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This position will be hybrid requiring a few days per week in office. You can be based in our office in Washington DC, London, the Hague or Brazil. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission as WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

WRI’s Food, Land, and Water (FLW) program focuses on realizing a sustainable future for the world’s food systems, freshwater, forests, and other natural ecosystems in an integrated fashion. The WRI Supply Chains team, anchored in the “Protect” pillar of FLW, coordinates efforts across WRI’s various teams and international offices to advance responsible supply chains. The team seeks to enable responsible production, trade, and sourcing of commodities to protect human rights, forests and other ecosystems, and reduce GHG emissions from land-use change.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Head of Responsible Supply Chains, you will oversee the program management of various projects linked to the Supply Chain teams’ vision and strategy, ensuring these matrixed efforts are successfully coordinated, implemented, and that relevant synergies between projects are identified and aligned. You will also help facilitate Supply Chains team cohesion and functioning. You will be supported by and work closely with members of the Supply Chains team, comprised of engagement, policy, research, operations, and communications staff.

What will you do:

Program Management

  • Oversee the implementation of various projects linked to the Supply Chain team’s vision and strategy
  • For each project, work with relevant team leads, senior leadership, international offices, and project managers to define roles and responsibilities, workplans, budgets, and timelines, and ensure overall implementation is on track
  • Schedule project check-ins and take notes on agreed upon next steps
  • Identify interdependencies and synergies across projects, facilitate communication and knowledge transfer, and ensure coordination and alignment where relevant

Project Management

  • For select projects and/or elements of projects, lead the execution of project workplans, ensuring team members are on task and coordinating where needed, timelines are met, and outcomes are delivered
  • Schedule meetings, take notes, and organize relevant materials

Team Facilitation

  • Establish and maintain systems, processes, and resources that support the functioning of the Supply Chains team
  • Lead the planning of team meetings, retreats, and strategy sprints by engaging team leads to create agendas, coordinating staff who are speaking or presenting, collating any materials to be presented, and ensuring follow-up on agreed decisions and next steps

What will you need:

  • Education:
    You have completed a bachelor’s degree in related fields such as international development, environmental policy, etc.
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge and experience working on topics related to sustainable development (e.g., agriculture, nature, climate), preferably in an international setting
  • Experience overseeing the implementation of numerous projects across a complex matrixed program and ensuring that interdependencies and synergies are addressed
  • Working knowledge of project management software solutions, tools, and approaches (e.g., the Agile Framework style of project management) and experience applying these solutions across complex programs
  • Experience communicating effectively with a variety of staff, including both junior and senior leadership and international colleagues
  • Experience navigating nuanced and complex institutional dynamics
  • Experience setting priorities and working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Languages: You have written and oral fluency in English. Knowledge of additional languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Bahasa Indonesia are a plus.
  • Additional Experience: Project or Program Management Certification (e.g. from the Project Management Institute, other institutes or schools, etc.)
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization

Potential Salary:
US salary range is between96,000 and110,000 USD.Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with a required cover letter by the date of
20February 2024. We are unable to consider your application without a cover letter.

You must
apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer:

  • 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
  • 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:

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 and Respect.

Our culture:

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.