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 Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Europe - CDP Berlin

 

CDP Europe is currently expanding its communications work and its engagement in EU environmental politics. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience across communications in a dynamic and fast growing business-facing charity. The position will report directly to the Director Policy & Reporting Europe, based in Berlin, with a dotted line to the Director Communications, based in London. The individual will play an integral role working with colleagues based in different European Member states as well as our central communications and government teams to support and extend both our policy engagement and media presence. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

The role includes:

Communication:
  • Maximizing media coverage of CDP news and proactively generating new media opportunities (e.g. establish media contacts, find industry awards)
  • Writing press articles and other communications material as required.
  • Contributing to CDP event management.
  • Developing content for articles, blogs and marketing collateral.
  • Utilising social media tactics to maximize CDP’s digital presence and engage new audiences.
  • Managing CDP Europe’s website content.
  • Coordinating CDP news with partners in European countries.

Public affairs:

  • Contribution to the implementation of the CDP EU government engagement strategy.
  • Working with colleagues to identify and disseminate CDP’s key messages to policymakers.
  • Development of information material for companies as well as policy makers on the new EU Directive on non-financial reporting (NFR).
  • Co-editing a report based on CDP Climate Change data from European companies to inform policy makers about corporate action on climate change
  • adaptation.
  • Contribution to the development of government related fundraising bids.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong understanding of both public affairs and communications work, with qualifications in one or both areas an advantage
  • Relevant work experience in PR, corporate communications or public affairs / a policy-related role, including experience of working with the private sector.
  • Strong social media and digital communications capabilities.
  • An up-to-date understanding of international and European climate change politics, and a grasp of key political developments in this area. Awareness of (or willingness to learn about) specific policy developments relating to corporate environmental reporting across the world but especially within the EU.
  • Experience of working on an international basis within Europe, e.g. to deal with differing languages, time zones and cultural expectations.
  • Experience of project management and/or event management.
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills, ability to work effectively under pressure, with an eye for details.
  • A creative/entrepreneurial streak, with the willingness to listen to feedback and the drive to make improvements to delivery.
  • A diligent working style and the ability to break complex information down for communication purposes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the willingness to learn new systems quickly.
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Excellent English. Other European languages are an advantage.
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, including the desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability.

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 30 days holiday

Interested? Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to laura.bergedieck@cdp.net with “Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Europe” in the subject line.

Please note: The role is externally funded until March 31st 2016 in the first instance, with the intention to develop it into a permanent role.

Application deadline: June 12th, 2015

Additionally please fill in this short online survey »

 

 

 Director Policy & Reporting, Europe - CDP Berlin

 

The position Director Policy & Reporting Europe leads our policy related activities and projects as well as related communication work, including overseeing project delivery and reporting with EU government bodies and policy work at national levels.

We offer a unique opportunity to bring in innovative ideas into a dynamic and fast growing business-facing charity. The position will report directly to the Managing Director Europe, and work closely with our colleagues across Europe and our central government team in the UK. The individual will lead a small team of project managers and policy officers. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU.

The role includes:

  • Overall responsibility for the Policy & Public Affairs strategy and implementation within CDP Europe, working with other CDP teams and partner organisations around the world to help the organisation achieve its goals and ensure the corresponding funding.
  • Ensuring alignment and coordination with relevant colleagues within CDP.
  • Leading all policy related activities and ensure deliverables under an EU LIFE+ grant from the European Commission, including:
    • Development of information material regarding the recent EU Directive on non-financial reporting (NFR).
    • Coordination of a report based on CDP Climate Change data from European companies, informing policy makers about corporate action on climate change adaptation.
    • Providing strategic advice and assistance to local CDP offices in their engagement with national policy makers, especially related to the implementation of the NFR Directive into national law; as well as activities around COP21 in Paris during November-December 2015.
    • Monitoring project plans, deliverables and budgets.
  • Supervising a project in partnership with WWF Germany, funded by the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB), aimed at supporting non-listed companies in developing a carbon management strategy as well as informing policy makers about the relevance of non-financial reporting, with a focus on climate change. www.klimareporting.de
  • General engagement with policymakers and overseeing communication activities.
  • Increase CDP’s visibility in the policy sphere, e.g. through speaking opportunities.
  • Cooperation with national and international partner organisations to find innovative ways to support CDP’s work with governments, including leading on fundraising activities.
  • Leading a team of four members, working on local government projects (Germany), Public Affairs & Communication at EU level (Berlin or Brussels), our “Road to Paris” campaign (Berlin) and the role-out of our Forest program in Europe (Berlin).

