Saturday, December 16, 2006

Climate Change Law Fellow Opportunity at CIEL

A terrific opportunity, especially for recent law grads.

CIEL has a unique opportunity for a Climate Change Law Fellow
in our Washington, D.C. office

Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law’s Climate
Change Program has advised key participants in the international policy
arena on how to work towards an effective, enforceable emissions
reduction framework, and how to deal with the impacts of global warming.
Now, CIEL seeks a gifted, visionary attorney to carry on the work and
further development of this key CIEL program during the course of a
paid, one-year Climate Change Law Fellowship in our Washington, D.C.

The Climate Change Law Fellow will join CIEL’s team of lawyers and
staff, including well-known experts in critical areas of international
law, who are dedicated to using principles of ecology and justice to
strengthen international environmental law, protect the global
environment, and promote environmental justice and sustainable development.

The Climate Change Law Fellow will report directly to the President and

* Develop and implement CIEL strategies, objectives, and activities
for the Climate Change Program;
* Provide advice and support to, and collaborate with,
non-governmental organizations, government ministries and missions
(especially from developing countries), and intergovernmental
organizations to achieve CIEL program goals;
* Advocate CIEL positions and policies; and
* Fundraise in support of the Climate Change Program, in
collaboration with the President and the Director of Development.

The successful applicant will have:

* A minimum of a juris doctor (JD) or equivalent legal qualification;
* Expertise in public international law and institutions;
* Experience in and understanding of international climate change
law and related issues;
* Superb communication skills in spoken and written English,
including the ability to render clear, concise, and persuasive
legal advice and analysis (fluency in an additional, second
language is preferred); and
* Exceptional leadership and advocacy skills, the ability to work
collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and stakeholders,
and a demonstrated commitment to the public interest.

The salary for this one-year Fellowship is $45,000, plus an excellent
benefits package. Entry into service will be as soon as possible.
Depending on the Climate Change Law Fellow’s success and the
availability of funding, the Climate Change Law Fellow will be eligible
for consideration as a CIEL Attorney at the conclusion of the
Fellowship’s one-year term.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three
references to Sofia Plagakis, at
. Applications will be considered as they are
received, so applicants are encouraged to send their materials as soon
as possible, but in any event no later than January 14, 2007.

CIEL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity of all
types. For more information about CIEL and its activities, please visit

Donald M. Goldberg
Senior Attorney
Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite #300
Washington, DC 20036
202-785-8700 Phone
202-785-8701 Fax

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Environmental Studies Position in Energy Policy

Environmental Studies Position in Energy Policy
St. Lawrence University seeks a qualified candidate for a one year visiting position in environmental studies at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be an individual broadly trained in environmental studies and whose specific academic interest is energy policy. This person will teach three courses per semester, which will include Introduction to Environmental Studies as well as a seminar in energy policy and/or a practicum in alternative energy. The environmental studies department also has an Ecological Sustainability Landscape located adjacent to campus with a house that can be used as a laboratory and that is, in part, powered by a 1.8 KW photovoltaic solar electric system tied into the local power grid. In addition to the course about energy, the candidate may also teach other upper level environmental studies seminars that compliment the broadly interdisciplinary program in place at St. Lawrence. Ph.D. is preferred; ABD will be considered. Review of applications begins 15 January 2005.
St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. An independent, private university firmly committed to undergraduate liberal arts education and cross-cultural opportunities, St. Lawrence University offers a unique learning environment. The University’s 2000 students come from most of the U.S. and more than two dozen other countries. Canton, the St. Lawrence River valley, the nearby Adirondack State Park, and the cities of Ottawa and Montreal provide the University community with many social, cultural, and outdoor recreation activities.
A letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, brief descriptions of two upper level courses, and names and contact information for 3 references should be sent to:

Alan M. Schwartz
Chair, Environmental Studies Search
Environmental Studies Department
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617

Stanford Law Schol Env. Law Clinic Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Stanford Law School Environmental Law Clinic

Clinical Teaching Fellowship
Start Date: August 2007
(Full-time; 2 years)

The Stanford Legal Clinic invites applicants for a clinical teaching fellowship in the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic (“ELC”). The fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and other fellows, the fellow will represent clients and supervise and train law students who are representing clients. The ELC is one of nine programs that make up the Stanford Legal Clinic.

