Job Purpose and Background

Do you care about environmental issues? Would you like to be at the heart of driving changes through environmental disclosure?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join CDP’s Cities, States and Regions team as Project Officer to support the Global Covenant Manager on their work with our key partner the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). The key areas of responsibility are data validation of cities’ responses against the requirements of the Common Reporting Framework, provision of technical support on greenhouse gas emissions inventories, mitigation targets and climate action plans amongst others, as well as supporting global cities reporting through CDP.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Review and analyse individual city responses against the Global Covenant requirements;
  • Support engagement with cities worldwide to ensure a high level of data quality and completeness;
  • Provide technical support to the GCoM Manager and CStaR colleagues in the regions (Excel, Google sheets, CRM);
  • Coordinate the day-to-day relationship with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and other partners involved and be their focal point for operational queries;
  • Support the GCoM Manager in a variety of tasks regarding internal and external coordination and communication as well as data cleaning, extraction and sharing;
  • Support collaboration with a range of internal CDP teams (Data and Technology, Operations and Engagement teams etc).

The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time, and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • Basic subject matter expertise on city governments and climate change with knowledge of greenhouse gas inventory methodologies used by cities;
  • Good data analysis skills in Excel;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • A high level of self-motivation and drive;
  • A team player with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Great attention to detail and commitment to achieving high standards;
  • High proficiency in English language;
  • Ability to grasp IT and data requirements;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point).

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of the following with regards to sub-national governments: drivers of deforestation, water security, resilience, adaptation, mitigation;
  • Experience with CRM and database systems;
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills are an advantage;
  • An interest in working for a global environmental NGO.

The role is a full-time role based in CDP’s Central London Office and sits within the Cities, States and Regions team, with a reporting line to the Global Covenant Coordinator. The successful candidate will be expected to work 5 days per week. This is a fixed term 9 month contract with possibility for extension, starting as as possible. Initial home working will be expected due to the current pandemic related restrictions.

Salary and benefits: £23,000 to £25,000 per annum, 30 days’ holiday excluding bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, annual discretionary bonus (depending on company performance), Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, Training and development, Flexible working opportunities and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK for the term of the contract. We are not able to sponsor this position.

Before you apply

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How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than one page, to [email protected] with ‘Project Officer GCOM, First name, Last name’ in the subject line. The deadline is Monday 25 May 09:00 GMT. We are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.