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Biodiversity Policy Advisor

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location China (North) - Asia & M East
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/10/2020
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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  • Salary:
    CNY 27,625 to 30,000 per month gross, depending on experience
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  • Hours:
    Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    8 October 2020
  • First Interview Dates:
    Week commencing 12th October

About the role

ClientEarth China is looking for a Biodiversity Policy Advisor to join our team. We are a public interest environmental law group that brings together law, science, and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. Our China office works closely with progressive actors in the Chinese government to develop strong, modern, and multi-stakeholder environmental and climate governance, mitigating China's environmental and climate impacts both nationally and internationally and supporting China to play a leading role in global environmental governance. 

In this role, you will be building on and expanding our biodiversity work. This will include research, drafting of policy and law recommendations, contributing to our work in support of The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), project development and coordination, and related communications, as well as fundraising. You will also be contributing to the setting of strategy, developing funding proposals, and reporting to funders.

Main Duties

  • In the context of the CBD COP15 in Kunming, conducting a legal analysis of how the convention and particularly the post-2020 framework could be made more effective at conserving and restoring nature around the world.
  • Supporting and helping organize exchanges in the EU – China biodiversity workshop series
  • Supporting our work in training environmental judges and prosecutors on biodiversity-related topics
  • Conducting research by collecting related research materials, drafting short reports, and policy briefs
  • Providing support to Chinese lawmakers and relevant researchers in the development of the ecological redlining regulation
  • Conducting research and developing and implementing actions which help to strengthen ecological risk mitigation in China's overseas investment and trade

See the job description (below) for a full list of duties for this role.

Role requirements

  • A master’s degree or higher, and an academic and/or professional background in environmental law, environmental policy, environmental science, or another subject highly relevant to the role.
  • A demonstrated affiliation for environmental protection.
  • A demonstrated track record in biodiversity conservation or a closely related field such as terrestrial and/or marine wildlife protection, habitat conservation and/or restoration, protected areas, nature-based solutions, preferably in a non-for profit sector (government, UN, academic, or civil society).
  • Fluent Mandarin and English (CEFR level C2 in both)

See the job description (below) for a full list of requirements for this role.

Further Information

This role will be based in Beijing, with regular travel within and outside of China (total about 4 – 6 weeks per year).

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ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. 

Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

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