Job Opening GIS Analyst Intern at World Resources Institute - Forests Team

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WRI Indonesia Forests Team 

World Resources Institute (WRI), an action oriented global organization most recently voted as #1 environment & natural resource think tank in the world is consistently recommended by staff as one of the "most desired organizations to work for". WRI has over 30 years of experience focusing on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. WRI goes beyond research to put ideas into action – our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protects Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

WRI has been growing the past five years and now has offices in Washington D.C., India, and China and a presence in Brazil, Indonesia as well as a dozen other countries around the world. WRI staff not only have a deep understanding of the issues, but also an understanding of the political and cultural contexts that shape how decisions are made and how to engage effectively in the countries in which we work and partner. Our staff represents over 40 nationalities.

The World Resources Institute is seeking a full time team leader to lead its Indonesia forests work, based in Jakarta.  Work includes scaling up the POTICO initiative, Global Forest Watch 2.0 and an emerging forest landscapes restoration effort. The team leader will be responsible for leading collaboration with the Indonesian Government, major companies, civil society and liaison with funders and WRI’s forests team and management team in Washington DC.   This position requires native fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and extensive experience working with senior Indonesian policymakers and is open only to those with existing work authorization in Indonesia.

  • Develop and lead WRI’s forests team in Indonesia;
  • Build strategic partnerships with government agencies, companies and civil society;
  • Represent WRI’s forests team at a high level in workshops, meetings and other events;
  • Identify and advance new lines of research and analysis relevant to the WRI forests strategy and responding to Indonesia’s development priorities;
  • Produce, review, and edit research reports, communications materials, and other written outputs to ensure they meet WRI’s high standard of quality;
  • Support fundraising activities;
  • Support WRI’s institutional establishment in Indonesia.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • 10+ years of experience working in Indonesia, including at least 5 years in a management or team leadership role;
  • Interest in or experience with environmental issues, especially forest issues;
  • Great analytical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Experience designing and implementing research or analyses for governmental and corporate audiences;
  • Ability to write in an organized, clear, and articulate manner in Bahasa Indonesia and in English;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly to a wide range of audiences and especially the private sector;
  • Results focused, with a strong team orientation, and the ability to work well under pressure;
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and institutional values.
Salary and Benefits 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The World Resources Institute 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 preference, parental 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.

About WRI
The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, NGOs, and corporate leaders because of the rigorous quality, balance, and independence of its work. With its think-tank roots, WRI values innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees see the results of their hard work and have the satisfaction of making a significant difference in the world.

Currently a $50 million organization with an international staff of approximately 250, WRI works with more than 400 partners in 50 countries. WRI provides objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.

In its day to day work, WRI is guided by several core institutional values:

Innovation: To lead change for a sustainable world, WRI is creative, forward thinking, entrepreneurial, and adaptive.

Independence: WRI’s effectiveness depends on work that is uncompromised by partisan politics, institutional or personal allegiances, or sources of financial support.

Urgency: WRI believes that change in human behavior is urgently needed to halt the accelerating rate of environmental deterioration.

Independence: Our effectiveness depends on work that is uncompromised by partisan politics, institutional or personal allegiances, or sources of financial support.

Respect: Our relationships are based on the belief that all people deserve respect.

Everything WRI does is built on four key elements:
Focus on Results: WRI organizes all of its work to produce powerful and practical solutions, strategies and tools, policies and partnerships.

Analytical Excellence: WRI identifies problems, drivers of change, economic incentives, and consequences to arrive at comprehensive, incentive-based, practical solutions.

Partnerships: WRI works with scientists, governments, businesses, NGOs, and international institutions worldwide to create incentives and pressure for change.

Communications: WRI fosters change by disseminating their solutions and ideas to targeted audiences.

Application Period: Until 15th of September 2014
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