The successful candidate will have

  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, including the desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability.
  • Relevant university degree, Masters in Public Policy or Business Administration preferred.
  • Professional network and relevant professional experience in a senior policy-related role, e.g. at the European Commission or Parliament, national
  • policy bodies, or in a think tank, consultancy or the private sector.
  • Professional experience in managing complex processes across different teams and functions, working on an international basis within Europe.
  • An up-to-date understanding of international and European climate change policy, and a grasp of key political developments in this area.
  • Knowledge and keen interest in corporate environmental reporting and corresponding standards, across the world but especially within the EU.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit alongside a desire to take ownership and responsibility for their work and drive new ideas forward.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure while maintaining a strategic overview and take pride in working to
  • a high standard.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent English. Other European languages, especially German and French, are an advantage.

Benefits: Competitive NGO salary, annual bonus, 30 days holiday

Interested? Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to laura.bergedieck@cdp.net with “Director Policy & Reporting, Europe” in the subject line. Please note: This is a permanent position.

Application deadline: June 12th, 2015

Additionally please fill in this short online survey »

 

 

 Manager, Cities (EMEA) - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to support and grow our work with city governments around the world, particularly in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region. Over 200 city governments worldwide use CDP’s system every year to report their progress on fighting climate change. Major universities, the UNFCCC, the World Bank, the IPCC, and hundreds of other organizations rely on CDP’s city data for research and decision-making.

The Manager will play the key role in the expansion of CDP’s work with cities in EMEA. The Manager’s responsibilities will include recruiting cities to participate in CDP; supporting major cities in key geographies in preparing and submitting their annual CDP responses; coordinating CDP’s global communication with cities; establishing new partnerships and liaising with important stakeholders like C40; and raising funds to further grow CDP’s work. The Manager will establish and manage direct relationships with city governments and potential funders across EMEA.

For the right candidate this position has the opportunity grown in to a deputy head of program role with increased global responsibility.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Grow CDP’s cities program in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including recruitment of additional responding cities and funding partners;
  • Enable high response rates among cities by providing support, encouragement and expertise;
  • Support major regional cities in preparing and submitting their annual responses to CDP;
  • Identify and help to establish key strategic partnerships that can multiply CDP’s impact;
  • Identify and build new relationships with corporate partners and sponsors to grow the cities programme;
  • Develop proposals for government and philanthropic fundraising opportunities;
  • Produce stand-alone reports, white papers, blog posts and other analysis based on reported data, including assisting with CDP’s annual global report on cities;
  • Present CDP and our vision for low carbon cities to a wide range of high-level audiences in the region in order to build support for CDP;
  • Organize roundtables, webinars and other events that facilitate the successful functioning of CDP’s cities program in EMEA;
  • Help to develop and extend new products and services to city governments;
  • Work as a member of the distributed, global CDP Cities team;
  • Work closely with the wider CDP team to encourage the promotion of all CDP programs and activities.

Required skills and experience:

  • A minimum of three years experience working in the corporate, governmental, or non-governmental sphere, preferably in a sustainability-related field;
  • A proven track record in fundraising, sales, or other similar activities;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to own and drive the delivery of successful projects;
  • Ability to interact effectively with high level management and government officials;
  • An understanding of local government and the impact of climate change on cities;
  • Knowledge of the issues of greenhouse gas accounting and reduction, adaptation to climate change in cities;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and master new IT systems including CRM and database solutions;
  • Strong data analysis skills, including experience working with advanced analytics or business intelligence solutions, especially for publication;
  • Self-motivation and an ability to take the initiative;
  • Positive and enthusiastic outlook even while working under pressure;
  • Attention to detail while being able to see the big picture;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Additional languages a plus.

