This is an exciting role at Climate Arc with the opportunity to establish and scale a global network of hubs in strategic locations around the world. If you’re an experienced organizer and convenor with outstanding project management skills and passionate about making the global climate goals a reality, then we want to hear from you.
Climate Arc’s global hubs will be established to address the acute need for climate finance capacities globally. They will do so by combining global research needs with the upskilling of local people, paving the way for next generations’ global climate solutions. This role offers the chance to grow and support the Global Hubs by scoping and building relationships with potential partners and funders in key locations around the globe to realise the goal of scaling climate finance capacities to catalyse the transition to a climate safe economy.
Hubs will be created to:
- Upskill people in climate finance in key locations across the globe by employing them to carry out research and analysis
- Augment the research and data collection, carried out in key (especially emerging) markets
- Enhance the overall green and clean finance transition by providing local knowledge, context, socialisation and languages to specific solutions
- Create a global network of knowledge sharing and innovative solutions through peer learning
What you will do:
Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) you will finalize mapping of local and regional gaps in climate finance capacity in various geographies and then initiate new, or build on existing, activities to establish a research hub. Once established, you will focus on resourcing and scaling the hubs, working with local partners and the Arc team to ensure the network is collectively more powerful than the sum of its parts. You will actively work to find solutions that work best for the geographic and cultural settings of the hubs.
- Research and design a portfolio of geographies where research and capacity building hubs will be established – serving as the primary point of contact for stakeholder engagement and operational coordination.
- Drive the set up and consequentially the success of each hub at all stages including:
- Coordinate research of the local and regional state of play in climate finance capacity prior to engaging locally
- Scoping potential partners in each geography as well as potential local funders
- Initiating and maintaining dialogue and building relationships with stakeholders and partners
- Conducting site visits as required – working closely with the Event Manager and local partners and stakeholders
- Developing operational plans for each hub and coordinating efforts to ensure success
- Developing capacity building strategy in partnership with sectoral consultants e.g. educational
- Assessing risks, opportunities, gaps and communicating those effectively to the COO
- Maintaining dialogues and liaising with local coordinators
- Be a ‘thought partner’ to stakeholders across geographies, helping to solve problems and overcome barriers
- Work closely with the Impact manager to develop a M&E/impact assessment program for each hub as well as the program as a whole
- Create and deliver progress reports to the Executive Team highlighting areas for attention, resource requirements and next steps
- You have 5-10 years’ experience in a similar or relatable role with broad international exposure working in diverse cultures and geographies
- You are an experienced collaborator with a successful track record of building networks from scratch and supporting them to grow, thrive and achieve change
- You have a knack for understanding complex systems and connecting different players in the space through convening and other collaboration mechanisms
- You’re entrepreneurial, driven and passionate about the net zero transition, and comfortable growing something from scratch with a high degree of autonomy. If you need a lot of certainty and structure to perform optimally, this role is not for you.
- You are able and willing to travel internationally on a regular basis
- Knowledge and experience of working in the areas of climate, finance or even climate finance would be ideal, but this is not a strict requirement
If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but are keen on the role – we encourage you to submit an application. This is a unique role working in a niche area where drive and people skills are as, if not more, valuable than technical experience.
28 days’ holiday plus public holidays (the latter being flexible to account for religions and cultures not recognised by the public holidays in your country of residence)
- Health insurance for you and your dependents
- Life assurance 4x basic salary
- 9% company pension contribution
- Enhanced family pay and leave policies
- Professional development program
- Professional membership paid (if applicable)
As well as the tangible items above, we are building a culture of trust and collaboration where we have confidence our team members will get the job done and meet deadlines and expectations of their roles. As such we offer a flexible and open work environment with fully remote and hybrid working options that work for you and the wider team.
Depending on experience and demonstrated capability, the salary range for this role in the UK is £80,000 – £100,000. For other regions, we will set salary in line with our compensation structure compared to similar roles in similar organizations within that particular geography.