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.
JOB TITLE: Campaign Strategist (Brazil)
LOCATION: Brazil (location flexible, São Paulo preferred)
DEADLINE: Open until filled
START DATE: As soon as possible
JOB TYPE: DURATION: 6-month(extension desirable, contingent on funding)
HOURS: 40 per week (full time)
Are you a natural born campaigner and passionate about climate justice? Are you committed to seeing major changes happen now (not just 30 years from now)? Are you convinced such changes require the support of actors outside the climate / NGO bubble?
If you answer ‘yes’ to all three and are excited by the prospect of working with an international team of professionals who share these qualities, we want to hear from you.
The Global Call for Climate Action’s (GCCA) mission is to empower and mobilize people from all walks of life for a world safe from dangerous climate change. Our vision is a world in which all people thrive in fair, sustainable, and resilient communities, made possible by a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuel emissions and other carbon pollution.
GCCA’s strategy for the 2016-20 period aims to achieve an exponential impact in the number of people joining the climate community for the first time through targeted communications and campaigns that work with people’s existing motivations, interests and existing affinity ties. Through a growing network of ‘new entrants’ – affinity groups with large, existing bases and high potential to shift climate related policy decisions – and partnerships with organizations inside and outside of the climate community, GCCA will tailor campaigns to new entrants’ specific interests, culture and narrative frames, offering their supporters opportunities to deepen their affinity ties through climate action.
The GCCA was founded in 2007 to support a network of climate campaigning partners, now including more than 470 organizations. The GCCA is a trusted collaborator in the international climate movement with a proven track record in support of major global moments. Its flagship communications platform, The Tree, has helped change the way people talk about climate change by spreading stories of evidence-based climate solutions since 2011. In 2015, it served a network of more than 2,500 influential communicators in nine strategic countries/regions and five languages.
JOB PURPOSE: The role will lead GCCA’s identification and selection of campaign actions and related new entrant partners in Brazil, as well as on the delivery of those campaigns and the development and maintenance of relations with partners and allies for that purpose.
Reports to GCCA’s Executive Director. No staff reporting to this post but the post-holder may need to manage / oversee external contractors on occasion.
• Lead the wider GCCA team in the identification and selection of new campaign actions and related new entrant partners in Brazil, and provide strategic advice on the framing and delivery of these campaigns;
• Coordinate Brazilian campaign actions on behalf of GCCA – including the national elements of global campaign actions such as the “Unmask my City” initiative focused on solutions to urban air pollution in support of the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and its member organisations. This role includes:
• Leadership in design and planning strategic campaign actions jointly with relevant new entrant partners, including organising, leading and/or participating in virtual and in-person meetings as necessary;
• Coordination of the virtual GCCA team assembled to support delivery of campaign actions;
• Representation and relationship management vis a-vis GCCA’s campaign partners and allies in Brazil;
• Operational tasks required to support campaign execution;
• Responsibility for impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and; o Budget management, as required;
• Participate in regular GCCA team meetings, and attend external meetings and networking events relating to this role, potentially including international events outside of your home country, as agreed;
• Provide input and advice to the Executive Director and other GCCA team members,as relevant on the range of issues relating to GCCA’s strategy and operations; impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation; marketing and fundraising, as required.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
• Strong judgment about high-impact campaigning, with a good nose for new forces and compelling stories with potential to transform current policy debates and climate politics;
• Demonstrable strong management and leadership competencies including motivating, developing and supporting others;
• Expert knowledge and experience of Brazilian climate politics, strategic communications for campaigns, and/or digital campaigning tools and techniques;
• A demonstrated track record of at least five years in hands-on, campaigns strategy
• Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload, and to prioritise and
respond to a fast moving agenda as / when opportunities arise;
• High levels of creativity, and innovative problem-solving;
• Presence and judgment required to effectively represent and build GCCA’s profile
and key external relationships locally and nationally in Brazil, including excellent negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to develop good working relationships both internally, with colleagues, and externally, with people from all walks of life;
• Native fluency in Brazilian Portuguese and professional proficiency in English.
• Professional communications skills, including the ability to write to a journalistic
standard and/or broadcast media experience;
• In-depth knowledge and experience with social media tools, trends, theory and
practice, including critical understanding of their potential and limits;
• Experience with strategic planning and budget management;
• Knowledge and experience of fund-raising, impact assessment, monitoring and
• Successful experience working remotely and communicating effectively at distance
as part of multi-cultural / international and virtual teams;
• Strong organisational awareness, including a strong understanding of how work in
Brazil contributes to GCCA as a whole;
• Experience living and working outside of Brazil and/or proficiency in languages other
than English and Portuguese.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
• Competitive salary relative to the international NGO sector.
• Generous benefits package, including contributions to self-administered health,
insurance and pension plans worth 23% of gross salary and an annual 34-day leave entitlement (including statutory holidays).
Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your motivations and relevant experience to: [email protected], listing the Job Title in the subject line.