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  • Posted: Dec 21, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 20, 2023
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    Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is dedicated to making globalization work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our...
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    Senior Advisor, Carbon Markets and Climate Finance

    • We are also recruiting senior advisors in Climate Policy and Delivery, and the Energy Transition such that we can present a comprehensive climate offer to our government partners. You will work closely with the Institute’s Investment Director and Country and Regional Directors, as well as senior advisors in relevant sectors such as Agriculture or Health. You will report to the Director, Energy and Climate and lead the development of our growing Carbon Markets and Climate Finance offer.

    Key aspects will include practical support to governments to:

    • Understand and then capitalise on the opportunities presented by voluntary and compliance carbon markets, including identifying the institutional and regulatory preconditions to trade both domestically and internationally
    • Leverage carbon markets to fund mitigation projects such as carbon sequestration, the accelerated decommissioning of fossil fuel projects and renewable investments, particularly in lower- and middle-income economies
    • Understand, identify, and advance opportunities to secure climate finance, for example through the Green Climate and Climate Investment Funds, the issuance of climate bonds or through innovative instruments such as debt for climate swaps
    • In partnership with our investment team, develop and package a pipeline of climate projects and then engage with potential funders and markets to secure finance
    • Enter into effective partnerships and coalitions with countries and institutions in areas of mutual interest such as integrating carbon markets, supporting coalitions of rainforest states, or helping implement commitments from companies and higher income countries make climate investments in lower income countries
    • Engage in and influence the global policy debate on climate finance

    Key Responsibilities

    • This is a senior role within TBI and will be held by an exceptional candidate with deep and extensive experience in government advisory, carbon markets, climate finance and engagement at senior political levels of government.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Offer development and thought leadership

    • Lead the development and evolution of TBI’s Carbon Markets and Climate Finance offer which defines our approach to supporting countries to better understand and capitalise on the opportunities presented by advances in Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
    • Identify opportunities for our partner Governments enter into effective coalitions with other Governments to advance mutual climate finance / carbon market objectives such as catalysing carbon markets
    • Develop internal frameworks, guides, tools, playbooks, and documents which effectively capture our offer and solutions

    Technical leadership and expert support

    • Be TBI advisory’s focal person on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance
    • Generate cohesion across our Carbon Markets and Climate Finance advisory work, capture lessons learned, and develop best practices to inform future efforts, working closely with the other Global Client Solutions experts and sectoral leads
    • Provide hands-on technical input and thought partnership to country teams in the scoping, design, and delivery of their support to Carbon Markets and Climate Finance, generating creative solutions, and framing them in a compelling way
    • Support country directors and teams to understand Carbon Markets and Climate Finance opportunities and incorporate into TBI country strategies in response to government demand
    • Quality Assure, support and troubleshoot the implementation of our Carbon Markets and Climate Finance work, engaging collaboratively to ensure impact and that country teams can access the best of the Institute to support their work.
    • Develop, and quality assure high-calibre external facing proposal documents and deliverables working with country teams
    • Support country teams to maintain effective and trusted government relationships, essential to effectively channeling our support
    • Provide expert input to country teams as needed with government counterparts, e.g. joining and leading workshops as an expert. Provide ongoing support to resolve strategic questions as they emerge during implementation

    External engagement and partnerships

    • Develop and enhance our network, relationships, and partnership with partners who can complement our offer to government such as financiers, policy makers, and carbon market initiatives
    • Support our partner countries to enter into effective coalitions with other countries on areas of mutual interest
    • Represent TBI at a senior level in external conversations, forums, and partnerships
    • Lead engagements with existing and future strategic partners on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance Initiatives
    • With the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives team, support joint strategy and partnership governance, escalating challenges when needed
    • Support joint opportunity development across the institute
    • Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as other not-for-profit organisations, donors, media, suppliers, and agencies

    Person Specification

    As a senior advisor we are looking for a global expert who can engage with and support governments at the highest level. We are looking for an experienced candidate:

    With a substantial experience across the areas below:

