- Are you passionate about policy engagement in climate action?
- Would you enjoy collaborating with various stakeholders for global and sustainable goals and ambitions?
If you want to make your mark in a professional and fast paced NGO, this is the role for you. You will be building relationships with policy makers for environmentally and economically sustainable future. You will be on the front line of international trends in climate and environmental policy while working with global staffs internally and relevant external organizations communicating in both Japanese and English languages.
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with over 590 institutional investors with assets of over US$110 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 13,000 companies with over 65% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2021. This is in addition to more than 940 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
The role includes:
- Direct engagement with government offices in Japan on environmental issues including climate change, water security and deforestation;
- Participating in and coordinating the discussions at some initiatives including the Investor Agenda, as a representative of CDP Japan;
- Collaborating and communicating with the global Policy team to implement policy engagement activities in Japan;
- Drafting statements and reports to communicate CDP’s mission and activities with policy makers;
- Attending relevant international/domestic events and meetings with key stakeholders;
Required skills and experience:
- Minimum BA/BSc or an equivalent degree;
- Fluency in written and spoken Japanese and English;
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
- Knowledge and interest in climate change, water and/or deforestation issues;
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and deliver projects on time;
- Experience working collaboratively with a range of teams and external stakeholders, and liaising across different time zones and cultures;
- Competency in computer skills and proven ability to learn and become proficient in new IT systems quickly.
Desired skills and experience:
- 2-3 years professional experience in climate change, environment, sustainability and/or government roles and policies;
- A working understanding of climate/water security/deforestation commitments, policies and actions undertaken by the Japanese government;
- Experience or knowledge in sustainable finance.
This is a full time/part-time fixed contract role based in CDP’s Tokyo office reporting to the Senior Manager based in Japan starting in April/May 2021. Contract will be reviewed annually before renewal.
Salary and benefits: Competitive NGO salary dependent on experience, flexible working opportunities, health insurance, welfare pension and others.
Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in Japan.
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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 (with relevant references/certificates) in English and Japanese as a single PDF file, to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Project Manager Policy – First Name and Surname’ in the subject. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as there is a suitable candidate even prior to the deadline.
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