Date Posted: 05/15/2012
Country Name: United Kingdom
Organization Name: E3G
E3G is an independent, non-profit European organisation operating in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development. While we share the same ultimate objectives with many other organisations working in the environmental, security and development space, E3G achieves these objectives in different and complimentary ways. In particular, E3G drives change through being outcome focused, investing in innovation and building strong networks and multi-sectoral partnerships to leverage impact.
E3G builds cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes that are chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We also work closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media and public interest foundations. E3G has 20 core staff, plus consultancy support, and is based in London, Brussels, Berlin and Washington.
About the Role
E3G is seeking an intern to join the London team on a minimum 4-month basis, to help deliver a research project and provide some administrative support under our Climate Diplomacy and Climate Security work programmes.
The Durban Platform agreement in 2011, secured a timeline out to 2015 for the prospect of a comprehensive global deal to manage climate change risks. Success will require shaping the political conditions and national interests in key countries to create the space and buy-in for agreement. Sustained engagement over the coming decades to build national, regional and international governance systems will be necessary to deliver transformation on the ground. The primary focus of the internship will support E3G in undertaking a piece of analysis which aims to develop and outline the feasibility of options and key elements of a strategy to build and strengthen international coalitions for increased global mitigation ambition both in the context of a 2015 UNFCCC agreement and in the context of advancing the development of the global low carbon, climate resilient economy (LCE).
The research will focus on a number of areas, including:
• Develop a set of core political scenarios – including outcomes and coalition dynamics - for the 2015 UNFCCC negotiations.
• Scope out existing coalition building activity inside and outside the UNFCCC and map political dynamics in key countries
• Development and assessment of coalition options through workshop and stakeholder engagement
• Outline proposals for supporting game changing coalitions
You are a highly motivated self-starter with a strong interest in the geopolitics and real economy challenges to securing a global climate deal. You are a creative thinker, able to learn fast and to work flexibly with a range of people. You are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver high quality outputs to challenging deadlines.
You are comfortable with complex research projects, able to prioritise and be eager to coordinate and undertake administrative tasks. The work you will undertake will make full use of your analytical, research and communication skills and you will be able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders.
A degree-level education in or related to International Politics is required and masters or other post-graduate qualification would be an advantage. Sound knowledge of MS Word and proficiency in Powerpoint is required.
E3G will cover the costs of travel (within the M25) and will pay a daily stipend to cover other expenses.
To apply for this position with E3G please send your CV and letter of application to Liz Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 21st May.
E3G will be interviewing potential candidates in late May with a view to starting the work before the close of the month.
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