Technical Analyst

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World Resources Institute

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Bogotá, Colombia

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30+ days ago

Objective of the position


Support the technical team in the design, planning and development of activities in the framework of the project funded by UK PACT to support the Colombian Government initiative of BiodiverCities, while ensuring coordination between participating WRI offices, the implementing consortium, and the donor.


Responsibilities


  • Support the technical team on day-to-day activities, such as elaboration of project related research, ensuring coordination across different workstreams related to urban planning, urban environmental resilience, public policy, and climate resilience.
  • Coordinate various work activities and support in the coordination from other WRI teams.
  • Review local information sources to build indicators and their conceptual framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the BiodiverCities Initiative.
  • Monitor electoral process of the national government of Colombia to approach candidates and their respective teams and generate key points of contact.
  • Support the preparation and actively participate in meetings with governmental entities, partners, and allies to ensure the implementation and continuity of the BiodiverCities initiative.
  • Carefully review the new national governments plans and projects to identify opportunities and challenges regarding the implementation and continuity of the BiodiverCities initiative in this new framework.
  • Support and participate in the generation of a national level governance scheme proposal for the Initiative.
  • Support and actively participate in the completion and delivery of technical advance reports with corresponding evidence for each quarter, as requested by the funder.
  • Support and actively participate in coordination meetings and calls with the consortium partners to guarantee coordination and planning for the delivery of the project.
  • Support and actively participate in meetings and calls with the funder and related agencies.

Profile


Schedule availability


Full-time


Availability to travel


TBD


Languages requires


Advanced Spanish and advanced English


Competences, professional
aptitudes and personal skills


Personal skills:

  • Dynamic, assertive, detail-oriented, data-driven, and highly organized
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Practices proactive communication
  • Strong time and priority management abilities
  • Interest in public policy and sustainable urban development

Professional skills:

  • Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality and timelines
  • Attention to deadlines, particularly with regard to grant compliance
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong research and reporting skills in Spanish and English
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English, including the ability to work well in a team and with international colleagues
  • Knowledge and use of Geographic Information Systems - GIS
  • General understanding of public policy monitoring and evaluation
  • General understanding of Nature-based Solutions, ecosystem services, and urban biodiversity and its importance
  • Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web-based communications (Teams, Zoom)

Requirements


Education


Bachelor's degree in a related field (urban studies, urban planning, sustainable development, public policy, political science, among others)


Experience


1 – 2 years of relevant, full-time work experience