Project Manager (m/f/d)


Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

adelphi is an independent think tank and the world’s leading policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 250 bright minds are rethinkers, designers, strategists and agenda-setters. Through science-based policy analysis and dialogue with political and social actors and decision-makers, we shape options for action for a sustainable future.

With us, you can expect exciting topics at the interface between science and politics as well as practical policy-making around the globe. Contribute your ideas and expertise to our interdisciplinary, international project teams and benefit from networked working and learning as well as flat hierarchies.

Project Manager (m/f/d) in the field of Environmental and Sustainability Management (fulltime/ parttime) – Berlin

Your field of activity

We have been supporting the European Commission in organising the European EMAS Helpdesk for many years. The Helpdesk is the central contact point for companies, authorities, environmental groups and the interested public for all questions concerning environmental and sustainability management of companies. We are looking for a committed and ambitious team member for the Helpdesk who will take over the project management.

The EU Commission is pursuing the ambitious goal of significantly increasing the number of EMAS-registered organisations across Europe in the coming years. This is to be achieved, among other things, by linking EMAS more closely to current policy initiatives such as achieving climate neutrality, more ambitious sustainability reporting or environmental and human rights due diligence obligations along the supply chain of companies.

The Helpdesk is expected to make an important contribution to this with its work. The Helpdesk team answers questions and raises public awareness of the content and dissemination of in-company with various activities. This includes dealing with enquiries, organising events, maintaining the EMAS website and producing communication materials. Above all, there is a close exchange with stakeholders and the EU Commission and their satisfaction with the helpdesk’s services.

As a project manager, you will work within the helpdesk and beyond to ensure that new impulses flow into environmental and sustainability management – both at the political level and in companies. This includes in particular climate management, sustainable supply chain management and sustainability reporting.

Your tasks

  • Project management: You develop annual action plans in coordination with the EU Commission and agree on the budget. In addition, you are the first point of contact for the EU Commission and the project partners. You always make sure that processes run smoothly; if necessary, you adapt or optimise processes.
  • Content development: You develop content in coordination with the EU Commission and together with the project partners. This includes news, infographics/statistics, case studies or practical aids.) You also handle requests to the helpdesk from various stakeholders (e.g. representatives from member states, environmental experts, companies).
  • Dialogue: You design and conduct workshops with EU member states, companies and other stakeholders. You also support the EU Commission in organising events in Brussels.
  • Thematic development: You are a driving force within the helpdesk and the Green Economy team and create links between corporate environmental and sustainability management and current topics such as climate management or sustainable supply chain management.

What we want from you

  • Completed Master’s degree in social or economic sciences, operational environmental or sustainability management or another relevant discipline
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience as well as experience with project management
  • Enjoy communicating with people and have excellent written and spoken communication skills in German and English
  • High level of service and customer orientation and ability to handle requests from companies, staff from environmental administrations, businesses and other stakeholders from EU member states in an unerring manner
  • Organisational talent
  • Preferably first professional experience in advising companies in the field of sustainable business and in cooperation with German ministries and European/international authorities and other institutions

What we offer you

  • A varied and autonomous job and the assumption of responsible, varied tasks in a sustainable company
  • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment and an appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Free health-promoting sporting activities and membership of the Urban Sports Club at attractive, discounted rates
  • Concessions on the BVG and our job bike leasing offer
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile working
  • Continuous, individual further development of your skills as well as targeted promotion of your career path at adelphi
  • An attractive and centrally located office on the Spree as an ideal environment for creative work
  • An employer-subsidised company pension scheme and attractive benefits through a deferred compensation programme

Does that sound exciting to you? Then we look forward to receiving your application. Send us your complete documents as soon as possible (incl. CV, copies of certificates, salary expectations and information on your availability). Please use our online application for this purpose.

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