Program Manager at World Resources Institute, Remote Job $71,000 – $92,000 a year

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Start a new career with World Resources Institute while working from home at your convenient. This remote job opportunity in 2022 is open to all qualified candidates.

About The Company:

World Resources Institute is a nonprofit organization with a global reach that collaborates with influential figures in the public and private sectors to identify, develop, and implement workable solutions that both enhance human well-being and protect the environment. World Resources Institute  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.

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Position Title: Program Manager
Salary:$71,000 – $92,000 a year
Location: Work From Home


Full Job Description

This position can be based in the WRI UK office, the WRI Hague office or in the WRI US DC Global office. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is unable to sponsor work authorization for either of the UK or US locations.

You will provide strategic and operational support to the Alliance, coordinating the Secretariat and keeping us on-track to deliver on our projects. Working collaboratively across the entire global Alliance network, you will help advance the Alliance agenda. This unique opportunity involves working with some of the world’s most prominent institutions and individuals in the fields of wildlife, fishing, mining, and forestry crime; anti-corruption and anti-money laundering; community and indigenous peoples rights; law enforcement; and innovative technologies for conservation.Your role will be central to the day-to-day running of the Secretariat and you will thus have close working relationships across the entire Secretariat team, including the management, research, outreach, communications, and grants and finance teams.

You will report to the Head of Secretariat, Nature Crime Alliance.

You will be based out of the WRI London office. This position can also be considered for the WRI Hague office or the WRI DC Global office.

This position will be a hybrid model of remote and in-office work, with occasional international travel.

What you will do:
Program Management (35% time)

Drive impact through the co-ordination of project delivery teams, ensuring work is delivered against plans and to a high quality
Support team building, strategy development, and work planning by running regular ‘team days’
Lead donor reporting requirements, ensure donor policies are followed, and support relationship management with the donors
Help maintain relationships between the Secretariat and Alliance participants across geographies, especially as first point of contact for new member requests.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (25% time)
Help develop a consolidated M&E plan for the Alliance
Coordinate the development of a results-based framework, including input from across the Secretariat team to ensure broad buy-in and common understanding of our theory of change
Input into the development of project deliverables; quality assess outputs; and track progress towards planned outcomes
Lead on baseline, mid-term and final evaluation processes and ensure that appropriate external resources are commissioned to support the process.

Coordination (25% time)

Coordinate regular Secretariat meetings to maintain communication flows and facilitate collective decision-making (in collaboration with the Head of Secretariat)
Support preparations for regular meetings, both virtual and in-person, of the Alliance governing bodies (such as quarterly meetings of the Steering Committee or Alliance annual full member meetings)
Research and maintain list of possible outreach events (in collaboration with the communications team)
Support the team on administrative matters such as tracking membership, travel arrangements, report publication, and running events and team days
Coordinate work planning and teams across diverse geographies, organisations and offices.

Fundraising (15% time)

Prepare first drafts of funding proposals, or sections thereof
Track fundraising proposals and oversee project proposal preparation for larger proposals that include several team members (in collaboration with the WRI Development team).

What you will need:

Education: You have a completed a Bachelor’s degree in environment, law, international development, or related field
Experience: 4+ years’ relevant experience, including experience in:
Program/project management
Developing monitoring frameworks for complex projects
Working with large (1 million USD +) grants, ensuring that reporting requirements and deadlines from donors are met
Working with geographically dispersed teams and different stakeholder groups (i.e. government, private sector, civil society, academia, local community and indigenous groups).
Languages: English proficiency (spoken and written) required.
Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

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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.

Opportunity summary:

Location: WRI London, WRI The Hague, or WRI Washington, D.C.

Start date: Upon mutual agreement with candidate

Potential Salary:

If based in the UK: £38,026 – £45,632

If based in the US: $53,038 – $68,950

Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

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How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter by 15 September 2022.Your resume should not exceed 3 pages, and your cover letter should not exceed one page. You must apply through the World Resources Institute Careers portal to be considered.

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