Project Manager

Starting date: 1 June 2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
Terms: Fixed term contract until September 2019 with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding

For further information send your questions via email to

To apply, send one PDF file with your CV, cover letter and a list of three referees to by 14th May. Subject “Project Manager”. Interviews can be expected to take place at the end of week 20.

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our team. The successful applicant will be in charge of the project management of the IMPACT project and will support the Implementation Strategies Team and the Climate Diplomacy Team in the coordination and management of the respective Work Packages under IMPACT and additional smaller projects.

The key responsibilities

  • Project planning, management and reporting
  • Provide support in terms of resource planning and management
  • Project budget controlling and monitoring
  • Act as a focal point for contacts with funders and partners at administrative level
  • Support the Implementation Strategies Team leader and Climate Diplomacy Team leader in the coordination and tracking of project deliverables
  • Support the team in the acquisition of additional funding sources

Your Profile

Following qualifications and skills are required:

  • A master’s degree in political, social or environmental science, or equivalent qualification; preferably with a focus on climate change
  • Sound experience in project management techniques
  • Experience in budget controlling, eligibility rules and procedures
  • Experience in coordinating multi-partner consortia projects such as BMU/BMBF
  • Experience in the development and writing of funding proposals targeting different funding agencies, ideally also EU and national government funding
  • Well organised, self-motivated and flexible, with the ability to work independently but also as part of a larger team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English and German writing and verbal skills
  • Willing to travel

Following skills are an asset:

  • Experience working in an international and/or interdisciplinary context
  • Experience working with a diverse array of partners and stakeholders
  • Experience conducting e-meetings
  • French skills
  • Knowledge or a profound interest in solving major challenges related to climate change and sustainability
  • We can offer a positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team as well as an opportunity to contribute to our work in Small Island Development States (SIDS) and Least Development Countries (LDCs) and well as in international climate change negotiation fora.