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Nov 5 / BARD CEP

Representative of Northwest Program, Defenders of Wildlife – Washington

Organization: Defenders of Wildlife

Position Title: Representative of Northwest Program

Location: Seattle, Washington

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: This professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in the Northwest, with a focus on imperiled and other key species, wildlife –friendly renewable energy and sustainable Federal lands management.  This position will focus on implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and various public lands management laws, while working collaboratively with other Defenders staff in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and with other Defenders program departments (Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation, Conservation Law, Renewable Energy, Endangered Species Conservation, Communications and Government Relations).  Program strategies and objectives are achieved by collaborating with a variety of external partners including state and federal agencies and officials, tribal governments and other conservation organizations.  The Northwest Representative pursues conservation objectives through a variety of tools including public outreach; advocacy; project review and comment; project development and implementation; coalition building, litigation and other means.  This position requires knowledge and experience in a broad array of natural resource conservation issues, such as endangered species policy, federal land management policy, renewable energy, landscape level planning and conservation biology.  Additional knowledge and experience is required in advocacy in the private, public and governmental sectors; public outreach; media relations; and fundraising, with strong ties to the larger conservation community.


  Assist with the development and implementation of assigned strategic plans and annual work plans relevant to conservation work in the Northwest contributing to the achievement of the goals and benchmarks in those plans. The focus will be on, but not limited to, the following issues: the conservation of key imperiled species such as the gray wolf, grizzly bear, sage grouse and wolverine and species listed under the ESA; the development of wildlife friendly renewable energy; predator coexistence initiatives, and national forest and other public land management planning and actions.

  Actively promote and expand Defenders’ work in the Northwest through best available science, field-based projects, the development and presentation of testimony and formal comments on select state and federal proposed wildlife and public lands management policies and media development. These tasks will be accomplished using a wide range of strategies including:

  Recommending litigation where appropriate and providing technical support

  Participating in direct and grassroots lobbying of the U.S. Congress and Washington State legislature and agencies

  Recommending and facilitating species restoration and reintroduction projects as appropriate

  Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships and partnerships with conservation partners, state and federal agencies and officials, Native American tribes and decision makers and other stakeholders.

  Work with private landowners and state and federal agencies to advance the conservation of state and federal ESA-listed species and candidate species.

  Serve as spokesperson for Defenders; represent Defenders and Defenders’ interests to the public, the media, and key decision-makers, and in working groups, committees, and processes.

  Inform the public and Defenders’ members on key issues through mailings, e-mail alerts, social media, blogs, dissemination of educational materials, and Defenders’ magazine.

  Work with Defenders’ national headquarters staff to provide information to members, foundations, and other donors, and help identify and develop potential sources of funding to support work activities and Defenders’ priorities.

  Identify key information relating to policy, strategy, and decision-making, and communicate it as appropriate and in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor and other relevant field and headquarters staff members.

  As needed, assist and advise the Director of the Northwest Program in problem-solving with regard to regional and national programs.

  Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in conservation biology, forest ecology, conservation planning, natural resources management, environmental planning, environmental or public policy,  or a related discipline in the natural resources discipline. Advanced degree preferred.

  Experience:  At least 4-5 years of experience with federal land use management and policy, conservation biology, endangered species policy, natural resources management or wildlife conservation policy.  Experience in fundraising and grant writing a plus.  An equivalent combination of demonstrated education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  Other:

  Ability to engage with leaders in the conservation community, federal and state agencies and other organizations.

  Ability to negotiate with senior level staff across organizations to reach agreements on complex broad policy issues; demonstrated ability to work productively in a lead role in coalitions of environmental organizations

  Ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities; to anticipate policy issues impacting wildlife and make recommendations to senior managers within Defenders and other organizations.

  Ability to elevate public awareness of issues and build a constituency for solutions.

  Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to conduct presentations for large and diverse audiences

  Ability to work independently to initiate project ideas as well as to manage them through to completion; track record and professional judgment to work independently and with minimal supervision

  Ability to work constructively as a member of a team;  excellent interpersonal skills and judgment with the ability to work productively with both colleagues and opponents

  Strong research and writing skills with attention to detail; excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities

  Ability to respond constructively to unexpected change; to exercise appropriate judgment in complex situations

  Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; some travel required

  Personal interest in and commitment to conservation

How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference Representative, Northwest Program position in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail at:

Nov 5 / BARD CEP

Environmental Policy Intern, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Massachusetts

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 15 hours/week

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy since our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. Intern hours are flexible, though a commitment of 15 or more hours a week is preferred.

Responsibilities: Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials. Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.

How to Apply: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to

Nov 5 / BARD CEP

Climate Program Intern, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Climate Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 3-month internship; Stipend might be available to defray some minor expenses

Application Deadline: Accepting now

Description: WRI’s International Climate Initiative seeks an independent, well organized and detail oriented intern to support the ACT 2015 project with research and administrative tasks. The project is currently in the process of releasing multiple research papers on different issues related to the 2015 climate agreement.  Many of the research findings will be shared at upcoming international climate change events. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in international climate change policy, contributing to research for the climate change negotiations and coordinating events that bring together international stakeholders.

