The International Institute for Sustainable Development, Reporting Services 
Division (IISD RS), is adding new writers to its team of freelance consultants 
(the "ENB Team") who write and edit the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and IISD's 
other conference reporting services. (For more information on these 
publications, visit http://www.iisd.ca<http://www.iisd.ca/>, and to see the 
existing ENB Team, visit http://www.iisd.ca/about/team/).
Please note that these are not full-time positions and applicants should only 
apply if interested in part-time consulting work.
IISD is an international non-governmental organization. Qualified applicants 
from all countries are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be hired 
on a consulting basis for meetings held in locations all over the world. We do 
not require or provide work permits, work visas or relocate consultants who are 
successful candidates for these freelance positions. A valid tax identification 
number for your country of residence may be required.
Because of the large number of applicants expected, only those who demonstrate 
that they meet all of the general and specific requirements will be considered. 
All applicants should submit a copy of their resume (Curriculum Vitae), 
together with a cover letter detailing how they meet each of the requirements 
set out below. Both the CV and cover letter are used in the ranking of 
 The deadline for applications is 1800 (6:00pm) GMT on Thursday, 20 October 
Work on the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and other publications requires long 
hours, often in small offices with other members of the team. All applicants 
should be able to work well in small group situations, handle stress and show 
the highest respect for co-workers even in the most trying moments.
 ENB writers are paid an honorarium that is scaled according to experience on 
ENB teams (from US$1200 to US$2550 per week). IISD reimburses all 
business-related and travel expenses while attending meetings. Consultants are 
required to be available for at least four meetings per year, with between five 
and sixteen days of work per meeting.
Each successful candidate will spend three days in a paid training session 
before joining the ENB team.
Candidates should NOT be looking for full-time work at present and should 
demonstrate how part-time work on the ENB Team will incorporate into their 
other freelance work or studies.
All applicants should:
*         be in the early stages, or about to begin a Ph.D. program or hold a 
Ph.D. or LL.M degree, or have at least five years of UN environment or 
sustainable development policy experience (working, lobbying or negotiating in 
the UN system);
*         have worked, published or undertaken academic research on one or more 
of the multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) covered by the Earth 
Negotiations Bulletin;
*         demonstrate complete fluency in understanding and speaking English 
and have both recent experience in writing in English and strong written and 
conversational language skills in one other major language;
*         have a good understanding of multilateral negotiations and the UN 
*         work well in small groups and have the flexibility to travel to 
international meetings for periods of up to three weeks at a time;
*         be available for at least four assignments per year;
*         be able to type well enough to take legible verbatim notes; and
*         have a laptop computer.

*         Send your Curriculum Vitae/resume and a letter of introduction that 
explains your interest in working for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, listing 
specific information on your issue expertise in any of the policy issues we 
follow, any recent academic publications, and how you meet each of the minimum 
requirements. Applicants should fully articulate their depth of background and 
experience in multilateral negotiations, and detail language abilities.
*         List details of two professional referees.
*         Include your Skype username.
Application deadline: 1800 (6:00pm) GMT on Thursday, 20 October 2016. All 
applications should be submitted here: 
Please note emailed applications cannot be accepted.
All cover letters and resumes/CVs will be reviewed and ranked according to the 
specific requirements set out above. Because we anticipate a large number of 
applicants, we apologize that we will only contact those who we have ranked 

We will be contacting highly ranked candidates on or before 29 October.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in a "virtual" tryout, 
which will be held at an agreed time between 3-4 November. During this tryout, 
candidates will be asked to listen to negotiations (recorded and streamed over 
the Internet), take notes, and then summarize the discussion in ENB style.

Results of the tryouts will be evaluated, and highest ranked candidates will be 
invited to a Skype interview from 6-12 November.

Offers will be made to successful recruits by 25 November.

Those offered a place on the team are required to attend a training session in 
New York, NY, in January 2017.

Successful candidates in the past have been former negotiators, professors, 
Ph.D. students, international environmental lawyers, and retired UN staff. ENB 
writers have a history of being interested in, and involved with, multilateral 
environmental agreements and have been readers of the Earth Negotiations 
Bulletin prior to joining the team. IISD is seeking candidates who can 
demonstrate that they share the same passion for transparency and commitment to 
good environment and sustainable development governance that we do. In 
particular, we prefer candidates who have already developed their own networks 
in the international environment and sustainable development policy and 
academic communities. Most importantly, as in life, creativity and imagination 

Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI
Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)-- United Nations 
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D - New York, NY 10022  USA
Direct Line: +1 973 273 5860 Mobile/SMS: +12128107701
Email:k...@iisd.org<mailto:k...@iisd.org> Skype: kimogoree Twitter: @kimogoree
Where:  20 Sep -7 Oct NYC, 8-15 Layfayette, 23-24 Beijing, 25 Seoul, 26-27 
Tokyo, 28-30 Geneva, Nov 1-3 NYC, 4-18 Marrakech, 19-22 Joburg


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