Research & Project Manager
In this position in our Business Center, you will lead the development of the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)’s first State of the Art (SoA) Report. The SoA will achieve its objectives of showcasing the progress of partnerships including P4G, catalyzing engagement in partnerships, and making partnerships more effective by:
- Reporting on the progress of select P4G and select
non-P4G partnerships in the green growth transition, highlighting the latest trends and developments in partnerships within and across the five targeted areas
- Identifying key lessons learned about what is working and what is not working for partnerships based on an assessment of historic and current public-private partnerships in this area
You will be the lead researcher and project manager to complete these deliverables and will help define a research agenda and project plan with support from our experts and outside contributors. Expected research methods include literature reviews, interviews with partnership participants and experts, surveys, and/or workshops to gather data on partnership progress, challenges, enabling conditions, and best practices. Additionally, you will manage other researchers and inputs from partner organizations involved in the report, the consultation process with key stakeholders including the P4G Network, and manage the peer review process.
- Conduct or oversee literature reviews relevant to the SoA reports primary objectives and activities.
- Develop and implement a research agenda and project plan to survey current P4G and
non-P4G partnerships on their progress, challenges, enabling conditions, and lessons learned using social science research methods.
- Coordinate with P4G partner organizations and relevant current P4G and
non-P4G partnerships to develop the project plan.
- Manage other researchers and partner organizations involved in contributing to the report.
- Manage the report’s peer review process, including corresponding with internal and external experts to gather and respond to input on the report.
- Participate in internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences, and other dissemination activities.
- Lead synthesis of research findings and drafting and finalization of the first State of the Art Report including consultation processes with the P4G network.
- Be responsible for donor reporting and adhering to WRI / P4G protocols.
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant full-time work experience with a minimum of 3 years of additional experience in a leadership position
- Master’s degree required (or 2 additional years of experience) in the field of economics, business, public policy, sustainable development, or finance (or demonstrated experience in business or finance as it relates to sustainable development)
- Prior experience designing and/or conducting surveys, interviews and facilitating workshops with public and private sector audiences
- Prior experience identifying causality using natural or designed experiments (or other methods)
- Prior experience authoring or co-authoring high-quality academic articles or reports
- Prior experience engaging and coordinating with a wide range of multi-disciplinary stakeholders in the development, review, and finalization of high-quality academic articles or reports
- Experience or demonstrated
understandingof public-private partnerships and the Global Goals 2030
- Availability to travel to at least 3-5 international conferences over the next two years to conduct surveys and/or workshops
- US work authorization is required; WRI is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this opportunity
How to Apply
Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
P4G - Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 - was created with the ambition of becoming the world’s leading forum on developing public-private partnerships (PPPs) at scale to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Partnerships aim to advance solutions in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy.
P4G directly supports innovative start-up and scale-up partnerships through four main activities: funding, facilitation, recognition, and development of state of the art knowledge on PPPs. In 2020, P4G will release its first State of the Art Report.
About the State of the Art Report:
The first P4G State of the Art Report, to be released in October 2020, aims to catalyze engagement in public-private partnerships and to make partnerships more effective. The report will do so by drawing out the latest “state of the art” trends and developments in partnerships in the P4G sectors. Additionally, the report will examine historic and ongoing partnerships (P4G and
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