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Climate Change Project Specialist

Global Partnerships Affairs Department (GPAD)

Job Description

  • Lead BTCF’s advocacy around Climate Change, Food Systems, and Plant Based Diets (25%)
  • Engage in working groups which align with Tzu Chi’s values, provide inputs, generate new relationships, and create opportunities for advancement of consciousness towards Tzu Chi’s missions and advocacy. (20%)
  • Organize physical and digital workshops, events, and meetings in alignment with Climate Change, Food Systems, and Plant Based Diets. (20%)
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with United Nations Agencies, Member States, and Civil Society Representatives, in the realm of Climate Change, Food Systems, and Plant Based Diets(10%)
  • Follow negotiations related to Climate Change, Food Systems, and Plant Based Diets, including but not limited to UNFCCC and UNEA. (10%)
  • Serve as a Voting Member for US Climate Action Network (10%)
  • Serve as a Focal point for Climate Technology Centre and Network (5%)
  • Write articles/submissions for Tudor Rose publication
  • Generate brochures, booklets, other written material in relation to climate and food systems transformation
  • Coordinate Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s delegation to the UNFCCC
  • Provide support for other team members on other UN events (ie: CSW, HLPF, UN DGC, etc)
  • Assist the Director with emergent opportunities and projects 

Job Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science, environmental science, economics, food policy, nutrition, and/or agriculture
  • Proficiency in other widely-spoken languages, such as Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), or French
  • Prior experience with interorganizational collaboration
  • Prior experience with international advocacy
  • Prior volunteering experience with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.


English (required) Chinese (preferred) 


  • This position is hybrid, with physical participation required for conferences and key meetings in New York City.
  • This position is full time 40 hours a week.
  • Location: New York City, New York.

To Apply

Please email your resume to [email protected]. Tzu Chi Foundation USA is a nonprofit organization. We offer competitive benefit package including paid health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and more. 

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