Job Vacancy – SCIENCE AND RESEARCH MANAGER
September 9, 2017
Job Vacancy – SCIENCE AND RESEARCH MANAGER
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.
WRI Indonesia’s research program pursues and innovates diverse approaches to support Indonesia in accelerating low emissions development through a sustainable land use management, improved forest governance, and expansion of renewable energy provision. To achieve this, there are three big questions that guide WRI Indonesia in conducting our projects and research programs. These questions are:
To help answer these questions, the Science and Research Manager will be responsible to manage research activities and products coming out from WRI Indonesia. His/her main responsibilities are: 1) providing an oversight to junior researchers under Wahana Riset Indonesia program, its operational framework, and workplan; 2) assuring that the publications from WRI Indonesia comply to the standards of excellence for all WRI knowledge products; and 3) ensuring that there is a synergy between the on-going research activities with WRI Indonesia’s research roadmap.
The person will report directly to Country Director and work in close coordination with the Global S&R team and project managers/leads at WRI Indonesia. It is expected that he/she will use scientific expertise to enhance the effectiveness of the science in meeting agency needs, particularly regarding low emissions development in Indonesia. The research outcomes are intended to promote innovative solutions and analysis that transform business-as-usual into best practices of data-driven decision making in the sector.
Research activities management and development (60%)
– Mentor associate researchers in Wahana Riset, including providing technical support when needed
– Identify and organize training for Wahana Riset junior researchers, working closely with global S&R team
– Lead the Wahana Riset laboratory
– Ensure research plans are robust and aligned with projects’ goals
Coordination and Project Support (40%)
Experience with external communications and/or donor management
Final Candidates will need to submit 2 writing samples.
Remuneration: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.
Qualified applicants should apply online at careers.wri.org. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. Or go to this link: https://careers.wri.org/JobDescription.asp?lang=en&JobNumber=809435
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 24 September 2017. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants must apply online at careers.wri.org to be considered.
The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.