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THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES - FIVE-MONTH GRANT AWARD FOR THE REVIEW OF CHINESE EVIDENCE ON ADOPTION OF CLEAN COOKSTOVES AND FUELS
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is now requesting applications for a five-month grant award to identify the key enablers and barriers influencing the adoption of improved and clean stoves in China. Given the scope and scale of previous national stove and fuel programs in China, with over 180 million stoves disseminated in the first China National Improved Stove Program (NISP) alone, and the historical lack of publication of results from Chinese research in the English language literature, a complementary review of the Chinese language literature evaluating adoption within the Chinese context is warranted. This RFA will provide $10,000 to support a comprehensive systematic review of Chinese peer-reviewed literature.
More information of this Chinese language literature review grant can be found at the Alliance website.
The deadline for submission of proposals is June 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT.
INTERNATIONAL RIVERS - CHINA PROGRAM COORDINATOR
International Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. With offices on four continents, we work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.
We are seeking a program coordinator for our China Program. Since 2006, International Rivers’ China Program has increased awareness about the role and impacts of Chinese dam builders and financiers in China and internationally. We advocate for policy reform, strengthen the capacity of Chinese and host country NGOs, carry out research and monitor critical projects. Our program focuses both on the role of Chinese dam builders in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as on dam building within China, particularly the unprecedented increases in hydropower capacity proposed under China’s 12th Five-Year Plan.
The program coordinator plays a key role within the China Program team. The position will require working independently and managing multiple responsibilities. The position covers a wide range of program functions and will require strong strategic thinking skills.
As part of a small program team, the position will need a strong understanding of how environmental NGOs work in China, experience coordinating external English and Chinese language communications, and the ability to conduct high quality research and analysis. Knowledge of environmental issues in China is essential, especially in terms of coordinating International Rivers’ efforts to strengthen the capacity of Chinese environmental NGOs. Expertise in the Nu and Lancang River basins would be an advantage. The position will involve frequent travel within China and other countries. The position will be based in either Beijing or at International Rivers’ headquarters in Berkeley, California.
- Communicate with external audiences, in English and Chinese, about our efforts to strengthen the policies and practices of Chinese dam builders and to stop the most destructive projects from going forward.
- Coordinate and oversee our capacity building work to strengthen Chinese NGOs and communities impacted by Chinese dam building.
- Lead our work to protect the Lancang and Nu River Basins, including monitoring dam developments and their impacts, organizing field visits, developing relevant relationships and helping shape the strategic direction of this work.
- Advocate for policy reform and sustainable water and energy solutions, including by monitoring and analyzing relevant trends, preparing policy proposals and extending advice to partner NGOs.
- Carry out high quality research and analysis on China’s dam building at home and abroad.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in Chinese and English languages.
- At least four years of work experience in an environment-related field.
- Knowledge of environmental and social issues in China and China’s global environmental footprint.
- Commitment to environmental integrity, social justice and the vision and mission of International Rivers.
- Strong computer skills, including the ability to maintain web pages and manage social media networks.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience required; graduate degree(s) a plus.
- Authorization to work in China or in the United States.
- Sound knowledge of environmental impact, resettlement, river basin management and/or energy planning policies, as well as the environmental and social impacts of large dams.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing communications strategies, including generating media coverage, writing articles and blogs, and coordinating social media outreach.
Compensation and Application Process:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition, International Rivers offers excellent benefits, including generous vacation and paid sabbatical leave.
Position open until filled. Priority review given to those who apply by 24 May 2013.
To apply, please submit the following in Word or pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org with “China Program Coordinator - YOUR NAME” in the subject line:
- A letter of interest explaining why you would like to join International Rivers and how your skills are appropriate for this position. Also include when you would be available to start and your salary requirements
- A brief relevant writing sample in English and Chinese
- A resume or CV
International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. International Rivers offers a stimulating, casual and flexible work environment.
THE BLUE MOON FUND (BMF) - GRANTS COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Join an innovative, nimble and creative organization as it works on climate change issues throughout the world. Provide integrity, data capture, and support to staff and grantees throughout the grant process. Use your unique skills, experience and ideas to fill a valued position within our organization and create a grant compliance process which provides essential information to staff and the community at large.
