Project Manager (Climate and Energy) for the EU Covenant of Mayors Office

Climate Alliance
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-24-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 08

Position description

The Climate Alliance European Secretariat is seeking a Project Manager to join its highly motivated and multinational team in Brussels on a full-time basis (initial 2-year contract with possibility of extension).

TASKS:

Climate Alliance is looking for an experienced project manager to support its team in the areas of climate (mitigation, adaptation) and/or energy (energy efficiency, energy poverty) – in particular to work on Covenant-Europe-related activities. His/her tasks will include:

CLIMATE ALLIANCE:

  • Assisting the development/management of EU-funded projects and/or service contracts (e.g. H2020) - at various stages (project idea generation, application, implementation, closure);
  • Timely achievement of project activities and deliverables according to projects plan – in particular the Covenant of Mayors – Europe (see below);
  • Drafting technical and/or financial reports;
  • Supporting policy advocacy towards European Institutions and stakeholders;
  • Representing Climate Alliance at ad-hoc events, fostering relations with relevant partners;
  • Ensuring synergies with related projects and working groups as well as related policy work carried out by Climate Alliance;
  • Assisting the Climate Alliance team in any other daily activities of the association.

COVENANT OF MAYORS – EUROPE:

  • Supporting the daily management of the initiative as well as the liaison with project partners and beneficiaries;
  • Coordinating the organisation of theme- and/or country-specific events (workshops, webinars…);
  • Drafting Covenant-related publications, reports, materials;
  • Representing the Covenant of Mayors in conferences and technical meetings;
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of other project deliverables (incl. communication, capacity building and learning activities for cities across Europe);
  • Supporting the Covenant of Mayors team in management tasks related to the Covenant daily operation (e.g. contribution to steering committee meetings, periodic reporting to the European Commission).

Qualifications

Essential:

  • At least 5 years of postgraduate professional experience;
  • Experience in the management of EU funded projects (preferably in the field of energy and climate);
  • A Master’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. environment, energy, climate change, urban and regional planning, EU policy);
  • Good knowledge of EU policy in the field of climate and energy;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and public-speaking formats);
  • Excellent and proven managerial, organisational and teamwork skills, ability to multitask;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Willingness to travel within the EU.

Advantageous

  • Experience working with/for local authorities;
  • Expertise in adaptation to climate change and/or energy poverty at local level;
  • Experience in event organisation and management;
  • Experience working in an international environment, particularly working across different cultures and languages;
  • Proficiency/very good command in other EU languages.

Application instructions

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