ZeroWasteAsia GAIA Asia Pacific
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, zero waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped. We recognize that our planet’s finite resources, fragile biosphere, and the health of people and other living beings are endangered by polluting and inefficient production practices, and health-threatening disposal methods. Because of this, we oppose incinerators, landfills, and other end-of-pipe interventions. Our goal is clean production and the creation of a closed-loop, materials-efficient economy where all products are reused, repaired, or recycled.
Community Power. We recognize the knowledge and experiences of local communities and trust in their decisions
Local Solutions. Through the network, we build local-global linkages that are essential to movement-building and enhance our collective impact.
Inclusive, equity and social justice. We believe in collaboration with other movements that advance human rights and social justice globally, and champion holistic solutions that work for all people.
Accountability. We uphold our commitments and believe in transparency and the sustainable and ethical use of resources.
Independence. Our network is non-partisan.
The Anti-incineration Campaigner plays a leading role in GAIA Asia Pacific’s goal to dramatically reduced public/development agency support for waste burning, building stronger and more effective cross regional collaboration to prevent the export of incineration technology from one region to another; debunking narratives on incineration as a climate mitigating and effective waste management solution, and in fostering member capacity to expose the financial and policy threats of incineration
Reporting: Working under the direction of the Deputy Director for Campaigns and the Zero Waste Finance lead, the Anti-Incineration Campaigner will be part of the program team and will closely coordinate with the support programs.
Duration: This is a full-time position subject to a probationary period. It is open to individuals based in the Asia Pacific region. The Anti-Incineration Campaigner will be working remotely.
Compensation, and Work Environment: We offer a competitive salary plus benefits, including healthcare package, paid vacation and sick leaves, and other similar employment protections. We take pride in our ability to support one another’s work in an atmosphere of mutual trust, transparency, and respect, and look forward to introducing the successful candidate to our welcoming and highly motivated team and members.
Responsibilities: The scope of the position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
- As part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team, lead the development and implementation of high-impact campaign strategies that integrate with our Zero Waste divestment campaign, GAIA’s global strategies, and in climate policy and financing trends in the region
- Provide campaign, communications and strategy advice and support to members, allies and local communities.
- Develop spaces for collaboration and engagement for members and other movements to develop alignment, strategic partnerships and campaign strategies; and develop and roll out collaborative campaign actions.
- Build and sustain engagement with key decision-makers, international financial institutions, state and local government regulators, and elected representatives.
- Coordinate campaigns including reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
- Facilitate action planning and collaboration in response to community needs affected by investments on incineration and other false solutions to waste.
- Conduct or facilitate capacity-building activities and researches to support members and allied actors and organizations
- Represent GAIA Asia Pacific in meetings, media, hearings among others.
- Lead in identifying resource mobilization opportunities for anti-incineration work and overseeing projects under the campaign
- Participate in all relevant aspects of GAIA AP planning, review, proposal development and reporting including at the regional and global structures.
- Uphold GAIA AP’s values and contribute to the GAIA AP team and supporting the Network.
- At least three years’ experience (for the Campaigner role) or five years’ experience (for the Senior Campaigner role) in a similar campaign role in a climate or social justice advocacy network
- Experience leading, developing and implementing campaigns utilizing powerful and effective campaign strategies to achieve change.
- An understanding of how strong local campaigns are built and sustained, and experience in developing and delivering them in partnership with regional and global movements.
- An ability to critically analyze complex information (such as public policy, regulatory documents, technical reports) and convert your analysis into real-world influence or action.
- An ability to work independently, manage projects and deliver work on time with limited supervision and as part of a collaborative team
- Proven ability to develop strong, collaborative and long-lasting relationships with colleagues, other movements and members.
- Experience and knowledge of waste management, energy, and climate issues
- Experience with advocacy and strategies such as community organizing, policy advocacy and grievance mechanisms
- Fluent in verbal and written English and able to use online platforms and quickly learn new digital tools; and
- Willing to travel with frequency, including internationally
- Strong writing and presentation skills;
- Knowledge of another regional language;
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to equal employment opportunity principles and to providing all employees with a safe work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We welcome you regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, age, physical ability, or any other status unrelated to the performance of the job. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should:
- Send an updated resume and cover letter with your salary requirements and at least two professional references (one supervisor and one co-worker)
- Attach 2 samples of project proposals you have written
- Email the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Anti-Incineration Campaigner – YOUR NAME.” no later than May 31, 2023.
The position will be open until filled; the first round of interviews will commence immediately. Only candidates continuing on to the first round of interviews will be contacted. The successful candidate is expected to start work by August 2023.
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