Adviser, Climate Change

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 July 2018

Job Description

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date: 24 July 2018

£72,447 pa+ benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Adviser, Climate Change in our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.

The post holder will be responsible for providing technical, policy, and programming implementation support and oversight, and knowledge and capacity development services pertaining to Climate Change within The Commonwealth Climate Change Programme. Responsibilities include: providing specialised technical and policy advice for supporting member states to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related Rio Conventions; providing appropriate support to Commonwealth climate change vulnerable countries to implement their adaptation and mitigation measures, including training and capacity-building efforts; contributing to resource mobilisation to support member countries to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and devising innovative mechanisms for influencing international climate change frameworks for the benefit of Commonwealth climate change vulnerable countries.

To be considered, you will need to have a post-graduate degree in Climate Change, Environmental Studies or a closely related discipline and 10 years’ relevant experience in climate change adaptation and mitigation programme or project management, within the context of a Regional or international institution, research organisation, or consultancy company. Experience in development of climate change policies, strategies, programmes/ or projects, especially in developing countries and expertise in the alignment of national planning and climate change, sustainable development and the green/blue economy, are also key requirements.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear ability to add global value.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

The closing date for this opportunity is 24 July 2018, 5:00 pm BST

About the Organization

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 53 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General who, as the Chief Executive of the organisation, is responsible and accountable for overall leadership, management and delivery.

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