The fellow will work with the clinic director on environmental and natural resource cases representing non-profit conservation organizations and institutions. The ELC’s work focuses primarily on the protection of marine resources, endangered species, water quality, and public lands. Students working in the clinic help to investigate cases, develop strategies, advise clients, work with scientific experts, build and review administrative records, draft briefs, and present oral arguments. The ELC also is expanding its present docket to include additional policy and legislative work. The fellow will have substantial responsibility for the litigation of clinic cases in state and federal court and before administrative agencies and will help supervise Stanford Law School students enrolled in the clinic.
Applicants for the fellowship in the ELC must have practice experience in the environmental law area or a demonstrated interest in the field plus other relevant litigation experience (student practitioner in a clinical program, judicial law clerk, etc.).

This fellowship will allow a lawyer to spend two years honing skills in public-interest lawyering and clinical teaching, with the expectation that at the end of the two-year-program, the fellow will be well-situated to secure a position in one of those fields. Fellows in the clinic are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Stanford faculty at large. Fellows are invited to attend the weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from within Stanford and from throughout the world present works in progress. Fellows will also participate in workshops geared toward clinical teaching in particular. Given the full-time demands of the work supervising students and representing clients, however, fellows should not expect to have time during working hours to engage in their own independent scholarly research and writing.

Applicants must have demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering and must possess strong academic credentials. Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision are desirable. The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with other public-interest fellowships­setting compensation based on years of legal experience.

Completed applications are due by December 29, 2006.

Applicants should submit resumes through, referencing job number 23117.

Additionally, the following materials should be sent to Professor Lawrence C. Marshall, Director of Clinical Education, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California, 94305-8610 (this set can also be sent electronically to Professor Marshall through the Clinic’s Administrative Manager at ).

A short statement (no more than 750 words) describing: (1) prior experience in providing legal services; (2) other relevant experience; (3) aspirations for future public interest and/or clinical legal education work; and (4) information relevant to the applicant’s potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
Writing sample (10 – 15 pages);
List of at least three references; and
Law school transcript.

Stanford Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

Meg Caldwell, J.D.
Senior Lecturer and Director,
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
and Policy Program
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 243
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
phone: 650/723-4057
fax: 650/725-2190

NRDC Senior Attorney Opening in LA

NRDC is hiring a senior attorney to run its Southern California Air
Quality Project. This is a rare opportunity.

Natural Resources Defense Council
Job Announcement

Senior Attorney
Santa Monica Office

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists. We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beijing. Our staff of nearly 300 includes attorneys, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

The Urban Program treats cities as environments in need of as much attention as our forests, oceans and wilderness areas. Currently, the Urban Program focuses on issues of Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act enforcement, transportation, urban planning, environmental justice, endangered species protection, coastal protection, and marine mammal protection.

Position Summary:
NRDC seeks a Senior Attorney for its Santa Monica office. The Senior Attorney will direct the Southern California Air Quality Project and lead a team of attorneys and staff engaged in local and state clean air advocacy. Specifically, the attorney will work in the areas of clean air, air toxics, and environmental justice through litigation, administrative advocacy, policy analysis, and legislative advocacy. The attorney will also play an important role in NRDC’s strategic development, both in Southern California and nationally.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
• JD required
• Minimum of ten years professional experience as an attorney, including extensive litigation and managerial experience, superior academic credentials, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Demonstrated interest in environmental protection is preferred.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise other attorneys and staff while working as a member of a team to build upon the strengths of the program.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment and are committed to workplace diversity. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Applicants should email cover letter, resume and writing sample no later than December 8, 2006 to In your correspondence, please indicate where you saw this job announcement. No phone calls or faxes, please.

NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information about NRDC, please visit

Thursday, September 21, 2006

International Emissions Trading Events Manager

Job Description
IETA Event Manager
International Emissions Trading Association

Job Title: Event Manager
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: President & CEO
Task and Responsibilities: Coordinate and implement the organisation of IETA Events and in particular the annual Carbon Expo

