Climate Policy Campaigner - Tenders Global

Climate Policy Campaigner

Sandbag Climate Campaign


Position description

We are seeking a new member of our team to drive successful campaigns influencing EU climate policy using our data-driven analysis.

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Tracking closely the political agenda and policymaking process at EU level as well as key Member State level, on all climate and related matters;
  • Getting insightful information on the political forces behind policy options;
  • Fostering strong relationship with key stakeholders in political spheres, and other NGOs;
  • Creating strategic plans for our campaigns;
  • Promoting Sandbag’s recommendations to key stakeholders, such as policymakers at EU or Member State level, other NGOs and private businesses;
  • Promoting Sandbag’s actions and recommendations to the wider public through the press and social media, e.g. drafting press releases, tweets etc.;
  • Contributing to relevant campaigns from other NGOs and getting NGOs to support our own initiatives;
  • Contributing to public consultations, roundtables, workshops as part of civil society;
  • Contributing to Sandbag’s reports;
  • Reporting on Sandbag’s campaigns and pitching our advocacy plans to funders.

As a day-to-day face of Sandbag in our most important constituency, the Campaigner will need to be a strong ambassador for the organisation, not just in their grasp of policy and politics, but in building and maintaining strong relationships with a wide array of different stakeholders.

The candidate will have:

  • A passion for fighting climate change;
  • a degree in a field relevant to Sandbag’s work;
  • previous experience working as a political advocate, with a track record of successfully winning change;
  • knowledge of the European policy making process and an understanding of the main elements of the EU’s response to the threat of climate change;
  • recent experience working in Brussels;
  • excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • excellent communication skills in English, both in writing (blogs, articles, technical reports), presenting (public speaking, presentations) and in face-toface meetings;
  • the ability to write with precision and attention to detail;
  • the ability to understand technical material (legislation, charts, reports) and explain it effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • the ability to learn quickly, be autonomous and take initiatives;
  • familiarity and confidence using social media;
  • a taste for networking and establishing new professional relationships;
  • enthusiasm for working in a small organisation punching above its weight to achieve change;
  • proficiency with MS Office; and
  • the right to work in the European Union.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A masters degree;
  • knowledge of the European carbon market and the decarbonisation challenges in industrial sectors;
  • English as mother tongue; and
  • fluency in European languages other than English.

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