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Ipieca is hiring a Senior Manager - Nature

About Ipieca

Ipieca is the global oil and gas association dedicated to advancing environmental and social performance across the energy transition. It brings together members and stakeholders to lead in integrating sustainability by advancing climate action, environmental responsibility and social performance across oil, gas, and renewables activities. Ipieca was founded at the request of the United Nations Environment Programme in 1974. Through its non-lobby and collaborative approach Ipieca remains the industry’s principal channel of engagement with the UN.

Through its member led working groups and executive leadership, Ipieca brings together the collective expertise of oil and gas companies and associations. Its unique position within the industry enables its members to respond effectively to key environmental and social issues including oil spill response; global climate change; fuels and products; health; biodiversity; social responsibility; water and sustainability reporting. Our vision centres on Climate, Nature, People and Sustainability, with a strong focus on Sustainable Development.

Ipieca's Nature programmes

Ipieca promotes environmentally responsible operations across the oil, gas, and alternative energy sector to advance protection of the natural environment, minimise and mitigate risks and impacts from operations and products, and support the energy transition.

Ipieca convenes industry and stakeholders to identify, develop and promote good practices in operations, joint ventures, and the supply chain, covering a full spectrum of nature-related issues including biodiversity and ecosystem services, water management, oil spill preparedness and response, nature positive, impact assessment and circular economy. Ipieca aims to facilitate good environmental practices and advance efficient use of natural resources across the energy transition as oil and gas remains an important part of the energy mix.

Responsibilities

The Senior Manager, Nature should be a contact point and subject matter expert for Ipieca’s nature programs. The main responsibilities of this position are (but are not limited) to:

  • Lead and promote nature programs both within and outside of Ipieca.
  • Actively support and coordinate the Environmental Group and Marine Spill Group and their associated Task Forces to ensure the success of their respective programs.
  • Represent and lead the nature program in meetings, including additional sessions to the monthly business plan meetings, to ensure coordination between themes and cross-cutting topics.
  • Understand, maintain, and develop relationships with UN bodies (including and IMO) and other key strategic partnerships within the nature program (e.g., CSBI, IUCN, WBCSD) and where appropriate be seen as the lead externally.
  • Represent Ipieca at relevant conferences, workshops, and other specialist meetings.
  • Support the Ipieca Leadership Team in member recruitment and seeking out opportunities for new Ipieca members through outreach efforts.
  • Providing secretariat support and input where required on internal tasks and issues.
  • Assist in the shaping and informing of Ipieca’s planning process, and its overall strategy and direction.
  • Be a point of contact for junior staff, providing a role model and communicating their concerns upwards whilst supporting working practices downwards.
  • Champion ongoing secretariat issues to support directors/executive director including:
    • Strategic Planning
    • Communications
    • Training and development
    • Policies/protocols
  • Be a leadership focal point if the Executive Director and Environment Director are unavailable (e.g., if both are travelling and uncontactable).
  • Lead on ad-hoc federal activities as required.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to organise own workload and support multiple projects in busy work environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work with senior individuals
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint
  • (Minimum of a) Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five years of relevant professional experience

Background on workstream

Further details of the principle workstreams associated with this role can be found through the links below:

Additional information

  • Agile and remote working available
  • Full benefits package 
  • Salary is subject to experience, band £45-50k per annum

How to apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to avella.daley@ipieca.org by 16th December 2022.


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