Project Manager

Chatham House
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 27

Position description

Are you passionate about climate security, environmental sustainability and making sure our societies are resilient and adaptive to future climate stress? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative and stimulating environment? Do you have strong quantitative and analytical abilities, excellent interpersonal skills and a history of successful project management and delivery?

We need an enthusiastic bilingual English-Mandarin individual to join the Energy, Environment and Resources department as a Project Manager in Climate Change on a full-time basis. We are hiring a deeply committed, established leader on climate governance issues or related sustainability issues. We are searching for individual with outstanding project management skills, excellent analytical ability and strong financial skills to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team and deliver on work that is a key strategic priority for our department.

We want to find someone who can manage an ambitious multi-partner research agenda and drive effective climate change adaptation in both China and the UK. We want someone who is enthusiastic about accelerating the mainstreaming of climate risk concepts among a wide cohort of international actors with the potential to drive transformation at speed and scale.

We are an equal-opportunities employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If we can provide assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us on [email protected]

Key Responsibilities 

You will work with the Department team on project development, execution and monitoring. This includes:

Project Management and Event Management: 

  • Coordinate the production of research project outputs, with particular responsibility for liaising closely with relevant internal staff and external publishers.
  • Plan and run large public events, international workshops, and small roundtables, including management of invitations, travel, publicity, and other logistics.
  • Assist with maintaining a database of contacts in line with GDPR legislation.
  • Contribute to initiatives that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Department as a whole.

Financial Management and Fundraising: 

  • Managing accounting records and monitoring budget income and expenditure.
  • Ensuring budget compliance and preparing and submitting progress reports based on information gathered from a variety of project partners based in the UK and China.
  • Helping to maintain relationships with funders, involving them in relevant meetings where appropriate.
  • Assisting researchers and the Department Manager with the development of funding proposals for donors, including developing multi-year and multi-donor budgets and assisting with the enacting our donor support strategy.

Communications and Outreach: 

  • Produce communications and draft publicity for project activities and ensure effective dissemination.
  • Develop and maintain our webpages, twitter account and other promotional material.

Research Support: 

Support the project’s research activities through the compilation of literature reviews, initial editing of research publications, acting as a rapporteur at meetings, and carrying out other background research as required.


Person Specification:

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working on mid to large multi-year research projects.
  • Ability to speak and write in English and Mandarin.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously, independently, from start to finish and to a very high standard.
  • Extensive experience of organizing and running high level events with international participants.
  • Extensive project management and financial reporting including accurately creating and managing complex budgets and databases.
  • A problem-solver with ability to show initiative, you will take ownership and juggle multiple projects at a time and work calmly under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people using a wide range of communication tools.
  • A passion for environmental and sustainability issues.


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