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Knowledge and Research Analyst, NDC Partnership

Program:Climate Program

Location:Washington, District of Columbia

Position Type:Regular full-time

About WRI

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


We seeks a Research Analyst to support the development of high impact global knowledge products and research The NDC Partnership Support Unit.

Following the landmark Paris Agreement, countries are implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to climate action. The NDC Partnership, a new coalition of governments, international institutions and civil society groups, co-chaired by the governments of Germany and Morocco, is helping countries meet and exceed their commitments by facilitating access to analysis, tools, expertise, finance and other resources. The Partnership is building an expert team for an NDC Partnership Support Unit hosted by World Resources Institute.

WRI is committed to ensuring gender equity across our program portfolios. As such, the Research Analyst is expected to incorporate attention to gender where appropriate.


Your main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Research and Analysis (70% of time)

  • Support development of NDC Partnership knowledge services, including research, writing, editing, and figure development;
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of a knowledge management system to ensure that the Partnership has up-to-date insights on NDC experiences
  • Support engagement with partner organizations to ensure that the Partnership has access to all relevant research, analysis and convening
  • Develop slide decks, talking points and other supporting materials;

Communications & Administrative (30% time)

  • Organize internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Support the development and/or maintenance of content related to Knowledge and Research on NDC Partnership and affiliated websites
  • Develop and co-author blog posts, presentations deck, infographics, brochures, and other online and offline communications materials.
  • Participate in NDC Partnership team meetings and ensure effective communication between in-country teams, the knowledge team and research partners
  • Support outreach, training, and capacity building activities in relation to NDC Partnership knowledge products;

Other duties may be assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant full-time work experience in a related field
  • Excellent qualitative and/or quantitative research and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate with teams from different countries
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Experience working in international research partnerships, particularly in developing countries
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure and successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing demands
  • Commitment to NDC Partnership’s mission, values, and approach to climate issues

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must apply online at to be considered.

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 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.

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