World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position can be based in Rwanda. 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. This position is fully remote but could become hybrid depending on available office space as WRI's presence in Rwanda grows.
About the Program:
The Circular Economy for Food Systems Transition in Rwanda is a three-year project funded by the IKEA Foundation and managed by a consortium of partners led by the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) Secretariat, Resonance, African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), and Rwanda Cleaner Production and Climate Innovation Centre (CPCIC). The consortium is comprised of organizations at the forefront of building the circular economy for food movement at the national (CPCIC), regional (ACEN, ACEA) and global (WRI, PACE, Resonance) levels.
Our vision is a resilient, circular, and regenerative food system that improves livelihoods and provides positive social and environmental outcomes for communities in Rwanda and across Africa. In pursuit of this vision, our mission is to catalyze cross-sectoral action that will:
In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the activity managers responsible for Pipeline Development (Resonance), the TA Facility (ACEN), Market Linkages (CPCIC). You will be supported by the Project manager.
You will report to the Project manager.
What you will do:
Fund management (100%)
What you will need:**
Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Project Management, Finance development economics, Agri-Economics, or any related field or relevant work experience in lieu of degree is accepted
Experience: You have 6+ years of experience in Funds/ Grant design, administration, management, and oversight.
Demonstrated experience in program management
Experience leading the effective implementation of complex projects, including the management of data and reporting
Experience working with international donor organizations
Direct line management experience.
Experience working with sustainability issue and / or circular economy.
Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda would be an asset
Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization
Potential Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
**How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 20th of January, 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.