Climate Justice Lead, Christian Aid


Multiple locations


Saturday, 26 February 2022

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Dependent on country location


Full Time





Job Description

The role will lead our public policy work on Christian Aid’s climate justice campaign, and act as strategic lead and thought leader in this area. The role will be responsible for shaping, steering, and delivering our climate justice strategy, policy analysis, positioning, and research and writing on the climate crisis, in line with our strategic approach to poverty, power and prophetic voice. The postholder will have expertise on the poverty dimensions of climate justice will have a deep knowledge of climate-related issues, particularly loss and damage and access to sustainable energy. Managing a small group of climate justice policy staff and working with a wider team of colleagues across the department, they will deliver excellent applied and evidence-based policy outputs, which are rooted in our programme experience in this area. The role will be part of Christian Aid’s public and programme policy expertise, acting as an external spokesperson, playing an active and visible role in climate-related coalitions and networks of which we’re a part, and feeding into strategic decision-making by the policy, public affairs and campaigns department, and the wider organization.


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Role and Responsibilities


  • External The role will represent Christian Aid in other global civil society coalitions and ensure that our work on climate justice is informed by and coordinated with broader civil society movements. The role will also represent Christian Aid at high level with key targeted institutions and donors.

  • Internal As part of a whole of programme approach, the role will have direct collaboration with the country teams and programme policy advisors to ensure that our public policy is rooted in our country level work. The role will work closely with colleagues both in PPC and across Christian Aid with responsibility for leading policy in a cross organizational team working on the delivery of the climate justice campaign.

Decision making

  • Budgetary/savings responsibility The role will have direct responsibility for a defined budget for delivering the work, and to identify, secure and manage external sources of funding. The role will have significant and regular decision-making responsibility for work on climate justice.

Analytical skills 

  • The role requires strong skills in strategic analysis and planning. It requires a good understanding of the key issues, institutions, and debates on the issues of climate justice, and how they relate to international development. This analysis and planning will be carried out with a global perspective, ensuring that staff and partner knowledge is informing our thinking, and that our policy work reflects the priorities and experiences of people living in poverty.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 


  • A graduate qualification in a related discipline

  • Excellent knowledge and policy expertise in current policy debates, trends, and analytical frameworks around climate justice issues particularly climate finance, loss and damage and/ or access to sustainable energy

  • Experience of engagement in multi-lateral processes which deliver change on climate justice.

  • Policy research experience in climate-related issues, including familiarity with experience of designing, commissioning, and managing research projects, including use of quantitative, qualitative & participatory methods.

  • Experience of advocacy, communications, media and/or similar climate-related work in an NGO, or public policy setting

  • An understanding of gender and racial Justice and decolonisation and how they relate to Climate Justice.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications experience, especially the ability to communicate complex issues simply to non-specialist audiences

  • Line management experience

  • Experience of working to deadlines and prioritising work effectively

  • Experience of planning and leading cross-organisational projects and of working in networks and coalitions

  • Budget management experience


  • Post graduate qualification in relevant subject

  • Experience of working with civil society organisation in the global South

  • Ability to work in French, Spanish or another international language an advantage

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