Mainstreaming Resilience Officer for the Climate Champions Team

Global Resilience Partnership

The Climate Champions Team

The Climate Champions Team provides support to the UNFCCC High Level Climate Champions (HLC) 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, the Climate Champions Team 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.

This global team supports the major campaigns: Race to Zero (R2Z), Race to Resilience (R2R), Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), as well as sector-focused systems transformation using the Climate Action Pathways, and 2030 Breakthroughs. Alongside this, the team is continuing to strengthen the accountability mechanisms of the campaigns and to assess the overall state of systems transformation as we prepare to support the global stocktake.

COP27 offers a unique moment to drive transformational change, scaling action for climate-vulnerable communities, and mobilising finance to developing and emerging economies, to move from ambition to implementation and halve global emissions and protect four billion people from climate impacts by 2030.

The Mainstreaming Officer will work alongside the sector leads to identify and integrate their contribution to climate resilience as well as engaging with key partners to enhance resilience strategies along their work. This role provides an opportunity to work at what is arguably the most pressing challenge in the world today, and it will suit you if you are mission driven and thrive in fast-paced, ever-evolving and diverse teams.

About GRP

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is a diverse partnership of more than 60 organisations joining forces to build a resilient future where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change. GRP believes that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world. By bringing together a broad range of actors from different organisations and sectors, GRP creates a platform for sharing best practices and promoting learning from each other.

Overview of the role

As a Mainstreaming Resilience Officer, you will work directly with Mainstreaming Lead of the Climate Champions Team and will provide support to shape and implement 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.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. To help develop/strengthen the overall strategy and plan on mainstreaming climate resilience into all of the work of the HLC and Team for their approval, and monitor its implementation. This is expected to include: a.) Ensuring all MP pathways have actions on risk management to build resilience and are being monitored, and key sectors with detailed plans (including nature, water, food & agriculture, built environment, and cities). b.) Sharing the experience of non-state actors (NSAs) in developing metrics under the Race to Resilience (R2R) campaign to inform the development of the Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) and the Global Stocktake. c.) Increasing the sharing of sector actions between States & non-state actors through the Adaptation Action Coalition (AAC) and R2R. d.) Support in developing a framework for businesses, with key partners (e.g. WBCSD), on mainstreaming resilience integration aspects of adaptation and mitigation. e.) Surfacing key high impact solutions from Race to Resilience Partners and broader community to be part of deliverables at COP27.
  2. To support HLC Sector leads through advice on mainstreaming resilience into their sectors and pathways, especially in sectors that impact on people.
  3. Assist in overseeing the work of the Business Associate on climate resilience mainstreaming.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in climate resilience and adaptation. 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 are able to exercise sound judgement and are experienced at building coalitions and fostering collaboration across a wide range of actors.

You will also be based in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region to help ensure strategic links to COP27 and 28 Presidencies.

The following requirements are essential:

  • Strong understanding of climate resilience and adaptation, and integrating this into plans of non-state actors (including businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society organisations).
  • Experience in working across multiple sectors with a varied number of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in developing countries on mainstreaming climate resilience and adaptation. Applied experience working in MENA region considered an asset;
  • Ability to align programmes and projects to withstand climate change impacts so that they can improve the lives and livelihoods of people, especially those who are living in developing countries;
  • Ability to train and communicate climate resilience frameworks to a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Proven track record of engaging effectively with senior level/C-suite public and private sector leaders;
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent project management skills, with ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines to achieve outcomes;
  • Must be based in MENA region;
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Arabic considered an asset.

Starting as soon as possible and end date March 2023. Competitive remuneration in line with industry standard and dependent on level of experience.

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