Climate Change Manager, Wallingford, United Kingdom


CABI Wallingford




Wallingford – Hybrid working considered

Job Summary

Purpose of the role: The purpose of the Climate Change Manager is to lead CABI’s work under the Medium Term Strategy (MTS) 2023-2025 – addressing climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience in agriculture and the environment. Leveraging CABI’s past experiences and current expertise on climate-smart agriculture and nature-based solutions, the job holder will be responsible for coordinating CABI’s efforts to make significant, reputable and science-based contributions to national, regional, and international processes to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead implementation of the CABI MTS goal on climate change and support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team to track climate impacts across the organisation.
  • Coordinate actions to achieve CABI’s research aims on climate adaptation, resilience, and greenhouse gas mitigation in its 2022-2025 Science Strategy.
  • Identify climate funding mechanisms and support the development of new climate change projects and programmes across CABI’s international development teams, in close collaboration with CABI’s Project Development Group.

  • Develop new partnerships to help CABI deliver its climate resilience and adaptation aims in its 2023-2025 MTS, including support to the Key Account Managers and the Partnerships Development Director, and engagement in relevant networks and alliances
  • Line management of staff in the Climate Change department, under International Development, and any short-term consultants hired to deliver specific strategic climate change activities.
  • Represent and promote CABI globally, to raise CABI’s profile, share scientific insights from CABI’s work, foster the development of new and strategic partnerships and business opportunities, and work with the Communications team to improve the visibility and external awareness of CABI’s climate change work.
  • Contribute technical expertise to International Development projects and programmes, including PlantwisePlus.
  • Contribute to the publication of scientific research on climate adaptation and resilience in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ensure adherence to CABI policies and procedures, including HR and health and safety requirements, financial and project management procedures, and IPR procedures.

CABI reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date if a suitable number of applications are received.

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Tags: biodiversity, climate change, monitoring evaluation and learning, scientific research