This internship will work on the Act 2015 project: within WRI’s Climate Program. WRI’s Climate Program engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.

Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Peer review and research publication by organizing reviewer comments, tracking and documenting revisions, and coordinating copy-editing and design
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Conducting substantive  research for publications
  • Reviewing citations, UNFCCC submissions and negotiating text
  • Keeping up to date on UNFCCC activities, Party submissions and major events
  • Assisting in organizing and analyzing data
  • Writing, including blogs, bibliographies, drafting emails, position papers, and background documents
  • Logistical support including organizing multiple-day workshops in countries throughout the world. This may involve arranging a venue, catering, and translators, making travel reservations, overseeing trip logistics, liaising with the attendees or their staff, and processing reimbursement requests


  Current graduate student preferred, Bachelor’s Degree requiredExcellent research skills
  Extremely well organized and efficient
  Excellent writing skills
  Strong oral communications skills
  Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  Ability to present complex   information in a clear and concise manner
  Interest in and commitment to environmental issues and policy, particularly  in the international climate negotiations preferred
  Familiarity and experience with global climate politics and UNFCCC issues
  Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
  Ability to think creatively
  Flexibility and good sense of humor
  Highly responsible, self-motivated
  Professional and/or research experience in topics such as: climate change, global climate policy, climate finance, transparency and accountability, equity, international law, and compliance
  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team

How to Apply:  Apply online at Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.

Nov 4 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council – Rhode Island

Organization: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Hours and Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits.

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014

Description: The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is seeking a full-time program director to manage and oversee the council’s Greenway maintenance and planting program.  The program director will work in the field and in the office, and will hire and train a staff of River Rangers and manage volunteer groups to preserve the parks and bike path along the 7-mile Woonasquatucket River Greenway.

Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the Greenway maintenance program, including staff supervision and program evaluation; develop a landscape management and planting plan for the 7-mile path; complete monthly progress reports for federal billing purposes; oversee 8-week job training program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in landscape design or equivalent work experience; demonstrated management experience; proven organizational skills; experience with record keeping and reporting; experience managing projects and leading groups; some Spanish language skills preferred.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to or mail to 27 Sims Ave., Providence, RI 02909.

Nov 4 / BARD CEP

Director of Sustainability, University of Richmond – Virginia

Organization: University of Richmond

Position Title: Director of Sustainability

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Pay Grade 8 – To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond’s Compensation Structure.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the Director of Sustainability position. Building on a strong foundation of campus sustainability progress, the Director of Sustainability will convene diverse campus and community stakeholders in an effort to integrate the themes of sustainability, adaptation, and resilience into administrative, operational, and academic functions of the University. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Business and Finance with “dotted-line” responsibility to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and support to the University of Richmond community as it charts a far-reaching course for sustainability and pursues its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Achieving these goals will require the Director to possess excellent short and long-range strategic planning skills; stakeholder engagement capacities with a mind for inclusivity and community member empowerment; and innovative design, implementation, management and evaluation abilities.

Responsibilities: In collaboration with campus sustainability stakeholders, the Director will provide visionary leadership and guidance as the University integrates sustainability into short and long-range planning efforts. Core responsibilities include:

Visionary Leadership:
*  Collaborating with campus stakeholders to map the community’s assets and build and implement a cohesive new sustainability vision.
*  Serving as a catalyst for sustainability who facilitates the integration of sustainability into the roles and responsibilities of campus stakeholders.
* Supporting meaningful progress toward the University’s strategic sustainability goals, including its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
* Researching and maintaining a working knowledge of sustainability best practices, innovations, and lessons learned at peer and aspirant institutions.

Academic and Operational Integration, Cultural Change, and Educational Outreach:
* Providing support to faculty development of curricular initiatives that works to ensure that University of Richmond students are “sustainability literate.”
* Providing support to the University’s Facilities Division and other operational stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative solutions in the areas of procurement; waste management; energy and water management; building design, construction, and maintenance; dining; and transportation among others.
* Developing creative educational behavior change campaigns utilizing strategies such as community-based social marketing to expand sustainability awareness and grow a culture of sustainability.
* Collaborating with the Center for Civic Engagement to build a “living-learning program” that leverages the rich academic assets of the University by engaging faculty and students in research and hands-on learning rooted in issues directly affecting campus and the City of Richmond.
* Potentially instructing or co-instructing sustainability-focused courses (no more than one per year), and possibly serving as the academic supervisor for sustainability internships.

Initiative Management and Reporting:
* Creating communication strategies to promote broad awareness of sustainability and develop a University-wide process and organizational structure to support sustainability inquiry, change, and assessment.
* Managing the budget and operations of the Office of Sustainability, including its existing programs and student interns.
* Developing or adopting metrics, tracking progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of all campus sustainability initiatives to ensure the University is prepared to meet its goals and shift course where needed.
* Managing the Sustainability Internship Program and implementation of the Sustainability Internship Seminar aimed at providing students a background in sustainability and support for running campus based programs; and exploring opportunities for keeping intern alumni engaged.
* Completing and submitting STARS, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate action plan reports.
* Promoting the University’s sustainability programs to both internal campus constituencies and external audiences.


