Trabajo de Project Manager – Remote en Brookings Institution, Home Office - México



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Project Manager – Remote

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Location : Remote – US


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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.


The Global Economy and Development program  (Global)  at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress.   Collaborating with external partners,   Global  has  launched a “17 Rooms”  project  to catalyze discernible contributions  across all of the  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes two interconnected activities:  


  1. A flagship  annual 17 Rooms process , aiming to  stimulate  cooperative actions to accelerate SDG progress around the world on a 12-18 month horizon. This include s  an annual September meeting, in advance of the UN General Assembly.  
  2. A n  effort to  pilot and  test syndication of a “17 Rooms-X” approach, as an open-source tool for advancing actionable SDG products and problem-solving among diverse constituencies around the world  (e.g., universities, municipalities, companies, multi-stakeholder alliances)


Please note:  This position is based in Brookings’ Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking through September 7, 2020. Once the Brookings office reopens, the person hired for this position will work in the Brookings Washington, DC office.


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Reporting to the Senior Fellow and director of the 17 Rooms  project , the Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the initiative and ensuring success across all project objectives and deliverables. This includes collaboration with the Senior Fellow and Global colleagues in administration, communications, development ,  and finance to draft and execute the project work plan. It also includes active day-to-day collaboration with external partners, including RF colleagues and a high-level network of domain experts contributing across a diversity of SDG-relevant workstreams.   


The Project Manager will  consult with the Global Administration team  to recruit and  indirectly  supervise a Project Coordinator while also providing substantive technical, administrative, and research support in helping to execute key tasks as needed.    The Project Manager  will  serve a s  the initial point-of-contact for most internal ma t ters on behalf of the project.   


This position will be   a termed appointment   through  January 2022  


The Project Manager will guide a small team   likely to  includ e  a Project Coordinator and supporting Research Analyst ,   to oversee the following key sets of responsibilities   and provide a high level of  project support in terms of  communications,  development ,  budgeting and  relationship management :  


  1. For  the  annual flagship process  
  • Coordinat e   stakeholders across  17 distinct Rooms (working groups)  to ensure successful completion of their respective work streams .  
  • Draft and edit core project documents, including an annual meeting synthesis report .    
  • Provid e  overall Brookings project management to ensure, in collaboration with  external  partners, successful planning ,  execution , and follow-up for  the September annual meeting, whether conducted virtually or in person in NYC.  


  1. For the s yndication process  
  • Collaborat e  with external partners (e.g., universities, local governments, multi-stakeholder alliances) to  draft strategies,  pilot syndication processes ,   and spot  opportunities for innovation.  
  • Manag e  the  preparation  of a “Beta” toolkit to support an open source approach to empowering 17 Rooms-X initiatives around the world.   


  1. For the o verall project  
  • Ove rsee the preparation of written and digital communications products .  
  • Develop and maintain  digital  data management structure s  to capture relevant project information   in  support of ongoing learning .  
  • Serve an ambassador ial role , helping to identify new opportunities for strategic collaboration with external partners.  
  • In collaboration with  the  Senior Fellow and Director of Administration, help to ensure success in recruiting, selecting, and onboarding supporting project staff.   
  • In collaboration with  the  Senior Fellow and Finance team, lead on estimating project spending and budget compliance,  develop terms of reference ,  and  oversee  deliverables for all project contracts .      
  • In coordination with the Global  D evelopment and  F inance teams, draft relevant sections of periodic grant reports.  




Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:


Education/Experience Requirements:


The Project Manager will bring a mix of creativity and systematic project management skills. A flexible and entrepreneurial mindset will be essential, always with an eye toward opportunities for innovation and amplifying impact.  T he development and oversight of efficient and regular procedures will  also  be  key to  foster ing  the greatest possible opportunities for a diverse and complex global network of collaborators to  generate impact .


Bachelor’s degree in  economics, environmental science,  international affairs, development  studies , or   related field required. Master’s degree  strongly  preferred. Minimum five years combined experience of  policy analysis,   research   management, project management and/or program development. Experience  conducting  empirical and/or qualitative   research analysis is a plus. Experience working in multicultural  professional  environments and high level of comfort   interfacing  on policy issues  with  senior figures  from  public institutions, civil society, academia, philanthropy and the private sector  / are  required.  Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


  • Cooperative , professional,  and entrepreneurial disposition ;  able to navigate ambiguity in building new and efficient processes and systems .  
  • Strong working knowledge of global economic, social, and environmental policy issues and demonstrated ability to get up to speed quickly on frontier insights ; familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals  strongly desired .    Excellent writing and oral communication skills .    Ability to work effectively with high-level counterparts .    Exceptional organizational skills; w illingness to  multi-task and  do “whatever it takes” to ensure project success  and meet deadlines .    Sound judgment and discretion in navigating complex policy issues .    Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) required. Knowledge of Stata, R and  Invivo  a plus.  


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What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.