Marine Geoengineering Working Group Coordinator
The Hands Off Mother Earth! (HOME) Alliance is seeking an enthusiastic Marine Geoengineering Working Group Coordinator who is eager to work in a global alliance dedicated to advocating against geoengineering. The HOME Alliance is the driving force behind an the emerging movement that is fighting the growing threat of the large-scale technological manipulation of the climate and biodiversity. It is an international civil society network with allies in the Global South and North.
As the Marine Geoengineering Working Group Coordinator, you will help to achieve the strategic goals of HOME’s Marine Geoengineering Working Group, through developing an in-depth critique of marine geoengineering, undertaking capacity building activities for HOME members, and participating in policy-related discussions and processes. You will also contribute to strengthening the HOME Alliance overall, and to delivering its strategic goals through the efforts of the Marine Working Group. You will be supported by and closely collaborate with the HOME Coordinator and Core Team in order to carry out the role.
Role: Part-time Marine Geoengineering Working Group Coordinator, 16 hours per week.
Location: The candidate can be based anywhere in the world, though the Global South is preferable. Access to a fast and reliable internet connection is required.
Contract period: As soon as possible until 31 December 2024, with the possibility of an extension.
The main responsibilities will include:
- Developing and implementing an organisational and advocacy strategy for the Marine Geoengineering Working Group.
- Collaborating with other HOME Working Groups, the Core Team and the Steering Committee.
- Coordinating the production of communications materials and other publications on marine geoengineering.
- Coordinating an in-person Working Group meeting and occasional (virtual) capacity-building and knowledge-sharing sessions.
- Facilitating the participation of HOME Alliance members in the Working Group, and organising monthly online planning meetings.
The successful candidate will:
- Have experience of coordinating a small team and/or project management.
- Be committed to advocating for climate justice and have some experience of working within social movements and civil society alliances.
- Have an understanding and ideally experience of organisational development and strategy implementation in civil society alliances.
- Have good background knowledge of policies and governance relating to oceans, biodiversity, and climate change.
- Be comfortable working remotely and as part of an international team, covering different time zones.
- Be self-motivated, able to independently manage your workload, and have good time management skills.
- Be able to travel internationally (approx. 1-2 times a year) for regional or international events.
- Be fluent in English; knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
- (Desirable) Have a general understanding of international fora concerning the oceans and climate change.
- (Desirable) Have budget management and fundraising skills.
How to apply
Applicants can send:
- A max. 300 word statement explaining why you want the job,
- and a CV (with two references)
DEADLINE: Open until the position has been filled.
HOME is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from diverse and underrepresented groups. HOME strives for gender and regional diversity in its staffing and representation.
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to provide a writing sample. The Steering Committee will review candidates on a case by case basis.