The Climate Overshoot Commission, a project of the Paris Peace
Forum, seeks a full-time remote or in-person development manager
for a fixed term contract of roughly 18 months.
The position will be responsible for fundraising for the
Commission and its supporting secretariat. To this end, the
development manager will, among other things:
- Develop and implement a fundraising strategy;
- In cooperation with the executive secretary, establish and
cultivate relationships with prospective and current funders,
primarily philanthropic foundations;
- Lead grant writing, application, negotiation, tracking, and
- Attend some meetings of the Commission.
Depending on the candidate, the position could also include some
communications work. This would entail, in cooperation with the
executive secretary, writing and helping deliver press releases,
newsletters, and regular reports to intergovernmental organizations
and other supporters.
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
The successful candidate:
- Has five or more years of post-university experience, of which
at least three years are in partnership development at a
nongovernmental organization, intergovernmental organization,
foundation, or similar institution;
- Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and communication (both
written and spoken) skills;
- Can establish and maintain relationships with people at diverse
levels of authority;
- Has a strong work ethic;
- Is organized and detail-oriented;
- Is comfortable as part of a small, growing team;
- Can occasionally travel;
- Is knowledgeable of climate change philanthropy, politics, and
- Is fluent in English.
Full-time, contracted fixed term employment until the project
ends, estimated at April 2024. Other arrangements may be
Work may be remote but should include the ability to work with
significant overlap of hours with standard office hours in Central
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience,
starting around 55K EUR per annum.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and CV by
close-of-business Wednesday 24 August by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying “Commission development
manager” in the subject line. Only applications received in English
will be considered.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE OVERSHOOT COMMISSION
The Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot
(the ‘Climate Overshoot Commission’, see https://www.overshootcommission.org/)
is an independent group of eminent global leaders, who will
recommend a strategy to reduce risks should global warming goals be
exceeded. It will meet approximately six times in person in global
locations, leading to a report in late summer 2023.
A Secretariat composed of academic experts and professional
diplomats supports the Commission. The Secretariat is currently
hosted by the Paris Peace Forum (see https://parispeaceforum.org/en/),
an international civil society organization committed to improve