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GFC is hiring: Forests and Climate Change Campaign Coordinator

GFC is hiring: Forests and Climate Change Campaign Coordinator

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is seeking an enthusiastic part-time coordinator for our Forests and Climate Change campaign. This campaign opposes the corporate take-over of forest, biodiversity and climate policy-making at different governance levels, and focuses on the drivers of forest loss and land conversion to monoculture tree plantations, carbon market and other land-based false solutions that have arisen in the post-Paris Agreement climate mitigation context. We also advocate for genuine gender-just and transformative forest conservation policies and governance and to integrate women’s rights and gender equality into all other GFC policies and campaign activities.

Position: Forests and Climate Change Campaign Coordinator

Part-time position: Initially on a two days per week external services contract (16 hours/week), with the possibility of extension

Duration: This is an initial 1-year contract, with the possibility of extension after mutual positive evaluation at the end of the initial contract

Location: Remote and flexible hours. Access to a fast and reliable internet connection is required. 

Deadline to apply: 10 October 2023

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of the Forest and Climate Change Campaign (F&CC) including associated work:
  • Develop and implement annual campaign work plans in consultation with the F&CC campaign’s Steering Committee and membership.
  • Build and maintain good and productive relationships with GFC’s member groups that participate in the campaign including by supporting the Steering Committee.
  • Develop and implement annual campaign work plans in consultation with the campaign’s Steering Committee and the campaign working group and arrange at least two strategy calls per year to ensure monitoring of compliance with work plans, member engagement, research and policy analysis, and provide general coordination support to the campaign working group and team.
  • Track relevant international and regional policy developments relevant to forests and climate change, and keep team members and campaign working group members informed.
  • Work with team members, including cross-campaign allies, in the development and implementation of international advocacy campaign activities at international policy processes, in close coordination with other GFC campaigners involved in these processes. This includes research and contributing to policy briefings and other advocacy materials, active participation in networks of like-minded movements and organisations, participation in international meetings and direct advocacy work.
  • Collaborate with GFC’s communications team in the production and dissemination of communication materials, attending team calls, addressing language justice needs, contributing to the website, and providing overall support to get relevant messages out.
  • Liaise, build and maintain relationships with strategic networks and other relevant stakeholders as necessary for the advancement of campaign objectives.
  • Organise campaign-related events like webinars, international strategy meetings, skill-sharing workshops and dialogues, including the production of relevant materials.
  • Actively engage in fundraising for the campaign, including donor prospecting, donor networking, writing fundraising applications and concept notes.      
  • Oversee and manage the campaign budget and different donor lines.
  • Attend monthly Advisory Council and communications team calls and give updates on the campaign during these calls, including on strategic decisions that need to be made in consultation with the Advisory Council.
  • Support the recruitment process of possible new campaign team members, including drafting vacancies and leading onboarding processes.
  • Coordinate, prepare and finalise reports and other planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) tasks as directed.
  • Fundraise for the campaign and follow up with donors

Main requirements:

  • Self-starter able to grasp complex environmental policy issues 
  • Proven ability to coordinate programs and campaigns
  • Self-motivated and organised, with strong communication skills
  • Proven affinity with working for a multicultural coalition of NGOs, IPOs, gender and climate justice movements
  • Good working knowledge of the drivers of deforestation, women’s rights, gender transformative policies and human rights in general
  • Good working knowledge of climate change and forest-related policies and governance
  • Strong understanding of campaign strategies, project management and PMEL
  • Willingness to learn and engage in international advocacy work in the fields of gender justice related to biodiversity, climate change, Indigenous rights and community conservation, and willingness to travel
  • Professional, creative, capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to self-manage workload and time management skills, in particular, the ability to plan, organise and prioritise multiple projects and respect tight deadlines
  • Fundraising experience is a plus
  • Budget management skills
  • Fluency in English; skills in other major languages such as Spanish, French, or Russian are an advantage

How to Apply: To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a service offer to with a copy to before 10 October 2023.

We particularly encourage applications from people with an Indigenous background and/or people who are involved (part-time or as volunteers) in GFC member groups. We strive for gender and regional diversity in our team. For more information about our organisation and campaigns, please visit

8 Sep, 2023
Posted in Forests and Climate Change