Solve pollution. Save lives. Protect the planet.


When you join the Pure Earth team, you become part of a global movement dedicated to solving pollution in low- and middle-income countries. Pure Earth partners with governments, communities and industry leaders to identify and implement solutions that stop toxic exposures, protect health, and restore environments. With a team of experts and professionals around the world, Pure Earth tackles some of the most pressing environmental challenges to create a safer, healthier future for all.

Open Positions

Job Description

Pure Earth, since its inception in operations for Colombia at the end of 2016, has been working on multiple fronts to reduce toxic pollution and the associated cost to human health. This is a long-term endeavor in partnership with local and national authorities, contributing to sponsor country programs and defined public policies, with the support and participation of the community.

We are currently seeking a committed and enthusiastic student to join our team and participate in innovative environmental projects as a university intern.

Position: University Intern

Location: Bogota, Colombia



  • Active student in the final semesters of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related fields.
  • Knowledge of geographic referencing systems.
  • Administrative skills and ability to conduct research.
  • Intermediate English level (B1), desirable level B2.
  • Passion for seeking pollution control strategies and a healthy environment.
  • Availability to travel to the field if required.


  • Support in the implementation and management of geographic and documentary referencing systems.
  • Collaborate on administrative tasks related to environmental projects.
  • Conduct research (Information retrieval, budget structuring, methodological designs, or processes related to pollution control).
  • Effectively communicate findings and technical conclusions through written reports.

We Offer:

  • 6-month learning contract.
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience in environmental projects.
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • Possibility of professional growth and skill development.
  • Contribution to projects that positively impact the environment.

Application Process: Interested candidates who meet the requirements, please send your resume and cover letter highlighting your interest and motivation to join our team to [email protected] before April 20, 2024.

Join our team and be part of the change towards a more sustainable future!

Job Description

Position: Assistant Director, Institutional Giving

Salary range: USD $90,000 – USD $115,000 / year

Location: New York, New York


The Assistant Director (AD), Institutional Giving is primarily responsible for assisting Pure Earth to increase and broaden its institutional funding base in line with Pure Earth’s strategic priorities. The AD identifies, researches, and helps to secure major grants from government, foundations and other institutional entities and provides guidance and support to Pure Earth’s country offices to secure grants from local institutions. This position takes a leading role in proposal management and supports funder report writing.

Reporting to the VP, Development, this role requires strong proposal and budget development, grant writing, creative prospecting, and project management skills. The ideal candidate has a strong background in global institutional fundraising, i.e., experience responding to applications, including RFPs, RFAs, bids and unsolicited proposals, with government and multilateral development entities (e.g., USAID, European Union, UN agencies), and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. The AD needs to be team player, detail-oriented, organized, proactive, and has a genuine and demonstrable interest in environmental health, pollution, and/or social justice. 


Strategy, Research, and Pipeline Development (30%)

  • Implement Pure Earth’s institutional funding strategy and support the continual refinement of program priorities and needs, in alignment with Pure Earth’s organizational strategy.
  • Identify, research, and help cultivate relationships with existing and new public and private sector funding prospects.
  • Monitor grant opportunities via US Government, European and Global institutions and other procurement websites, build and manage a robust pipeline, and conduct donor surveillance to track the release of opportunities.
  • Analyze funding opportunities for alignment with strategy, capacity to respond, and impact on programs, and facilitate the go/no go process.
  • Develop donor briefs and other strategy documents to support internal decision-making.
  • Coordinate the bi-weekly, interdepartmental Opportunities Development Meeting, at which new funding opportunities and programmatic needs are discussed, and donor updates are shared.

Proposal Management and Writing (45%)

  • Work closely with programs, operations, finance staff, and partners to lead development of well-designed, technical sound concept notes and proposals for USG and global agencies, foundations, and other bilateral or multilateral funders.
  • Prepare and apply guidance documents, tools, and templates (e.g., proposal calendar) to support proposal development.
  • Create and manage collaborative workspaces on Asana, Google Docs, and Dropbox.
  • Ensure tracking system for Institutional donors is up-to-date
  • Write proposal sections, prepare supporting documentation, draft budgets (including multiyear, multicurrency and activities or objective based budgets), coordinate input from team members, and edit and integrate content into coherent, compelling proposal narratives.
  • Review proposals to ensure alignment between technical and cost proposals, overall responsiveness, and that final proposal meets all solicitation standards.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to country offices with country-based proposals.

Grants Management and Reporting (15%)

  • Review contractual agreements, and help negotiate and review funder requirements prior to finalizing agreements.
  • Support program and finance teams to ensure adherence to reporting timelines and compliance of projects with funder reporting requirements and assist with report development and submission as appropriate.
  • Ensure grant documentation, including proposals, grant agreements and amendments, and reports, is complete and up to date.


Other (10%)

  • Miscellaneous departmental activities that may arise
  • Maintain accurate records for Institutional donors and prospects within the database including key contacts, communications, opportunities and deadlines to support grants management and business development
  • Generate quarterly pipeline reports for the Board. 


Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline is required; graduate degree preferred.
  • 7+ years’ relevant experience in environment, public health, and/or international development with at least 4 years’ experience developing successful grant proposals.

Skills and Abilities

  • Successful track record of managing relationships with and raising restricted funds from institutional funders, preferably including USG, other bilaterals and foundations,
  • Experience with Excel for budgeting
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail and the ability to see projects through from creation to completion, to prioritize, and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure, many times with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully across teams and borders to deliver results.
  • Solid organizational, problem-solving, research, and analytical skills a must.
  • Strong writer: ability to adapt technical language and jargon into clear, easy-to-ready text and articulate funding needs persuasively.
  • Motivated self-starter: the ability to work independently, flexibly, and productively in a fast-paced environment and to manage a multi-faceted workload.
  • Ability to think and act strategically including the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Flexibility to participate in meetings during off-hours on occasion to accommodate colleagues based in the field residing in different time zones.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor and a positive attitude.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, as needed.


  • Experience living and working in the geographic areas in which Pure Earth works a plus.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and multi-lingual (esp. French, Spanish, Arabic) capabilities a plus.

To apply, click here. 

Job Description

Position: Communications Officer

Location:  Jakarta, Indonesia 

About Yayasan Pure Earth (PE) Indonesia

We’re a not-for-profit environmental health organization established with a focus on mitigating the impact of toxic pollution on the environment and human health. Find more info here.


We are currently seeking a Communications Officer for Indonesia that will work to execute Yayasan Pure Earth Indonesia’s strategies, tactics and activities as suitable with the developed strategic communication plan in order to reach its communication goals and the organization goals, which address external and internal communications including but not limited to media relations (earned, owned, and paid media), government relations, community relations and funder / donor relation. This position will work on a hybrid basis.

Scope of Work (SOW):

  • Execute the developed strategic communication plan on tactical and activity level in order to reach the Country Communication Goals for Indonesia,
  • Be able to work independently,
  • Coordinate with other Communication team members hired by project basis (if any) to execute the developed strategic communication plan in order to reach the Indonesia Communication Goals and meet the team’s KPIs and deliverables,
  • Track and monitor the data and metrics for measuring the success of each communication tactic/activity executed,

In terms of Media Relations:

  • For Earned Media Activities: 
    • Pitch strong stories to the media,
    • Network and build a relationship with current and new journalist contacts,
    • Develop press kits such as press releases, pitch drafts, etc., 
  • For Owned and Paid Media Activities: 
    • Create a social media calendar on a monthly basis that needs to be aligned with the HQ’s communication guidelines and the developed strategic communication plan,
    • Manage the social media specialist (if any) in organizing all PE Indonesia’s social media accounts / pages and monitor all the accounts / pages,
    • Be able to manage PE Indonesia’s social media accounts / pages in the absence of the social media specialist,
    • Update the PE Indonesia’s page on the website,
    • Ghost-write and/or proofread articles and blog posts,
    • Collaborate with influencers and opinion leaders (KOL) in generating more numbers of followers and engagement rate on PE Indonesia’s social media accounts/pages and the website,
    • Execute paid media activities included in the developed strategic communication plan,

In terms of Government and Funder / Donor Relations 

  • Manage the production of e-Newsletters quarterly and distribute it to PE Indonesia’s government contacts and targeted funder / donor contacts and coordinate with the Program Team,
  • Implement other communication activities mentioned in the developed strategic communication plan, which are related to government relations and donor / funder relations,

In terms of Community Relations:

  • Execute the production of all communication assets and/or educational materials (such as posters, flyers, banners, e-booklet, videos, infographics, factsheets, etc.,) in order to support the Indonesia Program Team in implementing their programs / plans,
  • Organize events as mentioned in the developed strategic communication plan


  1. A passion for environment and health issues
  2. Having a solution-oriented mindset
  3. University Degree in Communication or at least having a minimum of 3 year- professional experience in Communication fields
  4. Having a professional experience in a PR agency for at least 2 years is a plus
  5. Demonstrable experience using a website management platform, email marketing and managing social media platforms
  6. An ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  7. Organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage and prioritize workloads and deadlines
  8. Proficiency working across software platforms: video meetings, spreadsheets, social media
  9. Enjoy working as part of a small dedicated team
  10. Be willing to have mentoring sessions with the Communications Lead in order to be able to work independently
  11. Demonstrable experience in pitching strong stories to the media
  12. Have a writing skill and ability to find unique angles and translate compelling stories into words and/or images or videos
  13. Getting used to monitor and review video productions/edit
  14. Getting used to data, metrics and analytics in order to measure the success of each communication tactic and initiative

Application Deadline: 20th April, 2024

Please submit a Resume/CV, Cover Letter, 3 References and Salary expectations to [email protected] 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pure Earth is an equal opportunity employer. Employees and applicants for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hair styles), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), actual or perceived sexual orientation, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, gender identity and transgender status, gender, physical or mental disability (including gender dysphoria and similar gender-related conditions), alienage or citizenship status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, certain arrest or conviction records, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law, with respect to any employment decisions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.