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7 Jul 2023

Full-Time Deputy Director

Global Gas and Oil Network (GGON) – Posted by Global Gas and Oil Network Anywhere

Job Description

About the Global Gas & Oil Network

The Global Gas & Oil Network (GGON) is an international non-profit network of civil society organisations established to support global efforts to stop fossil fuel expansion and catalyze a just and equitable phaseout decline of existing production in line with limiting global warming to the ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement (1.5ºC), and in a way that centers the needs of people, communities and biodiversity. Since its creation in 2017, the network has steadily grown to over 600 people, in more than 200 organizations across more than 50 countries on six continents.

GGON provides movement infrastructure for a diverse group set of members and partners through a variety of approaches, including convening critical conversations, coordinating strategy development, commissioning research and analysis, and providing communications tools and support. We help coordinate a number of national/regional coalitions as well as issue-specific thematic working groups. GGON operates with a lean secretariat, which is a fully virtual team based across several continents.

Position Summary

The Deputy Director will be passionate about promoting social justice and a fair and equitable transition away from fossil fuels through a collaborative network approach. This position will be responsible for ensuring that GGON runs smoothly and that its staffed secretariat has the management, tools and resources to be highly effective in supporting members to achieve the network’s strategic objectives. This position also will help oversee and support the intended expansion of GGON’s secretariat, bringing on new permanent, senior and contracted positions in a way that grows the team’s diversity and representation. To those ends, the Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to manage GGON’s budget, assess opportunities for strategic impact, and fundraise to meet the ambitious goals of the network and its members.

Areas of Responsibility:

Organizational Development

  • Oversee organizational development and support the growth of an increasingly diverse and representative staffed secretariat and network membership.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop an annual organizational work plan for implementing the priorities identified for the network, in close collaboration with staff and members across the network’s national, regional and issue-based working groups
  • Support the development and implementation of a plan to build the geographic scope and diversity of the network over time.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of operational systems, with particular focus on recruiting, hiring and onboarding new staff and consultants.
  • Support the Executive Director in fundraising, including liaising with donors and philanthropic organizations, managing donor cultivation, and completing fundraising proposals and reporting to support the Secretariat’s and member activities.
  • Manage the GGON Secretariat budget and expenses to ensure resources are allocated effectively and strategically.

Secretariat Team Management

  • Manage senior staff to do their best work and have fun doing it, oversee contractors or consultants as needed.
  • Cultivate a team culture of mutual respect, supportive collaboration, high ambition and individual & collective learning.
  • Oversee development and implementation of individual work plans, ensuring alignment with organizational priorities, and strengthening internal strategic and operational coherence across the secretariat staff and contractors.
  • Develop and implement professional development programs across secretariat staff, and develop processes and tools to set performance expectations and assess individual and collective progress toward goals.

Effective Network Strategy

  • Maintain a working understanding of regional and issue campaigns and the opportunities and challenges members and partners on the ground are addressing.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members and partners in order to inform strategies on how best to provide support and resources through the network.
  • Lead and/or support substantive ad hoc special projects as needed.


Profile of Successful Candidate:


  • A minimum of five years’ experience of successful team and individual staff line management, organizational development, strategy development, and fundraising in a campaigns and advocacy context.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a related field (for example: climate or energy campaigning, advocacy and policy or networks, organizing, and facilitation).
  • A proven track record in project management including budget management, strategic planning, role development, and monitoring and evaluating progress to goals.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken, and ability to distill complex information into concise, actionable next steps.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple demands to meet deadlines, learn quickly and collaborate as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong professional organizational partnerships, including with philanthropic foundations, and to work effectively with diverse stakeholders across cultures and geographies.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and the struggle to stop climate change.
  • Reliable access to the internet.

Highly Desirable

  • Written and spoken language skills, in addition to English, in either Spanish, French or Portuguese.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible.

We value diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work and believe we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff and partners. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and strongly encourage applicants from Global South countries, people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.

Deadline for applications: 30th July 2023

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: deputy director, gas and oil, and manager. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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