Project Manager (Climate Diplomacy Team)
About Climate Diplomacy
Our Climate Diplomacy Team works with ministers and negotiators from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in international climate negotiations, related international processes and regional meetings. Its support over several years to these vulnerable country groups helped to ensure the Paris Agreement reflects their key priorities, including the 1.5°C temperature goal. The team provides strategic, technical and real-time negotiation support in the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and other international climate fora, including the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to join the Climate Diplomacy Team. You will be responsible for the coordination and management of the team’s projects, which include, for example, relevant work packages under the IMPACT project, the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA) project and regionally specific projects such as the Regional Climate Championing Project.
- You are responsible for the planning and coordination of the team projects and work closely with the Climate Diplomacy team members.
- You support Climate Diplomacy team members in their support to SIDS and LDCs in the international climate negotiations.
- In collaboration with the Head of Climate Diplomacy, you ensure projects and activities advance as they should by organising and coordinating project activities, extensive travel, as well as support with resource planning and management.
- You track the project deliverables and coordinate reporting processes.
- You are responsible for coordinating and monitoring project budgets in collaboration with the Head of Climate Diplomacy and the Finance Team. This includes preparing financial reports for funders, drafting event budgets and checking partner financial reports.
- You act as a focal point for contacts with funders and project partners. This includes coordinating with partners and jointly organising meetings and events overseas. Where needed you also ensure the successful running of meetings and events on the ground.
- You support the team in the identification and acquisition of additional funding sources.
You ideally have the following qualifications:
- You have a master’s degree in political, social or environmental science, or equivalent qualification.
- You have sound experience in project management techniques and have already coordinated multi-partner consortia projects such as those run by BMU/BMBF.
- You are interested in the topic of climate change and have some understanding of the international climate negotiations.
- You have the capability of making a project “your own” and to win people over to push in the same direction.
- You bring experience in budget controlling, eligibility rules and procedures.
- You have already been involved in developing and writing funding proposals targeting different funding agencies (such as BMU, EU, Climate Works).
- The world of Diplomacy is very dynamic and last-minute changes or uncertainties rather frequent. This does not unsettle you but you are excited by the challenge and driven by the idea to make a difference.
- You are well organized, pro-active, self-motivated and flexible. You have the ability to work independently but also as part of a larger team based across the world.
- You are able to work and communicate with a diverse array of partners and stakeholders, including high-level representatives.
- Excellent German and English writing and verbal skills. French is a bonus.
- You are willing and interested to travel abroad.
- A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change.
- We offer an opportunity to contribute to our work in SIDS and LDCs and exposure to the international climate change negotiation fora.
- A positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team. Our Berlin office is located near Moritzplatz in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic start-up scene.
- We will refund your public transport ticket and offer a company pension plan.
Deadline: 23 September 2019
Start: as soon as possible
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: Currently we can offer a one-year full-time contract. There is a prospect of extension subject to performance and funding and we are interested in long-term cooperation.
Other requirements: EU citizen or existing work permit for Germany
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Claudia Neumann (email@example.com).
Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.