Voluntary (unpaid) Position
Conceptual Framework Research, blogging, copy writing
Not for Profit Think-Tank (Action Research)
Org Focus Area
Sustainability, Risk Analysis & Management, Climate Change, Societal Collapse, Resilience
July 2022 (Tentative)
Min. 3 months (6 hrs/week Total: 72 hrs)
Volunteer (remote) - Research Associate/Sr. Blogger/Sr. Copy Writer
About Global Crisis Response (GCR):
Focus Areas: Sustainability, Risk Analysis & Management, Climate Change, Societal Collapse, Resilience. Global Crisis Response is a systematic effort aimed at collectively exploring the best means to articulate & navigate the current era of the Anthropocene characterized by Climate Change, scarcity, chaos & uncertainty, forecast the future of trajectories human civilization & explores alternative paradigms (Pluriverse) & transition roadmaps. It is the flagship initiative of Orb Tranz Research Broadcasting Foundation, a not for profit (Section-8 Company) registered in Mumbai, India. It came into existence in April 2021.
This role includes research, ideation, refinement of conceptual frameworks and publishing blogs for GCR website & GCR Medium publication. This is a remote role and a certificate/ letter could be provided on successful completion of the role.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Refinement of Theory of Change (TOC) & Conceptual Frameworks:
Brainstorm (with the team), publish essays/blogs validating GCR frameworks
Write supplementary essays on general issues
Reading all mandatory GCR relevant literature (books, papers, podcasts) to enable content development
Any other related task as required by the Project Director
Qualifications & Skills:
Post-docs, post- graduates (preferably from academic disciplines related to Environment, Ecological Economics, Alternative Economics, Post-growth,
Climate Change, Sustainability, Climate Justice, etc.) &/or with 2 or more years of publication experience.
Experience of research, theory and analysis
Experience & capability of writing research papers
Experience of creative writing or environmental journalism
Curious & passionate about issues related to Existential Risks, sustainability, climate change, scarcity etc.
Commitment (Content & Time):
Contribute min. 6 blogs/essays (min. 2 good quality essays/month) over 3 months
Commit atleast 6 hrs per week (total= Min. 72 hrs over 3 months)
The actual time commitment could vary depending on situations
A unique opportunity to learn about and engage with radical and non-mainstream ideas like overshoot, existential risks, collapse, degrowth, post-growth etc.
A research opportunity not typed to academic or institutional limitations
Opportunity to co-author/author blogs and other texts
Flexibility - fit research and writing around your interests and other commitments
A certificate or letter of reference can be provided for your career progression
A fantastic experience for those who seek to make a significant difference in addressing the human predicament
Although Climate Change is an important aspect of our work it is not the primary focus
Candidates who are passionate, committed towards holistic learning, dedication to stick with the work and can have patience with a new NGO that is just
getting going will benefit the most from this opportunity.
Ideally committing 3-4 months will help the candidate to get the most out of this project
We are a budding organization with meagre resources and supervision capabilities, so please be aware that you will need to be flexible and self-motivated. In exchange we do offer a unique research experience in a welcoming and passionate team, and a chance to explore radical and non-mainstream ideas outside of traditional institutions.
Volunteers are free to choose the least stressful tasks (workload) but then remain committed to the agreed-upon deliverables in terms of quality and deadlines
Volunteers will be able to participate in the initiative at their convenience
Volunteers will receive due credit for any intellectual output created & recognition for any selfless contributions made by various means as per our company policy