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International OGI Analyst and Advocate

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Jul 24, 2022

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Are you passionate about protecting communities from pollution? Do you want to be part of growing international efforts to address fossil fuel pollution, safeguard health, and address the climate crisis? If you’re eager to engage communities in the Global South in the fight for climate justice, this position may be right for you.


Earthworks is seeking a full time International OGI Analyst and Advocate to help launch a pilot project using Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) to engage partners, grassroots groups, and decision-makers in pushing for improved methane rules and policies in key Global South countries.


Reporting to Earthworks’ US-based Energy Program Director and Field Manager and working in close collaboration with Earthworks field, policy, and communications teams, the International OGI Analyst and Advocate will lead an analysis of a pilot project to expose the oil and gas methane pollution internationally using OGI; make this OGI video evidence available to support the advocacy goals of partners and allies in the Global South; and hold oil and gas producing countries accountable for their methane reduction pledges.



While we prefer this position to be US-based, we will consider applicants based in other locations. The International OGI Analyst and Advocate must be able to work some hours within the US Central time zone and travel to and within the US and internationally . At least three international trips will be required, in accordance with Earthworks' COVID travel guidelines and local travel restrictions. Travel to locations within the United States for trainings and team meetings will also be required.


Scope of duties:

  • Assess the viability of an international program using OGI to hold Global Methane Pledge countries accountable to methane commitments.
  • Assess in-country methane campaigns, coalitions, and community partners for organizational readiness to manage an in-country OGI program.
  • Obtain OGI thermography certification (costs of training to be covered by Earthworks) and use Earthworks’ OGI cameras to identify and document pollution from gas wells and facilities in each country chosen as part of the pilot project.
  • Working with key global allies and partners on the ground, determine which three Global Methane Pledge countries may be a priority focus for this Earthworks pilot project.
  • Conduct OGI field investigations in up to three countries, potentially including Canada and in Latin America, Asia, EU, or North Africa.
  • Work with local and global partners to utilize the OGI collected to engage local media and catalyze conversations with key political officials to move global methane policy, global climate commitments, and efforts to stop oil and gas expansion forward.
  • Present OGI videos of otherwise invisible oil and gas pollution to diverse audiences in-country and to global audiences. Audiences may include climate movement civil society organizations, news media, funders, government agencies, and UN fora.
  • Advocate for strengthened policies that reduce drilling and pollution from oil and gas operations to protect nearby impacted communities and the climate.
  • Conduct in-person or virtual field tours with legislators, regulators, local residents, and the media as needed in order to showcase OGI and engage them in taking action to hold countries accountable to the Global Methane Pledge.


  • 3+ years of experience in grassroots and/or nonprofit policy advocacy efforts.
  • Experience working in deep coalition with frontline communities and allies internationally, including building relationships and trust virtually.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with proficiency in another language besides English a plus but not required.
  • Experience with public speaking and facilitating meetings.
  • Strong analysis and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally, particularly in the Global South, when and where it is safe to do so.
  • Ability to work both independently and under direction as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about science and policies related to the oil and gas industry and its climate, environmental, and health impacts.
  • Ability to professionally and respectfully engage and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Benefits and salary:

This is a full time, 1-year temporary position with a possibility for extension/transition to a permanent role. The salary for this position is competitive for small to medium US non-profits, ranging from $58K to $68K USD per year depending on experience. Earthworks provides US-based employees full life, health, long/short term disability, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus a partially employer funded HSA). Employees also receive unlimited paid leave, and after one year of employment, Earthworks provides a retirement plan with an employer match. For staff based outside of the US, Earthworks will not be able to provide direct employer benefits but will strive to provide an equitable employment arrangement, with details dependent on location and applicable employment laws.


Travel & COVID-19

Earthworks’ COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19. Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.


About Earthworks:

Earthworks is a United States-based non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with 44 employees across the US and 1 based in South Africa. . We work to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. We support frontline communities, reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions, and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We seek to ensure that communities’ voices and concerns are heard in the corridors of power, from the nation’s capital to state houses and legislatures.


Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks’ Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement.


Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications and does not tolerate discrimination.


How to apply:

Apply online at Please include a cover letter, resume, and 2 short writing samples with your online application. Please apply by August 12, 2022. No phone calls please.

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