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Chief Strategy Officer

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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 who will serve as the Chief Strategy Officer, leading the strategic research and development of the organisation, and building the Strategy Section to manage ongoing internal management and strategy consultancy projects. 

The ideal candidate is driven and experienced, and looking to make a difference to international climate change governance. The successful candidate will be a competent strategist or director with experience managing teams and projects from inception to completion. Working with initiative and having a desire to find solutions to organisational problems should be second nature. Experience as the CSO or most senior Strategy Director in a public sector organisation will be highly beneficial, as will strategy experience in a non-profit environment.

We are currently seeking a skilled, experienced strategy manager to join our growing organisation. Reporting to the Director-General, you will be responsible for formalising the BCI’s strategic-planning processes, and leading the development of the strategy, translating it for colleagues across the various functions. You will drive organisational change forging new working relationships and synergies across the organisation, and establishing greater transparency and accountability for those people carrying out the organisation’s strategy. You will lead the analyses and development of proposals for revenue generation and various government-focused innovation support initiatives relevant to BCI’s scope of activities. You must be a natural communicator who can gain consensus, be accurate, understandable and provide actionable suggestions to guide BCI’s activities to be more functional, more successful, adding to BCI’s core internal competencies.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee BCI’s Strategy Section of the Director-General’s Office by leading the development of the strategic framework for the organisation, while adhering to direction set by the Director-General;
  • Evaluate short-term or long-term projects, addressing a range of issues and needs;
  • Collaborate with the management or other volunteers to actionrespective goals and requirements;
  • Utilise both traditional and modern assessment tools, such as interviews, surveys, and evaluations, strategic frameworks etc.
  • Understand situational interpretations and analyse data to identify and understand challenges;
  • Present and explain findings to the Executive Committee and Advisory Board;
  • Provide advice or suggestions for improvements that meet our strategic goals;
  • Formulate plans for implementation of recommendations;
  • Negotiate and overcome objections from stakeholders and various levels of management and sometimes external stakeholders; and
  • Suggest and resource training needed to meet challenges that may arise.

 Key requirements include:

  • MBA or a postgraduate degree in business or relevant discipline required;
  • Additional professional qualifications or certifications a plus;
  • Experience in the civil service, NGO or other non-profit organisation;
  • Significant work experience as a Management Consultant or Strategist in strategic planning or another relevant experience;
  • Proven experience in project management of large multi-phase projects;
  • Strong working knowledge of business management best practices;
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis and research techniques;
  • Familiarity with common business software, project management programs and IT systems;
  • Able to develop and present detailed, actionable proposals and plans;
  • Impeccable organisational skills;
  • Aptitude for analytical and creative thinking;
  • Excellent listening skills with an ability to communicate with professionals in various disciplines; and
  • Managing other ad-hoc activities as needed.

Relevant Experience:

  • 20+ years’ experience working in a similar role is essential, ideally acquired in a consulting practice and non-profit environment
  • 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 and CV to the BCI Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

Candidates should submit their cover letter and CV to the BCI Recruitment Office at recruitment@blockchainclimate.org.

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