The role is based at CDP’s offices in Central London. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week with occasional weekend or evening work and some travel. You must be legally able to work in the UK. Competitive NGO salary.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV along with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Kyra Appleby, kyra@cdp.net by 29 May 2015. Please include the job title and location in the subject line.

Deadline for submission: 29 May 2015

 

 

 Project Officer, Data Analyst, Cities - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly-motivated Project Officer to support the CDP Cities team. This role is diverse: involved in the end-to-end process of data collection, analysis and feedback to disclosing cities and external partners. As a result, the role will be involved in strategic revenue generation as well as the development of innovative, public-facing reports and product development.

The role will have a special focus on data analysis, with opportunities to think creatively in order to solve problems and uncover trends using CDP and other data. Attention to detail, efficiency, ability to master software systems, and a high level of organisation are fundamental to this role.

The Position: The Project Lead Consumer Fund Ratings is based in CDP’s European office in Berlin, reports directly to the Regional Director DACH Region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), and works integrally with the Europe team and the global Investor Initiatives team.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the annual climate change reporting process for a group of global cities:
  • Enable high response rates among cities by providing support, encouragement and expertise:
  • Develop and implement scoring methodologies, with input from partners and responding cities, to assess the comprehensiveness of responses and drive better data quality ;
  • Conduct quantitative research and present findings in reports and presentations;
  • Create and implement data testing and processing methodologies to ensure integrity and quality of data collection and analysis;
  • Identify, develop and implement reporting and analysis tools to meet partners’ and clients’ data requirements;
  • Respond quickly to data analysis requests from internal and external partners;
  • Coordinate with internal and external IT partners to ensure the design and delivery of solutions meet program requirements;
  • Work as a member of the CDP Cities team;
  • Work closely with the wider CDP team to encourage the promotion of all CDP programs and activities.

Key skills:

  • Excellent analytical and IT skills, with a strong aptitude for using and maintaining large databases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations, report writing and research proposals. Fluency in languages in addition to English highly desired
  • Attention to detail and commitment to achieving high standards that meet or exceed project requirements
  • Highly organised self-starter able manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • A methodical approach to solving complex problems with the ability to challenge assumptions and accepted processes
  • A team player with the ability to thrive in an international, at times high pressure environment

Experience:

  • Use of analytical tools including Excel is required, additional packages such as Access, Zoho Reports, or similar desirable
  • An understanding of local government and the impact of climate change on cities
  • An interest and ability to develop world-leading expertise in the issues of greenhouse gas reduction, adaptation to climate change, and the role of the public sector
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint advantageous

The Project Officer will be based in CDP’s London office and will report to the Head of CDP Cities. The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the UK. Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV along with a cover email outlining their suitability for the role to Kyra Appleby, kyra@cdp.net. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Deadline for submission: 29 May 2015.

 

 

 Energy Data Analyst - CDP London

 

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience and interest in energy, data analysis, corporate climate change accounting and modeling to join CDP’s Technical Team. A key component of the role is assisting in adapting, adopting and applying a methodology for estimating scope 3 use of sold product emissions for oil, gas and coal. The position holder will also support in other data cleaning and modeling exercises with the end aim of providing a high-quality, complete climate change dataset to investors, policy-makers and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the CDP Technical Manager (Data) and other project stakeholders to re-shape an existing methodology to be able to estimate Scope 3 use of sold products for fossil fuels;
  • Ensure thorough documentation of methodological enhancements for internal and external review;
  • Gather and store relevant data from diverse external sources, registering all meta information, for application of the methodology;
  • Develop and apply algorithms to model the use of sold products emissions;
  • Extract, transform and load data from and into CDP’s data warehouse;
  • Liaise with CDP’s oil & gas technical expert to ensure company awareness and buy-in of the methodology and end estimations;
  • Serve as point of contact for stakeholder feedback on the methodology and application thereof and update/respond accordingly;
  • Support in the further identification and update of CDP response outliers through statistical methods;
  • Apply other models for estimating Scope 1, 2 and other relevant 3 categories and assist in the upkeep and enhancements to these;
  • Any other tasks as deemed appropriate by the line manager.

Skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Methodical person with great attention to detail;
  • Numeracy/mathematical literacy;
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously;
  • Communication skills; ability to interact with a large team, collaborate and share knowledge;
  • Highly competent in spoken and written English.

Qualifications and work experience:

  • Min. 2 years working experience;
  • IT skills, namely familiarity with standard programs for data analysis such as Excel, R, SPSS, Stata, etc.; experience with databases and knowledge of SQL is an advantage;
  • Ability to document work to a high standard, maintain documentation, write reports and establish procedures;
  • Keen interest in sustainability issues and use of data as a means to solve them, in particular climate change and/or energy issues;
  • Knowledge of fuels, energy products and the fossil fuel industry and experience in related energy work considered a strong advantage;
  • Knowledge of programming languages is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with modeling approaches namely in the frame of GHG national inventories, input-output models, econometric models, LCA, corporate inventories and/or other modeling approaches is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with GHG inventories with some previous experience in doing them is an advantage.

The successful candidate will report to the Technical Manager (Data) and will work closely with several other internal teams in CDP as well as external stakeholders. The role is for 5 days per week, preferably based in London or New York City. Start date is a.s.a.p.

Benefits: Max. £25,000 p.a. or balanced local currency equivalent, annual group bonus, 24 days holiday, other competitive NGO benefits.

Candidates should send a copy of their résumé with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to Ian van der Vlugt at ian.vandervlugt@cdp.net with “Energy Data Analyst” in the subject line.

Deadline for application: 12 June 2015.

 

 

 Communications Manager - CDP North America

 

CDP North America, the second largest office in CDP’s global organization, has grown dramatically over the past three years. We are expanding our thought leadership work, helping put vital climate change and natural resource data and insights at the heart of financial decision making. To help maximize the impact and reach of our work, CDP is seeking a Communications Manager to help showcase our strong presence in North America.

Primary responsibilities:

Communications strategy

  • Supporting CDP North America’s media and communications strategy by working with current communications lead;
  • Liaise closely with program and operational staff (e.g. insights, corporate disclosure, supply chain, cities, investor initiatives, etc). to cultivate relationships and drive consistent programmatic communications efforts and strategies internally and externally; and
  • Coordinate with CDP Global communications team to implement global communications in the US.

Media outreach

  • Conduct proactive media outreach and cultivate a network of journalists and editors in major media outlets (broadcast, print, web and social media) to ensure coverage of CDP programs, reports, events, public announcements, and other projects; and
  • Manage incoming media inquiries and coordinate with internal CDP personnel to provide appropriate follow up and response.

Content development

  • Draft press releases, media advisories, Q&A, talking points, statements, as well as other communications documents;
  • Work in tandem with CDP team to develop report and thought leadership content and messaging;
  • Create and write original content for high quality thought leadership reports, marketing materials, publications, and newsletters targeted to corporations, investors, cities, partners, sponsors, funders, and the general public;
  • Assist in event and workshop content development, marketing, communications strategy, and speaker preparation;
  • Manage and drive CDP North America’s social media and online presence, including writing blogs and tweeting to engage and inform stakeholders; and
  • Manage CDP North America’s website as a tool for promoting CDP programs, opportunities, thought leadership, and events.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • A minimum of a 4 year college degree (preferably a BA in communications or related field) required, Masters a plus;
  • Five to seven years of experience in communications/ public relations;
  • Existing relationships with key media outlets and strong familiarity with sustainability and business media preferred;
  • Proficiency in effectively using social media to build visibility and promote engagement;
  • Familiarity with the Cision integrated PR software and media contact database;
  • Knowledge of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, ESG, and financial markets;
  • Experience in financial and analytical report writing is preferred;
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Office 365; and
  • Familiarity with HTML a plus.

Skill Requirements:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, assimilate and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate personnel, including top management, program staff and external stakeholders;
  • Passionate, strong, hands-on writer who effectively understands strategy, including identifying priorities, driving thought leadership content and goals, and ensuring alignment to CDP’s mission and objectives;
  • Strong self-motivation and an ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • The ability to communicate and liaise confidently with a wide range of audiences and build and maintain relationships (corporations, investors and partner organizations); and
  • Mission driven with a strong passion for protecting the environment.

