Head of Partnerships, P4G

Program Management Washington, District of Columbia




Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a new partnership whose hub is located at WRI. In this two-year position (with a possible extension), you will lead the P4G partnership facilitation and development efforts. You will lead both both proactive planning and implementation of ambitious, comprehensive partnership development strategies as well as cultivate a pipeline of prospective partnerships through the P4G network. You will provide vision and leadership for implementing P4G's strategies and plans related to partnership facilitation, development and assessment.


Develop and execute the overall partnership development strategy for P4G

  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the landscape of Partnership-related initiatives and identify opportunities and approaches for P4G to add value and enhance the collective impact of all actors through P4G's various partnership development channels including processes related to partnership facilitation, partnership fund, partnership awards, as well as P4G networks through P4G partners, national chapters and broader network
  • Develop channels for ensuring that the knowledge and learning generated within P4G is shared with and used by other related networks and organizations. Lead, with support from the Global Program Director, the development of the partnership pipeline for P4G
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Head of Engagement, a network of support and knowledge providers that can ensure the ability of the P4G to be responsive to needs of prospective P4G partnerships through the various partnership development channels
  • Develop and review key program metrics to monitor and evaluate the success of P4G partnerships

Mobilize the proactive development and assessment of partnerships for P4G

  • Create a pipeline of partnership opportunities for P4G that build a vibrant community of Partners who understand and value the benefits of involvement of P4G in the development of their partnerships
  • Harness a network of incubators for partnerships particularly from the private sector that may be brought into P4G through various channels both directly through partnership facilitation and funds as well as indirectly through the P4G Board, national chapters and the wider P4G network
  • Oversee the design and implementation of assessment processes for prospective P4G partnerships with a particular focus on assessment processes related to the application of P4G funds, the P4G awards process and P4G partnership facilitation
  • Oversee the involvement of new countries and organizations into the P4G partnership development process working closely with the Head of Engagement and identify ways to deepen the value proposition of the P4G partnership development channels (e.g., workshops, forums, P4G board, regional and national P4G meetings etc.) that support the P4G Summits and P4G State of Art reportsMobilize the active engagement of Partners

Provide leadership to the P4G network on P4G Partnerships

  • Manage a small team of staff and consultants, including performance management, staff recruitment, etc.
  • Drive internal coordination amongst different parts of the P4G network including the P4G International Hub, national chapters and partners to attract P4G partnerships through multiple channels
  • Serve on the executive team of the P4G International Hub
  • Prepare annual work plan and budget for the P4G Partnership networkProvide leadership to the Partnerships team


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience, including work related to delivering partnerships in public, private and/or non-government sectors ideally in the private sector and in a developing country context; Additional 3 years of experience in leadership position
  • Advanced degree in related field in business, partnership development, finance
  • Track record of building successful partnerships amongst multiple organizations
  • Skilled at working in a multi-stakeholder environment and bridging diverging views amongst stakeholders
  • Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity
  • Demonstrated skills in mobilizing financial and in-kind resources
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to P4G Partnership’s mission, values, and approach in regard to climate issues
  • Ability to travel at least 25% of the time
  • Experience managing a large network through a small team

About Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)

A rapid, large-scale transition is needed if global economic growth is to continue while simultaneously building resilient and sustainable societies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt societies to climate change and promote a sustainable use of resources. This transition has the potential to unlock new growth engines and spur global economic growth. Since 2011 when Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) was initiated, the world has changed. Green growth has become a key concern for leading businesses, investors and key public institutions. A global framework has been established through the signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Financing Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 and the conclusion of the landmark Climate Agreement in Paris in 2015.

Multi sector partnership approaches have been increasingly recognized as the key vehicles for change. In response to these changes, governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam together with private business and international organizations have developed a new and ambitious international initiative “Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – P4G” that was launched at an event in New York on 20th September 2017 to take effect on 01 January 2018. The initiative will be co-led by partners – governments, private business and international organizations. National platforms in partner countries will be anchoring national interventions and implementation while an International P4G Coordination Hub will be servicing the new initiative. The Hub will be independent but legally placed in World Resources Institute in close collaboration with New Climate Economy.

Breakthrough partnerships involving public and private sector actors constitute the heart of the P4G. P4G will facilitate and help develop public-private partnerships that contribute significantly to delivery of the 2030 Global Goals in key partner countries and with key partners by overcoming known barriers for green growth, demonstrating new solutions and facilitating the dissemination of solutions with the goal of scaling these solutions globally. P4G will also promote and influence the green growth agenda by rallying leaders from governments, cities, businesses, academia and civil society. High-level biennial Summits and cutting-edge knowledge produced by the P4G are essential means for bringing these partnerships to life and to scale.

About WRI

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 six 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 and sustainable cities.

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 $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of nearly 700 people with work spanning 50 countries. We have offices in BrazilChinaEuropeIndiaIndonesiaMexico and the United States 

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should apply online at careers.wri.org. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

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.