Local recruitment: Assistant Consultant (Climate, Resilience and Sustainability)

Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

Islamabad, Pakistan 🇵🇰

Job Type: Permanent
Reference: RG/OPM/PAK/AC/CRS
Country: Pakistan
Location: Islamabad
Closing Date: 22/Mar/2023

OPM Pakistan is seeking to recruit an Assistant Consultant based in the Islamabad office to work in its Climate, Resilience and Sustainability Practice. Successful applicants should expect to provide wide-ranging support to both project acquisition and implementation across the subject areas.  

OPM’s Climate, Resilience and Sustainability practice consists of five teams covering: climate policy and finance; disaster risk reduction; nature and environment; urban policy; and energy resources and growth.  This role will sit in the Climate Policy and Finance team, but working with colleagues across the Practice, as well as with other Practices working in Pakistan.

Your main accountabilities will be to contribute to the growth of the Practice and the Company’s consultancy business and technically assist in the development of solutions to client problems. We are looking for someone who will be used to providing technical and administrative support to projects dealing with climate change, disaster resilience, nature and environment, energy and natural resources. Successful candidates will be able to work in multiple project teams, delivering quality outputs as required by project managers, in accordance with an agreed annual performance agreement.

Please note this role is based in the Islamabad office with hybrid working options. You will be required in the office at various times (in discussion with your manager), and so we can accept applications from candidates who are in commutable distance into Islamabad and who have the existing right to work in Pakistan (pnational passport holder, valid visa or biometric etc.) Please note we cannot sponsor visas for this role. 

Day to day responsibilities for this role will include (not exhaustive):

  • Support delivery of technical work on OPM consulting and other projects in support of developing country governments and international aid agencies, in accordance with required delivery deadlines and OPM quality and report writing standards.
  • Contribute to OPM business development and bidding and prepare expressions of interest and proposals for new work opportunities.
  • Work in close collaboration with other Practices in Pakistan and contribute towards business development in Pakistan. 
  • Take an active role in exploring and developing new areas of work and new relationships.
  • Develop strong and effective working relationships with other members of the Practice and other OPM colleagues.
  • Take a proactive approach to on- and off-job personal and career development by working on projects in other OPM Practice areas, keeping abreast of latest developments within the team and taking opportunities to attend training events as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports in line with the terms of reference for particular projects.
  • Proof-read, format and edit reports.
  • Organise workshops and other events related to project activities.
  • Comply with all internal policies processes and procedures including financial management systems.
  • Undertake other duties reasonably required by the portfolio leader, country director and programme director.

Successful candidates will be able to display the below essential skills and experiences:

  • A Master’s degree in Climate Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Economics, Public Policy, Social Science, Development Studies, or a related field.
  • Demonstrable relevant work experience (3 years min preferred) in climate policy or climate finance or renewable energy projects or climate smart agriculture,  WASH or any international development area with climate action, mitigation and resiliency mainstreaming.
  • An awareness of climate policies and knowledge of climate governance landscape in Pakistan, familiarity of local climate challenges and enthusiasm in exploring and assisting the technical team at OPM in offering bespoke climate action and mitigation policy solutions and enthusiasm to lead research in the areas of financing instruments for climate action, Disaster Risk response, energy efficiency projects, climate smart agriculture, WASH, carbon markets and other associated sub thematic areas mentioned here Climate and natural resources | Oxford Policy Management (opml.co.uk)
  • Strong and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, especially technical writing.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ability to multi-task well and manage multiple deadlines.
  • Fluency in Urdu and English is preferred.

If you feel you meet the essential skills and experiences required above, we would really like to hear from you. Please apply on this portal before the closing date with an updated CV. We will be reviewing and interviewing on a rolling basis. We look forward to receiving your application.  






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