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European Climate Foundation

Location: Den Haag, Netherlands

Application Deadline: 05 February 2021

Date Posted: 21 Jan 2021

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 280 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

Position

About the role

The Legal and Governance Officer gives advice on and coordinates legal matters regarding the ECF’s activities, charitable compliance, grant agreements and consultant contracts.

Of primary importance is maintaining the ECF’s legal compliance, reputation and charitable status. Therefore, he/she collaborates closely with various other departments, including the Grant Administration Hub, the Finance Department, the Strategic Partnerships team, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team, and Programme staff, as well as external law firms.

He/she also monitors data protection compliance and contributes to international expansions in accordance with applicable laws.

The Legal and Governance Officer reports to the Operations Director.

Key responsibilities

  • You are the first point of contact for legal affairs and are responsible for the legal function within the ECF;
  • You contribute to implementing and upholding good corporate governance practices in the organisation and provide legal advice and support concerning corporate governance and supervisory board matters;
  • You support the drafting and negotiation of contracts, grant agreements, and memoranda of understanding, and maintain a contract database;
  • You support the charitable compliance of the organisation, including with Dutch charity law requirements and U.S. 501(c)(3) compliance;
  • You monitor the data protection compliance of the ECF as a Data Protection Advisor;
  • When necessary, you liaise with external legal professionals;
  • You facilitate the legal aspects of international expansion in compliance with the applicable laws, including by supporting the selection of local legal advisors;
  • You support risk management and manage the organisational insurance policies;
  • You contribute to the development and implementation of organisational compliance policies and trainings;
  • You increase legal & compliance knowledge and maturity across the organisation by issuing guidelines, best practices and delivering information sessions on key policies;
  • You perform other activities necessary to meet the objectives of the legal function.

Requirements

Experience and competencies

  • You hold a university degree in law, or an equivalent professional qualification;
  • You have 5 years of professional experience in relevant fields of law (e.g., corporate law, contract law, tax law, non-profit law);
  • Given the legal registration of ECF as a Dutch Stichting, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Dutch law and/or relevant Dutch law practice in the private or public sector;
  • You have a strong interest in climate and the environment;
  • You are a true problem solver and have an analytical mind;
  • You are organised and have a keen eye for detail;
  • You have strong networking skills that enable effective collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • You recognize and uphold the values of the ECF and can help implement them;
  • You have an excellent command of the English language and a professional working proficiency in Dutch (both spoken and written).

Other information

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to professional activities;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A full-time permanent contract.

Location

The Hague.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please upload below:

  1. CV
  2. short cover letter expressing your motivation for this role
  3. both in English!

Only applications following the HOW TO APPLY instructions will be considered for the role.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds to apply.

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Grant Administrator

Porticus

Application Deadline: 07 February 2021

Date Posted: 20 Jan 2021

For this fulltime double role position you will spend half of your time in an administrative and organisational capacity and the other half in a grant administrative role. As Grant Administrator, you ensure the quality of Porticus’ grant-making processes and provide support to our Grant Managers during the entire life cycle of a grant while maintaining excellent communication and relations with all relevant stakeholders, i.e., grantees, grant/program managers, colleagues in finance, legal, IT and operations, and others. A role up your sleeves attitude is a must for this very diverse role. In the office support role you will have to provide organisational and administrative support to the Brussels team. The main duties for this role involve a high level of support to the Country Manager.

Experience and requirements

  • Adequate diploma or relevant experience
  • English (working language) Dutch and French are required for this role
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and proactively follows through to ensure high standards are met
  • Has the ability to self-manage, organise and plan effectively
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is a flexible, hardworking, and an adaptable team player
  • Understands intercultural communication and settings
  • Experience in database software (Salesforce and/or other CRM tools) is considered an advantage

