Principal Consultant (Climate Change & Disaster Risk)

Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

Oxford, , GB

Principal Consultant – Climate Change & Disaster Risk (CC&DR)

Our Climate Change portfolio designs and implements local, regional and national climate change and disaster risk policies that enable countries to adapt to climate change, to mitigate future risk and to encourage low-carbon growth.

We are building our team and are now seeking to recruit a Principal Consultant to respond to increasing demand from our government and donor clients. The type of skills we are interested in include:

  • Renewable energy policy and/or energy efficiency
  • Forestry/agriculture/land-use policy related to climate change
  • Climate change adaptation policy and planning
  • Disaster risk management
  • Urban resilience
  • Climate finance
  • Large programme management
  • Governance and institutional reform
  • Monitoring and evaluation of climate change projects and policies

In this management position as a Principal Consultant, you will work with considerable autonomy to build on an existing excellent reputation and track-record to continue to build the portfolio.

You will have a significant career in international development, an internationally recognised leader in the field with an excellent reputation. You’ll have excellent knowledge and understanding of policy and institutional issues relating to climate change, including current trends in policy and practice, and an ability to apply this knowledge analytically and practically in an international consulting context.

Applicants will also possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree and post-graduate qualification in relevant discipline (for example, economics, environmental economics, development studies) or other appropriate discipline.
  • Significant work experience within the relevant fields, particularly experience of working with senior government officials and staff of international aid agencies.
  • Management experience, preferably within a relevant consulting environment, is desirable
  • Experience of project management, including the management of large project teams, is a positive.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ideally, ability to work in at least one relevant foreign language in addition to English.

The role is permanent based in our office in central Oxford, with a flexible approach to those who live outside the region. Applicants should be willing to undertake work-related travel to Africa, Asia and other international locations.

OPM offer a rewarding, interesting and collaborative work environment and excellent benefits including 30 days holiday entitlement and a good pension scheme.

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To submit an application please fill out the form online and submit the requested documents. We cannot accept applications submitted via email.

Thank you for considering OPM and we wish you all the best for your application.