Junior Policy Coordinator

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Full Time Contract





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The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1100 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world.

The Policy Coordinator will work with the Climate Diplomacy Department to help support the CAN Network by carrying out coordination around international fora that treat climate change such as UNFCCC, Agenda 2030, G20 and to develop and coordinate new work streams particularly around long-term decarbonisation strategies and air pollution, as well as climate finance.


  • Co-develop strategies and coordinate members around political strategies for engagement around long-term strategies and air-pollution;
  • Co-develop strategies for member’s engagement around 2018 moment and UNFCCC;
  • Develop and execute plans around building capacity for CAN members to engage in other international political processes;
  • Manage and coordinate CAN policy working groups to achieve the objectives of the network. Effectively influence government positions by enabling working groups to develop updated strategies and policy positions with active group members;
  • Organize meetings, teleconferences and coordinates members around political strategy developed within CAN and supports CAN working groups as well as their coordinators;
  • Coordinate members around development of briefings and policy positions on various issues pertaining to international political processes;
  • Work with CAN Secretariat to creatively devise new tools and methods of policy and advocacy coordination for the Network;
  • Represent CAN in various international political negotiations and coordinate members around advocacy, as well as liaise with other stakeholders to further CAN strategy.


  • Knowledge of CAN and its work is desirable;
  • Experience of coordinating a network;
  • Knowledge of various international political negotiations around climate change and prior experience with the UNFCCC;
  • Knowledge of working on SGGs is desirable;
  • Knowledge of working on low carbon development strategies or long-term plans, particularly in developing countries is desirable;
  • Ability to engage with a global membership and working with people from different cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent writing skills and experience in editorial tasks is an asset;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage diverse tasks while maintaining deadlines;
  • Self-reliant, self-disciplined and ability to work in a global team;
  • Sound knowledge in Microsoft Office, additional capacity building tools are considered an asset;
  • Excellent written and spoken English; additional UN languages are considered an asset;
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the field of policy advocacy particularly on climate change;
  • University Degree or equivalent qualifications.

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent written and spoken English; additional UN languages are considered an asset.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Apply Online OR send a cover letter and resume to can-jobs@climatenetwork.org, with subject: “Junior Policy Coordinator” by March 31, 2018. Applications that do not contain both a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Please, no telephone inquiries. Based on the expected large interest in this position and limited capacity, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

CAN is an equal opportunity employer.