  • Master’s degree in environmental studies, policy, planning or science; architecture; landscape architecture; engineering; land use planning; or other relevant field or commensurate experience. PhD preferred.
  • At least five years of relevant experience. Seven or more years preferred. Experience in higher education sustainability administration preferred.

How to Apply: To apply visit

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental and Instituto de la Naturaleza y la Sociedad de Oaxaca A.C. – Mexico

Organization: Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental and Instituto de la Naturaleza y la Sociedad de Oaxaca A.C.

 Location: Mexico City, Mexico and Oaxaca, Mexico

Description: El Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental es una organización civil apartidista que promueve desde 1993 el derecho a un medio ambiente sano y la protección ambiental. Nuestro trabajo – sumado al de muchos otros actores– contribuye a la aplicación efectiva de la legislación, la mejora de las políticas públicas, el fortalecimiento de la legalidad y el Estado de Derecho. Todo esto con el propósito de lograr mejores condiciones de bienestar social en armonía con la naturaleza.

Nuestros principios son la justicia, la dignidad de la persona humana, el desarrollo sustentable, la honestidad y la excelencia profesional.

Description: The Institute of Nature and Society of Oaxaca (INSO) is a civil association founded in 1991 to support concerted and autonomous social welfare and ecological conservation initiatives in Oaxaca. Our work seeks new approaches to conservation, the investigation of the relationship between nature and society, and the recreation of alternative technologies. We combine  traditional wisdom and forms of community organization with modern knowledge and techniques.

Currently, our main project is Aguaxaca, which focuses on construction and contribution of theoretical and practical solutions to the serious problem of water scarcity and mismanagement that we suffer from in the Central Valleys.

Student Name and Class Year:  Thomas Alarcon, Class of 2014

*If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley,

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Air Environmental Analyst, Associated Electric Cooperative – Missouri

Organization: Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Position Title: Environmental Analyst – Air Emphasis

Location: Springfield, Missouri

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 875,000 customers. AECI’s mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members with the vision of being the nation’s lowest-cost wholesale power supplier.  AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking applicants for an Environmental Analyst in the Power Production Division.

Responsibilities: As part of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department, this position will be responsible for technical and regulatory support and analysis for our generation facilities with emphasis on air emissions.  This involves monitoring, reporting and analyzing regulations related to air emissions at AECI. Specific responsibilities will include permitting and compliance monitoring under the EPA Clean Air Act with particular attention to Titles I,  IV and Title V,  tracking and analysis of regulations related to air emissions and climate change,  New Source Review (NSR) analysis and a general knowledge of  Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS).  The position will require participation in plant compliance audits. This position requires overnight travel to regional power plants 20% of the time.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Bachelors degree in an applied science such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Ecology, or equivalent experience.  Candidates with emissions monitoring experience are preferred.  We are seeking an individual with strong computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong statistical/analytical background.

How to Apply: To apply for a position, please visit and complete your profile.  You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position.  Please also upload your most recent transcript when applying for this position.

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Environmental Advocates of New York – New York

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Legislative & Policy Intern, Spring 2015

Location: Albany, New York

Hours and Compensation: The spring internship runs from January through May. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.; unpaid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, we assure our interns that they will see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and will work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor committee meetings and session of the State Senate and Assembly.  There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.

Responsibilities: The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch and involvement in Congressional education and outreach.

Qualifications:  Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.

Contact Information:
Intern Coordinator
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Phone:(518) 462-5526

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst, Defenders of Wildlife – Washington, DC

Organization: Defenders of Wildlife

Position Title: Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives.  The program focuses on making implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and efficient at preventing extinctions and accelerating the recovery of listed species.  This work covers nearly every aspect of the ESA, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, and state-federal partnerships and relationships.  We seek an energetic, self-starter driven by opportunities to help apply science and policy to the design and implementation of creative but practical solutions to conserve endangered species within North America.  Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful.


  • Help bring policy and science together to create and implement a multi-year work plan to accelerate the recovery of over 200 ESA-listed species that have been identified as part of Defenders’ strategic planning goal for the Endangered Species Act.  This work will include: collaborating with federal and state wildlife agencies, federal departments, other Executive Branch offices including the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality, key Congressional staff members, and other environmental organizations to pursue conservation initiatives and agreements for targeted species; helping to secure federal and state funding to implement recovery actions; evaluating the biological status of species and the policy implications of wildlife agency proposals and actions; and tracking species status to ensure progress toward recovery.  Work will also include analyzing and preparing white papers on proactive and innovative ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ESA.
  • Help implement campaigns to improve ESA implementation nationally.  Campaigns include designing science-based systems to identify listed species for accelerated recovery assistance, improving recovery planning, creating incentives for state wildlife agencies and private landowners to help recover species, and increasing the transparency and accountability of ESA incidental take permitting and consultations.  This work will involve the use of technological advances in information management and communication to help decision-makers better understand how conservation actions impact species.
  • Track and analyze state and federal funding and spending patterns for ESA implementation.  Use results to advance Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy goals.
  • Provide scientific and policy research and analysis to support Defenders’ field conservation projects.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental science, or environmental policy.
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in wildlife conservation or environmental policy.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked on science and policy matters involving endangered species conservation at a state wildlife or federal natural resource agency or department.  Applicants should highlight any experience in applying scientific or policy analysis to the drafting and/or implementation of wildlife policies or regulations.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


