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Campaign Manager, Oil & Gas

July 7, 2020

POSITION: Campaign Manager, Oil & Gas

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: International Methane Director

Location: Flexible within the European Union

PURPOSE: Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit global organization dedicated to the near-elimination of harmful air pollution from Earth’s energy, agricultural, waste, and forest management systems.

CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of two dozen experts and advocates (and a global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable.

CATF is based in the United States and headquartered in Boston. But it also operates globally through work with partners in Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and in multilateral international forums ranging from the International Maritime Organization to the International Energy Agency to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to the Responsible Steel Coalition. CATF is growing its presence in Europe through this hire and a few others.

CATF’s super pollutants initiatives aim to reduce pollutants that will have the greatest impact on warming the planet over the near term and offer the most promising targets for immediate cleanup. Taken together, efforts to reduce super pollutants globally could prevent more than half a degree C of warming along with numerous other public health and ecological benefits. One of the key sources that CATF aims to address is the oil and gas industry, which releases millions of tons of invisible methane pollution into the air each year. This pollution speeds up climate change and harms human health. Using the latest in optical gas imaging technology, the Oil & Gas Specialist will travel throughout Europe and other regions making this problem visible to civil society partners, the media, and governments – helping to make the case for new policies and regulations to reduce emissions.

The Oil & Gas Specialist will be trained as a Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer and will have the core responsibility of conducting optical gas imaging tours and workshops in countries where CATF supports oil and gas methane and flaring regulations, with a focus in 2020 on Europe and, to a lesser extent, Latin America and Africa, with the possibility of an expanded program in other regions. The Oil & Gas Specialist will build alliances with partners in the NGO community and with the media. As needed, the Oil & Gas Specialist will also represent CATF in meetings with government officials, often alongside other CATF experts.

To learn more about CATF’s work and collaborations, visit: www.catf.us.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborates with the International Director to conduct optical gas imaging tours and related workshops:

  • Works with civil society partners in key countries to identify promising sites, plan trip and workshop logistics, invite participants, and conduct optical gas imaging in the field.
  • Carefully documents information regarding each site visited, curates videos and still photographs online.

Helps Build the Organization:

  • Builds strong relationships with colleagues in and outside of CATF.
  • Communicates responsively and clearly with a wide range of partners, including members of CATF’s Super Pollutants team, civil society groups, reporters, and government officials.
  • Proactively solves problems. Uses all resources at their disposal to gain necessary information, creatively find solutions, and doggedly pursue results.
  • Consistently takes a high degree of initiative, working independently while providing regular updates and seeking help and guidance when needed.
  • Contributes opinions and substantiation to the program’s goal-setting and strategy discussions. Generates new ideas for projects and activities consistent with the goals and strategies of the program.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated international travel ability and enthusiasm, including in the developing world.
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to planning and contingency plans, detail-oriented, strong follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Proficient photographer with interest in becoming a certified optical gas imaging thermographer.
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Photograph and video editing experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
  • A valid passport and the ability to travel 60 percent or more of the time is essential. Destinations may include, but shall not be limited to: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Côte D’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, and Senegal.
  • Strong English language ability necessary; additional language skills highly valued (French and German in particular).
  • Passion for CATF’s mission. 

COMPENSATION AND LOCATION:

This is a full-time, funding-dependent position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.  The location for this position is flexible within the European Union. This job requires 60%+ travel to a wide range of countries. CATF provides equal employment opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please email a resume, referencing the position title, and cover letter including contact information for two to three academic and/or professional references to apply@catf.us.