Working for the GCCA
The Global Call for Climate Action was founded in 2008 as a not for profit registered in Quebec, Canada. TckTckTck represents an unprecedented network of more than 450 nonprofit organizations led by GCCA. Our shared mission is:
The Global Call for Climate Action harnesses the respective strengths of hundreds of faith, development, environment, youth, labour and other civil society organizations to achieve a world safe from runaway climate change.
The GCCA connects organizations from across the globe to build their individual and collective capacity to communicate the urgency of climate change, campaign on the solutions before us and to mobilize the pubic in support of strong, equitable government action at the national and international levels.
The staff of GCCA work from hub or home offices all around the globe. We connect virtually through email, skype, conference call, twitter, yammer and of course phone. GCCA is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, genders, and ethnicity. If you have a passion for steering the world away from climate catastrophe you are the right applicant!
Interns & Volunteers
GCCA utilizes the skills and energy of volunteers and interns in our work predominately in social media and web support. If you have some unique skills that you would like to hone, please drop us a line with your CV. We will also post any available volunteer or intern positions as they become available.
Reporting to: Angelique Orr (Partnership Director)
Duration of contract: 1 year, full time (flexible working requests considered)
Location: Flexible, within Europe
Background / purpose to this post
2015 is a really important year for public mobilisation on climate change. The Paris UN Climate Conference (COP21) is a major global moment for the movement and the world. At best, the outcome of Paris can cement the shift away from fossil fuels and toward climate-resilient societies. Whatever happens in Paris, the movement must emerge stronger and more energised as we move into 2016 and beyond. At GCCA we know that people power can be a game-changer – its one of few variables capable of shifting politics at the scale required. This role will help us support our partner network in their efforts to mobilise publics in the run up to, during and after the Paris COP. It will focus on supporting campaigning efforts in Europe, and the post-holder will also help ensure linkage to the movement and our partners globally.
Working for GCCA
The GCCA Secretariat Team is composed of around 20 people based in 11 countries around the world. We operate as a supportive and dynamic virtual team. The secretariat team comes together on a monthly video call, and usually once a year in a staff retreat. This post is in the Partnership and Outreach Team, which is responsible for engagement and support of our partner network, supporting their efforts to mobilise publics for climate action.
- Support the development and delivery of partner-led national campaign strategies in the run up to / beyond Paris COP21 (inc coalition efforts, specific campaigns or initiatives)
- Help ensure dialogue, connection and joint strategies between national efforts for maximum impact at European and global level
- Act as coordinator and facilitator at distance and in face-to-face movement meetings. Lead and participate in working groups – convene, chair calls, attend relevant meetings
- Partner engagement and support – build and maintain relationships with existing and potential partners, supporting their efforts to mobilise their constituency on climate change (with a focus on specific groups / audiences such as youth, faith, union movement)
- Contribute to the development of plans and strategies for the climate movement for 2016+
- Support the development and delivery of GCCA’s ‘national iconic campaigns’ in 1-2 countries, as agreed with Partnership Director
- Develop and deliver capacity building efforts with specific groups and /or in defined countries to support campaigning in the run up to Paris and beyond
- Lead on specific projects related to partner support / outreach or national campaign support, as defined by Partnership Director.
- Represent the GCCA at selected meetings and public events, as agreed
- Play a full and active role in the Partnership and Outreach Team and GCCA Secretariat Team
- Participate in Monitoring and Evaluation efforts for GCCA including production of regular activity and impact reports.
Required skills and experience
- Minimum 5 years experience of working within campaigning and public mobilisation field
- Excellent communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English
- First-class project management skills with focus on delivering results
- Experienced campaign strategist – ability to lead on / convene planning with others
- Experience of leading / working within campaign networks and coalitions, particularly in Europe.
- Strong interpersonal skills; develops strong relationships with people of diverse backgrounds. A good listener.
- Strong team-player with ability to show leadership in complex and challenging environment
- Capable of strong independent judgement and manages own workload
- Knowledge and understanding of climate movement and related international politics
- Experience of working across different cultures to support campaigning development and delivery
- Additional languages (French, Spanish, German) desirable
GCCA offers a competitive salary package, based on experience.
This post requires some international and domestic travel, to participate in (internal as well as external) meetings and workshops.
The GCCA is proud to consider flexible working requests (please outline any requests in your application letter).
Location: within Europe, flexible according to circumstances.
The post-holder will secure and organise office space and facilities required to undertake the job, and will supply their own equipment. Reasonable expenses for office space, communications, equipment, and supplies will be reimbursed based on an expense claims and submission of receipts.
If you wish to apply please send a CV and maximum 1-page letter explaining why you are right for this role to Angelique Orr by Sunday 10th May (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online video based interviews will be held w/b 18th May.