IBON International Climate Justice Policy Officer

About IBON International’s Climate Justice Program

Today’s global political economy places unhampered growth and profit over justice, equality and what our planet can sustain—triggering interlinked social and environmental crises. Beyond the fundamental damage caused to our ecosystems and biodiversity, the climate crisis is one of social and environmental injustice: those who are least responsible for it face the greatest impacts and have the least resources to cope with its impacts. Business-as-usual policies are not commensurate with the size of the task of averting the full effects of this crisis—they are not on track to deliver the rapid decarbonization that is needed, and are failing to tackle its underlying root causes.

IBON International’s Climate Justice Program aims to build the capacity of peoples’ and communities most affected by climate justice by providing them training and knowledge resources to help them understand the roots of the climate crisis and its interlinkages with socio-economic inequalities and discrimination (including those based on gender and race), identifying entry points for dialog, policy influencing and reforms, and organizing mobilizations for system change.

IBON International’s Climate Justice Program works on the themes of adaptation and mitigation, climate finance, loss and damage, false solutions to climate change, and rights-based, people-powered climate solutions.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The incumbent will provide technical guidance to IBON International’s Climate Justice Program on its strategic engagement in official policy spaces as well as draw up analyses on climate issues to help our climate justice country partners in their advocacy and campaigning work. The incumbent will ensure the integration of program policies under the different streams of work of IBON International including on sustainable consumption and production, trade, effective development cooperation, international financial institutions, and conflict and fragility.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Conduct scoping of climate change issues and institutional and programmatic climate policies, and identify demands and priorities for movements’ climate justice advocacy and campaigning
  2. Help IBON International and its climate justice partners in and accessing and navigating climate policy-making spaces and developing strategies for engagement
  3. Write info-comms materials, technical reports, and documentation of the program’s achievements and milestones
  4. Help in writing donor proposals for program development and fundraising
  5. Provide policy support as needed for the climate change engagement of the Executive Director

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  1. Profound knowledge of climate change issues and peoples’ campaigns for climate justice
  2. Proficient in government and intergovernmental policies and processes related to climate change
  3. Substantial experience in evidence-based policy advocacy at regional and/or global level
  4. Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with movements, CSOs, governments, donors and intergovernmental agencies
  5. Track record of commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives and sharing credit
  6. Commitment to climate justice, democratic and participatory governance, and human rights

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong oral and written communication (English) skills
  • Experience in policy and communications work for international civil society, NGOs
  • Willing to travel for conferences, meetings, and other engagements abroad

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