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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Liberia
    Closing date: 03 Oct 2015

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Consultant in Rice Seed Legislation to be based in Monrovia, Liberia

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    Authority

    The Rice Seed Legislation Expert will be embedded in the Program Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and based in Monrovia. S/he will receive backstopping from AfricaRice senior experts in seed legislation. S/he will report directly to the Leader of the Rice Sector Development Program at AfricaRice and the coordinator of PMU. The Rice Seed Legislation Expert will work closely with the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) project in Liberia, other relevant seed initiatives, seed producers, private seed companies and extension agencies. S/he will be a dynamic, hands‐on, results‐oriented person recruited by AfricaRice with input from USAID. A supervisory team will be established consisting of the USAID Activity Manager, the Leader of the Rice Sector Development Program at AfricaRice and the PMU coordinator.

    ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will focus on setting up the protocols for certification and advocacy of the Seed Board in Liberia. The incumbent will serve as part-time seed legislation TA providing expertise to fulfil the project mandate and coordinate with USAID partners, in particular FED, to identify appropriate complementary short‐term TA to ensure the implementation of the following tasks:

    1. Assess implementation status of the National Seed Policy and Regulatory Framework in Liberia beginning with an in-depth desk study, followed by a two-stage consultative project start-up process involving donor partners and key strategic experts and informants;
    2. Facilitate PMU/MoA with finalizing documentation (e.g. protocols for certification) on Seed Board;
    3. Fast track required documents, coordinate the legal processes in collaboration with PMU/MoA and ensure establishing a legal status in setting up the Seed Board of Liberia;
    4. Assist Seed System Specialist in elaborating profiles and job descriptions for each type of service delivery agent in certifying the rice seed value chain including updating already existing profiles and job descriptions;
    5. Assist Seed System Specialist in elaborating technical and auditing specifications across the seed value chain from seed breeders, seed multiplication, laboratory services, and certification domain;
    6. Undertake other duties as justified by the needs of key partners and AfricaRice.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education:Post‐graduate degree in a relevant field

    Work Experience: Experience in seed board legislation is essential; working experience in Africa and knowledge of rice‐based systems are highly desirable.

    Language

    Proficiency in English language and excellent written and spoken communication skills are required.

    Terms and Conditions

    • AfricaRice provides an attractive international remuneration package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
    • This assignment is for two years and based on a part-time (50% of full-time) involvement.

    How to apply:

    Application procedure

    Expressions of interest (a full CV in MS Word format and supporting statement, including the names and addresses -telephone / fax / email- of three referees) should be directed in confidence to A.Kpadonou@cgiar.org with the following reference in subject:**CONS/03/DPC/2015/09.**

    Applications will be considered until Saturday, October 03, 2015.

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.AfricaRice.org


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Liberia
    Closing date: 03 Oct 2015

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Rice Seed System Specialistto be based in Monrovia, Liberia.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    Authority

    The Rice Seed System Specialist will be embedded in the Program Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and based in Monrovia. S/he will receive backstopping from AfricaRice senior experts in seed systems development. S/he will report directly to the Leader of the Rice Sector Development Program at AfricaRice and the Director of PMU.

    The rice seed system specialist will work closely with the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) project in Liberia, other relevant seed initiatives, seed producers, private seed companies and extension agencies. S/he will be a dynamic, hands‐on, results‐oriented person recruited by AfricaRice with input from USAID. A supervisory team will be established consisting of the USAID Activity Manager, the Leader of the Rice Sector Development Program at AfricaRice and the PMU Director.

    ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will focus on collaborating to stimulate the development of a sustainable rice seed system in Liberia, in particular in USAID FED ‘Zones of Interest’ in Liberia. The incumbent will serve as long‐term seed system Technical Assistance (TA) providing expertise to fulfil the project mandate and coordinate with USAID partners to identify appropriate complementary short‐term TA to ensure the implementation of the following tasks:

    1. Elaborate profiles and job descriptions for each type of service delivery agent in certifying the rice seed value chain including updating already existing profiles and job descriptions;
    2. Develop and validate a curriculum for training of each type of service delivery agent needed in a certified rice seed value chain by elaborating on already existing materials;
    3. Organize together with FED a group training of seed out-growers in good agricultural practices related to seed production, conditioning and management starting in year 1;
    4. Organize group training of aspirant service delivery agents in the rice seed control and certification domain starting in year 2 ; the trainees include former trained persons who need to be refreshed;
    5. Elaborate technical and auditing specifications across the seed value chain from seed breeders, seed multiplication, laboratory services, and certification domain;
    6. Assess USAID FED centers which can serve as seed service providing centers;
    7. Determine and support advancement of seed testing standards and protocols, specific tasks to be developed soon after approval of the Year 1 Work Plan;
    8. Providing specifications of the laboratory, processing and storage facilities appropriate to the needs of the immature sector and within the scope of private investors and expertise available;
    9. Undertake other duties as justified by the needs of key partners and AfricaRice.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education:Post‐graduate degree in a relevant field.

    Work Experience: Experience in seed systems development is essential; prior experience coordinating multiple stakeholders towards shared goals and objectives in particular in the area of seed systems development; working experience in Africa and knowledge of rice‐based systems are highly desirable.

    Language

    Proficiency in English language and excellent written and spoken communication skills are required.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is aninternationally recruited position. However, AfricaRice reserves the right to offer an appointment at a lower level depending on experience, qualifications and skills of the successful candidate.
    • AfricaRice provides an attractive salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
    • The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal of one year.
    • The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.

    How to apply:

    Application procedure

    Expressions of interest (a full CV in MS Word format and supporting statement, including the names and addresses -telephone / fax / email- of three referees) should be directed in confidence to A.Kpadonou@cgiar.org with the vacancy reference in subject:**IRS/15/DPC/2015/09.**

    Applications will be considered until Saturday, October 03, 2015.

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    To learn more about us, please visit our website at

    www.AfricaRice.org


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    Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 28 Feb 2016

    We are looking for an experienced and tenacious Campaigner to lead a new grassroots solutions campaign on climate change in the cities of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) in collaboration with the rest of our team and partners.

    We are looking for someone who is 100% committed to building a better world as fast as we possibly can, and has the talent and heart to deliver.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the EECCA Campaigner

    The EECCA Campaigner will lead further development and implementation of the new pilot campaign in the region with the small, existing regional team. The campaign aims at mobilizing urban grassroots from a variety of spheres to demand that their municipalities adopt integral climate change solutions policies.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced campaigner able to research, consult, listen deeply, strategise, develop and refine campaign plans, implement and coordinate the campaign in a manner that is collaborative and supports fellow team members to thrive.

    This position will be based remotely, preferably in Kyiv or Moscow.

    Essential skills and attributes include being:

    • Successful with campaign design and implementation
    • Experienced with bottom-up political campaigning approaches
    • Strategic and creative in thinking
    • Tenacious in moving through obstacles and constantly seizing campaign opportunities
    • Deeply committed to listening and learning from others
    • Experienced in managing people and a team in from a motivating, respectful perspective
    • Skilled in project management
    • Levelheaded in understanding of regional political and developmental issues
    • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
    • Readiness to travel for work purposes
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience in creating online and offline campaign support content
    • Fluency in English and Russian; knowledge of other regional languages is a plus.

    Desired (but not required) skills and experience:

    • Experience in climate change campaigning
    • Good connections within the civil society, progressive political powers and municipal authorities in the region
    • High level of expertise in “green” urban solutions
    • Experience in building coalitions and making the most of the different approaches coalition members bring to the cause
    • Solid understanding of the media cycle and using the press to advance campaign objectives
    • Understanding and experience with online­ to ­offline strategy development
    • Strong group facilitation skills
    • Experience managing budgets.

    Position type: Full time

    Application Deadline: We would like to begin interviews in February 2016, but this position is open until filled

    Start Date: 1st March 2016 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Preference for Kyiv or Moscow but flexible in EECCA region for right candidate

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Apply at this link: http://grnh.se/8dfi51


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    Organization: 350.org
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 11 Mar 2016

    Indonesia Senior Campaigner

    At 350.org, we believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.

    Said another way: We’re aiming to make the kind of change the world needs, not what’s been deemed “politically feasible” by governments. We pick unrealistic fights, and then win them.

    We’re looking for a driven and creative Indonesia Senior Campaigner to identify, develop, and implement power campaigns in collaboration with the rest of our team and partners.

    We’re looking for someone who wants to help build the climate movement’s next-big-thing. Someone who is deeply enmeshed in climate politics, but not bound by conventional political thinking. Someone who can generate stirring ideas and content and navigates coalition politics with grace.

    We’re looking for someone who is 100% committed to building a better world as fast as we possibly can, and has the talent and heart to deliver.

