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Senior Manager, Zero Emission Freight

C40 Cities


Copenhagen, London, New York, Washington DC


Not stated

Fixed Term


Until filled

Monday, October 2, 2023



Full Time, Domestic Travel, International Travel



GBP £60,480 per annum





C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities, who are working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis, and create a future where everyone, everywhere can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities. Through a Global Green New Deal, mayors are working alongside a broad coalition of representatives from labour, business, the youth climate movement and civil society to go further and faster than ever before. 

C40’s team of 350 + staff with offices in London, in New York, Johannesburg, Singapore, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations, with the Office of the Chair based in London.


The strategic direction of the organisation is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors which is chaired by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A nine-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.

Our international staff work with the C40 network under the leadership of city governments to deliver this mission. Using a data-driven approach, our team identifies and promotes the exchange of proven programmes and policies developed by cities; provides world-class research, technical expertise and access to key partners to deliver new programmes and policies with cities; and communicates cities’ individual achievements and collective leadership.

Diversity statement

C40 is committed to supporting and promoting equity and diversity and creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We believe that when people with different life experiences are involved in decision-making, we deliver better. 

We believe having a diverse workforce ensures we connect better with all the different communities and people affected by the climate crisis. This enables us to make better decisions which lead to better outcomes in the work we do through increased creativity, productivity, greater global impact alongside a broader perspective and approach to our work.

We welcome applicants that are diverse in terms of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is for C40 to be an environment where everyone, from any background, can flourish and can be themselves whilst contributing to our mission. If you identify as a person with a disability, we work to provide reasonable appropriate measures and any additional support needed to provide an equitable working experience. If you are living with a disability, chronic illness or neurodiversity please inform us, to provide you with the proper assistance in the application process.

C40 promotes a work culture where staff can input to improve equity, diversity and inclusion through staff-led groups and formal forums. We know that creating our ideal working environment is a learning process and we are committed to the ongoing effort.

C40 Climate Solutions and Networks

The Senior Manager will have to work with multiple teams across C40, including Communications Communications and Events, Campaigns and Climate Solutions and Networks (CSN). The CSN team oversees six program areas focused on priority climate action sectors and interventions: Energy and Buildings; Transportation; Urban Planning; Food and Waste; Air Quality; and Climate Resilience. Through networks, cities find opportunities to undertake joint projects in areas of mutual interest and benefit. C40 networks also amplify individual city solutions by providing a global platform for showcasing city success. The result is that cities' climate actions to reduce GHGs, air pollutants and climate risks are bolder, fairer, and more impactful than if they were to go it alone. A number of these programs and networks also offer direct support to cities through technical assistance projects, training, tools, and resources, often in conjunction with other C40 teams and programs. 

The Transportation Programme supports the creation of compact and connected cities and the reduction of emissions from the transportation sector. The programme helps cities: 1) reduce the need for journeys through compact, connected planning; 2) shift journeys to low-carbon modes of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling; 3) improve the efficiency of public and private fleets by transitioning to zero emission vehicles; and 4) adapt and make transport infrastructure more resilient so it meets the needs of a changing climate. The Zero Emission Freight programme supports cities to improve public health and reduce climate pollution by accelerating the uptake of zero emission freight vehicles, systems and the deployment of necessary infrastructure that supports the decarbonisation of the freight sector.


Position Description

The Senior Manager: Outreach and Engagement is a new role that will manage and coordinate cross-regional communication for the C40/Climate Pledge Zero Emission Freight Partnership. Working closely with colleagues in the Communications and Campaigns teams, this role will support the Head: Zero Emission Freight with the communication and campaigns strategies for the programme, supporting the development and maintenance of relationships  with the funder and the regional teams from Latin America and India.

This role, working together with the Head: Zero Emission Freight, the Director of Transport and the Director of Climate Action Implementation and C40's Communications and Campaigns teams, and in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, will ensure the alignment of communications and campaign activities with the goals of the overall programme, as well as the goals of the regional teams in India and Latin America for the zero emission freight programme.

The postholder will support the delivery of the Zero Emission Freight partnership at global and regional levels .  They will be an organised and proactive individual with good communication, interpersonal and coordination skills.

The successful candidate will be a quick learner who thrives in dynamic, collaborative environments and is skilled in stakeholder engagement, communications and coordination  across regions, teams and  diverse groups of stakeholders. 


  • Manage and coordinate  the Zero Emission Freight Partnership communication and campaign activities with C40’s global Communications and Campaigns teams, ensuring alignment between funder and  organisation-wide communications goals;

  • Prepare compelling and visual reports, presentations, and other knowledge-sharing products, based on relevant material and draft internal reports from other members of the team to support the dissemination of project results, best practices, and lessons learned;

  • Ensure that C40’s Zero Emission Freight campaign is consistent with C40’s Communications & Events Strategy, and aligns with C40’s overall mission, voice and graphic identity;

  • Liaise with partners and other C40 teams to request input and approvals for publications, events and other relevant materials;

  • Collaborate on the creation of  toolkits, for cities, partners and key stakeholders to communicate about events, announcements and campaigns;

  • Actively participate and, where relevant, support in the development and delivery of key advocacy and campaigning efforts related to various findings and issues from the zero emission freight partnership;

  • Support effective coordination and communication between ZEF Programme and other teams such as the Transport Team, Climate Action Implementation, Inclusive Climate Action, and other internal C40 teams and the programme’s donor;

  • Support global project management and regional work planning and tracking, ensuring information is available, organised, easy to access and up to date;

  • Update the internal team and partners on planning progress and highlight risks when appropriate;

  • Work closely with the India and Latin America ZEF teams to provide strategic support to regional delivery and ensure synergy and cross-regional collaboration, whenever possible;

  • Other duties as assigned.


 Person Specification:

The candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who has the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and will enjoy working in a virtual but collaborative environment. 

  • Ability to communicate complex policy in a simple way to a non-technical audience 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Fluent in English; ability to speak other languages, specifically Spanish and/or Portuguese, a plus. 

  • Experience in managing or working in complex multi-stakeholder and / or multi-disciplinary processes,

  • Working knowledge of cities and urban issues or working directly in or for municipal administrations. 

  • Project and partner coordination experience and track record of delivering projects in a challenging and evolving environment is essential 

  • A collaborative working style and experience of working across teams is essential

  • Works well on their own initiative and can be relied on to get the job done in a busy working environment

  • Excellent multitasking, organisational and time-management skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Other Requirements: 

Applicants must already have the right to work in the country of the selected location. Some travel may be required as part of the role. 

Reporting To: TBC

Term: Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2025

Location: Copenhagen, London, New York, Washington DC

Salary: (Grade 3) Copenhagen DKK 657,632, London GBP £60,480, USA (NYC and DC) -USD102,382


Application Process:

Closing date for applications is Monday 2nd October 2023 at 5pm BST. C40 reserves the right to close this job opening before the closing date for applications so please do submit applications early.

To learn more about the work of C40 and our cities, please visit, follow us on Twitter @c40cities and like us on Facebook at

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C40 is an equal opportunities employer.

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Posted Date:

Sep 18, 2023


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