Careers

Accelerating Action

Over the past two years, the two serving High Level Climate Action Champions established the Climate Champions Team to help deliver on their mandate to enhance ambition and strengthen the engagement of non-state actors in supporting Parties, working with the Marrakech Partnership, to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement.

At COP26, parties and non-state actors welcomed the progress and the plans for “Implementing the Improved Marrakech Partnership for Enhancing Ambition.”

We are now looking to fill a number of key roles in the team to maintain the momentum and further accelerate climate action leading up to COP27 and beyond.

The links below set out descriptions of the roles which are currently open. Please check back regularly for updates.

Open Roles
  • Carbon Removals Team

    Carbon Dioxide Removal is an increasingly essential part of the transition to 1.5 degrees, as reinforced by the latest IPCC WGIII report plays central role the High-Level Climate Champions’. Responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27.

    To know more about the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 30 May 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • ZEV Campaigns Lead

    The ZEV Campaigns Lead will play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Transport Sectors team. Their responsibility is delivering the Road sector’s ZEV Transition strategy and implementation plan, including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27.

    To know more about the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 30 May 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • Policy Advisor to the incoming HLC

    As the Policy Advisor to the incoming HLC, you will be responsible for

    1. Supporting the incoming HLC in delivering on the mandate and shaping the priorities
    2. Leading on high impact special programmes and projects as directed by the incoming HLC, in close collaboration with key colleagues in the Climate Champions Team and external partners
    3. Playing an active role in the Senior Leadership Team within the the Climate Champions Team

    For more information on the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis week commencing 25 April, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

    We are no longer accepting applications for this role.

  • Regional Director, Africa

    The Regional Director for Africa will play a leading role in shaping and implementing the High-Level Climate Champions’ plan for accelerating ambition and action in the region, and for delivering a transformative COP27. Working closely with the HLCs, colleagues across the Climate Champions Team and with a wide range of partners, the post holder will work in entrepreneurial and collaborative ways to drive change within, and strengthen the voice and influence of, the region.

    For more information on the role and to apply, please click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 25 April 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

    We are no longer accepting applications for this role.

  • Lead, Policy Engagement Team

    The Lead of the Climate Champions’ Policy Engagement Team plays a central role in overseeing a small team of policy experts and advisors tasked with providing geopolitical, diplomatic and policy advice to the UN High-Level Champions (HLCs) and senior members of their Climate Champions (CC) support team. The policy team supports the Champions Team’s strategic engagement with national governments and influential non-state actors and initiatives in support of accelerating progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

    For more information on the role and to apply, please click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 18 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

    Applications are sought from experienced and high-performing candidates currently working in the climate change, energy, environment, finance and/or sustainable development fields within government, private sector organisations, non-government international policy and/or climate-focused institutes and think tanks and civil society organisations.

  • Policy Advisor, Finance

    The HLC Policy Advisor, Fiance will play a critical role in coordinating support for ambitious climate policy across non-state actors, with a focus on the finance sector. This key role will involve driving convergence across Race to Zero finance partners, working closely with the HLC finance and policy teams, and coordinating with GFANZ.  The role will also involve working closely with partners across the  Marrakech Partnership to activate around the Climate Action Pathway for Finance, and supporting both the High-level Champions in preparation for COP27, taking place in Egypt in November 2022.

    To know more about the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 18 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • Policy Advisor/Associate

    The Climate Champions’ Policy Engagement Team is a small team of policy experts and advisors responsible for providing geopolitical, diplomatic and policy advice to the UN High-Level Champions (HLCs) and senior members of their Climate Champions (CC) support team. The Policy team supports the Climate Champions Team’s strategic engagement with national governments and influential non-state actors (NSAs) with a view to accelerating progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

    For more information on the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 18 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • Civil Society Engagement Lead

    The Civil Society Engagement Lead will further develop and coordinate the implementation of a global strategy of engagement with Civil Society Organisations in order to proactively include civil society expertise, insights, work and voices in the Climate Champions workstreams in support of accelerating action and impact from the non-state actor community.

    For more information on the role and to apply, click here

    We welcome applications from independent contractors, as well as employees who can secure at least a one year pro bono secondment agreement with their existing employer.

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis from April 22 2022, with virtual interviews taking place soon after.

    We are no longer accepting applications for this role.

  • HR Manager

    The postholder will support the ongoing development of the Climate Champions Team and play a key role in ensuring that the team is fully resourced; that all staff are well-supported in their role and that there are strong HR practices, processes and policies  in place as a key foundation for a high performing, happy and impactful team.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis week, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • Tracking Lead

    The Tracking Lead will play a pivotal role in ensuring the non-state actor community’s  progress tracking infrastructure is trusted, transparent, accessible, and comprehensive. And that opportunities are identified where climate action from non-state actors  encourages or helps to create the conditions for national governments to enhance ambition and accelerate implementation.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here.

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis from April 21 2022, with virtual interviews taking place soon after.

