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 - <>