1. Support the design and implementation of a cost-efficient marketing strategy for Carbon Expo 2006 aimed at: maximizing the participation of the regulated industry from Europe, Japan and North America and increasing participation from technology and service providers;
2. Support in the organization and delivery of the conference program. This includes invitation of speakers and follow up and all administrative work related to the development of the conference as well as exhibitor side events;
3. Support in the development and execution of a marketing strategy to increase the number of exhibitors and participants from among the target groups, including: German players in the carbon market, and technology providers that can monetize their technologies in the carbon market, ie. either they can use their technology to develop CDM/JI projects, for EU allowances, or for the retail market;
4. Provide assistance in the effective delivery during Carbon Expo, seek feedback from speakers, exhibitors and panelists, both formal and informal, on means to improve the effectiveness of Carbon Expo;
5. Co-ordinate the design and implementation of the knowledge mart, speakers' corner component of the Fair;
6. Support the design and management of information materials related to the Trade Fair and Conference, including the web-site managed by Kolnmesse;
7. Coordinate with IETA and World Bank members of the CARBON EXPO steering committee

Required experience and skills:
• 3-5 yrs work experience and/or completion of at least a master’s degree level
• Knowledge of and interest in climate change and market mechanisms
• Experience in conference management and marketing
• Good inter-personal skills, team player
• Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines
• Ability to work in parallel with issues of substance and management
• Knowledge of computer software, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, etc. Knowledge of web software
• Good communication skills
• Flexible and service minded
• Excellent command of English

Additional information
Potential candidates can send their application by e-mail to Edwin Aalders ( before the 1st of November 2006. Although starting date is negotiable candidates should be available within 1 months of closing date of the job application.

IETA offers its employees a comprehensive salary package subject to Swiss Taxation, which includes contributions to social security and pension fund and Accidental Insurance cover.

About IETA:
IETA currently has 134 members and 9 staff working from offices in Geneva (Switzerland), Canada (Toronto & Ottawa). IETA is dedicated to:
 the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and ultimately climate protection;
 the establishment of effective market-based trading systems for greenhouse gas emissions by businesses that are demonstrably fair, open, efficient, accountable and consistent across national boundaries; and
 maintaining societal equity and environmental integrity while establishing these systems.

Vacancies at World Bank Carbon Finance Unit

Vacancy Announcement

The World Bank Carbon Finance Unit invites qualified candidates to apply for one of the following positions:
− Methodology Specialist – Small scale projects (CDM/JI)
− Methodology Specialist – Electricity generation and transmission
− Methodology Specialist – Chemicals, mining, manufacturing, non-CO2 gases

Qualified candidates should meet the following criteria. Further details are contained in the job description for each position:
− Advanced degree (at least Masters) in a relevant field.
− Five years of work experience related to the above specialization (as applicable).
− Experience with methodologies for project-based emissions trading (in particular CDM/JI).
− Excellent understanding of climate change issues and the Kyoto Protocol.
− Work experience in an international environment.
− Proficiency in English.

Please do not respond to this email. For more information and to apply on-line, please go to:,,contentMDK:21007171~pagePK:64262408~piPK:64262191~theSitePK:1058433,00.html

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and upload a single file with cover letter and resume.
Applications must be received by Monday, 16 October 2006, 11:59pm EST/EDT (Washington, DC time).

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Beijing Consultant for China Sustainable Cities Initiative of Hewlett Foundation & Energy Foundation

