Policy Officer: Surge Africa

June 14, 2024
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Job Description

Role Overview

As the Policy Officer, you will be responsible for managing Surge Africa’s Policy workstream, an area that focuses on Policy & Governance, Finance & Energy, Adaptation, and Climate Security. This role is fully remote.


  • Lead, manage and expand Surge Africa’s policy program and its thematic focus (Energy & Finance, Adaptation, and Climate Security).
  • Manage consultants that support the policy workstream, including support with research development, reviews, stakeholder engagement, hosting sessions etc.
  • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization, and manage existing programs, projects and initiatives as it relates to the policy workstream.
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects, and coordinate cross-project activities within the organisation
  • Track progress of the program, develop reports and evaluation assessments, build and manage relationships with partners and represent the organization as it relates to the work area.
  • Manage budgets and track expenses as it relates to the Policy workstream


  • 3 years or more of working experience in policy or governance/diplomacy-related roles in the climate space.
  • Well-versed in issues around energy, finance, adaptation and reasonable knowledge of climate security.
  • Reasonable knowledge of local and international climate policies and decrees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking and stakeholder management skills.
  • Effective skill in developing and executing both in-person engagements and online events.
  • Competency in digital software and virtual workspaces.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.