Africa Regional Team Leader

Job
from 350.org
Closing date: 23 Jan 2017

350.org is looking for a talented, experienced campaigner, strategist and programme manager to oversee our passionate team and program in Africa.

About 350.org

350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyse transformation around the world.

About the Regional Team Leader

The Regional Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing campaigns and mobilisation efforts in the region and key countries (e.g. South Africa, Kenya, Ghana). Other responsibilities include managing the regional staff and being an integral member of 350.org’s global program team.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, an experienced activist and mobilizer and an accomplished manager of both people and projects. We will be looking for someone with demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and coordinating creative programs to get results, and who is able to provide strategic oversight to team members in a manner that unleashes their potential. Experience with collaborative group processes, and of working across a variety of cultures, will be distinct advantages.

Essential skills and attributes include

  • Very talented at strategic and creative thinking
  • Highly successful with campaign and mobilisation design and implementation, both locally and regionally, on- and offline
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • An excellent manager of diverse, passionate performers
  • Culturally intelligent - truly interested in learning about different regions and able to articulate issues in a manner that bring people together to make progress
  • Very well organised to cope with multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to set clear boundaries and retain flexibility to deal with campaign changes
  • Able to work both independently and in close coordination and collaboration with a team working remotely
  • Proven ability to work effectively across a diverse range of actors in multiple countries
  • Skilled at group facilitation, including for remote, online meetings
  • A clear, constructive communicator
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to travel internationally
  • Demonstrated ability to flexibly adjust roles as needed in service of mission

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Expertise in the climate change arena
  • Experience in climate campaigning, including solutions, finance or infrastructure project fights
  • Multilingual
  • Experience with the following:
  • non-violent direct action and civil disobedience
  • internal processes and systems development
  • managing budgets

Position Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled

Start Date: 1 February 2017 (flexible)

Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

Location: Preference for South Africa, but flexible for the right candidate.

Application Information: We hope to begin the interview process by as soon as possible, but this position is open until filled.

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350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

If you have suggestions for us on how to do this better, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.

How to apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter at this link: http://grnh.se/lm86fk1