World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position can be based in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
**About the Program:
WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative is accelerating restoration progress as the Secretariat and catalyst for key regional initiatives such as the African Forestry Restoration Initiative (AFR100, 32 countries committed to restore 120+ million hectares by 2030) and Initiative 20 x 20 (18 countries in Latin America committed to restore 50+ million hectares by 2030). The Global Restoration Initiative operates through three pillars: Enabling decision makers to meet ambitious restoration targets through political mobilization and programs like the Policy Accelerator Informing stakeholders and restoration implementers with cutting-edge data, monitoring, and tracking tools through Land and Carbon Watch, TerraMatch, and other digital platforms Investing in smallholder restoration through entrepreneurs and communities with direct capital (TerraFund for AFR100) and capacity building (Land Accelerator/TerraMatch) TerraFund for AFR100 | TerraMatch.
In this role, you will support TerraFund progress verification protocol development, the execution of verification roll-out across TerraFund projects, and lessons sharing. You will build project developers’ skills on how to interact with geospatial data and provide technical assistance. You will support GIS restoration work in the Congo Basin and existing projects in Cameroon. You will be supported by Global Restoration Initiative project management, monitoring, and product teams as well as the Congo Basin, Forests Program. You will report to the Congo Basin Strategy and Engagement Leader and Global Restoration Initiative Project Monitoring Manager.
This role will involve 30-40% travel.
**What will you do:
TerraFund Verification (40%):**
Technical Assistance and Training (30%):
GIS training and forest atlas update in Cameroon (30%):
What will you need:
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 7 April 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.