C40 Summit Delivery Senior Project Manager

Executive Director's Office and Governance · Buenos Aires, C40
Department Executive Director's Office and Governance
Employment Type Fixed Term
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $35,210


C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities, who are working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis, and create a future where everyone, everywhere can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities. Through a Global Green New Deal, mayors are working alongside a broad coalition of representatives from labour, business, the youth climate movement and civil society to go further and faster than ever before. 

C40’s team of 200+ staff is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Johannesburg, Singapore, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris, and individual staff based across 25+ different locations, with the Office of the Chair based in London. 

The strategic direction of the organisation is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors which is chaired by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. A nine-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.

Our international staff work with the C40 network under the leadership of city governments to deliver this mission. Using a data-driven approach, our team identifies and promotes the exchange of proven programmes and policies developed by cities; provides world-class research, technical expertise and access to key partners to deliver new programmes and policies with cities; and communicates cities’ individual achievements and collective leadership.

Diversity Statement

C40 is committed to supporting and promoting equity and diversity and creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We believe that when people with different life experiences are involved in decision-making, we deliver better. 

We believe having a diverse workforce ensures we connect better with all the different communities and people affected by the climate crisis. This enables us to make better decisions which lead to better outcomes in the work we do through increased creativity, productivity, greater global impact alongside a broader perspective and approach to our work.

We welcome applicants that are diverse in terms of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is for C40 to be an environment where everyone, from any background, can flourish and can be themselves whilst contributing to our mission. If you identify as a person with a disability, we work to provide reasonable appropriate measures and any additional support needed to provide an equitable working experience. If you are living with a disability, chronic illness or neuro diversity please inform us, to provide you with the proper assistance in the application process.

C40 promotes a work culture where staff can input to improve equity, diversity and inclusion through staff-led groups and formal forums. We know that creating our ideal working environment is a learning process and we are committed to the ongoing effort.

C40 World Mayors Summit

The C40 World Mayors Summit is the milestone meeting of C40’s member cities. This will be the seventh C40 Summit since the first in 2005.  Previous Summits have been in-person events, however, taking into account the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and our responsibility to reducing our carbon footprint the Chair of C40 and C40’s Management have agreed to hosting its 2022 Summit without an invited international audience. It will comprise closed door in-person working sessions for Mayors with streamed public facing sessions. If the pandemic has eased in the city where the summit will take place there may be an opportunity for some live events with a local audience. 

Position Description

C40 seeks a dynamic, motivated, self-starter to support the delivery of C40’s 2022 Summit in Buenos Aires. The C40 Summit Delivery Senior Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the Head of C40 Summit Delivery in planning and implementing the event, working closely with colleagues throughout the organisation to ensure that C40 is able to deliver a world class event.


  • Work with the City of Buenos Aires to deliver the logistics, production and other activities associated with the C40 Summit and ensure that they meet the requirements of the host city contract and will deliver a world class event 
  • Establish and manage the systems and processes required to track all the delivery aspects for the C40 Summit
  • Liaise with speakers for briefings and requirements;
  • Manage budgets and accurately track and consolidate expenditure; 
  • Manage complex guest databases, coordinate invitations & registration to the C40 Summit;
  • Provide guidance and management to other members of the staff in advance and during the Summit ensuring that deadlines are met and and work is to a high stand standard; 
  • Support C40 initiative and city teams to ensure that events align with C40’s mission and design event programming to achieve high-quality, well-run event
  • Coordinate with C40 Communications Team to develop and manage event marketing and branding
  • Assist in all post-event follow-up work including ensuring invoices are paid to vendors and suppliers, preparing wrap-up correspondence and final event report

Person Specification:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage professionally with C40 cities
  • Strong coordination and event management (logistics) experience.
  • Experience managing events agencies, including the procurement and contracting process
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail and a delivery-oriented approach

Other Requirements:

Applicants must already have the right to work in Argentina. Moderate travel will be required as part of the role.

Term: Fixed Term Contract until end December 2022

Location: Argentina

Salary: $35,210 (Grade 3)

Application Process:

Closing date for applications is Friday 28 January 2022.

C40 reserves the right to close this job opening before the closing date for applications so please do submit applications early.

To learn more about the work of C40 and our cities, please visit www.c40.org, follow us on Twitter @c40cities and like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/C40Cities.

For any queries about the role, please contact careers@C40.org

C40 is an equal opportunities employer.

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  • Location
    Buenos Aires, C40
  • Department
    Executive Director's Office and Governance
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation