Strategy Director, Global Gas Hub
Location: Global, remote Term, salary, and benefits: Initial one-year contract with potential renewal, total $90-$100,000 USD with additional health benefits. Applications Close: August 12, 2022 Apply here: https://global-collective-d13628d9de70.breezy.hr/p/3812abd229b7-strategy-director-global-gas-hub
This is a full-time role in the heart of an exciting climate strategy start-up focused on leveraging climate philanthropy and campaign power for bold climate action. The Global Gas Hub supports the acceleration of a global phase-out of fossil gas, addressing one of the biggest drivers of the climate crisis. The Hub is a project hosted at the Energy Transition Fund and incubated by the Stichting Funder Forum.
The organisation seeks an experienced, passionate, and motivated person committed to phasing out fossil fuels and gas. The Strategy Director will be analysing data and trends related to gas and energy systems, using their strong analytical lens and knowledge of policy processes to support strategy development. These strategies will inform the philanthropic community about their investments to phase out the production and use of oil and gas. The person will be responsible for convening key actors on emerging topics in the sector, identifying potential projects, and overseeing the development of a data-driven dashboard tracking the trajectory of fossil gas phaseout globally.
The position requires a person with an excellent understanding of the fossil fuel phase-out ecosystem globally, strong analytical and research skills, along with the ability to think strategically and manage a diverse stream of work. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp technical issues, derive insights from data, and work with a team to translate these insights into actionable strategic recommendations. The candidate should work well across networks and communicate effectively. The Strategy Director will report to the Hub's Project Director, be part of its leadership team, and be expected to contribute to the organisation's growth and development.
Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy development - Undertake strategy development informed by robust data and analysis, advising philanthropies toward more effective grantmaking; - Lead development of strategies involving “inside and outside track” engagement and influence of policy processes; - Identification of emerging areas of interest in shifting away from the production and use of fossil gas, decarbonising the economy and identifying the right actors to ensure consultative strategy development; - Build strong relationships with the community of actors working to phase out the production and use of fossil gas.
Data analysis - Analyse data and trends on fossil gas growth, market and prices; - Contribute to global strategies to reduce climate emissions from fossil gas based on sound research and analysis; - Respond to requests for deep-dive comments from the funder community to inform grantmaking strategy; - Oversee development of regional/global dashboard tracking real-world trends in fossil gas, serving the CSOs and philanthropies on an ongoing basis; - Oversee the development of data incubation projects primarily in the Global South in line with the global strategy of reducing emissions from fossil gas.
Essential Qualifications - Minimum 5-7 years of relevant professional experience working on technical/strategic issues in the environmental or energy sectors within a research institution, think tank, civil society organisation, consulting firm or similar; - Strong strategy skills, with intellectual agility and the ability to analyse, think critically, and understand emerging issues and opportunities to drive the transition from fossil gas; - Experience with policy processes and an understanding of how policy processes are shaped and influenced; - Experience managing people and ability to work in a team, collaborating with and providing support to other team members as needed; - Strong analytical skills and excellent knowledge of Excel (experience in database management and data analysis); - Strong interpersonal skills as well as good communication and presentation skills. - Ability to write in English fluently, accurately and concisely; - Ability to understand how insights from data translate into actionable recommendations for stakeholders; - Demonstrated project management experience and an ability to deliver to deadlines.
These additional qualifications would make you even a stronger candidate for the job but should not deter you from applying: - Deep knowledge of energy systems, climate change, fossil fuels, and gas; - Experience with a range of energy-related data sources, including experience with subscription databases & analytical tools; - Knowledge and relationships with data-driven organisations, especially in the climate justice and energy transition space; - A strong relationship with the civil society and familiarity with strategy, campaigns and advocacy within the climate justice space; - Knowledge of Spanish.
Location and Travel: Location is flexible for the right candidate, preferably in SAST, CET, or EST. Given the global scope of the role, candidates must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location and undertake some international travel as and when required. Term, salary, and benefits: Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. Initial one-year contract with potential renewal, total $90-$100k USD with additional health benefits, adjusted for the location and experience. Candidates must have the right to work in the country they are applying from. Application Closing Date: August 12, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We thank you for your interest in working with the Global Gas Hub.
Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are central to the Stichting Funder Forum’s work; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or national origin, disability, or age. Reasonable accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. It should be noted that the scale of the organisation may limit its capacity to meet some accommodation requests.
About the Stichting Funder Forum: The Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is a small team supporting a network of funders that works to create a systemic shift away from oil and gas in service to a safer climate future. The Global gas Hub serves as a central hive for regional, thematic, and global gas campaigns to advance the shared goals of the urgent and rapid delivery of a worldwide gas phase-out.
Apply here: https://global-collective-d13628d9de70.breezy.hr/p/3812abd229b7-strategy-director-global-gas-hub