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation/The Energy Foundation
>Job Opening
>The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Energy Foundation are
>private foundations based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Energy
>Foundation has a Beijing representative office and manages (1)The
>China Sustainable Energy Program (, whose missionis to
>encourage China's sustainable development through energy efficiency
>and renewable energy policy development, and (2) the China Sustainable
>Transportation Center, a Chinese non-governmental organization that
>promotes sustainable transportation development inChina's cities, with
>a particular emphasis on bus rapid transit(BRT).
>The Hewlett Foundation and the Energy Foundation are jointly launching
>an investigation into the potential for a new "China Sustainable
>Cities Initiative" (CSCI). We are interested in exploring the
>feasibility of assisting China's cities to develop (1) sustainable
>urban designs, (2) green buildings, and (3) sustainable transportation
>Over the next quarter century, China's central government plans to
>moveover 300 million people from rural areas into hundreds of newly
>built satellite cities. These cities will make enormous demands
>onnatural resources and the environment. Decisions regarding urban
>layout, whether urban designs will incorporate growth management and
>preserve green space and agricultural lands, whether buildings will be
>designed sustainably to minimize energy consumption, whether
>transportation systems will emphasize efficient mass transit-are all
>decisions being made in real time and that will have centuries-long
>We seek a responsible, energetic, and highly professional individual
>fluent in Mandarin and with government policy experience in China to
>help us investigate the potential for launching a "China Sustainable
>Cities Initiative." The individual would be hired initially as a
>consultant with the potential, should the Initiative prove to be
>promising, to become the Executive Director based in the CSCI office
>in Beijing.
>Under the direction of the Energy Foundation's China Program Director,
>the consultant will:
>Investigate ongoing trends in China's urbanization;
>Research ongoing sustainable cities projects underway in China with
>support from the international community;
>Develop outreach to China's mayors, governors, and local Party
>secretaries to assess the feasibility and strategies for implementing
>aChina Sustainable Cities Initiative;
>Identify potential municipal pilot sites where (1) sustainable urban
>design, (2) green buildings, and (3) sustainable transportation
>systems could be developed in tandem;
>Assist with the design of all aspects of the China Sustainable Cities
>Be willing to travel within China and internationally to accomplish
>these tasks.
>Experience in the field of urban planning, green buildings, and/or
>transportation system development, planning and design;
>Possess at least a master's degree or equivalent in a related field;
>Strong understanding of the political dynamics of urban development in
>China; experience dealing with technical and political issues within
>Fluency in English and Mandarin with the ability to translate and
>draft documents in both languages;
>Solid computer knowledge, including in Microsoft Word, Excel,
>PowerPoint, etc.;
>Work well under pressure, both independently and as a team member, and
>be a creative problem-solver;
>An ability to demonstrate at all times an energetic, "can do,"
>cordial, and professional demeanor and attitude;
>An ability to be flexible, responsive, and timely.
>Start Date: Immediate. Competitive compensation package.
>Please send cover letter, resume, and self-written English
>writingsample immediately to Alexandra Wang, Program Associate, The
>EnergyFoundation, 1012 Torney Avenue #1, San Francisco, CA 94129.

Human Rights in China Program Officer

Law Program Officer

Job Posting: Law Program Officer
Location: New York City
Type of Position: FT w/ benefits
Post Date: September 12, 2006
Start Date: Immediate

Human Rights in China (HRIC), a leading international Chinese human rights NGO with offices in Hong Kong and New York, is seeking a committed, energetic, and detail-oriented professional to fill the position of Law Program Officer in our New York office.
The Law Program Officer will work closely with HRIC lawyers and advocacy staff and contribute to HRIC’s interrelated advocacy, research, casework, and outreach programs, including:

• Overseeing case management, strategy, and coordination
• Conducting Chinese and international legal research
• Preparing specific policy, case, and legal briefs and submissions to human rights mechanisms at the UN as well as contributions to other bilateral and multilateral fora
• Conducting research on pressing human rights concerns in China
• Contributing to the overall strategic development of HRIC’s advocacy programs
Additional Qualifications:
Candidates must be committed to HRIC’s mission and interested in working in a friendly, high-energy, collaborative trilingual NGO that insists on the highest professional and public-interest standards.

• J.D. or equivalent and 3–5 years of human rights-related experience (including clinical, internship, and professional positions)
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills
• Fluency in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin) and English
• Interested in China and supporting human rights advocacy
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, cooperative, and comfortable handling multiple tasks

Salary commensurate with experience, plus employer-paid benefits.

How to Apply:

Apply immediately. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Human Rights in China (HRIC) is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted on: September 15, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

LGBT Researcher at Human Rights Watch

Fulltime Position


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program (New
York Office)

Deadline for applications: October 16, 2006

Please note: Interviews for short-listed candidates will
be held in New York and are tentatively scheduled for
October. Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is an international
human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known
for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely
reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy
campaigns, and its success in changing the human
rights-related policies of influential governments and
international institutions.

HRWs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ("LGBT")
Rights program is seeking a Researcher. The Researcher
will focus on human rights abuses related to sexual
orientation and gender identity and expression worldwide
under the supervision of the Director of the LGBT Rights
program, who will provide guidance on the choice of
research and advocacy projects.

The Researcher will be responsible for ongoing research
and advocacy efforts, play an important role in developing
strategies for dealing with human rights issues related to
sexuality and sexual rights, and contribute to policy
development in this area. S/he will carry out fact-finding
missions to target countries; write and publicize reports
on findings; develop advocacy strategies; present human
rights concerns to governments, intergovernmental and
nongovernmental organizations, and the press; and write
press releases, articles, op-eds, and position papers. The
Researcher will coordinate research and advocacy plans
with the HRW thematic and regional divisions. S/he will
help create and maintain partnerships with NGOs working on
sexual rights and will follow media and other reports on
human rights abuses based on sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression. S/he may also be responsible for
editing, representing the program in seminars and other
meetings, and related tasks. The Researcher may assume
primary responsibility within the program for responding
to emergency situations. The Researcher will be based
preferably in HRWs New York headquarters, although other
locations may be considered.

