City Advisor x 3 – Africa (Accra, Addis Ababa, Nairobi)

C40 Cities

C40 have 3 exciting opportunities within their Regions and Mayoral Engagement team for a City Adviser, Accra, City Adviser, Addis Ababa and a City Adviser, Nairobi. The successful candidates will be a key part of the Regional Team, working closely with the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Directors to engage the city in the implementation of the climate action plan and the fulfilment of C40’s Leadership Standards.

Some of the key responsibilities include

  • Liaising with strategic city officials, mapping the city’s political priorities and needs for climate action implementation; and keeping C40 management and programme / project groups informed regarding cities priorities, political dynamics and needs to break barriers for action implementation or to finance projects.
  • Identifying and helping coordinate the most appropriate C40 programmes and projects to support local climate action implementation; working with the main C40 city contacts and C40 regional team to identify and map all ongoing C40 programmes in the city, including their status, challenges and next steps, and establish a clear work plan between the city and C40; updating and engaging city contacts participating in C40 networks and other programmes.
  • Disseminating, advising and explaining the content of the climate action plan and how it affects and depends on the various city departments and secretariats; engaging city officials in different departments to ensure that the climate action plan goals and actions are integrated in other strategic plans and documents; and engaging political and technical city teams to ensure strong political support for the climate action plan and an ambitious climate agenda.
  • Supporting the rollout of the Regional Sectoral/Policy Implementation Programmes (to be confirmed), including identification of priority projects, engagement with political and technical level, coordination with the C40 RSP co-leads and support in the implementation of the RSP in case the city is selected.

If you have experience in climate and/or city-related projects, with experience in programme management, network creation, and stakeholder engagement along with international experience particularly working with different cultures, languages and time zones, then this role may be for you.

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Location: Accra GHC 139,326 / Addis Ababa ETB 756,837 / Nairobi – KES 4,773,206

  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level

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  • Industries

    Renewables & Environment