Research Associate, Faith and Sustainability Initiative At World Resources Institute

This position is a full time limited term position ending 31 July 2022, based in The Hague (NL) or Washington D.C (US)

Job Summary
In this position you will provide a lead advisory role regarding GHG measurement and management practices and coordinate WRI’s role in the project. Possible activities include: identifying the potential for GHG emissions reductions and removals from faith-based institutions’ operations, land holdings, and financial holdings; supporting development of a draft program design and pilot testing it with a set of faith-based institutions; identifying the tools and guidance that need to be developed to support faith-based institutions in their efforts to measure and manage their emissions; and support the design and facilitation of scoping workshops with faith-based institutions. In addition, you will manage active engagement with key WRI staff members from the Governance Center, Business Center, Forest Program, and Finance Center.

This position is home based due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC or in The Hague once restrictions have lifted.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate WRI’s role in the scoping project across WRI and its partners
  • Conduct technical research and advance analysis and understanding of science-based targets, GHG measurement and management relevant to faith-based institutions
  • Work closely with key project partners and WRI staff to support program design and pilot testing and identify key resource development needs
  • Develop science-based targets aligned technical tools and guidance documents, including sectoral methodologies for faith-based institutions
  • Oversee the production of GHG inventories and develop target validation reports for faith-based entities participating in the project
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, calls, workshops, and other activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s in relevant field such as Environmental Sciences, Environmental or Energy Economics, Environmental Policy, Environmental or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of full-time work experience related to greenhouse gas measurement and management
  • Experience managing staff and projects
  • Strong analytical research skills – ability to communicate complex concepts clearly, both orally and in writing, with fluency in English, also to non-technical audiences.**How to Apply**
    Please submit a resume with cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Deadline for applications 19 June 2021

Potential Annual Salary: The Hague € 58,060 – € 72,575. Washington DC: $79,077-$ 102,800 Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. Deadline for applications 19th July 2021

Program Overview
The Faith and Sustainability Initiative is a new initiative at WRI that aims to support existing and new faith-based projects in the area of sustainability and enabling faith-based communities to identify ideas and programs that build capacity for community-level solutions to sustainability challenges. This initiative is based in WRI’s Governance Center where the needed expertise for this project currently resides. WRI’s Governance Center works to empower people and strengthen governments to build a resilient, just and sustainable future for all. The Governance Center works with governments, the private sector, civil society and the public to address issues that matter most to poor, vulnerable communities: adapting to climate change; affordable, reliable access to clean energy; environmental rights; water and air pollution; social equity; and open, responsive government.

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 $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in AfricaBrazilChina , Europe , India , Indonesia , Mexico 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.

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