Senior Project Officer - Latin America

Summary

The Climate Group is looking for a talented Senior Project Officer to join our Transparency & Pathways team within the Under2 Coalition Secretariat. This position is for a candidate that can provide communication, knowledge management and research support for a Latin American network, as well as the implementation of a peer learning project in Peru in close collaboration with partners and other team members. 

This opportunity is for an individual with a passion and expertise for communications, peer learning and network management with some experience in managing projects. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to technical and project management support across the projects in Latin America and help the delivery of the engagement strategy for the Under2 Coalition in the region. 

 

About The Climate Group

The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all.

We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action.

We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition.  


About the role

The Climate Group is the Secretariat to the Under2 Coalition, which is a group of ambitious state and regional governments committed to keeping global temperature rises to well below 2°C. The coalition is made up of more than 220 governments who represent over 1.3 billion people and 43% of the global economy. 

This position sits in the Transparency and Pathways team, as well as the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) engagement team of the Under2 Coalition. Through the integrated Transparency and Pathways workstreams, we increase the accountability of state and regional governments by collecting and analysing their climate data to ensure effective monitoring of the Under2 Coalition’s collective progress to net zero emissions. We also provide technical support and resources to assist state and regional governments to improve their greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reduction efforts, and develop long-term emissions reduction plans.  

The role includes supporting the LAC engagement team with the delivery of the regional strategy, maintaining active communication, organizing networking and technical events for members of the Under2 Coalition and supporting research to build strategic partnerships and increase fundraising opportunities for the region.

An important facet of the role will be dedicated to supporting the timely development and delivery of a knowledge package (including both published pieces and knowledge sharing events) for deforestation-free cattle ranching. This knowledge package will be led by the Climate Group as part of a wider project on policy design and field implementation for deforestation-free cattle ranching in Madre de Dios, Peru.

 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Communications and events

  • Provide cross-cutting, cross-regional, multilingual communications to support the Peru project and LAC engagement. 
  • Help with organizing events for the LAC members under the LAC engagement strategy or other requests by members. 
  • Help develop communications and knowledge products between Spanish, English and (potentially) Portuguese.      
  • Support the LAC and comms team in the release of blogs, emails or other communication materials.


Engagement, Strategy and Solutions: 

  • Working closely with the Senior Manager in Latin America to implement the LAC engagement strategy coordinating with the rest of the LAC team. 
  • Working closely with the Knowledge and Learning Manager to assist the design and implementation of the peer learning and knowledge exchange components of the knowledge package project work.
  • Support the engagement with LAC states ensuring regular and positive relationship and communication is built into the network. 
  • Research potential strategic partnerships with the private sector in LAC to expand work in the region.
  • Identify potential fundraising opportunities in LAC and support Senior Manager in Latin America with development of bids and concept notes.
  • Provide up to date information to the LAC team regarding key happenings in the region (e.g. political, economic, societal, environmental etc). 
  • Provide support to partner engagement and coordination for project work and within LAC. 

 

Project Management and Team work: 

  • Provide support to transparency and pathways projects as required, including donor compliance, financial management, coordinating with team members and partners to ensure timely and high-quality delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. 
  • Undertake other tasks to support across the team as required.


About you

Essential

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and partners internally and externally.
  • Experience planning, facilitating and/or hosting workshops (online or in-person).
  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Able to work proactively and independently to plan and deliver high quality project activities and organisational processes with visible results. 


Desirable

  • Degree in climate change, environmental sciences or similar. 
  • Proficiency in Portuguese.  
  • Experience working in an international, cross-cultural, and cross-sectoral setting. 
  • Previous experience working on AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) projects (preferably in Peru/ Amazon region). 
  • Experience managing relationships and working with governments in Latin-America (preferably at the subnational level).
  • Some experience in identifying fundraising and partnerships opportunities. 


Location

You will be based in Mexico City, and work can be carried out flexibly from home. There may be occasional travel within the region. 

 

Terms & Conditions

Engagement will be through a Professional Employment Organisation (PEO) in Mexico. 

This is a full time, 12 month fixed term position, with the possibility of renewal.

A competitive salary will be payable for this position in MX$ (not GBP), based on experience.  

In addition to the salary, the role holder will benefit from:

  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays; additional leave following three and six years’ service
  • Volunteering day on completion of probation


How to apply

Use the ‘Apply’ button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information, please contact Valeria Correa, Senior Manager Latin America: vcorrea@theclimategroup.org

Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter. The expected closing date for submitting your application is August 13th 2021.

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in Mexico are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by The Climate Group.