The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (http://www.gcftaskforce.org/) (GCFTF) is seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist to develop and coordinate an integrated approach to knowledge management and implementation partnership building across the organization. The work for this position will be divided approximately evenly between two grant-funded positions, the overall GCFTF and the MRV and Decarbonization Pathways Project (https://www.under2coalition.org/project/climate-pathway-project), which focuses on deep decarbonization planning in 4 GCFTF states and provinces.
Who We Are
The (GCFTF) is a project of the University of Colorado Law School and the Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Policy innovation (http://www.leepinnovationlab.org/) (LEEPi). The GCFTF is a unique collaboration of 38 states and provinces in ten primarily tropical forest countries (Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States) that works to advance sub-national leadership and jurisdictional approaches to forest protection and low emission's development. More than one-third of the world’s tropical forests lie in GCFTF states and provinces—including all of the Brazilian Amazon, more than three-fourths of Peru’s Amazon, and more than half of Indonesia’s tropical forests. The GCFTF Secretariat is housed in the Sustainable Energy and Environment Complex at the University of Colorado in Boulder and includes a staff of eight as well as full-time regional coordinators in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, and Mexico.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Develop a strategy to engage GCF Task Force regional coordinators and consultants to produce targeted knowledge management products and user-friendly “lessons learned” on how states develop innovative, impactful, scalable approaches to climate policies and programs.
Products may focus on (but are not limited to):
Understanding and communicating the impact of and lessons learned from the Norway-GCF-UNDP partnership, including Window A projects and regional coordination activities.
Strengthening GCFTF members’ capacities and visibility efforts to attract regional investment, climate finance, and grant support for forest conservation, deep decarbonization pathways, and low emissions development strategies
Compiling country/regional-level (Amazon-wide) lessons learned on effective subnational leadership strategies for reducing deforestation, implementing decarbonization pathways, and promoting low emissions development
Developing, sharing and disseminating products and techniques at GCF Task Force exchanges, such as our Annual Meeting, regional Community of Practice events, and ongoing meetings and events.
Lead on the strategic development of the GCF Task Force Knowledge Database (currently under revision) by:
Establishing it as a central hub for information and knowledge exchange on subnational jurisdictional efforts to reduce deforestation, address climate change, and promote rural low emission development.
Refining the concept and roll-out of the GCF Task Force Civil Servant Tracking Tool, which will assess, track and communicate the impact of civil servants working within the GCF Task Force network.
Mapping and assessing opportunities to engage with external partners on knowledge management opportunities, including the potential to demonstrate or partner with online platforms such as Global Forest Watch, Trase, and others to advance the GCF Task Force’s mission.
Lead on development of the Knowledge management strategy and activities for the MRV and Decarbonization Pathways Project by:
Supporting GCF Task Force’s Role in detailing lessons learned, facilitating peer learning within the GCF and Under2 Networks, and developing knowledge products for the development of jurisdictional decarbonization pathways This will include documentation of data, methods, partner engagement processes and lessons learned in the four pilot jurisdictions.
Leading, developing, and facilitating events (workshops, virtual meetings, webinars) and knowledge dissemination with key partner groups to improve awareness and understanding of pathway planning in GCF and Under2 network member states and regions. Three national-level workshops (Mexico, Peru and Brazil) will be led by GCF Task Force for the Pathways Project.
What We Can Offer
The salary range is $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 annually, commensurate with experience and education.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
Master’s degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Communications, Environmental Studies and/or other relevant field.
7+ years of experience setting up/leading diverse and innovative partnerships, knowledge management, and communication.
Proven experience in drafting knowledge products and reports.
Experience with international project management and with governmental and non-governmental institutions as well as international capacity-building processes, conducting workshops for diverse audiences and facilitating partner consultation processes.
What You Will Need
Understanding of international forest, climate and development policy.
Excellent written communication skills for a variety of audiences and purposes, and ability to efficiently lead a broad range of information sources and requests.
Strong interpersonal relations skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally to meet with GCF members and stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey concepts and approaches in a clear and persuasive style.
Understanding of the UNFCCC negotiations, Paris Agreement, and guidelines for Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV).
What We Would Like You To Have
PhD in a related field, such as information management, communications, international development, economics or environmental studies.
Familiarity with Deep Decarbonization Pathway Planning, or academic/research experience in economic models for planning and development policy, climate-resilient development pathways.
Experience working in an international environment.
Proficiency or fluency in one of the GCFTF’s primary languages beyond English (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Indonesian).
To apply, please submit the following materials:
Proof of Degree
1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Luke Pritchard
Posting Contact Email: Luke.Pritchard@colorado.edu