  • Africa Comms Lead

    The Africa Communications Lead will play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Communications Team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering communications in Africa – on behalf of the Climate Champions – which fulfill the objectives set-out in the core Communications Strategy.

    For more details click here.

  • Comms Assistant

    As the climate community readies itself for COP27, we are recruiting a dynamic Communications Assistant who will support the delivery of high impact outputs, which shape the narrative this year. You will carry out communications strategies and support the team administratively – drawing from the Champions’ core Communications Plan – to accelerate transformational changes across all sectors to tackle climate change and protect nature.

    For more details click here.

  • Water Lead

    The Water Sector Lead will play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Systems Transformation team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27, providing a launch pad for UN23 – the mid-term stock-take for SDG6.

    For more information on the role to apply click here.

  • Pro bono secondments

    To help us deliver on our plan for COP27 and beyond, we are now looking for support in the form of pro bono secondments or sponsored roles. The Sector Leads play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Systems Transformation team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27.

    • Oil & Gas Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Cooling Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Tourism Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Steel Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Metals & Mining Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Chemicals & Plastics Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Organizations who would like to discuss partnership opportunities for any of the above roles please write to partnerships@climatechampions.team

    Interested candidates who would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to opportunities@climatechampions.team. Please mention the role you are applying for in the subject of your email.

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

     

  • Director GFANZ Regional Network, Africa

    The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) is a coalition of leading financial institutions committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the global economy. Its mission is to use the levers of finance and investment to help companies and countries manage an orderly and fair transition to a net zero world.

    GFANZ plans to establish a regional network on the African continent that will help bring a region-level lens to the opportunities and challenges associated with financial sector decarbonization. The network will initially focus on three key areas: knowledge sharing & engagement, recruitment, and implementation. GFANZ has committed to help finance the transition of emerging markets and developing countries – and has a high-priority workstream dedicated to this. For GFANZ to meet its goals of accelerating the global transition to a net-zero economy, it is imperative that there be a robust presence across all regions of the world. The GFANZ Africa director will be based in Africa, with the precise location depending partly on the successful candidate. The postholder must have the right to live and work in the continent. The role will require some travel, both within Africa and globally.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here.

  • Director GFANZ Regional Network, Asia Pacific

    The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) is a coalition of leading financial institutions committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the global economy. Its mission is to use the levers of finance and investment to help companies and countries manage an orderly and fair transition to a net zero world.

    GFANZ plans to establish a regional network in the Asia Pacific region that will help bring a region-level lens to the opportunities and challenges associated with financial sector decarbonization. Each regional network will initially focus on three key areas: knowledge sharing & engagement, recruitment, and implementation. GFANZ has committed to help finance the transition of emerging markets and developing countries – and has a high-priority workstream dedicated to this. For GFANZ to meet its goals of accelerating the global transition to a net-zero economy, it is imperative that there be a robust presence across all regions of the world. The Asia Pacific director will head up the GFANZ Asia Pacific central office located in Singapore, where the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is facilitating the setting up of the Asia Pacific Regional Network and central office.

    The directors of the GFANZ Regional Networks will be responsible for developing the Network’s program and for engaging relevant local stakeholders and financial institutions. As well as building a network across the region, the GFANZ APAC Director will be a member of the global GFANZ Secretariat, reporting ultimately to the GFANZ leadership team, and will be expected to participate and support in major GFANZ activities and events. The GFANZ Leadership team is comprised of UN Special Envoys Mark Carney and Mike Bloomberg, UN High Level Climate Champion Nigel Topping and GFANZ Vice Chair Mary Schapiro, who oversees the global secretariat.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here.

     

  • Expression of Interest

    We are interested in expressions of interest from both:

    Partner organizations who are looking to support in the form of pro bono secondments or sponsored roles. Please contact partnerships@climatechampions.team if you would like to discuss a partnership.

    Individual job seekers who are looking to join the team as independent contractors, please see above for upcoming opportunities and how to apply. If there are no open roles advertised, please fill this form, we will keep your information on file for future reference.

    To join the team as a core staff member, you will need to commit at least 4 days per week over a period of 12 months. We are also looking for associates who could support our priorities with 2-3 days per week.

    The Climate Champions Team is global in reach, with staff free to work from their preferred location. Diversity is important to us and our work, and we especially encourage applications from staff based in, and with personal and professional experience of, the Global South.

Core Values

Unite behind the science: we commit to make the changes scientists tell us are needed.

Build upon the incredible work to date: we will cross-fertilize and amplify the work of the many heroes who have already committed so much to addressing climate change.

Take into account different ideas and perspectives: we’re willing to be challenged and to challenge, we look for the best in people and the best, most sound and most credible ideas, wherever they come from.

Practice stubborn optimism: we recognize the scale of the problem, combined with an absolute determination to build our way out.

Seek progress not perfection: all of us can be criticized and many of those best able to advance this issue are currently the biggest causes of it. We can’t allow cynical greenwashing, but all who are serious about tackling climate change positively will be welcomed.

Be humble and generous: we keep our egos in check and work together for the good of the whole.