The senior coordinator would play a key role in managing GRI knowledge assets and helping to drive better reporting through the development of new guidance for practitioners. The post holder will be coordinating development of new knowledge assets and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on other activities as needed. The senior coordinator will monitor content and subject matter to identify emerging trends, spot gaps in GRI’s knowledge, and help connect this knowledge to GRI’s various outreach channels.

Overview

Senior Coordinator – Guidance & Practice

Start Date: A.S.A.P., full time (40 hrs p/w) (€ 35,000.-/€ 38,000.- gross p/y on full time basis)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent

Position summary and job purpose
Are you a curious person, motivated to help develop and manage GRI’s knowledge products? Can you think of actionable and ‘living’ knowledge products to drive better reporting? Are you keen to stay in touch with recent developments in sustainability and help identify trends? If so, the Guidance & Practice Unit is interested in hearing from you as we seek to fill a role that is designed to help build GRI’s thought leadership and knowledge based services.

The senior coordinator would play a key role in managing GRI knowledge assets and helping to drive better reporting through the development of new guidance for practitioners. The post holder will be coordinating development of new knowledge assets and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on other activities as needed. The senior coordinator will monitor content and subject matter to identify emerging trends, spot gaps in GRI’s knowledge, and help connect this knowledge to GRI’s various outreach channels.

Job responsibilities
The main goal will be to support the Senior Manager Guidance & Practice in developing a series of knowledge assets designed to respond to demand from the network on challenging topics and generally build capacity for better quality reporting based on the GRI reporting standard.

•  Design and coordinate research projects and analysis of various sustainability reporting related topics (e.g. materiality, sustainability strategy, human rights, etc.); including establishing research objectives, approach, and timeline; coordinating with internal (or external) contacts to prepare a research plan and prepare content; and synthesizing and presenting findings for a specific audience
•  Coordinate development of new knowledge assets by preparing high-quality written materials, including case studies, executive briefings, and training materials, slide decks, reports, and other learning materials
•  Support the development of information and knowledge management systems
•  Monitor external developments, proactively help in identifying gaps in content where GRI should prioritize new developments, identifying new and innovative knowledge-based products and services
•  Other duties as requested

Key competencies / Requirements
•  Demonstrated ability to coordinate and carry out independent research projects; including designing research methodologies and synthesizing findings for different audiences
•  Highly organized with an ability to work independently whilst presenting strong teamwork skills in order to coordinate and carry out project
•  Two to three years of recent experience in sustainability reporting as the reporting coordinator or significant contributor in the reporting process preferably in the corporate or consulting environment
•  Knowledge of main sustainability topics and trends, and of GRI Standards
•  Attention to detail and precision and strong logical thinking skills
•  Good social skills, friendly and easy to approach working style, must be able to liaise widely across the organization
•  Knowledge and interest in GRI’s mission, and general field of sustainability reporting, able to identify trends and follow developments
•  Excellent written skills in English. Other language skills would be an advantage
•  Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI

About GRI
GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, 27 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision-making process.

Our Mission: To empower decision makers everywhere through our sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to recruitment@globalreporting.org. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, 10th April 2018.  GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

About GRI

GRI is an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.

With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most trusted and widely used standards on sustainability reporting, enabling organizations and their stakeholders to make better decisions based on information that matters. Currently, over 40 countries and regions reference GRI in their policies. GRI is built upon a unique multi-stakeholder principle, which ensures the participation and expertise of diverse stakeholders in the development of its standards. GRI’s mission is to empower decision-makers everywhere, through its standards and multi-stakeholder network, to take action towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Our Vision: A thriving global community that lifts humanity and enhances the resources on which all life depends.

Our Mission: To empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.