    • Carbon markets across multiple geographies and jurisdictions
    • Engagement with climate funds such as the Green Climate Fund and Climate Investment Funds
    • Securing climate finance for adaptation, sequestration and renewable projects in developing countries
    • Engaging with Senior Government decision makers on issues of strategy and policy around carbon markets and climate finance
    • Who is considered an expert and thought leader in carbon markets and climate finance with an extensive network of relationships
    • With experience and understanding of relevant aspects of the UNFCCC COP process
    • Who is strategic, entrepreneurial, pragmatically optimistic and can challenge the status-quo and develop plans for successful delivery of challenging, ambitious objectives
    • With outstanding management and strategy skills — able to set strategic direction, inspire teams to collaboratively achieve exceptional objectives, and not afraid to be hands-on to achieve results
    • With a strong consulting toolkit enabling you to explain complex topics in simple terms, develop polished client-facing deliverables, and helpful frameworks and tools to bring scale to your expert advice to teams
    • Who has a record of accomplishment cultivating and maintaining strategic alliances and partnerships across public, social, and private sector organisations
    • Who is a skilled communicator and influencer, from executive office level through to technical level, is adept at speaking to senior leadership
    • Adept at navigating ambiguous environments and is comfortable in a rapid growth environment and at managing up and beyond hierarchy
    • Who is comfortable speaking in public forums and representing the institute on the global stage
    • Who has worked or consulted in a range developing and emerging economies and is sensitive to a diverse range of cultural and regional norms, and fosters a positive spirit of collaboration
    • Who commits to business objectives and pulls out the stops to make sure they are always met
    • Comfortable to travel about 20- 30% of the time to global locations
    • Fluency in English is required with proficiency in an additional language an advantage

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    Senior Advisor, Energy Transitions

    • We are also recruiting senior advisors in Climate Policy and Delivery, and Carbon Markets and Climate Finance such that we can present a comprehensive climate offer to our government partners. You will work closely with the Country and Regional Directors, report to the Energy and Climate Director, and lead the further development of our growing Energy Transitions offer.

    Key aspects will include practical support to governments to:

    • Understand the opportunities and risks the global energy transition poses including advances in renewable technologies, green commodity markets and the commitment to limit global warming
    • Develop national and regional strategies, policies and investment plans in sectors such as power, hydrocarbons and transportation informed by an understanding of these opportunities and risks
    • Engage with stakeholders globally to refine, finance and deliver on these strategies, policies and plans. Stakeholders are likely to include multilateral institutions, financiers, developers, industry, technologists and academic institutions
    • Influence global energy policy in line with their strategic objectives in areas such as the development of markets for carbon mitigation or green comodities and products

    Key Responsibilities

    • This is a senior role within TBI and will be held by an exceptional candidate with deep and extensive experience in supporting governments across the world to deliver energy transitions and engagement at senior political levels of government.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Offer development and thought leadership

    • Lead the development and evolution of TBI’s Energy Transitions offer
    • Identify opportunities for our partner Governments to enter into effective coalitions with other Governments to advance mutual energy objectives
    • Develop frameworks, guides, tools, playbooks, and documents which effectively capture our offer and solutions

    Technical leadership and expert support

    • Be TBI advisory’s focal person on Energy Transitions
    • Generate cohesion across our Energy Transitions advisory work, capture lessons learned, and develop best practices to inform future efforts, working closely with the other Global Client Solutions experts and sectoral leads
    • Provide hands-on technical input and thought partnership to country teams in the scoping, design and delivery of their support to energy transitions, generating creative solutions, and framing them in a compelling way
    • Support country directors and teams to understand energy transitions opportunities and incorporate into TBI country strategies in response to government demand
    • Quality assure, support and troubleshoot the implementation of our energy transitions work, engaging collaboratively to ensure impact and that country teams can access the best of the Institute to support their work
    • Develop, and quality assure high-calibre external facing proposal documents and deliverables working with country teams
    • Support country teams to maintain effective and trusted government relationships, essential to effectively channeling our support
    • Provide expert input to country teams as needed with government counterparts, e.g., joining and leading workshops as an expert. Provide ongoing support to resolve strategic questions as they emerge during implementation