  • Excellent research and writing skills.  Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze environmental policies and communicate your assessments clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
  • High aptitude for solving complex environmental problems and creative thinking.  Strong attention to detail.  Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies.  Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource and administrative procedure laws, as well as with the environmental policy development process within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
  • Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Self-starter with a flexible nature who knows when to seek direction.
  • High level of computer literacy.  Strong interest in using emerging software and other technology to improve implementation of endangered species conservation.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference “Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst” in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, salary history, and self-edited writing sample (up to 15 pages) to us via e-mail at:

Nov 2 / BARD CEP

Greenhouse Gas Project Manager, First Environment – New Jersey

Organization: First Environment

Position Title: Environmental Project Manager: Greenhouse Gas Management

Location: Boonton, Jew Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: First Environment, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm, is seeking an experienced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Professional to contribute to the continued growth and development of its GHG management consulting and verification practice.

Qualifications: Top-notch environmental consulting professionals who meet the following specifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Preference for lead verifiers with existing approval/certifications in the following programs:
    • Climate Action Reserve (particularly ozone depleting substances project types)
    • California Air Resources Board Mandatory GHG Reporting (ozone depleting substances and/or livestock project types)
    • Verified Carbon Standard
  • Preference for individuals with experience in:
    • GHG emission reduction project development, implementation, and/or validation/verification,
    • GHG methodology or protocol development,
    • GHG emissions inventory development,
    • GHG management and reduction strategies,
    • Regional, state, and federal GHG and/or renewable energy policy initiatives and markets.
  • 5 – 8 years of industry experience in the following:
    • Energy management and/or energy auditing,
    • Management of industrial gases such as CFCs, PFCs, and SF6
    • Hazardous waste management and disposal, and/or
    • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Math, Environmental Science, Policy, Economics, Law, Business or the Physical Sciences
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including client relations
  • Strong leadership skills, technical aptitude and proven project management capabilities.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Team player with a high degree of self motivation
  • Attention to detail, and commitment to quality

How to Apply: Please send your résumé by mail or e-mail to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Manager
91 Fulton Street
Boonton, NJ 07005


No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

Science and Policy Director, Heal the Bay – California

Organization: Heal the Bay

Position Title: Science & Policy Director

Location: Santa Monica, California

Hours and Compensation: $65,000 to $85,000 based on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Heal the Bay is a regional environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment.

Position Summary:
Heal the Bay is looking for a leader who is passionate about water quality, watershed health and ocean health, and who is committed to proactively improving Southern California’s environment. The Science and Policy Director will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and policy advocates to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.

The Science and Policy Director will provide strategic direction to department staff on research, policy and regulatory analysis, and legislative campaigns. They will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and in stakeholder groups – advocating for strong water quality and ocean health-related policies and regulations. Must be motivated, articulate, organized and a strong problem solver. Candidate must be able to apply technical expertise to solving environmental problems within the Santa Monica Bay watersheds and LA’s local coastal waters. A strong water quality, water supply and regulatory background with experience in the policy arena is preferred. A large focus of this position will be advocating for science-based integrated water management approaches to improving water quality. Coastal and ocean related policy experience is also a plus. Must have over five years of managerial experience. Heal the Bay offers a casual work environment and collegial atmosphere.

Responsibilities: Functions Include:
o Provide science, policy, and advocacy leadership on water quality and coastal resources issues that implement Heal the Bay’s strategic initiatives;
o Manage a team of six scientists and policy experts;
o Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, local and statewide decision-makers, advocacy groups, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
o Track specific water quality, water supply, and coastal and ocean health related policies, regulations, legislation and other issues at regional and state levels, and recommend Heal the Bay positions on these issues;
o Analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical, regulatory, and policy documents related to water quality, water supply, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Ensure that deadlines are met for written comments and other products;
o Conduct research and stay informed on policy efforts and scientific developments regarding water quality, water supply, integrated water management, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Develop and implement Heal the Bay campaigns to advance clean water, local water supply, and a vibrant coastal and ocean environment;
o Distill technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;
o Develop advocacy and communications materials (such as fact sheets, web content, policy briefs, newsletter articles, op-eds, etc.);
o Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings, stakeholder groups, media events and other forums;
o Develop policy brief topics and work with appropriate staff to conduct research and analysis and write issue papers;
o Work closely with other Heal the Bay department directors on inter-departmental projects and programs;
o Seek and manage project grants, including budget management and grant reporting;
o Lead weekly Science and Policy Department meetings and weekly meetings with individual department staff, as well as co-chair a quarterly Science and Policy Advisory Committee made up of Heal the Bay board members and other interested community members.

