Open Positions

International Policy Coordinator – Reducing Black Carbon and Particulate Emissions from Wood-Burning Heating Stoves

ICCI seeks an experienced environmental policy expert for a part-time position working on wood-burning heating stoves, air pollution and climate change, for a project under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). The project focuses on providing policy and technical support for reducing particulate and black carbon emissions from wood-burning heating stoves. In this project, ICCI is focusing on regions and countries closest to the Arctic, Himalayas and Andes due to the far greater warming impact of black carbon in cryosphere regions.

The Coordinator will focus on advising and assisting in the development of policy options for reducing emissions from home heating, including the finalization of a set of domestic heating policy documents, and potentially the coordination of a Policy Seminar on Domestic Heating. Additionally, the coordinator will assist ICCI in its core work on climate change in the world’s cryosphere regions – the Arctic, the Andes, the Himalayas.

The Coordinator will spearhead work to raise consciousness of domestic heating as a vital, yet often overlooked, activity that generates significant emissions of black carbon as well as greenhouse gases.

Some international travel is anticipated and required – travel costs will be covered by the project at UNEP rates.

The successful applicant will have experience working on general environmental policy issues.  The ideal applicant will also have experience working internationally; collaboratively with the private sector; and in project management.  Excellent communication abilities in spoken and written English is required; experience with national government environmental ministries is highly desirable, along with experience working with international organizationsa – UNEP, WHO, UNFCCC, as examples.

For more information or to apply, please send a CV and expression of interest to The Coordinator will work as a consultant for an initial period of 6 months, on a part-time basis, and may begin immediately or NLT July 1.