    Is that you?

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the Indonesia Senior Campaigner

    The Indonesia Senior Campaigner will identify, develop, and implement campaigns that have strong online-to-offline organising and mobilisation components. You will collaborate with 350.org staff, our volunteers, other partners in Indonesia, and on occassion with the wider international community, and manage Indonesia staff working on those campaigns.

    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, an experienced campaigner, a solid project manager, and a talented writer in English and Bahasa. We will be looking for someone with demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and coordinating creative campaigns to get results, including innovative use of online tools and strategies. Experience with collaborative group processes, and knowledge of energy and climate issues in Indonesia, will be distinct advantages.

    The Indonesia Senior Campaigner will:

    • Work with 350.org campaign & project teams to develop and implement strategic campaigns in Indonesia, and occassionally with international connections as well;

    • Manage the Indonesia Digital Campaigner who will identify opportunities, develop campaign ideas, and implement strategic online campaigns to grow 350.org’s audience and mailing list;

    • Cultivate our volunteer and partner network in Indonesia;

    • Be 350.org’s media spokesperson within the country; and

    • Occasionally run workshops or trainings with partners and volunteers to strengthen our network and campaigns;

    The Indonesia Senior Campaigner will be part of 350.org’s East Asia and global teams, and other project or campaigns teams as is deemed appropriate.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Strategic campaign development expertise and excellent problem-solving skills.

    • Fantastic verbal and written communications skills, with fluency in English and Bahasa. Ability to write for a variety of audiences and platforms.

    • Highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.

    • An experienced manager of both staff and volunteers.

    • Proven ability to work independently, as well as in close coordination with a remote team.

    • Keen knowledge of and interest in energy and climate politics.

    • Knowledge of and dedication to the climate movement. Commitment to building grassroots power as a means to effect change.

    • Good networking skills and ability to work with multiple partners from all parts of the society.

    • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

    • Experience at the intersection of online and offline organizing, mobilization, and direct action.

    • Experience managing budgets and finances.

    • Strong understanding of communications strategy.

    • Experience with the following:

    • grassroots organising

    • non-violent direct action and civil disobedience

    • internal processes and systems development

    • international campaigning

    Position Type: Full-time

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled

    Start Date: 1 April, 2016 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Indonesia, most likely Jakarta. Must have strong internet connection.

    Application Information

    Please apply for this job by going to 350.org/jobs and clicking the name of the job position. You will be directed to the application page.

    We hope to begin the interview process by as soon as possible, but this position is open until filled.

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Please apply for this job by going to 350.org/jobs and clicking the name of the job position. You will be directed to the application page.


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    Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 08 Mar 2016

    **Call for Proposal: Evaluation of 350’s COP21 Project

    Terms of References

    Background

    Background to the organisation

    350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. In just over seven years, we've helped create a network of nearly 1 million supporters and hundreds of partner organizations around the world. 350.org has organized some of the largest mobilizations in the planet's history.

    It all started when writer Bill McKibben and a team of seven college friends founded 350.org in 2008 with the intent to build a major social climate justice movement worldwide to confront climate change and the fossil fuel industry. In 2009, our first International Day of Climate Action united over 5,200 climate rallies in 182 countries. In 2010, we organized the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, bringing together 7,200 communities in 188 countries to work together on local climate solutions. In 2011, we merged with 1Sky, and we began to focus more of our work in the US, starting with a major effort to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and connect it with President Obama's climate legacy.

    Our Global Power Shift conference in June 2013 brought together 500 young leaders from 135 countries, now being followed up with 50-60 national summits. Our 22-city Do the Math tour at the end of 2013 was a great success and helped launch our divestment campaign, now with over 400 campuses, municipalities, churches, and other institutions involved in many countries and regions across the world, including Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, northern Europe, Australia, US and Canada. In April 2014 we helped organize Reject & Protect with the Cowboy Indian Alliance to bring Native Americans, farmers and ranchers to DC for a week-long encampment to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. In September 2014, we worked with nearly 1,500 partner groups to organize the largest (nearly 400,000 people) climate protest in history, the People's Climate March, and 350.org worked with partners to turn out an additional 400,000 around the world at solidarity marches in key cities. In October 2014, the Pacific Climate Warriors paddled out into the harbour of the world’s largest coal port – Newcastle, Australia – to stop coal exports for a day and send their message to the fossil fuel industry and the world: “We are not drowning. We are fighting.”

    In 2015, the Keystone XL pipeline was finally denied. We helped pass a bill to divest California’s two largest pension funds from coal, and we held Global Divestment Day in February 2015. By the end of the year, institutions representing $3.4 trillion in assets under management have committed to some level of fossil fuel divestment. In December, we helped organize demonstrations around the world to pressure world leaders to create a landmark climate agreement in Paris. While in many ways the agreement is too-little-too-late, it provides a tool and a path forward to pressure countries to make change.

    Background to the Project

    At the time of deciding to become involved in COP21 and to make it a priority project for the organisation for 2015, very little was expected of a possible positive outcome to the inter State process and possible agreement. The basis for 350’s engagement in the COP21 process was therefore to use the event as an opportunity to grow the global climate justice movement by 1) engaging with the French and international coalition and coalition partners to consolidate the movement through stronger partnerships and 2) use the event to recruit new 350 supporters globally through online and offline mobilisation so as to strengthen other actions and existing campaigns (Keep it in the Ground, Break Free, Divest, etc.) taking place beyond COP21. The evaluation will look at the effectiveness of this strategy for 350.

    Goals and Objectives of the Project

    Goals

    350’s goals in relation to its engagement in the COP21 process were:

    1: To broaden and strengthen the climate justice movement (Paris is seen as a recruitment/diversification opportunity for 350)

    2: To align the worldwide climate progressive movement behind common escalation strategy (by playing a coordinating role and trying to close the gap between grassroots and NGO/institutional movement)

    3: To build to the May 2016 Global Action: Break Free from Fossil Fuel

    Objectives:

    There were a variety of objectives based on the different moments of the Paris Sandwich. These go as follows:

    28-29 November 2015: Global Climate March (or GCM)

    Objective 1: Bring people on the streets of Paris and beyond

    Objective 2: Diversify the Climate Justice Movement

    Objective 3: Shaping the look of the March

    Two weeks of the COP

    Objective 1: Responding to government in COP 21 and to FF industry

    Objective 2: Strengthen the Divest Movement (Event)

    Objective 3: More climate finance (More narrative so led by Comms)

    D12

    Objective 1: Create the largest Mass Action over climate in Europe (leading working group, trainings and designing one of the action) that includes diverse communities participating. (8,000 participants)

    Objective 2: Grown numbers calling for fossil freeze

    Objective 3: Give the movement a clear signal for what comes next -- A big, broad, bold and energized movement to win national and local fights in 2016 and beyond.

    Activities

    A variety of activities were organised to meet these objectives , in the run up and during the Paris Sandwich, including training of trainers (social mobilisation) and event briefings, online mobilisation, events and unauthorized actions, lobbying, media outreach, engaging with a wide array of partners (international and French coalition members), negotiating with the French government, mobilising minority partners, Artivism, etc. More about the project is available on: http://350.org/paris/

    The team

    A variety of teams were created to work towards and during the Paris Sandwich, such as the Global Moments Team (which usually operated as separate sub-teams: September Workshops, Global Climate March, and D12), the Narrative Team, the Political Strategy Team and the Paris on the Ground Team (PoG) to respond to the various activities that 350 decided to engage in as part of its strategy around COP21. Additional sub-teams also arose and generally team membership was flexible and aimed at responding to the shifting needs of 350’s engagement in the social mobilisations around the COP21 process. Coordination and information processes around and between these various teams and sub-teams will be a key area of study during this evaluation.

    Research

    Purpose of the research

    After the highly successful 2014 Climate March organised by 350 and partners in New York and after a few years of global organising, 350’s engagement in the COP21 process has not only been its biggest endeavour so far, mobilising the whole of the organisation at one point or another during the preparation/implementation process, it was a key element of 350’s global development strategy.

    The two main objectives of this evaluation therefore are

    1. to understand whether the strategic decision to engage in the COP process in the manner that 350 did (through coalition work, engaging in online and offline mobilisation, delving into in the political process during the negotiations, etc.) was the correct strategic decision for 350 in its endeavour to grow and strengthen a global climate justice movement: what gains were made, how were challenges met, what does this tell us for the future of the organisation? Were the financial and capacity invested in this process justified based on the result of the evaluation?

    2. to assess the project management of the Paris Sandwich including internal planning process, information sharing and team coordination

    350 is more interested in teasing out and implementing learning from this extensive experience than defining the project’s or the teams’ “successes” or “failures”. We welcome suggestions from Consultants on how they intend to deliver such learning during and at end of the evaluation.

