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GFW Pro Engagement Specialist I

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Role: GFW Pro Engagement Specialist I
Program/Department: Global Forest (Global office)
Location: São Paulo/SP
WRI Brazil is seeking a GFW Pro Engagement Specialist I position based in Brazil in São Paulo office (hybrid work), reporting to the GFW Pro Latam Engagement Manager for Global Forest Watch Pro.
About the Program:
WRI’s Forest Program works with governments, businesses, and civil society to sustain forests for future generations. We aim to curb deforestation worldwide and help restore and reforest already-cleared land. Recognizing that the agricultural industry is essential for human well-being yet is often associated with tropical deforestation, Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro) delivers a software-as-a-service business application and API-based analytics platform for monitoring and identification of deforestation and sustainability risks in the global supply chain for agricultural products. We help companies make more informed and responsible sourcing decisions while complying with voluntary sustainability commitments and regulatory reporting requirements.
Job Highlight:
In this role, you will develop and execute engagement strategies that drive supply chain actor adoption of GFW Pro in Latin America to monitor agriculture-driven deforestation and conversion, comply with voluntary and regulatory reporting requirements, and act to improve the sustainability of sourcing practices. You will also collaborate with a cross-section of teams to help develop next-level impact opportunities in the region, bridging WRI Global and WRI Brazil forest teams.
What you will do:
Scaling of GFW Pro (50%)
  • Serve as the focal point for engagement and cultivate an extensive network of LATAM agricultural commodity sector actors, spanning from cooperatives to traders, intermediaries, standards bodies, financial institutions, NGOs, and governments.
  • Develop and execute commodity sector strategies at regional and local levels to foster awareness, consideration, and adoption of GFW Pro for monitoring and reporting on deforestation and land-use conversion.
  • Leading GFW Pro presentations, trainings, onboardings, support and feedback collection
  • Build stakeholder alignment and develop targeted partnerships to drive impact in line with GFW Pro and Forest Program priorities.
  • Expand and deepen WRI engagement with regional and local sustainability decision makers, thought leaders, and influencers around our Protect, Produce, and Restore pillars.
  • Coordinate and support organization and partnership-specific projects as relevant.
Collaboration and coordination with local office (30% time)
  • Work collaboratively with the forest program from WRI Brazil to support development of strategies that align with GFW Pro and local demands.
  • Facilitate processes that connect global initiatives and regional projects to promote more sustainable agricultural supply chains.
  • Operate as a key stakeholder to accelerate processes that have dependencies on different programs.
Next Value Creation (20% time)
  • Identify opportunities for combining GFW’s suite of monitoring solutions GFW, Forest Watcher, MapBuilder, Pasture monitoring, and GFW Pro - and contribute to their implementation as relevant
  • Attend regional technical fora pertaining to the intersection of commodity supply chains and deforestation monitoring, engaging and building networks and/or partnerships with commodity sector stakeholders
  • Identify, surface and test ideas with users – such as new analyses, datasets and functionalities - for improving GFW Pro. Support focused proof-of-concept projects as relevant
  • Drive revenue growth via promotion of fee-based use of the GFW Pro platform
What you will need:
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience at the intersection of agricultural commodities and deforestation issues in Latin America. Prior experience working with and/or for the private sector agribusiness is preferred
  • Master's degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, environmental management or another relevant field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural supply chains combined with understanding of sustainability frameworks that promote and accelerate systematic changes towards a more sustainable and just society and economy
  • Demonstrated engagement and partner management skills with the ability to scale-up existing partnerships and form new partnerships. Client-focused and delivery-oriented mindset
  • Good understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with the ability to discuss GIS concepts with a wide variety of stakeholder
  • Strong communication skills including the capacity to deliver presentations and trainings with ease
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities at once
  • Ability to eectively work within a global team structure and carry-out both collaborative and individual work.
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese and/or Spanish. Fluency in all three languages is preferred
How to Apply:
Please submit in English a resume with cover letter by the date of June, 30 th. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
What we offer:
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • Opportunity to provide impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that focuses diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
About Us:
Founded in 1982, 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 seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
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.
Our mission and values:
WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect our Earth’s natural resources and their capacity to provide for current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
Our culture:
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.
Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.