Qualifications: Experience and Skills Required:
o Passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and environmental health in the greater Los Angeles area;
o Strong technical background in environmental or related sciences, and 5+ years’ experience in environmental policy, water management, coastal and ocean management, or a related field required;
o Advanced degree is required;
o Broad understanding of scientific, regulatory and policy issues relating to water quality, water supply, watersheds, and coastal resources in Southern California, including the Clean Water Act, Porter Cologne Act, California Coastal Act, Marine Life Protection Act, Marine Life Management Act, CEQA and NEPA is required;
o Existing relationships with local and state decision-makers and environmental stakeholders preferred;
o Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and ability to inspire staff, volunteers, and partner groups about Heal the Bay’s science and policy work;
o Excellent written and oral communication skills;
o Ability to excel under pressure and meet deadlines, while balancing multiple projects;
o Excellent organizational, analytical, project management, problem solving, and communication skills;
o Ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, as a team player;
o Occasional evening and weekend work is required;
o Must have a valid driver’s license;
o Must love water and the ocean.

How to Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: to apply online.

No phone calls please.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

Program Officer for Zero Poaching, WWF – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Program Officer, Zero Poaching

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time; This is an 18 month position.

Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 30)

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer at our Washington, DC office. Under the supervision of Director, Species Conservation the Program Officer for Anti-poaching and Protected Area Management will be responsible for leading on the technical aspects of the Zero Poaching project, focusing on developing US leverage and partnerships.

Responsibilities: Project Leader: Leads, manages and provides overall direction to the Zero Poaching project. Responsible, in partnership with the Signature Program Facilitator, for the development and management of project work plans and budgets, as well as the successful implementation of the project. Leads on donor reporting and smaller grant development. Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action.


  • Facilitate the development of an anti-poaching framework;
  • Develop anti-poaching indicators;
  • Facilitate a network of regional enforcement experts;
  • Support and track the WWF uptake of SMART;
  • Develop innovative and scalable tools to incentivize improved anti-poaching;
  • Develop an approach to improve ranger employment and welfare conditions;
  • Form partnerships with US academic institutions on anti-poaching issues;
  • Enhance linkages between technology and anti-poaching;
  • Support the development, management and adoption of the Conservation Assured approach to protected area management.

Communications: Keeps abreast of the scientific literature, species conservation policies and conservation issues. Reviews publications and public material, including the website and donor/membership materials. Serves as a WWF spokesperson in media interviews, promotional events and in public fora.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field is preferred, such as natural resources management, protected area management, conservation criminology, or conservation policy.
  • Position requires at least four years of experience in anti-poaching, protected area management or criminology, or policing and an understanding of international conservation issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, budgeting, and monitoring donor compliance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zones.

How to Apply: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application Submit cover letter and resume to, job#15040 Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

California Divestment Coordinator, – California


Position Title: California Divestment Coordinator

Location: Bay Area, California

Hours and Compensation:  Part-time, 3 month  contract position, 20 hrs weekly with possible extension.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

Start Date:  December 1st (flexible)

Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled; begin the interview process by November 12th

Description: is looking for an experienced campaign coordinator excited to build, connect, and coordinate the grassroots fossil fuel divestment campaign to divest the State of California. The divestment movement is taking off in North America and globally, and we are looking to make California a flagship campaign in this effort. This is a part-time, 3 month position.

This person will work closely with our volunteer divestment campaign team (Fossil Free CA) in California to manage projects, coordinate and support routine meetings as well as initiate and support strategies for amplifying the divestment work across the state, engaging volunteers and building support for the campaign. This person will report directly to the National Community Divestment Campaign Manager at

Responsibilities: In slightly more detail, some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Research and develop California divestment strategies in coordination with the Fossil Free CA  coordination team
  • Support implementation of campaign opportunities, primarily a campaign launch
  • Convene regularly scheduled CA divestment coordination meetings, and organize followup.
  • Facilitate access to campaign materials and resources, answer basic questions about the campaign
  • Support and sometimes initiate project and event plans under the leadership of volunteer campaigners and in coordination with 350 National
  • Develop and manage the budget for key CA divestment projects, interface with vendors.
  • Organize monthly statewide conference calls and call followup
  • Organize orientation calls for new campaign members to plug them into work and give them general information about divestment and the campaign in coordination with volunteer development committee
  • Supervise campaign outreach in collaboration with Volunteer Development committee
  • Support the work of the Fossil Free CA committees, ensuring that the committees are staffed and functioning


  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills, work schedule flexibility, strong follow-through and attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Google Documents, Google Hangouts, and conference call software
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and volunteers
  • Familiarity with community engagement techniques and experience with group facilitation
  • Volunteer engagement experience
  • Sincere commitment to volunteer leadership; must be willing and eager to listen to and respect volunteers
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing political climate and recognize moments of opportunity for campaign growth

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Community or political organizing experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders, and with both grassroots groups and organizations
  • Experience working with labor and pension groups

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

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send your CV and letter of interest to, with California Divestment Coordinator in the subject line. We hope to begin the interview process by November 12th, but this position is open until filled.

Oct 29 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Program Director, Media Matters for America – Washington, DC

Organization: Media Matters for America

Position Title: Climate and Energy Program Director

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Media Matters for America — a progressive, Washington, D.C-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media — seeks a Climate and Energy Program Director.  This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office. Applicants must be prepared to relocate if not living within commuting distance of downtown D.C.