An advanced degree in law, public health, international
relations, gender studies, or a related field, and two to
three years of experience in human rights, with a
preferred emphasis in LGBT rights, gender, sexual rights,
or a closely related area, are required. Candidates must
have research experience and advocacy skills and should
have good interviewing skills; field experience in public
health or human rights is strongly desirable, as is
demonstrated experience working with sexual minorities and
LGBT communities. Experience working with issues of gender
identity and expression is highly desirable. Excellent
oral and written communications skills in English are
required, and writing and speaking proficiency in another
language is highly desirable. Candidates should be highly
motivated and well-organized; able to work quickly and
well under pressure, both independently and as a member of
a team; juggle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines;
and demonstrate a commitment to international human

Salary and Benefits : Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional
applicants and offers competitive compensation and
generous employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable
relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining
necessary U.S. work authorization; non-US citizens are
encouraged to apply.

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY (no calls or email inquiries,
please) by emailing together a letter of interest, resume,
names or letters of reference, and a brief writing sample
(unedited by others) no later than October 16, 2006 to . Please use "LGBT Researcher Application" as
the subject of your email. Only complete applications will
be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be
submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send
materials (please do not split a submission between email
and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (LGBT Researcher)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Fax: (212) 736-1300

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

EPA Climate Change related jobs

this is a posting that I overlooked in my e-mail several weeks ago:


Please find below an informational announcement regarding two job
openings in EPA's Climate Economics Branch, Climate Change Division. See
below for contact details regarding this announcement.


Openings in EPA’s Climate Economics Branch
Climate Change Division, Office of Air & Radiation

EPA is hiring for the following two positions:
(1) Energy Economist
(2) Climate Mitigation Specialist

For these positions, the salary range is from GS-9 to GS-13 ($44,856 to
$100,554), dependent upon qualifications. If interested please, e-mail
a cover letter and resume to the following contact:

Marian Smoak
USEPA (6207J)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Fax: (202) 343-2359


This invitation for resumes is an opportunity for you to introduce
yourself to us. It is not an official job application process. All job
openings will be announced in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
EZ-hire website ( EPA is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Selection for these positions 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. U.S.
citizenship is required.

Climate Economics Branch

These positions are in the Climate Economics Branch (CEB), which is
responsible for conducting analyses of the economic effects of
greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and carbon sequestration,
including areas such as capital turn-over and technological diffusion.
In addition, the Branch is responsible for long-term scenarios,
including GHGs, land-use change, carbon sequestration, and integrated

The CEB also is responsible for providing analytical rigor to policy
analysis concerning efforts that support the U.S. Administration’s goals
of cost-effectively reducing the GHG intensity of the U.S. economy.
The CEB develops strategies and analytical tools to address a variety of
types of climate change policies and initiates economic research to
advance the state of knowledge of climate change economics.

(1) Energy Economist Position and Qualifications

The economist will assess climate change mitigation policy options,
particularly in the U.S. energy sector. The incumbent's time will be
spent collaboratively developing and using large- scale economic models
that assess the economic impacts of GHG mitigation measures. As the
focus of this position is the use of large-scale economic modeling to
conduct research and analysis, previous experience with economic
modeling is preferable.

The incumbent should be a self-motivated analyst capable of contributing
to the design of a research program that meets the analytical needs of
the EPA. Strong communication skills are necessary to facilitate
interactions with other economists, stakeholders, and contractors.
Excellent writing skills are required to communicate the results of
research and analysis. The applicant will be required to work in a
team and multi-disciplinary setting. The incumbent should expect to
engage with and contribute to the climate economics community through
participation at conferences and the publication of peer-reviewed

Successful candidates must have a strong background in economics and
quantitative analysis, and should be familiar with climate change
science and policy. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree
(PhD preferred) in economics or engineering, with significant exposure
to environmental and energy economics, and public policy. Understanding
of quantitative skills such as mathematical programming, econometrics,
and statistics is required.

