Consultant (Climate Change and Disaster Risk)
OPM is seeking a Consultant to assist with the Climate Change and Disaster portfolio in the Oxford office. Supported by their line manager, they will be responsible for contributing to and leading projects that reduce the impact of climate change and protect the poorest and most vulnerable from climate shocks and natural disasters.
The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to OPM’s work on climate change, to build future work and to deliver existing projects and programmes. The successful candidate would build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, to lead development of prposals for new work and to support the implementation of projects globally.
Please note that candidates must own the right to work in the UK before applying for this role. This is a 2 year contract.
Day to day responsibilities for this role include (not exhaustive):
- Delivery of OPM’s work on climate change and disaster risk through technical work on projects, across a range of issues both short-term diagnostic work and long-term reform projects, in support of developing country governments and international aid agencies to achieve sustainable development and climate impact.
- Prepare expressions of interest and proposals for new work opportunities.
- Building OPM’s reputation and influence with key stakeholders in the international community.
- Foster good relations with clients including donor agencies and partner government ministries, taking an active role in developing new areas of work and potential new relationships through existing or new networks and contacts.
- Play an integral part of the work and development of the OPM team in Oxford
- Contribute to OPM’s knowledge base by contributing to writing articles and participating in other research and publication programmes as required.
In order to be successful at shortlisting, candidates must display the following skills, knowledge and experience:
- Degree and post-graduate qualification in relevant discipline (for example, economics, environmental economics, development studies) or other appropriate discipline.
- Strong work experience of climate change and/or disaster risk policy.
- Ideally, a good understanding of project management and experience of managing projects.
- Experience working with or supporting work with senior government officials and aid agency staff
- Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, both verbally and in writing.
- Commitment to building capacity for development with a problem-driven approach
If you feel you meet the above criteria, we would really like to hear from you. Please submit a CV and cover letter through the OPM portal by Sunday 27th October at 23.59pm (UK time). Unfortunately we cannot accept CVs submitted via an email address.
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