This position can be hybrid based or office based inLondon, United Kingdom – The Hague, Netherlands – Nairobi, Kenya;or in Washington DC office, USA or remote based in a state in the US where WRI is registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.
This is a full-time limited-term position that is benefits eligible. The position is expected to start in March and will end approximately 9 months from the start date.
About the Program:
There isn’t a silver bullet, or a single pressure point to tackle the climate crisis. It will require an army of actors, a menu of pathways and an array of interventions in the right places. Tailoring approaches to these unique situations is the sweet spot for the Climate Program at World Resources Institute. We help businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national, and international levels advance the deep structural shifts necessary to address climate change.
Reporting to Climate Program Communications Director,you will provide communication leadership and guidance for projects aimed at advancing bold climate action by countries around the world including through the UN climate negotiations. Your work will involve advancing two major communications campaigns in 2024: urging countries to submit ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and encouraging countries to coalesce around a new global climate goal at the COP29 climate summit that meets the needs of developing nations. You will also develop and execute a communications strategy for the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium which aims to ensure that voices from climate-vulnerable countries are heard and mobilized in climate negotiations. Working with our team of climate experts, you will plan and execute ambitious, comprehensive communication strategies to influence national government policy decisions, use WRI publication launches and campaigns to reach key audiences, and determine how to use external moments to advance our climate objectives. Responsibilities include overseeing messaging, event planning, social media coordination, media relations, and other outreach activities. You will coordinate and lead on high-level events with global leaders, and collaborate with colleagues at leading environmental organizations and UN agencies. You will work with researchers and other communication experts within WRI and collaborate with communication experts at partner organizations.
What will you do:
Communications Strategy (30%):
- Oversee programmatic communications for WRI’s international climate action team
- Plan and lead communications for the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium to drive greater climate ambition at COP29 that meets the needs of climate-vulnerable countries
- Develop and carry out engaging and strategic communications strategies and campaigns around enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and adopting a new global finance goal at COP29
Communications Outreach (70%):-
- Develop key messages, talking points, and communication materials to support programmatic initiatives and advocacy efforts
- Manage high-level events and speaking engagements
- Lead on communication materials, including op-eds, blog posts, media advisories, email blasts and more
- Support media engagement in coordination with the media team
- Contribute to the management of the Climate Program’s online presence, including website content, social media, and email marketing
- Work with program, research and other communication teams to produce materials and products to advance goals of WRI’s Climate Program
- Support the Climate Program’s strategy to advance climate action at the UN’s Climate Summit COP29
- Collaborate with WRI’s core communication team on media, social media, web, design, and more
- Track and evaluate metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results
What will you need:
- Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, or related field
- Experience: You have a minimum 7 years of relevant full-time work experience in communications, public relations, or related roles, with a focus on climate, sustainability, or environmental issues
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, with an experience of producing persuasive and impactful content
- Experience developing and implementing successful communication strategies and/or advocacy campaigns.
- Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Knowledge of international climate policy and/or other international environmental issues
- Demonstrated expertise in orchestrating campaigns focused on influencing policymakers and negotiators
- Languages: Proficient in written and spoken English Requirements
- Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization
Potential Salary:Salary range is between 96,000 and 110,000 USD. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply:Please submit a resume with cover letterby the dateof12 February 2024. Youmustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
- 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 drivenorganizationwith 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
- Commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours
- Generous leave days that increase with tenure
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global researchorganizationthat 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 and Respect.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to ourorganizationaland 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.Recognizingour strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.