Position Vacant: Team Leader/ Program Co-ordinator – Pacific Calling Partnership

The Edmund Rice Centre's Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) initiative is seeking an experienced coordinator/team leader to help maintain and develop PCP’s unique and crucial role. This is a part-time three day per week position based in Sydney.

PCP is an initiative of the Edmund Rice Centre. It works in partnership with vulnerable Pacific Island countries to find a sustainable future in the face of climate change.  PCP works to ensure that the authentic voices of islander communities are heard on the Australian and the world stage. PCP’s objective is for industrialised nations to take heed of their moral obligations and assume their responsibilities for the impact of their greenhouse gases on Pacific Island communities. PCP is committed to listening to what islanders are saying about imminent threats to their way of life and collaborating with them in passing on their messages.

The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) was established in 1996 in order to promote human rights, social justice and eco justice through research, community education, advocacy and networking. The ERC has identified three priority areas of focus: Indigenous peoples and Reconciliation, Refugees and people seeking asylum, and Pacific peoples affected by climate change. In 2003 the Edmund Rice Centre signed the Earth Charter International which highlights the way in which environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development and peace are interdependent and indivisible.

Main duties/responsibilities:

The Co-ordinator is responsible for guiding the ongoing program of PCP and for maintaining an effective and happy team of volunteers to implement the program. The work requires

  • Coordinating PCP’s program in line with PCP’s current strategic plan. (Ensuring that a process of strategic planning takes place each year)
  • Working collaboratively with the Pacific Outreach Officer
  • Liaising with ERC Director re the PCP program and with Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN) and Kiribati Climate Action Network (KiriCAN).
  • Coordinating and helping deliver adult and community education programs such as the leadership, advocacy and communication program for young climate leaders in Kiribati and Tuvalu.
  • Developing and nurturing links and partnerships with other organisations and individuals
  • Participating in taking delegations of key people to Kiribati and Tuvalu and brings leaders to Australia for various leadership and advocacy development programs.
  • Participating in taking delegations that include emerging Pacific leaders to UN climate conferences.
  • Providing talks, workshops and presentations to churches, schools and community organisations
  • Organising lobbying , awareness-raising and advocacy initiatives to government, church and community leaders
  • Writing media releases, funding submissions, reports and occasional papers
  • Maintaining the PCP team for example ensuring that each individual team member is supported and mentored where necessary
  • Monitoring the PCP program and helping facilitate solutions to problems eg seeking new volunteers when needed
  • Seeking funding for PCP programs and monitoring finances

Main skills/experience required:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Wide ranging experience in facilitating community education
  • Understanding of how Pacific Islands are affected by and responding to climate change
  • Collaborative team worker and yet able to work independently
  • Media experience
  • Campaign experience
  • Be self-motivated, take initiative and show commonsense
  • Significant knowledge of UN climate change

Remuneration and conditions of employment:

  • On application
  • Besides monetary reward, you will be working with a dynamic, supportive team
  • This is a part-time three day per week position 

How To Apply

Apply in writing to the Pacific Calling Partnership, addressing each of the criteria including your resume and the contact details for each of 3 referees.

Please send your application to erc@erc.org.au with the subject Application - PCP Program Co-ordinator

Closing Date:   Monday 10th December 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)

For more information, contact the Edmund Rice Centre on (02) 8762 4200. 

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