City Adviser

1 year ago

C40

Location
Language
Buenos Aires
English, Spanish
Level
Type
Associate
Full-time
Profession
Deadline
Consultant
29.01.2020

About Us

C40 connects more than 90 of the world’s greatest cities. It is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

About the Role

C40 is establishing a programme of technical assistance, guidance and training to member cities in Latin America to (a) build technical capacity to develop ambitious and robust long-term climate action plans that are compatible with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, and (b) identify mechanisms to facilitate better national and local integration of climate action. Sub-national activity is key to delivering the Paris Agreement, particularly in Latin America which is urbanising faster than any other region in the world. To coordinate this programme on the ground, we are recruiting a City Adviser for selected C40 cities in Latin America. The C40 City Adviser will act as the focal point for long-term climate action planning within the city. S/he will be responsible for engaging internal and external stakeholders; facilitating knowledge transfer across the city and the wider C40 network; and working with C40 and consultants to provide high-quality tailored technical assistance to support locally-led efforts. Technical assistance provided will need to be comprehensive and may consist of: a review of the city’s existing plan(s) and capacity and national level climate commitments; scenario modelling; sector-level roadmaps; climate risk assessments; stakeholder engagement; access to climate finance; and monitoring and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in carbon accounting and/or climate risk assessments, climate action planning and stakeholder engagement; experience working with cities on climate action planning; and excellent project management and communication skills.

What You're Gonna Do

Working closely with Buenos Aires, the Head of Climate Action Planning in Latin America and C40’s Regional Director for Latin America, the City Advisor will develop and implement a delivery strategy to support Buenos Aires in developing / updating an ambitious and robust climate action plan that is compliant with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Main areas of responsibility are: - Contribute to updating the city’s climate action plan to deliver mitigation and adaptation outcomes and inclusive low-carbon resilient development consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement; - Engage internal and external stakeholders to ensure their commitment to resource and implement ambitious and transformational action and facilitate better national and local integration of climate mitigation activities; - Manage consultants and coordinate technical assistance with the aim to build city capacity to implement climate action; - Facilitate the city’s engagement in C40 Cities networks and initiatives.

About You

- Demonstrable experience in government, business or NGO sectors with a focus on sustainability and/or climate change, and substantive experience working with or within municipal governments; - Technical expertise in completing city-wide greenhouse gas emission inventories, climate risk assessments and developing climate action plans; - Excellent project-management, strategic thinking and analytical capabilities, with MS Excel experience and data management skills; - Demonstrable problem-solving, budget and people management experience, including working with third party delivery teams, and ability to manage multiple parallel tasks; - Strong interpersonal, relationship building and written and verbal communication skills, combined with English and Spanish fluency; - Strong stakeholder engagement experience, as well as experience in developing or facilitating webinars and workshops; - International experience, working across different cultures, languages and time zones.

What We Offer

Other Requirements: Applicants must already have the right to work in Argentina. Some travel may be required as part of the role. This position is based on Buenos Aires. The city government will provide a work space. Location: Buenos Aires Term: Fixed Term Contract - 30 September 2020 Salary: US$38,473 gross per annum (salary will be paid in ARS equivalent)

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