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Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Organization: Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Dates and compensation: Rate: $36,000 – $50,000 DOE; Benefits: Paid holidays, personal days, vacation & sick leave, health insurance

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Director coordinates and administers all aspects of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s (Northern Center’s) Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs, and advises on all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.


Arctic Program 50% & Clean Water & Mining 20%
The Arctic Program is the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s touchstone program and serves to advocate for Alaska’s arctic and subarctic wilderness, for sustainability of wild lands and ecosystems at the landscape scale, and for the integrity of conservation system units.

The Clean Water & Mining Program serves to protect water resources and ecosystems in Interior and Arctic Alaska from adverse effects of mining and industrial development.

Carry on the priority campaigns noted above by expanding outreach into local communities, constituent groups and statewide coalitions, and by developing grassroots deliverables.
Coordinate with the Center’s other programs where there is a wilderness or national energy element to their work to best leverage our work to success.
Propose legal action as necessary, upon recommendation of Executive Director and approval of the Board.
Research, organize around and comment on pending land use management plans, state and federal legislation that affects program goals, regulatory changes made by various enforcement agencies, and propose litigation to the executive director with other groups when appropriate.
Keep the Northern Center and relevant stakeholders informed of the advancement of mineral exploration projects in Interior and northern Alaska that pose, or may pose, conflicts with NAEC’s mission, and develop appropriate responses to them.
Write and update strategic plans for existing and emerging campaigns, and assist the Northern Center with organization-wide planning, including the Annual Operating Plan.
Monitor the environmental performance of existing mines and take the appropriate steps to deal with environmental problems when they arise.

Educate Center members on protection goals and emerging threats to wild lands and motivate them to take action.
Energize and broaden constituencies within Alaska for Arctic wilderness protection.
Produce presentations and lectures for community presentations on the issues.
Write press releases, briefing papers, fact sheets, comment letters and generate additional support from partner organizations, community and tribal entities, and others when strategic.
Communicate with legislators, the public, the media, and federal and state agencies about the wildlands values we support. Suggest to these bodies strategies they may employ to protect or best manage those values.

Develop funding proposals for the Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs and for other Northern Center programs in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Write reports for funders and management as required in funding agreements.
Build relationships with historical and new program funders.
Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget.
Monitor cash flow projections in conjunction with the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs.
Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programs.
Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement.
Take advantage of professional development by attending technical seminars and workshops and review literature relevant to Northern Center program goals.

Qualifications: Desire to be an energetic advocate for Alaska’s wilderness and wildlands.
Master’s Degree in environmental science/policy, political science, journalism/communications, or related field, or Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years of relevant experience.

Supervisory experience required.

A deep understanding of environmental protection issues, and sustainability.
Knowledge of state and federal permitting, land use planning and legal framework for public lands in Alaska, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, The Wilderness Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with significant writing experience (newsletters, features, editorials, press releases, brochures, etc.), and public speaking skills.
Ability to manage and edit websites, audio and video recorders, and ease in using social media, a plus.

Must be a team player experienced with grassroots organizing and coalition work.
Experience with Alaska and working with indigenous communities is strongly preferred.
Commitment to preserving wilderness, environmental protection and social change.
For candidates not familiar with Alaska, the realities of living in Interior Alaska (especially in winter) should be understood and embraced. Those who appreciate extreme conditions and seasons will find comfort here.

Frequent travel is required, as well as occasional work on evenings and weekends. This is an exempt position.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to:
Elisabeth B. Dabney
830 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Research Intern, Twin – United Kingdom

Organization: Twin

Position Title: Climate Change Research Intern

Location: London, England

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our coffee company Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality coffee with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organisations and delivery social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for small farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

Twin has multiple projects on climate resilience and has started a study how to improve climate resilience projects and better understand farmer innovation in response to environmental limitations in the context of climate change. This work required more attention and is the reason of this volunteer job advert.

This is a great opportunity to understand the world of coffee, value chains and ethical trade and work within coffee enthusiasts!


Desk based research

Compiling recent studies on coffee and climate change

Literature review of climate change evidence in coffee producing areas (East Africa, Central America, Latin America and Asia).

Literature review of theoretical concepts related to climate change (Adaptive capacity/management, M&E indicators) and on-going collaborations/consortium initiatives within the Third sector

Researching and categorising existing climate resilience / climate adaptation projects and initiatives

Status of the voluntary carbon markets and opportunities (tbc)

Engaging with industry partners

Approaching Twin’s business partners and other NGO, implementers to enlarge our case study database

Develop concept notes

Communicating preliminary results to pith to industry partners to seek interest and investment in coffee and climate resilience improvement.


Attending events and meetings on behalf of Twin

Any other duties that have been agreed with the Project Manager

How to Apply: If our role inspires you, please download further details here. Applications to indicating the job title in the subject by 13th July 2015. Interviews to be held the week commencing 20th July 2015.

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst or Utilities Analyst, Vermont Public Service Board

Organization: Vermont Public Service Board

Position Title: Environmental Analyst; Utilities Analyst (2 openings)

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Vermont Public Service Board (“Board”) seeks to fill two vacant positions: an Environmental Analyst and a Utilities Analyst. The Board regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities in Vermont. Issues decided by the Board include, among others: siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; utility rates and other financial matters; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies.

The Environmental and Utilities Analyst positions offer a unique chance to participate in Vermont’s regulatory process that implements policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance. Specific duties include reviewing utility-related filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Board policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions that resolve all critical issues; and assisting the Board in evaluating the proposed decisions. The analysts would also advise the Board in cases that the Board hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyze significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Board’s orders.

Qualifications: Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required. A strong candidate will have prior experience in facility siting and permitting, utility regulation, or related areas, including the telecommunications and energy industries. The Board also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making and public policy analysis and formulation. For the Utilities Analyst position, experience with financial analysis is desirable.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years professional experience in accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis, business or public administration, permitting, planning, physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field. Graduate work in related fields may be substituted for the required experience on a semester-for-six-months basis.

