Race To Resilience Campaign Manager/Climate Champion
The Role You will play a pivotal role, managing one of the most relevant global
campaigns on climate action – convening cities, business, regions,
and civil society under a shared goal and the design of a common
methodology to report progress on adaptation and resilience.
Contract type Independent contractor or pro bono secondment
Contract duration 12 months with possibilities for extension
Remuneration level Remuneration will be in line with market rates, and commensurate
with experience and location. Remuneration is inclusive of annual
Start date As soon as possible
Location Flexible. We are a global team, so the role may require some travel
Annual leave 6 weeks unpaid leave
Reporting to Resilience Lead
Other ● The candidate is expected to work from home, with
occasional travel as and when requested.
● In some few locations, a collaborative office space may be
● The candidate is expected to provide and maintain their own
ICT and work tools.
● Out of town travel and other work-related expenses will be
reimbursed in line with the travel and expense policy
Recruitment process Please submit your CV and brief cover letter (no more than one A4
page) to [email protected]
Mention ‘Race to Resilience Campaign Manager’ in the subject of
In your covering letter please state when you can start the position.
The deadline for application is 15th February 2023 (23.59 hrs
Central European Time) with virtual interviews taking place week
commencing 20th February 2023.
The Climate Champions Team provides support to the UNFCCC 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 leading the work on major global campaigns Race to Zero and Race to
Resilience. In addition, they support Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and
work on well as sector-focused systems transformation using the Climate Action
Pathways, 2030 Breakthroughs and the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA), the
latter launched at COP 27 by the COP Presidency in collaboration of the HLCs. Alongside
this, we are continuing to strengthen the accountability mechanisms of the campaigns
and assess the overall state of systems transformation as we prepare to support the global
Overview of the role
As the Race to Resilience Campaign Manager, you will have the primary responsibility for
operations of the campaign to ensure the implementation of one of the key resilience
objectives and strategies of the High Level Climate Champions, working closely with the
Key Responsibilities include:
1. General Campaign Operations:
a. Design the annual campaign workplan with the Resilience Lead, including the
objectives and key results. identify risks to the plan and propose solutions to
b. Manage the implementation of the plan including planning and setting
deadlines, prioritising tasks, assigning team members to various deliverables
aligned with the overall campaign; and help support delivery of those. Track the
progress of activities and ensure the deliverables of the campaign are completed
on time, with quality and as per the agreed schedule.
c. Be the first point of contact for R2R operations. Be responsible for completing
materials for the monthly reports to the Champions, content for the annual
progress report, event presentations, speaking notes and other tasks as
requested by the Champions Project Management Office (PMO) and the
d. Co-design with the communications team and the Resilience Lead , the
communication strategy for the Campaign. Work with the HLC strategy
communications team to ensure inputs from the Race to Resilience campaign
and team members feed into the overall communications and messages of the
Climate Champions Team.
2. Specific Campaign Tasks:
a. Solution Stories Assets: identify different case studies from our partners and
develop them so that they can be published on our website and social media,
and used as material to promote the work of our partners during speeches and
events. This includes gathering support from team members on resilience
b. Metrics Framework and Reporting: be the point person for the Race to Resilience
Technical Secretariat, working together with them on the tracking and reporting
process, as well as supporting the socialisation of the RTR Framework with
c. Draft content, compile information and edit materials necessary to complete the
Race to Resilience reports, including the Campaign’s Annual Progress Report.
3. Internal Coordination
a. Support the preparation of the Resilience team meetings (and periodic
awaydays), creating agendas, and compiling any pre-reads or meeting materials
beforehand relevant to the Campaign. Ensure the Team has a fluent Slack R2R
campaign channel and R2R documents are organised and updated in the shared
b. Work closely with the rest of the resilience team, making sure the campaign is
considered and showcased in the different projects and engagements the
resilience team members might be working on.
c. Promote cooperation and coordination between the campaign and the wider
Climate Champions Team, with a special focus on alignment with the Finance,
Systems and the Policy Team, making sure Race to Resilience Partners are
considered in different projects and that the campaign is the “go to” place where
to find organisations working in different resilience aspects.
d. Keep an internal database to help coordinate bilateral and multilateral meetings
held with Campaign partners, and ensure briefing for these meetings from
relevant team members is on time and consistent.
4. External Coordination:
a. Support the relationship building and communications with Partners, keeping
them up to date on the latest news from the Campaign and the Climate
Champions team. Work closely with the Resilience Lead on strategic partner
engagement across adaptation and resilience thematic agendas.
b. Ensure monthly Partner calls take place and are impactful, and support the
Campaign partners to engage in the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA)
c. Recruit new organisations to join the Campaign, working with the
Communications Team and the Resilience Lead on a recruitment strategy and
coordinating with the Technical Secretariat on the minimum criteria needed.
d. Actively explore the ecosystem of adaptation stakeholders to identify potential
partnerships and alliances that could benefit the campaign partners and the goal
of the campaign.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record of effective project management,
and experience in working on campaigns with multiple stakeholders. You will be a highly
motivated self-starter, willing to work across different time zones and cultures in a
high-profile, fast-paced environment. You will be comfortable juggling different priorities
and balancing multiple – and at times – competing demands and work in ways which are
highly collaborative and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels and
across all sectors of the economy, policy and society.
The following requirements are essential:
● Excellent team, process and project management skills, with ability to juggle
multiple priorities and deadlines, change, and bring out the best in a diverse team
across a broad range of global geographies and time zones
● Excellent communication skills with clear and constructive approaches and ability to
engage with empathy.
● Experience working in campaigns is essential, and ideally working in developing
● Understanding of impacts of climate change on different countries and on the most
vulnerable people especially those living in least developed countries and small
island developing states. Familiarity with issues on impacts of climate change across
a wide range of thematic areas in the private, public and civil society sectors.
Knowledge of the politics of resilience and adaptation in climate negotiations will be
an added advantage.
● Experience with stakeholder engagement with a range of different organisations
working on climate change and demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships.
● Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Working knowledge of other languages
would be an asset.
● Collaborative and collegial working style and a strong team player.
● Commitment to the Climate Champions core values (below)
● Unite behind the science: we commit to make the changes scientists tell us are
● 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
● 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 criticised 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 humble and generous: we keep our egos in check and work together for the
good of the whole.
Code of Conduct
As a member of the Climate Champions Team you are required to adhere to the highest
standards of conduct and behaviour, protecting the integrity of the mandate from Parties,
the UNFCCC process, the UNFCCC institution and the COP presidency. Shortly after
joining, there will be a number of mandatory induction meetings to ensure you have the
information and tools needed to work to the highest standards.
The Climate Champions Team is a programme of work under the not for profit
administrative host body Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). The contract for this
role will be drafted within the Climate Champions Team and signed by the post holder
and a senior representative of RPA