NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Engagement Lead (Finance/Industry)

Organisation Name NGO Recruitment
Location Tokyo CBD
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 998867
  • Rare opportunity to tackle climate change at the forefront of the movement
  • Gain sought-after ESG/decarbonization management experience
  • Tokyo-based (hybrid), excellent work life balance, attractive compensation


The Organization
Our client is a newly incorporated Japanese NGO working towards clean energy transition in Japan, governed and led by established and respected directors from leading international financial and legal institutions. The organization is funded by international philanthropic foundations and advocates for environmental protection by engaging with high-emission companies, investors, and industry associations to request them to fully align their emission reduction targets and business practices with the 1.5-degree Paris Agreement goal.
Using a range of strategies including stakeholder advocacy, negotiation, and advice on sustainability initiatives, our client will work with boards and the management of companies to increase understanding of climate risk and opportunities and strengthen climate governance, disclosure, reporting and transition plans. Our client will expand its activities by widening its funder-base and by expanding collaboration with other sustainability-focused expert partners and stakeholders, including leading global climate action organizations, with the vision of a swift transition of the Japanese economy to an emission-free and safe environment. 

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with, and learn from, leading Japanese and global climate action players
  • Remote/shared office hybrid working, vibrant CIC shared Toranomon innovation office hub
  • Develop valuable and in-demand ESG expertise in a collaborative and well-balanced working environment
  • Attractive compensation commensurate with experience

The Role
Reporting to the CEO, you will collaborate with the engagement leads, sharing your finance/industry sector expertise and engaging with target organizations. You will meet and negotiate with a wide range of organizations across the financial services and industry sectors and, with the support of your team, strategize and negotiate for climate action initiatives. Additionally, you will:
  • Collaborate internally and with external partners to maximize engagement capacity
  • Advise the legal engagement lead on finance sector intelligence
  • Perform other duties as required to advance the organization’s agenda

Skills Required
You have experience from the financial services or industrial sector in an outward facing, mid-management or senior level role, such as engagement, business development, partnerships, sales, planning or similar.  You have a sound understanding integrity reporting and strong experience negotiating with large Japanese and multinational corporations at head office level. Importantly, you have the strong desire to use your experience to help achieve carbon neutrality. Additionally, you can bring:
  • Proven success in strategic planning to achieve agreed outcomes
  • Exposure to large, listed companies in Japan; excellent relationship building skills
  • High levels of collaboration, assertive style, not adverse to conflict
  • Ability to work remotely and flexibly across different time-zones 
  • Native level Japanese, professional level English skills

If you would like to use your finance or industry and engagement expertise in a non-profit setting to tackle climate change, and you meet most or even some of the above criteria, please submit an expression of interest by submitting your cover letter and resume quoting reference #998867. Alternatively, call Lois Freeke in Australia (AEDT) in confidence on +61 (0) 3 8080 8978.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.