Key responsibilities

Part I: Grant Administrator

  • Handle incoming grant applications and assess the financial dimension of applications, showing strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Own and operate our grants administration system (Salesforce); monitor and follow up pending applications in consultation with Programme Manager/Grant Manager and execute the payment process flawlessly
  • Supports the team in agenda arrangements and coordination of team collaboration
  • Coordinates strategically important meetings on leadership level (as an explanation: we sometimes organize meetings e.g. with bigger partner organisations or other funders which comprise both the exchange with their Directors as well as the exchange between GM/PMs and their experts in the field)
  • Interact professionally with partners in multiple countries
  • Prepare aggregated reports and fulfil reporting requirements as requested by Global Office
  • Plan and organize workshops
  • Contribute to interregional engagement and collaboration by actively supporting Porticus as a Learning Organisation, by sharing knowledge and experiences

Part II: Office Coordination

Office Management tasks: offices, badges, IT, travel, logistics, events, agendas

  • Ensures general facilities management for the proper functioning of the office and liaises with IT department to ensure IT equipment is acquired locally and on location;
  • Supports the team in agenda, meeting and travel arrangements

Back office support regarding HR-related tasks: preparation and support to the payroll provider

  • Supports Country Manager and executes country-specific Human Resources processes

Back office support regarding Finance and bookkeeping: invoices, bookkeeping, preparation and follow up of annual operating plan

  • Supports Country Manager in preparing the local annual operating budget
  • Support regarding invoices and corporate credit cards

Additional information

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: please apply before February 7th 2020.
  • You will be a member of a regional team based in Brussels and collaborate with a number of colleagues worldwide. In this role, you will report to the Country Manager
  • An (online) assessment can be part of the recruitment process
  • Reference checks are part of the final hiring procedure
  • We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status

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Policy and Programmes Department Internship

European Foundation Centre

Location: Rue Royale 94, Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 29 January 2021

Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) is looking for a student wishing to take a break from their studies, or an individual who has recently finished studying. The position requires a responsible individual who is outgoing, yet with a committed and sensible attitude towards work. Based in Brussels, Belgium this placement offers you the opportunity to live and work in the heart of Europe and provides you with essential employment skills.

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) is looking for an eager, committed and hard-working intern to provide support to its Policy & Programmes Department.

This position is open to graduates from one of the following Universities:

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Università della Valle d’Aosta
  • Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche

Duration:

Up to one year remunerated internship (minimum 6 months) Starting date: February 2021. Possibility of remote work during the first months, depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Job and Candidate Profile:

EFC is looking for an eager, hard-working and cooperative intern to support its Policy & Programmes Department.

Policy and Programmes is the EFC Department dealing with content for networking, peer learning, policy, and knowledge and information sharing.  Its staff is active in a wide range of topics and activities within European institutional philanthropy, including democracy, disability, environment, operations and many more.  As such, the intern is expected to have a variety of interests relevant to institutional philanthropy in Europe.  They will also have to be a proven multi-tasker so as to be able to provide support with various activities to the whole Policy and Programmes team and under the guidance of the Policy and Programmes Director.

We are looking for a recent graduate or currently enrolled university student with good language, communication and planning skills.  A good level of English is essential, ideally in addition to knowledge of another European language.  The ideal candidate will exhibit commitment, motivation, professionalism and a strong willingness to learn about institutional philanthropy in Europe.

This is a great opportunity to do mission-driven relevant work, gain introduction to a sector making positive change, develop skills in project management and policy, and grow with experienced colleagues.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • 360-degree support to programme managers and network coordinators in the research, design, and implementation of programmatic activities;
  • assistance with communication with EFC members and stakeholders;
  • assistance with in-house communication with colleagues and staff across departments;
  • keep track of and help prepare expense reports;
  • prepare meetings and writing meeting minutes;
  • assist with the coordination of schedules for meetings;
  • communicate with internal and external contacts, including EFC members;
  • draft and write summarizing notes, briefs, funding proposals, etc.;
  • research developments within EFC’s membership base, their activities and interests and within relevant European and national legislative and political developments;
  • assist ad hoc with day-to-day Policy & Programmes activities.

