EECCA Field Organizer – must be based in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia region

Organization: 350.org
Closing date: 21 Oct 2016

350.org is looking for a passionate and skilled field organizer to mobilize partners and activists on the ground for the Cities for Life campaign and other activities of 350.org in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia region. They will be responsible for and ensuring the implementation of campaign and other 350.org activities in the region.

About 350.org

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

About the EECCA Field Organizer Position:

The EECCA Field Organizer will implement the ‘Cities for Life’ campaign in the region, together with the rest of the EECCA team. The Cities for Life (CfL) campaign aims to mobilize both grassroots groups and local administrations to adopt climate mitigation and adaptation measures at the municipal level. The field organizer is responsible mainly for:

  • Building and keeping up an active network of partners and activists in the region to support the campaign goals,
  • Coordinating on the ground related to CfL and other 350.org activities including Days of Action (DoA) and rapid response situations, with support from the EECCA Campaigner, EECCA Digital campaigner and other relevant 350.org teams and departments.
  • Devising and delivering creative campaign events and actions, in partnership with a diverse range of partners and groups
  • Leading and running training programs with design help from 350.org Trainings team.
  • Helping recruit volunteers and/or short term contractors for specific campaign, training or DoA related activities in the region.
  • Supporting the team in ensuring effective, inspiring communications in the Russian language.

In addition to the main responsibilities, the Field Organizer will:

  • Help develop further campaign strategy and goals together with the rest of the EECCA team.
  • Suggest and develop potential topics for communications and digital outreach (extreme weather events, frontline climate justice issues, solidarity opportunities with other climate justice groups), help frame developments on the ground for traditional and social media use.
  • Be a strong and active member of the EECCA Team: provide general support for the EECCA Campaigner and the EECCA Digital Campaigner when needed.
  • Participate in 350.org team calls actively and take part in discussions of global campaigns to input regional consideration into their design and decide upon the scope of regional involvement.
  • Use global campaigns as a chance to educate local public and scale up local movements.

Required skills and competencies

  1. Strong motivation to help solving global climate change by building a people-led / grassroots movement in EECCA region.
  2. First class interpersonal skills – able to relate well to individuals from a range of backgrounds
  3. Understanding and experience of social change and movement building, on climate or other issues in EECCA region (at least three years of experience)
  4. Experience devising and delivering trainings and supporting volunteers / activists on climate change or other issues
  5. Excellent team working skills
  6. Ability to work independently and to on your own initiative, with remote support
  7. Strong organisational and project management skills
  8. Creative approach to campaign actions, events and workshops
  9. Fluent spoken and written Russian and English, other regional languages an advantage.
  10. Strongly grounded in the values of non-violence, participation and empowerment.
  11. Some background knowledge on climate change, environment protection, and regional politics.

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.

Position Type: This is a part-time position (working approximately 60%)

Application Deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of October 19, this job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

Start Date: November 1 (flexible)

Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

Location: This position can be based anywhere in the EECCA region, but requires good internet connection.

How to apply:

Please apply at this link: http://grnh.se/qnk2gs1

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