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MENA Programme Lead – Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA)

Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA)
MENA Programme Lead
2-year programme

Location: UAE preferred, will consider applicants from wider region e.g. Egypt, Bahrain,Jordan, Morocco


Full-time, 2-year contract

Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis and supercharging industrial decarbonization? Are you interested in being a foundational member of a new organization? If yes, then join our growing team.

The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) is a movement of climate leaders and companies driving industrial decarbonization across the entire value chain of the world’s highest-emitting sectors: aluminum, cement, chemicals, steel, aviation, shipping, and trucking. MPP is charting the inventive steps and radical collaboration to enable commercial-scale First Projects in this decisive decade.

The Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA) is a global multistakeholder initiative created to catalyse decarbonisation across the heavy emitting sectors. With expansive networks across industry, financial institutions, and governments, it brings together global leaders to unlock investment at scale, for the rapid deployment of decarbonisation solutions. Within three years, it aims to significantly grow the pipeline of commercial-scale, clean industrial projects to reduce emissions by 2030 and enable delivery of Paris Agreement-aligned ambition for heavy emitting industry and transport sectors.

Launched in December 2023 at the COP28 World Climate Action Summit, the ITA works in partnership with global institutions, global corporate and finance conveners, and sectoral industry groups among others to accelerate the decarbonisation of harder-to-abate, heavy emitting Industry & Transport sectors. The ITA’s Secretariat is hosted by the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP), and you can find out more here.

The MENA Programme Lead has a fantastic opportunity to lead the development and implementation of the ITA’s engagement strategy within the MENA region. It is a fast-paced, dynamic role, requiring the drive to deliver on the ITA’s mission, solid stakeholder coordination and programs on the ground.

Position Requirements:
  • Mid-career professional with extensive experience in a high-caliber environment (corporate C-Suite, government, or top-tier strategy consulting firm).
  • Prior experience and solid working knowledge of the climate space, in particular of industry, transport & energy decarbonization.
  • Demonstrated experience, familiarity, and ability to operate effectively in the MENA region cultures & working environments.
  • Proven stakeholder engagement experience: bringing together diverse stakeholders from private sector, policy, and finance to work on low-carbon energy solutions.
  • Proactive and a self-starter, appetite for working autonomously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent project management and coordination skills – ability to support a complex programme delivered by a lean team, maintaining direction while adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret data and shape strategies based on insights.
  • Clear, high-quality communication: verbal, written, presentation. Ability to develop compelling narratives based on quantitative and qualitative data, and write concise, well-structured documents conveying clear but subtle messages.
  • Collaborative team player, with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to develop and nurture trusting relationships and partnerships with a range of stakeholders (inc. senior executives) from different organisational and geographical horizons.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, excellent digital skills.
  • Thrives in dynamic, entrepreneurial, intellectual environments & has flexibility in approach.
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.
Additional Desirable Requirements:
  • Established local/regional network relevant to the ITA sectors of focus
  • Commercial deal experience
  • Experience working in/with membership organisations, and the corporate, NGO and policy worlds.
  • Proficiency in Arabic
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrate cultural awareness and adaptability in communication strategies and messaging, respecting the diversity of the region.

This is a new position and an exceptional opportunity for an experienced climate champion to develop and implement a regional programme for the ITA, integrating country engagement, policy advocacy, and partner outreach, while continuously assessing and refining the strategy to optimise the initiative’s impact on a national and regional scale.

The MENA Programme Lead’s responsibilities include:
  • Develop and implement a tailored country/regional programme strategy, integrating stakeholder management, policy advocacy, country prioritization, and partner outreach.
  • Analyse national dynamics, identify strategic entry points, and align engagement efforts with the unique socio-economic and environmental context of the country. Continuously assess and refine the strategy to optimize the impact of the ITA on a national scale.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships between governments, industry partners, and local stakeholders to foster collaboration and support for the ITA’s country platforms.
  • Act as a key liaison between global and key national stakeholders, facilitating bilateral engagement and planning in-country workshops. Understand and address the unique needs and concerns of diverse global stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of project activity.

Working Arrangements:
The MENA programme will run for a minimum of two years. This is a 2 year contract.

MPP compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

To Apply:
If you are interested in joining our team we would like to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to our HR team at
If you are interested in joining our team we would like to hear from you. 
Please send resume and cover letter to our HR team at

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