The blue moon fund (BMF) is a private foundation which makes strategic grants and investments to environmental initiatives working to build sustainable landscapes and livelihoods. BMF supports biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation in Asia, the Tropical Americas, and the US through initiatives in three core areas:
- Markets and Enterprise: Improve the quality and scale of environmental conservation and development through market-mechanisms such as ecosystems services, innovative financial tools, and enterprise-oriented rural development.
- Institutional Solutions: Support policy and governance structures which incentivize environmentally and socially-sound decision-making.
- Energy and Transport: Identify and help commercialize game-changing low and high-tech innovations that will allow us to mitigate and adapt to a shifting climate.
BMF seeks a highly motivated, full-time Grants Compliance Administrator to be based at its office in Charlottesville, VA.
The Grants Compliance Administrator (GCA) of the blue moon fund, inc. is responsible for compilation of all grant-related materials; ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and legal compliance of all grant-related records; guiding applicants and staff through the operations end of the grantmaking process; appropriately responding to internal and external requests for grant information and analysis; and implementing and maintaining online application forms and processes. Moreover, the GCA is responsible for the integrity of the grants management database; ensuring that best practices are used throughout the grants management process; timely processing of letters of inquiry, grant requests, grant reporting and grant payments while maintaining independent judgement throughout the process. The GCA works closely with the Program staff and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.
Duties and responsibilities:
Grants and Proposal Administration
- Manages the receipt of data from GIFTS IGAM and timely integration of data into the GIFTS program. This includes letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
- Monitors the process flow of all letters of inquiry received through the GIFTS database according to the foundation’s policies and provides follow up as directed by the President/CEO.
- Works with the program staff on invitation and submission of grant proposals
- Conducts due diligence reviews for potential grants prior to award, which includes ensuring legal compliance with US Treasury Department USA Patriot Act and IRS guidelines, as well as, adherence to foundation policies
- Identifies “red flags” during the due diligence process (before grant is presented for approval) and works with appropriate staff on resolutions
- Properly identifies type of grantee and/or grant and ensures appropriate due diligence procedures are followed (expenditure responsibility, fiscal sponsor, etc) prior to grant approval
- Manages the grant approval process – finalizes documentation for approval, drafts grant agreements, enters payment schedules and reporting deadlines consistent with grant awarded, and prepares grant amendments as needed.
- Works closely with program staff, CFO and external consultants to resolve complex grant issues in accordance with foundation’s and regulatory agencies’ policies.
- Monitors grantee compliance with technical and financial reporting requirements (including matching requirements, contingencies and other conditions); transmits report reminders; performs timely first-level review of reports, particularly financial; ensures timely program review of narrative reports
- Provides applicants technical support to ensure a complete and accurate submission.
- Manages, records and saves grant-related correspondence (pertinent staff and grantee communication) regardless of form (mail, phone calls and or email).
Financial Grant Administration
- Tracks grants budget and provides quarterly budget vs actual financial reports and annual IRS schedules for inclusion in the foundation’s 990PF
- Works with finance department to produce accurate grant expense reports
- Tracks grant payment due dates; ensures that all requirements have been fulfilled and proper internal reviews are complete; ensures compliance with US Treasury Department USA Patriot Act and IRS guidelines; and prepares grant payment vouchers for Finance to process payment
Comprehensive Grants Management
- Provides links between program, finance, and administrative staff so that all foundation activities are smoothly coordinated and implemented
- Responsible for maintaining optimal capability and usability of the grants database software, MicroEdge GIFTS; notify CFO when software upgrades are necessary; serves as in-house help desk to train new users, design reports, and resolve issues.
- Upholds and educates staff and consultants on foundation policies as it relates to grantmaking including regulations regarding expenditure responsibility, fiscal agent, lobbying, conflict of interest, etc.
- Develops and keeps current the standard grant applications and foreign equivalency forms and maintains accurate instructions on website
- Ensures completeness, accuracy, timeliness and integrity of all data in the database and grant files to comply with legal, auditing and foundation requirements
- Fields inquiries from prospective applicants with regard to the application process
- Maintains blue moon’s grants management manual of policies and procedures and updates it as needed
- Continuously evaluates design, implementation and consistent application of effective grants management workflow systems and processes, utilizing technology to improve productivity and efficiency. Identifies opportunities for enhancements and efficiencies.
