Program Associate – Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

Join an entrepreneurial and mission-driven nonprofit organization established to build the quality and capacity of people around the world working on climate change and greenhouse gas management.

The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute is actively seeking a Program Associate to support various organizational activities and operations. The ideal candidate will have a technical background, substantive experience in GHG measurement, management, and/or verification, and the acumen and initiative to manage a diverse workload on deadline with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and/or other GHGMI officers, the Program Associate will contribute to the on-going work of the educational, research and professional programs. Specifically, the Program Associate will:
• Take the lead in developing content for e-learning courses
• Provide support or take lead on reports, proposals, and other deliverables.
• Supervise interns and contractors as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree in engineering (preferred) or science is required. A post-graduate degree (MSc or equivalent) would be an advantage.
• At least 3 years of work experience is required, and at least 2 years experience with climate change and GHG measurement, management, and/or GHG verification. Consulting experience a plus. Experience working for a GHG auditor/verifier a distinct advantage.
• Knowledge of provincial/state, national, international, and voluntary GHG programs desired.
• Technical understanding of GHG standards and protocols, industry/association GHG quantification guidelines, auditing, and GHG technologies desired.
• Knowledge of and work experience with relevant climate change institutions, NGOs, and government agencies an advantage.
• Exceptional English writing ability is essential and required. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a timed writing exercise.
• Strong verbal communication skills in English is required, other languages an advantage.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, ability to access the Internet, and use internet-based IT tools is required.
• Project management experience is desired.
• Ability to work in a team is required.
• Experience working in an international environment is an advantage.
• Knowledge of learning science/theory, pedagogy, and/or course design is an advantage.

Abilities and Characteristics:
• Passion for the mission of the Institute
• Self-motivated to perform tasks and solve problems
• Results-oriented with high productivity
• Excellent organizational abilities
• Interest in learning about new subject areas
• Highly ethical behavior
• Communicate and work effectively in a virtual office environment with staff, stakeholders, and external parties
• Willingness to accept a flexible working environment

Application instructions:
Please send to careers@ghginstitute.org the following three items:
1. Your C.V.
2. A short writing sample (no more than 5 pages),
3. A cover letter that responds specifically to each Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Abilities bullets (table format is encouraged).

Only complete applications with all three of these attachments will be reviewed. No telephone calls please. Complete applications will be reviewed immediately.

Additional information
  • Date Posted: March 11, 2011
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Status: Sourcing
  • Compensation: US $45,000 to $55,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Deadline: 2011-03-31
Contact Information:

Please send to careers@ghginstitute.org the following three items:
1. Your C.V.
2. A short writing sample (no more than 5 pages),
3. A cover letter that responds specifically to each Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Abilities bullets (table format i

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Program Associate, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

Program Associate
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

 
Join an entrepreneurial and mission-driven nonprofit organization established to build the quality and capacity of people around the world working on climate change and greenhouse gas management.
 
The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute is actively seeking a Program Associate to support various organizational activities and operations. The ideal candidate will have a technical background, substantive experience in GHG measurement, management, and/or verification, and the acumen and initiative to manage a diverse workload on deadline with minimal supervision.
 
Start Date: Immediately
Location: No requirement, but North America or Europe preferred
Type:         Full-Time, Permanent
Salary:           US $45,000 to $55,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications
 
Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and/or other GHGMI officers, the Program Associate will contribute to the on-going work of the educational, research and professional programs. Specifically, the Program Associate will:
Take the lead in developing content for e-learning courses
Provide support or take lead on reports, proposals, and other deliverables.
Supervise interns and contractors as necessary.
 
Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in engineering (preferred) or science is required. A post-graduate degree (MSc or equivalent) would be an advantage.
At least 3 years of work experience is required, and at least 2 years experience with climate change and GHG measurement, management, and/or GHG verification. Consulting experience a plus. Experience working for a GHG auditor/verifier a distinct advantage.
Knowledge of provincial/state, national, international, and voluntary GHG programs desired.
Technical understanding of GHG standards and protocols, industry/association GHG quantification guidelines, auditing, and GHG technologies desired.
Knowledge of and work experience with relevant climate change institutions, NGOs, and government agencies an advantage.
Exceptional English writing ability is essential and required. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a timed writing exercise.
Strong verbal communication skills in English is required, other languages an advantage.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, ability to access the Internet, and use internet-based IT tools is required.
Project management experience is desired.
Ability to work in a team is required.
Experience working in an international environment is an advantage.
Knowledge of learning science/theory, pedagogy, and/or course design is an advantage.

Abilities and Characteristics:
Passion for the mission of the Institute
Self-motivated to perform tasks and solve problems
Results-oriented with high productivity
Excellent organizational abilities
Interest in learning about new subject areas
Highly ethical behavior
Communicate and work effectively in a virtual office environment with staff, stakeholders, and external parties
Willingness to accept a flexible working environment
 
Application instructions:
Please send to careers@ghginstitute.org the following three items:
1. Your C.V.
2. A short writing sample (no more than 5 pages),
3. A cover letter that responds specifically to each Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Abilities bullets (table format is encouraged).
 
Only complete applications with all three of these attachments will be reviewed. No telephone calls please. Complete applications will be reviewed immediately.
 
The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute was established in 2007 with the mission to address climate change by building and developing a global community of experts with the highest standards of professional practice in measuring, accounting, auditing and managing greenhouse gas emissions; meeting the needs of governments, corporations, and organizations large and small. For more information go to www.ghginstitute.org.
 
The Institute is a U.S. 501(c)(3) registered charitable nonprofit organization. It operates as a uniquely virtual organization to minimize its carbon footprint. All staff telecommute from home offices.
 
GHGMI is committed to provide equal employment opportunities.
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