Location: Remote, Work from Anywhere
Salary: $69,000 Annually
Benefits: Career Development, Paid Vacation
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World Resources Institute - WRI


Data Analysis & Technical Research


This is a limited term (ending June 2027) hybrid position which requires 8 days/month intheoffice. You can be based in our office in Washington DC,London or The Hague.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:

The ocean is fundamental to the future of people, nature, and climate. More than 3 billion people depend on the ocean for their livelihoods and food and the ocean ecosystem generates numerous ecosystem services that benefit humanity. Moreover, ocean-based climate solutions can potentially reduce the emissions gap by up to 35% on a 1.5C trajectory by 2050. Recognizing this importance, the Ocean Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks to catalyze a world where effective ocean protection enables sustainable production of what the ocean provides, yielding prosperity for all. In other words, we seek a world where not only Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 is met but also many of the other SDGs for which the ocean can provide solutions.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Manager of the Our Ocean Conference Secretariat you will support the hosting of the annual Our Ocean Conferences.This significant undertaking involves meticulous preparation, seamless operation, and diligent follow-up, all of which are critical for the success of the event.Youwill be an integral part of a dedicated team to achieve this.Youwill play a crucial role in driving the success of the OOC by leading the OOC commitment tracking workstream, including establishing and maintaining a commitments registry that records commitments made at each conference and tracks progress on previous commitments.Youwill also provide technical and logistical support, to both the Manager of the OOC Secretariat and the host countries.You will be supported by the Manager of the Our Ocean Conference Secretariat and the Ocean Programme Communications Team.

What will you do:

Commitment Tracking(50%):

  • Synthesize past commitments and then going forward record commitments per OOC (record OOC commitments)
  • Track progress by actors against these commitments (gather datato assess performance against the commitments)
  • Communicate progress over time (communicating results)

Administrative Support(30%): –

  • Assist the Manager, Our Ocean Conference Secretariat in dailyadministrative tasks, including scheduling meetings, managing correspondence, and organizing travel arrangements.
  • Coordinate logistics for events, meetings, and workshops organized by the Secretariat.

Support to Host Countries(20%): –

  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to host countries in organizing and executing OOCconferences

What will you need:

  • Education:You have completed aBachelorsdegree in the natural sciences, international relations, law, economics, or other discipline relevant for marine and coastal systems and/or the ocean economy
  • Experience:You have a minimumof3years ofprofessional experience in relevant fields
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively in a fast-pacedenvironment
  • Experience conducting research, data analysis, and policy evaluation, preferably in the field of ocean conservation or sustainabledevelopment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate initiative inproblem-solving
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information and communicate findingseffectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel, especially internationally, about 10% of time.
  • Languages:Fluent in Englishwith additional languages a bonus
  • Requirements:Existing work authorization is required where this position.WRI is unable to authorize visa workauthorization

Potential Salary:US salary range is between69Kand73KUSD. UK:38K -45K GBP.Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

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, LatinAmericaand theUS
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission drivenorganizationwith access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of ourwork
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future ofWRI
  • Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible workinghours
  • Generous leavedays that increase with tenure

About Us:

Founded in 1982,World Resources Institute(WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global researchorganizationthat 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,Colombiaand 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 worlds greatest environment and international development challenges and improve peoples lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bringtogether partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRIs mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earths 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,Independenceand Respect.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to ourorganizationaland programmatic practices. Weare committed to providing equal opportunities inemployment;we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.Recognizingour strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

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