    Research framework

    350 is a very young organisation which has grown enormously since its first events in 2008. Whilst this growth is a sure sign of success, it also implies that it is an organisation that has not yet fully integrated more established organisational processes, including project processes which would allow for more run-of-the-mill research framework to be used, especially sufficient indicators as basis for the research.We are aware that our objectives were lacking clear articulation of outcomes or success indicators, we are therefore looking at the evaluators to propose a methodology/research framework to address this issue in their response to the Call. DAC criteria might be an option but we are very much open to other tools better suited to 350’s organisational culture, embedded in a strong network of international, young and passionate activists.

    Research areas

    The focus of the evaluation is on COP in Paris or what was called “the COP21 Paris sandwich”, i.e. the week-ends and weeks of action around the Climate Summit taking place in Paris and globally at end of November and first two weeks of December 2015.

    Some more defined areas for research with regards to 350 during the Paris project are:

    1) In relation to some political achievement in the bourget

    • Did we meet our objectives as defined in the “Two weeks of COP” above? To what extent? What were the tactics that were used (inside/outside; impacted communities’ voices; petition, actions outside Paris, etc.)? What were the most/least successful and why?

    • What was 350’s position on the final text? How does it fit with the rest of the movement? How was the positioning process done and to what extent is this reflective of 350’s as an organisation? What does it mean for our political work in the future?

    • What unexpected learning?: successes and challenges that might not be covered by the objectives which took place (capacity to be nimble, to grab opportunities but also lost opportunities and unexpected “wins”/”losses”.)

    2) Street mobilisation/action in Paris and globally

    • Did 350 fulfill its objectives with regards to both N29 in Paris and Globally and D12 in Paris? What were the most effective tactics (outreach to frontline and excluded communities through events, campus tours, mobilisation in other EU countries, trainings and briefings) to foster participation on both dates?

    • What was our final contribution to the street actions in Paris and Globally on both dates?

    • Was our engagement (leadership, capacity and commitment) in N28-29 events globally sufficient?

    • How did 350 react to the terrorist attacks and the state of emergency in Paris? What was their impact on 350’s planning? What lessons can be learnt?

    3) Online mobilisation: web and social media

    • Were the Digital objectives as per the COP21 Digital strategy/plan met (including number of blasts, timely web updates, stats, sign-ons, etc.)?

    • Were the Social Media objectives as per the COP21 Social Media strategy/plan met?

    4) Coms/media outreach (both mainstream and community/local media)

    • Were the Communications objectives as per the COP21 Communication strategy/plan met (including media coverage, discourse, etc.)?

    • Was staff inside and outside Coms clear on narrative, messaging, audiences?

    • Did 350.org help shape media coverage of the COP to reflect 350’s top priorites and messages?

    • Did 350.org effectively generate press coverage for the N29 and D12 mobilisations?

    • How did communications work to support partner led initiatives?

    5) Relationship and coordination to the French and international coalition as well as with 350 partners and communities.

    • What was the basis for 350’s engagement with the French and International coalitions? Was the purpose of engagement as well as scope of engagement clear to all parties (including staff involved)?

    • In what way and to what extent has engagement with the Coalitions helped us meet our wish to grow and strengthen the movement? Should 350 pursue such strategy in the future and to what extent?

    • With regards to 350 partners, how has partnership work, during COP21, enhanced 350’s capacity to meet its objectives to strengthen the Climate Justice Movement? What were the positive aspects of these partnerships? What were the challenges? In this context, what should we review?

    • With regards to most impacted and excluded communities, have our strategies carved greater space for their voices to be heard? What can we learn of such engagement for future actions?

    6) Planning process/ Internal coordination/project management (with a large number of levels and different part of the organisation being involved at one point or the other in the process and the specific context of the terrorist attacks and the state of emergency).

    • What was the type of planning process undertaken? Was it effective? What should we review?

    • What was the PM (teams, line management, budgeting) model used to prepare for the Paris Sandwich? What were its strengths? What were the challenges? What recommendations can be made for future similar projects?

    • What tools and processes were used to ensure coordination and information sharing? To what extent were these useful? What can be improved in the future?

    • Were roles and responsibilities clearly established and pursued? Were there processes of foras to review these when necessary?

    • How transparent and accountable was decision making with regards to action planning, communication, financing, etc?

    • How effective were the team structures set up for information sharing in the run up to and during the Paris Sandwich?

    Methodology

    We will not be prescriptive on the methodology for the evaluation and leave the Consultants to advise on the appropriate methodology. However as a key project for 350 and one of the first evaluation that 350 is undergoing, we think it is important that data should be rich and coming from a variety of sources and that the process be as participatory as possible (there may be a possibility to arrange for discussion groups on skype but also in “real life”).

    The results of the evaluation, whilst focusing on 350’s engagement in COP, will be shared with the movement at large and should also be of interest to those most involved. The Project Leads from 350.org are committed to writing a written response to each recommendation explaining how they will be taken forward (or not) and to be shared with relevant or all staff .

    Potential sources for data gathering include French and International coalition members, 350 partners, donors, political figures of the movement/states, 350 permanent and contract staffs, 350 Board members, amongst others.

    Outputs:

    A short inception report (in English) clarifying/finalising research questions, methodology, timeline and outputs will be delivered in the early stages of the research process

    A full evaluation report in English including Executive Summary, Key Findings and Analysis, Lessons Learnt (including unexpected findings), Conclusions and Recommendations. This will primarily serve internal purposes for any staff interested and more specifically, the Leadership Team. Final agreement on the length and the structure of the report though will be confirmed in the Inception Report.

    A separate presentation summarising the main highlights of the report presented in an engaging manner (content, form, visual). This would be the format preferred to share with all staff and partners. This might require the help of a designer (provided by 350).

    Timeline

    Call out by end of February (sent to specific consultants and specific relevant lists, for instance C4D)

    March: Decision on Consultants: Contract signed

    April: Desk review and Finalisation of scope of the research and methodology, list of partners and others to part-take, review of timeline, finalisation of outputs. Delivery and finalisation of inception report.

    May: Data collection exercise including face-to-face discussions groups (either during 350’s May retreats or via online processes)

    June: Data collating, analysis, draft 1 of report delivered for input

    July: Correction and feedback

    August: report and presentation delivered to 350

    Budget

    The budget allocated for this research is around $30k.

    Payment will be made in 3 instalments: instalment 1 after induction report, instalment 2 after delivery of Draft 1 and final instalment following sign-off on all of the outputs.

    Requirements

    Skills and experience

    The Consultant(s) should possess the following skills and experience:

    • Strong experience of organisational evaluations: Experience evaluating activists based organisations preferred

    • Experience of evaluating Coalitions/large partnerships

    • Experience of international policy foras and related civil society actions - a good understanding of the political and strategic stakes at play during COP21 would be an advantage.

    • Experience evaluating internationally based organisation with staff interacting mostly online

    • Experience of analysing/evaluating social change

    • Good level of French preferred

    • Good writing skills to enable to write for a large audience (especially for the public report/presentation)

    Tenders:

    Tenders should include the following:

    • An outline of the proposed research process (2 pages max) indicating suggested research framework, methodology and project management process

    • A detailed budget

    • 1 page CV for each Consultant

    • Biography for each Consultant indicating with specific examples how professional experience and skills meet the needs of 350 for this evaluation

    Tenders should be sent to Payal Parekh, payal@350.org by 8th March 2016

    350’s support during the evaluation:

    350 will provide:

    • All relevant organisational and/or project documentation

    • Finalise with the consultants on a list of interviewees, provide contact details and advise the interviewees of 350’s evaluation (inviting them to cooperate). Consultants will be responsible for organising their own interviews.

    • Logistical support to organise live or online group work

    • Design support for public report

    Consultants are expected to provide their own research and data collecting tools. **


    How to apply:

    Tenders should be sent to Payal Parekh, payal@350.org by 8th March 2016


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    Organization: 350.org
    Country: Brazil
    Closing date: 13 Apr 2016

    350.org is looking for a a talented communications expert to coordinate 350.org’s Brazil communications work. This role would help lead communications strategy and media relations for our Break Free from Fossil Fuels Mobilization and campaigns on fossil fuel divestment and fracking.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the Media and Communications Coordinator position

    This Break Free Media and Communications Coordinator role will work closely with our Brazilian Team on campaign actions across Brazil. The Media and Communications Coordinator will support day-to-day media relations for all Break Free actions and events (a global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy), as well as help lead innovative communications that can drive our desired narratives forward and engage as many people as possible.

    This position will be based in our office in Curitiba, although for exceptional candidates we will consider remote working options. The role reports to the Brazil team leader.