- As requested, meets with grantees (in person or online) to discuss foundation procedures and to provide general support
- Works with the program associates to draft, compile, and proofread grantmaking dockets
- Updates the blue moon website as needed
- Works with staff and consultants to extract grant performance information and formulates appropriate reporting.
- Ensures accuracy of grant performance information used for internal and external use.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of three years experience in grants management or other relevant nonprofit operations
- Knowledge of grants management software (preferably MicroEdge GIFTS) or similar databases
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in domestic and international grantmaking, including the requirements of the US Patriot Act
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting principles, especially as related to not-for-profit accounting and reporting
- Ability to quickly learn new technical tools and software and to optimally implement them for others’ use
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Ability to maintain confidential information and maintain a sense of independence and objectivity between required regulations, staff and grantseekers
- Ability to work effectively with staff, partners, and public using tact and diplomacy.
- Track record of strong ownership of work, active self-management, taking initiative, identifying opportunities for enhancement, and implementing process improvements
- Skilled problem solver
- Highly analytical and extremely detail oriented
- Ability to design and implement effective workflow processes and procedures, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
- Skill in utilizing a database to store, sort and extract user-friendly data to support a grantmaking endeavor.
- Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
- Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office products
- Flexibility, sense of humor and enthusiasm about the work of blue moon
Our office is based in Charlottesville, VA. Please visit www.bluemoonfund.org for more information.
Send a resume to email@example.com. No unsolicited phone calls, please.
BMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our commitment to hire and provide opportunities for advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
World Wildlife Fund
Director, China Program
About the Organization
For 50 years, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, as well as engaging with private and public sectors, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. For more information, please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org.
WWF works with major companies and their supply chains to change the way key global commodities are produced, processed, consumed and financed worldwide. Together with large retailers, manufacturers, traders and investors, commodities can be produced more efficiently and responsibly. In creating demand for such products, significant environmental results can be achieved and markets will become more sustainable. WWF focuses its efforts on commodities and sectors that most impact the planet's critical regions for biodiversity conservation and those that contribute to humanity’s footprint. Currently these include forests (timber, pulp, and paper), fisheries (whitefish and tuna), aquaculture (salmon and shrimp), agriculture (soy, cotton, palm oil, sugarcane, and livestock—beef and dairy), and bio-energy (produced from agriculture and forestry).
Director, China Program
WWF seeks a Director, China Program, for the Markets Transformation Department. S/he will serve as WWF-US’s point person for all work related to China, including collaboratively developing and communicating a strategic vision, representing and negotiating on behalf of China within the US, and working with the WWF network and others to coordinate strategies for WWF-US with regard to China. S/he will be responsible for fundraising and communication efforts and targets, as well as working towards a common vision and objectives for all work related to China.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, strategic leader with experience implementing and managing cross-cultural teams and complex programs and is skilled at using collaboration to achieve conservation outcomes. The Director, China Program, will report to the Senior Vice President of Markets.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director, China Program, will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Program Management and Coordination
- Serve as the China Lead in WWF-US, supporting all WWF-US teams and individuals by providing expertise and knowledge. Act as US liaison to the China Program Office (CPO) and other Chinese stakeholders as appropriate. Work closely with WWF-US Field, Markets, and Policy teams to coordinate all China-related activities internally and integrate with those of CPO or other partners. Improve communications and coordination with CPO to achieve shared objectives and priorities. Assist WWF-US and CPO teams with all fundraising related to China within the US.
- Identify and create solutions to the political, social, scientific, and management issues that confront WWF in achieving its goals in China. Solve problems and make things happen under complex circumstances. Ensure learning and best practices are shared.
- Support China Sustainable Growth Fund activities by providing expertise and connections to the Fund as appropriate.
- Facilitate place-based and species conservation work in China. Work with the freshwater and other teams of WWF-US Field Programs and CPO to support the delivery of conservation results for priority species (e.g., pandas and tigers) and places (e.g., Yangtze Basin and Greater Mekong Region).
- Serve as a Shareholder Executive Team (SET) member and oversee the implementation of key China Shift strategies. Ensure coordination between various China-related initiatives as appropriate.
- Support Market Transformation Initiative (MTI) capacity development in CPO as appropriate. Support the build out of the MTI team within CPO. Serve as the backstop, as necessary, for the development and implementation of the MTI strategies in China.
