Job Purpose and Background in summary
Do you care about environmental issues? Would you like to be at the forefront of supporting cities around the world working towards a low-emission and climate-resilient future?
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join CDP’s Cities and States and Regions team as Technical Manager. This role will lead on our work with a key partner - the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) - the largest global alliance for city climate leadership across the globe.
The key areas of responsibility are project and data management, overseeing data validation of cities’ responses against the requirements of GCoM’s Common Reporting Framework, providing technical expertise through participation in technical working groups and supporting our regional teams with city engagement and data collection. Working with colleagues, the post holder will also be involved in our work to align feedback disclosers receive across different initiatives (GCoM and others) as well as be involved with questionnaire design.
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world’s economy looks to CDP as the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action. In 2021 we launched our new five-year strategy: Accelerating the Rate of Change - find out more here. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.
About the Cities, States and Regions team
We support over 1,200 cities, states and regions globally to report environmental data each year, helping them to manage emissions, build resilience and create better places for people to live and work. This information is used by major universities, the UNFCCC, the World Bank, the IPCC, and many other organisations which rely on CDP’s city data for research and decision-making.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage the operational partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and other partners (e.g. ICLEI) to support cities globally in their journey to reduce emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change
- Provide technical expertise to the GCoM secretariat, partners, cities and CDP colleagues. This includes representing CDP on technical working groups and ensuring alignment on key areas such as badging and validation rules
- Work closely with colleagues to ensure the reporting requirements and supporting guidance associated with the Common Reporting Framework are reflected in CDP-ICLEI Track
- Coordinate and support communications provided to GCoM-committed cities
- Review of cities’ data to determine alignment with the GCoM commitment, ensure smooth and timely annual validation process and update the validation methodology annually
- Work with colleagues to identify, develop and implement reporting and analysis tools to meet partners’ and stakeholders’ data requirements.
Apply subject matter expertise and insights from data analysis to help inform successful implementation of the cities, states and regions three-year program plan
- Provide periodic data analysis for internal and external partners
- Line management responsibility
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.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- Subject matter expertise on cities and local governments and climate change with knowledge of methodologies for greenhouse gas inventory, risk assessment and action planning
- At least 2 years experience of sustainability data collection and data assessment
- Data analysis
- Interest/experience in the software development lifecycle and in particular user testing of software solutions
- Ability to grasp IT and data requirements and to describe business requirements to support IT development
- Experience in managing external relationships
- Practical project management experience and /or qualification
- A team player with the ability to work under pressure
- Attention to detail and commitment to achieving high standards
- Ability to prioritise and deliver on project/grant outputs
- Proficiency in the English language
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point) and experience with CRM and data base systems
- Experience of engaging with the public sector and an understanding of the cities and local government landscape
- Knowledge of the following with regards to local government: drivers of deforestation, water security, resilience, adaptation, mitigation
- Line management experience
- Software testing
- Programming experience e.g. in Python, “R” or “Power Query”.
This is a full-time role based in the UK or Germany, reporting to the Business Systems Senior Manager, Cities, States and Regions. Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK or Germany. We cannot sponsor this role.
Salary and benefits:
- Salary Range; £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (UK salary range). Salary dependent on location & level of experience
- Working for one of the most successful and fastest-growing initiatives driving climate action
- Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative, and highly motivated team
- Training and development
- Attractive holiday package
Before you apply:
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How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a one page cover letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of midnight Sunday 4th December 2022, but we reserve the right to close early if we find the right applicant. We are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.