Climate Database Management Associate

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

This position is based in our Washington, DC, office. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the program:

The NDC Partnership brings together 120 countries, developed and developing, and 86 institutional members to create and deliver ambitious NDCs that help achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments identify their NDC implementation priorities and the type of support that is needed to translate them into actionable policies and programs. Based on these requests, the membership offers a tailored package of expertise, technical assistance, and funding. This collaborative response provides developing countries with efficient access to a wide range of resources to adapt to and mitigate climate change and foster more equitable and sustainable development. The NDC Partnership is built on the premise of collective action: by acting together, we achieve more.

Job Highlight:

As the Knowledge Management Associate, you will lead knowledge management systems within the Support Unit and develop analytical products to inform the work of the Partnership. In this position, you will you serve as a key resource on knowledge management issues within the Support Unit. Working within the Knowledge and Learning team, you will manage the Support Unit’s Knowledge Management system, the Knowledge Nook (kNook). This includes management of kNook data input, technical functionality, continual improvements, and trainings, both internal and external. You will develop insightful analytical products that draw on kNook and on country experiences. You will ensure that the team can produce and access timely analysis on a range of topics.

You will be supported by many team members in the Support Unit, including the Knowledge and Learning team of approximately ten members. You will also be liaising with various Country Engagement staff to obtain and cross share information. This position often has technical support from an intern on the team.

You will report to our Knowledge Tools and Research Associate and Director of Knowledge and Learning.

What you will do:

Knowledge management (60%)

Lead a small team to ensure timely input and quality assurance of country requests and support data into kNook

Manage kNook tagging and data structure to ensure the system meets the needs of the NDC Partnership and reflects evolving priorities in the climate space

Collect regular feedback on kNook to inform future developments (including recommendations on where to simplify or expand), and lead the implementation of these changes

Manage consultants and vendors, as needed, to implement regular backend improvements

Explore and implement efficiencies to be gained across team systems, including the NDC Partnership’s M&E framework

Lead knowledge management discussions within the Support Unit and serve as the go-to-person for internal and external knowledge management questions

Lead regular training sessions on the kNook with implementing partners, funders, and Support Unit staff.

Research and analysis (30%)

Produce regular trends reports for the Management Team and members on climate change priority issues, based on kNook data

Provide guidance and produce templates to enable the Support Unit to efficiently produce insights and reports from the kNook

Lead the development of select analytical products to support the Partnership’s in-country engagement, including resource briefs, partnership plan narratives, and support gap summaries

Produce and share regular support gap updates with implementing and development partners

Prepare talking points, presentations and other outreach materials as needed Participate in external meetings and support onboarding new staff and new institutional and associate members

Team system management (10%)

Lead, together with other team system leads, internal training sessions on team systems, focusing on key challenges identified from the previous quarter, and provide regular guidance and support to team members to ensure efficient use of team systems.

Serve as team lead for management, including advising on workspace structure, and strategic ways the team can better use the system.

What you will need:

Education: You have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Environmental Management , Communications

Experience: You have 6+ years of relevant, full-time work experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

You also have experience in database management and have managed multiple priorities with fixed deadlines.

Ability to manipulate and analyze data in Excel Technical knowledge of the climate and development fields and of its main actors.

You have worked in a past role that required high-level writing and oral communication skills.

Languages: You have verbal and written fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish and/or French (in addition to English)

Potential Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of November 14, 2022. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

About Us: 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:

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Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.