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Location: Washington, Washington DC
In this role as an entry-level Grants and Finance Specialist I, you will support three teams within the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities as listed below:
Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) team is a cross-cutting team that manages research for the Ross Center, leads research in new areas, and is currently leading the work on WRI’s flagship World Resources Report (WRR) “Towards a More Equal City." Over the final period of work on the WRR (2019-2020), the key responsibility of the GFC will be to support project management and budgeting, reporting, other operational tasks, communications and event organizing needs for the team.
Urban Development (UD) team helps to build more holistic infrastructure for cities by emphasizing sustainable and equitable integrated transport, land-use planning, and urban design. Key pieces of this work involve several multiple country grants and ongoing work on urban data innovation and urban water resilience. The key responsibility of the GFC will be to support project management, budgeting and financial management, communications, event organizing and other operational tasks for the workstream.
WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities team supports a global, annual competition to celebrate transformative projects that have ignited citywide change. Over the course of the prize cycle, the primary responsibility of the GFC will be to support project management, budgeting and financial management, communications, event and travel organizing and other operational tasks for the workstream.
Financial Management (50% of time)
Program/Project Management (20% of time)
Grant Management (20% of time)
Administration (10% of time)
How to Apply
Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Please include a cover letter and your resume.
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 $120 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 900+ 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.
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.
The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) 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.