Head of Climate Change

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 31 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 July 2018

Job Description

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date: 31 July 2018

£87,571 pa+ benefits

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

The post holder will lead the Secretariat’s work on climate change. In particular, she/he will be responsible for providing technical, policy and programming implementation support, oversight and capacity development services pertaining to climate change. Responsibilities include: leading the conceptualisation, design and development of policies and programmes to implement the Secretariat’s mandate on climate change and build the resilience of small states and vulnerable states in line with the Strategic Plan; providing professional inputs and advice on climate finance, based on an understanding of the political economy dynamics of climate financing and practical challenges related to access by small and vulnerable member states; and supporting high-level commonwealth dialogues on issues related to climate change and climate financing.

To be considered, you will need to have a post graduate degree in Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Climate Policy and a minimum of 10 years’ experience, including at senior management level, directing a team of professionals, in a governmental or in an inter-governmental organisation or a Non-Governmental Organisation. Expertise in the alignment of national planning and climate change, sustainable development and the green economy, and extensive experience of working in/on developing countries 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 31 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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