Location: This job is remote/virtual and open to all candidates globally (potential office co-location in Brussels, Reston VA (US), and Manila). Must be willing to coordinate with both U.S. East Coast and West Coast time zones on a regular basis and work in collaboration with people on all continents.
Reports To: Associate Director, International Climate Program
FLSA Status: Exempt
FTE Status: 1 FTE
Posting Date: December 18, 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled, interviewing on a rolling basis.
Health Care Without Harm seeks to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint and becomes a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. Health Care Without Harm works with hospitals, health systems, health professionals, NGOs, ministries of health and United Nations organizations to achieve its mission. It has offices in the European Union, United States and South East Asia, a dynamic program in Latin America and partner organizations in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Nepal and South Africa. Its Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network has more than 1,300 institutional members in 65 countries who represent the interests of more than 36,000 hospitals and health centers and are committed to an environmental sustainability agenda.
Health Care Without Harm’s International Climate Program works to align the health care sector with the ambition of the Paris Agreement while meeting global health goals through three core strategies: 1) mitigation: reducing the sector’s climate footprint and putting it on a trajectory toward zero emissions; 2) resilience: fostering climate resilient hospitals, health centers and communities; and 3) leadership: mobilizing health care’s ethical, economic, and political influence to advance the transition to zero emissions, healthy and equitable future.
The International Technical and Research Manager for Climate Change deploys their technical knowledge and skills to develop tools and resources for policy and action. They work to measure and track health care’s climate footprint and support actions in multiple countries and globally; manage research projects that develop an evidence base for health care climate action; collaborate with other Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) technical staff to support HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) network’s health care systems and hospitals to pursue climate-smart mitigation and resilience strategies; and manage HCWH climate implementation and pilot projects that have strong mitigation and/or resilience components.
Technical and research support in the development of subnational, national, and international policies and action plans for climate and health policies.
1. Climate Measurement and Modeling. Manage HCWH’s international measurement and modeling work on climate change.
- Coordinate with internal and external partners to develop a validated framework that national and sub-national health systems around the world will use to measure and track their climate footprint, Scope 1, 2 and 3.
- Assure the implementation of robust and aligned tools, guidance and activities across the organization to measure and publicly report on health care’s climate footprint reduction, resilience, and leadership actions via the Health Care Climate Challenge.
- Coordinate with HCWH regional offices and partners to assure their input, and the alignment of measurement and modeling efforts.
- Manage reporting, data analysis and data visualization for the Health Care Climate Challenge and the GGHH Energy Challenge. Assure systematic regular reporting from participants, and data aggregation and articulation in a timely, consistent, and impactful manner.
- Assure external alignment and collaboration with health systems, academic, and international institutions that are measuring or reporting on health care and climate change.
- Engage with partners and consultants to analyze climate footprint data and produce high quality, publicly accessible research and reports that provide an evidence base to move HCWH’s climate strategy forward.
- Take on other measurement and modeling initiatives as needed.
2. Health Care Facilities and Systems. Serve as technical staff expert on climate emissions in health care facilities and systems globally.
- Manage and lead a multi-country project for cooling efficiency in health care. Convene and coordinate country project managers.
- Work in collaboration with and convene HCWH technical staff/experts on multiple continents to strengthen HCWH’s technical capacity and collaboration on climate change.
- Manage additional projects on an as needed basis.
- Support the development of health care renewable energy strategies and projects in selected countries and settings.
- Support efforts on health care infrastructure and climate resilience.
- Research and write reports on climate-smart health care as assigned.
3. HCWH climate team. Work as an integral part of HCWH’s worldwide team of offices and partners taking action on climate, as part of the core international climate staff, and as a leader in HCWH’s network to:
- Publicly represent HCWH at various forums and to the media, in collaboration with the Communications team.
- Support and help develop other key aspects of the climate program.
- Take on additional tasks as needed.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively while organizing time efficiently.
- Experience in climate footprint measurement.
- Experience in sustainable energy.
- Experience in health care sustainability.
- Experience working in developing countries.
- Strong cross-cultural competency.
- Fluent in English; additional languages a plus.
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Ability to travel and work in multiple time zones and outside of regular business hours.
- Ability to remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects while maintaining deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work successfully within a team (including members and partners), and ability to work independently.
- Able to quickly adapt with minimal coaching to new situations and processes; ability to adapt style to meet the needs of individuals and/or the organization.
- Understanding of the health care and environmental sectors.
- Fluency in MS Office Suite.
- Strong networking skills.
- Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
- Minimum Experience: 5 years of experience working on public health, health care and/or climate issues.
- Minimum Field of Expertise: Familiarity with climate change issues and sustainability metrics, and understanding of/familiarity with the health sector required.
- Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Preferred Experience: Strong writing skills, strong data analysis skills; social media experience; multiple languages and cultural competencies; international environment/development/health experience; experience working in a virtual organization.
- Preferred Field of Expertise: Familiarity with hospitals and health systems; climate measurement.
What’s In It For You?
- Work for an organization where the mission is inspiring and your colleagues are passionate and motivated.
- Work with staff that care deeply for the mission and the network of people carrying out that mission.
- Play a key role in helping drive growth, influence impact, and advance efforts to create a more sustainable health care sector and community.
- Be part of an inspirational global network.
To Apply or Inquire
Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are committed to seeking and sustaining culturally and ethnically diverse organizations, and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving the mission of the organizations in respectful ways. HCWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, upload a cover letter and resume to the Associate Director, International Climate Program via this link . Questions can be addressed to email@example.com . Only competitive candidates will be invited to participate further in the recruitment process. Position open until filled. Interviewing on a rolling basis.