This position is hybrid requiring a few days per week in Nairobi, Kenya; WRI Africa Regional Office. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.
About the Program:
WRI Africa’s Food Program aims to transform food systems in the continent to create a better future for people, nature and the climate. We do this by addressing food and nutritional insecurity for a rapidly growing population while driving economic development, increasing their resilience to climate change, reducing biodiversity loss, and generating greater equity outcomes for women, children, youth and other vulnerable groups. We develop cutting-edge research and innovative partnerships to produce more food while protecting and restoring ecosystems and shifting toward lower-carbon consumption patterns.
Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager for Africa, you will support the Africa Food program and the Food and Land Use Coalition Kenya platform. You will design and implement communications and engagement strategies, lead media relations, and manage communication support for events. You will curate communications products to elevate people-centered stories and messages for various channels, such as websites, social media, blogs, and publications. You will work with food program team and partners in priority countries in Africa to develop communication products and messaging to promote project activities, create awareness, share lessons learned and increase the overall visibility of project activities. You will work in collaboration with other communications professionals across the institute on joint efforts to promote WRI’s mission and values.
What will you do:
Communications and Engagement (60%):
Media Relations (20%):
Institutional communications (10%):
What will you need:
Potential Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 19 February 2024. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
Founded in 1982, 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 to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
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.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence and Respect.
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. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment; we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.