Climate Change New Business Development & Partnerships Advisor

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 14 January 2021

Job Description

At its core, climate change is an issue of equity, both within the current generation and across generations. Climate change affects poor and vulnerable children and communities now, and its impact will only grow over time – further affecting today’s children and irrevocably altering the world future generations will inherit.

Climate change is also one of the principal development challenges of the twenty-first century. Its impacts will be felt globally, ensuring that no one will be immune to its effects.

Save the Children is developing a significant pipeline of climate change projects and working to integrate climate change risks and resilience across our development breakthroughs. The Climate Change New Business Development and Partnerships Advisor will drive an ambitious partnership and fundraising strategy to support and amplify the scaling up of child-centred, community-based climate change adaptation projects through our Green Climate Fund (GCF) accreditation. Through this work you will be demonstrating that children not only have a voice in the future they will inherit, but that they have the capacity to contribute to shaping a world where those most impacted are able to adapt and thrive in the face of unavoidable climate change.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run development programs all over the world and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum-term position based in any major city with good international flight connections, you must have excellent internet connectivity to be able to work efficiently and effectively from home. You will be part of our global Green Climate Fund support team and be reporting to our Climate Change Director.

The role will provide strategic support and technical guidance to the Save the Children country offices working to identify, engage and leverage a variety of donors, including corporate, major donors and trusts and foundations as well as institutional and multilateral donors engaged in climate finance.

You will make an impact by:

  • Opening the door to conversations with new donors on partnering with us on our ambitious GCF pipeline of projects (supporting with design funding and/or project co-financing).
  • Developing and overseeing a strategy for the continued growth of partnerships and new business development in support of Save the Children’s climate crisis work.
  • Leading the establishment of a strong network of partnership and fundraising colleagues across the Save the Children Movement supporting our climate crisis ambitions.
  • Supporting Save the Children country offices to establish a fundraising strategy to enable the development and delivery of their GCF projects.

Does this sound like you?

…You have been working on new business and partnership development for climate change and environmental issues for years. You know the landscape and know the key players. You will be confident and thrive in complex coordination settings with a balanced ability to go between the bigger picture to the details of supporting country office teams with practical hands-on guidance and advice. You are passionate about children, climate change and the environment and know how to engage donors with our work. Your experience of working on climate change and environment issues will enable you to effectively engage with internal stakeholders to clearly articulate why child-centred, community-based climate change programs are an ideal investment choice.

This role requires:

  • Significant direct experience of new business development for climate change programs for an international organisation, preferably in a managerial role.
  • A proven track record of developing partnerships and securing funding for climate change adaptation programs in development contexts.
  • Knowledge and understating of the Green Climate Fund and climate finance more broadly.
  • Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  • Fluency in English is required, French and local language(s) skills would be an asset.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section below.

Applications close Sunday 31st January 2021

Position Description: Climate Change New Business Development & Partnerships Advisor

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

About the Organization

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world in which every child has a healthy, happy and safe childhood. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and has a voice to speak for themselves.

OUR VISION is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

OUR PURPOSE is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children manages and implements programs designed to save and improve the lives of the world's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We have programs running all across Australia and have offices and staff in each State and Territory. Globally, we also work in over 120 countries. Each year Save the Children touches the lives of over 80 million children.

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