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Four staff positions at the Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is one of the most effective environmental organizations in the United States and abroad. Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the backing of 1.3 million members and online supporters to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. We are a non-profit, non-governmental international organization headquartered in New York, and have offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing, China. Our staff of over 380 environmental lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and engineers work together protect the world's environment and curb carbon emissions through advocacy, law, policy change and education, as well as on-the-ground project implementation support.
With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC's China Program is at the forefront of supporting China's efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. We are proud to have collaborated with many academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners around the country to help accelerate these efforts.
NRDC is seeking four individuals based in its Beijing office:
- Staff Engineer
- China Coal Project Manager
- Climate & Energy Policy Project Program Associate
- Program Assistant
For detailed job description and applications, please visit NRDC's website: http://www.nrdc.org/jobs/.
Science, Technology & Public Policy Fellowships
STPP offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications for post-doctoral research fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions that have appropriate professional experience. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment and have made significant progress on their dissertations. STPP seeks applicants from a wide range of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary fields, and those holding a Ph.D. in Engineering or in the Natural Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. STPP also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.
Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Post-doctoral research fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral fellows are expected to contribute to the Program's research activities, as well as work on—and ideally complete—their doctoral dissertations.
Applications are welcome for fellowships in the following research areas for the 2014–2015 academic year:
- Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age (The Cyber Project)
- Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP), joint with the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP)
- Water-Energy Nexus Project
- China and Environmental Sustainability Project, joint with ENRP and SSP
- Technology & Innovation
- Geoengineering and Climate Policy
- Science, Technology, and Globalization (STG)
- Agricultural Innovation in Africa (AIA)
- Geospatial Policy and Management
- Managing the Atom Project (MTA), joint with the International Security Program (ISP)
- Geopolitics of Energy, joint between ENRP and ISP
- Geopolitics of Energy/Arctic
An STPP fellowship appointment will include a full Belfer Center fellowship stipend plus a supplemental stipend, together totaling $37,500 for post-doctoral or advanced research fellows, and $25,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, over the ten month academic year (September–June). STPP also offers a possibility of renewal through June 2015, with a continuing monthly stipend of $3,750 for post-doctoral and advanced research fellows, and $2,500 for pre-doctoral fellows, (equivalent to $45,000 and $30,000, respectively, on a yearly basis). STPP fellows have the option to enroll in Harvard University's employee health insurance program at a heavily subsidized rate for the duration of their fellowship, as well.
- Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellowship applicants only)
- Research statement (3–5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Contact information for 3 recommenders
Applications for these fellowships for the 2014–2015 academic year will be accepted until January 15, 2014. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2014.
The link to the Online Application system will be available on December 15, 2013.
Potential fellows should apply through the Belfer Center's regular fellowship process to one of the research areas specified above and should highlight research interests that are relevant to STPP. Visit the Belfer Center's fellowship page here: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/fellowships/applying.html.
STPP Fellowship Coordinator Telephone: 617-495-1498
Senior Policy Director, China Program,
Environmental Defense Fund
The Senior Policy Director, China Program is the primary policy advisor to the Vice President, China Program on US aspects of our program. The scope of remit includes Chinese energy policy analysis, economic development, environmental evaluation, policy implementation, and training coordination.
- Lead decision-maker/stakeholder mapping and identify opportunities to advance EDF’s China program in the United States, focusing on the US federal government;
- Identify and build strategic opportunities to advance EDF’s U.S- China’s energy goals in the United States primarily through government agencies;
- Partner with the Vice President, China Program and Vice President, U.S. Climate and Political Affairs on the goals of EDF’s China program from a US policy and political perspective and with the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications on outreach;
- Managing communications and promotion of information and educational exchanges to advance the goals of EDF’s China program, including travel to China and within the United States;
- Cultivate and manage relationships with political, policy, and other consultants in order to achieve programmatic goals;
- Serve as a liaison to the Political Affairs Program in order to effectively engage EDF’s supporters in advocating on behalf of the China Program;
- Serve as key external U.S. spokesperson for the China Program to decision and policy-makers;
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with leading policy-makers and decision-makers in Washington, DC including Members of Congress and their staff, and Administration officials;
- Liaise with NGO colleagues and seek opportunities to collaborate on projects where appropriate;
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants will understand and have proven experience with policy development or policy promotion and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners and funders.
- Advanced degree in a related discipline
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in public policy development, promotion and implementation in government or through private sector government relations.
- Deep knowledge of China and its political processes
- Strategic and analytical thinker who partners effective with diverse groups on the ground and who has the gravitas and personal agility to navigate a complex policy making process.
- Solid knowledge of the US legislative and executive branch operations, activities and personnel and US environmental and energy policy.
- Excellent research, written and oral communications, analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to work effectively independently as well as be a productive team member.
- Exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic skills with the ability to relate well to all levels of individuals.
This position will be located in Washington, DC
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
China Senior Fellowship, Chatham House
Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the China Senior Fellowship in the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. The Fellowship is intended to provide an established expert or practitioner who is a Chinese citizen with the opportunity to write, speak at events, expand his or her personal networks and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, as a Senior Fellow of the Academy.
The Fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research from Chatham House, including consultations with experts within the institute’s extensive network.
The Fellow will also take part in the Academy's Leadership Programme. This will comprise approximately one training session or seminar each week, ranging from skills-based training to knowledge-based seminars.
This Fellowship is part of Chatham House's new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.
The Fellow will spend six months at Chatham House and will be hosted by and based in one of Chatham House's research departments, either International Security or Energy, Environment and Resources. During this time, the Fellow will conduct a research project of their own design on one of the research topics as specified below:
Research topics with the International Security Department:
- Possibilities for Europe-China cooperation on outer space norms and codes of conduct.
- Cyber security of outer space systems.
- Cyber security of communications that transit through outer space systems.
- EU-China interdependencies and cooperation on energy, resource and climate security.
- Achieving resource security and sustainability in China.
- Developing innovative south-south cooperation and new partnerships for sustainable development.
Candidates are invited to apply for the China Senior Fellowship for 2014. The Fellowship will start in March 2014.
To be eligible for the China Senior Fellowship candidates must hold Chinese citizenship. Full eligibility criteria can be found in the information pack below. The application window is open until 15 November 2013.
Please read the documents below to apply. Please refer to the website to download the application form.
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