Senior Manager, The Climate Reality Project Program

Job Description 

Title: Senior Manager, The Climate Reality Project Program

Location:  WWF China Beijing Office

Reports to:  Director, Climate & Energy Programme


General Overview:  

The Climate Reality Project China Program Senior Manager is responsible for conducting research and providing briefings on China’s climate change policies, developing the capacity and effectiveness of trained Climate Leaders and for supporting efforts to establish and maintain relationships with outside partners including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, grassroots coalitions, governments, high-level individuals and influencers, and other groups that support Climate Reality’s mission.


Function:  

1.Provide deep insight of climate change and energy policies in order to improve national climate change awareness, action and to promote Climate Reality’s projects in China.
2.Conduct research and offer strong national policy advocacy recommendations.
3.Provide expert analysis, advocacy and communications about domestic and international climate policy.
4.Lead WWF and Climate Reality Project collaboration to achieve joint goals by taking responsibility for program strategy, implementation and communications, as well as volunteer development and management. 
5.Implement Climate Reality Project program, communications strategy and workplan.
6.Maintain crosscutting partnerships with external entities that engage throughout all of Climate Reality’s campaigns, initiatives, etc.; Collaborate with partners to implement planned projects and activities. 
7.Work closely with WWF, plus a domestic and international network of partners on climate change communication and policies.
8.Develop written and online materials to support the program.
9.Contribute to Climate Reality’s media outreach and policy advocacy on climate change.
10. Identify program opportunities from a policy perspective.
11. Support and effectively engage Climate Reality Leaders


Main Responsibilities:

1.Work with Program Director/Practice Head to develop annual work plan.
2.Lead policy advocacy for the theme.
3.Lead the team to achieve the objectives.
4.Build up governmental relationships.
5.Provide thematic contents for public communication.
6.Fulfill other tasks requested by the organization.


Working Relationship:

1.Internal: Primary supervisor is C&E Director with direct and regular input and collaboration with the Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Climate Reality Project in Washington, DC. Regular contact with Climate Reality Project leadership and WWF teammates. Occasional contact with other WWF conservation programmes, Public Engagement Department and Operation teams.

2.External: Regular interaction with academic institutes, relevant government officials, businesses, donors, media and NGO peers working in the field.  


Qualifications:

1.Excellent knowledge in international climate change negotiation, energy policy and climate communications. 

2.Excellent research skills and working ability.

3.Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Mandarin and English.

4.Good interpersonal communication and team management skills.

5.Experienced in project management 

6.Proactive, innovative and output-oriented personality.

7.Strong team spirit. 

8.A post-graduate degree in environment, economics and/or energy policy is required. 

9.At least 5 years’ experience in related area, 2-3 years in managerial role is preferred.

10.Strong project management skills, results orientation.

11.Experience of working in an international context and the ability to respect and work well with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

12.Ability to develop, maintain and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise.

13.Proven ability to think outside the box to develop innovative partner and external engagement strategy ideas.

14.Personal commitment to the WWF and Climate Reality mission