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Pollution Insights Consultant

WRI Ross Center

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Job Description/Requirements

This position is a fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension based on performance and project requirements. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is not able to sponsor work authorization for this position.

ConsultantPosition Title:

Pollution Insights Consultant

Manager/Point of Contact:

George Mwaniki

Consultancy Type:

Fixed Price

Consultancy Term:





Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Colombia


Cities Program

Consultant Location:

Kenya, Uganda, or Rwanda

(Optional) Other Info & Comments:


The WRI Air Quality Programintends to award a consultant an eight-monthfixed price contract to analyze data from our Pollution Insights tool in four cities - Bogota, Kampala, Nairobi, and Monterrey â delivering pollution insights maps and finalizing a data analysis methodology that can be replicated by policymakers and practitioners. This is an essential component of the teamâs CanAIRy Alert project, which aims to deliver air quality monitoring tools for cities in low- and middle-income countries.

Program Overview

WRIâs air quality team applies a data-to-action approach to addressing these bottlenecks, working directly with city governments in LMICs worldwide on a range of projects (USAID-funded Clean Air Catalyst, U.S. State Dept.-funded South-East Asia Community of practice, etc.). WRIâs strategy focuses on translating existing, already-paid for science into decision-relevant, action-provoking and locally relevant tools.

Scope of Work and Deliverables/Outputs

Develop reproducible and scalable data management and interoperability protocol for Nairobi and Kampala AQ practitioners to evaluate data quality and share within their networks Test Pollution Insights tool by developing data base of flux divergencetropomi data and series of maps and NO2 pollution sources in Nairobi, comparing it with available emissions inventory data Develop ease-of-use methodology for Pollution Insights (PI) tool, identifying opportunities and barriers for utilization by both technical and non-technical audiences. Produce PI guidance document for cities to replicate process of identifying and quantifying emissions of air pollutants Evaluate Nairobi use of PI, producing recommendation note on feasibility of expanding to other cities and contributing to webinar design for orienting AQ practitioners to PI tool

Consultant Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, or atmospheric sciences Ideally an MS or PhD in data analytics 1-3 years of experience of analyses of environmental and/or health analyses Intermediate to Advanced Matlab Intermediate to Advanced Python Intermediate to Advanced SQL (Structured Query Language) Intermediate-level English

Evaluation and Selection

The following elements will be the primary considerations in evaluating all applications submitted in response to this posting;

The extent to which theapplicantâsproposal fulfills WRIâs stated requirements and ability to carry out the activities and deliverables as set out in this posting Demonstrated expertise and experience with similar projects Overall cost of theapplicantâsproposal Sustainability â WRI values sustainability and all other factors being equal, will favor a proposal that can more sustainably perform the work

The consultant offering the best overall value will be selected.For this position, price and non-price aspectsare considered to beof approximately equal importance.

How to Apply

Please submit a Cover Letter depicting proposed work plan, methodology, and previous experience, including a fixed price amount broken down by proposed payment milestones. Please attach a CV

WRI Overview:

(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 in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

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 worldâs greatest environment and international development, and improve peopleâs 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 $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in,,,,,,and theas well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

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.

The World Resources Institute () is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve peopleâs lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRIâs 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. WRIâs global agenda requires a staff that is diverse â 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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