Work from home as a Senior Advisor/Lead, Transition Finance, Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (immediate opportunity)

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Senior Advisor/Lead, Transition Finance, Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (immediate opportunity), Remote, Home based

Deadline: February 26, 2024.
The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) is a first-mover alliance of governments and stakeholders that are working toward a global, managed, and just phase-out of oil and gas production. BOGA was launched at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow as the first government-led alliance committed to phasing out oil and gas production. Its core members have committed to ending new licensing rounds for oil and gas and to Paris-aligned end dates for production.

At COP 27, BOGA announced new members and friends, launched a USD 10 million BOGA Fund to support developing countries in their transitions, and helped rally over 80 governments in support of the phase-out of all fossil fuels. At COP 28, BOGA played a central role in delivering the first global agreement to transition away from fossil fuels.

BOGA’s continued success depends on translating the UAE Consensus into action. This means supporting BOGA members’ ambitions, bringing new members into the Alliance, and ensuring that dependency on oil and gas production—and the barriers it presents for climate action—is elevated within international climate, energy, and economic dialogues.

BOGA’s Fund is designed to provide analytical, policy and technical assistance to governments in the Global South that want to explore the risks of continued oil and gas development and the opportunities for alternative development pathways — with the aim of supporting requests for larger-scale, longer-term support from the multilateral system.

Expanding the Secretariat

The next round of Secretariat recruitment includes the three positions listed below, each reporting to the Head of Secretariat:

 Senior Manager, BOGA Fund
 Senior Policy Advisor, Transition Finance
 Manager/Lead, Strategic Communications
We are looking for skilled and ambitious professionals with a deep understanding of the political, economic, and social barriers to phasing out oil and gas production and with a track record of delivering effective policy and technical assistance in government and/or international organization contexts.

Candidates must be team players and self-starters who are happy working collaboratively with BOGA Secretariat colleagues and government, philanthropic, and multilateral counterparts, and with the experience to independently develop areas of the Secretariat’s work, and the confidence to flourish in an evolving role. Staff will be fluent in written and spoken English, with proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French being highly desirable.

What We Need From You

This is a crucial role ahead of COP 29. The Senior Advisor, Transition Finance, will work closely with the Head of Secretariat and the Secretariat team to

 Deepen BOGA’s engagement with the public and private finance communities.
 Develop BOGA’s role in unlocking large-scale support for just transitions away from oil and gas.
 Identify intersections between the phase-out of oil and gas and wider multilateral finance reforms.
Candidates should have at least 8 years of relevant experience, with a strong understanding of international financial institutions and the global economy, and a solid track record of delivering policy dialogues and practical interventions relating to climate risk and/or energy transition. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

 Experience working directly with or within multilateral finance and/or international financial institutions, with an emphasis on climate change and/or energy transition. 
 Deep understanding of the role of the IMF/WBG, multilateral development banks and relevant G20 and UNFCCC processes, including efforts to reform the multilateral system.
 Knowledge of the economic and fiscal implications of the transition away from fossil fuels and the policy options and financing available to oil and gas-dependent economies.
 Preferably, experience in the modelling and/or application of net-zero pathways to specific sectors or countries and/or the development of investment plans and policies.
 Substantive experience delivering research and dialogues and designing innovative solutions relating to climate and/or transition finance in the public and/or private sector.
 Evidence of developing and delivering strategic plans and processes that have mobilized finance and resulted in significant impact.
 Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate complex data into clear policy recommendations, and draft clear and actionable notes and briefings.
The ideal candidate will be s elf-motivated, with the ability to deliver against tight deadlines and to plan and organize work with minimal supervision in a logical and efficient manner. They will be a team player, comfortable in an evolving role working within a growing team.

The BOGA Secretariat is currently hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an independent non-governmental organization with over 30 years of international experience. IISD is responsible for the recruitment and administrative management of this position.

Start date: The role will start as soon as possible.

Salary: Competitive salaries are offered depending on location and relevant experience

Location: The role will be based remotely , with regular international travel.

Employment type: Full-time contracts will initially be given on a 1-year, fixed-term basis, with the expectation of renewal based on funding and other factors.

Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization in their country of residence without sponsorship.

Deadline: February 26, 2024.

How to apply: All submissions must be in English.

Note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR.

Please include the following:

 A CV (no longer than two pages)
 A cover letter (one page)
 An IISD Voluntary Self-Identification Questionnaire
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for 1 year.

IISD has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees who are required or choose to be at an office or participate in in-person team events or in-person meetings/events to be fully vaccinated. Anyone unable to be fully vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or a disability that prevents them from being fully vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+, to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants’ advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.



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