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Urban Mobility Associate - WRI

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Washington, DC

Reporting to the Program Director, you will provide support on program management to ensure consistency and high quality across WRI International Offices, contribute and or lead the development of high-quality research products, as well as provide support on proposal writing and matters associated to fundraising.

Job Responsibilities

Your main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Program Management and Coordination (40% of time required)

  • Work with International Offices to ensure coordination, consistency and high quality in the work we deliver
  • Monitor and manage project deliverables on major grants
  • Work with global team members to deliver according to work plans and milestones, track implementation and respond to donor requests
  • Liaise with external and internal partners to advance program objectives/projects delivery
  • Support evaluation of WRI project impacts
  • Support to manage outcomes and partnerships
  • Complete institutional and donor reporting for projects
  • Provide support on program financial administration, review budgets and compliance with WRI reporting, budgeting and processes

Research & Knowledge: (30% of time required)

  • Lead and deliver technical work as per workplans such as road safety audits and inspections in developing countries, data analysis and/or capacity building. Prepare and review technical reports
  • Author or co-author WRI knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data-products) on emerging trends and best practices in transportation, urban planning, regional and urban development, and environmental sustainability, as well as road safety and public health
  • Represent WRI on projects and objectives internally and externally and support WRI training and capacity building efforts
  • Review 2-4 knowledge products written by other WRI researchers yearly

Program Development (30% of time required)

  • Contribute to research and grant proposals
  • Identify and develop funding and partner relationships through external outreach

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant, full-time work experience
  • Master’s degree (or bachelor's degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience)
  • US work authorization is required for this opportunity

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities helps create accessible, equitable, healthy and resilient urban areas for people, businesses and the environment to thrive. Together with partners, we enable more connected, compact and coordinated cities. The Urban Mobility Practice area helps cities shift to more efficient, safer, and cleaner transport modes. We promote high-quality, integrated public transport systems that include bus rapid transit (BRT), urban buses, auto-rickshaws, bicycling and walking, as well as cleaner-burning fuels and electric vehicles. Our health and road safety practice works to improve quality of life in developing cities through sustainable transport and urban design by taking a safe system approach.