Organisation: Global Commons Alliance
Location: Flexible global location
Salary: $60,000 or higher depending on time allocated and level of experience
Closing date: 30/01/2022 (day/month/year)
Global Commons Alliance
The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) formed to catalyse
urgent action at an unprecedented scale to protect and restore the Global Commons
- the natural resources we all need to survive, thrive, and prosper (e.g.
land, oceans, freshwater, climate, biodiversity). The mission of the GCA is to empower
citizens, companies, and countries to become good stewards of the Global Commons
and support the future stability of the planet.
The GCA has three priorities. The first is to create a
mindset shift by mainstreaming a scientific understanding of humanity's
critical dependence on the Global Commons, the existential threat posed by its
tipping points, and develop safe and just guardrails for people and planet. The
second is creating mechanisms for action to scale the adoption and
implementation of science-based targets for the Global Commons amongst
companies and cities, including through engagement with governments. The third
is to deepen and expand systemic approaches to solve these challenges by
convergence of key actors to steward the Global Commons through research, data,
tools, and facilitation at local and global levels
The Alliance comprises about seventy partner
organisations who share this vision of progress. Five core components hold
responsibility for implementing the priorities working with these other
partners. These core components are the Earth Commission, the Science Based
Targets Network, Earth HQ, the Systems Change Lab, and a new Accountability
Accelerator. These are resourced through funding provided by philanthropy
and other partners.
Five attributes make the GCA unique:
Following an in-depth strategic review process in Q4
2021, the GCA decided to evolve its governance structure and to constitute a
new Steering Committee as the central governance body, providing guidance, support,
and oversight on achieving progress against mission, priorities, and
initiatives. The GCA Steering Committee as a decision-making body has a maximum
of 14 seats, including the Chair, a representative of each of the 5
components’ Advisory Councils/Boards, 2 representatives of the Investor
Collaborative, and 4 representatives selected from a group of Key Partners who
have dedicated over time either financial or human resources to the GCA.
The Steering Committee:
The Steering Committee
Chair is the GCA Coordinator’s manager and a central figure in the governance
of the overall effort.
Terms of Reference
The Steering Committee
Chair is selected and appointed by the Steering Committee for an initial period
of 2 years. S/he may be re-appointed at the end of a term. The Steering
Committee Chair is a leadership role and is responsible for the
The ideal candidate will
be a highly experienced, professional, and respected change maker with over 15
years of experience working within the fields of science, government, business,
and/or civil society. They will have demonstrated success working with the
complexities of Alliances and the governance structures needed to bind them and
make them effective. The candidate will be able to represent the GCA
effectively with donors, the media, staff, and Alliance members.
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 Zoe Oldham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put GCA Chair in the subject
line and let us know where you saw this exciting role.
The deadline for application is Sunday 30th January 2022
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2022-01-30
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