22.01.24 / hiring job opportunity / Article

Senior Strategist

Razom We Stand was founded in April 2022 by Ukrainian climate and peace activists aimed at isolating and constricting Russia’s fossil fuel industry to end the war in Ukraine and speed up Europe’s transition towards renewable energy.

Location: Remote in Europe, preferably Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands or the UK. An eligible candidate must have full working rights in the country they are applying to work from.
Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the salary range is in the EU €60000-71,000, in the UK £51,600 - £61,000.
FTE Status: Full time
Start date: Ideally as soon as possible
Reports to: Director

About The Role

As an international organisation founded and based in Ukraine, we envision a world where Ukraine and the entire planet enjoy a fully renewable, affordable, and secure energy system that benefits everyone.

We are a rapidly growing, high-potential organisation with eight staff members, many partners, and volunteers.

Razom We Stand's mission is to aid the rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy for peace and justice, including rebuilding Ukraine. Our work also focuses on cutting off Russia's exports from fossil fuels and driving global momentum towards a clean energy future, surpassing the demand for fossil fuels.

We aim to eliminate fossil-fueled dictatorships, expedite political change, and catalyse investments in clean energy in Ukraine, the EU, and worldwide. We influence high-profile decision-makers to fast-track a climate-friendly and peaceful future for Ukraine and beyond its borders.

The role carries two core elements: leading the strategy work in Europe and working closely and collaboratively with the Director globally.

Razom We Stand program’s goal is to aid the transition away from dirty energy to clean energy for peace and justice. We continue working towards cutting off Russia’s exports from fossil fuels which is essential for peace & the climate and driving global momentum for a clean energy future where the transition to renewables outpaces the dash for gas.

Our overall purpose is to eliminate fossil fuelled dictatorships and fast-track political change to catalyse investments into clean energy in Ukraine, the EU and globally. As an international organisation founded and based in Ukraine, we envision a world where Ukraine and the whole world have a fully renewable, affordable, and secure energy system that benefits all people. We influence those currently in power to make decisions that will build a sustainable and peaceful future.

The Russian war against Ukraine has caused the most profound energy crisis in modern history along with the horrific, destruction, violence,  human casualties and genocide against hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians killed by Russian troops. We believe that Russia’s war against Ukraine can be stopped through increased sanctions on Russia’s fossil fuels industry and a clean energy revolution globally. We are sure the EU could go faster and become independent from Russian gas as soon as 2025 by boosting low-carbon and renewable energy production and energy efficiency measures.

The role will play a significant role in achieving this goal, especially in coordinating leadership from Europe.
The role requires high-level coordination and support to our team and a deep understanding of designing the global strategies to end fossil fuels and boost clean energy.

The role nurtures a vibrant, creative, fun and supportive culture across the team, and leads our program’s campaign planning and evaluation process and important partners in Europe and some globally.
The role engages with a wide variety of people from businesses, NGO leaders and sometimes governments. Strategic vision, clear, direct communication, an unflappable nature, and the ability to read people and group dynamics are critical to the success of this role.

About You

You’re a strategic, experienced and collaborative leader and project manager with a passion for shifting out of fossil fuels. You have a strong track record of winning climate campaigns and a nuanced understanding of campaigning strategies, including a firm grasp of project management, data search, strategic planning, and facilitation. You have an excellent knowledge of anti-fossil fuels campaigning and are passionate about ending the fossil-fueled conflicts and climate crisis.

You understand what it takes to build trust, nurture creativity and unleash the potential of our campaigning team. You’re an open and honest communicator with the ability to build strong relationships and nurture collaboration between diverse stakeholders.

You have a global mindset and are excited about scaling work and scaling teams globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works closely with colleagues to design and implement campaign strategies that hasten the clean energy transition in the EU and globally and support campaigns that are working to stop the buildout of new fossil fuel facilities and investments
  • Leads the strategy work in Europe and manages key relationships with partners from different organisations and sectors
  • Executes planning process for the EU and global strategies
  • Uses data-driven approach and is up to date with the latest developments in the field, climate movement ecosystem and has a wide network of contacts across Europe and globally
  • Works closely with the Director to organise and build/maintain key relationships and grant partnerships as the program scales up.
  • Conducts open and honest evaluation of programmatic work impact through in-depth data collection and analysis, and fosters a team culture that recognises the importance of failure and learnings in our pursuit of greater impact.
  • Leads on high performance, collaborative and sustainable team environments by fostering culture and hiring, with the possibility of managing and developing talented individuals as our team grows.
  • Manages program risk in collaboration with the Director.
  • Aligns programmatic strategies and OKRs with Razom We Stand mission and values.

Required skills and experience

  • Significant experience in a similar campaign/strategist role at the early managerial level, or a related role including unpaid, grassroots or lived experience.  
  • Proven ability to design and implement global strategies that engage multiple partners
  • Deep understanding of economics, political economy of fossil fuels and clean energy
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of how social movements achieve change including both elite engagement and outside pressure strategies;
  • Excellent understanding of European political and social realities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a detailed plan to monitor projects from initiation to completion, including managing stakeholder input and coordinating people and processes to deliver desired results
  • A high level of emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills;
  • Experience working internationally, successfully managing across cultures, and a track record of creating inclusive work cultures, both internally and with partners.
  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice.

Job requirements

  • You must have full working rights for the country you intend to work.
  • Potentially attend local in-person partner actions
  • Occasional international travel for in-person meetings/events, mostly in the EU.

Razom We Stand requires its team to adhere to a strong work ethic: 
1) dedication and engagement to your work at all times, without the possibility of involvement in other jobs ; 
2) effective and timely communication: presence in team chats and Asana during the working day, timely response to received emails and tasks;
3) high level of time management; 
4) ability to plan and do work on time
5) communication skills.

Benefits:

  • Razom We Stand offers its team members the following benefits:
  • Twenty-four days of vacation yearly + Birthday day off.
  • Eight sick or personal and close one's care days annually.
  • Monthly internet costs reimbursement.
  • Laptop and ergonomic setup allowance.
  • 30/12/2023 - 2/01/24 all staff off days
  • Additionally, there are four days to cover some bank holidays yearly.
  • Personal development costs up to 500 euros annually.

How to apply for this job
Email your CV in PDF format (maximum 2 pages) to [email protected]. Please name the CV file with your name.

Process and Timeline:
Application Deadline: February 5, 2023.
Interview with Short-listed Candidates: February 5th to 10th.
Final Decision: February 10th to February 15th.


For any inquiries, please reach out to our hiring team at [email protected]