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
  • Secondment: Mainstreaming Resilience Officer

    This position is recruited as part of secondment from Global Resilience Partnership into Climate Champions Team from July 2022 to March 2023.

    As a mainstreaming resilience officer, you will work directly with Mainstreaming Lead and will provide support to shaping and implementing the High-Level Champions mainstreaming resilience objectives and strategies, working closely with the High Level Climate Action Champions and the Climate Champions Senior Leadership Team.

    This position will also report to the Head of Policy at Global Resilience Partnership at regular intervals.

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • Secondment: Outreach and Partnership Engagement on Resilience

    This position is recruited as a secondment from Global Resilience Partnership into the Race to Resilience Climate Champions’ Team from June/July 2022 to April 2023.

    This position is full time but split in a complementary fashion between support to Climate Champions Team on story-telling/narrative building (3 days p/w) and providing support to Resilience Hub at COP27 on Race to Resilience partnership engagement (2 days p/w).

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • Pro Bono support: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.