Are you passionate about sustainable development? Have you turned your concern for a healthy planet into motivation, determination and knowledge to boost climate leadership and action worldwide? Then, we would love to hear from you!
Regions4 is currently hiring for a new position as a 3-months Maternity Leave Replacement within its climate program, with a possibility to evolve into a longer-term European Project Officer position.
About the job
Key tasks for the 3-months replacement will include:
- To support the Climate Advocacy Officer in the preparation of COP27:
- coordination of the delegation of members,
- logistics of side-event,
- preparation and/or reviews of publications and briefs,
- support to the communication team …
- To continue the secretariat of the RegionsAdapt Initiative :
- Animate the network of regions member of RegionsAdapt, including welcoming new members, reaching out to non-active members, , providing opportunities for engagement and information on relevant international processes, policies and events;
- Supporting RegionsAdapt partner Climate-Kik in organizing online workshops (Innovation Labs)
- Finalization/dissemination of the RegionsAdapt Report: review, coordination with graphic designer if needed, sharing in relevant networks,
- Collect members’ expertise to update of Regions4 Website to showcase Support to the communication team
- If required, to support with the launch of incoming projects (MAIA project & PEER project), and connect policy and evidence to allow for regions to develop stronger resilience and adaptation actions (see below for more details)
OPTIONAL : Possible future evolution into Climate Resilience and Policy Programme Manager
Regions4 has been granted a funding support under the Horizon Work programme 2021-2022 for the HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01-03: Maximising the impact and synergy of European climate change research and innovation call, and is waiting for the project to start.
The project, entitled MAIA (MAXIMISING IMPACT AND ACCESSIBILITY OF EUROPEAN CLIMATE RESEARCH) is coordinated by the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) and includes more than 10 international partners. The ultimate purpose of the project as stipulated in the call for funding is to maximise the impact and synergy between climate change research and innovation in Europe in order to make climate change research more accessible to regions and communities.
The grant agreement is under preparation. The MAIA Project Officer duties would include:
- Implementing Regions4 activities under the MAIA Project, ensuring that all activities and deliverable under the Grant Agreement are successfully delivered:
- Activate communication between existing research and evidence EU networks and help to consolidate a new network between organisations in need of support, organisations providing solutions and facilitators.
- Connecting actors and networks with “MAIA Marketplace”, a European community of innovation and technology programmes to boost competitiveness.
- Connect Regions4 and RegionsAdapt regions to the opportunities of engagement created, and communicate to the network about these opportunities.
- Support the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) in the organisation of policy-roundtables and policy-dialogues. And to participate in political outreach activities.
- Connect these policy roundtables to RegionsAdapt community of practice.
- Support communication to allow for visibility of the activities undertaken through the MAIA project on the Regions4 website and social media.
- Collaborate closely with the RegionsAdapt manager and Climate Advocacy manager to support the new RegionsAdapt strategy and connect the MAIA project with RegionsAdapt Community of Practice and advocacy priorities. Together, they will look at creating new services to our member’ regions including: allowing for connecting research results to regions, connecting with key European partners and building alliances, developing summary policy documents and tools, and dedicated webinars within the community of practice.
- Coordinating with partners on specific inputs and projects related to Climate Resilience within the global processes. Upon approval, of an EU BID from the EU Commission and Mission on Adaptation, on building resilience pathways for Regions, the coordinator will be asked to also support the implementation of this second project.
Regions4 is looking for a dynamic, motivated and strategic team-player with the following knowledge and skills:
- Degree in Environmental Sciences, Public Administration, International Cooperation, Political Sciences, or any other related field, with a specific interest and track record of work in the area of climate action and sustainable development.
- Experience working with UN/EU welcomed, or working with international network of stakeholder
- Experience in co-organizing international/European events
- Good communication skills, and capacity to produce briefs, case studies and learning tools.
- Strong Team spirit
- Fluency in English required, and encouraged knowledge of French and Spanish
- For the possible evolution into the Climate Resilience and Policy Programme manager
- +5 – 7 years’ experience engaging on climate issues, adaptation and resilience included,
- Excellent coordination, and program management skills,
- Experience organizing coordinating programs, and implement funding proposals on resilience, and adaptation to climate change (notably at the national, regional or local level)
- Experience engaging with international partners and science/policy community, or with scientific and research organizations
- Contract-type: part-time consultancy (flexible hours of approximately 30 hours a week)
- Total Remuneration for the whole consultancy: 6 000 euros
- Duration: 3 or 4 months – depending on previous experience
- Starting date: September 15, 2022
- Location: home-based
To view full details of the offer, please download the job description
To apply for the position, interested candidates can submit their cover letter and CV to : firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com. Deadline for applications is August 4th, 2022.
Enquiries can be addressed to Regions4 Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
For more information on Regions4’s Climate Action activities, please click here.