Careers

Accelerating Action

The Climate Champions Team provides support to the UNFCCC High Level Climate Champions to deliver on the mandate from Parties: to drive climate action and enhance ambition by non-state actors. Working with the Marrakech Partnership and other partners, we mobilise businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society and act as a bridge between non-state actors and national governments to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. At COP26, the two serving High Level Climate Champions launched a five year plan to deliver on the mandate from Parties. It sets out objectives and details of the tools employed to achieve them, across six key functions for the work of the Climate Champions Team for the period 2021 – 2025.

The global team is resourced to support the major campaigns Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), as well as sector-focused systems transformation using  the Climate Action Pathways2030 Breakthroughs and the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA) launched at COP 27 by the COP Presidency in collaboration of the HLCs. Alongside this, we are continuing to strengthen the accountability mechanisms of the campaigns and assess the overall state of systems transformation as we prepare to support the global stocktake.

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 COP28 and beyond.

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

Open Roles
  • Communications Director

    The principal objective of the Communications Director is to converge non-state actors, governments & NGOs around a shared narrative that centres a positive vision of a resilient, zero carbon world, working closely with the High-Level Climate Action Champions and the Climate Champions Senior Leadership Team.

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

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the post is filled.

  • Events Curation Lead

    The Events Curation Lead will work closely with the Strategic Communications (StratComms) team to deliver strategic events that drive the Non-State Actor (NSA) climate agenda.

    This role will involve working with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Climate Champions Team (CCT), UNFCCC, Marrakech Partnership as well as other NSAs, to curate and deliver virtual and physical global events, focused on the High-Level Champions priorities and key deliverables.

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

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place starting 15 February 2023

  • Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda Lead

    The successful post holder will play a pivotal role in leading on the implementation of the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA). Highly organised, excellent communicator and with a flair for engagement, you will oversee and help convene a wide range of global stakeholders to deliver on the agenda, identifying in the process the evidence of progress of critical global solutions to enhance resilience and  adaptation. You will also coordinate the analytical resources needed and be responsible for drafting the first annual report on SAA progress. 

    This role will suit you if you are comfortable with shaping new programmes of work, motivated for driving systems change and able to deliver in high pressure contexts.

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

    The deadline for application is 15th February 2023 (23.59 hrs. Central European Time) with virtual interviews taking place week commencing 20th February  2023.

  • Race to Resilience Campaign Manager

    The Race to Resilience Campaign Manager will play a pivotal role, managing one of the most relevant global campaigns on climate action – convening cities, business, regions, and civil society under a shared goal and the design of a common methodology to report progress on adaptation and resilience. 

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

    The deadline for application is 15th February 2023 (23.59 hrs. Central European Time) with virtual interviews taking place week commencing 20th February  2023.

  • Race to Zero Campaign Lead

    We are looking for a dynamic and experienced campaign leader to direct the world’s largest alliance of non-state actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030. You will play a transformational role in climate action, institutionalising the campaign.

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

  • Race to Zero EPRG Secretariat Manager

    We are looking for a dynamic and experienced manager to lead the secretariat of a group of approx 20 experts that provides scientific advice and technical expertise to the world’s largest alliance of non-state actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030.

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

  • Strategic Communications Manager

    As the COP28 Communications Manager, the postholder has responsibility for shaping and leading the Communications & Campaigns team and delivering on the overarching communications strategy for the High-Level Climate Champions.

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

  • Head of Systems Transformation

    The Head of Systems Transformation will play a pivotal role in the Climate Champions’ team. Their responsibilities include shaping our overall system change strategy, then leading a team of expert thinkers and inspiring campaigners to deliver high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned world.

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

  • Carbon Removals Lead

    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 find out more about the role and to apply, click here.

    Deadline for Applications: 13 January 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to virtual interviews soon after. 

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.