    A candidate will be most successful if they are creative and self-driven, an excellent communicator and writer with a talent for reaching multiple audiences using multiple types of media. Each day they will need to balance their own priorities, whether it is pitching journalists, working with filmmakers or photographers, writing an op-ed, or training local volunteers to become more effective spokespeople. We’re looking for someone who excels at the nuts-and-bolts of traditional media relations, but can think outside the box and won’t rest until they can find a way to spread the message of our campaigns far and wide. Flexibility is a must: we’re looking for a candidate who can jump on rapid response opportunities when the moment comes.

    Required skills and qualifications

    • 3+ years of communications work at a nonprofit organization, political campaign, or related field
    • Proven track record of successful media relations
    • Fluency in English and Portuguese both written and spoken
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to write for a variety of audiences and platforms
    • Experience conducting interviews for TV, radio, and press
    • Ability to quickly produce high-quality press releases, op-eds, and other written materials
    • Experience using or comfort learning how to use Facebook, Twitter, and Hangouts on Air to drive communications efforts forward
    • Experience working on fast-paced projects or campaigns where innovation and rapid response were a priority
    • Knowledge of and dedication to climate related issues, the climate movement, and/or other movements for climate and social justice
    • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with team members who are often remote
    • Excellent time management skills and commitment to healthy work-life balance

    Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

    • Spanish work-level
    • Experience running communications workshops or spokesperson trainings
    • Photography and videography skills
    • Experience managing contractors, such as photographers, videographers, and graphic designers
    • Experience in managing and providing web content

    We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

    Position type: Full time for 4 months, with possible extension to a longer period

    Application deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of March 12th, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications

    Start date: March 21st (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Curitiba (Brazil) but flexible to other locations

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please go to: http://350.org/about/jobs/?gh_jid=184129


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  • 04/13/16--13:32: Chief Operating Officer
  • Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2016

    Chief Operating Officer

    Reporting to: Executive Director, Brooklyn, NY, USA (but flexible for ideal candidate)

    Oversees/manages: Finance Manager, Director of Special Projects (Operations), Development Director

    350.org is looking for a dynamic and experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to provide strategic leadership and management on finance and other operational systems that support, motivate, and resource our staff and network throughout the world, and to be part of our top level management team. We need someone who is very entrepreneurial, a quick study, passionate, with the energy for the long haul. Someone whose experience clearly demonstrates that they're quick and “on it”, and demonstrates that whatever they do, they do well.

    Background

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions involve hundreds of thousands of people, volunteer organisers in up to 188 countries and a team of about 120 staff located across the world. We organise in a new way - a mixture of savvy strategy, on and offline tools, and engaging people in large and powerful events to create the political space in which change can happen to save the climate.

    We already played a lead role in stopping the Keystone XL pipeline in the US, and inspiring a divestment movement that’s pushed organisations with over $34 Trillion in combined assets to divest from fossil fuels. Following the Paris climate summit, we’re digging in to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction in places like the Canadian tar sands, on US public lands and through fracking in Brazil. We’re expanding our divestment campaign to include big iconic targets and large institutional investors, in places from Japan to New York, Sweden to South Africa. And we want to redirect that money to provide solutions that build more just, more resilient communities with access to sustainable energy.

    350.org is a growing global organization incorporated and based in the United States, with staff currently working in 23 countries around the globe.We’re on a rapid growth trajectory, having grown our budget 400% since we incorporated in 2011.

    Our organisation is comprised of energetic, passionate, and disciplined change-makers. We are known for our sophisticated use of technology and our distributed organizing, mass mobilization, and connections to other social movements. We love Skype emoticons, customized Spotify playlists, open-office formats with newspaper clippings on the walls, and marching in the streets. Business suits are for meeting with political leaders, and not with colleagues. You’ll work most closely with the Leadership Team - currently five persons based in Europe and the US - and with an operations team (mostly in the US) that’s committed to our mission and keen to grow and learn.

    Purpose of Role

    The COO is a senior level strategy and management role focusing on the development and optimization of 350’s systems related to finance, legal and organisational risk management issues. Reporting to the Executive Director, the COO identifies internal opportunities and challenges, coordinates across departments and teams, and directly line manage 350’s Operations Staff to further 350’s work in the world. This role encompasses strategic and line management of Finance and Legal, and line management of Development (Fundraising).

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversee and coordinate the operations functions of 350.org to fulfill program need, learn from evolving best practice, and comply with all applicable laws and regulation
    • Coordinate and provide strategic advice on the operating framework for 350.org outside the US, including the legal registration of additional 350.org entities and other approaches.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant laws relating to finance, administration or corporate operations.
    • Manage the short-term and long-term financial viability of the organization to take best advantage of any opportunity to further its goals
    • Support the Executive Director in making strategic decisions that impact the organization and its staff from an operational perspective, including sound risk management
    • Communicate with staff as an accountable leader within the organization and work to instill trust and faith in decisions made

    Required Qualifications

    • 10+ years experience in related positions, including experience managing Finance, and exposure to handling corporate Legal issues, and Development (Fundraising) functions. At least 5 years experience in a senior leadership role and 5 years in an international organization
    • Proven record of leadership and decision making in financial functions, including financial management, budgeting, and business strategy
    • Proven record of successfully producing an annual organizational budget
    • Proven record of responsible risk management, including staff risk and security, with a demonstrated ability to bias risk-taking when appropriate in service of the mission
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to generate respect and trust from colleagues, direct reports, and external constituents
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to translate complex organizational data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences
    • Experience working in international and multicultural organisations
    • Ability to manage complex projects and work across departments
    • Ability to prioritize and focus effectively across a wide range of responsibilities
    • Comfort and ease working in a fast-paced environment, managing a large volume of requests
    • Ability to create cooperate easily and readily with colleagues

    Desired (But not required)

    • Advanced degree in related field - Business, Law, Finance, HR, Nonprofit Management, MBA
    • Experience managing a team spread across multiple locations
    • Certifications in related field - Finance, HR, Nonprofit Management
    • 3-5 years experience working in a virtually-based organization
    • Experience running a large department and using organizational resources effectively
    • Exceptional technical expertise

    Position Type: Full-time

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience. Excellent benefits package if based in the US, monetized equivalent if based elsewhere.

    Application Deadline: 24th April (Sunday) 2016

    Location: Flexible. Brooklyn, New York, USA is ideal.

    350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.


    How to apply:

    To apply go to: http://grnh.se/s5fhcq


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Liberia
    Closing date: 12 May 2016

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Land and water management specialist to be based at AfricaRice, Liberia.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will coordinate the SMART-VALLEYS project and implement activities in Sierra Leone and Liberia in collaboration with national partners. Furthermore the candidate will contribute to the Small-holder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project (SAPEC) funded by the African Development Bank.

    This position involves all aspects of leading a research program on land and water development with activities in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Land and Water Development Specialist will report to AfricaRice Country Representative in Liberia

    S/he will:

    • Coordinate the SMART-VALLEYS project and be responsible for budget planning, annual work plan development, timely implementation of project activities, communication and reporting to the donor, supervision and backstopping of national partners;
    • Develop demonstration sites for land and water development in inland valleys to improve rice production and reduce vulnerability of farmers to climate variability;
    • Provide guidance to the development and deployment of integrated water management strategies from field to basin scale to achieve more effective use of rain and irrigation water resources in rice-based farming systems;
    • Provide training to research and extension staff as well as to farmers on land and water development in lowlands and inland valleys in Liberia and Sierra Leone;
    • Provide technical specifications and guidance for lowland development and training in land and water management programs;
    • Mentor MSc students, PhD students and young scientists from national partners in research on land and water development;
    • Publish research results in peer reviewed journals and other relevant outlets; and
    • Undertake any other activities related to land and water management activities as deemed necessary by the AfricaRice country Representative; such as the development in collaboration with farmers of at least 2 ha of lowlands per Project County in Liberia using low cost technics.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education: a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Science / Rural Engineering or any related subject

    Work Experience: More than five years of proven experience in project coordination and implementation. Experience in rice production systems, and land and water development in inland valley systems in West-Africa.

    Key Competencies Required: Strong background in land valley development and water management, participatory research and development approaches; willingness and ability to travel in and to the target countries, and to conduct field activities; capacity to provide training to researchers, extension officers and rice farmers; good communication and writing skills; demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary working environments.

    Language

    The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is a consultancy assignment.
    • AfricaRice provides attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. 
    • The appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal.

