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Location: Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Frankfurt am Main (Germany); or London (United Kingdom). All locations include flexibility to work from home regularly.
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week

About the role

Team: Market Engagement
Reports to: Director, Market Engagement

On 3 November 2021, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of a new standard-setting board—the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)—to help meet the demand from international investors for high-quality, transparent, reliable and comparable reporting by companies on climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. The ISSB builds on the success of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as well as the work of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and the Value Reporting Foundation (formerly IIRC and SASB), which both consolidated with the IFRS Foundation in 2022.

The Technical Market Engagement Manager will work with the Director of Market Engagement and the ISSB standard-setting team to effectively facilitate technical feedback, communications and relationship management across internal teams and a broad external stakeholder base. This will include project management and stakeholder engagement. This role will establish outreach plans for external engagement to support standard-setting projects, bringing together standard-setting staff, communications staff and outreach staff. This role will also steward the ISSB Technical Reference Group (TRG), a consultative body that provides technical advice and support to ISSB and standard-setting staff.

The Technical Market Engagement Manager will be comfortable thinking and communicating with technical detail while also staying aligned with strategic priorities. They will enjoy relationship management and be comfortable speaking with a range of stakeholders. They might also bring direct experience facilitating corporate roundtable meetings or leading sessions designed to solicit stakeholder feedback. This is an exciting role for a person who likes to design and implement robust project plans to ensure they and others engage with external stakeholders successfully.

Key responsibilities

  • Project manage outreach plans for technical consultations and public comment periods.
  • Manage the recruitment process for the ISSB TRG and support TRG members with timely updates and effective communications during their membership.
  • Facilitate the transfer of expert feedback, insights and perspectives into the research and standard-setting projects of the ISSB.
  • Support the stakeholder engagement strategy for proactively building strategic relationships with key market and jurisdictional participants that can support the ISSB’s mission and standard-setting agenda.
  • Ensure good record-keeping for engagement with external stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate ISSB standard-setting progress and key milestones to internal stakeholders.
  • Contribute to technical communications, educational materials, workshops and speaking engagements as needed.

Skills, experience and qualifications sought

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills and ability to facilitate dialogue with a diverse group of industry experts.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of the IFRS Foundation and the International Sustainability Standards Board.
  • Collaborative work style with an ability to be effective both as an individual contributor and project manager in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment.
  • Enthusiasm for entrepreneurial environments; comfort with fast-changing conditions.
  • Experience working with one or more of the following audiences: sustainability professionals (within companies or NGOs/civil society), investment analysts/portfolio managers, corporate financial analysts, consultants and/or accountants.
  • Strong understanding of the sustainability disclosure landscape is a big plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills is a plus (eg pivot tables, conditional formatting, advanced formulas, etc.).
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and speaking skills across a range of formats and audiences.
  • Significant relevant experience. (Note: the most important qualifications are related to the skills mentioned above, and good candidates could be either established in their careers or newer in their professional lives.)

The IFRS Foundation operates under a multi-location model with offices around the world; early mornings and late nights will be required from time to time. There is also flexibility in the time when you do your work during the day.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé to recruitment@ifrs.orgPlease include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in (in the subject line of your email); and
  • covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

Closing date: Ongoing

Interviews are held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process. Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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