Global Canopy Programme – Multiple Openings

JOB POSTING: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Location: Oxford
Programme: Communications
Type: Full time
Salary: £ 22-26k depending on experience
Applications: Send CV and brief critique of our website to jobs@globalcanopy.org by Aug 12, 2011

THE GLOBAL CANOPY PROGRAMME
The Global Canopy Programme is a small and dynamic tropical forest think-tank based in Oxford, acting through our global networks of experts in science, policy, business, finance and forest communities. We gather their tropical forest intelligence to spark insight, convene research and design projects that can help leverage future large-scale systemic change. We demonstrate the value
of forests as natural capital and communicate it to the world.

THE ROLE
The Global Canopy Programme is seeking a highly organised Communications Coordinator with excellent writing skills, a flair for digital media, and the ability to engage, inspire and grow our networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of communications activities, spanning the breadth of GCP’s innovative projects around the world. Prior comms or PR experience is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the Head of Communications in executing the organisation’s overall comms and marketing strategy. Help plan and implement strategic communications activities and produce materials for the organisation’s varied projects.
• Maintain the GCP website (www.globalcanopy.org), bring it to life as a resource, and support it through the creative use of social media and regular newsletters. Advise on the organisation’s other sites (e.g. www.forestdisclosure.com; www.theREDDdesk.org)
• Support Directors and Programme Heads to remain fully engaged with their partner networks, and produce a bi-monthly newsletter. Maintain contact database (Salesforce) and train staff in its use.
• Maintain the GCP’s press pack, help develop press releases and track mentions, and engage with the organisation’s press contacts. Coordinate interviews and speaking opportunities for GCP staff.
• Support the planning and implementation of GCP events. Enthusiasm for periodic overseas travel essential.
• Assist in systematising comms policies within the organisation and improving tools for internal info sharing. Support and train staff as necessary.

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Prior communications or PR experience. Excellent written English and editorial skills.
• Excellent digital skills and experience with web content management, social media and online business tools (e.g. Drupal, Google applications suite, Salesforce). Multimedia skills advantageous.
• Strong organisational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Dedication to work creatively and positively towards our mission. Background in environment, development or the science-policy interface advantageous; affinity for a dynamic non-profit environment essential.
• Languages an advantage, especially Portuguese, Spanish and French.

JOB POSTING: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST
Location: Oxford
Programme: Finance
Type: Full time (1 year contract with a view to renewal)
Salary: Dependent on experience
Applications: Send CV and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@globalcanopy.org by Aug 26 2011

THE GLOBAL CANOPY PROGRAMME
The Global Canopy Programme is a small and dynamic tropical forest think-tank based in Oxford, acting through our global networks of experts in science, policy, business, finance and forest communities. We gather their tropical forest intelligence to spark insight, convene research and design projects that can help leverage future large-scale systemic change. We demonstrate the value
of forests as natural capital and communicate it to the world. Our mission is to catalyse a shift across the global economy and society in recognising tropical forests as natural capital essential to human wellbeing and the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystem.

THE ROLE
The Global Canopy Programme is seeking an experienced and dynamic environmental economist who will engage our networks of public and private sector experts worldwide and lead our work designing, catalysing and communicating ways to scale up finance for forests. The successful candidate will help develop a Social Enterprise investment model to finance the transition to a more
sustainable economy in tropical forest regions by supporting and enhancing livelihoods and maintaining ecosystem services. Other activities will include awareness-raising and confidencebuilding measures across sectors; evidence gathering on successful forest finance mechanisms; and catalysing forest finance demonstration activities in collaboration with local governments in forestowning
nations, partner NGOs and the finance sector.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop a detailed work plan for the Finance Programme with inputs from Programme Heads and Directors.
2. Refine the Finance Programme’s social enterprise/impact investment model, learning lessons from projects and approaches in the forest/climate/green finance arena.
3. Work with stakeholders and partners in NGOs and the finance sector and manage subcontractors to operationalise the investment model in specific contexts.
4. Organising meetings and capacity-building activities, including with policymakers.
5. Develop funding proposals and grant applications, manage work plan and budgets, and report to donors.
6. Write, review and edit reports and publications, working with the Comms team.
7. Assist GCP on all finance/economy related issues.

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Post-graduate qualification in a relevant branch of economics (environment or development).
• Experience with public and/or private sector finance.
• Economic valuation of ecosystem services and assessing the impacts of their loss.
• Experience of working with stakeholders in tropical forest countries, especially in Amazonia, is desirable.
• Project management, e.g. design, work plan management, subcontracting, partner management, etc.
• Strong organisational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Dedication to work creatively and positively towards our mission; affinity for a dynamic nonprofit environment essential.
• Fluency in written and spoken English. Languages an advantage, especially Portuguese, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia

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