Location: Washington, DC
We are looking for a pro-active campaigner to lead our work on forests. Our forest program aims to draw global attention to the adverse impacts on forests due to the private sector lending practices of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). We hope our advocacy, in collaboration with other CSO groups, will result in the IFC making loans that minimize impacts on forests and the local and indigenous communities that depend on forests.
The Campaign Manager will be based in BIC’s DC office with occasional travel abroad.The Manager will report to BIC’s Executive Director, and will supervise BIC’s Forest Program Associate. Visit http://www.bicusa.org/issues/forests/ for our recent work on forest.
- Implement BIC’s forest program grants, which include:
- Overseeing research on development finance impact on forests and benchmarking of international best practice standards for forest finance, among others. This analytical work will serve as an input for strategy development on future forest work.
- Drawing global attention to the adverse impacts on forests of the private sector lending practices of the International Finance Corporation and initiate a campaign to strengthen forest-related standards and practices at the IFC, and minimize the negative impacts of IFC loans on forests and local and indigenous communities.
- Engage senior staff of World Bank and IFC management and board members, and in some cases the US government and other governments, to advocate for BIC/CSO partner positions.
- Work actively with the CSO forest community and build an international coalition to advocate for shared goals of reducing global deforestation.
- Hold discussions, strategy meetings, and workshops with various stakeholders.
Management and Fundraising
- Reach out to potential donors and communicate to them the value of BIC’s forest program.
- Take the lead in writing donor grant proposals and reports on forests.
- Strong understanding of key forest issues and drivers of deforestation.
- Pro-active, with ability to reach out and work with CSO groups, forest communities, World Bank Group decision makers, donors, and other stakeholders. Ideally has an existing network of global organizations engaged in international forest advocacy.
- Strong communication, organizing, and writing skills.
- At least seven years of experience in environment or development fields, preferably related to international forest policy advocacy.
- Master’s degree (preferred) in a relevant field such as environmental studies, political science, economics, or international relations.
- Understanding of how private sector activities impact forests and local and indigenous communities.
- Experience and familiarity with international financial institutions, including the IFC.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary will be commensurate with experience. BIC offers outstanding benefits including generous annual leave with pay, health insurance, and a friendly work atmosphere in an international team.
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 8, 2015. Write “Forest Manager” on the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.