Senior Project Officer Water Security

CDP Worldwide

£26,821 - £32,362 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 18th November 2019   6 days left

Are you looking to join the global race to stabilise both the environment and the economy? Are you looking for a role that combines your professional experience with an ethical focus? CDP is where business leaders, financiers and policymakers turn for innovative, systemic solutions. This is an exciting, impact-oriented role working on a globally significant issue – the global water crisis. You will drive the day-to-day operations of the Water Security Team globally and be involved in the delivery and management of key outputs, analysis and strategic relationships. You will support the production of cutting-edge research, advocacy and innovation to mobilise the world’s largest coalition of non-state actors to tackle the global water crisis. Ultimately, you will be working to put water at the heart of business, financial and policy decision-making.

About CDP

You will be joining one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations, leveraging more than 7,000 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization and institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion. This is in addition to over 750 cities, states and regions, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and impact are a way of life.

About the team

Established a decade ago, CDP’s innovative Water Security initiative has driven a step change in the way in which the private sector engages with water issues. As we turn our sights to the future, we are seeking a dynamic individual to join our Water Security Team and support the delivery of CDP’s Water Security Strategy globally.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Cooperating with teams across the organization, including CDP’s regional offices, to achieve our objectives on water security, as set out in the global water security strategy, with a focus on:
    • Supporting effective corporate action and engagement globally
    • Supporting effective investor engagement and action
    • Supporting CDP’s global policy and public affairs team, with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and grant deliverables
    • Supporting CDP’s engagement on water security with cities, states and regions.
  • Supporting the development of the water security questionnaire, scoring methodology and accompanying guidance. This includes building thought leadership knowledge of the needed from CDP’s 4 main stakeholders: corporations, investors, policy makers and cities
  • Supporting the development and execution of CDP’s water security strategy through carefully planned research, data and insight gathering. This includes leading on annual analysis and production of CDP’s global water security reporting output
  • Organising, executing and supporting CDP’s water security work, presenting at selected events and preparing and giving webinars where appropriate
  • Collaborating on projects and initiatives both within and outside of CDP, that advance our water security strategy
  • Support fundraising efforts for CDP’s work on water security globally.

The precise description and nature of your job may vary from time to time and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years’ applied professional experience, in either the private, finance or policy sectors with significant experience of advancing environmental agendas in any of these sectors.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the global water issues and the role of corporations and investors
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with previous experience of producing written research outputs
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A high level of self-motivation and drive
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams
  • Good experience of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

This is a full time, permanent contract based at CDP’s headquarters in Central London, UK. Flexible working is fully embraced by the organisation and we encourage you to explore this at interview.

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