How to Apply: To apply, submit resume, cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, and writing sample to: Business Manager, Vermont Public Service Board, 112 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701, or via email to

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Project Manager, Webuild – California or China

Organization: Webuild

Position Title: Climate Change Project Manager – GHG Reduction

Location: San Francisco, California or Beijing, China

Compensation: $85,000 – $120,000

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Description: Webuild is seeking a Climate Change Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of a long term, consumer based climate change / greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction campaign throughout the Asian and Chinese marketplaces.

This would be a high profile, country leadership role in cooperation with Asian governments, in which the Program Manager will have direct responsibility for the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction / climate change initiatives focused on creating consumer awareness and behavior change through the use of mass media, public awareness and educational events that target over 1 billion consumers regionally.

Responsibilities: The ideal individual would have 8+ years of related work experience leading climate change and specifically GHG reduction technical studies that bring awareness to greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Must have the abilities to conduct climate change research, identify strategic opportunities, develop strategy, partnerships, manage stakeholders, secure celebrity endorsements and implement a mass media campaign (social media, print advertising, tv commercials, etc..) related to strategic public transportation, sustainable agriculture, industrial consumption and energy efficiency initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Additional responsibilities will include the development of the strategic marketing plan of action, conducting fund raising efforts, and working with staff(i.e. country directors, celebrities, political operatives, etc.) for overall program success.

Qualifications: Requires a degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning,?Business Administration or related discipline. MBA preferred. Must have strong climate change, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainably program management experience related to Asian Cultures desired.

Candidates that have an environmental technical background with previous experience in mass media, public awareness campaign implementation efforts for governmental agencies, foundations, non-profits or public organizations will be given priority consideration. Position can be based in either Beijing, China or San Francisco, CA.

How to Apply: Apply online

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Climate Justice and Energy Program Intern, Friends of the Earth Europe – Belgium

Organization: Friends of the Earth Europe

Position Title: Climate Justice and Energy Program Intern

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates and compensation: Start date: 1 September 2015;

  • A great learning experience in a highly motivating working environment
  • Opportunity to gain understanding on how the EU works and how an environmental NGO can achieve change
  • The opportunity to contribute to an international NGO with its office located in an environmentally friendly building with many other NGOs (Mundo-B)
  • 5 days/week, 38 hour working week, compensation days for weekends/public holidays worked
  • A monthly contribution to living costs of € 800

Application Deadline: July 5th 2015

Description: This is a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside our climate justice and energy team to help influence the EU to take up its responsibility to fight climate change, and to help bring people’s voices to decision-makers.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to do an internship with our international Friends of the Earth Europe team. The intern position is based in Brussels, 5 days a week, and runs for four months from September until December 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and contribute to campaigning with a NGO working at EU level – part of a vibrant European and international network.

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment. It unites more than 31 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.


Support Brussels advocacy work on the essential role and benefits of good governance to a clean energy future and how to best achieve an ambitious implementation of the EU target on renewables. Outreach to our European member groups, editing and support for policy papers and activities in Brussels

Support in preparation, implementation and evaluation of one European wide climate campaigner meeting in October 2015 with about 40 people from the Friends of the Earth network

Production of the monthly update of our European campaigns within the network

Support for media stunts and campaign actions in Brussels

Help with contacting Friends of the Earth groups to share information

Supporting the team in their ongoing work regarding in the Energy Efficiency and Community power campaigns, mobilization before, during and after the Paris climate negotiations

Supporting the climate team in its fundraising and operational tasks

Social media outreach support


Good networking and communications skills, willingness to liaise with national and local groups across Europe

Logistical, problem solving skills and creativity

Fluency in English

Able to work in a team and independently with people from different cultural backgrounds

Able to occasionally travel abroad and during  weekends

Commitment to the values, vision and mission of Friends of the Earth

Flexibility, ability to improvise and multi-tasking skills

Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads

Educated to degree standard


Knowledge of climate justice, renewables and energy efficiency topics

Experience in campaign organising and/or activist background

Experience in NGO work and/or volunteering. Experience with Friends of the Earth network or one of our allies is a plus point.

Social media campaigning experience

Project management experience, preferably working internationally

Creativity and sense of humor

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for the internship in the Climate Justice and Energy Programme please send your CV and a cover letter to by midnight on 5th of July 2015.

Your letter of motivation should highlight how your skills and experience are well-suited to the exact requirements of this position and what learning expectations you have.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 9th July. (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)

Phone interviews will take place on 14th and 15th of July.

The Friends of the Earth Europe climate justice and energy team is looking forward to your application.

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, New Jersey Work Environment Council

Organization: New Jersey Work Environment Council

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: Serving as Executive Director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone with the skills, experience, and commitment needed to help build a powerful movement for social change that unites labor, environmental, and community constituencies.

Founded in 1986, WEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit alliance of 70 New Jersey labor, community, and environmental organizations working together for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. Through organizing, coalition-building, public policy campaigns, education, training, and technical assistance, WEC promotes dialogue, collaboration, and joint action by workers, community members, and environmentalists.

While its programmatic efforts are focused in New Jersey, WEC has long served as a national model for labor-environmental collaboration.

WEC’s public voice is well-informed, creative, and bold. We take on powerful corporate and political interests to serve our mission. Current efforts include defending environmental and workplace safeguards from assault by corporations and their political allies; promoting healthy public schools for children, educators and other school staff; ensuring worker and neighborhood safety at industrial facilities that use hazardous chemicals and in communities endangered by highly flammable crude oil trains; and educating workers about their rights to safe and healthy workplaces.

