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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 26 Dec 2018

    The post is based in the Subregional Office for the Pacific (SOP) in Suva, Fiji. The Office provides a subregional platform that links the work of ESCAP and the needs of the Pacific island developing States in their efforts to achieve sustainable development.

    Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Head of SOP, the incumbent will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    •Monitors economic developments in the Pacific, particularly related to follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. •Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and the development and use of economic indicators for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Develops policy recommendations pertaining to national planning and statistical systems for follow-up and review of economic development in the Pacific. •Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and other fora. •Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on economic issues related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff. •Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings. •Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects. •Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities. •Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments on economic development issues. •Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others. •Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects. •Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback. •Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service. •Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

    Requirements

    Education : Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, statistics, social science or a field related to sustainable development. A first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience : A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic or sustainable development research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic and social development monitoring and statistical capacity development or related area. Expertise in the areas related to indicator development and use in policy formation is desirable. Experience working on sustainable development issues in the Pacific is an advantage.

    Languages :English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency andn English is required.

    Apply by: 26 December 2018


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 03 Jan 2019

    This position is located in the Office of the Director, Statistics Division. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Division.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Statistics Division, and in close collaboration with the Economic and Environment Statistics Section, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

    • In response to requests from Member States, and in consultation and coordination with relevant ESCAP subprograms, United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and other statistics development partners, including UNSD, UNEP and FAO, provide technical advisory services to Members States in the following areas: o Monitoring of progress towards the achievement of internationally agreed sustainable development goals as they pertain to the environment, including access to and efficient use of natural resources and economic opportunities presented by green economic development; o Strategic and institutional development of the national statistical system; o Implementation of internationally recognized statistical concepts, classifications and frameworks in the collection, compilation and dissemination of official environment and integrated statistics, including improved use of big data and other non-traditional sources of data; o Adoption of international good practices in the development and use of official environment and integrated statistics; o Improvement of basic environment statistics in countries with special needs; o Development of new statistical measurement and data for assessing emerging development issues in the field of environment and integrated statistics.

    • In support of the strategic goals and priorities of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics, contribute to the development and implementation of regional statistics development programmes, with special regards to the design, implementation and evaluation of relevant statistical advisory services and other technical assistance activities such as participatory global assessments or peer reviews of national statistical systems.

    • Ensure synergies with the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), as well as other relevant national, subregional, regional and international institutions and organizations, in providing statistical training and other relevant technical assistance to Member States.

    • Identify country needs and support the establishment and maintenance of regional expert networks on environment and integrated statistics to facilitate South-South cooperation and knowledge-sharing among Member States.

    • Prepare documentation for and contribute expertise to regional consultations with countries and international meetings and conferences involving environment and integrated statistics issues.

    • Support the overall efforts of ESCAP in strengthening the capacity of Member States for designing and implementing policies, strategies and programmes to achieve inclusive and sustainable development.

    • Perform other functions as and if required.

    Requirements

    Education : Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, environmental or related sciences with emphasis on applied quantitative skills. Ph.D degree in any of the above fields is desirable. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience : A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, dissemination and analysis of official, preferably official environment, statistics. Experience in working in a national statistical office or in other parts of a national statistical system is required. Experience with technical cooperation for statistical capacity development among national statistical systems is required.

    Experience working in the Asia-Pacific region is highly desirable.

    Work experience with official statistics, preferably environment and integrated official statistics, their production, dissemination and use is desirable. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks is desirable.

    Experience working in the UN Development System at the national level is an advantage. Work experience in the statistics office of an international organization is an advantage.

    Languages : English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    APPLY BY 3 JANUARY 2019


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 05 Jan 2019

    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. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.

    Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 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 safe 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 our 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 race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. 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.

    Job Summary:

    Are you a creative social change agent who knows how to create mass mobilisation moments and crises that bring new people in to the climate movement, particularly in countries with limited political space and with communities experiencing marginalisation or oppression? Do you thrive on working in multicultural groups and have a flair for getting groups to align on new ideas and take risks?

