View Vacancy – Climate Change Policy Manager, C4, Islamabad

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)


Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.’’

Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, the start date of employment mentioned in the advert is tentative, subject to normal business of British High Commission. All recruitment campaigns will remain open for applications, we will progress the recruitment process as swiftly as possible and continue to review all applications, monitor progress and developments. We will be in touch with you for the interviews/ should there be further updates on the application, however given the circumstances, kindly expect some delay in response and please reach out to if you have any further questions.

Main purpose of job:

To coordinate British High Commission Islamabad’s work to combat Climate Change, including diplomatic action to support delivery of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in December 2020.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • To coordinate implementation of the High Commission’s COP26 strategy for Pakistan, working closely with economic, political, prosperity and communications colleagues. This will include ensuring that delivery COP26 objectives supports [long-term decarbonisation, and resilience & adaptation objectives in Pakistan, including clean growth, energy transition, transport and industrial decarbonisation, nature-based solutions and green finance.
  • To coordinate with colleagues working across the UK’s network in Pakistan, in particular DIT, DFID and the Deputy High Commission in Karachi. Working with DFID team leading on resilience, adaptation, energy and low carbon development to ensure that the messaging is coherent and coordinated;
  • To coordinate with Whitehall colleagues on engagement with Pakistan, advising on local sensitivities and Pakistan’s priorities; including briefing for ministers and senior officials.
  • To liaise with officials in the Pakistan government (in particular the Ministry of Climate Change) on policy and operational elements of delivering COP26. This will include advising and supporting engagement between senior officials (including the Heads of Mission) and Ministers.
  • To coordinate and liaise with Pakistani stakeholders (other than government) working on COP26 negotiations;
  • To plan and implement engagement with non-Government actors. This will include building relationships with working level contacts in sub-national authorities (cities, states, provinces), representatives of  businesses, and civil society activists
  • To manage Ministerial and official visits from the UK related to COP26 and climate events in Pakistan. This could include planning and advising on visit agendas, coordinating with media colleagues, and supporting in events as required.
  • Contribute to the corporate life of the High Commission.

Language requirements:  

Language:  Fluent written and spoken English and Urdu.  

Level of language required:  minimum level required C1 under the CEFRL or equivalent.

Learning and development opportunities: 

The FCO is committed to providing learning and development opportunities to all its employees, including:  

1.     Formal in-house and external training.

2.     Coaching, mentoring and job shadowing.

3.     Structured learning on the job, including stretching objectives and work.

4.     Potential field visits to project deliverables, and attendance to regional conferences.

5.     Online training

Specific to this role, there will be opportunities to attend specific UK Government course on climate change and energy policy.

Essential on arrival:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, for instance, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, Climate and Environment Science, etc.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience working for an organisation in a relevant field, for example, working for/with national or regional government, international organizations or agencies, preferably in climate change.
  • Strong understanding of international climate change policy, with relevant experience including from university or previous professional work experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of managing diverse and senior level relationships.


  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace

5 November 2020

C4 (L)

Fixed Term, Full-time


24 months

South Asia & Afghanistan



British High Commission



1 December 2020

For BHC candidates, the Local BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. Basic Salary will be ­­­­­­PKR 246,648.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance. 

Around half of our work forces are women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.’’

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a)(b) will not be considered.

A.     Complete the Online Application Form

B.    Complete the Motivation Segment and competency based questions in the Online Application Form.

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable). They should also inform their current line managers, and check for the eligibility clause if on probation, else the applications will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by ­­“5 November 2020” 23.55 PKT.

Please Note:

  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

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