  • Content Generation:The Climate and Energy Program Director generates ideas for content on media coverage of environmental issues — everything from correcting poor reporting to criticizing lack of reporting — as well as approves or rejects pitches for content from the other two Climate and Energy Researchers. S/he either researches and writes these blogs/items or assigns a Researcher to this task. The Director also oversees long-term projects studying media coverage quantitatively.
  • Outreach:The Director conducts outreach with environmental groups and energy businesses that share our values, ensuring that these groups are aware of how Media Matters can help them and collaborating with them on research projects, actions, and conferences. The Director also represents Media Matters at conferences, at panels, and in approved interviews with the media to discuss our work.
  • Management:The Director supervises two Researchers, assigning them work, developing and their talent, and approving requests for time off.
  • Editing:The Director edits all work related to energy and environment issues, even when written by other teams. Editing entails not only checking for spelling, grammar and style but also ensuring that all content conveys a compelling message and maintains strict accuracy.
  • Donor Relations:The Director aids our fundraising team by editing our grant reports and joining calls and meetings with donors.


  • Minimum of 4-8 years of experience in progressive politics or media, with at least a year focusing on environmental issues
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Environmental Science or related disciplines
  • Familiar with and interested in climate and energy issues, particularly federal policies related to these issues
  • Strong contacts in the environmental community are preferred but not required
  • Creative self-starter with a demonstrated penchant for taking initiative
  • Ability to plan and manage long-term projects under a deadline
  • Ability to quickly research and write grammatical, accurate and compelling stories
  • Experience pitching ideas for online or print content is preferred but not required
  • Management experience preferred, but not required
  • Technology
  • Computer-savvy individual who is able to pick up new technology quickly
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience creating charts, videos and graphics is helpful but not required

How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter in plain text or PDF format to No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.

Oct 29 / BARD CEP

Ecology and Energy Policy Intern, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America – Washington, DC

Organization: Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

Position Title: Ecology and Energy Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $500/month stipend

Application Deadline: November 16, 2014

Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 29 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts.

The HBF offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas.

Interns are recruited year-round on a rolling basis for the Washington, DC office. The internship requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) for the period of at least 3 but no more than 6 months. Part-time internships are also possible for applicants from the DC metro area or part-time students. An intern’s duties generally consist of administrative work, program coordination, research, editing and writing. The HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 500.- for a full-time commitment (proportionally less for a part-time internship).

The intern will be considered to be a full member of the HBF team. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of both internal events and a wide variety of external political events and policy meetings in Washington, DC organized by Think Tanks, NGOs and government entities.


Research assistance – working together with our program officers – researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office – collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops – monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office’s work – editing and proof reading of publications – attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences – if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article

Administrative duties and responsibilities – providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops – answering telephones – responding to information inquiries – updating and managing of the office database – follow up and event documentation

Qualifications: At least 2 years of college/university – proven excellent research, writing and editing skills – strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail – creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible – a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation – commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months – experience in the desired project area – proficiency of English – experience with MS Office.

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send your resume along with a cover letter stating which program you are applying to and describing your motivation for interning with us. Send your application to Lauren Edwards by e-mail at

We also accept applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. Please indicate your program area of interest and your availability. You will be kept on file until the next opening becomes available. To accommodate the visa application process, we fill our internship positions a minimum of three months in advance of their start dates.

Other materials such as references, letters of recommendation, transcripts etc. may be requested later on and do not need to be included in your application. If you do not receive confirmation email within 2 business days of sending your application, please resubmit your cover letter and resume via e-mail or regular mail.

Application advice – please submit your application in English – please adhere to common application standards in the US, e.g., resume should be one page, maximum two pages if you are mid-career; cover letter no longer than one page with correct address and contact information.

Oct 28 / BARD CEP

Country Experts on Low-Carbon Technologies, Transcarbon International – Various Latin America

Organization: Transcarbon International

Position Titles:

Mexico Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies
Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies based in Caribbean or Central America
Colombia Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies
Brazil Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies

Location: Various, Latin America (Mexico City, Port-au-Prince, Bogota, Sao Paulo)

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Transcarbon International Corporation, founded in Silicon Valley in 2006 by Sébastien Raoux, is an independent consulting firm assisting the private sector, the public sector, the voluntary sector, and civil society in implementing sustainable development practices, including climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. Our leadership combines extensive experience in environmental sustainability —particularly in the areas of climate change, energy, and clean technologies—, as well as in business, legal, and public policy consulting. We serve our clients worldwide from our offices in the United States of America and Argentina, with Transcarbon Africa Middle East S.A.R.L based in Morocco and providing services in Africa and the Middle East.

Transcarbon International is currently receiving applications for a position of Country Expert on Low Carbon Technologies for Mexico. The successful candidate will provide LCT technical assistance and also work with various stakeholders, engaging with local resources and technology marketplace players, to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of deals, business plans, and operations in Mexico. The expert would be initially committed as a part-time consultant.


