Engagement Manager, P4G

Program Management Washington, District of Columbia


Job Summary

In the position, you will play a key role in developing, implementing and managing the engagement of the P4G network. You will provide strategic leadership on P4G engagement within the team and support the Engagement team with mobilizing the proactive participation of the P4G network in major events such as the P4G Summit and in major outputs such as the State of Art Report and P4G Awards.

Job Responsibilities

Manage engagement of P4G network including national platforms, partner organizations and Board of Directors

  • Conduct outreach to the P4G Board, partners, and national platforms, and manage these relationships in a proactive manner that enhances their engagement and coordination within the P4G work program
  • Represent P4G on mission trips to partner countries
  • Organize Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Support the integration of new countries and organizations into the P4G network
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the landscape of P4G Partnerships and identify opportunities and approaches for P4G to collaborate and coordinate with P4G's network

Mobilize the proactive participation of P4G network in major events such as the P4G Summit and in relation to major outputs such as the State of Art Report and P4G Awards

  • Manage the involvement of P4G network partners in major events including the P4G Summit, annual meeting, and international conferences
  • Organize panel sessions and workshops at major events related to the P4G network and partnerships
  • Mobilize involvement of P4G network in key P4G program elements including Partnership Fund, State of the Art report, and partnership awards
  • Oversee the P4G Engagement Database in a manner that builds a vibrant community of internal and external partners who understand and value the benefits of involvement with P4G

Provide leadership on P4G engagement within team

  • Manage a small team of consultants and/or staff as necessary
  • Drive internal coordination on engagement issues amongst different parts of the P4G team
  • Contribute to building an efficient, effective and durable program

Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree in international relations, public policy, business or related field (or two additional years of experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in international relations, climate change, public policy, or sustainable development
  • Track record of building successful networks in developing countries. Skilled at working in a multi-stakeholder environment and bridging diverging views among stakeholders
  • Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills a must
  • Fluency in English required and fluency in Spanish desirable
  • Commitment to P4G’s mission, values, and approach regarding climate issues
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30% of the time

 How to Apply

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application submission.

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

Program Overview

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 –  is a new internal initiative that brings together business, government, and civil society organizations in innovative public-private partnerships. We focus on breakthrough solutions that help meet humanity’s greatest needs in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. P4G offers facilitation, funding, and recognition to help partnerships grow and become global models for sustainable solutions. In addition, through major convening moments such as the P4G Summit as well as our State-of-the-Art report and awards program, we showcase the most innovative partnerships driving sustainable development in the world.

 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.

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 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in AfricaBrazilChinaEuropeIndiaIndonesiaMexico and the United 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.  

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.