In 2015, WEC’s two priority public campaigns are Healthy Schools Now and Stop Chemical Disasters: Respect Our Right to Know. The Board is also interested in expanding WEC’s future work to also focus on climate change, green energy, and a “just transition” for energy and chemical workers.

As a coalition, WEC develops and maintains close working relationships with labor unions, workers’ centers, and community and environmental organizations.

WEC is a state affiliate of the BlueGreen Alliance and the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

WEC has six staff and 10 key consultants. Our offices are in Ewing, NJ, outside Trenton, the state capitol. WEC is supported by foundations, government agencies, contributions from key partner organizations, membership dues, donations, other grassroots fundraising, and some fee-for-service activities. Non-supervisory staff are represented by United Steelworkers Local 4-149. For more information about WEC, please visit

Responsibilities: The Executive Director (ED) is WEC’s chief executive officer, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s mission and programmatic and financial objectives. The ED will work closely with the Assistant Director in assuming many of the responsibilities below. Responsibilities

Overall, the ED will:

1) Ensure that WEC has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2) Provide leadership to develop program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out policies and plans authorized by the Board.

3) Promote active and broad participation by partner organizations and volunteers.

4) Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5) Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends, particularly concerning successful strategies to build effective coalitions and opportunities to increase engagement of workers and communities threatened by inadequate protection from toxic hazards and other environmental health threats.

6) Identify opportunities for WEC to expand or modify its programmatic focus.

7) Cultivate an organizational culture where there is ongoing and honest assessment of our work by the Board, other leaders, and staff. Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate programs.

8) Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors and serve as an ex-officio member.

In communications, the ED will:

1) Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of WEC and all important factors influencing it.

2) Publicize the goals and activities of WEC.

3) Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with member and partner organizations, including those representing labor, community, and environmental constituencies.

4) Represent WEC’s programs and point of view to agencies, organizations, and the general public. Serve, along with WEC’s President and Vice Presidents, as WEC’s principal public spokespersons.

5) Oversee communications, including written and electronic publications, web presence, etc. to create stronger WEC effectiveness and identity. Review and approve publications for the Board of Directors or a public audience. Write some content for these publications.

In relations with staff, the ED will:

1) Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, including paid staff, consultants, and volunteers. (According to WEC’s bylaws, the ED has authority to hire, supervise, and terminate staff.)

2) Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that there are ongoing performance evaluations, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3) See that an effective management team, with provision for succession, is in place.

4) Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5) Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the ED will:

1) Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices and controls.

2) Work with staff, the Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing annual budgets, and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3) Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. Maintain, develop and expand funding from foundations, government agencies, organizational and individual members, grassroots fundraising, etc.

Roughly, 40 to 50 percent of the Director’s time will be allocated to generating funds. (Other staff and designated consultants provide significant assistance in this effort.)

4) Jointly, with the President and officers, conduct official WEC correspondence and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

The job performance of the Executive Director may be reviewed by the Executive Committee, which consists of the five elected WEC officers.

Qualifications: The Executive Director must be committed to WEC’s mission and a broader vision of building a powerful movement for social change that unites labor, environmental, and community constituencies.

All candidates should have proven leadership, mentoring, relationship management, coalition-building, and fundraising experience.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and qualifications that include: • A record of effectively leading or helping to lead a non-profit organization, with ability to point to examples of having taken an organization to the next stage of growth.

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and forthright program evaluation. • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop teamwork, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing and new board member relationships. • Strong public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a range of core stakeholders and cultures, including labor, environmental, and community organizations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and creative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a valuable asset.
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply: Candidates for this position should send a resume, contact information for three professional references (including an email address and telephone number), and writing samples to

Written materials, such as fundraising proposals, strategic organizational or campaign plans, and/or organizing materials intended for a lay audience could strengthen the application.

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Vice President for Policy, Climate Action Reserve – California

Organization: Climate Action Reserve

Position Title: Vice President for Policy

Location: Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

Description: The Vice President for Policy is a key executive management position at the Climate Action Reserve and is responsible for overseeing the development of new and the maintenance of existing greenhouse gas offset protocols, managing the Reserve’s consulting and advisory services program, and providing strategic advice and guidance to support the Reserve’s existing and new initiatives. The position reports directly to the President, manages a staff of professional employees, and regularly presents to the Reserve’s Board of Directors. The Vice President’s main areas of responsibility include the following tasks below. These should be seen as a starting point and may evolve over time.


Policy Team Management

Primary Policy Team activities include developing, maintaining, and updating carbon offset protocols; assisting the Program Team with protocol implementation and application; and, in conjunction with the Programs team, formulating and refining Reserve program rules and policies. The Vice President for Policy is responsible for managing Policy Team staff.

Promoting Market-Oriented Climate Policy Development

Together with the President, the Vice President for Policy will help lead the Reserve’s efforts to engage with policymakers and other external stakeholders to further the Reserve’s mission of promoting greenhouse gas emission reductions through credible market-based policies and solutions.

Strategic Initiatives

With the President and senior management team, the Vice President for Policy actively contributes to the development and implementation of the Reserve’s mission, goals, and strategic planning efforts. As part of this effort, the Vice President for Policy helps to identify and evaluate opportunities, set priorities and engages in outreach opportunities to promote the Reserve’s strategic growth into new program areas and international markets.

