Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Amazon Campaigner position open

Dear all,

International Rivers is seeking a full-time campaigner to work in our Brazil regional office, located in Brasília. The position will be a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Please share the description below with anyone you think may be interested. To apply, please follow the instructions below instead of responding directly to this email. Thank you!

Katy Yan


Position Available
Amazon Campaigner
Brasilia Office


International Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.  Our work involves collaboration with local communities and their allies, research to fill information gaps on key issues, policy advocacy and communications strategies to increase public awareness.  We are seeking a campaigner to work in our Brazil regional office, located in Brasília.  This is a full-time position  (40 hours/week) with an initial one-year contract with the possibility for renewal.  Job responsibilities include occasional domestic and international travel.  This position will report to the Amazon Program Director in Brasília.

Primary responsibilities
  1. Contribute to the strengthening of local grassroots movements and their alliances with other civil society organizations, including support for information-sharing, policy advocacy and communications strategies to increase public awareness.
  2. Support planning and implementation of collaborative strategies with other civil society organizations and independent researchers aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions in Brazil, including coordinating the production of publications, organizing seminars and events, lobbying of Brazilian government officials and elected representatives and development and implementation of communications strategies.
  3. Coordinate research and advocacy work concerning the role of the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) in supporting dam projects in Brazil and neighboring countries, including working with partners in Brazil and regionally to pressure the bank to adopt effective safeguard policies and to support campaigns against funding for destructive dam projects.
  4. Contribute to communications strategies through responding to media inquiries, generating media opportunities with the Brazilian and international media, writing of articles, commentaries, blog posts and reports, and contributions to International Rivers’ newsletter, World Rivers Review, and its website.
Required qualifications:
  • At least four years experience working in an environmental and/or human rights organization in a campaigning role.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing communications strategies, including generating media opportunities, writing articles and blogs, and coordinating social media strategies
  • Strong understanding of initiatives and current debates regarding social and environmental responsibility of financial institutions, especially BNDES;
  • Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
  • Diligence, independence, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Commitment to environmental integrity, social justice and the vision and mission of International Rivers.
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to maintain web pages and manage social media networks
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience required; graduate degree(s) a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of public policies and issues related to hydroelectric dams and the energy sector are desirable skills.
International Rivers offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work environment. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health insurance and excellent vacation and sick leave.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send a cover letter in English, resume, and one writing sample in English and one in Portuguese to:  jobpostreg@internationalrivers.org.  Be sure to mention "Amazon Campaigner" in the address or subject line. Applications should be in English.

Deadline for applications: April 5, 2013

International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.
Katy Yan
International Rivers | 国际河流
Office: 510.848.1155 x317
Skype: katyyan85
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