Associate Ii,Forests Program

Associate Ii,Forests Program

World Resources Institute

Associate Ii,Forests Program

Details of the offer

n this role, you will contribute to the AFR100 initiative and coordinate our technical support in six African countries. You will be in a highly collaborative role that involves people and project management, strategy execution, coordination within and across organizations, and fundraising. You will work closely with WRI colleagues based in the US, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, and other countries and with project partners in South Africa and Europe.


Project Management and Fundraising (40%)
Fundraise for new awards. Lead donor prospecting and outreach to new potential funders. Coordinate with colleagues to develop proposals for work across multiple partner countries

Support teammates to evaluate potential funding opportunities based on alignment with the Restoration Initiative strategy and WRI Africa Vital Landscapes pillar

Lead collaborative processes with ~20 colleagues to develop proposals and budgets, clarify individual responsibilities for grant implementation, develop work plans, and have quarterly progress check-ins

Co-lead donor stewardship activities including strategy review meetings, embassy visits, participation in events (e.g. webinars), and a quarterly donor newsletter. Support teammates as needed with donor outreach and stewardship

Manage portfolio of 6-figure and 7-figure funding awards

Ensure timely delivery of activities in six African countries,led by ~20-person team and external consultants where needed

Track and communicate results of these activities. Produce project reports for donors

Liaise with Restoration Initiative monitoring team to communicate results of restoration monitoring.

Staff Management & Teambuilding (40%)
Connect a five-person core team with 20 other Restoration Initiative staff spread across WRI offices to share knowledge and access technical assistance, communications expertise, and administrative and operational support. Connect colleagues with external partners in the AFR100 network

Provide ongoing support to help teammates prioritize, delegate, manage workloads, and trouble-shoot as challenges arise

Foster a culture of learning, collaboration, and care through regular meetings and check-ins with a five-person core team

Ensure two-directional alignment of in-country activities with Restoration Initiative strategy and WRI Africa’s Vital Landscapes pillar

External Relations & Strategy Execution (20%)
Represent WRI in the AFR100 Initiative Management Group. Lead WRI’s contributions to AFR100 strategy development and execution

Activate new partnerships with grassroots African organizations working to scale up land restoration

Coordinate WRI core contributions to the AFR100 including selected workshops, webinars, and research products

Support process to define WRI’s communications and influence strategy for AFR100

Manage relationships with existing partners in Africa, including the AUDA-NEPAD Agency

Job Qualifications

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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