Project Coordinator, NDC Partnership

Program Management Bonn, Germany


Job Summary

In this position, you will coordinate Country Engagement processes and in-country activities, engaging in both substantive and administrative activities. You will act as program coordinator for the Support Unit office in Bonn, taking ownership of tracking in-country work, including contracts, payments, and providing key support in developing strategic processes to ensure efficient communication and work across teams and regions. You will also provide support for country NDC implementation planning, including research, analysis, and whatever support the country needs.

Job Description

Project and Partner Management (60%)

  • Track performance of project deliverables and assist NDC Partnership Deputy Director of Country Engagement and Head of Bonn Unit in supporting teams and partners to meet targets and objectives 
  • Support the DC Lead to
  • Keeps track of past performance and lessons learned to use on future project preparation
  • Coordinates outreach efforts on behalf of NDCP Country Engagement team or specific project activities as appropriate
  • Work with Management team to identify external partners, develop legal instruments for collaboration, help partners meet deliverable targets and comply with funder requirements, and ensure timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports
  • Develop and implement process tools to track Country Engagement work, as well as integrating work across pillars and ensuring proper flow of information
  • Supporting in-country work in at least 3 countries, ensuring high-quality research and analysis, and providing key support in developing objective and Partnership Plans
  • Support Partnership Plan development process in various countries with content and logistics, working as key focal point for high-level partners, delivering high quality products and documenting commitments (contracts, payments, reports, etc.), as well as key Partnership Plan process deliverables (research and analysis for RSA, Partners Project Matrix, Partnership Plans, etc.) 

Event Planning and Support (10%)

  • Support planning and execution of globally-dispersed workshops, country scoping missions, and small conferences as part of NDCP Country Engagement and other work streams.
  • In close cooperation with Communications team lead on workshops and missions, supporting logistics and content development support

Administration (30%)

  • Attend internal and external meetings, taking notes and tracking follow-ups with staff and partners.
  • Coordinates and schedules meetings regarding projects among team
  • Coordinate recruitment and onboarding of new staff members as needed.
  • Keeps timely and accurate information on donors and contacts for countries assigned to Bonn office
  • Manages Participant Agreements, expense reports, travel arrangements and other payments for Support Unit staff in Bonn, as well as consultants and NDC Partners.
  • Systematically tracks, monitors, and disseminates internal documents and deliverables so the Country Engagement team has real time access to key information

All the above mainly relates to the portfolio and staff of the Bonn office of the NDC Partnership SU.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant, full-time work experience
  • Solid technical understanding of environmental, climate change and development policy issues at national and international levels is essential
  • Preferred proven track of working on environment and development issues, within a bilateral or international development organization or in a role fundraising from government agencies
  • Experience in developing and organizing complex proposals for government audiences
  • English fluency required; additional language skills a plus
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, with a diverse staff, across multiple time zones
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and be flexible on changing priorities
  • Exceptional writing, proofreading, and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Commitment to NDC Partnership’s mission and values

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.

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

Program Overview

In 2015, the world endorsed the bold 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the landmark Paris Agreement to address climate change. Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of its long-term goals. NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Paris Agreement (Article 4, paragraph 2) requires each Party to prepare, communicate, and maintain successive NDCs that it intends to achieve.

As each country implements and advances its NDCs under the Paris accord, new approaches and promising practices must be identified to realize significant and lasting climate action.

Made up of developing and developed countries and international institutions, the Partnership:

  • Facilitates Technical Assistance and Knowledge Sharing: The Partnership supports countries in defining processes, policies, and plans to advance NDC implementation, while facilitating access to targeted technical assistance and fostering greater collaboration across sectors.
  • Creates and Disseminates Insightful Knowledge Products that Fill Information Gaps: The Partnership raises awareness of and enhances access to climate support initiatives, best practices, analytical tools, and resources. Information to address specific implementation needs is made available through online portals, as well as communities and networks that generate opportunities for knowledge sharing.
  • Promotes Enhanced Financial Support for NDC Implementation: The Partnership works with governments to better understand and address constraints so that they may access bilateral and international support programs. The Partnership aims to align development finance initiatives more strongly and coherently with NDC implementation.

Because NDCs are a country-driven process, the NDC Partnership also relies on a country-driven model. 

In-Country Engagement

The NDC Partnership engages directly with ministries and other stakeholders to assess needs and identify opportunities for collaboration across sectors, regions, and international partners. Leveraging the skills and resources of multiple partners towards a common objective, set by the government, is a unique value proposition that the Partnership brings to its in-country work. 

Through the Partnership, members provide targeted and coordinated technical assistance so that nations can effectively develop and implement robust climate and development plans. The Partnership aims to scale ambitions and impacts of climate actions by delivering support through unified processes and systems on the ground.

Assistance may range from supporting policy and strategy formulation and implementation of NDCs, to mobilizing resources and designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. 

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.

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 ( 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.