Job Title: 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.


Job Summary: 

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​

Benefits:

  • 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

Disclaimers:

  • 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.

 

Application Instructions: