PPCA Secretariat Recruitment July 2019

Two Roles: Programme Manager & Communications Manager

PPCA Secretariat Recruitment July 2019
PPCA Secretariat Recruitment July 2019

The Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) is a global alliance of national and sub-national governments, businesses and organisations working to advance the transition away from unabated coal power generation.

Together, we recognise that shifting away from coal power generation is essential for clean air; healthy communities; sustainable economic growth; and a safe climate. A timely transition is necessary to meet the international climate change commitment to keep global temperature increases well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.

Following its launch in November 2017, the PPCA has now grown to 83 members and sees increasing demands on it to support knowledge exchange and international cooperation on the transition from coal to clean energy. PPCA co-chairs Canada and the United Kingdom have therefore jointly provided financial contributions to enable the creation of a dedicated secretariat unit that will provide additional capacity to support the Alliance and its members.

The PPCA is now looking to recruit two new positions which will form the core of the secretariat team. The role holders will be 100% dedicated to PPCA secretariat activities:

  • The Programme Manager will lead the efficient and effective administration and management of the Alliance and its activities.
  • The Communications Manager will lead the internal and external communication activities of the Alliance.

Job location: Flexible, London preferred.

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.

Contract: Initial one-year contract, with intention of renewal.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The PPCA secretariat team will operate as a dedicated unit hosted by UK thinktank E3G. The Pembina Institute and E3G will provide expert analysis and advice in support of the secretariat team, co-chairs, and Alliance members.

The PPCA is seeking to recruit a strong combination of experienced staff members who will jointly provide an effective secretariat team. We would expect that applicants would typically have at least five years of professional experience in their respective areas of focus.

The following job descriptions set out an envisaged division of tasks between the two positions, however there is flexibility as to how these will be ultimately confirmed. Similarly, the roles are currently outlined as equivalent in terms of seniority and level of responsibilities. This is also open to review, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidates.

The preferred location for both staff members would be London, however there is flexibility for the successful candidates to be based elsewhere if appropriate. This would include the locations of E3G and Pembina Institute offices and / or remote working. Given the international nature of the activities of the Alliance there is an expectation that role holders will be able to undertake travel when required.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a one page cover letter and maximum two page CV. Candidates should include details of their availability for starting the role, an indication of expected salary levels, and contact details of at least two nominated referees.

Documents should be submitted by email to secretariat@poweringpastcoal.org by close of Wednesday 31 July 2019. Please title the Subject of your email: Application – Job Title – Surname.

Interviews will take place in early August in London or via video call.

Full details of the roles are attached here.

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