Climate Diplomacy Advisor (LDC Issues)

Climate Analytics

Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳

About Climate Analytics

Climate Analytics is an international non-profit climate science and policy institute, established in 2008. Being headquartered in Berlin (Germany), Climate Analytics has regional offices in Kathmandu (Nepal), Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago), New York (USA), Lomé (Togo), and Perth (Australia). The organisation’s main mission is to synthesise and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and on this basis to provide support and capacity building to stakeholders.

Climate Analytics is a team of scientists, policy analysts and implementation and diplomacy specialists with long experience in the international climate change arena. The team is backed by its own and co-developed science-based models to assess and synthesise climate science. By linking scientific and policy analysis, we provide state-of-the-art solutions to global and national climate change policy challenges. Through its unique position at the interface between science, policy and practice, and with its excellent international networks, Climate Analytics provides an exciting working environment with exceptional opportunities for the professional and personal development of each employee.

Climate Analytics works closely with the most climate vulnerable countries – Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States – to use the best science and analysis available in the international climate negotiations, as well as developing policies and institutional capacity to adapt to climate change and help enable access to climate finance.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Climate Diplomacy Advisor – LDC issues to be based in Senegal to assist the ongoing work on LDC Group negotiation support, with a particular focus on providing support to the LDC Chair.

Climate Analytics welcomes qualified, eligible candidates to apply for the position, which is anticipated to be initially for up to a 9 month full-time contract (end of 2022), and to be based in Dakar, Senegal under the supervision of the Head of the LDC Support Team and as a member of the Climate Diplomacy Team.

As the Climate Diplomacy Advisor – LDC issues, you will assist the LDC Chair on a day-to-day basis for ongoing work related to LDC Group negotiation support. The work will require frequent communication with LDC Chair’s office team, drafting memos, preparing briefings, as well as logistical coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following activities listed below.

  • Support office of the LDC Chair on day-to-day activities.
  • Intensive contact and communication with the LDC Chair to support the regular work of the LDC Group at climate negotiations and in inter-sessional activities.
  • Supporting presentations and participation by LDC Chair, and potentially also other members of the LDC Group, at LDC meetings, regional climate and other inter-sessional meetings, and UNFCCC meetings as required. 

  • Support LDCs in the climate negotiations by providing real time analysis and policy support (oral briefs, talking points) that meets their special needs and requirements in UNFCCC negotiation sessions. 

  • Undertake research and consultations for preparation of briefing papers in response to particular requests from LDCs on specific areas of analysis in negotiation sessions and in between sessions. 

  • Assist with design, development and implementation of projects related to supporting climate change negotiations.

Your Profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • A graduate degree in a relevant field, ideally environment or climate-related studies, such as environmental science, environmental management, natural resource management, climate science, social science;
  • Strong interest, expertise and experience in climate change issues and international negotiations and/or climate and sustainable development issues relevant to LDCs and their relationship to international climate policy; 

  • Experience with inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding and addressing regional and national challenges to climate change in LDCs;
  • Ability and expertise to summarize and translate scientific or policy texts into briefing papers for government officials and Ministers;
  • Ability to take responsibility, build and maintain positive relationships, value the opinion of others, and work in an advisory mode to country delegations; 

  • A well developed sense for team work and ability to interact with a diverse array of people;
  • Excellent English and French writing and verbal skills.


Application Deadline: 6 April 2022
Starting date: As soon as possible in April 2022
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Terms: Consultant contract up to 31 December 2022 with possibility of extension depending on LDC Chair needs, performance and funding.

For further information send your questions via email to [email protected].

Please apply with your CV and cover letter in PDF format exclusively using the application form by 6 April 2022. Please indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations. We would also be thankful for an indication how you have learned about the position.

Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.