World Resources Institute Community Coordinator - Jobs in Rwanda

World Resources Institute Community Coordinator - Jobs in Rwanda

About the Program:

The Global Restoration Initiative (Restoration) is part of the Forests Program at WRI and works to inform, enable and invest in action to restore vitality to degraded and deforested landscapes around the globe. Following commitments by governments to restore more than 210 million hectares of degraded land worldwide, the initiative is now focused on supporting the people restoring landscapes.

This position is currently remote due to Covid-19. Once our offices open up, you would ideally be based in Kigali, Rwanda or Washington, DC. Other locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Existing work authorization is required for wherever the position is based.

Job Highlight:

In this role, you will both join and create discussions with the constant aim of supporting the people and organizations on the front lines of restoration. You will connect our most important partners: people who engage in land restoration work. You will ensure that they are supported with robust practical information and clear guidance, as well as ample opportunities to connect with one another in moments when it matters most. You are curious about the nature of degraded landscapes, the socio-economic challenges impacting communities, emerging restoration techniques and business models that support long-term transformation.

You will be supported by the Global Restoration Initiative’s communications team and the TerraFund team. You will report to the initiative’s Director of Communications and Engagement.

What you will do:

  • Create and engage on online message boards populated with restoration information and practitioners
  • Find opportunities to provide practical resources for restoration project leaders
  • Plan webinars for restoration cohort members
  • Adapt key GRI resources into formats that can be easily shared across multiple platforms
  • Track engagement and analytic data related to communication with restoration project leaders.

    What you will need:

  • Education: You hold a Bachelor’s degree in communications, international relations, environmental studies or a related field
  • Experience: 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Past experience working cross-culturally, especially within an African context
  • Past experience in a communications role, in which you used a variety of social media platforms for professional purposes
  • Basic understanding of geospatial data tools and other monitoring frameworks preferred
  • Languages: the person in this position should be comfortable working in both French and English.
  • Potential Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

    How to apply: Please submit a resume with a cover letter by 8 August 2022. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

    What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with
    access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

    About Us:

    Founded in 1982, 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 to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

    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.

    Our mission and values:

    WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

    Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

    Our culture:

    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. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

    Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

    How to apply

    How to apply: Please submit a resume with a cover letter by 8 August 2022. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

    For more information and job application details, see; World Resources Institute Community Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

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