Jafferjee Brothers Exports (Pvt) Ltd
World Resources Institute
Salary $96,000 - $130,000 a year
Full job description
In this role, you will support delivery across the national climate action portfolioLeveraging your extensive experience working internationally, you will develop and implement project management systems to support multi-country teams with wide-ranging expertiseYou will be responsible for ensuring project delivery in partnership with research leads, coaching junior staff in project management practices, tracking project deliverables across countries, facilitating planning sessions for projects, and addressing challenges in project execution by identifying solutions or escalating appropriately.
The successful candidate will be results-oriented, with a background in person and program management and a passion for ensuring that programmatic work has real-word impactYou will report to the chief of staff for climate and economics, and play a key role in program-wide strategy coordination, impact reporting, and risk management.
Candidates can work from one of the following wri offices: united states, africa (addis), brasil, mexico, or europeYou must have work authorization to work in one of these country offices, as wri is unable to provide visa sponsorshipPlease indicate your country office preference in your cover letter.
This position is remote due to covid-19, but you will be based at one of our wri offices once restrictions have lifted.
Program/project management (75% of time required)
Develop and administer project management tools and systems to oversee delivery of multi-million dollar programs across countries
Monitor progress against work programs and funder deliverables to ensure timely, efficient, and impactful delivery of the work program
Serve as the focal point for requests on nca program delivery
Coordinate efforts of the operations, development, research, engagement, and communications teams to support program execution, appropriate spending, and timely reporting
Facilitate cross-learnings between country teams and projects to enhance efficiency and impact of nca projects
Coach junior project management staff in best practices for managing projects, tracking delivery and risks, and addressing challenges in program execution
Proactively manage changes in project scope and direction, ensuring coordination between project teams, stakeholders, and funders
Program development and evaluation (25% of time required)
Provide inputs and sign-offs for regular funder reporting on national climate action work, ensuring that reports are comprehensive, accurate, and compelling
Contribute to and approve nca funding proposals to ensure appropriate resourcing and realistic, meaningful deliverables
Participate in and contribute to program-wide strategy discussions to support alignment between program strategy, goals, and workplans
Support on program evaluation efforts, including through participation and coordination of external review efforts and internal progress tracking
Minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience working in project management, employee mentorship, and program delivery
Proven ability to lead on the coordination and delivery of projects, including major events, influence strategies, and international programs
Experience working with diverse teams
Polished and professional communication skills for external correspondence with partners, funders, and commissioners
International experience or prior work in a global organization preferred
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
Work authorization is required for this positionWri cannot provide visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Potential salary $96,000 - $130,000Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to apply
Please provide a cover letter with resumeApplicants must apply through the wri careers portal to be considered.
World resources institute (wri) measures its success through real change on the groundWe envision an equitable and prosperous planet driven by the wise management of natural resourcesWe aspire to create a world where the actions of government, business, and communities combine to eliminate poverty and sustain the natural environment for all peopleWri’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-beingThe 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 milestonesWri’s climate program works to accelerate the transition to a stronger, more inclusive and low-carbon growth path in order to confront the climate crisis and build back better from the covid-19 pandemicWith centers in brazil, china, india, indonesia, africa, the us, and mexico, our experts focus on shifting national policies through economic and policy analysis, global diplomacy, data and accountabilityThe national climate action initiative is a joint effort of the climate program, the economics center, and wri international offices comprising efforts undertaken as part of the work on a new climate economy, on the development of long term strategies, and ndc implementation and enhancementWe believe that if countries are directly supported with rigorous and compelling policy and economic analysis, technical tools and capacity building, on how to incorporate climate action into economic and national development policy and narratives, then we can overcome many of the political and financial barriers to increasing climate ambition.
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-beingWe 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, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.
We are passionateWe value our diversity of interests, skills and backgroundsWe have a flexible work environmentAnd we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of peopleOur shared ideals are at the core of our approachThey 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 livesWe work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the groundEqually 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 millionFounded in 1982, wri has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countriesWe 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.