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Multistakeholder partnerships for building an Inclusive Forest Economy

A successful multi-way partnership can potentially benefit 200 million people, denting poverty at a scale not seen before. However, this requires much more than industry-community partnerships. The initiative on Forest Economy will facilitate multi-way partnerships between government, industry, civil society, academy, and forest communities for ensuring sustainable forest management and livelihoods.

An open call…

Our ambition is to foster an environment in which a sustainable and inclusive forest economy could flourish. This requires a multi-way engagement between the diverse set of actors ranging from the forest communities, government, industry, civil society, academy, and consumers. The common cause of strengthening the forest economies promotes this multi-actor engagement. Currently, our efforts are directed towards seeding this engagement by providing a common platform to these diverse groups of actors. We expect that an engagement between these actors would contribute towards secure tenure rights of the forest communities, establish sustained market linkages between the forest communities and businesses, create incentives for sustainable value chains of the Seasonal Forest Products, and generate technology-based solutions to increase productivity and inclusivity at the local level.

We value the diversity of knowledge, and perspectives. Everybody is welcome. All hands on deck!

If you are a government entity, corporate entity, academic or research institute, civil society organisation, or media house, excited about our work and vision, and want to partner with us, feel free to express your interest.


    We seek highly motivated and technically proficient candidates for the position of Full Stack Web Developer as part of a multi-year project requiring development, deployment, and maintenance of Applications as part of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business. 

    As a Full Stack Web Developer, the incumbent will work within the Forest Governance team (Technology Vertical) to deliver functional & user-friendly web and mobile applications and in a timely manner. 

    Job Description: 

    The candidate will be responsible for development, testing, deployment, upgradation, and maintenance of applications for monitoring the forest governance project and will work closely with Product Engineers and Researchers on the Forest Governance team. We are looking for a highly skilled full stack web developer who is comfortable with both front and back-end programming. They will be responsible for developing and designing front-end web architecture, and ensuring the responsiveness of applications.

    The responsibilities include: 

    1. Developing frontend workflow and designing user interactions
    2. Creating servers, databases, and backend functionalities.
    3. Ensuring responsiveness and cross-platform optimization for mobile devices.
    4. Designing and developing APIs.
    5. Performing timely testing to ensure resolution of performance inefficiencies.

    Additionally, the candidate will also be required to

    1. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and design new features as per needs of the larger team and multiple stakeholders.  
    2. Develop documentation and version control strategy for efficient deployment. 

    The candidate is expected to have: 

    1. An undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering. A post-graduate degree is desirable. 
    2. Prior Experience in configuration and deployment of web apps on GCP/AWS. 
    3. Proficiency with creating and using RESTFul APIs.
    4. Proficiency with HTML, CSS and ES6. 
    5. Proficiency with JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular and/or Flutter.
    6. Familiarity with database technologies like MongoDB.
    7. Prior Experience in spatial data structures and deployment of map-based solutions.

    Interested candidates are requested to send their Resume/CV, a cover letter describing why you are a good fit for the job and contact information for two references to forest_governance@isb.edu

    Application Deadline: Position is open until filled

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience and proficiency. ISB values diversity in the workplace and especially encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

    We seek to hire a specialist to handle digital communications for the Forest Governance Initiative. They will manage content of the Forest Governance website, and its social media handles. They will be responsible for monitoring performance with SEO, update and keep track of the content on the website and social media handles.  

    The initiative on Forest Economy at Indian School of Business leverages synergies between public policy goals, statutory provisions, private sector engagement, and market opportunities in India’s forested landscapes. It engages forest dwelling communities through their collective ownership over forests and empowers women’s groups through bank linkage and entrepreneurship to create long term potential in forest-based livelihoods, jobs, and incomes. This initiative promotes women’s collective enterprises in rural areas to ensure a sustainable supply of raw material to industry.  

    We have a three-pronged approach: First, we will build and optimize linkages between major corporate buyers for industrial raw material and local communities with secure tenure rights. Second, we will facilitate institutional and technological capacity building of communities. Third, we will design incentives and institutions for market engagement to lead to forest conservation. This vision will contribute towards meeting India’s global commitments for sustainable development. The success of our vision depends on partnerships with governments, businesses, and civil society. We have several active collaborations in Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Maharashtra. 

    The incumbent will be responsible for posting new content to our website and social media channels. They will work closely with the Forest Governance content team. They are required to be proficient in Wordpress CMS, HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript. They will develop and add functionalities to the existing portal. Candidates with experience in UI/UX design will be preferred.  

    We value diversity in the workplace and encourage women and minority candidates to apply. Interested candidates should send their CV and a Cover Letter describing their suitability for this position to forest_governance@isb.edu