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Policy Manager - International

Monash University
  • Job No.: 659277
  • Location: Melbourne CBD
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment
  • Remuneration: $112,694 - $124,394 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)  
  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

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The Organisation

Climateworks Centre is an expert, independent adviser, acting as a bridge between research and action to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It also benefits from strong relationships with an international network of affiliated organisations that support effective policies, financing, and action for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Climateworks was co-founded in 2009 by The Myer Foundation and Monash University and works within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. If you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about climate action and international policy? Do you have experience in leading policy influencing initiatives and providing expert advice to diverse stakeholders? Do you want to join a dynamic and collaborative team that works to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions across Australia and Southeast Asia?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be the perfect candidate for the Policy Manager - International role at Climateworks Centre.

Climateworks Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with government, business and the community to drive Australia’s transition to a prosperous, net zero emissions future. We also support the development and implementation of low-carbon solutions in Southeast Asia, in alignment with Australian objectives and regional needs.

As the Policy Manager - International, you will be responsible for:

  • Lead projects which advance Climateworks policy work by undertaking research and engagement to influence policy making, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia
  • Provide strategic advice in the development of Climateworks’ strategy, business plan and policy influencing plans
  • Support the effective communication of Climateworks research by preparing and refining project materials using a range of mediums
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of strategies that build ambition and effective policy implementation by governments in Southeast Asia, including through engaging with the corporate and community sectors and other key external stakeholders
  • Build and maintain key relationships with government departments, business organisations, community groups, research organisations and professionals

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Extensive experience in strategic government relations and external relationships
  • At least five years of experience in international policy, preferably in the climate change or energy sector
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex policy influencing projects and initiatives, from design to delivery and evaluation
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in developing professional communication material and delivering effective presentations aimed at influencing or developing policy
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, and social drivers and barriers to climate action in Southeast Asia, and the opportunities and challenges for Australian engagement
  • A high level of professionalism, integrity, and commitment to Climateworks’ vision and mission

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

To Apply

Please submit a current copy of your resume along with a cover letter in which you address how you meet the key selection criteria

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Trang Nguyen, Southeast Asia Lead, Climateworks Centre, +61 448 763 557 or [email protected] using the subject line: Policy Manager - International enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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Policy Manager - International

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