    The Mobilisation Strategist (Maternity Cover) will be responsible for developing disruptive moments and creative interventions that create new opportunities for step change on climate, particularly in regions of the world where the climate justice movement is still growing. This role is a mix of coming up with creative ideas yourself, as well as high level project-management facilitating, training, and coordinating our teams to think and act in this direction.

    Other key responsibilities include first class management and coaching to several regional team leads and global campaigners across the world; ensuring overall development of several global campaign strategies; and playing an active leadership role in 350.org’s Senior Programme Team and the organisation.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in creating disruptive mass mobilisation moments to bring in new people to the movement, particularly in the global south. They will be a group leader with limitless creativity and an accomplished manager of both campaign strategy, projects and people. Strong experience working across a variety of cultures and in the global south, will be distinct advantages.

    Candidates from and with deep knowledge of countries with limited political space and with communities experiencing marginalisation or oppression, especially in global south contexts, are especially encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Lead Mobilisations

    • Lead for 350.org the development of global mass mobilisations in 2019 and 2020, in support of regional team’s strategies and in alignment with 350.org’s strategic steer, in collaboration with regional team leads and the global strategy team, and key movement partners, particularly climate justice partners.
    • Lead on growing 350.org’s mobilisation creativity, innovation, learning and best practice in support of regional team’s strategy, particularly in global south priority countries, and in a movement building and movement generous way.
    • Ensure high level project management of major mobilisation moments as an organisational priority across departments, including overseeing budget and external partnerships.

    Regional and Global Campaign Line Management

    • Provide line-management, coaching and talent development to several regional team leads and global campaigners across the world, establishing clear goals, monitoring progress and performance, and ensuring their team’s development, well-being, security, budgets and plans, in collaboration with Finance, HR, Organisational Development colleagues.

    Global Campaign Strategy

    • Provide campaign strategy development coaching to several regional teams leads and their teams of organisers, campaigners and digital regional staff, ensuring strong campaigning / movement building, and coherence to the global strategy, in collaboration with Comms Department and Organising Teams.
    • Ensure development of global campaign strategies by several global campaigners, and their alignment with 350’s Strategic Steer, ensuring adequate staffing and resources, facilitating inter-departmental input and buy-in, and helping establish external partnerships.

    Organisational Leadership

    • Play an active leadership role in 350.org’s Senior Programme Team to ensure delivery of Strategic Steer and programme goals, working with other Senior Programme colleagues on the development and morale of the Programme Department, helping to clarify goals and activities.
    • Representing the Programme Department, forming common ground and problem-solving across departments, and externally, building and strengthening key partnerships.
    • Contribute to organisational development, facilitating and building commitment to organisational change initiatives.
    • Ensure diversity, equity and inclusionis central to the Programme Department’s development and culture, active within teams, campaign strategies and mobilisations, and live this commitment in own personal approach.

    General

    • From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org's overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity.

    Competencies:

    Essential:

    • Established track record of successful organising and mobilisation design and implementation, both locally and internationally, particularly in global south / developing country / limited political space contexts.
    • Adept at thinking outside of the box and considered by others to be creative
    • Experienced manager of campaign strategy development.
    • An excellent manager of diverse international teams, experienced at attracting, motivating, and developing staff members.
    • Strong training and coaching skills
    • First class project management skills, across international and multidisciplinary teams
    • Skilled adaptable leader, experienced at taking tough decisions and building effective strategies in complex organisational situations and change processes for positive results.
    • Influential and effective communicator, demonstrated ability to build productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing people of different backgrounds, cultures and demographics.

    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 (maternity cover, until latest Feb 2020)

    Application Deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of December 20th, this job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

    Start Date: February 1st 2019 (flexible)

    Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

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

    Candidates from and with deep knowledge of global south contextsare especially encouraged to apply.

    Work Environment: Working remotely

    Travel: International travel occasionally during year.


    How to apply:

    Apply here