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Maritime Regional Associate: Africa

We are looking for a dynamic individual to play a leading role in shaping and implementing the Climate Champions Maritime Work Plan for acceleration, ambition and action in the Africa region.

The maritime industry is responsible for around 80% of all global trade and about 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, while long regarded as ‘hard-to-abate’ the sector is in the emerging stages of its transition and is increasingly viewed as a potential catalyst for climate solutions.

To help us strengthen action and implement projects on the ground, we now need an associate with experience in the maritime sector in Africa, who is outward facing with excellent local networks and relationships to drive the maritime transition locally.


This role sits within The Climate Champions Team, who provide support to the UNFCCC High Level Climate Champions to deliver on the mandate from Parties: to drive climate action and enhance ambition by non-state actors. Working with the Marrakech Partnership and other partners, we mobilise businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society and act as a bridge between non-state actors and national governments to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The global team is resourced to support the major campaigns Race to Zero, Race to Resilience, as well as sector-focused systems transformation using the Climate Action Pathways, 2030 Breakthroughs and the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA) launched at COP 27 by the COP Presidency in collaboration of the HLCs.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation funds the Climate Champions Maritime Programme.

Overview of the role

We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual to support the execution of the Champions’ Maritime Work Plan in Africa and drive regional system transformation for the sector. Focussing on the Maritime 2030 Breakthroughs campaign you will work across the full maritime value chain to accelerate action in Africa to transition to a climate smart, resilient, and equitable maritime sector.

As this is a new and fast evolving team, the responsibilities are not set in stone. Rather, we expect the post holder to be adaptable and help develop the regional implementation plan in line with the changing requirements and an evolving external environment.

About you

The successful candidate will have a proven track record working in systems change within the maritime sector. You will be proactive and a highly motivated self-starter, happy working across different time zones and cultures in a high profile fast-paced environment. You are able to exercise sound judgement with regard to engaging on opportunities to catalyse change and are experienced at building coalitions and fostering collaboration across a wide range of actors.

For a full overview of the role click here

To apply click here

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