Friday, January 24, 2014

Position: CIEL Program Director for People, Land & Resources, Center for Int. Env. Law, Wash. DC (Deadline: Jan. 27, 2014)

Unfortunately, I learned about this position only today. Deadline was already extended previously and is now January 27, 2014, i.e. Monday.


Vacancy Announcement: CIEL Program Director for People, Land & Resources

December 2013


The Center for International Environmental Law is seeking a Program Director for its People, Land & Resources Program (PLR). For more than 20 years, CIEL has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL’s dynamic team of international attorneys and experts work together in a collaborative and supportive work environment to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing people and the planet.
CIEL has built a reputation as one of the leading watchdogs of development finance institutions, and continues to play a vital role in defending the environment and communities against the adverse impacts of development by ensuring that the laws and policies governing development activities are consistent with those protecting the environment and human rights. The PLR program uses environmental and human rights standards related to development and other legal tools in innovative ways to strengthen international law, empower communities to use international law to defend their rights, ensure international financial flows safeguard the environment and human rights, and increase corporate accountability. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join us in these efforts.
The Program Director, PLR is a management position requiring substantial experience in international environmental and human rights law, policy and practice relating to development finance, ability to manage diverse staff, and demonstrated success in creating and implementing effective campaigns. The position serves as CIEL’s institutional lead on finance, development and accountability mechanisms, and bears primary responsibility for the strategic development and administrative oversight for the program. In consultation with the President and other relevant staff, the Program Director will work with team members to define program objectives consistent with CIEL’s mission and strategic plan, secure program funding from foundations and donors, implement campaigns consistent with objectives and available resources, and oversee administrative matters relating to the program. The position is based in Washington, D.C., and requires periodic international travel.
This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional who: has significant experience in international environmental law, policy, and practice; is able to manage diverse staff; and has demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective campaigns. Minimum qualifications for the position include: a J.D. or equivalent degree; seven to ten years of relevant experience; exceptional research, writing and communication skills; demonstrated success fundraising to support project goals; and demonstrated ability to manage a team in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have experience with human rights standards and issues; experience with international accountability mechanisms; proficiency in one or more foreign languages; and a great sense of humor. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing sample to info@ciel.org (include “People, Land & Resources Program Director” in subject line). The writing sample should represent the applicant’s own, unedited writing.
Application Deadline: January 27, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CIEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is an equal opportunity employer offering an informal, friendly, and fun work environment with excellent benefits. 

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Thank You for the information.

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