South Pole

Energie, Mines, Matière première
Dakar, , Sénégal

South Pole

Energie, Mines, Matière première Dakar, , Sénégal

Government Engagement Specialist & Carbon Market Expert Africa

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal| Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 28 Mai
  • Secteur d'activité Energie, Mines, Matière première
  • Nombre de postes 01

  • South Pole is looking for a Senior Managing Consultant to strengthen our team in Africa and play two key roles: enhance our company’s engagement with governments and contribute to regional consultancy assignments and business development efforts.
  • As the Senior Managing Consultant, you will ensure good relationships with key government departments to support South Pole’s business development activities and promote the company as a thought leader in carbon markets.
  • You will also ensure the timely delivery of high-quality consultancy assignments to international, regional and local clients.
  • You will be responsible for developing and implementing a targeted government engagement plan and the overall management of proposals on climate change policies, carbon markets and climate finance, and projects implementation.
  • In addition, you will provide technical guidance to consultancy assignments and act as the main point of contact for specific clients when implementing assignments.
  • Short-listed candidates will have an excellent understanding of global and regional climate policy as well as an established network of relevant policy-makers, ideally with prior experience working in government engagement and policy development-related work and/or in consultancy.
  • Manage and supervise large/complex consultancy assignments throughout their entire project cycle: initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive engagement plan with several governments in Africa on topics related to carbon markets and Article 6

  • Represent South Pole and lead some business development efforts in the region

  • Provide technical leadership for the development of proposals and implementation of advisory mandates for the corporate and public sector clients on topics such as carbon market instruments, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, climate policy implementation and financing, sustainable development plans and strategies (e.g. NDCs), and carbon offset procurement strategies

  • Interact and build relationships with our international, regional and/or local clients and manage the timely delivery of assignments

  • Contribute to knowledge-sharing activities and expand skills and knowledge linked to the topics and services offered by South Pole

  • Lead and directly manage small teams of consultants in a multi-cultural and multi-geography context

  • Contribute to the development of South Pole’s thought leadership activities, services, products, marketing materials and offerings


  • University degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related field

  • Extensive experience working in the field of climate change or sustainability 

  • Relevant network of regional and national climate policy-makers in Africa

  • Excellent understanding of carbon markets and climate finance developments in the region

  • Excellent project management skills, from both a technical and administrative standpoint, and proven ability to guide project teams in a multi-cultural and multi-geography context

  • Excellent writing skills, with proven expertise in creating and reviewing high-quality written documents (proposals and deliverables)

  • Excellent stakeholder and client management skills

  • Autonomous and proactive, yet strong ability to work collaboratively

  • Demonstrable commercial skills and good business sense so as to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment

  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS products (Word, Excel)

  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and French

  • Industry-relevant connections, with a network of potential clients, collaborators and other relevant stakeholders such as governments, development finance institutions, development agencies, and other public or private donors/stakeholders in Africa

  • Experience working and/or advising on green finance schemes and market-based climate finance instruments

  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment

  • Oral and/or written skills in other regionally relevant languages.

  • At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career.
  • By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do.
  • You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

500 à 999 personnes


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