Climate Advisers – Multiple Openings

Consultant/contractor, Population and Climate Change Project

Role and Responsibilities
  • Meet with senior policy makers, executives, advisers and opinion leaders in the international development, population, climate change and biodiversity communities.
  • Facilitate strategic dialogue among stakeholders with a view to developing common positions and policy recommendations
  • If appropriate, create and manage a coalition of Washington-based advocates
  • Represent Climate Advisers in meetings with government officials and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with peers on research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement]
  • Draft policy memos and consensus documents
Qualifications
  • Extensive network of senior-level contacts in government and among leading stakeholders (non-profits and companies) concerned about international population, development and/or climate change. A preference will be given to contacts in the population community.
  • Ability to convene and mobilize coalitions effectively
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. foreign appropriations process
  • In depth knowledge of U.S. foreign assistance agencies, laws and programs
  • Familiarity with multilateral institutions, agreements and programs relating to climate change, population and international development
  • Exceptional communication skills in English, both oral and written, and collaborative style
  • Comfort working in a small, non-traditional organization just emerging from its start-up phase
  • A passion for climate policy and action
  • Past experience with U.S. and global policies relating to the intersection of international development and climate change, including climate adaptation and vulnerability reduction in development countries, highly desirable
Education and Experience
  • At least 7-10 years practical experience in climate policy and/or development policy strongly preferred
  • At least 2-3 years experience with U.S. foreign affairs appropriations process
  • Masters degree preferred, bachelors degree considered in exceptional cases
Salary and Benefits
 
This position offers an opportunity to advance strong climate policies within a variable profit-dependent compensation environment that meets and may substantially exceed the salary and benefits offered by traditional non-profit organizations.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
 
Duration:  Three months, with a possibility of extension
Compensation:  Highly competitive with other policy and advocacy positions; commensurate with experience
Location:  Washington, DC
Timing:  Immediate
How to Apply:  Please send cover letter and CV to jobs@climateadvisers.com
 
Director of Research and Policy, International Climate Diplomacy and Finance
Career Path
 
As this position offers an opportunity to gain experience in the inner workings of U.S. and international climate policy, incumbents will have opportunities to develop an invaluable network of climate policy makers and opinion leaders.  The current incumbent has served as lead researcher for a bipartisan commission that helped secure $1 billion in U.S. funding for reducing tropical deforestation and as a behind-the-scenes advisor to dozens of congressional offices on international climate policy.
Through experience, an outstanding performer will have opportunities to build their own client base within the firm and to participate in the firm’s profits.  Alternatively, they may secure climate-related leadership positions in the government, non-profit or private sectors.
 
Role and Responsibilities
  • Manage major initiatives and client matters on international climate diplomacy and finance
  • Lead specific research, policy development and outreach projects
  • Report directly to President/CEO and participate in strategic planning
  • Represent firm in meetings with government officials, clients and climate change stakeholders
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities in collaboration with the President/CEO
  • Publish original policy research and opinion pieces with leading think tanks and news outlets
  • Attend major climate policy conferences in the United States and globally, as appropriate
  • Collaborate with peers on research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement
  • Serve as an expert and firm-wide resource on international climate diplomacy and finance
  • Advise U.S. government, non-governmental, and international officials and thought leaders
  • Facilitate dialogue among policy stakeholders to develop common positions and recommendations
Qualifications
  • Truly exceptional academic achievement
  • Deep understanding of U.S. and international climate diplomacy and finance
  • Extensive practical experience with U.S. and international climate policy making, including a network of climate contacts in Washington, DC
  • Ability to complete quantitative and economic analysis independently
  • Exceptional collaborative style and communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Excels in an environment with rapidly changing political circumstances, client priorities and business opportunities
  • Comfort working in a small, non-traditional organization just emerging from its start-up phase
  • A passion for climate policy and action
  • Prior climate change publications highly desirable
Education and Experience
  • 3-5 years practical experience in climate policy strongly preferred
  • Masters degree preferred, bachelors degree considered in exceptional cases
  • Strong preference given to graduates of highly competitive programs in economics, international relations, environmental studies, political science or law
Salary and Benefits
 
This position offers an opportunity to advance strong climate policies within a variable profit-dependent compensation environment that meets and may substantially exceed the salary and benefits offered by traditional non-profit organizations. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
 
Location: Washington, DC
Timing: Immediate; position closing on April 1st, 2011
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and CV to jobs@climateadvisers.com
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