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Project and Engagement Specialist, Climate Program

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Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name World Resources Institute
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Directory Entry : The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action.
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In this role, you will support project management within the Global Climate Program’s National Climate Action portfolio, including the New Climate Economy’s work in specific countries. Your work will include tracking project deliverables, building and maintaining relationships with in-country partners and stakeholders, ensuring coordination between the Communication, Engagement and Research teams, and executing strategies, products and events. As a member of the New Climate Economy team, you will work to build and disseminate the global narrative that highlights the momentum and economic opportunities of Climate Action. You will be responsible for ensuring alignment between ongoing country-level and global work, contributing to program reporting, and supporting efforts to engage with High-Level Champions. 

Job Responsibilities
Program/Project Management (60%)

  • Serve as a main point of contact for NCE’s lead country projects and provide support on project efforts for other countries as per need and demand
  • Coordinate and provide inputs into funder reports, monitor timely deliverables and provide support to the Program Coordinators for reporting back to funders
  • Provide support towards major events and global moments and support organizing around in-country activities and moments
  • Actively engage with the Communications, Research and Engagement teams to ensure priorities move in parallel
  • Provide general administrative support, such as scheduling, event logistics and other responsibilities as needed
Country Engagement (30%)
  • Provide support to the Engagement Lead for the design and implementation of the engagement strategy for the National Climate Action program – primarily for NCE Countries
  • Build, track and maintain partnerships that enhance the impact of the engagement efforts for the region
  • Support on the preparation of briefings or presentation materials for partners, WRI colleagues, and external Champions. Preparing issue-specific and country specific briefing materials
Partnership Development (10%)
  • Contribute to funding proposals, including developing and inputting on engagement strategies and program deliverables
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with grant requirements and deliverables 
Job Qualifications
  • Minimum two years of of project management, outreach, or related activities with a link to climate, energy or broader environmental issues
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven ability to lead on the coordination and delivery of projects, including major events, influence strategies, and international programs
  • Experience working with high-level champions or their teams and maintaining good relationships with diverse networks of people
  • Polished and professional communication skills for external correspondence with partners, funders, and commissioners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Flexible and capable of working with minimal direction and supervision
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and values
  • International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred
Potential Salary: $53,000 - $68,000
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. 

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter with your resume. Applicants must?apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. 

Climate Program Overview
WRI’s Climate Program seeks the radical transformation that the science requires to protect the natural resources which are at the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Research shows that we are not yet on track, and despite encouraging progress in some areas, extraordinary action is necessary in several other areas to meet the milestones. Within WRI's Global Climate Program, the New Climate Economy (NCE) built the evidence base to demonstrate that climate action is not only complementary to, but essential for economic development. Rigorous modeling and analysis clearly show that climate-smart development is the growth story of the 21st century. Moreover, countries that delay climate action risk missing opportunities for economic growth and development gains. Building on this evidence base, the NCE and, more broadly, WRI’s National Climate Action initiative, are now focused on translating this compelling global narrative and analysis into specific, actionable plans for key emerging and developing countries.

WRI Overview 

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, watersustainable cities, and the ocean. 

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development?challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.  

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in?Africa,?Brazil,?China,?Europe,?India,?Indonesia,?Mexico?and the?United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.?? 

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.?? 

WRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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