EPSD is Seeking Regional Coordinator

2005-12-06 15:57:31 / News read 2720 reading
The Environmental Partnership for Sustainable Development is seeking a regional coordinator/fundraiser.

The Association of 6 sister Environmental Partnership Foundations has been mobilizingpartnerships at the grassroots for environmental improvement in Bulgaria, Czech Republic,Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia since 1991

ResponsibilitiesActing on behalf of the members of the Association, the regional coordinator/ fundraiser willbe responsible for regional communication and outreach, developing and managing relationswith regional partners and donors, and for part of fundraising and development beyondnational levels. The regional coordinator will report to a board of directors through thechairperson of the Association.

The ideal candidate should:
• Have knowledge of environmental issues and challenges facing Central Europe as theregion integrates into the European Union;
• Have experience with NGO development and working with the business and publicsector.
• Have capability and interest in applying a partnership approach to dealing withsustainable development problems;
• Have excellent communication and organizational skills,
• Be fluent in English, working knowledge of at least one more European or CentralEuropean language is an advantage
• Be highly motivated, with an interest in getting people involved in practical actionprojects and programmes;
• Have knowledge of EU programming and other funding programmes;• Be creative and flexible

The Regional Coordinator will be based in one of the Environmental Partnership offices.Extensive travel within Europe is expected.

This position is open to all candidates who meet the above qualifications. This full-timeposition will be compensated at a level commensurate with experience.Interested candidates should submit a CV with experience and a motivation letter explainingtheir interest in this position by December 16, 2005 to one of the offices of the EnvironmentalPartnership (according the place of candidate's preference) or by e-mail to:

Overall Description:
Under the direction of the EPSD’s acting Chair and Board of Directors, the Regional Coordinator’sresponsibilities include ensuring and developing the operation of EPSD, communication within EPSD,external communication and identifying external support resulting in long-term financial stabilization ofthe EPSD.

Common Duties
1. Know the statutes, law, and strategy of EPSD.
2. Know EPSD’s core activities, members and methods of work.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Regional Coordinator is responsible for:
- working closely with the Chair and Directors, and Regional and National Program Coordinatorsof EPSD to develop and communicate regional activities,
- undertaking fund-raising for programs and projects of regional and international significance,which contribute and increase the sustainability of EPSD and its members to work onenvironmental and civil society development,
- identifying, developing and maintaining relations to regional partners and donors – RCfacilitates and coordinates cross-sector partnerships of European significance, which contributeto sustainable development,
- representing EPSD on important opportunities on regional level
- performing miscellaneous duties including coordinating meeting arrangements, developmentfunctions and preparation of meeting agendas/materials, taking responsibility for minutes andfollow up from the meetings
- coordinating and disseminating information to / from EPSD members and project partners onregional or international level,
- the PR and communication activities of EPSD, namely for updating and having maintaining theregional website, for publications on EPSD, for press-announcements, for representing theorganization at conferences and other events, editing and having prepared the regionalnewsletter,
- day-to-day operational matters of EPSD (such as following up deadlines of regional projects,collecting information from members related to the implementation of regional work, financialplanning and reporting)
- reporting to the Board of Directors in a form of “status report” on an ongoing basis, togetherwith a monthly expenditures report,
- selecting and contracting with service providers for: system administration, and webmaintenance, designing and printing publications, travel arrangements, translations and proofreadings,
- performing similar or related duties as required or assigned.

CV and covering letter should be sent toRafal Serafin (
Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation, 6/6 Bracka Street, 31-005 Krakow, Poland
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