    How to apply:

    Application procedure Expressions of interest - a full CV (MS Word format) and supporting statement, including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees - should be submitted at the following address: https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Liberia
    Closing date: 02 May 2016

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Agro-processing specialist with emphasis on Rice Value Chain and Processing to be based at AfricaRice, Liberia within the framework of the Small-holder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project (SAPEC) funded by African Development Bank.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    Responsibilities

    This position involves all aspects of leading a research program on agro processing in Liberia. The Agro Processing Specialist will report to the Project Coordinator and contribute to Agro Processing in the project counties.

    S/he will:

    • Provide guidance to the development and deployment of processing strategies to achieve quality rice grains and management of by-products;
    • Promote the development of effective regional and national partnerships with rice value chain stakeholders (producer groups, processors, traders, financial institutions, extension workers and researchers) to sustain the improvement of Rice processing technology, handling, marketing and development of new products for rice including milled rice (white and parboiled);
    • Establish procedure for quality control for rice processing in Liberia;
    • Provide guidance on the installation, management and operational procedures of rice milling plants;
    • Support and contribute to rice postharvest activities such as parboiling and use of by-products;
    • Train local counterparts (rice milling processors- women and youth) in the management and operational procedures of rice milling plants;
    • Collaborate with extension specialists in the production of information dissemination support on rice processing;
    • Organize capacity building workshops and training programs in rice processing technology (milling and parboiling) for rice value chain stakeholders in Liberia;
    • Work with the project mechanization specialist, extension agronomist and post-harvest/processing specialist on value addition to develop and introduce affordable rice milling equipment (paddy cleaner, rice separator, improved milling equipment, elevators, paddy dryers, and energy efficient stoves) for the benefit of smallholders and entrepreneurs;
    • Provid e technical specifications and guidance for calibration, repairs, maintenance and management of rice milling plants;
    • Provide technical specifications and guidance for rice processing activities and storage management;
    • Support and contribute to training of MSc and PhD students and supervise support staff;
    • Provide support and advice to other AfricaRice projects where agro processing issues are relevant;
    • Develop annual work plans and budgets in consultation with the Project Leader, and CARI Director;
    • Contribute to the Center’s resource mobilization efforts;
    • Publish research results in peer reviewed journals and other relevant outlets;
    • Undertake any other activities related to agro-processing activities as deemed necessary by the AfricaRice project coordinator.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education: at least MSc in Engineering or Rice processing, Food technology, agriculture, postharvest technology or any related field. A PhD in any of the fields above will be an asset.

    Work Experience: More than five years working experience on setting up and management of rice milling plants and equipment, participatory learning and action research in developing countries preferably in Africa.

    Key Competencies Required: Strong background in in rice processing environment (rice mills, parboiling plants) agricultural research, extension and project management under various climatic conditions, demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

    Language

    The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is aninternationally recruited position.
    • AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
    • The initial appointment is for two (2) years with the possibility for renewal.
    • The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.

    How to apply:

    Expressions of interest - a full CV (MS Word format) and supporting statement, including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees - should be submitted online at the following address: https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx


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    Organization: 350.org
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 14 Aug 2016

    Indonesia Campaigner

    At 350.org, we believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.

    Said another way: We’re aiming to make the kind of change the world needs, not what’s been deemed “politically feasible” by governments. We pick unrealistic fights, and then win them.

    We’re looking for a driven and creative Indonesia Campaigner to identify, develop, and implement power campaigns in collaboration with the rest of our team and partners.

    We’re looking for someone who wants to help build the climate movement’s next-big-thing. Someone who is deeply enmeshed in climate politics, but not bound by conventional political thinking. Someone who can generate stirring ideas and content and navigates coalition politics with grace.

    We’re looking for someone who is 100% committed to building a better world as fast as we possibly can, and has the talent and heart to deliver.

    Is that you?

    About350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the Indonesia Campaigner

    The Indonesia Campaigner will identify, develop, and implement campaigns that have strong online-to-offline organising and mobilisation components. You will collaborate with350.org staff, our volunteers, other partners in Indonesia, and on occasion with the wider international community, and manage Indonesia staff working on those campaigns.

    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, an experienced campaigner, a solid project manager, and a talented writer in English and Bahasa. We will be looking for someone with demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and coordinating creative campaigns to get results, including innovative use of online tools and strategies. Experience with collaborative group processes, and knowledge of energy and climate issues in Indonesia, will be distinct advantages.

    The Indonesia Campaigner will:

    • Work with 350.org campaign & project teams to develop and implement strategic campaigns in Indonesia, and occasionally with international connections as well;

    • Work closely with the Indonesia Digital Campaigner to identify opportunities, develop campaign ideas, and implement strategic online campaigns to grow 350.org’s audience and mailing list;

    • Cultivate our volunteer and partner network in Indonesia;

    • Be 350.org’s media spokesperson within the country; and

    • Occasionally run workshops or trainings with partners and volunteers to strengthen our network and campaigns.

    The Indonesia Campaigner will be part of 350.org’s East Asia and global teams, and other project or campaigns teams as is deemed appropriate.

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Strategic campaign development expertise and excellent problem-solving skills.

    • Fantastic verbal and written communications skills, with fluency in English and Bahasa. Ability to write for a variety of audiences and platforms.

    • Highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.

    • An experienced manager of both staff and volunteers.

    • Proven ability to work independently, as well as in close coordination with a remote team.

    • Keen knowledge of and interest in energy and climate politics.

    • Knowledge of and dedication to the climate movement. Commitment to building grassroots power as a means to effect change.

    • Good networking skills and ability to work with multiple partners from all parts of the society.

    • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation.

    • Good understanding of social media and digital approach to movement building.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

    • Experience at the intersection of online and offline organizing, mobilization, and direct action.

    • Experience managing budgets and finances.

    • Strong understanding of communications strategy.

    • Experience with the following:

    • grassroots organising

    • non-violent direct action and civil disobedience

    • internal processes and systems development

    • international campaigning

    Position Type: Full-time

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled

    Start Date: August, 2016 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Indonesia, most likely Jakarta. Must have strong internet connection.

    We hope to begin the interview process by as soon as possible, but this position is open until filled.

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’


    How to apply:

    To apply please go to: http://350.org/jobs/


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    Organization: 350.org
    Country: Brazil
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

    350.org is looking for an experienced digital campaigner to help make the anti-fracking campaign in Brazil and Latin America louder, stronger, and more diverse. This is a 5 days per week, full time position, that can either be done from our office in Curitiba, or remotely from within Brazil or Latin America.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the Senior Digital Campaigner position

    We’re looking for an experienced digital campaigner to help make the anti-fracking campaign in Brazil and Latin America louder, stronger, and more diverse. The digital campaigner will help engage the public in climate activism, primarily by telling compelling stories about our anti-fracking campaign and the broad grassroots movement working to break the links between our institutions and the fossil fuel industry. This person will also create digital campaigns to enlarge the movement and make the campaign stronger.

    Main responsibilities are:

    • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate digital campaign plans and strategies, taking into account 350.org’s campaign goals;
    • Use digital strategies and tools to pressurise campaign targets and achieve campaign goals;
    • Establish and manage cyber-activists and organizers leadership teams to meet 350.org’s national-level campaign objectives and build a broader, deeper and more committed movement;
    • Facilitate digital campaigning workshops and leadership development for climate change campaigners;
    • Content production, management and updating of the Portuguese website and Brazilian and Latin American blog of 350.org;
    • Manage and monitor all social media channels, publishing engaging and compelling content, in relation to campaign plans.

    Required Qualifications

    • Minimum 4 years of experience on issue advocacy, online organising and/or political campaigns – whether as part of non-governmental organisations, grassroots networks, or other groups
    • Strategic thinking and knowledge of digital tools
    • Ability to strategically apply digital tools
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese and Spanish
    • Ability to communicate comfortably in English
    • Ability to communicate relatively complex stories in a simple and easy to understand way, and to build/strengthen narratives
    • Experience in developing an online communications strategy
    • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team working remotely
    • Demonstrated experience in cross-cultural international communications.

    Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

    • A global perspective on climate change and current events
    • Relevant experience in social media and online organising
    • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation
    • Online-to-offline strategy development skills
    • Front-end web development skills -- HTML and CSS
    • Knowledge of databases and SQL language
    • Graphic design skills and competence with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
    • Video production or editing skills, especially with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier
    • Coaching, training, facilitation

    We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

    Position Type: full time

    Application Deadline: We hope to begin the interview process by 31 August, 2015, but this position is open until filled.

    Start Date: Flexible

    Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Preferably the South region of Brazil. We have an office in Curitiba, but this position can be performed remotely with some travel to Curitiba.

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us atjobs@350.orgwith the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV at this link.


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    Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

    350.org is looking fora driven and creative Senior Digital Campaigner to coordinate the work of our online and offline mobilisation in the Arab World, and to collaborate with our team members with skill, sensitivity, and a razor-sharp strategic sense.

