

Your Responsibilities

You will be part of a small project team that will interface with the client and key stakeholders in end-of-life tyres value-chain. The project has 4-month duration and has concrete deliverables on new market development for sourcing and optimising the existing supply-chain. You will be instrumental in growing the client’s business thus contributing to social and environmental impact.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Study best practices for waste collection, processing and financing in adjacent spaces to draw out learning for implementation in the context of the client

  • Undertake field research and provide tools for customers’ needs assessment and understanding important stakeholders in tyre waste collection

  • Identify tyre waste aggregators, both retail and wholesale, as potential supply partners for the client

  • Explore innovative waste collection applications that are adaptable in the specific context of tyre waste collection

  • Facilitate partnerships for the client through active engagement with the potential suppliers and solution providers

  • Create documentation and develop presentation materials for internal and external purposes

Your Background, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from a Tier I University in Engineering, Sustainable Development, Environment, Business or Social Sciences; an MBA is a plus; 

  • 3+ years of experience in relevant sectors such as consulting, market research, analytics, distribution, sourcing and sustainability

  • Strong interest in working in circular economy space or climate change issues 

  • Prior experience of conducting research, developing analytical models and creating effective presentations

  • Fluency in Hindi

Your Personal Qualities

  • You are imaginative and curious- you are constantly tracking trends and developments

  • Hungry for knowledge and eager to learn

  • A self-starter and take initiative beyond your role description

  • Agile and go-getter

  • Team-worker with empathy and humility

  • A good listener and communicator, including, in writing

We are offering the opportunity

  • To be a member of our network of global consultants and work on a growing portfolio of social innovation and venture building work in India and globally

  • To catalyse strong social impact by facilitating corporate innovation for social good

  • To work with a collaborative and fun team globally

  • To develop a network of leading companies and social sector organisations in India

How to Apply

Please apply to Rahul Batra ( by 20th July, sending

●        Your Resume (English)

●        A meaningful note, explaining your motivation for the job, your enthusiasm for the role and, most importantly what makes you a good fit for the position