(2) Climate Mitigation Specialist Position and Qualifications

An important function of CEB is to provide analytical rigor to policy
decisions concerning efforts to reduce emissions of methane and other
non-CO2 gases in support of the U.S. Administration’s programs that help
industry reduce GHG emissions efficiently. The new Climate Mitigation
Specialist will focus primarily on developing mitigation cost analyses
for various GHG reduction technologies, and on studying the implications
of voluntary and market-based approaches for meeting reduction goals.

Successful candidates must have a strong background in economics,
finance, and quantitative analysis, and should be familiar with climate
change science and policy. Ideal candidates will have a Masters degree
in economics, engineering, public policy, or a related discipline, and
will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, including the use
of advanced spreadsheets and databases. Working knowledge of
international, project, and environmental economics is a plus.

Both positions require a strong commitment to environmental protection,
excellent writing skills, a high energy level, and project management
experience. Domestic and international travel may be required.

ICCP Internship

The Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (NGGIP) invites applications for an intern. The post will be based at the TSU's host, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan, for 4 months.

The successful applicant will undertake research or development related to improvements of greenhouse gas emission and/or removal estimates in developing countries or economies in transition. The applicant will be expected to propose a suitable research topic.

The Emission Inventory Internship will provide the opportunity to young researchers/scientists from developing countries and/or countries with economies in transition to familiarise themselves with the IPCC methodologies for national greenhouse gas inventories as well as deepening their understanding of the international processes involved.

Further details of the position are given on:

Background of TSU

The IPCC established a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories in 1998 and accepted the offer of the Government of Japan to set up and provide financial support for the TSU for NGGIP to be located at IGES. The TSU, inaugurated in September 1999, currently works under the guidance of the Task Force Bureau comprising IPCC-elected experts from 14 IPCC member nations. The Task Force Bureau is responsible to the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The main activity of the NGGIP is to develop methodological guidance on the estimation and removal of emissions of greenhouse gases.

How to Apply

* Applicants should provide:
- a Curriculum Vitae
- a project proposal (one page)
* Applicants may also provide additional supporting material
* All documents in a language other than English must be translated into English.
* Application by internet/email with an MS Word readable file, a pdf file, fax or ordinary mail.
* An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to each applicant.
* Only short-listed applicants will be contacted further.
* Unsuccessful short-listed candidates will be notified within one month of completion of the appointment procedure.
* The time schedule for the recruitment process is as follows:
- Closing date for applications will be 3 September 2006.
- Telephone Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held early October 2006.
- Selection of candidates will be completed in November 2006.
* Applications with a Curriculum Vitae; a brief proposal of research which the applicant wishes to undertake (max one page); and other supporting documents should be sent to:

Dr. Simon Eggleston
Head, Technical Support Unit for the IPCC-NGGIP
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
2108-11, Kamiyamaguchi
Hayama, Kanagawa,
240-0115, Japan
Fax: +81 468 55 3808

Human Rights Watch Researcher

Europe & Central Asia Division
Deadline for applications: September 15, 2006

Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is an international human rights monitoring and
advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive
and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns,
and its success in changing the human rights-related policies of influential
governments and international institutions.

HRW is seeking a researcher for its Europe and Central Asia Division. The
researcher will have primary responsibility for monitoring violations of
human rights in Turkey, as well as secondary responsibility for monitoring
violations in one or two other countries in the region, depending on the
researcher's expertise and the Europe and Central Asia division's needs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring, investigating
and documenting human rights violations in Turkey and other assigned
countries and developing effective recommendations to help ameliorate those
violations; advocating effectively for the improvement of human rights with
governments and other governing institutions in the region, together
with international organizations with a field presence, including the United
Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Union (E.U.); writing concise, timely and accurate briefing memos, reports, press releases and other documents; collaborating effectively with HRW colleagues and with international and local non-governmental organizations in Turkey on issues of
common concern; and responding to inquiries from the press, public, and
international and local organizations based in Turkey and elsewhere. The
organization would strongly prefer for the researcher to be based in our offices in
New York, London, or Brussels, but will consider applications from strong
candidates who can only be based in one of HRW's other European offices (Berlin or
Geneva). Frequent travel to Turkey and other countries of responsibility as
well as to New York for consultations is required.

An advanced degree in law, international relations, regional studies, journalism, or a related field; several years of human rights experience, ideally with significant experience conducting field research; and a demonstrated commitment to international human rights are required.
Familiarity with the institutions of the European Union and the Council of
Europe strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent Turkish and, preferably, other regional languages; excellent writing and communications skills; and a background in the region.

