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Job Description Posting- EMBARQ Deputy Director and EMBARQ Director for India/Asia

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  • Lee Schipper
    EMBARQ, WRI Center for Sustainable Transport has openings for two senior management positions - Deputy Director (http://www.wri.org/joblist/job.cfm?jid=224)
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2007
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      EMBARQ, WRI Center for Sustainable Transport has openings for two senior management positions - Deputy Director (http://www.wri.org/joblist/job.cfm?jid=224) and Asia Director (http://www.wri.org/joblist/job.cfm?jid=220), also see job description below.

      Qualified applicants only.
      Candidates please send cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume to:

      World Resources Institute
      Attn: Seema Parakh
      10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
      Washington, DC 20002
      fax: 202-729-7775
      email: sparakh@...
      Please, no phone calls.

      Regards,
      Seema


      Deputy Director, EMBARQ, The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport
      World Resources Institute


      Employment period: Full-time appointment starting immediately.
      Position summary

      EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s Center for Sustainable Transport is seeking a Deputy Director whose principal responsibilities would be to lead the development of new products and projects that support EMBARQ’s strategic objectives and strengthen its long term financial sustainability. This will serve as a senior management position within EMBARQ and the successful candidate will thus have demonstrated leadership capacity in an international environment, as well as strong technical and managerial experience.

      Major responsibilities

      The Deputy Director’s principal objective is to lead the development of new products and projects that can help solve urban transport problems better, cheaper or faster and to identify and develop the opportunities for their deployment throughout EMBARQ’s network.

      The Deputy Director will have the experience and access to develop and sustain new partnerships with pubic and private sector leaders in cities of interest to EMBARQ.

      The Deputy Director will be the second in charge at EMBARQ, representing the direct at staff meetings, in the EMBARQ Network, in WRI Management Team meetings, quarterly financial review sessions and related interactions with WRI senior management, as needed.

      The Deputy Director structures and supervises the environmental engineering, science and health experts as well as the transport and traffic engineers as they prospect and mature new products to ensure strategic with EMBARQ long term plan.

      The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in integrated urban land use and transportation planning, municipal finance, infrastructure finance, transport engineering, business administration or public administration in urban context.

      This position relates directly with all EMBARQ’s core team members, with directors of Centers for Sustainable Transport throughout the world, with government and private sector partners in developing countries, donors, and the academic sector.
      Qualifications

      The individual selected will meet most of the following qualifications:

      * Ten years experience in integrated land use and transport planning

      * An advanced degree in engineering, planning, public administration, business administration or finance

      * Experience in business development in the private sector

      * Demonstrated ability to manage programs (greater than five million USD)

      * Excellent spoken and written English and fluency of at least one other EMBARQ language (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Turkish, Hindi)

      * Ability to direct multifunctional teams and wield influence without having power; ability to manage conflict among diverse stakeholders

      * Commitment to global climate protection and air quality improvement

      * Commitment to improved quality and cost-effectiveness of transport and improved quality of public space

      * International working experience at senior level

      Location
      Washington, DC. Frequent overseas travel required.
      Salary and benefits

      Depending on qualifications and experience, plus full WRI benefits.
      About WRI

      World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the planet and improve people's lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations.

      * People and ecosystems. Reverse rapid degradation of ecosystems and assure their capacity to provide humans with needed goods and services.
      * Climate change. Protect the global climate system from further harm due to emissions of greenhouse gases and help humanity and the natural world adapt to unavoidable climate change.
      * Markets and Enterprise. Harness markets and enterprise to expand economic opportunity and protect the environment.
      * Access. Guarantee public access to information and decisions regarding natural resources and the environment.
      * Institutional excellence. Support and enhance WRI's ability to achieve results.

      In all of its policy research and work with institutions, WRI tries to build bridges between ideas and action, meshing the insights of scientific research, economic and institutional analyses, and practical experience with the need for open and participatory decision-making.

      WRI is 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 only accepts resumes for current vacancies.

      Qualified applicants only.
      Candidates please send cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume to:

      World Resources Institute
      Attn: Seema Parakh
      10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
      Washington, DC 20002
      fax: 202-729-7775
      email: sparakh@...
      Please, no phone calls.

