lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013

Climate Business Engagement Advisor

Climate Business Engagement Advisor
    Position title: Climate Business Engagement Advisor
    Reports to: Head of Climate Business Engagement
    Location: Mexico (GCEI Hub)
    Deadline for applications: September 15, 2013

I – Mission of the department
WWF sees climate change and the required shift to renewable energy as one of the key challenges we face on this planet. The Global Climate and Energy Initiative (GCEI) is WWF’s global network based initiative to address these challenges. Our vision is a safe and sustainable future for people, places and species, in an equitable low-carbon society that is resilient to climate change. The Climate Business Engagement Unit (CBE) is part of GCEI and is responsible for engaging with business and industry on these issues, including the driving of emission reductions, triggering the uptake of renewable energy, and developing new solutions and business models leading to a low carbon society.

II – Major functions
The Climate Business Engagement Advisor is responsible for delivering WWF’s ambitious strategy to drive businesses to adopt ambitious emission reduction and renewable energy targets in line with a 2°C decarbonisation pathway. At the global level, this translates into designing and implementing strategies to influence the largest global companies, with a special focus on carbon-intensive industries, to adopt best-in- class emission reduction and renewable energy targets in line with our vision on corporate climate responsibility ( At the regional level, the CBE Advisor will collaborate with national and program offices in priority countries in the development and implementation of strategies to drive the private sector (with a special focus on industry and business associations) towards a low-carbon development pathway. In addition, the CBE advisor will provide technical support for the development and advancement of the Climate Savers program (

III – Main duties and responsibilities
    To lead and collaborate with like-minded organizations in the joint design and implementation of strategies to influence the largest global corporations in the adoption of ambitious emission reduction and renewable energy targets.
    To support local offices across the network with the development and implementation of strategies intended to drive the private sector in the country through the process of setting emission reduction targets to support the low-emission development of the country.
    To lead the establishment and management of strategic partnerships with other organizations working on business and climate globally and in WWF’s priority countries.
    Carries out any such reasonable duties as delegated from the CBE Head.

IV – Profile
Required Qualifications
    A minimum of 5 years of experience in climate change mitigation and renewable energy procurement within a corporate setting.
    At least five years of experience working with climate certification schemes at the company, project or product level (e.g. Climate Savers, PAS 2050, ISO 14064, Gold Standard, etc.).
    A technical and/or business advanced university degree in a relevant discipline.

Required Skills and Competencies
    A clear understanding of climate science, climate economics, renewable energy and the business drivers and levers for climate change mitigation at the corporate level.
    Extensive knowledge of power markets and regulatory frameworks.
    Excellent communication, negotiation and diplomacy skills (at a high level).
    Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
    Excellent command of English and Spanish; other languages are an asset.
    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Working relationships
    Internal: Climate & Business Engagement team, Global Climate & Energy Initiative Core Team, WWF International Corporate Relations Unit; staff across the network, relevant staff in local offices, including staff working on Climate Savers and business engagement, climate and energy teams.
    External: High-level contacts within like-minded organizations, high-level contacts within companies, business and industrial associations, relevant consultants.

    Truly global: Female candidates and applicants from emerging economies are encouraged to apply to this position.
    Applications should be addressed to Aurelio Ruiz ( with copy to Paola López de Arriaga (

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.