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Part time Associate, EUTR, Climate and Forest

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate Change, EMS & Audits
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/02/2015
Company Name ClientEarth
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Terms of Reference – Part time Associate, EUTR, Climate and Forest

Project Description

The Timber Regulation is one of the key measures to result from the European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. The Timber Regulation responds to the fact that, as a key consumer market for timber and timber products, the EU has a responsibility – and importantly, the ability – to positively influence the way that timber is harvested. It seeks to prevent illegally harvested timber from accessing the EU market, by making it illegal to place illegally harvested timber on the EU market and imposing a due diligence obligation on economic operators, requiring them to assess and mitigate the risk that they place illegal timber on the EU market.

ClientEarth has focused on the Timber Regulation since 2009, at first working on the legislative phase, and more recently, focussing on its implementation and enforcement.

ClientEarth is committed to a comprehensive plan of work to ensure that the Timber Regulation is effective in practice. This involves:

1)    Continuing to engage with the European Commission and Member States to advocate for  the correct implementation and enforcement of the Timber Regulation;

2)    Developing capacity of civil society organisations internationally to play an active role in the effective enforcement of the Timber Regulation;

3)    Improving the understanding among industry stakeholders as to what the Timber Regulation requires of them; and

4)    Developing enforcement strategies to test and strengthen the enforcement of the Timber Regulation throughout the EU.

We are investing in this work because we consider that it creates the opportunity to support three valuable and related objectives:

1)    Reduction of the illegal harvesting of timber internationally (especially when considered in the light of related legal frameworks including EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the US Lacey Act);

2)    Demonstration of the need for and value of the correct implementation and enforcement of EU law by the Commission and Member States, including a focus on a number of fundamental themes: of the active application of the law by Member States and the Commission; of civil society having and using a meaningful role in enforcement; and of access to information and transparency in decision making;

3)    If effective, the Timber Regulation will show that consumer markets can meet their responsibility for the goods they consume and positively influence the production of natural resources – and by doing so, potentially act as a template for approaches that can be applied to the trade of other natural resources.

Working relationships

The Associate will report to the EUTR Project Leader.

Key tasks and responsibilities

The Associate will join the team on a part time basis (2 or 3 days per week) and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the current programme of work in EUTR and other associated projects as appropriate.

  • Contributions to strategy setting through providing strategic input to team members on a day to day basis - including by questioning/providing input on logic and approach of proposed activities in light of political and practical context;
  • Provide inputs and review to written materials to ensure consistent and high quality of outputs;
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the team, including by ensuring that regular coordination and update meetings take place (1-to-1 and team as a whole).
  • Liaising with project partners (NGOs, Commission and others) as appropriate

Location

This position is based in London. Travel to Brussels will be required for an average of 3 trips per month.

To apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining ClientEarth and the contribution you believe you could make to the organisation. Please make sure you demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria and competencies of the role.

Please include ‘EUTR Associate – EUTR Team’ in the email subject line and identify the documents you are sending by including ‘[your name] EUTR Associate cover letter’ and ‘[your name] CV’ in the file name

Please address your application to:

Emily Unwin, EUTR Project Leader,

ClientEarth, The Hothouse, 274 Richmond road,

London E8 3QW

or send it by email to:

jobs@clientearth.org.

Recruitment is open now and you should send your application as soon as possible.

Applications close on 15th February 2015.

Please note that ClientEarth will only consider candidates who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

If you have any questions about the roles advertised or recruitment process, please contact Patricia Del Rio (pdelrio@clientearth.org


Equal Opportunities

ClientEarth aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.

 

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