The applicant should have ideally the following attributes:

  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English (other languages will be considered as an asset, especially French)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, good ICT skills are a strong plus
  • Enthusiastic and engaging
  • Capable of working well both independently and in a team
  • Able to deal with multiple priorities
  • Work well under pressure
  • Have excellent organisational skills

What the EFC offers:

  • Remuneration in accordance with Belgian law (797 € per month)
  • Daily lunch vouchers (about 120€ per month)
  • Reimbursement of public transport (monthly Brussels metro pass reimbursement for 49€)
  • Reimbursement of a language course (up to 62,50€)
  • One return trip to the intern’s home country (up to 150€)
  • Workplace accident insurance

Please send your CV and one page (max) cover letter to jobs@efc.be with the reference: Policy and Programmes internship

Deadline: 29 January 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  Please do not contact the EFC to enquire about the status of your application.

Director, Environment Programme

Oak Foundation

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Application Deadline: 09 February 2021

Date Posted: 14 Jan 2021

Deadline for application: 9 February 2021

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

About Oak Foundation:
Oak Foundation (www.oakfnd.org) commits its resources to address issues of global, social,
and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation has its main administrative office in Geneva, Switzerland and a presence in five other countries: Denmark, India, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Oak Foundation has seven main programmes: Environment, Housing and Homelessness, International Human Rights, Issues Affecting Women, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, Learning Differences, and Special Interests. There are also four national programmes. These are: Brazil, Oak Foundation Denmark, India, and Zimbabwe. Since the start, Oak Foundation has made more than 5,000 grants to organisations around the world. You can find more information about our programmes and our values on our website.


About the Environment Programme

Our largest programme, the Environment Programme funds a broad range of partners working to change systems to: decarbonise the global energy system; transform the food system to avoid catastrophic climate and biodiversity impacts, while supporting the livelihoods and food security of artisanal fisherfolk; and ensure the survival of critical living landscapes and conserve wildlife.

The Programme currently supports hundreds of partners worldwide, in priority geographies such as Europe, China, India, Brazil, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia. The Environment Programme has an annual grant budget in excess of USD 60 million.

 

Purpose of the role
We are now seeking a Director to lead our Environment Programme and team. Main responsibilities include:

  • Implementing new five-year strategic plan;
  • managing the grant portfolio and team;
  • leading field building activities, including network development, funder relationships, convenings, and collaborative projects, and representing Oak Foundation externally.

 

Position requirements

  • at least 15 years of experience, expertise, and networks in the environment/development sector
  • demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team of senior-level, diverse, and international professionals
  • ability to represent the Environment Programme and Oak Foundation with clarity and impact to a range of stakeholders

 

Location: Oak Foundation’s Geneva office

Reporting to: President, Oak Foundation

Type of contract: Full-time, permanent

 

How to apply
We encourage you to read more about the role by downloading further information here.
The job reference is 4965.

To apply for the role or to ask any questions, please email jobs@oakfnd.org. Please state that your application or query is for the Director, Environment Programme role in the subject line
of your email and kindly quote reference 4965.

Oak Foundation will be supported by Perrett Laver in conducting this search and Perrett Laver is liaising with Alec Allan & Associates in Geneva.

The closing date for applications is 10:00am CET on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

The salary is competitive with the seniority of the appointment.

Please note that EU and non-EU candidates are eligible to apply.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.

 

Oak Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, as detailed in our child safeguarding policy. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Please note that the successful candidate will undergo reference checks and be required to provide a police record prior to starting employment.

Events and Operations Officer

European Foundation Centre

Application Deadline: 25 January 2021

Date Posted: 07 Jan 2021

We are looking for a flexible, dynamic and motivated candidate to join the Operations Department of the EFC.

