Climate Change Policy Manager at British High Commission (BHC)

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Job Title: Climate Change Policy Manager

Job Ref: 45/19 ABJ
Location: Abuja
Job Subcategory: Economic and Prosperity
Grade: C4 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 24 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Start Date: 24th February 2020

Main Purpose of Job

  • To coordinate British High Commission work to combat Climate Change, including diplomatic action to support the delivery of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in December 2020.

Roles and Responsibilities

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  • To coordinate with colleagues in the UK and within the Mission on engagement with Nigeria, advising on local sensitivities and Nigerian priorities; including briefing for ministers and senior officials.
  • To liaise with officials in the Nigerian government on policy and operational elements of delivering COP26. This will include advising and supporting engagement between senior officials (including the Head of Mission) and Ministers.
  • To plan and implement engagement with non-Government actors. This will include building relationships with working-level contacts in sub-national authorities (cities, states), representatives of businesses, and civil society activists. The job will be Abuja based but will involve regular travel within Nigeria, particularly Lagos, and potentially some regional travel.
  • To manage Ministerial and official visits from the UK related to COP26 and climate events in Nigeria. This could include planning and advise on visit agendas, coordinating with media colleagues, and supporting events as required.
  • To look for opportunities for impactful program engagement, liaising with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BEIS) as required.
  • The job holder will be encouraged to hold a corporate responsibility objective e.g. Learning & Development and be active on the ‘Greening’ Committee.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, for instance, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, Climate and Environment Science, etc.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience working for an organization in a relevant field, for example, working for/with the national or regional government, international organizations or agencies, preferably in climate change.
  • Strong understanding of international climate change policy, with relevant experience including from university or previous professional work experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in managing diverse and senior-level relationships.

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Knowledge of financial / budget management principles or previous financial management experience.
  • Knowledge or experience of project management and relevant skills.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

Starting Monthly Salary

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • Compulsory online training courses include Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Courses offered on UK government climate change and energy policy.
  • The British High Commission has an active L&D Committee and offers a wide range of in-house training and funding for external training on policy and program work.

Application Deadline  
23rd December 2019.

How to Apply

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