World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position can be based in WRI office in Washington DC. Applicants will be expected to hold existing work authorization at the time application is submitted. WRI is unable to sponsor this role for visa work authorization.
**About the Program:
The Global Restoration Initiative (GRI) is a team of nearly 50 experts in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Washington, DC working to accelerate this locally led, globally important movement to restore land in three ways: (1) Inform: Create new data on tree growth and its impacts that provide insights at the global, national and landscape scales (2) Enable: Shift policies and incentives by helping decision makers solve each other’s challenges (3) Invest: Accelerate projects and businesses and match them with funders to start closing the funding gap. The Data Lab is WRI’s core data innovation and delivery unit. We are a team of over 40 engineers, product managers and data scientists with experience setting data strategy, doing quantitative research, and building data tools and products. Our mission is to use advances in data and technology to help our community improve lives, protect nature, and ensure just transitions.
As the Data Science Lead, you will build the team processes, infrastructure, and culture that enable GRI’s data scientists to deliver innovations that improve the mapping and monitoring of restoration globally. You will also work with the Data Lab to ensure these practices and tool scale to support other data science and research teams across the Institute. Your primary responsibilities will include: - Developing and implementing processes to enable the efficient and effective development and scaling of new data science methods. - Designing and implementing data science infrastructure in conjunction with the Data Lab’s Head of Engineering and Data Infrastructure Product Manager. - Managing and advising data scientists in the GRI, providing guidance and mentorship to accelerate their work. - Managing and advising data scientists and data operation staff in the Data Lab’s core Data Science team to deliver exceptional data science support and tools for WRI programs and International Offices. - Cultivating a team culture that enables effective applied innovation. - Setting and evangelizing practices for data science innovation within GRI and WRI as a whole. You will directly manage data scientist and data operations staff in both the GRI and the Data Lab. You will report to the Global Director of the Data Lab and join the Data Lab Leadership Team alongside the Head of Engineering, Head of Product, and Global Network Lead. You will have a dotted reporting line to the Senior Manager for the GRI.
**What will you do:
Design, Implement, and Manage Data Science Processes and Infrastructure (50% of time):**
Mentor and Advise Data Scientists and Analysts (50%):
What will you need:
Salary range for the position is between 139,000 USD to 167,000 USD. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of May 26, 2023. You 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.