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      Director Asia Region, EMBARQ, The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport
      World Resources Institute


      Employment period: Full-time appointment starting immediately.
      Position summary

      EMBARQ is seeking an experienced director for its growing presence in Asia. The Asia program includes India, Turkey, Vietnam and China, however, India and Turkey will be the region’s primary focus for the 2007 to 2011 time frame. The Asia programs director must have both the technical skills identified below, as well the experience and access to develop and sustain partnerships with public and private sector leaders in the region who will be critical to the adoption of sustainable urban transport strategies.
      Major responsibilities

      The Asia Programs Director will be EMBARQ’s lead in Asia on urban transport planning and engineering. S/he will have following responsibilities:

      * Develop and deliver the EMBARQ Asia strategy
      * Develop a broad network of experts in the region who can be relied on to help deliver results in EMBARQ’s city projects.
      * Lead set up of new Center for Sustainable Transport - India, through which EMBARQ will work on a day-to-day basis with its partner cities in that country.
      * Identify, develop and maintain strategic alliances with regional institutions with which EMBARQ and the Center for Sustainable Transport - India will work.
      * Provide strategic direction to CST-India and CST-Turkey and guide their integration with EMBARQ and the existing EMBARQ Network of Centers for Sustainable Transport (Mexico, Brazil).

      This position is part of the senior management team within the EMBARQ Network and will have the responsibility of keeping the Asian programs (and CST-India and CST-Turkey) aligned and integrated with the EMBARQ strategy, business model and management structures. The Director will also identify synergy opportunities with other regions and ensure these are realized. As a senior member of the EMBARQ team, the director will bring new experience, ideas, innovation and creativity that will strengthen the whole EMBARQ Network.

      Qualifications

      The individual selected must have the following key competencies:

      * Ten years experience working in urban transport planning or engineering and/or transit system management, as well as a broad understanding of environment, finance, and urban development issues from an economic and institutional perspective.
      * At least 2 years professional activities while resident in E or S Asia or at least 5 years full engagement (including frequent visits) in E or S Asia.
      * An advanced degree in engineering, planning, public administration, business administration or finance.
      * Demonstrated ability in program and project planning, management and implementation (greater than one-half million USD, longer than 1 year in duration and/or involving complex stakeholder management).
      * Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
      * Ability to manage conflict between the stakeholders, able to direct multifunctional teams and to influence without having power
      * Committment to sustainable transport and to deliver GHG reduction, improved air quality and public health, improved safety, accessibility and personal security in cities public spaces
      * Commitment to improved quality and cost-effectiveness of transport and improved quality of public space
      * Demonstrable access to decision makers in Asian cities with ability to bring about sustainable transport solutions

      In addition, the successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills; capable of working independently; as well as have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team situations. S/he will have a mastery of MS Office, ability to use databases in a variety of contexts. S/he will work collaboratively with other WRI staff, the EMBARQ Network of Centers for Sustainable Transport and Asian partners. The Asian Program Director will report to EMBARQ’s Director.

      Location
      Home location either Washington, DC, with frequent travel to Asia or India (Mumbai or Bangalore) with frequent travel to other cities in Asia and to Washington, DC.

      Salary and benefits
      Competitive based on applicant’s experience.

      About WRI

      World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the planet and improve people's lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations.

      * People and ecosystems. Reverse rapid degradation of ecosystems and assure their capacity to provide humans with needed goods and services.
      * Climate change. Protect the global climate system from further harm due to emissions of greenhouse gases and help humanity and the natural world adapt to unavoidable climate change.
      * Markets and Enterprise. Harness markets and enterprise to expand economic opportunity and protect the environment.
      * Access. Guarantee public access to information and decisions regarding natural resources and the environment.
      * Institutional excellence. Support and enhance WRI's ability to achieve results.

      In all of its policy research and work with institutions, WRI tries to build bridges between ideas and action, meshing the insights of scientific research, economic and institutional analyses, and practical experience with the need for open and participatory decision-making.

      WRI is 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 only accepts resumes for current vacancies.

      Qualified applicants only.
      Candidates please send cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume to:

      World Resources Institute
      Attn: Seema Parakh
      10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
      Washington, DC 20002
      fax: 202-729-7683
      email: sparakh@...
      Please, no phone calls.
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