$250K — $500K+*
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Your primary responsibility in this role is to oversee the work of the Economics Center by managing a growing and diverse team of Economists, developing strategies to ensure that high-quality economic analysis is used effectively to support projects across WRI, and implementing approaches to strengthen WRI’s capacity to deploy appropriate and insightful economic tools and analysis in support of our mission.
You will provide thought-leadership in Economics for WRI, oversee and help to build the Economics Center work by hiring and helping to develop top talent, and oversee fundraising efforts to ensure appropriate coverage for the team and new projects. You will also lead on research efforts in their field(s) of expertise, including by developing proposals, authoring papers, managing research teams, and contributing to specific research products.
Research & Knowledge (60%)
Program Management (20%)
Program Development (20%)
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.
WRI Economics Center
WRI’s Economics Center helps provide a better understanding of the value that ecosystems provide to the economy, using an economics lens to analyze problems and solutions at the intersection of environment and human well-being.
WRI’s economists conduct in-depth economic assessments of the value of terrestrial and marine ecosystem services, renewable energy investments, the impact of climate vulnerability for communities and their livelihoods and more. They develop tools and guidance to help decision-makers understand the economic and social trade-offs of investing in and protecting natural resources.
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