Closing date: 27 January 2022
As the International Cooperation Associate, you will work in WRI’s Global Development Department and support the Government Relations Team in managing strategic partnerships, resource mobilization efforts, and donor stewardship activities with key government partners in Europe. In this position, you will work under the direct supervision of the Director for International Cooperation.
You will keep track of major (project) funding vehicles these partners have initiated and help coordinate WRI submissions to the latter when relevant. Your other task will be to conduct research on their policy and funding priorities, identify possible synergies with WRI’s program goals and country strategies, draft strategic briefs and presentations for the Director.
Please submit a resume with cover letter. Resume and cover letter must be submitted in English to be considered. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
The Global Development Team is broken into four key philanthropic sectors (Corporate Relations, Government, Foundations, and Individuals) that are managed by sector experts that provide strategic advice and a critical coordination function across the matrix. WRI Global’s fundraising model is decentralized by design. This is because donors want to hear from the technical experts themselves, who actively fundraise on behalf of their respective Programs and Centers.
The Development team provides the institute with strategic support, which includes:
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.
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