Desired Competencies

  • Thinks strategically about the Reserve’s goals, promotes them internally and externally, and coordinates ideas and resources to achieve them.
  • Uses good judgment and makes sound decisions. Provides honest, ethical, and positive leadership in the promotion of the Reserve’s mission and goals.
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Manages time, staff, and resources to effectively achieve organizational goals.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. Manages staff in ways that maximize their effectiveness and promote professional development.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively. Builds and sustains trusting internal and external relationships to ensure the Reserve’s mission and goals are achieved. Diplomatically and tactfully handles challenging or tense situations. Positively and effectively represents the Reserve in both formal and informal settings.
  • Takes personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. Performs tasks with care and checks work for completeness and accuracy. Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Creatively and actively participates in efforts to develop, evaluate, and implement strategic options for the future of the Reserve. Is open to new ideas and perspectives, actively works to identify new opportunities, and provides solutions that help the organization understand and manage risks.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:

– A graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as environmental science, economics, business, public policy, law, or related field;

– A minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience in greenhouse gas measurement and verification, energy and environmental consulting, environmental policy, environmental or energy finance, or a related field;

– A minimum of 5 years as a supervisor managing and overseeing the work of professional staff;

– Experience and knowledge of climate change policy and program development, especially with regard to market-based regulations, demonstrated experience working with government agencies, expert stakeholder groups, and others, and experience with and understanding of financial markets;

– Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues;

– Excellent project management and contractor oversight skills;

– Demonstrated experience and skills as a public speaker;

– Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities;

– Strong quantitative, analytical research skills;

– Excellent writing and computer skills;

– Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed; and

– A U.S. citizen or legal resident with the right to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit the following information to the Search Committee:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Technical writing sample (maximum of 10 pages)

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be emailed to the following address with the header “Vice President for Policy”

Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Project Management Specialist (Agriculture), U.S. Agency for International Development – Thailand

Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development

Position Title: Project Management Specialist (Agriculture)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Application Deadline: July 9, 2015

Dates and Compensation: Full-time; 40 hours/week; 1 ฿1,179,069 per annum (Starting salary)

Description: The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is seeking an individual for the position of Project Management Specialist in the U.S. Agency for International Development/ Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), located at Athenee Tower, Wireless Road, Bangkok.

The Agriculture Specialist is a lead technical advisor to the General Development Office (GDO) as well as to the USAID/RDMA. Working as part of the RDMA Agriculture team, s/he will provide timely and accurate input, advice and technical direction, both written and oral, on issues related to agriculture, food security, science and technology, technology dissemination, and trade in South and Southeast Asia. The Specialist will define constraints and identify and prioritize investment opportunities for RDMA related to Asia regional agriculture and food security. In collaboration with the Agriculture team and other relevant RDMA teams, the Specialist will develop and implement project strategies, and design, procure, and manage performance-based contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.

Responsibilities: Design, procure, and manage activities in the Regional Agriculture portfolio in Asia. Provide technical expertise to RDMA, Washington, and bilateral missions in the region. The duties include the following:

  • Identify and review background work, leading to the planning, design, and preparation of new partnerships and initiatives and other activities under the GDO’s strategic objective. Prepare project/activity design documents, drafts, performance-based statements of work for contracts with local and or expatriate firms or individuals for pre-design technical analysis and define and arrange for technical and/or financial assistance and logistical support from within RDMA, from other missions in the region and from USAID/Washington.
  • Develop procurement plans covering goods and services, including a reasonable timetable to put into place the appropriate instrument, and coordinate the procurement process with the contracting office while maintaining ongoing and productive communication.
  • Assist the office with organization of technical evaluation committees (TECs). Participate in TECs as requested to ensure that proper evaluation is done in accordance with established evaluation criteria to achieve best value for the U.S. Government. Document and provide the results of evaluations to the contracting and personnel officers.
  • Function as the Agreement Officer’s Representatives (AORs)/ Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs), or Alternate AOR/COR, or activity manager for selected grants and contracts. Perform inspections/sight visits to gather information about implementation progress, data quality assessment, and provide recommendations to AOR/COR and activity managers on changes to improve performance; guide the implementing partner towards improved performance; review and sign vouchers or recommend approval of the same to GDO staff.
  • Prepare the budget and narrative portions of the annual performance report, Operating plans and portfolio reviews, and coordinate with the Program Office and Financial Office to ensure that the budget is sent to USAID/Washington on a timely basis. Refine the budget request per guidelines and instructions from USAID/Washington and RDMA.
  • Represent USAID at meetings, conferences, workshops, and other fora. Participate either individually or as a team in events related to the technical focus of the position or the broader development interests of the office.

Qualifications: All applications must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in DS-174 block no. 19-22. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified.  It is the responsibility of the applicant

to provide all pertinent information.

(1) Education: Completion of a Master degree, or equivalent, in Agriculture, Agricultural/Resources Economics, Soil/Plant Science, Aquaculture, Agro Forestry, Natural Resources Management, MBA, Development Studies, or other closely related field is required.

(2) Experience: Minimum of five years in project management and/or strategic planning positions in the fields of agriculture/food security, and ideally regional integration, with a U.S. Government Agency or other international/local organization or donor is required. (40 points)

(3) Language:  Level IV (Fluent), strong written and oral proficiency in English is required. Level II (Limited), in Thai is also required.

(4) Knowledge: (25 points)

– Knowledgeable in key issues, challenges and opportunities related to food security such as sustainable agricultural practices/productivity, markets, technology, regional commodity trade, Agricultural policy, nutrition-integrated agriculture, gender, and climate change, with a clear understanding of the particular complexities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regions is required.

– Understanding of how ASEAN and SAARC and other relevant organizations (e.g. ADB, World Bank, FAO, Universities, etc.) work and are engage in agriculture in the region is required.

– Familiarity with the agriculture science and technology present in the region, and the key stakeholders (groups and organizations) in this field is required.

(5) Skills and Abilities: (35 points)

– Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with multiple levels of stakeholders, from farmers to senior officials, both in writing and speaking is required.

– Able to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team

– Able to meet deadlines, produce high quality deliverables, and meet higher goals is required.

– Able to inspire and support the development of colleagues and partners at all levels and from a diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds is required.

– Proficient in the use of Windows OS, Microsoft office, Gmail, and able to learn other basic computer programs is required.

– Skilled at gathering and analyzing information from multiple sources and providing recommendations to leadership is required.

