Organisation: The Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMIF)

Position: International Project Coordinator – Decarbonising Fleets and Streets

Location: Flexible global location

Salary: Competitive market level contingent on location

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Closing date: 26/09/2021 (day/month/year)

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International Project Coordinator – Decarbonising Fleets and Streets

The Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMIF)

Background

Background

The Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMIF) works to connect, align, and strengthen people power for a more socially just, zero carbon future. Drawing together and amplifying the efforts of NGOs working on technical solutions, or working with policy makers, with those of campaign or grassroots groups and movements working to increase citizen engagement and activity.  UMIF´s goal is to dramatically accelerate humanity’s transition to a zero-carbon world. UMIF is a convenor of the field, an advisor to philanthropy, and a grant maker. 

UMIF believes that people-powered movements are critical to creating a zero-carbon world, generating the drive and popular support necessary for huge political, cultural, and technological shifts.  In order to grow in our set direction and meet our strategic plan, we are in urgent need to build a team to help us strategically reach our goals.  

Job description

Primary responsibilities

This position will coordinate a small team of campaigners / organizers in multiple organizations, beginning in North America / Europe / India, with the aim to contribute to the emergence of a global network of sustainable urban mobility advocates. The success of this core team’s work will be visible when well-networked members benefit from their cumulative knowledge and experience, magnify their individual voices, and bundle their power on joint campaign targets. If you are passionate about sustainable mobility, believe in the collective power of people, and have successfully coordinated international projects, then you will thrive in this position.

The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead a small team of campaigners/organizers in partner organizations; facilitate strategy and planning processes in consultation with the project steering committee
  • Oversee the design and implementation, including through contracting, of project deliverables benefiting the network (e.g. reports, websites, etc.);
  • Facilitate interaction and cooperation between network members, including through virtual convenings; the set-up and management of a communications platform; and a learning hub;
  • Lead co-creative strategy and planning processes with the network to engage corporate and governmental decision makers;
  • Lead the coordination of the network’s joint regional or global activities, tactics, and strategies, which may include the publication and dissemination of reports or similar outputs, the development of media and social media engagement strategies, or the organizing of joint days of action;
  • Liaise with the steering committee on project progress, challenges, and opportunities
  • Ensure equity aspects are integrated into all aspects of the network’s activities. 

Candidate requirements

Requirements

  • Fluency and proficiency in English, both in speaking and writing;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience leading international campaign teams in the environmental or social justice sector, ideally in distributed organizing / directed network campaigning targeting governments and/or corporates;
  • Strong project management and process facilitation skills, understanding that this team will work remotely and therefore rely heavily on digital tools;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, i.e., the ability to get a team to thrive despite the geographic distance;
  • A solid understanding of the linkages between mobility, air pollution, and climate;
  • A positive, flexible, can-do attitude, coupled with self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

Personal Characteristics 

  • Appreciation for working with a small, multicultural international team;
  • Commitment to the values of equity, authentic communication and collaboration, and to people-centered campaigning/organizing;
  • Willingness to experiment, take risks and learn from successes and failures;

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English, to Karem Armstrong at karem@darylupsall.com

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “UMIF-International Project Coordinator – Decarbonising Fleets and Streets" in the email subject line. Also please let us know your ideal work location.

The deadline for applications is Sunday September 26th, 2021.

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


Contact person: Karem Armstrong

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter

Website: umievents.org/about/

Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2021-09-26

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