  1. Must be permanently based in country specific to job selected for and be willing to travel occasionally within the country and internationally as it may be required.
  2. Outstanding academic and technical credentialsare essential. Must have an advanced degree inEngineering and/or Business and at least 10 years of relevant work experience, including:

– substantial local business experience working with or for the technology industry and solid knowledge regarding the leading businesses and the technology market in post country;

– specific knowledge of low carbon technologies and relevant institutions, as well as of the policies, laws and regulatory framework applicable to climate change and low carbon technology transfer in post country;

  1. Strong work ethicsand superb communication skills. Oral fluency and superior written skills in both Spanish or French or Portuguese (depending on job applied for) and English are a must.

Applications from suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged.

How to Apply: Candidates should send their resumes or CVs in English IMMEDIATELY, indicating nationality/ies, place of permanent residence, and availability to be interviewed to

Oct 28 / BARD CEP

Senior Program Associate, Institute for Market Transformation – Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Market Transformation

Position Title: Senior Program Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Senior Program Associate to lead our work in the District of Columbia on green building policy and implementation of market transformation programs for energy efficiency in buildings. This is an exceptional opportunity to work at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate, energy and urban challenges.

The role calls for a balance of project management and relationship skills, as the Sr. Program Associate will interface with key influencers and decision-makers in DC. She/he will work closely with: the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), city government (e.g. the District Department of the Environment and DC City Council), the real estate sector, and other community partners (e.g. Downtown BID). Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across organizations. In addition, this role requires flexibility and strong organizational skills, as the individual will concurrently work on a range of projects and initiatives.

This position will report to the IMT Program Director for Commercial Real Estate Engagement. This is a Senior Program Associate Position:

  • Mid-level position.
  • A few years of experience in energy efficiency or related field.
  • Specific experience with utilities and/or energy efficiency policy
  • Strong research, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Contributes significantly to one or more programs, and assumes responsibility for DC work and the growing body of work on the intersection of IMT’s work and utility program implementation.


  • Coordinate IMT’s market transformation initiatives with the DCSEU, and serve as primary project liaison to the DCSEU and to other key local partners such as the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and DC Council.
  • Develop and manage a detailed work plan for market transformation activities within the DCSEU.
  • Build relationships within the DCSEU, the city government, and with key stakeholders and partners in the community.
  • Work in conjunction with IMT’s COO and Program Directors to develop suggestions for new market transformation projects in the District of Columbia.
  • Co-author documents including white papers, articles, letters, proposals, blogs, and fact sheets.
  • Assist in ensuring appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with IMT, the DCSEU and other partners related to market transformation activities in the District.
  • Coordinate efforts with stakeholders and partners at the local, regional, and national levels, as needed. Stakeholders may include academic partners, regional energy efficiency organizations, nonprofits or other companies, and federal agencies.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to the DCSEU, DDOE and other funding and project partners.
  • Conduct basic analysis on data sets related to real estate and energy metrics, as well as the economic and energy impact of work performed, as applicable.
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as taking meeting minutes and drafting summary reports.


•  Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, architecture, economics, business, political science, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate.

•  Four or more years of post-college work experience.

•  Demonstrated success in collaborating successfully with diverse stakeholders to achieve goals.

•  Ability to problem solve and influence decision-making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.

•  Proven ability to manage several projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

•  A self-starter with the ability to see and pursue opportunities.

•  Experience with public policy analysis and research.

•  Strong writing and oral communication skills.

•  Interest in energy efficiency, green building, and related policy issues.

•  Comfortable with public speaking in varied settings, ranging from working groups to conferences.

•  Experience living and working in Washington, DC is strongly desired.

•  Experience with utility program implementation is strongly desired.

How to Apply: To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to Please write “Senior Program Associate: DC & Utility Issues” in the subject line.

Oct 27 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Bank Information Center – Washington, DC

Organization: Bank Information Center

Position Title: Climate Change Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Duration is four months (flexible), 3 to 4 days a week, starting as soon as possible; unpaid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: We are looking for a smart, dynamic individual who can help develop a strategy for engagement with World Bank, Governments and CSO partners to strengthen the Climate Change agenda with the World Bank, as part of the Safeguard Policies review process.

The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to climate change, multilateral institutions, development, international human rights, and environment. The intern will communicate with World Bank officials, along with environment and social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.


•  Work with BIC staff to develop a strategy for engagement with the World Bank on Climate Change

•  Identify and communicate with civil society groups in partner countries who are concerned with issues of climate change at the World Bank

•  Develop a system of communication with partners and relevant staff at the World Bank

•  Update BIC website with accurate information about World Bank and Climate Change


•  Strong research skills

•  Interest in climate change

•  Comfortable communicating with high-level officials

•  Self-starter

•  Familiarity with some of the following issues: climate change, environmental assessment, forests, oceans.

•  Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

How to Apply: Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this internship and 1-2 page resume to Write “Climate Change Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Oct 27 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Environmental Working Group – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Working Group

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; unpaid

Application Deadline:

Summer Term (mid/late May through August): Deadline March 31st

Fall Term (September through late December): Deadline August 15th

Spring Term (mid January through mid May): Deadline November 19th

Description: EWG seeks a Government Affairs intern to help shape policy that will protect public health and the environment on a broad range of issues.

Issues include:

•  Toxics. Reforming chemical policy to ensure that chemicals are safe for children before they enter the market by strengthening the Toxic Substances Control Act, removing jet fuel from drinking water and hazardous chemicals from consumer products, and promoting safer alternatives.

