Reporting to the Program Director, you will provide support on program management to ensure consistency and high quality across WRI International Offices, contribute and or lead the development of high-quality research products, as well as provide support on proposal writing and matters associated to fundraising.
Your main areas of responsibility will include the following:
Research & Knowledge: (40% of time required)
- Lead and deliver technical work as per workplans such as road safety audits and inspections in developing countries, data analysis and/or capacity building. Prepare and review technical reports.
- Authoring or co-authoring WRI knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data-products) on emerging trends and best practices in transportation, urban planning, regional and urban development, and environmental sustainability, as well as road safety and public health.
- Representing WRI on projects and objectives internally and externally and support WRI training and capacity building efforts.
- Support writing blogs and reports. Review2-4 knowledge products written by other WRI researchers yearly.
Program Management and Coordination (30% of time required)
- Work with International Offices to ensure coordination, consistency and high quality in the work we deliver.
- Monitoring and managing project deliverables on major grants, working with global team members to deliver according to work plans and milestones, track implementation and respond to donor requests.
- Liaise with external and internal partners to advance program objectives/projects delivery.
- Support evaluation of WRI project impacts.
- Support to manage outcomes and partnerships.
- Complete institutional and donor reporting for projects.
- Provide support on program financial administration, review budgets and compliance with WRI reporting, budgeting and processes.
Program Development (30% of time required)
- Contributing to research and grant proposals.
- Identifying and developing funding and partner relationships through external outreach.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant, full-time work experience
- Master’s degree (or bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience)
- Previous research or work experience with on topics related to public health, road safety, urban planning, transport planning, sustainable transport
- Experience with data analysis on large datasets and GIS
- US work authorization is required for this opportunity