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Project Coordinator, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance



With deep expertise in finance and policy, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an analysis and advisory organization that works to improve the most important energy and land use practices around the world. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has six offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Trillions of dollars will be required to help cities build the low-emissions, resilient infrastructure necessary to combat and react to climate change. The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance is the only multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure worldwide.  The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) was launched at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2014.

Its mission is to be the leading global initiative to accelerate climate-aligned capital flows for cities to enabling the mainstreaming of urban climate action worldwide. Notable successes to date include a State of Cities Climate Finance report released in 2015, a very active Project Preparation practitioners’ working group that has also hosted several practitioners’ forums, and the advocacy role the CCFLA has played within the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action-MPGCA and under the Marrakech Roadmap for Action on Localizing Climate Finance.

CPI has recently assumed the role of the organization’s Secretariat for a minimum two-year period. In partnership with the organization’s members, CPI will help set and implement a strategy that will support CCFLA in meeting its ambitions in advancing climate finance for cities.


To facilitate the success of the CCFLA, CPI is seeking a dynamic, highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated Project Coordinator to join our team.  The Project Coordinator will have a dual role of communications and coordination. Day-to-day tasks will range from planning and executing high-level events to crafting high-quality PowerPoint decks, grant reporting, and providing updates to CCFLA Members and stakeholders.

You will be adept at understanding and communicating context around a complex, impact-driven suite of initiatives, and have a key eye for detail. You will work in close cooperation with a range of national and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to build on their career in the international development and/or climate change arena.

The position reports to the CCFLA Project Manager.


Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Under the direction of the CCFLA Project Manager, draft internal and external written products including emails, memos, meeting and event summaries, press releases, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters and other communications products
  • Be responsible for social media (including designing posts and promoting CCFLA activities)
  • Coordinate and organize high level events with CCFLA members and stakeholders
  • Coordinate action group calls and meetings including preparing and circulating agendas, taking minutes and following up on actions arising
  • Support the Project Manager on reporting requirements to the program’s funders
  • Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality CCFLA products on tight timelines, including full reports and executive summaries
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe


  • Mid-level professional experience in an international nonprofit, government, multi-lateral institution, financial services, or management consulting environment
  • Knowledge and experience in communications and project management is required
  • Knowledge of cities policy environment, and/or key sustainable urban issues is highly desirable
  • Familiarity in the areas of climate finance, international climate policy, sustainable investing trends, and/or sustainable land use is desirable but not essential
  • BA or BS degree in International Development/Affairs, Public Policy, Economics, Communication, Finance (or related, relevant field) required
  • Master’s degree in one of the above fields preferred
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required; other language skills desirable


  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • You are extremely organized, capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities at any one time
  • You are detail orientated, managing your workload with a perfect balance of efficiency and speed
  • You are self-motivated and capable of working with intermediate supervision
  • You are able to keep calm under pressure and perform all tasks with absolute professionalism


Visit our website to apply.

With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience match the primary duties and responsibilities listed as well as why you want to work at CPI.

The position will remain open until we find the right candidate to join our team. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and we therefore encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

CPI is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role so candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK/EU at time of application.

Climate Policy Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.