    At 350.org, we believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.

    We’re looking for someone who wants to help build the climate movement’s next-big-thing in the Arab World. Someone who knows a ton about climate politics and how to influence them, but isn’t bound by conventional political thinking. Someone who has experience with running effective campaigns online and offline and knows how to mobilise people to create change.

    We’re looking for someone who is 100% committed to building a better world as fast as we possibly can, and has the talent and heart to deliver.

    Is that you?

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    About the Senior Digital Campaigner

    The Senior Digital Campaigner will identify, develop, and implement multi-platform campaigns and strategies with a focus on digital, and collaborate with the Africa and Arab World (AAW) campaigns and organizing teams on online-to-offline organizing and mobilization strategy.

    They will also be responsible for overseeing training new staff and volunteers in the AAW region as well as be responsible for developing linkages between the AAW team and the Global Teams.

    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, an experienced campaigner, a solid project manager, and a talented writer in Arabic and English.

    The Arab World Senior Digital Campaigner will:

    • Work with the Arab World campaign & teams to develop and implement strategic online and offline campaigns;
    • Craft emails, social media, and other web content to support Arab World campaigns;
    • Coordinate and manage 350.org campaigns in the Arab World
    • Identify opportunities, develop campaign ideas, and implement strategic online campaigns to grow 350.org’s audience and mailing list;
    • Occasionally support staff with technical assistance, including HTML, graphic design, and database management;
    • Use digital media to share campaign updates, victories, and stories.
    • Cultivate our volunteer and partner network in the Arab World
    • Occasionally run workshops or trainings with partners and volunteers to strengthen our network and campaigns;

    Required Skills & Qualifications

    • 3-5 years of experience in on and offline campaigning.
    • Strategic campaign development expertise and excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Fantastic written and verbal communications skills, with fluency in Arabic, French and English. Ability to write for a variety of audiences and platforms.
    • Highly organized, and able to manage multiple projects at once without sacrificing quality.
    • Proven ability to work independently, as well as in close coordination with a remote team.
    • Knowledge of and interest in Arab World energy and climate politics. Commitment to building grassroots power as a means to effect change.
    • Creativity to navigate a fluid national agenda and keep focus on the climate movement.
    • Good networking skills and ability to work with multiple partners from all parts of the society.
    • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation.
    • Experience in online campaigning.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

    • Knowledge of climate issues
    • Experience at the intersection of online and offline organizing, mobilization, and direct action.
    • Experience with coalition and/or multi-stakeholder campaign planning and implementation.
    • Experience using some (or all) of the online platforms employed by the digital team, including but not limited to Action Kit, Action Network, WordPress, and Control Shift Labs.
    • Basic front-end web development skills (HTML, CSS).
    • A good design eye, and experience using graphic design programs.
    • Fluency in French and Arabic
    • Experience with the following:
      • Grassroots organising
      • Non-violent direct action and civil disobedience
      • Internal processes and systems development
      • International campaigning

    We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

    Position Type: full time

    Application Deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of 08 August 2016, this job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

    Start Date: 01 September 2016 (flexible)

    Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: North Africa

    350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us atjobs@350.orgwith the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume at this link: http://grnh.se/logcd2


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Senegal
    Closing date: 01 Dec 2016

    The Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice) is a leading Pan-African rice research organization committed to improving the livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships. AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR system. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries. Its membership comprises of 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions.

    AfricaRice seeks a Regional Representative in Senegal – Head of Sahel Station to provide overall administrative leadership and scientific oversight at the Regional Research Station in Ndiaye, St. Louis and the Regional Training Center near the University Gaston Berger in St. Louis. S/he will assume diplomatic representation on behalf of the Director General in the region where s/he has been posted.

    The Regional Representative’s tasks will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

    • Represent AfricaRice in the countries of accreditation on behalf of the Director General;
    • Ensure adequate functioning of the Regional office, through creating and maintaining a strong administrative and scientific team, and in accordance with the policies, rules and regulations of the Institution;
    • Provide administrative leadership as Head of the Regional Center;
    • Provide, in conjunction with Program leaders and the Director of Research for Development, scientific oversight including monitoring the delivery of annual outputs/outcomes/impacts, taking part in performance evaluation and approving missions of scientists in the region, based on their annual work plan and budget;
    • Lead the process for developing the annual work plan and budget of the region and forward same to the Budget and Planning Unit, based on budget development guidance provided by Management.
    • Contribute effectively to the expansion and diversification of AfricaRice sources of funding in line with the strategy of AfricaRice and in particular, initiate resource mobilization activities to attract funding for the Center’s core research for development activities.
    • Develop and implement, in liaison with the DDG/DR4D, three-year rolling research for development action plans with ambitious fund raising targets for the region, which respond to the Strategic Plan of AfricaRice and takes into account the National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS);
    • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships with donor agencies, regional economic communities and other research and development organizations in order to boost the rice sector in the region;
    • Act as entry and exit points for all management-related correspondences with institutions and partners in the country where posted and in the other accredited countries in the region;
    • Facilitate the functioning of all AfricaRice partnership arrangements in the region and out-scaling of proven AfricaRice innovations through proactively linking with development partners and projects in the region;
    • Assist assigned member states in the region in realizing national rice production targets by linking them to appropriate research for development projects coordinated and/or executed by AfricaRice;
    • Secure the annual contributions of member countries in the region;
    • Contribute to increasing the visibility of AfricaRice, its mission, values, products, strategies and impact in the region where posted;
    • Assume responsibility for risk management and business continuity related to Center operations and maintain and update a risk register on a regular basis;
    • Assume responsibility for implementing audit recommendations as proposed by for the region by all audit functions of AfricaRice;
    • Supervise the management of the Regional Training Center effectively and efficiently to achieve its original objectives of a self-sustained cost center;
    • Undertake any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and as reviewed from time to time by the Director General.

    Key qualifications and competencies:

    Education: Doctorate degree in agricultural science or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field.

    Experience: 10 years of work experience in the implementation of agricultural research projects with at least five years of management experience and demonstrated capacity for leadership in an international, multidisciplinary environment. Successful experience in fundraising is also essential.

    Knowledge and Technical Skills: Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for agricultural research and rural development in Africa; work experience in West Africa with professional interaction with national and international research institutions and policymakers will be an advantage; excellent communication skills with fluency in French or in English and has a very good working knowledge of the other language.

    Personal skills: Ability to work as part of a large team with varying interests and demands; ability to work under pressure and deal concurrently with multiple assignments; excellent interpersonal and networking skills coupled with the ability to negotiate and build strong and lasting relationship with stakeholders, clients and colleagues and high level of professionalism.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is an internationally recruited position.
    • AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender‐sensitive working environment.
    • The initial appointment is for three (3) years with the possibility for renewal. The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.

    How to apply:

    Expressions of interest ‐ a full CV and supporting statement, including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees ‐ should be submitted to A.Kpadonou@cgiar.org.

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking is seeking an inspiring and dynamic Upland Rice Breeder to lead its Genetic Diversity and Improvement Program (GDI). The position is based at AfricaRice’s 700ha experimental station at M’bé, near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The incumbent will travel frequently to AfricaRice’s regional and country stations to provide scientific oversight to GDI program activities.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    Responsibilities

    1. Guide and mentor a multidisciplinary team of rice improvement scientists integrating the following aspects of breeding: novel genetic resource utilization, conventional breeding, marker-assisted selection, and bioinformatics. More specifically, s/he will manage the rapid generation advancement (RGA) facilities in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire and ensure that they serve all breeders of the Center;

    2. Conduct breeding activities to develop improved high yielding genotypes adapted to the upland rice ecosystem in Savannah and Forest areas, and combine genetic gains for biotic and abiotic stresses (including crop protection) and grain quality;

    3. Accelerate the production of advanced lines, promote precision phenotypic platforms, and catalyse international testing of breeding materials in close collaboration with National Agricultural Research Systems across Africa, through frequent interactions and integration with regional and country stations of AfricaRice.

    4. Pro-actively seek interaction with other Research Programs and Units at AfricaRice in order to maintain breeding targets up-to-date with the farmer and consumer’s demand, accelerate the promotion of climate resilient varieties particularly through collaboration with seed systems development specialists and to strengthen rice breeding capacity in Africa.

