Recourse is hiring!

16.12.2021

Recourse is excited to hire for two new positions. We look forward to welcoming two new staff members into our family for the following positions: 

Clean Energy Project Manager – location flexible                                             

Finance Campaigner – location flexible

See further information below.

 

Clean Energy Project Manager

We are looking for a smart, energetic individual with background in campaigning on social and environmental justice to join our Ecological Justice Programme. Recourse holds the World Bank Group and other IFIs accountable for their investments through advocacy, research and convening of civil society, in collaboration with a broad range of organisations and local partners.

This project aims to ensure International Finance Institutions’ (IFIs) investments support clean and sustainable renewable energy solutions and exclude fossil fuels.

The Clean Energy Project Manager will focus on ensuring that IFI lending prioritises clean energy solutions, with a particular focus on the World Bank. Working with partners, the Project Manager will develop a clear methodology to identify and account for clean and sustainable renewable energy solutions, as a way of supporting countries to achieve a green recovery and meet SDG7 goals around energy access. S/he will also contribute policy expertise to the policy reviews taking place at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

The Clean Energy Project Manager will be a vital member of our small team, working closely with allies and partners in the global North and South, and engaging with the World Bank Group staff, management and member governments. The Project Manager will collaborate with other Recourse campaigns and will report to Recourse’s Co-Director in charge of the Clean Energy project.

This is an exciting and challenging role, involving work with southern partners, research, advocacy and international travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with allies and partners to campaign for IFI policies and practices that prioritise clean energy solutions and exclude fossil fuels, with a focus on World Bank Group support to borrowing countries to achieve SDG7 goals.
  • Produce high-quality advocacy, research, and communications materials.
  • Work with partners and allies to advocate with decision-makers at the World Bank Group, including staff, management, and member governments.
  • Build collaborative relationships with civil society partners in the global North and South, with a focus on energy poor countries and those which rely heavily on fossil fuels.
  • Organise events, meetings, panels and workshops, supporting Southern partners to attend the World Bank Spring and Annual Meetings.
  • Assist in managing campaign budgets and support fundraising efforts.
  • May be required to manage additional staff in future for the campaign.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Proven experience of evidence-based policy work.
  • Familiarity with the World Bank Group and/or other International Financial Institutions.
  • Understanding of clean energy and energy access issues, as well as SDG7 goals.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to environmental and social justice and human rights, including gender sensitivity.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with advocacy and campaigning.
  • Excellent team player, with good networking and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Experience working with communities and civil society organisations, especially to support linking of on-the-ground issues to national- and international-level change.
  • Willingness to help with logistical and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Ability to travel up to 4 weeks per year.

Desirable:

  • Experience of engaging a diverse array of stakeholders, such as civil society groups, clean energy and energy access communities, World Bank Group decision makers and shareholders. Existing contacts in the international clean energy/energy access community a plus.
  • Experience working in the global South.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time salaried position (3-4 days a week). It is a one-year project-based position, renewable upon securing additional funds. The gross full-time salary will be in the range of 40,668 to 53,040 euros per annum pro rata, depending on experience, as per Recourse’s salary scale. Recourse offers outstanding benefits including 25 days’ paid annual leave, travel insurance, pension contribution, and a friendly work atmosphere with an international team.

We fill job vacancies based solely on qualification for the position and irrespective of race, religion, age, national origin, language, sex, sexual preference, or disability.

LOCATION: Recourse is Netherlands based, but works as a virtual team, with staff based in different countries around the world. All systems are on-line, so you would be expected to work remotely. Support for home-working costs on a pro rata basis would be available.

PROCESS

Deadline: 4 January 2022 (CET COB). Recourse will be carrying out interviews for the Clean Energy Project Manager as soon as possible, for a start date in January 2022.  Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this position and a 1-2 page resume/CV to info@re-course.org. Write “Clean Energy Project Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, Recourse will only reply to short-listed candidates.

Selected Recourse publications on clean energy and energy access:

Falling short: World Bank needs to focus on new connections for energy poor countries: https://www.re-course.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Falling-Short_.pdf

Assessing the World Bank’s contribution to climate goals and energy access in Mozambique, Nigeria and Myanmar: https://www.re-course.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Assessing-the-World-Bank’s-contributions-to-Climate-Goals-and-Energy-Access-Nigeria-Mozambique-and-Myanmar-web.pdf

 

Finance campaigner

We are looking for a bright, hard-working person with a strong background in campaigning on social and environmental justice issues to join our team. This project focuses on how development finance institutions (DFIs) lend money indirectly through financial intermediaries (FIs), such as commercial banks or private equity funds. This ‘hands off’ form of lending can result in environmental and social harms, and human rights abuses. Recourse has campaigned for several years to hold DFIs accountable for their FI policies and practices, including supporting communities to seek redress from DFIs, through advocacy, research and convening of civil society, in collaboration with a broad range of allies and local partners.

