Sep 19, 2014

Programme Officer - Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector

Organization: Technical Support Unit of IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC TFI TSU)
 Position: Programme Officer - Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector
Duty Station: Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
 Deadline for Application: 29 September 2014 Term: Initial 6 months probation, up to March 2017. Annual renewal upon satisfactory performanceExperience 


Requirements: 
 

Higher University degree in relevant discipline(s); 
 demonstrated expertise in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector of national greenhouse gas inventories; 
 knowledge of/familiarity with IPCC Methodology Reports including 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories; 
good computer skills/knowledge of MS Office software

 Special Requirements: Fluency in English 

 ContactAddress: 
Technical Support Unit of IPCC TFI, 
C/o Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), 
2108-11, Kamiyamaguchi

 Location: Hayama, Kanagawa, JapanZIP/
Postal Code: 240-0115
Phone#: +81 46 855 3750
Fax#: +81 46 855 3808 
Email: tsu-vacancy@iges.or.jp
LinksJob Announcement: http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/tsu/tsu-vacancy.html

Sep 18, 2014

The TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

The TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories wishes to recruit a Programme Officer (Energy/IPPU) (1 Post)

Climate Program Directore, US/China

Description THE PROGRAM: China is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHGs). That humans are impacting the climate is not disputed in China as poor air quality makes the issues a very real and current problem. With rapid economic growth and urban development, it is estimated that there will be 1 billion urban dwellers in China by 2030 and approximately 250 million middle class consumers entering the market over the next 10-15 years, driving continued increases in energy consumption and GHG emissions. WildAid has successfully reduced shark consumption in China by 50-70% through mass media campaigning and now wants to use that model to reduce carbon emissions in China in partnership with the Chinese government and media. The “5 To Do Today” campaign is designed to influence attitudes, inspire behavioral change and create support for climate action. WildAid believes that individuals can make a significant, collective impact by modifying their daily routines to reduce their individual environmental footprint and that this will create an atmosphere receptive to policy change within China. It has already a stable of top celebrities and initial materials. THE POSITION: The Climate Program Director (CPD) will lead the development of the program both thematically and financially. Reporting to the Managing Director and based in San Francisco, the CPD is responsible for identifying opportunities and strategies, cultivating and securing partnerships in China and sources of funding in the US, conducting research, creating strategies for roll out and measurement of the campaign’s effectiveness. They will provide leadership, technical expertise, and guidance to staff, volunteers, potential partners, and donors on all aspects of the program. From establishing goals and success factors to developing project plans and growing the budget from $600,000 to $1,000,000+, the CPD will balance overall program management, cost, and scope. KEY PRIORITIES IDENTIFYING KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND PARTNERS Currently WildAid reaches over 1 billion consumers across 35 different platforms through over 50 media partnerships. Leveraging this media strength and the demonstrated strong political will in China, there is a great opportunity to build relationships and partnerships for massive campaign impact in China. The CPD should identity key targets (eg. public transport use, energy use reductions) and partners (eg City governments, media, industry etc.) COMMUNICATIONS The CPD will need to quickly grasp WildAid’s approach. Being able to fully embrace the power of the media to create awareness, excitement, partnerships, events, and more ambassadors is a priority for the success of the program. FUNDRAISING The CPD will leverage their sector knowledge and contacts to ensure that all program initiatives are aligned and funded. This will include identifying and soliciting potential partners across the U.S. and potentially internationally, as well as preparing supporting materials, writing reports, and grant–writing. STRATEGIC CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION The CPD will develop and implement a business plan for the campaign and a vision for its growth potential. Skilled program management for successful implementation internationally is key. The CPD will rely on his/her technical expertise to introduce evaluation tools that will accurately measure and communicate campaign effectiveness against program goals. KEY COMPETENCIES & IDEAL PROFILE We seek an intelligent, passionate, experienced team player committed to impacting climate change. This individual must be entrepreneurial, possessing the highest degree of integrity. Self-motivated and driven to get things done, the ideal candidate is an excellent, proactive communicator and successful collaborator with stakeholders internally and externally. Candidates will have spent all or part of their career working in the climate arena. Experience in China specifically and international program management is necessary. The successful candidate will have worked with senior-level stakeholders, such as Board Directors, grant-making organizations, and country directors, to secure commitments and manage execution against campaign objectives.They have experience raising funds. This individual will need to succeed in multicultural settings. They will be comfortable with ambiguity and welcome the opportunity to work in a dynamic, nimble, start-up-like environment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years related work experience in a climate change organization or company in relevant positions of increasing scope and responsibility. Must possess independence, excellent people skills, and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission. Proven experience working for an international organization in a similar capacity and fundraising is highly desired. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is a plus. Spoken Mandarin and experience in grant writing and corporate partnerships are desirable. A background in media, communications, public relations, new media, marketing, advertising, orexperience in television/video production is an asset. APPLICATION PROCEDURE WildAid is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please address a cover letter and resume in single PDF or Word format to Tessa McMullen at mcmullen@wildaid.org.

