World Resource Institute is hiring an
This position can be based out of one of the WRI offices in WRI Colombia**,** WRI Mexico**,** WRI Kenya**,** WRI Indonesia**,** WRI the Netherlands, or a US state where WRI is registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is not able to sponsor work authorization for this position.
About the Program:
Launched in 2018, Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a global initiative that brings together business, government, and civil society organizations in innovative public-private partnerships (Partnerships) that help P4G Countries meet their climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and their Sustainable Development Goals in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. During its first phase (2018 to July 2023), P4G is working with 12 Countries (Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Vietnam), with funding and deep collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea. P4G supports its Partnerships to become global models for sustainable solutions through grant financing, technical assistance (including investor readiness), and policy engagement. P4G countries establish a National Platform of local public and private sector leaders to ensure alignment to national priorities, identify high-potential partnerships, and facilitate policy shifts. Through a bi-annual, high-level P4G Global Summit and key moments such as UNFCCC COPs, P4G showcases its innovative partnerships as practical demonstrations of ways forward on sustainable development. P4G is managed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with a Steering Committee and delivered by the P4G Hub team. The Executive Director is a WRI employee leading the P4G Hub team.
Reporting to WRI’s Global Director of Finance, you will lead the Hub team into an exciting Phase 2 (2023-27) focusing on in-country delivery, private sector engagement, and expanding P4G’s funding base. Your status as a well-connected, market-based international development leader with extensive project and stakeholder management experience will be leveraged.
You will have a broad understanding of international development, private sector partnerships (including investment approaches in emerging markets), and climate. You will be able to use your networking and strategy capabilities to advance broader outreach and influence strategies to enable Partnerships to scale through investments and government engagement. You will be adept at managing multiple opportunities with the ability to negotiate and develop complex government and foundation strategic partnerships to advance climate action. Using your strong collaboration and experience working in a matrix organization, you will ensure P4G integrates its strategy across WRI's programs, centers, and offices. You will be responsible for the design, negotiation with P4G funders, and execution of P4G’s strategy. You will manage a diverse, international team of staff distributed across multiple countries and will work closely with WRI offices in Africa, China, Europe, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States.
This position offers hybrid work arrangements and requires up to 30% travel.
What will you do**:
People and Program Management (40%)**
Stakeholder Engagement (30%)
What will you need:
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with a cover letter by the date of 1****6 January 202****3. 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.
**Our culture:**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.