*Salary and Benefits:*
Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive
compensation and generous employer-paid benefits.

*PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for references, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) *no later than September 15, 2006* to
Please use "Turkey Researcher Application" as the subject of your email.
Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send Materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Turkey Reseacher)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 736-1300

*Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.*

Ford Foundation - Cairo Office, Program Officer



Program Officer
Governance, International Relations and Civil Society

Peace and Social Justice Program Middle East and North Africa

The Program Officer will design, implement, monitor and evaluate a portfolio
of initiatives and grants addressing issues of governance, international
relations and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa region. S/he
will be expected to evaluate current strategies against the changing context
and identify new priorities for the future in close consultation with a
broad range of scholars, academics, government officials, activists and
civil society representatives.

The program currently supports:

§ promotion of public debate and quality research on governance and civil
society around such key issues as the role of the state, participatory
processes in governance and the culture of responsible and active

§ inclusion of diverse voices and alternative approaches to democratic

§ contribution from the region to global debates on security and global

§ independent policy research institutions and networks; and

§ initiatives that promote democratic processes in peace-building, conflict
resolution and reconstruction, including support for joint and complementary
Israeli and Palestinian peace building activities.

The portfolio emphasizes regional and sub-regional cooperation, with a
special focus on Egypt and Palestine.

The Program Officer is expected to develop and maintain close working
relationships with existing and potential grantees, and with leaders in
governments, research institutions and civil society; identify potential
grantees, both non-governmental and governmental; solicit, review and
respond to proposals; recommend and monitor grants and evaluate lines of
programming; and offer support and guidance as needed to actual and
potential grantees. The Program Officer will contribute to defining the
Cairo office's overall strategic direction for the region, seek
opportunities to cooperate programmatically with other Cairo-based
portfolios, collaborate with colleagues in other Foundation offices to
support regional and global networks and initiatives, and play a leadership
role in the Governance and Civil Society Program's global 'community of

Senior and substantive experience in the Middle East and North Africa,
particularly the Mashreq region. Appropriate educational background,
including an advanced degree in the social sciences, public policy or law.
Significant professional experience working with a range of civil society
actors. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to conceptualize program ideas and strategies. Demonstrated analytical, writing and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and
ability to work with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Ability to work in Arabic and English.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Target Date: Early 2007

Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation's commitment to internal
equity. A generous benefits package is provided.

To apply for the position, visit or send full
application materials (consisting of substantive cover letter, c.v., and a
5-20 page sole-authored writing sample in English) to Ms. S. Ashton at 320
E. 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, USA, by October 6, 2006.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
principles at The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional
opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status,
citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected
characteristic as established under law.

Texas Tech Law Teaching

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

The Texas Tech University School of Law is seeking to fill one tenure-track position and two 405(c) status lawyering skills contract positions for the 2007-08 academic year. In addition, the Law School has received a sizeable endowment to support a newly created AT&T Professorship in Public Utility Law. Applicants for this endowed professorship must have distinguished themselves in the field of public utility law, including telecommunications law, and teaching experience in these areas is preferred.

We invite applications from exceptional individuals interested in joining our faculty. Subject areas for the tenure-track position will vary depending on curricular needs but may include both first-year and advanced courses. Candidates with demonstrated excellence in most subject areas will be considered. We seek applicants with a J.D., prior teaching and/or practice experience, demonstrated writing ability, strong academic credentials, and service contributions to the community. Once hired, faculty members are evaluated and advancement determined by contributions in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Texas Tech University, with 28,000 students, is located in Lubbock, Texas located in the high plains of West Texas. The metropolitan area serves as home to 250,000 people. The law school has approximately 700 students and 35 full-time faculty members. Lubbock enjoys a low cost of living, including very affordable housing prices, and easy access to other parts of the country via three major airlines that offer daily flights.

Texas Tech is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations and encourages applications from all qualified persons. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and persons traditionally under-represented in law schools. Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references should be sent to: Professor Jorge A. Ramírez, Chair, Personnel Committee, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1802 Hartford Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-0004.

environmental consulting firm

The job posting below came across my e-mail. I have never heard of this firm before. Based on their website, they appear to be a very small and very new company. So, job applicant beware . . .

