Global Climate Finance Policy Advisor

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Organization: MS ActionAid Denmark
Closing date: 21 Nov 2021

Are you highly motivated by leading advocacy on climate finance for a Just Transition for left-behind communities? Do you have a solid experience from international policy and advocacy processes and a strong knowledge of the international financial system and climate finance for the global south in particular?

You may be our new Global Climate Finance Policy Advisor!

The Climate Justice Global Program:

Climate justice is an organizational priority to ActionAid Denmark (AADK) and you will be part of AADK new Climate Justice (CJ) global program. The CJ global program is part of an overall climate justice intervention through country programs in the global south, international and Danish climate justice campaigns, and advocacy at national and international level in cooperation with the ActionAid (AA) federation and other key partners.

The CJ global program consists of three closely interlinked pillars – accountability, finance, and alternatives – where you as Finance Policy Advisor will be leading on the finance pillar that:

§ Primarily holds a strong focus on progressive taxation for a just transition,

§ identifies potential international commercial and impact investors to invest in alternative agroecological and sustainable energy projects at community level,

§ holds donor countries and international institutions accountable for their historical responsibility for the climate crisis and their commitments to finance adaptation, mitigation, and loss & damage in the global south.

It is expected that the CJ global program team works closely with three specific core partner countries and have a looser cooperation with 3-6 more countries. ActionAid partners in the core countries of the program will have a substantial influence on the implementation of the program.

As Global Climate Finance Policy Advisor, you will have 3 different roles:

An international advocacy role of leading international advocacy on climate finance with the purpose to end subsidies, investments and tax incentives to fossil fuels production and harmful agribusiness; and to increase investments and taxation for a Just Transition for left-behind communities.

This advocacy role can potentially also include advocacy for mobilising just climate financing from the global north.

A support role at country level that facilitates capacity building and exchange of experiences by training, supporting and facilitating young people, movements and their partners.

The deliveries in this role include:

An internal capacity building role to contribute to building an impactful team across countries to implement the global CJ program.

In this role we expect you to:

Team context:

The team is composed by 5 policy advisors working on different topics, 5 officers or assistants working closely with campaigns and international advocacy.

The global CJ program itself is hosted by AADK International Program and Policy (IPP Team); however, this position will be based in the AADK Policy Lab with the ambition to strengthen the policy profile of the program and ensure a strong coordination and cooperation with other policy and campaign initiatives.

The position refers to the Policy Director

The job as Global Climate Finance Policy Advisor requires that you demonstrate:

§ A minimum of 5 years of experience from international policy and advocacy processes, preferable from the development sector

§ Strong knowledge of the international financial system and climate finance for the global south in particular

§ A deep understanding of the potentials in tax systems for incentivising sustainable production and consumption and mobilise resources for development

§ Experience in developing advocacy strategies and implement advocacy strategies

§ Fluent English is required, while Danish and other local languages are desired

Personally, you can demonstrate that:

§ You are a strong team worker

§ You can create a solid overview of complex subject matters, organizational structures, and strategic priorities

§ You can communicate very specific and in-depth thematic information to persons with different professional backgrounds

§ You have strong intercultural competency and ability to cooperate on advocacy with global south partners

The position can either be based at AADK HQ in Copenhagen or in one of the core partner countries of the program.

Some travel activity is expected.

We offer you:

§ If you are based in Denmark: An 8-years’ employment 37 h/w with flexible working hours and workplace, so that a healthy balance is created between private and working life – Salary and terms of employment are framed by union agreement between the Danish Government and Academics Unions, and some local agreements.

§ If you are posted abroad Denmark, an 8-years’ employment 40 h/w with flexible working hours and workplace, so that a healthy balance is created between private and working life – Salary and terms of employment are framed by AADK Expatriates terms and conditions.

§ A mandatory organic and vegetarian lunch.

§ A broad international circle of very committed colleagues and employees, and a job with a purpose and an opportunity to make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change

§ A young, informal, and dynamic work environment.

About ActionAid

AADK is a growing and ambitious organization with a team of dedicated professionals, who are consistently working on creating change in 45 countries throughout the world and addressing the structural causes of poverty and inequality. AADK is member of ActionAid International and our global climate activities are carried out in close coordination with other ActionAid affiliates.

How to apply:

We expect to hold the first interviews Wednesday 24 November and the second interviews Monday 29 November; candidates selected to the second interview will receive an assignment and participate to a personal and skills assessment.

Expected start: 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We only accept applications submitted through our online recruitment system. Please use the link or visit our web site