Profile:

  • The ideal candidate will be a good all-rounder as the role is 75% support to the events unit and 25% support to the membership and office management units
  • The Officer’s role is to contribute to maintaining the EFC’s high standards of service for members and visitors to Philanthropy House, ensuring the smooth running of meetings and daily operations, successful delivery of events and upkeep of office material. The position focuses on making Philanthropy House a great place to (net)work in
  • The candidate must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team, and be proactive and methodical. The candidate must have exceptional problem-solving skills, as well as great communication skills, both written and verbal. The position requires a person that is reliable, well organised, flexible, punctual, precise, consistent, proactive and attentive to detail

Desirable skills:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in customer care, events and/or front office roles, as well as a proven solution-oriented, can-do attitude.
  • Experience with virtual event solutions and AV equipment is an asset
  • Experience with CRM systems and event management tools (Cvent) is an asset.

Main tasks:

Under the supervision of the Conference and Events Manager:

  • Assist in the organisation of all events taking place at Philanthropy House (booking rooms, arranging catering, setting up rooms including IT/AV arrangements, booking restaurants, printing badges, welcoming delegates and organisers, …)
  • Assist in the organisation of virtual events and provide technical support
  • Provide support with travel/hotel bookings for speakers (for EFC meetings and/or larger events like the Annual Conference)
  • Set up, monitor and troubleshoot online registration for EFC events (including payment follow up, if necessary)
  • Provide full logistical support prior and during the Annual Conference and onsite support at smaller meetings and events (if needed)

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations:

  • Support the Membership Officer with administration and potentially acting as a point of contact for members and prospective members
  • Update the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database
  • Support the Reception and Facilities Officer with daily reception tasks, ensuring front desk is covered at all times during working hours (including working in shifts on high-activity days). Manage inventory, support with orders and distribution of delivered goods (packages, mail, food/drinks, stationary), contribute to production and upkeep of working guidelines for reception and office management
  • Help keep Philanthropy House welcoming, tidy and presentable at all times (both common areas and back-office/storage) and maintain the good spirit of Philanthropy House tenants
  • Assist the Director of Operations with general secretarial support: organise meetings and follow ups, write reports and support with the daily management of the Operations Department unit

The selected candidate will be required to perform other duties as requested by the Director of Operations to ensure the smooth running of the organisation’s activities.

Languages:

English – main working language of the EFC: excellent command both written and oral

French: excellent command both written and oral

Any other language is an asset

What we offer:

  • An attractive salary commensurate with experience and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, and, after one year, group insurance
  • A monthly public transport reimbursement
  • A contribution toward one language course per year, up to €250
  • An attractive holiday regime in line with Belgian legislation and the European Commission holiday calendar
  • Lunch vouchers
  • A flexible and friendly work atmosphere in a beautiful building in the centre of Brussels

 A bit about us

The European Foundation Centre, based in Brussels, is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy – with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape.

We are an international network of 200+ member foundations working in areas as diverse as culture, migration, health, socio-economic development and employment, scientific excellence, civil and human rights, environment…

How to apply?

Send your CV and half page cover letter by 25 January 2021 to jobs@efc.be and mention “Events and Operations Officer” in the subject line. For more information about the EFC, please check out our website (www.efc.be), Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to see what we’re all about!

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not contact the EFC to enquire about the status of your application.

Manager of Funder Stewardship – Strategic Partnerships

European Climate Foundation

Application Deadline:

Date Posted: 18 Dec 2020

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

ECF is a network organisation that plays four key roles in the climate philanthropy community – strategic grantmaker, throught leader, narrative shaper and network enabler. We support over 300 grantee partners to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

Position

Key responsibilities

The postholder will swiftly develop an in-depth understanding of the ECF funding partnership landscape. The postholder will forge strong working relationships with relevant contacts in partner organisations. Working closely with Strategic Partnerships and programme co-workers, the postholder will develop a comprehensive stewardship programme including bespoke plans for ECF’s top funding partners. The postholder will ensure that the stewardship programme integrates ECF’s funder reporting, renewal and donor communications cycles. The postholder will manage the rollout of the Strategic Partnerships team flagship webinar series (the Green Deal Knowledge Network) and will oversee and prepare the content of briefs for senior Foundation executives’ group and individual donor meetings.

