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The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will serve both the China Energy and Water Programs of WRI. The Project Coordinator will provide a variety of support functions to, including: financial management, contracts coordination, donor reporting requirements, communications efforts, administrative tasks, event organization, database management, research support, funding prospecting, and proposal development.
- Support team leads on internal financial management, to include: create, manage, and update project budgets, review and track project expenses to ensure costs are recorded properly;
- Monitor and manage contracts and payment requests for all subgrants and contracts ensuring all paperwork is up to date and that payments are made in timely manner;
- Manage project grants to ensure compliance with grants and funder rules, responsible management of funds, meeting funder reporting deadlines, invoicing partners, and preparing financial reports;
- Help organize internal and external events in collaboration with partners;
- Produce newsletters for program stakeholders, summarizing news articles and publications, and providing a brief update on activities;
- Assist in internal project planning and reporting processes, including by drafting annual project plans, and quarterly project and financial reports;
- Coordinate outreach and develop communications materials around project events, publications, press releases, web development, and blogs;
- Assist in fundraising tasks, including tracking online fora for pending grant opportunities, contributing to project proposals, creating budgets for proposals, and more general donor stewardship (outreach around events or publication releases, etc); and
- Support the project staff with other administrative duties as needed: maintaining contact email list, scheduling team meetings, drafting correspondence, taking and circulating meeting notes, ensuring follow-up on action items as appropriate, booking travel, tracking project deliverables and timelines, preparing expense report, etc.
- Master degree (preferably in environment policy/engineering, energy, water, or related fields) with an excellent academic record.
- Minimum 1 year work experience on project management in environment policy/engineering, water or related field.
- Excellent oral and written Chinese and English, and outstanding inter-personal skills.
- Ability to write in an organized, clear, and articulate manner;
- Strong computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Office, web-based communications (Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.), and internet research;
- Strong team spirits, and ability to handle multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines;
- Willingness to travel and to concentrate on field work as needed;
- Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure with competing demands;
- Results focused, with a strong team orientation, and the ability to work well under pressure toward a tight deadline;
- Commitment to WRI’s mission and institutional values;
Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.
China Energy Lead and China Water Lead
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package
Location: Beijing, China
To Apply: Qualified applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Please include a cover letter with your application.
Application Deadline: Open till filled.
About WRI China:
WRI China was established in 2008 as WRI’s first international office. Currently, WRI China has more than 30 full-time staff members working on climate change, energy, cities, transport, water, and finance issues. We engage with businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels to advance transformative solutions for sustainable development and “ecological civilization”. WRI China recently registered as a foreign NGO under the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
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 Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
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.