Friday, November 6, 2015

Recent or December Grad? The World Resources Institute Seeks a Global Forest Watch Project Coordinator; French is a Plus

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.
The Global Forest Watch (GFW) initiative seeks a highly organized Project Coordinator to provide financial, administrative, and management support to a new project operating in Georgia and Madagascar and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  The Project Coordinator will report to the Project Manager and work closely with other project staff based in Washington DC and the project countries. This position is an excellent fit for a recent graduate seeking to develop project management skills in the non-profit sector and who is interested in the field of international sustainable development.
The Project Coordinator’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:
Financial Management (35%)
Project Management Support (35%):
Administration (30%)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant full time work experience required
  • Experience in financial management and administration, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • The position requires a detail-oriented, highly organized individual with experience in project administration and interest in grant compliance, financial management, and budgeting
  • Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Attention to deadlines, particularly with regard to grant compliance and monitoring subgrantees and contractors
  • Patience and perseverance in understanding and explaining issues to partners and contractors
  • Strong writing, database management, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team
  • Interest or experience in issues related to sustainable development
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working internationally and with multi-year grants
  • Experience with GEF grants
  • Fluent in French
  • Russian or Georgian language skills
  • Familiarity with database software management (such as Concur, Cognos, TM1, etc).
Final candidates will be required to take a writing and budgeting test.
Learn more and apply here.