The Finance Campaigner will focus on ensuring that DFIs’ FI lending shifts away from dirty, harmful investments, towards greener and more inclusive development. Working closely with the Recourse Co-Director responsible for this project, the Finance Campaigner will monitor and expose DFI FI finance flowing to fossil fuel projects, reach out to affected communities through local partners, produce evidence-based advocacy materials, coordinate with allies on joint campaigning, and advocate for policy changes.

The Finance Campaigner will be a vital member of our small team, working closely with allies and partners in the global North and South, and engaging with DFI staff, management and member governments. The Campaigner will collaborate with other Recourse campaigns and will report to Recourse’s Co-Director in charge of the Financial Intermediaries project.

This is an exciting and challenging role, involving work with southern partners, research, advocacy and international travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with allies and partners to campaign for DFI FI finance to shift out of fossil fuels, with a focus on the International Finance Corporation, as well as other DFIs.
  • Produce high-quality advocacy, research, and communications materials.
  • Work with partners and allies to advocate with decision-makers at the DFIs, including staff, management, and member governments.
  • Build collaborative relationships with civil society partners in the global North and South.
  • Organise events, meetings, panels and workshops, helping to amplify the voices of Southern partners in advocacy meetings and events.
  • Assist in managing campaign budgets and support fundraising efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with the Co-Director in delivering this work.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Proven experience of evidence-based policy work.
  • Familiarity with International Financial Institutions.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to environmental and social justice and human rights, including gender sensitivity.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in advocacy and campaigning.
  • Excellent team player, with good networking and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Experience working with communities and civil society organisations, especially in supporting their linking of on-the-ground issues to national- and international-level change.
  • Proven experience of project-management and delivery on deadline.
  • Willingness to help with logistical and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Ability to travel up to 4 weeks per year.

Desirable:

  • Experience working in the global South.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a part-time salaried position (3-4 days a week). This is a one-year project-based position, renewable upon securing additional funds. The gross full-time salary will be in the range of 40,668 to 53,040 euros per annum pro rata, depending on experience, per Recourse’s salary scale. Recourse offers outstanding benefits including 25 days’ paid annual leave, travel insurance, pension contribution, and a friendly work atmosphere with an international team.

We fill job vacancies based solely on qualification for the position and irrespective of race, religion, age, national origin, language, sex, sexual preference, or disability.

LOCATION: Recourse is Netherlands based, but works as a virtual team, with staff based in different countries around the world. All systems are on-line, so you would be expected to work remotely. Support for home-working costs on a pro rata basis, would be available.

PROCESS

Deadline: 4 January 2022 (CET COB). Recourse will be carrying out interviews for the Finance Campaigner as soon as possible, for a start date in January or February 2022.  Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this position and a 1-2 page resume/CV to info@re-course.org. Write “Finance Campaigner” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, Recourse will only reply to short-listed candidates.

Selected Recourse publications on financial intermediaries:

‘Hands-off’ lending through financial intermediaries:

https://www.globaleverantwortung.at/hands-off-lending-through-financial-intermediaries-

Coming out of the Dark: is the IFC investing in a fossil free future?

https://www.re-course.org/news/the-seismic-shift-on-climate-finance-that-you-may-not-have-heard-about/

Coming Clean: can the IFC help end coal finance?

https://www.re-course.org/reports/coming-clean-can-the-ifc-help-end-coal-finance/

Closing loopholes: how the IFC can help stop fossil fuel finance:

https://www.re-course.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Closing-loopholes-How-the-IFC-can-help-stop-fossil-fuel-finance.pdf

About Recourse

Recourse targets development finance as a means of influencing the wider investment community, financial flows and governments, to ensure inclusive, environmentally sustainable, socially just and pro-poor development.

Recourse has three meanings which define our mission:

Recourse (verb: Change of course or direction) Recourse campaigns to redirect international financial flows away from dirty, harmful investments, towards greener and more inclusive development.

Recourse (noun: A source of help in a difficult situation) Recourse works in partnership with others to support communities in their struggle for their rights to be respected and their voices to be heard.

Recourse (noun: The legal right to demand compensation or payment) Recourse holds financial institutions to account for harms to people and the environment.