Friday, February 21, 2014
EMPLOYMENT: WRI Natural Resource Policy Specialist, Central Africa
The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a Central Africa Natural Resource Policy Specialist to lead its policy analysis, capacity-building, and outreach activities in ROC and DRC. The Policy Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day management of the policy components of the project strategy in conjunction with WRI’s Washington office as well as civil society, government, and NGO partners in ROC and DRC. The Policy Specialist will work with partners to generate high quality analysis on policy design and implementation needs; coordinate inputs from field-based partners to inform policy discussions; build capacity of civil society, government, and forest communities to design and implement policies that protect forests and biodiversity; and work with policy-makers directly to influence development of NRM policies and programs. Key policy areas of emphasis will include national and subnational REDD+programs, land use planning and resource allocation, and forest management and biodiversity conservation.
The WRI Central Africa Natural Resource Policy Specialist will be based in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo and work under the responsibility and supervision of staff in WRI’s Washington D.C. office and the program’s Chief of Party in Kinshasa. The post will require frequent travel between the two Congos, as well as periodically to Washington, DC.
- Provide leadership for the development of policy research and advocacy designed to strengthen REDD+ and NRM policy development work
- Develop and oversee implementation of the policy components of project work plans
- Develop and implement capacity-building programs to support government, NGO, civil society, and community actors to use project-generated information to more effectively design and track NRM policies
- Develop strategic approaches to carrying out policy advocacy and monitoring of policy effectiveness in DRC and ROC
- Oversee day-to-day coordination and management of project activities in ROC, including management of other in-country policy and technical staff
- Build collaborative partnerships with major stakeholders in DRC and ROC including government, NGO and civil society partners, and donors
- Coordinate with WRI’s Washington DC office and all consortium partners to ensure regular and timely flow of information on project activities across multiple scales
- Provide inputs into other WRI Central Africa work as necessary
- Produce, review, and edit policy briefs, communications materials, and other written products consistent with WRI's high standard of quality
More information available at http://www.wri.org/about/careers