Junior Data Visualizations Developer, NDC Partnership SU
Location:Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Limited term full-time (with an end date)
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 six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water and sustainable cities.
We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.
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.
We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of nearly 700 people with work spanning 50 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
NDC Partnership Support Unit
The NDC Partnership is a new coalition of developed and developing countries and international institutions working together to ensure countries receive the technical and financial support they need to achieve ambitious climate and sustainable development targets as fast and effectively as possible. The Partnership works with its members to: 1) create and disseminate insightful knowledge products; 2) facilitates technical assistance and capacity building; and 3) facilitates enhanced financial support for NDC implementation.
We are looking for a Data Visualizations Junior Developer who is excited to turn climate data into climate actions through cutting edge interactive visuals. The limited term position will support the development of climate visualization for the NDC Partnership in close collaboration with researchers, designers and our climate data team, as well as testing them with a range of actors like national governments, Google and leading NGOs.
You should be a motivated by a drive to change the world, creatively envision visualizations that catch the eye, make it to top media outlets or go viral. You innovate, coordinate well with others and have an infectious enthusiasm that helps to motivate your colleagues.
If successful, the position will support data visualization and outreach capacity to rapidly create innovative data visualizations and build a library of charts, graphs, and interactive pieces that can be easily be reused and be repurposed.
You will help implement data visualization by:
A typical working week in the position can include:
The position will report to the Knowledge Director of the NDC Partnership Support Unit. It will work in close collaboration with the climate data team (see climatewatchdata.org). It will help deliver major outreach products for the NDC Partnership, a new global coalition of governments and institutions to deliver implementation of countries’ national climate plants (NDCs).
The Junior Data Visualization Developer’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:
Visualization development 80%
This is a TERMED position.
Relocation reimbursement is not available for this position
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.