Negotiations and Partnering
- Work with the network and others to articulate and support a common vision for WWF in China.
- Represent the US vision on China while collaborating with network partners to build a mutually agreed upon strategy and work plan. Ensure positive working alliances with various stakeholders.
- Negotiate agreements that incorporate the conditions necessary for success.
Communications and Fundraising
- Serve as the champion for WWF’s China work in the US and globally, as appropriate.
- Lead major fundraising efforts in conjunction with Development staff.
- Engage policymakers and institutions in building public awareness and commitment through comprehensive campaigns.
- Be accountable for annual fundraising goals and commitments.
- Work with relevant teams across the organization to ensure that the best talent is brought to bear in developing and implementing solutions and strategies.
- Build and maintain partnerships with public and private sector partners.
- Set goals and expectations for the China Program staff, support them to achieve success, and measure and communicate progress on an ongoing basis.
- Create opportunities for recognition and development. Provide feedback, counseling, and coaching.
The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
- 10+ years work experience in a relevant area with a minimum of 5 years work experience leading and managing projects and/or teams focused on conservation, development, or business
- An advanced degree in a relevant field such as conservation, business, or international development required
- Previous experience working in China or in a China-related program with an extensive, relevant network of contacts
- Thorough understanding of Chinese culture, politics, and conservation issues
- Superior negotiation and communication skills, with a proven ability to define and defend priorities, build consensus, influence, coordinate, and facilitate the work of colleagues within the China Program
- Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with past experience providing coaching and professional development to staff
- High level of interpersonal skills required, especially relationship management and consensus building skills and the ability to work as part of a high-level international team
- Ability to effectively prioritize and produce high-quality work under time constraints
- Ability and willingness to travel both nationally and internationally (up to 30%)
- Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills, fluency in English and Mandarin required
Compensation and Location
WWF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Washington, DC.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting World Wildlife Fund with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.
World Wildlife Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies. For more information, visit www.cearecruiting.com.
STAFF ATTORNEY, NRDC BEIJING OFFICE
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit, non-governmental environmental organization established in 1970 in New York. We are headquartered in New York City and have offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montana, and Beijing, China. Backed by more than 1.3 million members and online supporters, NRDC's staff of over 400 environmental experts, lawyers and policy analysts work to protect the world's environment for the benefit of public health, through science, policy research and advocacy, law, and public education. In China, NRDC has collaborated with many government agencies, research institutes, and industrial and civil society partners to promote energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technology development, sustainable urban development, corporate responsible sourcing, and environmental laws and regulations.
We are looking for a Staff Attorney to work in our China Environmental Law team on helping advance China’s environmental law and regulations and their implementation. The Staff Attorney will be based in Beijing and a member of the China Program. He/she shall report to the Director of China Environmental Law Project.
- Develop and implement strategies and initiatives for improving environmental rule of law and environmental governance in China.
- Manage projects aimed to support the development of an environmental public interest litigation system in China, including conducting research, collaborating with local partners, writing papers and blogs, organizing workshops and study tours, and holding conversations with policy makers, etc.
- Work with project partners on the development of China’s environmental legislation and implementation thereof, and provide technical assistance to Chinese stakeholders through the introduction of international experience and the assessment of their possible implementation to China.
- Maintain strong connections and build ties with project partners and contacts in government, academia, civil society, and other areas.
- Conduct researches on environmental policies, laws and regulations.
- Represent NRDC in the media conference and the general public through press interviews, posting blogs and preparing other communication materials.
- Carry out project monitoring and evaluation, and prepare M & E reports.
- Drafting proposals, project progress reports and other project documents.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Deep understanding of China’s environmental challenges and judicial system.
- In-depth knowledge of Chinese and U.S. environmental law.
- Excellent research, analytical, writing, communications, and organizational skills.
- High fluency in oral and written English and Chinese.
- Ability to work with environmental agencies, NGOs, academics or other key players in environmental law, health and governance.
- Ability to work well with colleagues; strong sense of team spirit.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
- Demonstrated commitment to nonprofit/public interest advocacy.
Advanced training and degree(s) in both Chinese and US/international laws.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience.
NRDC offers competitive compensation based on experience and has a pleasant working environment. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume (in Chinese and English) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your name and the position title in the subject of the email. Please reference where you saw this posting. No phone calls or faxes please. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.