Careers

Accelerating Action

The Climate Champions Team provides support to the UN 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, 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. 

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 COP29 and beyond.

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

Open Roles
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Regional Manager

    The LAC regional manager will be key in advancing climate action and enhancing collaboration with Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the region. They will: 

    • focus on continuing previous work supporting global climate change adaptation and mitigation campaigns, promoting diversity of groups and perspectives and anchoring solutions in underrepresented regions and urban areas to drive sustainable development.
    • support the LAC Director in delivering flagship initiatives, specifically strengthening engagements in regions, documenting outcomes, and amplifying impact to a broader audience during CBD-COP16, COP29 and other significant events

    For more information on the role, click here.

    To apply, click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

  • Pro Bono Secondment: Land Transport Specialist

    The Land Transport Specialist will play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Transport team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP29.

    For more information on the role, click here.

    To apply, click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

  • PRO BONO SECONDMENT: Clean Power Lead

    The Clean Power Lead will play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Energy team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP29 and beyond, with a focus on supporting the delivery of the tripling renewable power generation and doubling the rate of improvements of energy efficiency by 2030.

    For more information on the role, click here.

    To apply, click here

    Note that CCT does not have funding for this position, so eligible candidates will need to have sponsorship from their employer

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held as soon as  suitable candidates have been identified.

  • PRO BONO SECONDMENT: Finance Nature Associate

    You will have the responsibility to support the team’s objectives and strategies on finance nature. The successful candidate will be ready to support  the implementation of this central workstream, collaborating with our team and partners across the sector, governments, private finance networks, and not-for-profit organisations.

    For more information on the role, click here

    To apply, click here

    Note that CCT does not have funding for this position, so eligible candidates will need to have sponsorship from their employer

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

  • PRO BONO SECONDMENT: EMDE Finance Lead

    The EMDE Finance Lead will play a pivotal role in the Climate Champions’ Finance Team. Their responsibilities will focus on raising the profile of investable opportunities and climate solutions in developing countries. The purpose of this role is to positively influence finance to flow at the pace and scale needed for mitigation, adaptation and nature to developing countries.

    For more information on the role, click here.

    To apply, click here.

    Note that CCT does not have funding for this position, so eligible candidates will need to have sponsorship from their employer

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

  • PRO BONO SECONDMENT: Adaptation & Resilience Finance Manager

    The Adaptation and Resilience Finance Manager will support the Adaptation and Resilience Finance Lead within the Climate Champions’ Finance Team. The purpose of this role is to support the adaptation and resilience finance lead, to strengthen the case for financing adaptation and resilience, elevate exceptional leadership and identify global trends in the public and private sector to increase and accelerate finance flows towards climate resilient communities, businesses and natural ecosystems.

    For more information on the role, click here.

    To apply, click here.

    Note that CCT does not have funding for this position, so eligible candidates will need to have sponsorship from their employer

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with virtual interviews taking place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

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.