– Able to manage programs, activities, and partners for consistent performance and compliance with regulations is required.

How to Apply: Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the required qualifications and points mentioned above. To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test.  The recruitment test and interview will be structured around the selection criteria above. Applicants with passing marks from recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score of 855 or above will be invited for an interview. Recruitment test and interview will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. USAID/RDMA will screen for nepotism/conflict of interest in determining successful candidacy. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. Internal candidates must have successfully completed a one year probationary period of employment before being eligible to apply.

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: carefully and submit complete application package thru before the deadline.

Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental and Social Standards Expert, UNICEF – New York

Organization: UNICEF

Position Title: Consultancy Assignment: Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

Description: If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.


  • Advanced university degree in field related to international development, with specific academic background related to social and environmental sustainability.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ Senior-level experience related to social and environmental sustainability and impact assessment in an international development/UN context.
  • Technical expertise in environmental and social safeguards, including environmental and social impact assessment, human rights, gender and indigenous peoples is required
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious & effective working relationship both within and outside an organization.
  • Prior UNICEF/UN experience and familiarity with UNICEF programme, policies and goals preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Analyses and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Writes high quality documents that are clear, convincing and applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government counterparts and non-government stakeholders.
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Experience working under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to send their submissions to with subject line: “Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy – Consultancy”.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
    • CV
    P-11 form
  • Indicate where you heard about this advertisement

    Please indicate your ability, availabilityand daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications, Solar Cookers International – California

Organization: Solar Cookers International

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: Sacramento, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: SCI is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications with a minimum of 10 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role, and covering areas such as media, website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels are essential. Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) required.

The ideal Director of Communications will ensure that Solar Cookers International is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within this diverse global network and constituent base.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with a senior peer group, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the mission of Solar Cookers International (SCI).


– Manage all media contacts–regional, national, and international—to achieve global promotion of solar thermal cooking.

– Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual media plan across the network’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the SCI team and constituents

– Create and implement editorial calendar to help SCI achieve its strategic goals

– Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate

– Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities

– Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, video and film, and SCI’s website

– Collaborate with webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly

– Write/edit grant applications and reports; contribute to creation of fundraising collateral

– Desired Skills and Experience

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, technologies, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

– Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies

– Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

– A track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently

– Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

– High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

– Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

– Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

– Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


– Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts, meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and salary requirements to

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Commercial Sector Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Massachusetts

Organization: Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Position Title: Commercial Sector Program Manager

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: A majority of this person’s time will be spent facilitating and managing CEE initiatives and member committees including the Commercial Lighting Committee and Whole Building Performance Committee. We seek candidates with demonstrated analytical and facilitation skills, creative strategic thinking abilities, and a passion for energy efficiency. The individual hired will work closely with their team, and at times will work collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure due consideration of cross-cutting measures and programs. Direct experience working in the energy efficiency industry would be desirable.


  • Manage and advance the CEE commercial lighting initiative, including maintaining the relevance of existing bi-national performance specifications, while assessing and exploring new program opportunities (e.g., system lighting design, controls, new product performance specifications)
  • Serve as the principal contact for sustaining and advancing the strategic direction of CEE’s commercial lighting initiative
  • Facilitate and support regular committee meetings of utility, government, advocate and other stakeholders via teleconference, virtual extranet platform, and in person
  • Manage and maintain an online forum for advancing committee work
  • Collaborate and cultivate relationships with industry partners including manufacturers, trade associations, and other stakeholders to inform CEE direction and work products
  • Oversee management and maintenance of CEE commercial lighting qualifying products lists
  • Research lighting technologies, approaches, market conditions and energy savings opportunities
  • Analyze savings potential and synthesize experiences into recommendations for member consideration and for work planning purposes
  • Develop and disseminate market and technology assessments, program guides, program summaries, qualifying products lists, white papers, and explorations. Communications mediums include but are not limited to the CEE website, the CEE extranet (Forum), electronic communications, and oral presentations
  • Monitor and communicate to internal and external stakeholders relevant technology, market, policy, federal minimum standards, and other industry developments that impact lighting efficiency programs
  • Survey CEE members about program practices and methods and compile program summaries
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, for example, a BA or BS including graduate coursework, honors thesis, or significant applicable employment experience, in a relevant field, such as energy efficiency, engineering, economics, marketing, public policy or environmental studies
  • Minimum of two years of full time work experience, preferably related to the lighting or building industry, in an architecture, engineering, marketing, energy efficiency, or regulatory affairs capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and work constructively with individuals of varied experience levels and personalities to achieve consensus
  • Ability to manage workload across multiple projects, manage project timelines, and to work independently
  • Ability to understand market motivations and dynamics
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to travel (approximately one trip quarterly)

How to apply: Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications include the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to CEE and this position, including a description of how prior experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a nontechnical audience

Please send application materials via e-mail, noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, John Smith—Program Manager, Commercial Sector.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Arctic Program Specialist, Ocean Conservancy – Alaska or Oregon

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Arctic Program Specialist

Location: Anchorage, Alaska or Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic program works to address the complex challenges facing the maritime Arctic by advancing science-based policy solutions in U.S. and international venues.

The Arctic Program Specialist will work closely with the Arctic Program Director to expand Ocean Conservancy’s work on emerging industrial pressures, with a focus on shipping. He or she will join Ocean Conservancy’s team of issue experts, technical consultants and scientists to conduct research and analysis in support of program strategies, develop advocacy materials, and help represent Ocean Conservancy with our coalition partners.

This is a unique mid-level opportunity for a professional looking to deepen his or her understanding of conservation work in a region that is undergoing unprecedented environmental, political, and industrial change. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience working on conservation or environmental policy; experience working in the Arctic and/or on shipping issues strongly preferred. Success in this role will require strong research, analytic, and writing skills, as well as resourcefulness and independent initiative.


