Engagement Coordinator, P4G

Program Management Washington, District of Columbia


Description

FLEXIBLE ON LOCATION BUT PREFER WASHINGTON, DC

Overview

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 support the development and implementation of P4G’s engagement strategy. You will support the Head of Engagement with both proactive planning and implementation of ambitious, comprehensive engagement strategies as well a network of partners through the P4G from the Board, National Chapters, Partners and Associates. You will support the implementation of the vision and leadership to position P4G as a partner of choice for development of partnerships between the public and private sector to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsibilities

Support development and implementation of the overall engagement strategy for P4G

  • Support the design and implement the strategic global influencing plans for P4G including building and maintaining the P4G network
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the landscape of Partnership-related initiatives and identify opportunities and approaches for P4G to collaborate and coordinate both within P4G's internal networks such as the Board and National Partners as well as external networks aligned with P4G’s agenda
  • Maintain channels for ensuring the P4G Board and key stakeholders are proactively shaping the P4G agenda around major outputs such as in the development and assessment of P4G Partnerships, Summit and the State of Art Report. Support the Head of Partnerships in the development of the P4G network
  • Support the Partnerships Team in developing 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

Support the Head of Partnerships in mobilizing the proactive engagement of P4G network including at major moments such as the P4G Summit and in relation to major outputs such as the State of Art Report and P4G Awards Process

  • Maintain and proactively update the P4G Engagement Database and Calendars in a manner that builds a vibrant community of internal and external Partners who understand and value the benefits of involvement with P4G
  • Support the Head of Partnerships in harnessing a P4G network of partners and high-level principals to be able to leverage for strategic P4G engagements and moments such as at the P4G Summit or to support the development and dissemination of the State of Art Report
  • Support the Head of Partnerships in the design and implementation of engagement strategies related to the P4G partnership fund application process, P4G partnership awards process, the Hub’s contribution to the Summit, and the State of the Art report
  • Support the Head of Partnerships in the integration of new countries and organizations into the P4G network
  • Support the development and maintenance of the P4G network
  • Be a dynamic member of a small team of staff and consultants
  • Contribute to the 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
  • Support the development and implementation of an annual work plan and budget for the P4G engagement activities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in climate change, public policy, or sustainable development
  • Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others and with the highest standards of integrity
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to P4G Partnership’s mission, values, and approach regarding climate issues

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is called Engagement Coordinator internally.