Salary $79,000 - $106,000 a year job type full-time
Full job description
We are accepting applications for this position until 5 pm est, july 9th, 2021 This position can be based out of any of the wri offices worldwideThis would include any country where wri has an office, with preference for dc, hague, london, ethiopia, nairobi, mexico city, and indiaThis position is a full time, limited term position for 1 year with a potential for extension. Job summary
The training manager, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (training manager, pmel) will join the growing mfr team, increasing the planning, monitoring and evaluation capacity of the teamThe training manager, pmel will develop and provide targeted training focused on best practices in pmelThe training manager, pmel will develop training materials focused on pmel fundamentals and how to apply them in the new m&e system at wriWri is looking for someone with a passion for training professionals in multicultural settingsThis position is ideal for someone with an interest in technical areas that wri works in, has experience trainings adults, and is a subject matter expert in pmel practices.
The training manager, pmel’s immediate team will consist of the mfr team, reporting to the director of mfr, but will work closely with the manager, strategy development in the cities program, as well as colleagues across the institute, including our international offices.
Over the course of the year this position will be shared between the cities program and mfrThe two teams have a shared objective to improve the quality of monitoring and evaluation to assist teams with adaptive management and rigorous analysis of programmatic work to drive learningThis position plays a key role in ensuring that as wri adopts a new monitoring and evaluation system (devresults), that teams are able to access quality trainings and technical support materials, and that a network of staff with mel capacity supports improved practices throughout wriThis shared position ensures that the tailoring of the m&e trainings to support improved m&e practices, and system adoption, is informed by the global challenges and international officesMfr, working closely with the largest global challenge, with 70% of its employees based in the international offices, helps ensure that the trainings and the m&e system are designed for the intended usersThis position will work closely with other teams throughout wri to ensure that the content and the delivery provides maximum benefits to usersThe training manager, pmel will employ the learnwri platform to guarantee open access to training materials and track trainee performance to analyze effectiveness of training contentThe training manager, pmel will also work with the external m&e system firm (devresults) to ensure consistency of content, as neededThis position is for 1 year with the potential for extension.
This position is remote due to covid-19 and can be based in one of our worldwide locations once restrictions are lifted. Job responsibilities
Identify training needs in collaboration with the mfr and cities teams, refining training materials with inputs from colleagues throughout the institute Lead the development of training materials focused on mel fundamentals and the use of wri’s m&e system; including but not limited to online self- directed modules with facilitated online group webinars, workshops, and discussions, videos, manuals and guides, and other training materials Work with and manage contracted developer of training modules, as needed Design training modules that are accessible on learnwri Integrate trainings developed and given by devresults into wri’s m&e training modules to ensure seamless support for learning best practices in m&e and how to apply them in day to day work at wri Responsible for designing and delivering trainings and guidance in collaboration with the srAssociate pmel and strategy and performance manager for cities, on m&e, strategy development and theory of change, and how to develop robust mel frameworks along a toc Ensure lessons learned through pmel training processes are captured and shared to advance the application of best practices throughout the organization Integrate cutting-edge thinking and approaches into wri’s trainings Develop and implement a “training of trainers” approach in wri’s international offices for the cities program to support enhanced pmel practices (time permitting) Monitor the trainings on learnwri and trainees’ application of knowledge in the new m&e system other responsibilities as identified
Master’s degree with preference for degrees in education, public policy, economics, political science, environmental studies, or related field or a bachelor's degree with 2additional years of experience Minimum 5-7 years of full-time work experience in a relevant field, with demonstrated experience in training, monitoring, evaluation, project design and implementation Demonstrated experience training adults, preferably in developing results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation plans, or related subject areas Experience working with international teams Experience developing technical trainings and setting up monitoring system to track effectiveness of trainings Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Self-starter with ability to juggle multiple assignments at one time, and see project through to completion Superb attention to detail Friendly, positive demeanor and determined attitude Sense of humor and team-focused Fluency in microsoft word, outlook, excel, and powerpoint Sector-specific knowledge and experience related to wri’s work in food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean would be an added advantage, but not necessary
How to apply: please submit a resume with cover letterApplicants must apply through the wri careers portal to be considered. Potential salary: $79,000 - $106,000 if based in usSalary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. Program overview Managing for results overview Operating out of the executive office, the managing for results (mfr) team is a resource for the institution, supporting wri’s work around the world on food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the oceanOur mission is to work across wri’s programs, centers and international offices (ios) to help assess if they are setting the right goals, help measure progress toward accomplishing those goals, and provide tools and support to staff to measure progress and help understand if their work is contributing to the longer-term positive changes, or impact, we intend to make in the worldWe aim to ensure that wri programmatic teams are meeting established internal and external standards for best practices in strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learningMfr’s strategy has three core components:
Developing a culture of results for learning and accountability to equip wri for adaptive management and continual improvement through trainings and resources for all of wri. Support strategy development and planning to assess potential for impact and ensure projects are set up to achieve real-world change from the outset through equipping senior management with the information they need to make decisions. Targeted support of strategy and planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning to help ensure the approaches projects are implementing are effective and leading to results.
Wri ross center for sustainable cities overview
Wri ross center for sustainable cities helps create accessible, equitable, healthy and resilient urban areas for people, businesses and the environment to thriveTogether with partners, we enable more connected, compact and coordinated citiesThe center’s main focus areas are: integrated transport systems, vision zero, e-mobility, integrated urban planning, inclusive climate and energy planning, and air qualityEach focus area is approached through a combination of empirically driven research and on-the-ground action
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.