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WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, you will support attention to gender where appropriate.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative & Coordination Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating RD’s internal and external meetings
  • Represent the Regional Director (RD) as appropriate in the planning of workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Assist in liaising with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries
  • Create a strategy for scheduling and agenda-setting to help the RD identify and prioritize fundraising, speaking and partnership opportunities
  • Record minutes of RD meetings and ensure appropriate follow-up of all internal and external engagements • Arrange international and domestic travel
  • Use office software to create drafts and summaries, including meeting pre-briefs and de-briefs • Assist with expense report preparation
  • Assist with the management of workspace allocations

Research & Communications Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Provide research assistance to the Regional Director on environment and development issues related to WRI’s areas of expertise
  • Work with program staff to prepare briefing notes, speeches, and presentations for both internal and external audiences for the Regional Director
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure RDs active engagement in social media, documentation of important meetings and events (photos), and sharing of important calendar events
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of high-quality graphics and visuals for the RD
  • Assist the Communications team to ensure RDs engagement in key WRI events and productions

Event and Communications Coordination (25%)

  • Ensure smooth execution of Regional Director initiated external events through planning, logistics, outreach and preparation of background materials
  • Assist the Operations team in organizing team retreats and activities
  • Operate communication software in conference rooms, and host international and multi-party conference and video calls effectively
  • Assist with other communication tasks a requested by the RD

Special Projects (15%)

  • Represent WRI Africa in the WRI Sustainability Initiative
  • Work on other tasks as assigned
  • Engage with special WRI projects that support WRI Africa’s visibility and profile raising

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in business administration, sustainable-development, economics, public policy, communications, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (including internships and extracurriculars)
  • Excellent research, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated passion for WRI’s mission, including a working knowledge of key issues within WRI’s portfolio;
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Understanding and of social media engagement
  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis is a plus

WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, you will support attention to gender where appropriate.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative & Coordination Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating RD’s internal and external meetings
  • Represent the Regional Director (RD) as appropriate in the planning of workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Assist in liaising with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries
  • Create a strategy for scheduling and agenda-setting to help the RD identify and prioritize fundraising, speaking and partnership opportunities
  • Record minutes of RD meetings and ensure appropriate follow-up of all internal and external engagements • Arrange international and domestic travel
  • Use office software to create drafts and summaries, including meeting pre-briefs and de-briefs • Assist with expense report preparation
  • Assist with the management of workspace allocations

Research & Communications Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Provide research assistance to the Regional Director on environment and development issues related to WRI’s areas of expertise
  • Work with program staff to prepare briefing notes, speeches, and presentations for both internal and external audiences for the Regional Director
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure RDs active engagement in social media, documentation of important meetings and events (photos), and sharing of important calendar events
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of high-quality graphics and visuals for the RD
  • Assist the Communications team to ensure RDs engagement in key WRI events and productions

Event and Communications Coordination (25%)

  • Ensure smooth execution of Regional Director initiated external events through planning, logistics, outreach and preparation of background materials
  • Assist the Operations team in organizing team retreats and activities
  • Operate communication software in conference rooms, and host international and multi-party conference and video calls effectively
  • Assist with other communication tasks a requested by the RD

Special Projects (15%)

  • Represent WRI Africa in the WRI Sustainability Initiative
  • Work on other tasks as assigned
  • Engage with special WRI projects that support WRI Africa’s visibility and profile raising

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in business administration, sustainable-development, economics, public policy, communications, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (including internships and extracurriculars)
  • Excellent research, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated passion for WRI’s mission, including a working knowledge of key issues within WRI’s portfolio;
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Understanding and of social media engagement
  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis is a plus

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WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, you will support attention to gender where appropriate.

Job ResponsibilitiesAdministrative & Coordination Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating RD’s internal and external meetings
  • Represent the Regional Director (RD) as appropriate in the planning of workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Assist in liaising with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries
  • Create a strategy for scheduling and agenda-setting to help the RD identify and prioritize fundraising, speaking and partnership opportunities
  • Record minutes of RD meetings and ensure appropriate follow-up of all internal and external engagements • Arrange international and domestic travel
  • Use office software to create drafts and summaries, including meeting pre-briefs and de-briefs • Assist with expense report preparation
  • Assist with the management of workspace allocations

Research & Communications Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Provide research assistance to the Regional Director on environment and development issues related to WRI's areas of expertise
  • Work with program staff to prepare briefing notes, speeches, and presentations for both internal and external audiences for the Regional Director
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure RDs active engagement in social media, documentation of important meetings and events (photos), and sharing of important calendar events
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of high-quality graphics and visuals for the RD
  • Assist the Communications team to ensure RDs engagement in key WRI events and productions

Event and Communications Coordination (25%)

  • Ensure smooth execution of Regional Director initiated external events through planning, logistics, outreach and preparation of background materials
  • Assist the Operations team in organizing team retreats and activities
  • Operate communication software in conference rooms, and host international and multi-party conference and video calls effectively
  • Assist with other communication tasks a requested by the RD

Special Projects (15%)

  • Represent WRI Africa in the WRI Sustainability Initiative
  • Work on other tasks as assigned
  • Engage with special WRI projects that support WRI Africa’s visibility and profile raising

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in business administration, sustainable-development, economics, public policy, communications, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (including internships and extracurriculars)
  • Excellent research, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated passion for WRI’s mission, including a working knowledge of key issues within WRI’s portfolio;
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Understanding and of social media engagement
  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis is a plus

WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, you will support attention to gender where appropriate.Job ResponsibilitiesAdministrative & Coordination Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating RD’s internal and external meetings
  • Represent the Regional Director (RD) as appropriate in the planning of workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Assist in liaising with external partners and WRI colleagues across programs and countries
  • Create a strategy for scheduling and agenda-setting to help the RD identify and prioritize fundraising, speaking and partnership opportunities
  • Record minutes of RD meetings and ensure appropriate follow-up of all internal and external engagements • Arrange international and domestic travel
  • Use office software to create drafts and summaries, including meeting pre-briefs and de-briefs • Assist with expense report preparation
  • Assist with the management of workspace allocations

Research & Communications Support to the Regional Director (30%)

  • Provide research assistance to the Regional Director on environment and development issues related to WRI's areas of expertise
  • Work with program staff to prepare briefing notes, speeches, and presentations for both internal and external audiences for the Regional Director
  • Liaise with the communications team to ensure RDs active engagement in social media, documentation of important meetings and events (photos), and sharing of important calendar events
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of high-quality graphics and visuals for the RD
  • Assist the Communications team to ensure RDs engagement in key WRI events and productions

Event and Communications Coordination (25%)

  • Ensure smooth execution of Regional Director initiated external events through planning, logistics, outreach and preparation of background materials
  • Assist the Operations team in organizing team retreats and activities
  • Operate communication software in conference rooms, and host international and multi-party conference and video calls effectively
  • Assist with other communication tasks a requested by the RD

Special Projects (15%)

  • Represent WRI Africa in the WRI Sustainability Initiative
  • Work on other tasks as assigned
  • Engage with special WRI projects that support WRI Africa’s visibility and profile raising

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in business administration, sustainable-development, economics, public policy, communications, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (including internships and extracurriculars)
  • Excellent research, communications, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated passion for WRI’s mission, including a working knowledge of key issues within WRI’s portfolio;
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Understanding and of social media engagement
  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis is a plus
2020-08-01

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