The Senior Manager, Funder Stewardship will be responsible for:

  • Designing, implementing and project managing a comprehensive stewardship plan for all ECF funding partners
  • Advising and guiding internal stakeholders on benchmark stewardship practice in philanthropy
  • Overseeing the coherence and delivery of donor reporting
  • Leading and project managing the preparation of proposals for funding renewals
  • Managing discrete stewardship initiatives such as the Green Deal webinar series and other pilot projects
  • Leading strong working level partnerships with peers in funding partner organisations
  • Collaborating with ECF’s Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team to maximise MEL tools for funder stewardship.

Requirements

Experience and competencies

The ideal candidate has at least 8 years experience in a philanthropic advancement setting with hands-on experience of fundraising and funder relations processes and cycles.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a philanthropic advancement or funder relations environment such as higher education or the not-for-profit sector;
  • Frontline experience of dealing with philanthropic foundations;
  • Project management and line management skills;
  • Negotiation skills – finding balance between what donors ask and what ECF can deliver;
  • A donor centred approach in complex multi-stakeholder partnerships and /or working with mission driven colleagues;
  • Very strong verbal, written and presentational skills in English, other languages are an asset;
  • Structure, driven and ability to manage multiple simultaneous processes;
  • Proven track record of working in an environment that demands professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;
  • Genuine interest in the mission and values of the ECF.

Personal attributes

The Manager of Funder Partnerships is a team player, a flexible person, and is a good listener. Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to go the extra mile when necessary, the Manager brings a positive, can-do attitude to the team and exudes joy and pride in being an advancement professional.

Other information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A full-time permanent contract.

Location

London preferred, Brussels, Paris or Berlin possible.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please upload below your CV and cover letter (both in English).

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.

Fundraising Officer – Strategic Partnerships

European Climate Foundation

Application Deadline:

Date Posted: 18 Dec 2020

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

ECF is a network organisation that plays four key roles in the climate philanthropy community – strategic grantmaker, thought leader, narrative shaper and network enabler. We support over 300 grantee partners to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

Position

Context of the role

This exciting new role will bring fresh fundraising perspectives to the Strategic Partnerships team of advancement professionals that is responsible for fundraising strategy and donor relations.

Over the last 18 months, ECF has significantly increased its funding base and expanded to include both professionally staffed philanthropic foundations as well as individual donors across the world. Nonetheless, climate makes up only 2% of the world’s philanthropy which means there are many more potential funding partners out there than we currently know. This role will suit a candidate interested in building a career in philanthropic fundraising.

Key responsibilities

The postholder will contribute to the fundraising pipeline and will be responsible for developing and maintaining a dynamic prospective funding partner database. The postholder will develop research and analysis of modern philanthropic players, alliances, groups and individuals.

The Fundraising Officer will be responsible for:

  • Prospect research – develop and maintain a dynamic prospect funder database;
  • Data analysis – research, collate and present relevant philanthropic donor data;
  • Alliances and memberships – coordinate and maximise the SP team’s membership of various funding alliances and membership groups;
  • Internal coordination and communication: liaising with ECF’s programme teams, platforms and communications teams to ensure proper and timely sharing of funding partner information;
  • Briefs and presentations – assist SP team members with the development of fundraising briefs, presentations and other documentation.

Requirements

Experience and competencies

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 year’s experience in a sales or philanthropic fundraising environment.

The following attributes are sought by applicants:

  • Proven ability to research, analyse and aggregate large volumes of data;
  • Strong verbal, written and presentational skills in English, other languages are an asset;
  • Track record of dealing with data and information with discretion and confidentiality;
  • Highly organised, experience of project management an asset;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Multi-media and social media creativity;
  • Intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in the mission and values of the organisation.

Personal attributes

The Fundraising Officer is a team player with a positive, can-do attitude and creative mindset who wants to develop their career in professional advancement, specifically in the fields of fundraising and donor relations.

Other information

What we offer

  • An excellent opportunity to develop fundraising expertise and a highly sought-after skillset;
  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;
  • A one-year contract.

Location

Brussels or Paris, other ECF locations can be considered.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter (both in English).

Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

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