CDP Europe is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter with good relationship management skills, as well as knowledge around the business implications of climate change, to join our Nordic team. Understanding of water stewardship and deforestation issues is an advantage.
The role of Project Officer, Nordic, is responsible for growing CDP’s influence and effectiveness in the Nordic region by supporting the tasks of the Nordic operations. The Project Officer Nordics will report to the Head of Nordic Office, and work in close coordination with the European Team. The position can be based in Berlin or Stockholm region depending on the candidate profile.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supporting Nordic companies and cities in disclosing information to CDP;
- Co-creation, organization, completion and follow-up of CDP events in the Nordic region;
- Implementation of media outreach around CDP’s reports, projects and events in the Nordic region; including identifying opportunities to engage with media and implement a multi-channel communications strategy;
- Providing research and analysis for projects;
- Supporting the production of regional CDP reports and other publications;
- Providing client services and follow-up to current CDP partners, local agents, and sponsors;
- Proactive engagement with peer NGO’s and other relevant stakeholders, including participating in the development of new partnerships with leading corporations, foundations and academic institutions, government agencies, accounting bodies, data providers and stock exchanges;
- Working with program teams in Berlin and London
The successful candidate will have:
- Strong academic background with degree preferably in business administration and/ or sustainable development/environmental management;
- A desire to drive action to avoid dangerous climate change and natural capital degradation;
- Sound understanding of the business and financial sectors and insights into the implications of climate change on these sectors;
- Good understanding of global policy action on climate change and how the Nordic region fits in with the Paris agreement;
- A self-starter with ability to take initiative, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure;
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail and good research, writing and drafting skills;
- Experience in the organization of events and event logistics;
- Strong communication and presentation skills and a desire to seek out networking opportunities
- A creative, innovative team player with client service orientation and interpersonal skills in a multicultural setting;
- Native Swedish speaker, other Nordic language skills are an advantage. Must be highly competent in spoken and written English;
- Good knowledge of MS Office, experience in CRM systems desirable.
The successful candidate will work 5 days per week and must be able to work legally in the EU. We offer a competitive NGO salary, an annual bonus, and 30 days of holiday. The position is initially for one-year, with the possibility of extension subject to funding availability.
How to Apply Interested candidates should complete a questionnaire (Link), and send their CV with a short cover letter in English to [email protected], with the subject line “Application: Project Officer Nordics – First name Last name”.
Please apply as soon as possible, we aim to fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate and we will be interviewing candidates as applications are received. The anticipated starting date is early 2017.
CDP Europe is part of the CDP worldwide network, an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including over 800 institutional investors with assets of over €95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,800 companies worldwide, of which nearly 1,800 in Europe, disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.