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March 30, 2006

Vacancy Announcement: Exciting Career Opportunity in International

Vacancy Announcement for exciting career opportunity in International Climate Change Work at U.S. EPA Headquarters.

This notice is to announce the upcoming availability of an exciting federal position to work in the challenging world of international climate change programs.

This is an informational announcement only, intended to solicit interest from potential candidates. Official announcement of the position will be through EPA's EZHire site at http://www.epa.gov/ezhire.

About the Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) International Capacity Building Branch (ICBB) manages programs and activities that build long-term capacity in developing countries to analyze and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and associated air pollution. ICBB is located at EPA's headquarters in Washington, DC. The branch is a part of EPA's Climate Change Division, a world leader in climate change policy analysis, modeling and voluntary climate programs.

ICBB's major areas of focus are:
- Energy efficiency in products and buildings;
- Analysis of the multiple benefits of simultaneously reducing GHGs and air pollutants;
- Energy and environmental modeling; and
- Technical support under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Major Duties and Responsibilities for this Position

The successful candidate will report to the Chief of ICBB, and work with colleagues on the Integrated Environmental Strategies (IES) Program (see http://www.epa.gov/ies), as well as with other ICBB program staff.

Responsibilities include assisting with or managing a number of

- Development, management and deployment of IES training materials at workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities for developing country partners;
- Outreach and marketing of the IES program in the Asian region;
- Analysis and assessment of multiple benefits of GHG mitigation (e.g., economic, social);
- Support to ICBB energy efficiency promotion programs, including research on existing or potential new partners, development of new/improved analytical tools, and identification of broader economic and energy consumption trends in partner countries;
- ICBB communications including oversight of the IES program website, writing high-quality information materials about ICBB programs and activities for publication in various media, and preparing presentations;
- Networking with international organizations that deal with climate programming (e.g., World Bank, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Program, Asian Development Bank) to extend awareness of ICBB's programs, and identify potential partnership activities; and
- Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required or Preferred

- Superior and demonstrated communications (written and oral) and presentation skills. Facility with use of PowerPoint software.
- Facility with prioritizing tasks and managing multiple projects at the same time.
- Analytical skills required to perform evaluation of and reporting on technical aspects of ICBB programs.
- Willingness to work collegially with branch members.
- Ability to manage, or experience in managing federal government funding documents and processes.
- Facility with computers and programming software (in this instance, Dreamweaver web software) and adherence to EPA web-management directives.
- Ability to speak one or more international languages.
- Experience/education in international environmental, climate, or energy programs or projects.

Salary and Related Information

ICBB expects to hire in the GS-9/11 range. Depending on qualifications, education, and work experience, the person selected will initially be paid a salary of between $44,856 and $70,558. EPA offers opportunities for rapid career advancement. For more information about working at EPA, see http://epa.gov/careers/.

If you are interested¦

Please send a cover letter and resume by April 21, 2006, to Susan Wickwire, ICBB Chief, at wickwire.susan@epa.gov. No phone calls, please.

EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or any other non-merit factors. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

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March 29, 2006

Job Announcement: International Fellow Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Job Announcement for International Fellow Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change seeks a highly qualified and committed individual to work with the International team on policy issues and outreach.

Starting Date: May/June 2006

Responsibilities Include:
-Monitor international and national (outside the U.S.) climate policy developments
-Manage contracts, review, printing of Pew Center publications
-Coordinate planning and logistics for workshops, briefings, and conferences
-Research international climate policy issues
-Build and maintain relations with representatives of governments, institutions, and stakeholders engaged in international climate policy
-Conduct outreach at international climate negotiations and other meetings and conferences
-Assist with administrative tasks as needed

-Bachelor's or Master's in environmental policy, international relations, or related field
-Strong writing and editing skills
-Interdisciplinary understanding of the climate change issue(technology, politics, economics)
-Background in international climate negotiations and policy
-Attention to detail
-Willingness to pitch in at all levels
-Willingness to travel
-English fluency; other languages, overseas experience a strong plus

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Status: Full-time, regular, exempt

Application Deadline: April 21, 2006

The Pew Center is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization working to promote practical and effective climate change policies in the United States and internationally. The Center was formed in 1998 with a large grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Center strives to inform the debate by publishing reports on climate science, economics, policy, and solutions. To facilitate dialogue among policymakers and stakeholders, the Center hosts conferences and workshops on climate-relevant topics. Pew Center staff participate in meetings on international climate change issues, including the ongoing negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) is comprised of major companies in diverse sectors demonstrating leadership in addressing global climate change by assessing opportunities for emissions reductions, establishing and meeting emissions reduction objectives, and investing in new, more efficient products, practices, and technologies. The Center accepts no funding from corporations.

For more information about the Pew Center visit http://www.pewclimate.org.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Elliot Diringer, Director of International Strategies The Pew Center on Global Climate Change
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201

or electronically in a Word Document or pdf to hr@pewclimate.org

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March 21, 2006

Ecofys Job Openings

Ecofys has just released the following vacancies in their London office:
- Consultant Energy and Climate Strategies
- Senior Consultant Energy and Climate Strategies
- Consultant Energy in the Built Environment
- and Project Developer Onshore Wind and Biomass Projects

Ecofys is one of the largest international consultancies, specialised in sustainable energy and climate issues. Click here for more information on the job openings.

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March 17, 2006

Job opening for Project Mgr and Program Coordinator for Global Roundtable on Climate Change

The Global Roundtable on Climate Change is hiring a Program Coordinator and a Project Manager. The Global Roundtable on Climate Change is the Earth Institute's effort to assist global consensus and catalyze effective cross-sectoral action on climate change. The Roundtable brings together high level stakeholders from business, civil society and government to discuss responses to climate change and attempt to reach consensus on some basic elements of an international strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
View Program Coordinator Description.
View Project Manager Description.

All applicants must complete Columbia University's online application in addition to submitting materials directly. More Info.

Resumes and cover letters can also be submitted to:

Kate Brash
Program Manager
Global Roundtable on Climate Change
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
tel. 212-854-6067
fax: 212-854-6309

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