World Resources Institute

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World Resources Institute Washington, DC, USA
Jan 23, 2019
Full time
Description Program Overview The   Global Restoration Initiative   aims to catalyze a political and social movement to restore vitality to degraded lands. These degraded lands can be restored into healthy mosaics of sustainable agriculture, agroforestry landscapes (or mixed-forest agriculture), and restored forest ecosystems generating economic, ecological, and social benefits to people and planet.  The strategy to build this global restoration movement has three components: Inspire: map opportunities, quantify benefits, conduct awareness campaigns, secure restoration commitments, and build restoration champions at the global, national, subnational and community levels; Enable: address gaps in governance systems and financial institutions that support restoration, e.g. access to information, appropriate policies, participation, processes and institutional capacities, and coherence; Mobilize: ensure sufficient technical knowledge, financing and monitoring systems in place to replicate and scale up restoration activities. Job Summary World Resources Institute seeks an entry-level Project Coordinator to provide grant management and administrative support to the Global Restoration Initiative. You will liaise with the team’s 50+ staff across the globe to support donor progress reports, knowledge management across the team, and assist with general administrative tasks. You will report to the Manager of the Global Restoration Initiative for day-to-day tasks. You will also work closely with the Global Restoration Initiative’s Director and the Grants & Finance team.  Job Responsibilities The Project Coordinator's main areas of responsibility will include the following: Administration and Operations (50%) Coordinates online systems of the Global Restoration Initiative (e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, Monday, Slack, Salesforce, Wazoku, team wiki page, etc.) Coordinates, schedules, and sets up internal and external meetings, takes notes for circulation among team Provides logistical support for the organization of high-level events that convene representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society, and the scientific community working on landscape restoration Assists the project’s Operations Manager with the execution of agreements, contracts, work authorizations, and purchase orders Supports the Global Restoration Initiative’s Manager in management related activities as needed Grant Management/Reporting (50%) Develops a systematic process to collect information from project staff on progress of grant deliverables and activities Coordinates with project staff in WRI’s international offices to ensure synergies, support work plan and project plan development, set timelines for project status reports, and more Reviews project status reports from project delivery teams, clients and/or partners Prepares regular progress reports for review by the Manager and/or final distribution to donors Keeps track of past performance and lessons learned to use in future project preparation Monitors program/project performance against program objectives and/or contractual requirements Other duties may be assigned Job Qualifications Bachelor's degree One+ years of relevant full-time work experience Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team and with international colleagues Detail-oriented, highly organized individual with experience and interest in program, financial, and/or grant management and operations Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines Ability to work independently with minimal supervision Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new systems quickly Written and spoken fluency in Spanish is highly desirable US work authorization is required for this role. WRI is unable to provide visa sponsorship. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
World Resources Institute Washington, D.C., USA
Jan 23, 2019
Full time
Description Program Overview WRI is partnering with Rocky Mountain Institute in service of city efforts to procure renewable energy. The two organizations are building an integrated team across their energy activities that will support cities who are part of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge. Our integrated team will help cities meet their renewable energy purchasing goals. We will help cities develop renewables deployment strategies and support purchasing approaches that are most relevant and impactful for the circumstances of our city partners. WRI/RMI support will include organizing and supporting cohorts of cities working on similar purchasing strategies, developing tools and guidance documents, organizing training, and supporting peer learning events to help cities secure renewable energy to decarbonize their electricity supply. In this position, you will be part of the   WRI Energy   program   and   work with utilities and corporate buyers on innovative renewable energy procurement and decarbonization efforts. Your work will also inform and link to the  Special Clean Power Council for Customers and Utilities , as well as WRI's engagement in the  Renewable Energy Buyer's Alliance . The WRI U.S. energy portfolio focuses on how utilities, cities, and the private sector can speed scaling of low carbon technologies and engage policymakers on supporting an ambitious trajectory to a low carbon flexible energy system.  You will also work very closely with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and with the U.S. Climate team. Job Summary As part of WRI’s Global Energy Program, you will provide technical expertise, project management, and support to the Renewable Energy Accelerator project which is part of the American Cities Climate Challenge. We require a detail-oriented, highly organized individual who has a strong background in renewable energy and who enjoys working in a team environment with highly motivated, mission-driven people.  Experience with on-site solar, community solar, community choice aggregation, and/or large-scale wind and solar procurement are preferred. In addition, renewable energy contracting or deployment experience within a city or government agency is a plus. This job will require some travel, and flexibility regarding juggling multiple activities and engagements. Job Responsibilities Knowledge and Research-50% Conduct research and analyses and provide technical assistance related to city-decarbonization, renewable electricity purchasing, and/or promotion of renewable energy purchasing Lead the development of project-related knowledge products (reports, working papers, etc.) that follow WRI research guidelines In response to requests from city partners, review deployment plans and assess strategies for community renewables deployment Promote knowledge sharing across the city-network and WRI network Partner Coordination- 40% Manage the coordination of city-partners and provide assistance related to on-site and large-scale renewable energy procurement and adoption within communities Monitor and manage project deliverables, set and clarify priorities, and ensure high-quality deliverables Lead and manage activities as part of a team working with cities on renewable energy deployment and electric utility engagements Communications- 10% Support the development of city-focused communications products (press releases, blogs, etc.) to ensure uptake by target audiences Lead the development of engagement strategies and execute them in collaboration with WRI senior managers and communications experts Contribute to and develop highly effective presentations for internal and external audiences, and make presentations to such audiences Represent WRI at select conferences, workshops, and other events Job Qualifications Five+ years of full-time work experience and previous experience in program implementation or project management Master’s degree required (or a bachelor's degree with two+ years of additional experience) in engineering, business, urban planning, energy policy or related field Broad knowledge of the U.S. electricity sector and energy sector more broadly Knowledge of public policies and private actions leading to deployment of low- and zero-carbon energy and improved energy efficiency Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a range of stakeholders, including senior corporate or governmental leadership US work authorization is required for all WRI US opportunities. WRI human resources, in collaboration with our immigration attorneys, will consider visa sponsorship on a case-by-case basis as needed.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com