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.