  • Provide analytical support for Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic team by conducting independent research on emerging pressures on the Arctic and working with external experts and consultants.
  • Produce reports, issue papers, fact sheets and blogs on policies, studies and relevant developments in the Arctic, in partnership with the Arctic Program Director and Ocean Conservancy communications staff and consultants.
  • Support the Arctic Program Director in regional coalition management, including organizing and participating in regular meetings, calls and conferences.
  • As needed, represent Ocean Conservancy in external meetings with a high degree of professionalism; build relationships with public agencies, funders, researchers, academics, NGOs, industry representatives, public officials and other partners.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports, respond to requests for information and help coordinate activities among Ocean Conservancy staff; support the Arctic team in monitoring and reporting on program activities and deliverables.


  • At least 3 years of experience in professional conservation, public policy, research or other relevant field required; experience working on shipping issues and/or Arctic conservation strongly preferred.
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in marine or environmental science and familiarity with federal marine conservation laws preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex scientific or technical concepts to policy and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • A strategic thinker who can bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help grow this program.
  • A high-level performer with the proven ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment in good humor.
  • Highly collaborative, with excellent interpersonal skills and an appreciation for a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Passionate, productive, and focused on advancing ocean conservation.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectations, references and a writing sample (5 pages max) to with the subject line “[Last Name] – Arctic Program Specialist – IL – #15-13.”

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Coordinator, Southern Illinois University

Organization: Southern Illinois University

Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Carbondale, Illinois

Dates and compensation: $3,750-$4,333/mo.

Application Deadline: Application review will begin July 8, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Description: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie doctoral research extensive public university with a diverse student population of over 21,000 students from throughout the United States and over 100 foreign countries.

The Position: The Sustainability Coordinator will provide leadership for sustainable practice initiatives at SIU Carbondale and will work closely with the University’s Sustainability Council, other campus departments, and the external community. The Coordinator will serve as the University’s chief contact regarding the development of sustainable initiatives and practices, the identification of opportunities, and the evaluation of results.

Responsibilities: Strengthen the University’s commitment to sustainable operation on the campus through the promotion of practices and solutions that positively impact students, staff, and the region. The Sustainability Coordinator will develop, implement, and evaluate programs and campus initiatives designed to engage and educate students about sustainability efforts and the benefits of sustainable practices. Through exceptional organizational project management and administrative skills, advance the campus commitment to sustainable operations. The Coordinator will build collaborative and effective working relationships with a diversity of campus stakeholders. The Coordinator will identify external funding opportunities for research projects related to sustainability.

Master’s degree in environmental science, public administration, or a related field. Three years of experience in coordinating, organizing and implementing programs and events that included strong communication and interpersonal skills and training and/or experience in resource conservation and sustainability practices. Supervisory experience, management of environmental resources in public or private settings, and familiarity with higher education organizational and operational structures are preferred.

How to Apply: Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, experience and interest in SIU Carbondale; a detailed resume outlining related work experience, and the names, telephone numbers and postal and email addresses for three (3) professional references to:

Lorrie Lefler
Anthony Hall, Mail Code 4315
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1265 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

E-mail: ma…<>

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Senior Policy Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Senior Policy Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: June 26, 2015

Description: The Senior Policy Associate will be an integral member of MEEA’s Policy Team, working to further MEEA’s policy activities at the local, state and regional levels. The Senior Policy Associate’s work will support and advance mandated and voluntary energy efficiency policies at the state level. The Senior Policy Associate will also be responsible for understanding and communicating technical aspects of energy efficiency, including those related to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Ongoing work will include educating policymakers in states throughout the region, including governor’s staff, public utility commissioners, state energy offices, and state legislators. This will be accomplished through various research, writing, coordination, and administrative tasks. The Senior Policy Associate will also be responsible for convening and participating in state and regional coordinating policy groups.

The Senior Policy Associate will support the work of the Policy Team, but also will be responsible for coordination with other areas of MEEA, including Membership, Marketing, and Programs. Developing and maintaining relationships – both internally and externally – that advance the work of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will be a requirement for this position. The Senior Policy Associate will report to MEEA’s Senior Policy Manager.


  • Track and analyze state energy efficiency policies across MEEA’s 13-state footprint and relevant regional and national issues
  • Research and write reports for funders and members on topics including utility energy efficiency program design, financial incentives for energy efficiency, and Clean Power Plan compliance, among others
  • Coordinate educational and outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy efficiency, including webinars, calls, and conferences
  • Assist in management of MEEA’s policy advocacy through coalition-building with all stakeholders
  • Develop fact sheets, case studies, newsletter, blog postings, and other advocacy materials
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to MEEA’s Policy Team


  • A. or B.S. in: public policy, political science, or a related field required
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in public policy required. A graduate degree may be substituted for 2 years of professional work.
  • Knowledge of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan regulations and the energy efficiency industry preferred
  • History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting deadlines and the ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Strong facilitation and coalition-building skills among diverse stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Able to working as a member of a team in a small-office environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Passion for energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the subject: Senior Policy Associate. Applications are due by June 26, 2015.

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director, Rare – Indonesia

Organization: Rare

Position Title: Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director

Location: Bogor, Indonesia

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Director, Programmatic Policy Indonesia will have overall responsibility for developing program related polices to ensure that sustainable small-scale fisheries and the associated enabling environment remain a priority for the Government of Indonesia as well as developing, refining and delivering the government engagement outcomes within Rare’s Indonesia Country Strategy. Working closely with the Vice President, Indonesia, other members of the Indonesia team and the Fish Forever Program s/he will help the Government of Indonesia secure concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities.

