World Resources Institute (WRI)

Project Manager (CAEP & Country Engagement)

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Job Description

In this role, you will support the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) and country engagement activities in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region as well as development and management of the technical assistance fund (TAF) sub-grants with implementing partners. This is a full-time, short term opportunity that will end on December 31, 2020. Job Responsibilities
  • Facilitate CAEP Coordination between Government and IPs, including through convening and moderating calls

  • Flag conflictive or difficult situations as they arise and propose a plan for addressing those

  • Be point of contact for international partners for CAEP-related day-to-day interactions and resolve queries

  • Receive individual submissions of CAEP implementation report, compile into country progress report, conduct quality assurance and resolve clarifications with international partners, share with all relevant partners

  • Lead country engagement in three countries in the region (such as Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, but subject to change). This requires periodic discussions with Government counterparts and local offices of implementing partners.

  • Conduct analytical work based on the context of each country and propose pertinent ways to implement the country engagement strategies in those countries

  • Identify and raise issues that need an intervention from higher levels of the support unit

  • Identify and propose potential success stories for the story machine or other support unit products and draft them when approved

  • Review background material and conduct stakeholder interviews as needed

  • Provide inputs to the support unit or external requests related to the content and progress of CAEP and CE activities

  • Provide support related to the deployment of economic advisors in the LAC region

  • Lead development of scopes of work and budgets for new TAF sub-grants, advising on appropriate budgets and support details

  • Manage and ensure consistent approach across sub-grants related to special issues, including, but not limited to, provision of IT equipment, intellectual property, honorariums

  • Advise on recommended changes to sub-grants due to travel restrictions, sequencing of activities, and changes in the feasibility of activities

  • Lead discussion with implementing partners to identify needed amendments to existing TAF sub-grants and oversee their amendments within internal WRI workflow processes

  • Support outreach to implementing partners regarding implementation of their CAEP support, including support for CAEP IP quarterly reporting

The activities listed above are indicative and are subject to change depending on the circumstances. Job Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant, full time experience in the field of international development, multilateral Climate Finance bodies, including in an area such as grant-making, challenge fund management, monitoring and evaluation, Development Finance or policy, or program implementation

  • Master’s degree in policy or public Administration, economics, international development, business, finance or similarly relevant field (or a bachelor's degree with 2 years of additional relevant experience)

  • Knowledge and practical experience in the operational activities of climate or other relevant funds

  • Professional experience working in the LAC region world

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English and Spanish)

  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment, strong team skills and an aptitude for relationship building

  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity

How to Apply Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume. Applicants must also apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Potential Salary: $80,000 - $105,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. Program Overview The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. Through the Partnership, members leverage their resources and expertise to provide countries with the tools they need to implement their NDCs and combat Climate Change to build a better future. The NDC Partnership Support Unit is jointly hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the UN Climate Change Secretariat. WRI Overview 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 in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. 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. We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and Development Research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.
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