E.U. nationals or local recruitment: Project Manager (Climate Diplomacy Team)
About the Climate Diplomacy Team
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 activities. Its support over many 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). The team members are based in various locations in the world, including Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
We are currently seeking a 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 projects under the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA) and other projects with a regional and/or thematic focus.
- You support the Climate Diplomacy Team with the planning and coordination of the team projects and work closely with the team members.
- You assist 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, as well as support with virtual meeting activities, resource planning and management.
- You coordinate and monitor 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.
- Once travel resumes after the current COVID-restrictions, you help the team members with logistics planning and coordinate the booking of their extensive national and international trips.
- You track the project deliverables and coordinate reporting processes.
- You assist team members with proof-reading and formatting reports, working papers, briefings and other material and make sure that all documents in your area of responsibility are filed correctly.
- 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 sound experience in project management techniques and have already coordinated multi-partner consortia projects such as those run by BMU/BMBF.
- You have a university degree in political, social or environmental science, or equivalent qualification.
- You are interested and engaged in the topic of climate change, and some understanding of the international climate negotiations is an advantage.
- You have the capability of making a project “your own” and to win people over to push in the same direction. You have experience with working with a remote team and know how to engage team members based in various locations.
- 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, ClimateWorks).
- The world of Diplomacy is very dynamic and last-minute changes or uncertainties are 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.
- Our working language is English. Therefore, excellent English writing and verbal skills are a must. Very good German skills would be an asset. 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. Currently most of our staff is working from home.
- We will refund your public transport ticket and offer a company pension plan.
Application Deadline: 18 April 2021
Start: mid-June 2021
Location: preferably 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
Please apply with your CV, cover letter and a list of three references in PDF format exclusively using the application form and please indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.
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