Australia-Asia/Pacific Head of Office

Deadline: 25 November 2020
Start: as soon as possible, not later than end of the year
Location: Perth, Australia
Terms: 70-80% position. Currently we can offer a one-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding – we are interested in a long term cooperation.
Requirements: Existing work permit for Australia

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We are currently seeking a Head of Office Australia to develop our Australian office (Climate Analytics Australia Ltd) as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, represent the office and our organisation in the region and conduct outreach activities. The successful candidate will lead the content work on climate policy for the Australian office and the Asia Pacific region as well as manage the team of four people and ensure the office is compliant with our policies, as well as local laws and regulations.

The Head of Office Australia will report to the Head of Offices and work closely with the CEO. The position is based in Perth, Western Australia.

The position would start at the end of this year at the latest, and is envisioned as a part-time position (around 70-80%) with potential for increase with growth in project portfolio and size of the office.

About Climate Analytics Australia

Established in 2017, Climate Analytics Australia, provides science and policy analysis across climate and energy related strategies and policies. It has a strong focus on empowering civil society and other stakeholders to enhance mitigation ambition in the Asia-Pacific region through development of whole of economy as well as sectoral transformational pathways and roadmaps consistent with the Paris Agreement, at regional, national, and subnational level. Our Australia office in Perth, Western Australia also focuses on tracking and assessing climate and energy policy activities against global and regional benchmarks in the Asia-Pacific region.

The office works in close collaboration with other Climate Analytics’ offices and our teams, in particular the Climate Policy Team. Climate Analytics Australia currently has four staff members and several associates in the broader region. The office acts as a regional hub for our activities in the Asia-Pacific region. It partners up with academia, think tanks and other organisations and foundations in Australia and in the region to further advance climate and energy policy research and analysis and concrete action on climate change at regional, national and subnational level.

Your Responsibilities

Australia/ Asia-Pacific Regional Hub Development
  • Be responsible for developing the Australian office (Climate Analytics Australia Ltd) as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, including planning and funding strategy
  • Develop, in close collaboration with the Head of Development and Partnerships and supported by the development team, a pipeline of projects for the Australian office in Australia and Asia-Pacific Region with the view to ensure stable and secure funding, increase regional presence and prospect new areas of development
  • Lead and conceptualise projects for the Australian office in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Lead the content work on climate policy for the Australian office and the Asia Pacific region, coordinating closely with and supported by the Climate Policy Team leads
  • Engage the leads of Climate Analytics’ Implementation Strategies, Science and Climate Diplomacy Teams in the development and management of projects in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region, including the development of a project pipeline in these and cross-cutting areas
  • Regularly liaise and coordinate with the Climate Analytics team members in the Pacific
  • Convene and chair weekly meetings of the Australian office and Climate Analytics team members in the Asia-Pacific
  • Ensure the quality of the Australian office and Asia-Pacific region outputs match the high standards of the organisation and appropriate review and sign off procedures are followed
  • Manage and be responsible for the Australian office staff, and facilitate a positive and safe work environment:
  • Exercise full administrative oversight for HR and organisational matters, with support of a project/office manager (to be appointed) as part of the Australian office staff, and ensure alignment with the organisation’s HR policies
  • Develop a strategy for HR, including identification of team composition that matches needs, recruitment and retention of staff personal development and training in collaboration with the HR department
Climate Analytics Global
  • Represent the Australian office on the Management Team and regularly attend its meetings, participate in and contribute to its work, and where requested attend the Executive Management Team and the Programme Strategies Team
  • Ensure the Australian office is aligned with, and contributes to, the overall mission and strategy of the organisation
  • Ensure the Australian office contributes to the strategy of Climate Analytics through its [annual] processes
  • Report to the Head of Offices
  • Strengthen collaboration and coordination with the headquarters and other offices
  • Work closely with the CEO in developing the Australian office as a regional Asia-Pacific hub
External
  • Represent the Australian office and Climate Analytics and conduct outreach activities (events, media) aiming at increasing recognition and visibility in Australia and in the region
  • Build up and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders, partners and donors, including with universities in the region
  • Act as the legal representative of the Australian office under delegations from the CEO and Directors of Climate Analytics Australia Ltd
  • Ensure the Australian office is compliant with our policies and local laws and regulations

Your Profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate degree (PhD, Masters) in climate related studies, such as economics, energy studies, political sciences, social sciences, climate science or a related field
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field and proven climate policy analysis and a scientific track record in the field of mitigation pathway analysis and ability to guide thought leadership skills
  • Track record of inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding and addressing international, regional, national and sub-national challenges to climate change policy
  • Proven management and leading skills with sense for team work and ability to interact with a diverse array of people
  • Experience in project management and coordination
  • Track record in project or research grant acquisition
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills
  • Willingness to travel

Conditions

Deadline: 25 November 2020
Start: as soon as possible, not later than end of the year
Location: Perth, Australia
Terms: 70-80% position. Currently we can offer a one-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding – we are interested in a long term cooperation.
Requirements: Existing work permit for Australia

Please apply with your CV, cover letter and a list of three referees in PDF format by 25 November 2020 and indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations. Please only apply if you can start latest end of the year.

Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Claudia Neumann ().

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