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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Orb-Tranz Research & Broadcasting Foundation

About Global Crisis Response (GCR):

Global Crisis Response is a systematic effort aimed at collectively exploring the best means to articulate & navigate the current era of the Anthropocene characterized by Climate Change, Scarcity, Chaos & Uncertainty. It is the flagship initiative of Orb Tranz Research & Broadcasting Foundation, a not for profit (Section-8 Company) registered in Mumbai, India.


JOB DESCRIPTIONS (JD):

GCR Directory - data collection, analysis & reach-out is the most critical project for us. It is a very challenging assignment for the volunteer as it involves exploring meaningful sustainability, collapse, resilience, risk-management efforts globally scattered globally. The project has a potential for exploring uncharted territories and completely shift one's perspective about the nature of humanity's existential predicament today as well possible future scenarios.

GCR has formulated a framework that helps classify all organizations, efforts, responses globally into three categories namely:

1. Business as Usual (BAU)

2. Weak Sustainability (WS)

3. Strong Sustainability (SS)

GCR-Directory is an attempt at identifying & bringing together all GCR-aligned (SS) organizations, individuals & responses in a single directory. This will benefit our viewers immensely as well as enable us to analyze data and produce useful & actionable reports.

This is a multi-tasking- online research, analysis, report making & networking profile involving the following tasks: ​

  • The volunteer will create a structure of the GCR-Directory in consultation with PD
  • Create new and upgrade existing Directory (if necessary make contact with concerned organization for accuracy)
  • Analyze the data for key insights, useful research questions, essay/blog topics
  • Produce summary reports in alignment with GCR strategies
  • Support content production team with relevant desk research support
  • Reach-out with GCR aligned thought leaders & organizations for collaborations
  • Any other related task as required by the Project Director

Who can apply?

  • Open minded and willing to engage with critical, relevant yet non-mainstream ideas
  • Interested in engaging with us for medium to long-term volunteer projects (minimum of 3 months commitment required)
  • Looking for a career shift into research, activism, advocacy, journalism

Core Qualification & Expertise:

  • Graduates & above (preferably some understanding of issues related to Environment, Ecological Economics, Alternative Economics, Post-growth, Climate Change, Sustainability, Climate Justice, etc.) &/or with 1 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in networking & reach-out
  • Well versed with social media use relevant to the information gathering & networking

Benefits

§ A unique opportunity to learn about and engage with radical and non-mainstream ideas like overshoot, existential risks, collapse, degrowth, post-growth etc.

§ A research opportunity not typed to academic or institutional limitations

§ Opportunity to co-author/author blogs and other texts

§ Flexibility - fit research and writing around your interests and other commitments

§ A fantastic experience for those who seek to make a significant difference in addressing the challenges of the Anthropocene

§ A certificate or letter of reference can be provided for your career progression

§ A fantastic experience for those who seek to make a significant difference in addressing the human predicament

§ GCR is not currently in a position to offer any stipend to volunteers but we certainly respect your decision to dedicate your valuable skills & expertise towards the objectives of this public interest initiative

Disclaimers:

  • Although Climate Change is an important aspect of our work it is not the primary focus
  • Candidates who are passionate, committed towards holistic learning, dedication to stick with the work and can have patience with a new NGO that is just getting going will benefit the most from this opportunity.
  • Ideally committing 3-4 months will help the candidate to get the most out of this project
  • We are a budding organization with meagre resources and supervision capabilities, so please be aware that you will need to be flexible and self-motivated. In exchange we do offer a unique research experience in a welcoming and passionate team, and a chance to explore radical and non-mainstream ideas outside of traditional institutions.


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