In this role, you will provide administrative support for the Global Director (based in Kenya) as well as the Center staff (primarily based in Washington, DC). Ideally, you have experience working with teams that work in different time zones and will be a detail-oriented and highly organized individual. You will serve as a liaison to country office directors, project area leaders, and high-level external contacts such as donors and partners.
You will also function as a close partner with the Global Director by anticipating needs, proactively resolving issues, assisting in the management of deliverable deadlines, and ensuring timely preparation for upcoming events and commitments. You will assist in the organization, prioritization, and overall management of the Director’s schedule by evaluating internal and external resources and effectively handling issues as they arise. You will organize and coordinate internal and external events and helps coordinate special projects. Administrative support includes preparation and monitoring of expense reports, timesheets, and arrangement of domestic and international travel plans.
You will also work closely with the Operations Manager to implement existing processes such as timesheet allocations and new hire onboarding and work to improve processes where needed.
This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC once restrictions have lifted.
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 Africa, Brazil, China, 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.