World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position will be based out the WRI Europe office in London. Existing work authorization for UK is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor visa work authorization for this position.
This position will be part-time (20 hours per week).
About the Program:
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) is a self-governed international coalition of organizations and individuals working collaboratively to achieve a shared objective: the urgent transformation of food and land use systems to deliver a better future for people, nature and climate. Through an evidence-based approach, the coalition, which includes nine global partners, six country platforms and over 50 Ambassadors, empowers farmers, policymakers, businesses, investors, and civil society to unlock collective action at scale.
FOLU seeks a part-time (50%) Communications and Events Specialist to join the coalition’s global Communications and Marketing team. You will have a strong focus on events that FOLU hosts or takes part in. This includes coordinating the preparation and the execution of such virtual or in-person events. For this, you will collaborate with colleagues across teams and countries. In this role, you will also support media engagement and social media activities and be involved in a range of other key communications and marketing activities including writing and editing, presentations, and website maintenance. You will be part of the coalition’s Global Secretariat and have the opportunity to apply hands-on communications skills daily, working closely with subject-matter experts and communications colleagues across FOLU’s country platforms. You will be part of a highly motivated team using communications to accelerate the transformation of food and land use systems. You will be based in London and work closely with the Senior Communications Associate and the Communications Specialist. You will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager.
What will you do:
Events management (25%):
Other key communications activities (25%):
What will you need:
Potential salary: £30,974 - £37,168 (this salary will be prorated to 50%)
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by March 22, 2023. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
Founded in 1982, 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 to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
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.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
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. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.