Global Carbon BV is an environmental consultancy company with its headquarters based in The Netherlands and offices in Germany, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The company provides services to the industry and energy sector to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) under the Kyoto Protocol. Global Carbon BV is, per direct, looking for an experienced project manager to expand its activities in Ukraine. The candidate should fulfill the following requirements: • Minimum five years working experience, including experience working in aninternational environment; • Proven experience in the field of energy efficiency projects in the energy sectorand/or industry, with a preference for the steel industry; • Proven experience or affinity with GHG reduction projects; • University degree in (energy) engineering; • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian; • Good communication skills, both in orally and in writing. The responsibilities of the candidate will be: • Manage the development of GHG emission reduction projects in Ukraine; • Manage technical part of our emission reduction services; • Support Clients during the complete Kyoto project cycle; • The selected candidate will work from our office in Kyiv, and extensive travel within Ukraine is required. What we offer is: • A challenging job in the emerging market of GHG emission reductions under the Kyoto protocol; • Possibility for growth in an international operating company; • A competitive remuneration including bonus scheme; Please send your English CV and cover letter to before the 15thof September 2006. Look for more information at:

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

U. New Mexico Law School Southwest Indian Law Clinic Opening

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications and nominations for a faculty position to begin in the fall of 2007. The position will be full-time tenure-track, tenured, or visiting. Salary and terms of employment will depend upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Candidates must possess a J.D. degree or equivalent legal degree. Preferred qualifications include a record or promise of academic scholarship; teaching experience; demonstrated excellence in the practice of law; experience in clinical teaching; tribal community contacts or experience; training and experience in supervision; and demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in the practice of Federal Indian law and/or tribal law. To apply, send a signed letter of interest that addresses your qualifications and teaching interest and/or expertise, a curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Professor Barbara Blumenfeld

Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

School of Law

MSC11 6070

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

For best consideration, please submit application by September 30, 2006. Recruitment will continue until opening is filled. The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.

Friday, August 18, 2006

International Legal Expert - UNDP Yugoslavia Job on CDM in Serbia

International Legal Expert – Development of recommendations for legalization of CDM in Serbia (POST REFERENCE 490).

For details, see

Deadline: September 1, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

UNHCR Protection Officer/Deadline Sept 5

UNHCR, Washington, D.C.
Vacancy AnnouncementThe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner forRefugees (UNHCR) isseeking a Protection Officer for its Regional Office inWashington, D.C.
TITLE: Protection OfficerCATEGORY / GRADE: National Professional Officer, Grade C(NO-C)TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: One-year fixed-term with possibilityof renewalOTHER CONDITIONS: In accordance with UNHCR Staff Rules andRegulations.This post is based in Washington, D.C. and is not subjectto internationalrotation. Application is open to both internal andexternal candidates.
DUTIES:1. Undertake the activities of the Office relating tointernationalrefugee protection;2. Provide advice to United States officials involved inthe determinationof refugee status;3. Provide protection to refugees and persons of concernto UNHCR byensuring the observance of universally recognizedprinciples of refugeelaw;4. Monitor protection issues and coordinate withgovernment authoritiesand NGOs to ensure that UNHCR is fully informed of thesituation ofrefugees in the United States;5. Monitor legislative developments as they affectrefugees andasylum-seekers in the United States and contribute to thedevelopment ofUNHCR's position in this regard;6. Provide legal opinions and advice on internationalrefugee law and itsrelationship to United States asylum law to adjudicators,governmentofficials, and private attorneys;7. Assist in the dissemination of refugee law withacademic institutions,law enforcement officials, immigration and borderauthorities foreffective protection of refugees and asylum-seekers;8. Liaise with competent authorities to ensure theissuance of ID cards,travel documents and work permits to refugees in order tofacilitatemovement and local integration;9. Prepare periodic and annual reports on protectionactivities within theUnited States for submission to the head of office andheadquarters;10. Develop and conduct trainings on international refugeeand humanrights law;11. Support the Office?s regional protection activities inthe Caribbeanthrough assistance with trainings and refugee statusdeterminations;12. Perform other duties as required.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Law degree; eight yearsprofessional workexperience in the field of international refugee lawand/or United Statesimmigration law (knowledge of both required). Excellentknowledge ofEnglish required; knowledge of French and/or Spanishdesired. UnitedStates citizenship required.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to:Senior Administrative AssistantUNHCR1775 K Street, NW, Suite 300Washington, DC 20006FAX - (202) 296-5660E.MAIL - <>