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HFC Climate Policy Analyst – Washington D.C.

Organization: Environmental investigation Agency

Job Title: hydroflourocarbons Climate Policy Analyst

Location: Washington D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Full time, Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2013

Posted On: April 26, 2013

 

Organization Overview:

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent, international, non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental conservation by investigating and exposing environmental crimes around the world, and then working to stop these crimes.

Working undercover to expose international environmental crime–such as the illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and trade in timber species, and the world-wide trade in ozone depleting substances–EIA has directly brought about changes in international laws and the policies of governments, saving the lives of millions of rare and endangered animals and putting a stop to the devastating effects of environmental criminals.

 

Description:

EIA seeks a skilled, motivated and organized policy analyst to help us protect the global climate by securing a global phase-out of the “Super” Greenhouse gases – HFCs (hydroflourocarbons).

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting outreach and advocacy within the Montreal Protocol and other venues to promote a phase-down of HFCs;
  • Reviewing and analyzing scientific and technical documents related to HFCs and low-GWP alternative technologies and producing briefings and analyses;
  • Advocating in different fora concerning HFC phase out Amendment proposal to the Montreal Protocol, as well as natural refrigerant alternatives to HFCs;
  • Working with US policy makers to reduce the US consumption and production of HFCs;
  • Working on advocacy to encourage major emerging economies to support the phase-out of HFCs;
  • Work with Senior Campaigners to implement a multi-faceted campaign; and
  • Travel as required.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated advocacy experience with an environmental or similar nonprofit organization;
  • A graduate degree (preferable) or a four-year degree in a scientific field;
  • Capitol Hill or Federal Agency advocacy experience;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and highly motivated; and
  • An ability to communicate complex issues succinctly and effectively:

Other desirable qualifications include

  • An interest or background in scientific or technical issues;
  • Familiarity with the Montreal Protocol and the UNFCCC process;
  • Some prior work on greenhouse gas issues;
  • Prior work experience in China and/or India; and
  • Conversational in a language in addition to English.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae and writing sample to EIA, Director of Administration, P.O. Box 53343 Washington, DC 20009. Email: heidiwissa@eia-global.org or Fax; 202 986 8626.
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