    5. Other related responsibilities include:

    i. Assessing, monitoring and evaluating GDI Program activities including the AfricaRice Rice Breeding Task Force, for scientific excellence, resource use efficiency and impact of products (varieties and breeding tools);

    ii. Strengthening program interaction through leveraging research capacity from the scientific community at the national level with national agricultural research institutions, as well as the regional and international level with sister CGIAR Centers and advanced research institutions; special emphasis will be placed on the RICE CGIAR Research Program (CRP) led globally by the International Rice Research Institute;

    iii. Promoting interaction with development partners such as farmer organizations, NGOs, CSOs and the private sector, to enhance the impact of research activities conducted by AfricaRice and partners;

    iv. Contributing to resource mobilization efforts of the Center, development of its annual workplan and budget and annual report;

    v. Undertaking any other duties as required by the needs of the Center

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    The ideal incumbent will have the following qualifications, experience and key competencies:

    Education: A Doctorate degree in crop breeding or genetics.

    Work Experience: At least 10 years of field experience in crop improvement with knowledge of molecular techniques and management of breeding program with the private sector or in international research institutions.

    Key Competencies Required: Strong knowledge of challenges and opportunities in rice breeding, especially in Africa; ability to facilitate innovation; an excellent team player and ability to encourage teamwork in a multicultural environment; strong interest in public and private sector partnerships; aptitude in scientific project development; strong motivation and leadership skills to bring out the best from both individuals and teams; excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build consensus and manage conflict; technical competency in interdisciplinary approaches relevant to the program. Knowledge of the CGIAR system is an additional asset.

    Language

    The incumbent should be able to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or in French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is aninternationally recruited position.

    • AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

    • The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility for renewal.

    • The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.


    How to apply:

    Expressions of interest (full CV + supporting statement), including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees should be directed in confidence to Mathieu KPADONOU at A.Kpadonou@cgiar.org with the vacancy reference in subject: IRS/15/RD/2015/11/2016.

    Applications will be considered until Monday, January 02, 2017.

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.AfricaRice.org


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    Organization: 350.org
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

    350.org is looking for a talented, experienced campaigner, strategist and programme manager to oversee our passionate team and program in Africa.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

    We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyse transformation around the world.

    About the Regional Team Leader

    The Regional Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing campaigns and mobilisation efforts in the region and key countries (e.g. South Africa, Kenya, Ghana). Other responsibilities include managing the regional staff and being an integral member of 350.org’s global program team.

    The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, an experienced activist and mobilizer and an accomplished manager of both people and projects. We will be looking for someone with demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and coordinating creative programs to get results, and who is able to provide strategic oversight to team members in a manner that unleashes their potential. Experience with collaborative group processes, and of working across a variety of cultures, will be distinct advantages.

    Essential skills and attributes include

    • Very talented at strategic and creative thinking
    • Highly successful with campaign and mobilisation design and implementation, both locally and regionally, on- and offline
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • An excellent manager of diverse, passionate performers
    • Culturally intelligent - truly interested in learning about different regions and able to articulate issues in a manner that bring people together to make progress
    • Very well organised to cope with multiple responsibilities
    • Ability to set clear boundaries and retain flexibility to deal with campaign changes
    • Able to work both independently and in close coordination and collaboration with a team working remotely
    • Proven ability to work effectively across a diverse range of actors in multiple countries
    • Skilled at group facilitation, including for remote, online meetings
    • A clear, constructive communicator
    • Fluent in spoken and written English
    • Able to travel internationally
    • Demonstrated ability to flexibly adjust roles as needed in service of mission

    Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

    • Expertise in the climate change arena
    • Experience in climate campaigning, including solutions, finance or infrastructure project fights
    • Multilingual
    • Experience with the following:
    • non-violent direct action and civil disobedience
    • internal processes and systems development
    • managing budgets

    Position Type: Full-time

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled

    Start Date: 1 February 2017 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Preference for South Africa, but flexible for the right candidate.

    Application Information: We hope to begin the interview process by as soon as possible, but this position is open until filled.

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    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us atjobs@350.orgwith the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Submit a resume and cover letter at this link: http://grnh.se/lm86fk1


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    Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

    350.org is looking for a skilled translation coordinator.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global climate movement to confront the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—many places at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

    We believe that big problems have regional solutions and therefore any one language is not enough, as change and knowledge are polyglots. We use translation as a learning tool that helps social movement actors accumulate knowledge and understand different regions.

    About the position

    The Translation & Localisation Coordinator will support Translation & Localisation Manager’s work, by endorsing multilingual communications, recruiting new translators (volunteers and paid translators), maintaining 350.org’s multilingual websites and organizing resources in an highly efficient, strategic, proactive and collaborative manner.

    The Translation & Localisation Coordinator will be highly tech literate, with experience leveraging online platforms to increase our translation capacities. The Translation & Localisation Coordinator will work closely with our translation team, and report to the Translation and Localisation Manager.

    Responsibilities:

    • Supporting Translation and Localisation Coordination work.
    • Maintaining 350.org’s multilingual websites and organizing and campaigning resources.
    • Coordinating translations of important stories/blogs and other materials.
    • Recruiting new, excellent translators.

    Required skills:

    • Experience using graphic design programs, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
    • Experience using content management systems, such as WordPress.
    • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (strong knowledge of other languages is a plus).
    • Passion and commitment to global diversity, climate justice, citizen empowerment and social change.
    • Strong tech skills- ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and platforms.

    Position Type: Consultancy contract, full time, starting in early 2017.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

    Start Date: no later than March 2017.

    Location: This position can be fulfilled from anywhere with strong internet, preferably in European/African timezones.

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    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs[@]350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Submit a resume and cover letter at this link: http://grnh.se/ji5adb1


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    Closing date: 10 Jan 2017

    SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Senior Accountant to be based at AfricaRice, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. AfricaRice headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire.

    Staff members are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice Research Stations in Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. For more information, visit www.AfricaRice.org

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Head of Accounting, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for monitoring cash flow; prompt follow up all supplier and other payments, debt collection, including donor and member states receivable amounts, and preparation of all reports thereof, including monthly cash flow statements, coordination of closure transactions.

    Specifically, s/he will be in charge of the following key results areas :

    • In charge of timely closure of monthly transactions for the preparation of the required monthly management reports by ensuring accurate posting of all entries in to Sunsystem as per AfricaRice accounting procedures and coordinating with the team;

    • Ensures timely and accurate posting to the General Ledger and preparation of payments for all invoices as per AfricaRice accounting procedures;

    • Ensures that the reconciliation of all supplier accounts with the General Ledger are achieved by set targets, and initiates follow up action, including clearing of outstanding purchase orders;

    • Recommends replenishment of cash or bank accounts by supervising all cash office operations and reviews the Cash and Bank Reports and Reconciliation on a daily basis;

    • Prepares accurate monthly cash flow statements and up-to-date funding status reports by following up on all supplier and other payments, debt collection, including donor and member states receivable amounts;

    • Ensures the accuracy of accounts and budget coding and signs off the approval on payment vouchers (CVP’s) and relevant journal vouchers by cross checking against the respective approved budget;

    • Ensures all accrual, provision and commitments accounts are up to date by reviewing and reconciling these accounts every month; and ensuring that the respective actualized transactions/invoices are correctly posted;

    • Coordinates with Operations Unit regarding charge back analysis and allocation for recovery of indirect cost and overheads (e.g. transport, causal labor, communication, Publication, Telecommunications and Laboratory services);

    • Ensures the reconciliation of various Balance Sheet accounts related to Treasury;

    • Ensures that the review and analysis of balances of staff Provident Fund (PF) contributions in PF database in Sunsystem is done regularly and that payment vouchers and receipts related to PF are properly posted to the PF database, including the preparation of draft accounts for audit purposes;

    • Accounting for all Provident Fund transactions in AfricaRice database and reconciling these to the control accounts on a monthly basis;

    • Supervises staff under the section.

    • Participate on a rotational basis in performing other accounting functions on different areas of Finance as may be required by the supervisor from time to time.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education and Work Experience:

    • Master degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent qualification with 5 years’ relevant experience in a professional audit firm or international organization like AfricaRice or

    • Intermediate certificate of professional accounting with 5-10 years’relevant experience in a professional audit firm or international organization like AfricaRice, or

    • Qualified professional accountants with CPA, ACCA or equivalent and 2 years’ relevant professional experience.

    Key competencies and abilities required: Good communication and organization skills; analytical mind and attention to detail; ability to work effectively under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.

    The ideal candidate must have experience in the use of a Financial Accounting software and a high proficiency in use of Ms Excel, Access.

    Language

    The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is a regionally recruited position open to citizens from AfricaRice's member countries.

    • AfricaRice provides an attractive salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

    • The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal.


    How to apply:

    To apply for this position, please submit your application online at:

    https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    To learn more about AfricaRice, please visit our website at : www.AfricaRice.org


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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Security Officer to be based at AfricaRice, Bouaké.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. AfricaRice headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire.

