Associate, PACE

Program Management The Hague, Netherlands


This is a full-time, limited term position for at least 6 months (possibly 12) 

Job Summary

Reporting to the PACE Global Director, you will be part of a new but fast-growing team. In this role, you will work to scale our impacts across all functions (Leadership, Projects, Learning, and Communications) including strategic engagement with European public and private sector partners to align on messaging and priorities for the economic response to the COVID pandemic. This is new role in the PACE team and offers a valuable opportunity to learn about the work of PACE and enhance fundraising strategy and donor cultivation and stewardship in a growing organization.

Job Responsibilities
Strategic Engagement (40%)

  • Manage PACE’s strategic relations with existing government, corporate and philanthropic partners 
  • Act as the focal point for PACE’s institutional relations with selected partners
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee the engagement strategies with these partners
  • Prepare high-level meeting with these partners (e.g. briefings, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Update and maintain partner information and contacts in Salesforce
  • Identifying and developing funding partner relationships through external outreach
Research and Knowledge (40%)
  • Lead and coordinate research to bring together insights from over 100 public and private engagements since the beginning of the pandemic to gather evidence-base for how CE approaches can help achieve societal impact targets
  • Authoring or co-authoring knowledge products (e.g. reports, briefs)
  • Contribute to presentations and donor proposals
  • Support proposal writing and submission in collaboration with relevant PACE staff
Project and Event Management (20%)
  • Directly managing outcomes and partnerships
  • Monitoring and managing project deliverables
  • Completing institutional and donor reporting
  • Co-lead the hosting of two high-level virtual convenings with government and philanthropic partners in which the executed research and knowledge report will be presented
Job Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of directly relevant work experience, preferably with partnership-building and project management experience
  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline (or a bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of experience)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills: ability to conduct research independently, translate technical information into plain language and develop proposals for varying audiences
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills: ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to set priorities, manage your time effectively and help drive projects to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team
  • English fluency required
  • Ability to take initiative, be attentive to details, and be flexible on changing priorities
  • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred
How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to apply. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview\

PACE is a public-private collaboration platform and project accelerator housed at WRI that aims to leverage global public-private leadership to accelerate action towards the circular economy. PACE was created and incubated by the World Economic Forum (“the Forum”) in Switzerland. As part of a new phase, PACE transitioned to WRI Europe in the Netherlands.

To date, PACE has achieved significant outputs across its three delivery pillars of driving projects, leveraging global leadership to drive action, and capture and disseminate learnings for scale, and has formulated ambitions to scale-up. The PACE hub functions and operates as an independent unit with its own branding and governed by an independent board. Work is undertaken by a diverse project team comprising of five full-time staff and a number of additional seconded members from across the PACE partner organizations. As funding growth allows, the team will further expand.

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, watersustainable 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 $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices inAfrica, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexicoand theUnited 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.  

WRI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.