Humanity's success in overcoming climate change depends on key decisions being made in countries and communities around the world right now: urban development plans, infrastructure investments, policy choices, and a host of other issues being tackled by organisations and community groups every day.
Human activities don't take place in a bubble – everything affects the world's climate. The most impactful climate policies are often practical solutions to improve public health, build stronger economies and enhance quality of life in ways that benefit everyone. Organisations that are already tackling these issues have a unique opportunity to advance climate action in tandem with their own mission.
Seasoned in global campaigns, mass mobilisations and strategic communications, GCCA works in partnership with organisations to help them realise the full potential of their work. We build capacity through hands-on support, from strategy through execution, and rally a worldwide network of partners and individual influencers to your cause. By working together we can grow your impact and advance your mission while at the same time accelerating solutions to climate change.
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: Global Campaigner
LOCATION: Location flexible, proximity to GMT preferred
DEADLINE: Open until filled
START DATE: As soon as possible
JOB TYPE: Consultancy contract
DURATION: 9-10 weeks, depending on start date (extension desirable, contingent on funding)
HOURS: Up to 40 per week (negotiable), depending on candidate skills & experience
Are you a natural born campaigner and passionate about climate justice? Are you committed to seeing major changes happen now (not just by 2050)? Are you convinced such changes require the support of actors outside the climate / NGO bubble? If you answer ‘yes’ to all these questions and are excited by the prospect of working with an international team of professionals working in sync to achieve big changes, we want to hear from you.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION (GCCA):
GCCA boosts the effectiveness of diverse organisations whose missions can advance climate action. We focus on win-win opportunities to help achieve a safe climate and improve public health, build stronger economies, and enhance quality of life in ways that benefit everyone. We work with partners at the local and national levels in emerging economies, and on global initiatives.
In 2007, GCCA was born out of the realisation that public pressure around the world was needed in order to help push nations to agree to a viable plan. In 2009, GCCA and its member organisations mobilised millions of people around the world in the run-up to the Copenhagen UtNcktcclikmtcakt e summit through the campaign. GCCA’s leadership role as catalyst, connector and facilitator continued through the 2015 Paris UN climate conference. Since then, as a silent partner, we have helped a community of over 470 climate campaigning organisations activate their supporters and align, aggregate and amplify their work.
Seasoned in global campaigns, mass mobilisations and strategic communications, GCCA works in partnership with organisations to help them the full potential of their work. We build capacity through hands-on support, from strategy through to execution, and rally a worldwide network of partners and individual influencers to your cause. By working together with new entrants to the climate movement, we help grow their impact and advance their mission while at the same time accelerating solutions to climate change.
We have worked closely with the Global Catholic Climate Movement. More recently, we have launched Unmask My City, a city-led global initiative led by the Global Climate Health Alliance with the support of GCCA, which aims to help doctors, nurses and public health workers and organisations mobilising to protect our health and climate from urban air pollution.
To help GCCA and selected global partners build a broader public mandate for climate action through strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications tactics .
Reports to GCCA’s (UK-based) Global Campaigns Strategist. No staff reporting to this post, but the post-holder may manage / oversee external contractors on occasion.
- Support GCCA’s Global Campaign Strategist in servicing and accompanying our global partners with strategic advice, guidance and delivering discrete outputs, as agreed;
- Contribute to development of bespoke campaign strategies for existing and potential new campaign partners (with a focus on new entrant groups/audiences such as: faith; youth; health professionals; parents etc.), supporting their efforts to engage and mobilise their respective constituencies;
- Design, plan and help execute creative media/communications and digital engagement strategies;
- Contribute to partner capacity-building initiatives t hrough hands-on support, from strategy through to execution;
- Management of other discrete tasks, as directed by the Global Campaign Strategist, including supervision of external contractors (e.g. designers, translators, etc.) for development and delivery of campaign products;
- Contribute to campaign impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation plans and activities;
- Participate in regular campaign team meetings, and attend external meetings and networking events relating to this role, potentially including international events outside of your home country, as required.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
- Strong grasp and hands-on experience of high-impact campaigning, with a good nose for compelling stories that engage potential supporters and the broader public [leading and communicating; collaborating and partnering];
- Demonstrable leadership competencies including motivating, developing and supporting others [leading and communicating];
- A demonstrated track record of at least three years in hands-on policy advocacy and/or strategic communications and/or campaigning on climate-related issues [delivering results; seeing the big picture];
- Proven ability to work independently and manage a demanding workload in complex, multi-stakeholder contexts, and to prioritise and respond to a fast moving agenda as / when opportunities arise [delivering results];
- High levels of creativity, and innovative problem-solving [setting direction];
- Presence and judgment required to effectively represent and build GCCA’s profile and key external relationships, and the ability to develop strong working relationships both internally, with colleagues, and externally, with people from all walks of life [engaging people];
- Successful experience working remotely and communicating effectively at distance as part of multi-cultural / international and virtual teams [delivering results];
- Professional proficiency in English.
- Extensive international network of community organizations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups and a political understanding of key world regions -- especially South Asia, Southeast Asia and/or Latin America;
- Strong knowledge of global climate politics and c limate-related policy issues , ideally with applied experience in local and/or national-level contexts;
- Strong research skills and experience , including especially the ability to apply research about new or existing policy-advocacy opportunities to campaign strategies;
- Experience of developing and delivering creative communication strategies;
- Experience of media strategy development and delivery with the ability to write to a journalistic standard and/or relationships with journalists - at a global and/or national level;
- Fluency in on-line engagement and digital influencing strategies including hands-on email-based marketing and client relationship management tools and/or digital campaigning experience;
- In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, social media tools, trends, theory and practice, including critical understanding of their potential and limits;
- Experience in impact assessment, monitoring and donor reporting for campaigns and advocacy;
- Experience living and working outside of home country and/or proficiency in languages other than English.
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).
- Requires ability and willingness to travel internationally, sometimes at short notice.
Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivations and relevant experience to: [email protected] , listing the Job Title in the subject line.