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Deputy Director, Global Energy Forum and COP Programming, Global Energy Cen

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Deputy Director, Global Energy Forum and COP Programming, Global Energy Cen

Job Type: Full-time

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Deputy Director, Global Energy Forum and COP Programming, Global Energy Center

The Deputy Director, Global Energy Forum and COP Programming will work with the Global Energy Center team to develop innovative, substantive programming at the Center’s annual Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi and at the Center’s major convenings around COP27 and COP28 (and beyond). They will lead substantive, operational, and fundraising efforts to support these initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

For the Global Energy Forum, the Deputy Director will:

  • Work with the Center Senior Director to develop the themes and agenda for the Global Energy Forum;
  • Lead the invitation and outreach process for speakers and attendees;
  • Work with the Director, Global Alliances and Business Strategy to
  • Manage current funders and stakeholders during the Forum and throughout the year;
  • Secure additional necessary sponsorship support and funding for the Forum;
  • Develop and market the Forum and the Atlantic Council with business, government, and other constituencies globally;
  • Assist in the design of Forum event to ensure that the event supports Forum goals in the UAE and in the region, while also being fully consistent with Council standards

For the COP27 and COP28 Programming, the Deputy Director will:

  • Work with the Center Senior Director to develop the themes and agenda for the program;
  • Lead the invitation and outreach process for speakers and attendees;
  • Support fundraising for the program and throughout the year;
  • Develop and market the program and the Atlantic Council with business, government, and other constituencies globally;
  • Assist in the design of the program event to ensure that event supports program goals while also being fully consistent with Council standards;

Qualifications

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience within government service, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and/or academia;
  • Demonstrated substantive expertise on a range of energy and climate issues;
  • Experience in working in the Middle East and/or Eastern Mediterranean region(s);
  • Willingness to travel 25%-35% of the time;
  • Proven track record of utilizing convening to advance policy and substantive aims;
  • Extensive experience in program management and development, preferably in a nonprofit or entrepreneurial environment;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and briefing skills; must be able to write policy-like documents under tight time constraints;
  • A strong and current bipartisan and international network in Washington and beyond among government, business, and civil society;
  • Demonstrated track record in fundraising to include solicitation from high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporate sources;
  • Excellent organizational and management skills;
  • A proven ability to build networks and initiate effective partnerships among expert analysts, government leaders, and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and business executives;
  • A Master’s degree or Doctorate in a relevant field is also highly desirable.

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