Engagement Coordinator, P4G

Program Management Washington, District of Columbia


Job Summary

In this role, you will support the development and implementation of P4G’s engagement strategy. You will support the Engagement team with both proactive planning and implementation of ambitious, comprehensive engagement strategies, as well a network of partners through the P4G Board, National Platforms, and Partners. You will support our engagement in major international events to position P4G as a partner of choice for development of partnerships between the public and private sector to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Support development and implementation of engagement with P4G Board, partner countries, and P4G network
    • Maintain active communication with P4G focal points in partner countries and organizations to prepare for board meeting and events engagement
    • Schedule conference calls and meetings to advance P4G network engagement
    • Draft materials for P4G Board Meetings, including background documents, agendas, presentations, and meeting summaries
    • Coordinate logistics for P4G Board Meetings
  • International events coordination
    • Assist with planning for P4G representation at major international events, including the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, the World Food Summit in Copenhagen, etc.
    • Coordinate P4G presentations and bilateral meetings to advance P4G objectives at event, including scheduling meetings and preparing meeting agendas and talking points
    • Maintain tracking spreadsheet of upcoming events and capture P4G outcomes and key statistics after the events
  • P4G Partner Country trip planning
    • Prepare P4G Global Hub attendee(s) for partner country visits
    • Support National Platform launches in new P4G partner countries, with relevant research and preparation of materials
    • Prepare meeting agendas and talking points to ensure alignment with larger P4G objectives
  • Overall support for the mission of the P4G Global Hub
    • Contribute to cross-cutting projects with other parts of P4G team
    • Maintain partner network contacts and engagement tracker spreadsheets
    • Participate in conference calls and meetings to expand understanding of P4G partnerships and P4G network
    • Assist P4G Communications team with website updates and social media as needed

 Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of one full-time year of relevant experience and demonstrated interest in international relations, public policy, and/or sustainable development
  • Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently and with the highest standards of integrity
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and efficient candidate
  • Spanish fluency strongly preferred
  • Commitment to P4G’s mission of inclusive green growth and partnership
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and competing demands
  • Experience working with international stakeholders and facilitating high-level engagement
  • US work authorization is required for this role. WRI is unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Program Overview

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 –  is a new internal initiative that brings together business, government, and civil society organizations in innovative public-private partnerships. We focus on breakthrough solutions that help meet humanity’s greatest needs in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. P4G offers facilitation, funding, and recognition to help partnerships grow and become global models for sustainable solutions. In addition, through major convening moments such as the P4G Summit as well as our State-of-the-Art report and awards program, we showcase the most innovative partnerships driving sustainable development in the world.

How to Apply

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application submission.

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

 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 $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in AfricaBrazilChinaEuropeIndiaIndonesiaMexico 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.