Overview

This role would require leading in the following areas:

Oversee Amazon Watch’s campaigning and advocacy efforts in the Western Amazon
Supervise the members of the Ecuador and Peru field teams and provide strategic direction to their work
Devise, implement, monitor, and evaluate annual work plans
Work in close coordination with the Program Director and other members of Program Team leadership to achieve the objectives, strategies, and activities detailed in organizational work plans
Coordinate advocacy and campaigning targeting regional governments, private sector actors, diplomatic missions, and other international actors
Help coordinate regional solar and communication system installations in remote communities
Support regranting processes in support of Amazon Watch partners and allies
Cultivate relationships with key media outlets in coordination with the Communications Manager, and serve as a spokesperson as necessary
Write and support the drafting of media materials such as press releases and blogs
Review and edit translations of original content produced by the W. Amazon teams
Work with Comms Team and Digital Organizer specifically on actions and engagement strategy to advance W. Amazon Program goals.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff

Required Skills:

Proven experience successfully managing teams of five or more people
A proven understanding of campaigning and advocacy strategies on both national and international levels
A demonstrable understanding of the social, political, and environmental realities of Ecuador and Peru as well as the Western Amazonian region in general
Experience working with Indigenous peoples and strong knowledge of Indigenous rights in the W. Amazonian context
Experience working on issues surrounding the extractive industry (oil an

Preferred Skills:

Experience working in Northern-based international advocacy organizations
Experience working on financial and commodity markets campaigns
Understanding of the threats to Environmental and Human Rights Defenders, biodiversity, and global climate stability
Expertise in communications
Fluency in Portuguese and/or French

About Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and demand corporate accountability to address the climate crisis. Amazon Watch is an organization that works in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous communities across the Amazon as part of the international climate justice movement. Many of our allies across the rainforest are currently facing and resisting climate change-related catastrophes, the onslaught of extreme government regimes, and the expansion of fossil fuels, mining, and other extractive industries.

Application Instructions

Please, no calls. Email a cover letter, resume and three references, expressing why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to [email protected]