Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute based in London. Our mission is to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.
Chatham House is embarking on new phases of two programmes of work, focused on Forest Governance and the Circular Economy respectively, starting this April. Our work on the Circular Economy, will focus on switching to circular value chains, by engaging with first and second tier suppliers in the textiles and plastics industries. This work is part of an EU consortium, where Chatham House’s role will involve mapping and analysing the policy and regulatory environments that offer opportunities and barriers to change. Our work on Forest Governance, is aimed at informing the next 10 years of UK government funding via the Forest Governance Markets and Climate mechanism. The programme of work will focus on three tropical forest countries – Brazil, Indonesia and the DRC – building on decades of Chatham House work estimating levels of illegality in the timber trade.
We are recruiting a Consultant who will support country partners in research and convening around key topics such as the impacts of market-based approaches, land-use and livelihoods in the forest sector. The consultant will deliver the following:
Managing communication between the Forest Governance team and project partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Brazil, including drafting and reviewing partner agreements, managing payments, following up on deliverables and providing other administrative support. Communication with partners in DRC and Brazil will utilise French, English and Portuguese.
Providing research support to the Forest Governance team in French and English, on the impacts of market-based approaches aimed at promoting the legal timber trade on forests, land-use and livelihoods, and approaches that could improve future international cooperation.
Providing research support for the design and implementation of research events, including country workshops, and an international workshop focused on forests & COP26, for the Forest Governance project.
Overseeing the drafting, editing and publication process for articles to be published on the Forest Governance microsite by country partners, and contributing to the writing of articles where needed.
Providing research support for the mapping and analysis of existing economic, business and environment policy and regulatory frameworks in project target countries, including within textiles and garments and/or plastics and plastics packaging value chains, for the MAVA/UNIDO projects.
May-September 2021: Mapping and analysis of policies within the textiles and garments and/or plastics and plastics packaging value chains for the UNIDO project.
May 2021-April 2022: Mapping and analysis of economic, business and environment policy and regulatory frameworks in project target countries for the MAVA project.
April 2021-April 2022: Managing country partner communication, providing research support including the publication of website articles for the Forest Governance project, and supporting the planning and convening of international events.
Heating Campaign Coordinator, CAN Europe
Position:Heating Campaign CoordinatorDuty Station:EuropeDeadline for Application:31 March 2021
Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an NGO or network coordination environment;
Experience in developing and implementing campaign communications strategies and delivering impact campaigns across different platforms and channels;
Knowledge and/or experience in producing content, identifying new communication tools, trends and techniques
Knowledge and understanding of policy development related to heating, energy efficiency and/or renewable energy at the European and national level;
Familiarity with broader climate policies at the European and national level;
Experience of working in a very diverse environment, where multiple perspectives need to be aligned;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Web and social media savvy
Experience with presentations to external audiences;
Ability to set priorities, manage diverse tasks and meeting deadlines;
Experience of working in an NGO network an asset, understanding challenges of working in a diverse NGO network a must;
Experience with working in a team, while being able to work independently.
The European Climate Foundation is seeking an IT Manager, Strategic Communications team; to apply, you must be located in Europe.
Application Deadline: until suitable applicant is found
At least 8 years’ relevant work experience and education or professional training, or extensive relevant experience in operationally deploying IT systems
Strategic thinking and the ability to scope, design and implement robust IT solutions for remote international teams;
Service orientation and the ability to identify and articulate IT business needs in collaboration with colleagues;
Excellent technical familiarity with configuring and deploying common online communications tool suites, with basic development skills a plus;
The drive to innovate and streamline systems, and the ability to creatively solve problems;
Excellent communication skills in English (both spoken and written), other languages a plus;
The versatile and adaptable skills necessary to flourish in a fast-paced and wide-ranging work environment where remote work is the norm;
An ability to take responsibility and work with minimal oversight;
The disposition to work generously with colleagues in an international, multicultural community of peers, and the ability to work across international norms and values;
A significant interest in climate and the environment;
A passion for excellence.
A track record of managing effective IT support to international teams based in multiple countries;
A strong practical understanding of the challenges and solutions around online security;
Experience managing external service providers and/or a small team.
Flexible work location with occasional international travel (COVID-permitting).
Candidates must be located in Europe.
We may be able to provide co-working spaces in some locations.
Only candidates with the right to work in their location will be considered.