    External engagement and partnerships

    • Develop and enhance our network, relationships, and partnership with partners who can complement our energy transitions offer to governments
    • Support TBI to engage with Global Fora such as the G20 on issues related to energy transition
    • Represent TBI at a senior level in external conversations, forums, and partnerships
    • Lead engagements with existing and future strategic partners on energy transitions
    • With Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives team, support joint strategy and partnership governance, escalating challenges when needed
    • Support joint opportunity development across the institute for example with our finance teams
    • Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as other not-for-profit organisations, donors, media, suppliers, and agencies

    Person Specification

    As a senior advisor we are looking for a global expert who can engage with and support governments at the highest level. We are looking for an experienced candidate:

    Significant experience operating at a senior level in the areas below:

    • Working with governments to develop strategies, policies and investment plans within the energy sector
    • Engaging on geopolitical aspects of energy and the energy transition
    • Supporting energy projects through the investment cycle
    • Engaging governments at the highest level including with middle and lower income countries and supporting their engagement with external partners to advance energy investments
    • With expertise undertaking analysis and developing relevant models to inform strategic decision making (e.g. investment decisions)
    • Deep understanding of the global factors that drive opportunities and risks within the energy sector such as energy markets, supply chains and evolving climate policy
    • Knowledge of lessons learned from key “policy success stories” in emerging markets that have successfully delivered on energy transition aims in other countries (e.g. EV adoption, driving renewables deployment, fuel switching, etc.)
    • Who is considered an expert and thought leader in energy transitions with an extensive network of relationships with relevant policy makers
    • Who is strategic, entrepreneurial, pragmatically optimistic and can challenge the status-quo and develop plans for successful delivery of challenging, ambitious objectives
    • With outstanding management and strategy skills – able to set strategic direction, inspire teams to collaboratively achieve exceptional objectives, and not afraid to be hands-on to achieve results
    • With a strong consulting toolkit enabling you to explain complex topics in simple terms, develop polished client-facing deliverables, and helpful frameworks and tools to bring scale to your expert advice to teams
    • Who has a record of accomplishment cultivating and maintaining strategic alliances and partnerships across public, social, and private sector organisations
    • Who is a skilled communicator and influencer, from executive office level through to technical level, is adept at speaking to senior leadership
    • Adept at navigating ambiguous environments and is comfortable in a rapid growth environment and at managing up and beyond hierarchy
    • Who is comfortable speaking in public forums and representing the institute on the global stage
    • Who has worked or consulted in a range developing and emerging economies and is sensitive to a diverse range of cultural and regional norms, and fosters a positive spirit of collaboration
    • Who commits to business objectives and pulls out the stops to make sure they are always met
    • Comfortable to travel about 20- 30% of the time to global locations
    • Fluency in English is required

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    Senior Advisor, Climate Policy and Delivery

    • We are also recruiting senior advisors in Carbon Markets and Climate Finance, and the Energy Transition such that we can present a comprehensive climate offer to our government partners. You will work closely with the Institute’s Country and Regional Directors as well as senior advisors in areas such as Agriculture, Investment, and Health. You will report to the Energy and Climate Director and lead the development of our growing Climate Policy and Delivery offer.

    Key aspects will include practical support to governments to:

    • Better understand the expected impacts of global temperature changes in areas such as food security, energy security, migration, and economic development
    • Put in place adaptation and resilience strategies, policies, and investment plans in response to these impacts across government in areas such as such as agriculture, energy, infrastructure, and water management
    • Engage with global stakeholders to support the delivery of these policies and plans including adaptation-oriented financiers, technology providers and academics
    • Advocate and negotiate at a global level including through multilateral climate processes such as the UNFCCC to influence global climate policy and demonstrate climate leadership
    • Identify and enter into effective partnerships and coalitions with other countries on areas of mutual interest
    • Align national policies, plans and investment priorities with global climate commitments and put in place the institutional and delivery architecture for their successful implementation