    Staff members are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice Research Stations in Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

    Responsibilities

    The Security Officer will work under the guidance and daily supervision of the Head of Human Resources. S/he will be responsible for developing procedures to ensure physical safety of employees and visitors and overseeing and coordinating security efforts across the Center. Specifically, the incumbent will:

    • Act as security focal point for all staff in Côte d’Ivoire and ensure security is maintained and updated;
    • Identify security threats and advise the Head of HR on initiatives to mitigate them;
    • Conduct staff briefings about security in collaboration with the Head of HR, ensure a dynamic security training frame is put in place for AfricaRice staff;
    • Ensure security incidents and related ethical issues are investigated and resolved without further disrupting operations, and are conducted in a fair, objective manner in alignment with the organization’s values;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate host country authorities on issues related to the safety and security of AfricaRice personnel;
    • Monitor security related issues for travel and send alerts to staff or travellers;
    • Oversee the system of monitoring security situation at all AfricaRice locations;
    • Perform any other assignments from the Supervisor.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education: University degree in Political Science, Military Science, Criminology, Security management, law, International Relations and related fields. Education in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a University degree.

    Work Experience: At least five (5) years of progressive experience in security or risk management, in a government, police, military, public or private sector context; Experience in providing strategic advice, analysis and recommendations on Security issues; Experience in a significant leadership role.

    Key Competencies Required: excellent communication skills; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; demonstrates a superior level of inter-personal skills needed to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues to achieve organizational goals; demonstrate emotional maturity; high integrity; strategic orientation with ability to act tactically, as required; global perspective, multi-cultural understanding and approach; strong negotiator / facilitator and consensus builder; leadership skills to provide direction to the management and professional staff within the organization as regard security issues; ability to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization, including briefing senior management on status of security issues; ability to conduct investigation.

    Language

    Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

    Terms and Conditions

    • This is aregionally recruited position open to citizens from AfricaRice's member countries only.
    • AfricaRice provides an attractive salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
    • The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal.
    • The retirement age for regionally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 60.

    How to apply:

    Expressions of interest (a full CV + and supporting statement) including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees should be submitted online at the following address: https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    We thank all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To learn more about us, please visit our website at: www.AfricaRice.org


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  • 12/20/16--07:02: Human Resources Manager
  • Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

    350.orgis looking for an experienced HR Manager to join our global HR team. The HR Manager will play a critical role in achieving the HR vision of creating, recruiting and retaining a high performing and culturally diverse workforce of people working around the world to tackle devastating climate change. The HR Manager will do this by proactively partnering and consulting with managers and staff to provide strategic HR expertise. This includes but is not limited to the following areas: employee relations, performance management, policy development and administration, hiring and recruitment, compensation and benefits, and organizational effectiveness.

    About 350.org

    350.org is a growing global organization incorporated and based in the United States, with staff currently working in 23 countries around the globe. 350.org has been on a rapid growth trajectory since we incorporated in 2011. We seek ever more opportunities to galvanize the public to respond to the threat of climate change. Looking to the future, we believe aggressive political action on climate change can happen, but creating the political space for that change will require us to work more creatively, smartly, and quickly than ever before.

    Our organisation is comprised of energetic, passionate, and disciplined change-makers. We are known for our sophisticated use of technology, distributed organizing, mass mobilization, and connections to other social movements. We love Skype emoticons, customized Spotify playlists, open-office formats with newspaper clippings on the walls, and marching in the streets. Business suits are for meeting with political leaders, but not with colleagues.

    About the HR Manager position

    This position will be located in the United States or United Kingdom. Ideal locations would be UK (London) or the US (New York or Oakland or Washington DC).

    This job provides day to day direction in all aspects of Human Resources. This role engages with staff across the organisation who have questions, concerns, and feedback. The position works to support the Human Resources Director in developing organisational guidelines, policies, and procedures on global issues with a global perspective. The HR Manager will serve as an additional expert on the interpretation of human resources policy issues for our global staff. The HR Manager will work to develop and assist with the implementation of human resource programs for all global staff. The HR Manager will also assist with the implementation of foreign entities with a concentration on host country labor law and legal issues. This role may maintain involvement with new foreign entities for an extended period of time in order to develop policies, processes and procedures and handle staff relation issues. The person in this position will have experience with and a firm understanding of the complexities around coordinating through online platforms and software.

    Required Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree or higher in Human Resources or related field.
    • 4+ years previous NGO and/or corporate experience in global/International HR.
    • Familiar with international labor laws or employment code(s).
    • Strong working knowledge of global cultural norms.
    • Excellence people skills and strong working experience with employee relations function.
    • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships at all levels of the organization.
    • Strong working knowledge and understanding of progressive values and norms.
    • Experience working with cross cultural differences in an international workplace setting.
    • Working experience with performance management systems.
    • General office administration skills.
    • Superior critical thinking skills, with the ability to research and analyze data drawn from multiple sources to make effective decisions.
    • Ability to summarize and present results in a clear concise format.
    • The ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines, with minimum supervision.
    • Exhibit strong tact, judgement, diplomacy, discretion and resourcefulness.
    • A compassionate, personable disposition and a sense of humor.
    • Sensitivity to confidential matters.
    • Ability to travel internationally.
    • Familiarity and experience with a range of ATS and HRIS systems.
    • Human Resources Certification(s).

    Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

    • An understanding of the climate crisis and the social movements working to address it.
    • Excellent communicator.
    • Fluent in English.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Some project management experience.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Multilingual.
    • Experience working and living in multiple countries.
    • Experience working with the Google platform, i.e google documents, spreadsheets, gmail, gcal, etc.

    Position Type: Full Time.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

    Start Date: As soon as possible.

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience.

    Location: This position will be located in the United States or United Kingdom. Ideal locations would be UK (London) or the US (New York or Oakland or Washington DC).

    Application Information

    To apply for this position, please go to 350.org/jobs, and click on the job title. You will be redirected to the application page. We will be conducting a rolling interview process until the position is filled.

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    Our team strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group that engages a broad range of strategies for social change. We value new perspectives, innovative ideas and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way350.orgselects and approaches its areas of work, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns.350.orgprioritizes making leadership positions available to women, people of color, indigenous people and communities most impacted by climate change and environmental prejudices.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us atjobs@350.orgwith the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Submit a resume and CV at this link: http://grnh.se/hy3aen1


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  • 01/17/17--10:32: Mobilisation Strategist
  • Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

    350.org is looking for a creative social change agent who knows how to create mass mobilisation moments and crises that bring new people in to the climate movement and result in new opportunities for breakthroughs on climate, thrives on working in multi-cultural teams and has a flair for getting groups to align on new ideas and take risks.

    About 350.org

    350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

    We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyse transformation around the world.

    About the Mobilisation Strategist

    The Disruptive Strategist will be responsible for developing ability to create disruptive moments and creative interventions to create new opportunities for step change on climate. This role is a mix of coming up with creative ideas yourself, as well as facilitating, training, and coordinating our teams to think and act in this direction. Other key responsibilities include first class management to help people implement new ideas in diverse contexts; high level project-management and being an integral member of 350.org’s senior programme team. As we’re expanding our work into global south / developing regions, this role will significantly benefit from someone with strong experience working in such contexts.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced mobiliser and group leader with limitless creativity and an accomplished manager of both projects and people. We will be looking for someone with demonstrated experience in creating disruptive mass mobilisation moments to bring in new people to the movement and create a crisis that enables campaigns to reach their goals more quickly.Experience with collaborative group processes, and of working across a variety of cultures, will be distinct advantages.

    Essential skills and attributes include

    • Established track record of successful organising and mobilisation design and implementation, both locally and internationally, particularly in global south / developing country contexts
    • Strong leadership ability, yet also a team player
    • Adept at thinking outside of the box and considered by others to be creative
    • Able to translate concept into implementation nimbly
    • Strong training and coaching skills
    • An excellent manager of diverse international teams
    • First class project management skills, across international and multidisciplinary teams
    • Culturally intelligent - truly interested in learning about different regions and able to articulate issues in a manner that bring people together to make progress
    • Can juggle multiple responsibilities across various teams and can nimbly respond to unexpected opportunities
    • Able to travel internationally

    Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

    • Multilingual
    • Experience with the following:

    • digital campaigning

    • value-based audience analysis and approach

    • non-violent direct action and civil disobedience

    Position Type: Full-time

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled

    Start Date: March 1st 2017 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

    Location: Preference for European-African timezones, but flexible for the right candidate.

    Application Information: We hope to begin the interview process by as soon as possible, but this position is open until filled.

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    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

    If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us atjobs@350.orgwith the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.


    How to apply:

    Apply at this link: http://grnh.se/vbl7s81


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