Professor of Energy Policy Ref 744

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Senior Research Fellow in Innovation and Energy Demand (Fixed Term)

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IIASA Post Doc Fellowship

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GHG DIAGNOSIS CONSULTANT, THAILAND

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Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Training Senior Specialist, Agriculture, Climate and Natural Resources (ACNR) Division, Engility Corporation RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Engility Corporation, building on IRG’s legacy in international development, seeks an experienced Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Training Senior Specialist to support Engility’s current and anticipated USAID-funded projects. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Training Senior Specialist will provide technical assistance through current and future projects, support new business and contribute to company learning and knowledge management in the domains of climate vulnerability, adaptation to climate variability and climate change mitigation, including low emission development and sustainable landscapes. The Senior Specialist will also contribute to preparation and delivery of a range of GCC training and capacity building activities. MINIMUM TANGIBLE QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s degree related to climate change, urban development, natural resources management, or related area required Proven experience conducting or managing climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessments Must have at least 4-7 years of progressively responsible international work experience related to climate change Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions to technical issues and programs Experience collaborating with stakeholders in a variety of settings to understand and identify adaptation and/or low emission development options Comprehensive knowledge and work experience in technical, scientific, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of global climate change policy as it relates to international development Demonstrated knowledge or experience with topics related to climate change mitigation and low emission development strategies Experience in designing and conducting global climate change-related training and facilitating stakeholder workshops focused on climate vulnerability and adaptation planning Previous experience on USAID projects Excellent writing and editing skills and strong attention to detail Fluency in English with working competency in another language preferred International travel required (approximately 2-4 trips per year) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Junior consultant, Perspectives

Junior consultant, Perspectives Organization: Perspectives Position: Junior consultant Duty Station: Spain Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found Experience Requirements: 2-3 year experience (international climate policies, market mechanisms, energy policies/strategies implementation); research for/contributions to various consultancy projects on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs), Low Carbon/Emissions Development Strategies (LCDS/LEDS), Climate Finance, Carbon Market Mechanisms, Emission Trading Schemes, Adaptation to Climate Change and Energy Efficiency & Urban Energy Studies; projects likely located in Latin AmericaSpecial Requirements: Excellent Spanish skills essentialContactName: Inken KrauseAddress: Perspectives, Zurich OfficeEmail: krause@perspectives.ccLinksJob Announcement: Organization's Website:

Jan 7, 2014

Outreach Manager (Communications)

Outreach Manager (Communications) Reference No 1342 Closing date 15 Jan-2014 Overview The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to help shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America. CIFOR is looking for an Outreach Manager The Outreach Manager will lead implementation of a well-funded and far-reaching communication program to raise awareness of CIFOR’s research in the forestry sector worldwide. Leading a global team of about 15 staff, consultants and interns, the Manager will be responsible for creating uptake pathways for research findings with the goal of maximizing outcomes and impact for specific research projects. Target stakeholders include government officials, the private sector, civil society, donors, media and the research community. The Manager will also be responsible for enhancing the Center’s reputation as a leading international research organization. The ideal candidate would have a passion for science communications, with strong experience leading high-caliber, multicultural teams of communication and knowledge-sharing professionals. He/she would be a strong writer and take pleasure in taking complex research findings and making them understandable and accessible for a broad audience, especially policy makers. Duties and responsibilities • Lead implementation of media and outreach strategies to build CIFOR’s reputation and maximize the policy and development impact of its research; • Coordinate outreach activities in Latin America, Africa and Asia, including overseeing the tasks of Regional Communication Coordinators on these three continents, as well as other support staff and consultants; • Coordinate all communication activities related to conferences and workshops, including drafting event outreach strategies and taking the lead in implementation of key top-tier international conferences. This includes managing an event logistics team; • Draft and edit press releases, talking points, op-eds, blog stories, multimedia packages and corporate communication documents; • Oversee social media activities, especially related to CIFOR’s Forest News blog (blog.cifor.org), a virtual news service on forestry issues. Provide guidance to the Senior Writer, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the blog. Education, Experience and Technical skills  Masters degree in communications or a related discipline.  Have at least 10 years of professional work experience in media/communications, preferably internationally. Have a strong understanding of how media works.  At least 5 years management experience of teams.  Be a strong and fast writer and editor with a flair for turning complex research findings into accessible content.  Have a proven strong understanding of social media.  Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating complex communication programs.  Experience in working for a research facility or within the development sector is an advantage.  Fluency in English is essential and other languages an asset. Personal Attributes and Competencies  Be self motivated, outgoing and welcome the opportunity to work with significant autonomy; enjoy multitasking;  Be able to strategize at both macro and micro levels;  Be a team player and have outstanding interpersonal communications skills;  Strong client service approach;  Proven ability to work well under pressure; have a sense of humor. Terms and conditions  This is an internationally recruited position. CIFOR offers attractive and internationally competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with skills and experience.  The initial contract will be for 2 years with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of this position, and available resources. The position will be based in Bogor, Indonesia. Duty station Bogor Country Indonesia