World Resource Institute is hiring an
This position can be based in Rwanda, Kenya or Ethiopia. Existing work authorization is required for wherever the position is based.
About the Program:**WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative informs, enables, and invests in people that restore degraded land. The team’s flagship investment and capacity-building programs for locally led African restoration enterprises, TerraFund for AFR100 and the Land Accelerator, provide finance and training for 200+ growing businesses that create sustainable jobs across the 32 member countries of the AFR100 Initiative.
As the Enterprise Manager, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative, you will work directly through TerraFund for AFR100 to resource small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that restore land.
In this new position, you will understand, guide, resource, and manage the implementation of the cohort of agriculture and forestry SMEs that have received funding and capacity training to restore land. You will directly support leaders that are expanding the market potential of products and services that are grown on restored land. Examples include Exotic EPZ, a macadamia nut processing company in Kenya, and Nguni Nursery, a native tree nursery in South Africa.
As the portfolio expands, you will also work with sector experts to screen, score, and interview enterprises that have applied for funding through the TerraFund for AFR100 and Land Accelerator request for proposal process. You will ensure that funded enterprises understand the program’s monitoring, reporting, and verification protocols, are adequately reporting on their progress through WRI’s online TerraMatch system, and have access to private sector capacity-building opportunities.
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the Global Restoration Initiative’s commitment to invest significant capital and capacity in locally led organizations that are restoring Africa’s farms, forests, and pasture.
You will be supported by WRI’s growing project management and monitoring teams, along with colleagues working across African countries.
You will report to the Manager, Land Accelerator Africa and to the Global Restoration Initiative’s Manager, Restoration Projects.
This position is fully remote but could become hybrid depending on available office space where the candidate is located.**
What you will do:**
Project Management & Engagement (80%)
Research & Communications (20%)**
What you will need:**
Location: Rwanda, Ethiopia or Kenya.
Start date: Upon mutual agreement with candidate.
Length of contract: 1 year, renewable subject to funding and performance.**
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of November 30, 2022. 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, 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.**