    Key Responsibilities

    • This is a senior role within TBI and will be held by an exceptional candidate with deep and extensive experience in government advisory, global climate negotiations and the development and delivery of climate policy at senior political levels of government.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Offer development and thought leadership

    • Lead the development and evolution of TBI’s Climate Policy and Delivery offer which defines our approach to supporting countries to better understand and put in place strategies and policies to adapt and respond to the impacts of climate change and influence global policy
    • Develop internal frameworks, guides, tools, playbooks, and documents which effectively capture our offer and solutions

    Technical leadership and expert support

    • Be TBI advisory’s focal person on climate policy (national and global), adaptation, resilience and loss and damage
    • Generate cohesion across our Climate Policy and Delivery advisory work across our centralised Global Client Solutions team
    • Provide hands-on technical input and thought partnership to country teams in the scoping, design and delivery of their support for climate policy and delivery, generating creative solutions, and framing them in a compelling way
    • Support country directors and teams to understand opportunities to support governments with climate policy and incorporate into TBI country strategies in response to government demand or propositional solutions
    • Quality assure, support and troubleshoot the implementation of our climate policy and delivery work, engaging collaboratively to ensure impact and that country teams can access the best of the Institute to support their work
    • Develop, and quality assure high-calibre external facing proposal documents and deliverables working with country teams
    • Support country teams to maintain effective and trusted government relationships, essential to effectively channeling our support
    • Provide expert input to country teams as needed with government counterparts, e.g. joining and leading workshops as an expert. Provide ongoing support to resolve strategic questions as they emerge during implementation

    External engagement and partnerships

    • Develop and enhance our network, relationships, and partnership with those who can complement our offer to government such as philanthropies, financiers, and policy makers
    • Support our partner countries to enter into effective coalitions with other countries on areas of mutual interest
    • Represent TBI at a senior level in external conversations, forums, and partnerships
    • Lead engagements with existing and future strategic partners on climate policy and delivery
    • With the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives team, support joint strategy and partnership governance, escalating challenges when needed
    • Support joint opportunity development across the institute
    • Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as other not-for-profit organisations, donors, media, suppliers, and agencies

    Person Specification

    As a senior advisor we are looking for a global expert who can engage with and support governments at the highest level. We are looking for an experienced candidate:

    • With significant experience supporting governments at senior levels in areas such as:
    • The development of Nationally Determined Contributions and policy, strategy and investment plans to deliver on these commitments
    • The UNFCCC climate negotiations and processes
    • Supporting climate adaptation and climate resilience
    • Working with dedicated funds to access adaptation finance
    • With experience and deep understanding of the UNFCCC COP process
    • Who is considered an expert and thought leader in climate policy and delivery with an extensive network of relationships with relevant policy makers
    • Who is strategic, entrepreneurial, pragmatically optimistic and can challenge the status-quo and develop plans for successful delivery of challenging, ambitious objectives
    • With outstanding management and strategy skills – able to set strategic direction, inspire teams to collaboratively achieve exceptional objectives, and not afraid to be hands-on to achieve results
    • With a strong consulting toolkit enabling you to explain complex topics in simple terms, develop polished client-facing deliverables, and helpful frameworks and tools to bring scale to your expert advice to teams
    • Who has a record of accomplishment cultivating and maintaining strategic alliances and partnerships across public, social, and private sector organisations
    • Who is a skilled communicator and influencer, from executive office level through to technical level, is adept at speaking to senior leadership
    • Adept at navigating ambiguous environments and is comfortable in a rapid growth environment and at managing up and beyond hierarchy
    • Who is comfortable speaking in public forums and representing the institute on the global stage
    • Who has worked or consulted in a range developing and emerging economies and is sensitive to a diverse range of cultural and regional norms, and fosters a positive spirit of collaboration
    • Who commits to business objectives and pulls out the stops to make sure they are always met
    • Comfortable to travel about 20- 30% of the time to global locations.
    • Fluency in English is required

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