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1. Position/Title: Program Specialist, Waste
Location: Flexible with extensive travel

Description

The Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSW) Domain Specialist will provide technical assistance to CCI partner cities that request support evaluating existing systems and designing new applications. The main responsibilities will consist of the following tasks:
Review of current MSW practices and future strategy
Socio-Economic and legal analysis and solutions
Cost-benefit analysis of alternative solutions
Development of MSW action plan
Preliminary assessment of feasibility of potential landfill-methane project sites
Assistance with preparing bidding documentation for services procurement
Assistance with preparing project documentation for CDM proposals

Considerable travel is required.

Qualifications

A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in the field of Municipal Solid Waste is required. Candidate should have extensive background in designing and overseeing waste separation, recycling, reuse, landfill and incineration systems. An MBA is a plus but is not required. Analytic mindset and proficiency in inter-personal relationships are essential. Strategy experience and fluency in one or more global languages beyond English are desirable.

TO APPLY: Please email CV and cover letter to CCIJOBS@clintonfoundation.org. In the subject field please type: Program Specialist, Waste.
2. Position/Title: City Director
Location: Berlin, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Sydney, Toronto, Warsaw

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) will utilize the global influence of President Clinton, and the skills that the Foundation has developed in worldwide mobilization to confront crises such as AIDS, to help initiate programs that directly result in substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In its first phase, CCI will work with a group of some 40 of the largest cities in the world to develop and implement a range of projects and programs to increase energy efficiency and generate cleaner energy. Specific actions will include provision of technical assistance and the formation of a purchasing consortium to accelerate the evolution of markets for alternative energy products.

For more information, visit www.clintonfoundation.org/cf-pgm-cci-home.htm.

Description

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) will utilize the global influence of President Clinton, and the skills that the Foundation has developed in worldwide mobilization to confront crises such as AIDS, to help initiate programs that directly result in substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In its first phase, CCI will work with a group of some 40 of the largest cities in the world to develop and implement a range of projects and programs to increase energy efficiency and generate cleaner energy. Specific actions will include provision of technical assistance and the formation of a purchasing consortium to accelerate the evolution of markets for alternative energy products.

The City Director (CD) works with the political and administrative leadership to establish the highest priorities for developing and implementing programs that reduce energy use, use cleaner energy, and thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The CD agrees with government on the specific role the Foundation can play in achieving these priorities, and then ensures that the Foundation delivers to the satisfaction of government. The successful candidate will place significant value on the rewards that come from doing something about climate change that is practical and effective.

The CD manages the overall city program, including planning, budgeting, relationships with the government and other key stakeholders, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and expectation management.

The CD also determines when specialized expertise needs to be made available within the city, and coordinates with the appropriate staff of the Foundation worldwide to ensure delivery. As the ambassador of the Foundation in a city, the CD ensures that all actions of the city team are consistent with the Foundation's values, and continually strives to strengthen the mutual respect between the Foundation and government.

As the senior representative of the Clinton Climate Initiative in the partner city, the CD is responsible for:
Taking ownership of the Foundation's agenda and successfully executing it.
Developing and implementing work plans for specific projects which will tangibly result in emissions reductions.
Where necessary, building a small yet highly effective team on the ground to pursue the various streams of work.
Establishing the appropriate processes and tools for planning, budgeting, reporting, and monitoring progress.
Developing trust and strong relationships with key stakeholders in government, at both ministerial and administrative levels, as well as with international agencies, NGOs, and donors.
Maintaining appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with HQ to ensure the Foundation's capabilities are fully leveraged on the ground.
Identifying hurdles to taking action on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and continually refining priorities and action steps to overcome those hurdles.
Maintaining and strengthening the reputation of the Foundation as a highly capable organization, whose agenda is primarily to partner with government and assist with its most pressing needs in climate change mitigation.

Preferred Skills
Fluency in English and local language of the city.
Demonstrated ability to favorably influence decision-making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.
Additional skills as required on a city by city basis.

Preferred Experience
Five to ten years experience in a business position involving inter-organizational cooperation and/or negotiation.
Experience working with government.
Experience living and working in the relevant city.
Knowledge and experience related to environmental policy, the energy sector, or project management is desirable but not mandatory.
Additional experience as required on a city by city basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters in relevant discipline; MBA; MPA; MPP.

Current City Vacancies

The Clinton Foundation is currently recruiting City Directors for the following cities:
Berlin
Hong Kong
Jakarta
London
Paris
Rio de Janeiro
Seoul
Sydney
Toronto
Warsaw

To Apply: Please email CV and cover letter to ccijobs@clintonfoundation.org. In the subject field please type: City Director – CCI – (city). Application deadline: October 22, 2007