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Great people to work with and a well-respected organization.

Position: Project Officer, Climate Change and Energy (2 positions)

Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development

http://www.iisd. org

Location: Ottawa, Canada

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has a growing portfolio of work in the field of climate mitigation, emissions trading and climate policy. IISD wishes to engage a Project Officer to support the

Institute's on-going work in this area. The Project Officer will report to the Director, Climate Change and Energy. This full-time position will be based at IISD's office in Ottawa,


Position Description:

The Project Officer shall participate in research,

management and communications associated with projects undertaken within the Climate Change and Energy program of IISD. Specific activities are expected to include:

- Carrying out substantive research and project support related to the following issues as required:

- development of policies within Canada and internationally for promoting clean energy development, such as through emissions trading (both project- and allowance-based mechanisms);

-- promotion and support for adaptation to the impacts of climate change domestically and internationally; and

-- facilitation of the development, deployment and

diffusion of technologies that support climate change mitigation and adaptation.

- Following on-going provincial, national and international climate change and energy processes.

- Managing activities in cooperation with other IISD personnel, including but not limited to implementing specific projects, controlling budgets, maintaining relationships with funders, and supervising IISD or external consultants associated with these projects.

- Supporting the Climate Change and Energy team's public engagement and outreach activities, such as the development of communication materials and web site content.

- Assisting with the maintenance of IISD's institutional presence in Ottawa, including the maintenance of relationships within the government, non-governmental and private sectors.


The Project Officer should possess the following


- Masters Degree in the social sciences (e.g., political science, public administration, economics) or an interdisciplinary program (e.g., natural resources management, environmental studies).

- Minimum two years of relevant work experience.

- Substantive knowledge related to climate change and energy policy.

- Familiarity with sustainable development theory and policy issues.

- Very strong writing, communication and networking skill; very strong organizational skills.

- Systems thinking, creativity and drive balanced with considered judgment.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

- Availability to travel within Canada and


- Fluency in English and French; ability to speak

additional languages is considered an asset.


Please send a CV (no longer than 2 pages including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 2 referees) as well as a covering letter (1 page).

Reply in confidence to:

Attn: Director, Human Resources and Administration

International Institute for Sustainable Development

6th Floor, 161 Portage Avenue East

Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0Y4

Fax: (204) 958-7710

E-mail: info@iisd.ca

IISD is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or disability.

Whilst we are grateful for all applications, we regret that we will only be able to acknowledge those of shortlisted candidates.

ps. if anyone here is seriously interestedin applying, PM me and I can give you additional details about the jobs (there are actually 3 available).

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