Carbon Market Specialist (m/f) at the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)
Background on the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)
The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is an international forum for governments and public authorities that have implemented or are planning to implement domestic emissions trading systems (ETS). ICAP facilitates cooperation between countries, sub-national jurisdictions and supranational institutions that have established or are actively pursuing carbon markets through mandatory cap and trade systems.
Founded in 2007, ICAP now counts 30 full members and four observers from four continents. ICAP supports member jurisdictions in sharing best practices and discussing ETS design elements with a view to creating a well-functioning global carbon market through linking ETS. The work of ICAP focuses on the three pillars of technical dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building activities relating to emissions trading.
For ICAP’s Secretariat based in Berlin, Germany, we are now seeking to recruit a carbon market specialist to act as deputy head of the Secretariat. In a small international and dynamic team, the selected candidate will work across the different ICAP work streams and help shape the strategic direction of ICAP’s work, under the guidance of the ICAP Steering Committee, ICAP Co-Chairs and the ICAP Project Manager.
Duties and responsibilities:
Analyze global ETS developments and specific aspects relating to ETS design and implementation worldwide, including their relationship to broader climate policy issues, preparing briefings and analytical papers as required.
Shape the development and implementation of the ICAP Work Program, including the ICAP working group on linking ETS.
Develop and implement ICAP knowledge products, in collaboration with ICAP members, colleagues at the Secretariat and external experts.
Maintain active liaison with ICAP members and observers and relevant multilateral organizations and thematic bodies.
Contribute to the planning and organization of ICAP meetings and other events, in collaboration with colleagues in the Secretariat.
Represent the partnership at carbon market events, meetings and relevant fora as required.
Required experience and qualifications:
Advanced university degree in international relations, political science, law or economics, with a specialization in environmental policy or law, finance, sustainable development, climate policy or related fields.
At least 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably including in project management in international organizations. Work experience on the design and implementation of ETS and negotiating international policy proposals is desirable.
In-depth knowledge of politics and economics of domestic and international carbon markets and their relationship with international climate policy.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Spoken and written fluency in English. Fluency in German is desirable, other languages, especially Spanish, would be an asset.
A track record of team work and proven ability to produce high-quality and timely results and outputs with minimal supervision.
The selected candidate will be employed with adelphi consult GmbH, which lends scientific and organizational support to the ICAP Secretariat. The position is contingent upon adelphi winning the follow-up contract for support to the ICAP Secretariat.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application online (letter of interest, CV, certificates/references, including information on salary expectations and possible starting date) before 17 May 2015 via the button “Apply”.
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