This is a collaborative and dynamic role reporting to the Vice President, Indonesia. As a member of Rare’s Global Development Network, the Director, Policy will receive support to develop policy and public funding initiatives of relevance to Indonesia’s development objectives and aligned with bilateral and multilateral donors. S/he will also work with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, to engage the Government of Indonesia and partners in successful policy and financing initiatives and will represent Rare in appropriate District, Provincial and National forums.

Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for building effective partnerships with the Government of Indonesia and key stakeholders to mobilize institutional and financial support, in particular the public financing opportunities essential to the implementation and sustainability of these policy initiatives. S/he will lead the strategy for helping government and key stakeholders understand the challenges and opportunities necessary to support sustainable small scale fisheries, within the context of Rare’s comprehensive national fisheries strategy (Fish Forever). S/he will design and manage work plans to secure Indonesian government support for Rare’s community-led solutions. Other responsibilities include the following:

  • Promote government adoption of TURF-Reserves and the associated enabling environment at a district, province and national level and help build enthusiasm across Rare and its partners for concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities;
  • Provide advice and policy support as a thought partner to the Government of Indonesia for the implementation of sustainable small scale fisheries in Indonesia;
  • Improve collaboration, achieve programmatic alignment, and where possible facilitate the deployment of complementary competencies in support of sustainable small scale fisheries, in particular TURF-reserves, in the context of a comprehensive national fisheries strategy;
  • Identify opportunities to secure funding for policy and financial initiatives and liaise with Rare’s Global Development Team in order to align on opportunities for local and national investment with development partner/donor objectives in support of sustainable small scale fisheries; and
  • Represent Rare in relevant policy negotiations, track outcomes and ensure sharing of strategic information.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Indonesian policy and experience with the political landscape of Indonesia to be an effective negotiator and strategist for policy development and implementation. S/he will be knowledgeable in ways to secure the long term institutional and financial support for community-led natural resource management initiatives, particularly regarding fisheries initiatives. Additional requirements include:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in public policy in Indonesia with strong understanding of marine affairs and fisheries related policy within the political landscape in Indonesia;
  • A background effectively partnering with the Government of Indonesia and its development partners, experience working within the Government of Indonesia is a plus;
  • Demonstrated success in networking and developing effective partnerships across a range of stakeholders and leading the procurement of funding from discovery to award;
  • Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse environment that requires collaboration with others in dispersed locations;
  • Working knowledge of the national budget and financing instruments in Indonesia;
  • Experience in conservation and natural resource management strongly desired;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Indonesia and other locations; and
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, development economics or related field.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please visit Rare’s website at under our Careers section and apply online.

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate/Analyst, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C.

Responsibilities: Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies. Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums. Participate in stakeholder working groups. Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams

Qualifications: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: CleanEnergyPolicy@elpc.orgTelephone inquiries discouraged. The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Policy Analyst, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

Responsibilities: Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies. Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums. Participate in stakeholder working groups. Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams

Qualifications: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals. Please see

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to: Telephone inquiries discouraged. The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Advocacy and Policy Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network – California

Organization: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Position Title: Advocacy and Policy Director

Location: Olema, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The advocacy director designs and implements local, national and international advocacy strategies of the organization to promote protection of endangered marine species and healthy oceans. The advocacy director works closely with program, legal, communication and development staff to implement effective grassroots strategies leading to better protections for coasts and oceans around the world.


  • Program Planning- Work with Executive Director and staff on long-range planning; oversee design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual policy priorities.
  • Program Implementation- Be primary advocate and spokesperson for campaigns with the decision-makers, public, and media. Develop unique and diverse coalition of partners including NGOs, scientists and other stakeholders. Work with communications staff to develop media and outreach materials.
  • Policy management- Develop and advocate for specific policies to protect ocean wildlife with policy makers; work with legislators to promote policies and the public to advocate for policy; provide comments on proposed rules and regulations.
  • Outreach/organizing Oversight- Working with membership staff, oversee progress of organizing effort, integrating efforts to build constituency for environmental agenda; coordinate outreach/organizing with other advocacy tools.
  • Fundraising Development- Work with Development director and membership staff to craft messages for concept papers, letters of inquiry and funding proposals on for foundation and membership fundraising.


  • A minimum of three years experience in effective grassroots organizing and developing and implementing grassroots campaign strategies.
  • A commitment to ocean and wildlife protection.
  • A degree in public policy, management, law or equivalent experience.

How to Apply: To apply please send resume, cover letter, and at least three references to: No calls please.

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development – New York

Organization: The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Arkville, New York

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: The Executive Director of The Catskill Center must embrace the complex mission of the Catskill Center to simultaneously support environmental conservation efforts and promote regional development initiatives. He/She must exhibit a profound passion to protect the region’s natural resources and demonstrate a deep commitment to improving the economic well-being and quality of life of the area’s residents and their communities.

Leading The Catskill Center requires political astuteness, strong strategic instincts and tactical deftness. The ED must be a natural consensus builder who can catalyze a culture of spirited cooperation among staff and partners as well as public and private entities. He/She must be an outstanding leader, collaborator and communicator who can gain the trust and confidence of a wide array of stakeholders, many of whom have competing interests. As the Center’s primary spokesperson, the ED must be a dynamic and visible presence in the region and in the local media. Since the duties of the position often require evening and weekend attendance, it is expected that the ED will live in the Catskill region and be an active community member.

The ED will be expected to strengthen the profile and influence of the Center by: taking a leadership role in defining critical issues affecting the region; articulating a vision for achieving a constructive balance between conserving the region’s environmental heritage and promoting its economic future; convening and joining with other private and non-profit organizations to build successful coalitions to advance an advocacy agenda that will attract political will, policy attention and government funding to the conservation and development needs of the Catskill region.

The ED is expected to grow and advance The Catskill Center. As the prime fundraiser for the organization, the ED must have a demonstrated track record of public and private fund cultivation, as well as experience securing and stewarding foundation grants and government contracts. Reporting to the Board and working in partnership with the Board Chair, the ED will ensure that the organization is fiscally and administratively sound and that its operations, communications, plans and development efforts are coordinated with and support the policies of the Board.

