World Resource Institute is hiring a
This position will be based in Accra, Ghana. Existing work authorization for Ghana is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor visa work authorization for this position. This is a fully remote position.
About the Program:
WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative works to inspire, enable and implement restoration on degraded landscapes, returning them to economic and environmental productivity. WRI and partners have identified more than 700 million hectares of cleared and degraded forest and agricultural lands suitable for restoration across Africa. Using this data as a foundation, we work to promote restoration of degraded lands back into natural forests, agroforestry systems, or productive agriculture. WRI’s restoration efforts in Africa are part of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, AFR100.
In this role, you will innovate and contribute to the research and implementation of monitoring efforts for tree-based forest and landscape restoration. This includes supporting the research and analysis of remote sensing products with GIS software and/or Python to answer pressing questions in the restoration monitoring domain. Your work will contribute to important international efforts from the private sector, governments, and non-profit organizations to develop and standardize a science-based approach to monitoring forest and landscape restoration in Ghana and across AFR100 countries. You will be supported by WRI Africa colleagues based in Kenya and Rwanda, WRI Global colleagues based in Washington DC and Europe, and with Ghana country partners, including those in the EPA, District Assemblies, Forestry Commission, Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority.
What will you do:
Technical Assistance and Coordination (80%):
Knowledge Sharing and Awareness Raising (15%):
What will you need:
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by March 23 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.