Compensation and Benefits: CDP offers a competitive NGO salary commensurate with experience and skills, a potential for annual bonus, 24 days of vacation, health and dental insurance, and a non-contributory pension provision after 3 months employment.

Application: Interested candidates should send a copy of their résumé with a cover letter, no longer than one page, outlining their suitability for the role to recruitment.usa@cdp.net with "Communications Manager – [YOUR NAME]"" in the subject line. We are recruiting immediately for this position and encourage prompt applications.

 

 

 Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer, Asia-Pacific - CDP Sydney

 

This role offers the opportunity to work on one of the most significant and exciting global climate change initiatives: the Road to Paris climate leadership platform.

CDP and the We Mean Business Coalition are offering companies the Road to Paris platform to act and be recognized for their climate leadership. Top climate performers already report stronger financial performance and a better ability to manage the shifting dynamics of natural resources supply, customer demand and regulatory controls. This year, we have invited companies to look beyond their disclosure and speak out on behalf of the business community in support of a universal climate agreement ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.

Already, over 100 of the world's leading companies have committed to one or more of the six Road to Paris climate change initiatives:

Some of the 100+ companies that have already made Road to Paris commitments include: AXA Group, CLP Holdings, GDF Suez, IKEA, Kellogg Company, L'Oréal, Marks and Spencer, Mars, Nestlé, Nissan, Philips, Unilever and Westpac.

The Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer will work to encourage and assist more companies in the Asia-Pacific to make Road to Paris climate leadership commitments in the lead-up to COP21 in Paris at the end of the year.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to co-ordinate and implement plans for the Road to Paris 2015 project, which involves:
    • Engaging with companies, investors and sub-national governments, to gather their commitment to take specific climate change actions;
    • Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to CDP.
  • Promoting the Road to Paris 2015 project to companies, investors and sub-national governments, and working with those that express an interest in making a commitment;
  • Providing assistance to the Road to Paris 2015 Project Coordinator and Project Manager in the day to day coordination of the project, particularly in the management of strategic partnerships (e.g., with the We Mean Business Coalition (secretariat and coalition partners), World Bank Group and international / UN agencies);
  • Providing assistance to CDP offices, CDP account managers and strategic partners in various countries around the world who are also engaged in the Road to Paris 2015 project;
  • Undertaking research as directed, including examining corporate climate change and financial performance;
  • Drafting briefings and updates on CDP’s work that would be shared internally within CDP on a periodic basis, as well as writing or contributing to briefings, updates, blogs, twitter and Linked-In discussions that would be shared externally;
  • Utilising internal client relationship management systems (CRM and Excel) to keep records and track progress;
  • Coordinating all aspects of meeting preparation, including communications with relevant staff, logistics, agendas, materials preparation, as well as meeting follow-up, including minutes and correspondence;
  • Providing general administrative support and event support as required.

Selection criteria

  • Polished written and oral communication skills, in addition to possessing confidence to interact with senior people from different sectors, presenting key messages eloquently and concisely;
  • Strong prioritisation, time management and organisation skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst still paying attention to detail and maintaining a strategic overview;
  • Demonstrated experience in campaign work, project management, and/or event management;
  • Demonstrated experience in using a client relationship management system such as Microsoft Dynamics A good understanding of policy developments on key issues, such as international climate change, energy efficiency, water, forests, sustainable cities and corporate environmental reporting;
  • Ability to work alone or with others, as well as working across different teams, functions and cultures within the organisation;
  • An understanding of the aims and objectives of CDP, as well as a passionate desire to drive forward the mission of CDP;
  • Ability to commence immediately.

Language skills: Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Skills in other languages, particularly Chinese or Japanese, would be an advantage.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and that addresses the selection criteria above to James Day, Director – Australia & NZ – australianz@cdp.net, using the subject line: Senior Climate Change Engagement Officer - Asia Pacific application via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be considered on a continuous basis and we will stop recruiting as soon as we find the right person.

Recruitment contacts at CDP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3818 3900
recruitment@cdp.net

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