International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (North America)
Position: Administration and Government Relations Officer
Location: Washington D.C., United States or D.C. Metro Area
Contract Term: 12 months (June 1 2012 – May 31 2013) Hours/week: 25-30hrs
Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2012
The International Campaign for Justice for Bhopal (ICJB) is a coalition of Bhopal gas disaster survivors groups and the environmental, social justice, progressive Indian, and human rights groups that have joined forces to support them. ICJB works to hold the Indian Government and Dow Chemical Corporation accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. It was set up to address the grave injustices suffered by the half million Bhopal Gas Disaster survivors.
Students for Bhopal and ICJB North America is a regional solidarity network of students, professionals, activists, and partners. We use education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action to pressure Dow Chemical and the Indian Government to uphold the Bhopalis’ demand for justice, and their fundamental human right to live free of chronic chemical poisoning. SfB/ICJB work directly to improve the condition of Bhopal’s survivors. Our role is to empower and train leaders in the worldwide movement to end this crime against humanity.
Government Relations: The candidate will champion the cause of ICJB by creating and maintaining relationships with Congress and Senate. The job will involve building support for the organization, identifying congressmen sympathetic to the cause, rallying support for actions in the US and in India, educating senators about the cause, and rallying support for the ongoing court cases in the United States. They will also be expected to contribute creative ideas towards growing the capacity of the campaign in relation to the US Government and citizens.
Administration: The candidate will be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted grants. Fundraising will be a major component of their work. They will also be in charge of submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. They must comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors. They will also be involved in coordination and communication between diverse supporters and sub-groups of the campaign, and may be asked to provide logistical or creative support for actions, events or conferences to the ICJB volunteer groups.
The candidate will report to the ICJB North America Advisory Board.
The successful candidate will possess at minimum an undergraduate degree in any of the related fields (political science, international relations, environmental studies etc.), a post graduate degree in Fundraising Management or Public Policy, or relevant employment experience in fundraising or campaigning.
The candidate should have experience in grant writing, and prior knowledge about the Bhopal Gas Disaster or related campaign will be beneficial. At minimum the candidate should be passionate about environmental issues.
This position requires excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work effectively with a variety of individuals and political organizations.
This needs to be combined with excellent organizational, time management and planning skills in order to efficiently manage multiple priorities with the flexibility to adapt to changing demands and circumstances on short notice. The candidate should also be experienced with working independently.
Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by emailing email@example.com by Tuesday May 15th, 2012.
We appreciate all applications received. Candidates will receive a response by May 22nd 2012 through email. The interviews will be conducted on the phone (or in person if it can be arranged).