The ED will also cultivate and grow the staff to increase its capacity to carry out the organization’s programs, projects, outreach and compliance. In addition, the ED will integrate the work of consultants and nonprofit partners, some of whom are housed in the Center’s building in Arkville, into the workflow of the Center.


The duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Regional Leadership:Learn the issues of the Catskill region and understand the role that The Catskill Center has played over the last number of decades. Get to know the Center’s partners and diverse stakeholders and understand the competing interests of each constituency served by The Catskill Center. Gain command of the programs, projects, and government contracts currently being carried out by The Catskill Center. Understand what is required to properly manage the Center’s historic building and to protect the lands under the Center’s stewardship.
  • Organizational Leadership:As chief executive officer, fully embrace and promote the complex hybrid mission of The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. Articulate a strategic vision for the Center’s critical work in the region and oversee the day-to-day management and administration of the Catskill Center, including programs, finances, operations, personnel, land, and facility to effectively and efficiently fulfill that vision.
  • Resource Development:Be the principal fundraiser for The Catskill Center and dedicate appropriate time to cultivating public and private funding and creating sustainable revenue streams from diverse sources including individual donors, foundations, corporations and government agencies. Steward all grants and contracts with full compliance to attract renewals as well as new funding.
  • Board Relations:Reporting directly to and working in partnership with the Chair, keep the Board of Directors fully informed of all significant administrative, financial, program and policy matters so that the Board can govern effectively and engage in a constructive manner. Get to know individual Board members, gain their trust and confidence, support their efforts and involvement on behalf of the Center, foster an active program of Board committees, and help attract new Board members.
  • Staff:Cultivate the staff; actively foster team spirit and morale; support staff work and build organizational capacity through mentorship and coaching. Assess individual performance and develop a plan for growing staff to meet strategic goals of the Center.
  • Advocacy and Coalition Building:Continue advancing The Catskill Center’s effective work advocating for the region. Engage with key state and local government officials and relevant agencies to bring regional issues to their attention; develop a collaborative agenda and represent regional interests to influence policy and funding to benefit the Catskills.
  • External Relations and Outreach:Represent The Catskill Center to the greater community; serve as public spokesperson about the Center’s work and the region’s interests; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to stakeholders, donors, governmental agencies and representatives, Board, staff, and media about the Center and the Catskills; promote the work and achievements of partner organizations; increase awareness of and respect for the Catskill Center’s role in the region.

Qualifications: The Executive Director should possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in a field related to the Catskill Center’s work (environmental studies; forestry; rivers/streams; planning; etc.) is a plus.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, demonstrating a progressively increased level of leadership responsibility in the nonprofit or public sectors.
  • True passion for and deep knowledge of the Catskill region, in particular about its environmental uniqueness and socio-economic challenges.
  • Experience working with governmental agencies; successfully applying for and managing grants and contracts a plus.
  • A proven track record of successful public and private fundraising.
  • Strong and verifiable financial, administrative, and human resource management competencies.


The Executive Director should exhibit all or most of the following characteristics:

  • Roots in the Catskills; prior experience living and working in the region a plus.
  • A consensus builder with a sincere orientation toward collaboration and with the ability to mediate differing points of view.
  • A person with strong cross-functional skills: equally comfortable as an internal manager of a complex but lean organization and as a public spokesperson and representative for the critical interests of widespread and diverse community.
  • A natural leader, able to inspire others with creativity, vision, and strategy, as well as demonstrated ability as a hands-on manager.
  • An excellent communicator; articulate in both speaking and in writing.
  • Outgoing; interested in people; willing to engage with community members, colleagues and staff as well as with leadership in state and local government and agencies.
  • Knowledge of the political landscape of the Catskill region; familiarity with key leaders, stakeholders, decision-makers, and influencers in the region.
  • Patient; a good listener; emotionally intelligent; with the maturity to balance multiple perspectives and demonstrate excellent judgment.
  • A person with a strong record of integrity and ethical sensibility.
  • Energetic and optimistic; with a sense of humor and an up-beat temperament.

How to Apply: Please send nominations and applications, including cover letter and resume, to Marci Sternheim at

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Outreach Intern, Maryland Climate Coalition

Organization: Maryland Climate Coalition

Position Title: Outreach Intern

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Dates and compensation: The internship position is available for the fall semester (August-November), and is able to be shortened or extended as needed depending on the candidate. Ideally this opportunity would begin on August 1st. This internship is unpaid, but travel expenses from the Annapolis office to Coalition events will be reimbursed. The internship is based in the Coalition office, housed in the National Wildlife Federation Mid-Atlantic Regional Center in Annapolis. Some aspects of this opportunity can be performed from a remote location. Internships can be arranged for 10-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: The Maryland Climate Coalition came together in 2010 to bring offshore wind energy to Maryland. The offshore wind campaign illustrated a bold vision for Maryland’s cleaner and healthier energy future that inspired and energized thousands of citizens from across the state and captured the national spotlight. Comprised of national, regional, state, and local advocacy organizations, the Maryland Climate Coalition is committed to advancing policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and engaging diverse audiences in the demand for urgent action by decision-makers to support of innovative and effective solutions.

Responsibilities: In this internship, you will have the opportunity to help advance clean energy and climate solutions in Maryland. The Coalition’s current focus is passing 2016 legislation to renew Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and increase Maryland’s use of clean energy.

Responsibilities include: Assisting Coalition staff and members with public outreach and educational events, helping reach out to Coalition members’ bases through phone banks, helping support press events and generate earned media, and representing the Coalition at tabling events throughout the state.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume to JT Stokes at with a brief statement (maximum of two paragraphs) describing your interest in this internship.