Senior Strategist - Global Policy

Oil Change International
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 22

Position description

The need for countries to urgently tackle both the use and production of fossil fuels has emerged as a key topic of global climate diplomacy in recent years, recently culminating in the COP28 call for countries to “transition away from fossil fuels”. To build on this development, Oil Change International is seeking a Senior Strategist to design and implement campaigns and advocacy strategies to secure diplomatic support for a just and equitable phase out of fossil fuel production. This will include working closely with current champion countries and first movers, as well as creating new alliances, initiatives, and campaigns to build additional political support and momentum for a global just and equitable phaseout. Close working with national civil society networks will also be key to the role. The post will have a strong focus on work with Global South countries and institutions. 


The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to design and drive successful strategies to promote change in international climate diplomacy and a proven track record working closely with Global South governments and diplomats, as well as civil society partners. The Senior Strategist will develop and execute effective advocacy strategies at an international level in coordination with partner organizations. 


If you are passionate about climate change, fossil fuels, and climate diplomacy and want to make a real difference in the defining issue of our era, then this is the role for you! 


DEADLINE: This role will be close on Sunday June 23, 2024 however we will be accepting and contacting candidates on a rolling basis

BLIND RECRUITING: To reduce bias in the hiring process, OCI implements a blind recruiting process where hiring managers are not able to see your personal information and direct resume so please take time to go through and answer questions as thoroughly as possible.

LOCATION: Location flexible for the right candidate. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Global Policy team’s work to make use of global and regional climate diplomacy processes and moments to increase pressure on governments to end the expansion of fossil fuel production and implement a just and equitable phase out of fossil fuel production
  • Lead on designing and implementing Global South-centered advocacy and campaign strategies aimed at broadening diplomatic support for a just and equitable phase out of fossil fuel production 
  • Contribute to the work of key civil society networks engaging on fossil fuel phase out diplomacy to help shape positions and implement collective strategies around key diplomatic moments, such as COPs
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key diplomats, policy-makers, and influencers in target countries and key diplomatic initiatives 
  • Identify potential impactful and innovative research products in service of advocacy strategies and campaigns
  • Collaborate with OCI’s global and regional teams in driving joint advocacy strategies



Required Skills / Experience

  • At least five years’ experience designing and driving advocacy strategies in the field of international climate policy and/or fossil fuels;
  • Holistic understanding of campaigning and advocacy tactics, including experience working closely with policy, campaign, and communication specialists;
  • Proven track record engaging and collaborating with Global South partners and policymakers to drive change at the global level;
  • Proven experience drafting advocacy materials (policy briefs, memos etc)
  • Experience engaging in national and/or international civil society networks, particularly in the Global South;
  • Digital and traditional communications experience on international issues a plus; 
  • Ability to fluently communicate in English.

As a full time staff member of OCI, you will be eligible for organization wide benefits that we work to keep equitable across all countries we operate in. 

  • Every other Friday off (average of 36 working hours per week)
  • 5 weeks (25 days) of PTO
  • Flexible working schedule 
  • Company computer based on preference
  • Monthly phone and internet reimbursements
  • Annual Healthy workspace stipend
  • Co-working/office space reimbursement
  • Fully paid organization and team retreats
  • Full Medical/Dental/Vision coverage (for countries with private insurance)
  • Eco-oriented retirement accounts (US staff)

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