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Deputy Director-General

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Blockchain & Climate Institute
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Londres, Angleterre, United Kingdom
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Published 2 months ago

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other emerging technology in the global fight against climate change.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to serve as the Deputy Director-General to head the newly created External Affairs Bureau. This individual will build and maintain relationships with key public affairs audiences to enhance influence, reputation and the profile of BCI. 

The ideal candidate is driven and experienced; and looking to make a difference to international climate change governance. The successful candidate will have experience in public policy, public affairs and stakeholder engagement with a track record of successfully engaging contacts to meet objectives.

Key responsibilities will include:

●       Overseeing the BCI External Affairs Bureau – a team consisting of 3 main pillars: Advocacy and Government Relations Branch; Communications Branch (covering social media management, branding and design, and video production); Knowledge Management & Impact Evaluation Branch. The core functions of DDG role will include but not limited to the followings:

○       To support the Director-General and senior leadership team to engage effectively with senior policy makers and climate negotiators for impactful project opportunities;

○       To lead lobbying and influencing activities among Heads of States, Ministers and parliamentarians; and

○       To identify lessons learnt from BCI’s pioneering projects and translate them to guide the decision-making processes.

●       Building and leading new teams to manage the future External Affairs strategic agenda. This will include:

○       To hire and manage a team of volunteers within relevant external affairs and public policy landscapes;

○       To develop and oversee the External Affairs policies;

○       To work with the ExCo to develop strategic vision (especially the Chief Strategy Officer and his Strategy Section under the Director-General’s Office)in line with the BCI’s mission;

Managing other ad-hoc cross-institute external affairs as needed such as BCI’s COP26 Work Programmes.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional written English, the ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a team;
  • Proven ability to effectively multitask and prioritise work in a fast-moving environment;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and proactive attitude; and
  • Ability to manage work schedule flexibly across the entire week.

General & Specialist Knowledge:

  • Proven experience in public policy, public affairs and stakeholder engagement
  • Track record in managing complex relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power-point is essential to perform in this role;
  • Abundant knowledge on some or all topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance and blockchain technology preferred; and
  • Extensive networks across climate/technology policy makers, politicians, diplomats and/or international press or media.

Education & Training:

  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level (Master’s degree preferred); and
  • A concentration with Public Policy/Affairsqualification strongly desired.

Relevant Experience:

  • 20+ years’ work experience in a relevant field(s);
  • Proven experience working in a similar role is essential, ideally acquired in a not-for-profit or government body;
  • Experience of building constructive relationships with stakeholders; and
  • Experience of working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative.

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other emerging technology in the global fight against climate change.

We are looking…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Associated Location
Londres, Angleterre, GB
Directions

N/A

How to Apply

Candidates should submit their cover letter, CVand English writing samples (on any topic) to the BCI Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

Candidates should submit their cover letter, CVand English writing samples (on any topic) to the BCI Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

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