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Climate Project Coordinator – Cochabamba, Bolivia

Organization: The Democracy Center

Job Title: Climate Project Coordinator

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Hours and Compensation:  The salary for the Climate Project Coordinator position is commensurate with Bolivian civil society standards. The salary will be determined based on the individual candidate´s experience, qualifications, etc

Position Dates: begins July 1, 2013

Application Deadline: March 22. 2013

Posted On: March 18, 2013


Founded in San Francisco in 1992, the Democracy Center works globally to support progressive citizen activists in their work on social, economic and environmental justice. Through a combination of investigation and reportingadvocacy training, and leading international citizen campaigns, we have worked with activists in more than three-dozen countries on five continents, from immigrant leaders in California to public health workers in South Africa. The Democracy Center has worked from Bolivia for fourteen years where, among other projects, it provided the first international coverage of theCochabamba Water Revolt in 2000 and helped lead the winning global campaign against the Bechtel Corporation following the Water Revolt.

As The Democracy Center begins its third decade, a special emphasis of our work is strengthening citizen action on theglobal climate crisis and helping citizens challenge the power of corporations. The Democracy Center’s work on climate change includes substantive coverage of climate change’s impact in the Andes (including this multimedia site on climate change and water) and projects aimed at making climate activism more effective (such as this set of campaign case studiesand this recent article in Climate Progress.).


The Democracy Center (see description below) is hiring a coordinator for its work on climate change. The position involves overall coordination responsibilities in three key areas: 1. conducting fieldwork and research in the Andes, 2. interacting extensively with civil society and social movements in the Andes and the Global North, 3. engaging with international climate policy issues, mechanisms, and debates. The Democracy Center is seeking a highly-motivated person who shares our sense urgency about the global climate crisis and is ready to dig in and help make a real difference.


  • Overall project coordination and management.
  • Designing and implementing research projects on issues such as climate change impacts, climate adaptation, climate equity and justice issues, etc.
  • Managing a complex set of interactions and relationships with local, regional, and international NGOs and organizations.
  • Development of policy briefs, articles, and other publications on climate related issues for a diverse public audience.
  • Collaboration on the production and dissemination of a variety of materials including written articles and audio visual materials.
  • Engagement, strategy and leadership of advocacy on climate change with Democracy Center allies.


Required Qualifications:

  • Educational requirements: minimum Bachelor´s degree, Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of work experience with a combination of project coordination, advocacy, policy, civil society organizing, and related fields.
  • Demonstrated background and expertise in environment and climate issues, international development, and policy making.

desired skills:

  • Clearly demonstrated capacity in writing and communication.
  • Significant experience and ability in project coordination
  • Experience in advocacy strategy planning.
  • Work with diverse groups of people.
  • Fluency in Spanish (required).
  • Experience in Latin America (preferred).

How to Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references. The deadline for all applications is March 22, 2013. Early applications are encouraged. All candidates will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials. Finalists will be notified and interviews will be scheduled in early April. The expected start date for the position is July 1, 2013 (flexible depending on candidate). Follow-up calls and emails from applicants are discouraged.

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