Project Coordinator - Under2 Coalition

Role description

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual interested in making a difference on climate change by working directly with a group of ambitious governments from all over the world. You will have strong skills in project coordination, be a good communicator and will have the flexibility to work cross culturally and across a range of functional areas.


About The Climate Group

Our Mission 

Accelerating climate action. 

Our Goal 

A world of less than 2oC of global warming and greater prosperity for all, without delay. 

How we do it 

  • We bring together powerful networks, of businesses and governments, which shift global markets and policies, towards this goal. 
  • We act as a catalyst to take innovation and solutions to scale. And we use the power of communication to build ambition and pace. 
  • We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change. 


The Climate Group is an international non-profit with offices in London, New Delhi and New York


About the Under2 Coalition

The Under2 Coalition brings together 205 governments, spanning six continents and 43 countries committing to reduce their GHG emissions toward net-zero by 2050. The Climate Group acts as Secretariat to the Under2 Coalition and works directly with government signatories and partners of the Under2 MOU to drive net-zero ambition and action.

The Under2 MOU is a commitment by sub-national governments to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions toward net-zero by 2050. Central to this is the public commitment by all signatories to reduce their GHG emissions by 80-95% on 1990 levels, or 2 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent per capita, by 2050.

More information can be found here: https://www.theclimategroup.org/project/under2-coalition


About You

You will be able to demonstrate proven capabilities in the following areas:

Essential:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent people management and networking skills
  • Strong research skills including background in policy briefings
  • Proactive and able to work independently
  • Clear communicator with excellent writing skills
  • An interest in and understanding of climate and energy policies
  • Self-starter, with ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability multitask and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • A committed team player who is able to build effective working relationships, across international borders, primarily through influencing.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working internationally
  • Experience of organizing meetings and small events
  • Experience/knowledge of managing relationships and working with governments 
  • Experience of working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Additional language skills especially French 
  • Ability to start work within a relatively short time-frame
  • Technical command over MS Office (Excel, Word, PPT etc.) and operating knowledge of Salesforce


Main Accountabilities

Under2 program coordination:

  • Support the Director and help with the coordination of Under2 Coalition’s different workstreams
  • Support the Head of Global Government Relations to execute the Under2 Coalition's annual engagement work plan and future direction. 
  • Oversee and manage the delivery of Under2 Coalition events and meetings, including preparation of materials and minute-taking
  • Lead on drafting engagement letters and official correspondence for political leader
  • Keep documents and information regularly updated on Salesforce and SharePoint
  • Support the Head of Global Government Relations to secure Secretariat contributions 
  • Support the team to convene regular Co-chair and Steering Group meetings
  • Work closely with our communications and events team to ensure that The Climate Group communications and events align and support the aims of the Under2 Coalition’s mission 

Future Fund project:

  • Implement the Future Fund project activities according to the project calendar deadlines and co-manage relationship with the Advisory Board and convene quarterly meetings
  • Ensure successful delivery of Future Fund’s individual project completion and deliverables (with regular calls to governments involved)
  • Explore further fundraising opportunities for continuing the Future Fund and expanding into developing regions of the Under2 Coalition
  • Support in designing the project evaluation criteria, call for proposals and division of funding to developing regions
  • Oversee the production of the Annual Future Fund Report and coordinate communications around the initiative on TCG and Under2’s channels

General policy research:

  • Assisting with general research on Under2 Coalition members' energy and climate policies to support relevant projects
  • Co-authoring knowledge products (e.g. brochures, reports and briefs)
  • Providing research support to develop new project proposals 

Other:

  • Ensure that Salesforce procedures incorporating income, relationship management and project management are adhered to and that the system is kept up to date 
  • Undertake other related tasks as and when required 


Location

You will be based in London, with occasional travel expected. 


Terms and conditions

This is full-time one year fixed term contract position with the potential to be made permanent. We offer a salary of £22,000-£26,000 per annum based on experience, plus the following benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays 
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme following three months’ service
  • Private healthcare on completion of probation
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Season ticket loan


How to apply

Use the 'Apply' button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information or an informal discussion, please contact Subaskar Sitsabeshan, Head of Global Government Relations at ssitsabeshan@theclimategroup.org 

Applications for the position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter.
The expected closing date for applications is 22nd April 2018.

The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation costs with be borne by The Climate Group.