•  Farm Bill.  Passing a fair and equitable Farm Bill that achieves greater equity in the distribution of taxpayer benefits, significantly increases conservation funding to address unintended environmental impacts of agricultural production, and meaningfully addresses concerns about renewable energy, organic agriculture, crop insurance and disaster payments, and nutrition.

•  Natural Resources.  Protecting Western public lands, including National Parks, Monuments and other areas that are currently threatened by significant increases in metal mining and natural gas drilling activity.

•  Energy Policy and Global Warming.  Promoting renewable energy polices that ensure that we address our energy and global warming issues wisely.  Areas that EWG has been active in include biofuels and nuclear power.


•  Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues.

•  Draft materials for dissemination to Congress and coalition partners.

•  Attend Capitol Hill hearings and events.

•  Disseminate EWG materials.

•  Support for legislative and Capitol Hill database.


•  Demonstrated interest in environmental, public health and governmental affairs issues preferred.

•  Excellent research and writing skills.

•  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

•  Detail oriented.

•  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and internet research.

How to Apply: Applicants must send resume and cover letter including the title of the specific internship to which they are applying and their approximate start date to Scott Mallan at Position is available in our DC office only.

Oct 26 / BARD CEP

Low-Emissions Development Strategy Advisor, Winrock International – Malawi

Organization: Winrock International

Position Title: Low-Emissions Development Strategy Advisor

Location: Malawi

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Winrock is seeking Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) Advisor candidates for the USAID-funded program entitled Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM). The program is focused on advancing Malawi’s low-emissions development through a suite of nationally-focused policy and capacity efforts coupled with site-based efforts to reduce deforestation and improve land management.  The goal of the project is to assist in ensuring that Malawi’s forest and soil resources are managed more efficiently, equitably, and sustainably. The program is expected to work at the regional, government and community levels, and will involve broad-based policy dialogue and technical capacity building. Winrock is responsible for leading PERFORM’s work on assisting Malawi to develop a low-emissions monitoring and analysis system. The Advisor will play a key role in supporting this work and toward ensuring PERFORM delivers lasting results with respect to Malawi’s low-emissions analysis and investment priorities.  The LEDS Advisor will be embedded within the Environmental Affairs Department and will coordinate very closely with Department personnel on a day to day basis. The LEDS position will work in close association with Winrock’s USA-based technical experts in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and mitigation analysts. The position will also be responsible for working with EAD to track and pursue opportunities for Malawi to access funding, including the development of public-private partnerships.


•  Lead and coordinate Low Emission Development work taking place under the PERFORM project

•  Support and facilitate improved coordination among Government of Malawi departments for the effective implementation of a national GHG inventory

•  Develop and implement GHG Inventory capacity building, communication, and outreach efforts

•  Assist EAD (GoM Environmental Affairs Department) to develop their capacity to compile, analyze, and conduct quality control and assessments of greenhouse gas accounting information and

•  Assist in the development of an annual training program to promote coordination and build understanding of issues surrounding GHG inventory development and monitoring

•  Develop GHG Inventory capacity-building plans specific to Malawian context. Given their overwhelming contribution to total GHG emissions in Malawi, the agricultural and forestry sectors are particularly high priority sectors.

•  Develop and adapt training GHG inventory and Low Emission Development materials for use in Malawi.

•  Pursue opportunities for sharing LEDS information with regional programs

•  Assist in the development of a GHG Management System

• Assist Winrock’s technical team and EAD to develop sector specific protocols for data collection, management and storage for priority sectors

•  Together with Winrock’s technical team, train government ministry staff in GHG data collection and baseline establishment

•  Support GoM in Low Emissions Development planning

•  Assist EAD to assess LED, GHG mitigation, and climate change adaptation options

•  Together with PERFORM team, develop and implement capacity building efforts on the use of selected LEDS planning tools

•  Develop tools and/or analytics that can aid in attracting and tracking finance and investment opportunities from public or private sources

•  Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office.

•  Establish contacts with partners and clients to ensure coordinated implementation of project activities and represent the Winrock Team at key meetings.

•  Work closely with Winrock’s USA-based technical team


Education: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) required in environmental policy, environmental economics, forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, natural science, sustainable development, climate change related fields or other relevant international development field.

Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of Malawi’s forestry and agricultural sectors and climate change policies
  • Minimum five years of combined experience working in forestry, environmental and economic policy, climate change policy, environmental and/or climate change finance, GHG emission accounting, and/or Low Emission Development Strategies.
  • Extensive experience developing training programs and working to build institutional capacity of government counterparts at the national and/or local level
  • Proven understanding of GHG inventories and management systems
  • Familiarity with international climate change policy and financing
  • Experience in development of private-public partnerships (preferred)


  • Proven ability to successfully work with key forestry and agricultural sector government agencies, institutes, NGOs and experts (Malawian experience preferred)
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions to forest management issues.
  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases).
  • Experience in Malawi (preferred) or surrounding countries
  • Fluency and/or familiarity of Chichewa (desired)

How to Apply: Apply at the Winrock International careers website.