U.S. nationals: Foreign Affairs Officer (Climate Change Negotiator)

U.S. Department of State

Washington, DC, US


This position is in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Global Change and supports U.S. foreign policy related to global climate change, including assisting in the identification and analysis of the relevant environmental, economic, political, and scientific factors that affect the climate change policies and programs.

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  • Serves as U.S. government subject matter expert and provides strategic guidance on climate change proceedings in major multilateral processes outside of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Leads evaluation and analysis of climate change proceedings and policy implications in the UNFCCC and in major multilateral processes and advises on issues related to capacity-building and national greenhouse gas emissions review.
  • Serves as negotiator in the UNFCCC and in major multilateral processes outside the UNFCCC on climate change issues and supports the Department’s lead negotiator on the International Maritime Organization climate change negotiations.
  • Drafts documents and reports for a range of climate change issues in UNFCCC and other major multilateral processes, including position and briefing papers, memoranda, negotiating documents, proposals, & international draft agreements.
  • Keeps current with ongoing regional climate change developments, activities, and policy positions staying current with evolving news, issues, and concerns.




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