Saturday, April 12, 2014

Strategic Engagement & Comm. Adviser - British High Commission (Apply by: 16 April 2014)



Job Title (including Dept):
Strategic Engagement and Communications Adviser, Energy Climate and Growth Unit, BHC/DFID
Location:






New Delhi
Grade of Job:
B3(L)
Successor Start Date
June 2014

Type of Employment
2 Years Contract
FORWARD JOB DESCRIPTION (FJD)/JOB SPECIFICATION

Main purpose of job:
To support the joint Energy Climate and Growth Unit of the BHC/DFID by constructing a convincing advocacy narrative around energy, climate and growth with a view to help shift perceptions and frame the policy debate in India.  This will include:
-          ensuring strategic engagement with media, parliamentarians and other key stakeholder in the sustainability debate around India’s development aspirations.
-          understanding the domestic drivers, parliamentary dynamics around climate change and energy
-          and leading the strategic communications work to build and support the UK’s wider efforts on sustainable development in India.
Main duties and responsibilities, and the percentage of your time they  occupy:
Type of work
Duties & responsibilities
% of time
Political/Project management

Communications
Responsible for implementation of ECGU communications strategy. This will include:
-       Stakeholder mapping, collating and aligning messages;
-       spotting opportunities for media/other communications engagement around visits and on-going programmes;
-       working with Press and Communications departments at British High Commission and DFID to ensure joined-up, coherent messaging
-       Developing and inputting into existing UK government communications tools to ensure that ECGU messages are succinct and are disseminated widely.
50%
Political/Project management

Parliamentary engagement
-       Coordinate ECGU’s parliamentary engagement across the British High Commission network.
-       Day-to-day management of the ECGU parliamentary engagement work.
-       Understand parliamentary and party-political dynamics
-       Support further engagement with elected representatives at state and national level, including through on-going projects involving elected representatives.
20%

Political/Project management
Visit Support
Provide support for result based delivery of inward and outward high level visits focused on achieving ECGU objectives.
-       Support in developing programme and briefs for the visitor
-       Scope out and secure opportunities for the visitor to deliver ECGU messages to critical stakeholders.
-       Develop and support implementation of a media plan around the visit.

20%
Political/Project management
Political analysis 
-       Keep abreast of the recent developments in India’s position and policy relating to international environmental, climate treaties and protocols.
-       Develop and nurture networks across varied stakeholders and experts (including in the parliamentary system, government and NGO sector) to help deliver the analysis.
-       Support HMG projects and programmes on climate change-related issues, including with relevant departments in Government of India.
10%
Brief description of the job along with development opportunities for the candidate
This is an opportunity to work on some of the key forward-looking elements underpinning UK-India bilateral relations.  The job offers the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of international climate, energy and economic policy and play a leading role in forging stronger and mutually-rewarding partnerships between India and the UK/EU. 

The job will focus on building a full range of contacts across government, parliament, the NGO sector and industry in order to help the wider ECGU team deliver its objectives.  Using this network, the incumbent will be expected to create and help disseminate a credible narrative around debates on climate change (including India’s role in the international negotiation processes), India’s energy security and India’s low carbon sustainable development policies. The incumbent will be required to use strategic advocacy tools to enhance and disseminate UK messages around these issues.  Previous experience in political analysis, working on strategic advocacy and understanding parliament would be an asset.  An understanding of the context of climate change and sustainable development would be useful but expertise is not essential.
The Energy Climate and Growth Unit (a cross-government team made up of FCO and DFID staff) works towards creating real, measurable outcomes in support of one of the UK’s international policy priority areas.  The programme focuses on promoting sustainable, low carbon global growth and is consistent with the UK’s development objectives of promoting sustainable development and improving welfare.  
Resources managed - staff and expenditure:
Not direct responsibility for staff or expenditure. But contributes to programme management.

1.         Key competences required for the job (the four most important):


Essential
Useful
Communicating and influencing
Managing external relations
Delivering results
Taking a wider perspective

2.         Specific specialised knowledge, qualifications or experience required for this job.

Essential on arrival: Political analysis, communications, sustainable development
Useful or training/guidance given once in job: Climate change and energy
Educational Qualification:  Post Graduate degree in relevant discipline
Work Experience: 5 years work experience desirable


3.         Other job-related or local special factors not mentioned above, including any requirement for special security clearances:


Security Clearance Level required:  As per policy

4.         Training requirements.



Essential
Useful
Climate change and energy
Foreign Policy Framework

5.         Language: English

6.         Starting Salary:
For BHC candidates, the LE BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, Salary will be Rs. 37,312/- per month together with a 12% provident fund and 6% special allowance.

Additionally the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with Rs 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family. 

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 force is 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.

To apply:
Please note applications without (a), (b) and (c) will not be considered.


  • Complete the Job Application Form
  • Attach Statement of Suitability (no more than 1 page of A4) setting out why you are the suitable person for this role. Your statement should include clear examples of how you meet the key competences.
  • Attach a detailed CV

We will accept only online applications. Please quote "Strategic Engagement and Communications Adviser, B3(L)" in the subject line and send to NDRecruitone@fco.gov.uk by 16th April 2014  midnight 2400 hrs.


Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

7.     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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