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Head of Advocacy & Government Relations

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Blockchain & Climate Institute
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Londres, Angleterre, United Kingdom
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Published 3 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 Head of Advocacy & Government Relations. The individual will build and maintain relationships with their key stakeholders and audiences to enhance influence, reputation and 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 government relations and stakeholder engagement with a track record of successfully engaging contacts to meet objectives.

Key responsibilities will include:

●       Overseeing the BCI’s Advocacy & Government Relations (A&GR) Branch under the External Affairs Bureau. A&GR is one of the three pillars in the EAB led by the Deputy Director-General. EAB is a super-department in BCI comprising Advocacy and Government Relations Branch; Communications Branch (covering social media management, branding and design, and video production); and Knowledge Management & Impact Evaluation Branch. The key duties of the Head of Advocacy & Government Relations (HAG)as head of branch will include but not limited to the followings:

○       To support the Deputy Director-General (DDG) and the senior leadership team to engage effectively with senior policy makers, politicians and the international media, etc.;

○       To devise and execute political and public policy advocacy campaigns to support BCI’s strategic objectives;

○       To lead lobbying and influencing activities among political establishments in various regions with the support of local Regional Coordinators; and

○       To identifyimpactful project opportunities and make effective pitches to potential sponsors.

●       Building and leading new teams to manage the future Advocacy & Government Relations strategic agenda. This will include:

○       Hiring and managing a team (small to begin with; growing as required) of volunteers with relevant external affairs and public policy experience;

○       Developing and overseeing the External Affairs policies; and

○       Working with the ExCo members to develop strategic vision in line with the BCI’s mission.

Managing other ad-hoc external affairs as needed (including 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;
  • 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:

  • Extensive experience working in either a political, public affairs or policy-making environment. Existing political, policy,diplomatic and media networks in the UK and international community are desired;
  • 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; and
  • Some knowledge on topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance and blockchain technology preferred.

Education & Training:

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

Relevant Experience:

  • 10+ years’ work experience in advocacy and communications-related fields;
  • 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 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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