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Data and Information Assistant

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

Date Posted: 24 Nov 2020

  • Salary £28,000 – £30,000 pro rata
  • Three days per week
  • Fixed-term for six months only

We are looking for a Data and Information Assistant (fixed term) to support the Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence team.

Working alongside colleagues in the Evidence & Learning and Communications functions, you will provide additional capacity for the team and support the quality and accuracy of our data. You will help us input, check and clean data in our grant-making database, draft and edit descriptions of our grants to use on the website, and apply audit tools and frameworks to our data to code it against our funding priorities.

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical skills, using a complex database to collate, manage and share different types of data. You will have strong comprehension and copy writing skills, with an ability to summarise information and maintain attention to detail. You should be confident using a range of functions in Excel, and be able to manage your own workload, working flexibly across a small and interconnected team.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification to hgreen@phf.org.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 30 November 2020 at 3pm

Job description

Senior Associate, Industry & Innovation Programme

European Climate Foundation

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 18 December 2020

Date Posted: 20 Nov 2020

Position

Context of the role

The ECF Programme Industry & Innovation works with a wide range of partners in civil society, think tanks, research, politics and industry to support positive action on climate in European heavy industry, both at the level of the EU and in major member states. Our goal is to contribute to a thriving and competitive European industry that is able to comply with the objectives of the Paris Agreement of net-zero emissions. We aim to cluster our work not based on political spectrums but on implementable ways to achieve tangible results. The role of Senior Associate Industry & Innovation is central in driving and implementing the ECF’s strategy for a clean industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Strategy development: supporting setting up the strategy for the Industry programme, priorities and budgets; co-developing and implementing strategies with our network of grantees and partners; monitoring and evaluating progress and impact of initiatives and grants; and acting as a liaison to report regular progress to donors;
  • Grant-making: developing the scope of work for different ECF projects; soliciting and validating proposals from potential partners; drafting recommendations for the consideration of the ECF board and our donors;
  • Research activities & prospecting: supporting the director in scoping the landscape around European and national climate politics and advocacy, as well as identifying potential new projects & grantees;
  • Internal coordination and communication:l iaising with ECF’s sectorial and country programmes and the organisation’s operations and communications teams to ensure proper and timely dissemination of information, and consistency and complementarity of different projects and work streams;
  • Networking: building partnerships with key individuals across the policymaking, business, research and civil society communities on a European and national level; participating and convening high-level meetings; moderation of workshops and public speaking.

Requirements

Experience and competencies

We look for the following attributes in our applicants:

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in either a public authority, a civil society organization, or an industrial company;
  • a track record of delivering impact in influencing an area of policy,with a preference for those who have successfully made a strong positive impact on climate change and/or industrial policy in the EU;
  • a broad understanding of key EU policy files (e.g. EU Emissions Trading Scheme; Carbon border adjustment; industrial emissions directive; sustainable product policies etc.);
  • passion about both climate/energy policy and climate-friendly technologies. Your passion needs to be underwritten by significant expertise on topics of relevance, such as: transformation of energy systems, innovation in energy intensive materials, circular economy, materials efficiency and carbon capture and storage;
  • strong diplomatic and networking skills that enable effective collaboration with adiverse group of partners;
  • an excellent command of the English languages (both spoken and written); French and/or German highly desired. Any additional European languages valuable;
  • being structured, driven and able to manage many processes simultaneously; an enthusiastic personality, with a positive, can-do attitude; an independent self-starter able to work on his/her own as well as part of a team;
  • a proven track record of working in an environment that demands professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

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

Brussels.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

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

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

Programme Manager

Aga Khan Foundation UK

Application Deadline: 06 December 2020

Date Posted: 18 Nov 2020

Job purpose:      The Programme Manager builds new partnerships and maintains existing ones and provides management and oversight of programmes funded mainly by various European donors. He/she will work closely with 10 wide-ranging AKDN multi-sector profit and not for profit development agencies and institutions present in 30+ countries

To apply:

  • Must include CV and a supporting statement that outlines why they want the role, why they want to work for AKF(UK) and how their experiences and skills to date will make them the most suitable applicant for the role
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so anyone interested in the role is encouraged to apply as soon as possible
  • To view more details on this role and to apply please see the job posting on the AKDN recruitment site: www.akdn.org/careers/1765245

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Learning Partner

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

Date Posted: 10 Nov 2020

At Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we are committed to using our resources to support social change, working towards a just society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

We recognise that the work we do as grant-makers is one important part of change making, distributing financial resources into the hands of communities working to tackle system inequality and offering our time, space and expertise in support of their work.

However, as a Foundation, we recognise the influence we have that goes beyond monetary support. The inherent privilege we hold and access to power comes with a responsibility to ensure we work to not only support change-makers but also undo systemic oppression and inequality in organisations, including our own.

We recently published a refreshed strategy and along with it, our renewed commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over the last year and a half, we have begun interrogating our systems, approach and understanding of what social justice means and how we can holistically and inclusively support people, communities and organisations that are leading this work on the ground.

We are seeking to embark on a Foundation-wide learning journey with a wide-ranging focus as part of our commitment to undoing institutional inequality and to help us to achieve the ambition of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Please submit your proposal by Monday 30 November 2020 at 5pm.

To find out more, download the Learning Partner Brief.

Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator

European Venture Philanthropy Association

Location: Rue Royale 94, Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: 18 December 2020

Date Posted: 10 Nov 2020

To reinforce its managerial capacities, EVPA is looking for a EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND PROJECT COORDINATOR.

This is a full-time role based in Brussels. The role reports to the CEO.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the right arm to the CEO, your responsibilities at EVPA will be evenly split between by assisting the CEO in managing her priorities, communications, presentations, and take the lead in transversal projects and drive new initiatives.

In addition, you will take the ownership of office and facility management and organise a collective management of the facilities.

Executive Assistant

  • You support the CEO with external ecosystem analysis and insight generation to develop potential partnerships;
  • You will also review upcoming meetings to ensure she and EVPA’s leadership team has all of the information needed. You also ensure the CEO’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment;
  • You support the CEO’s with internal and external communications, for example drafting reports or presentations;
  • You will also support the CEO in the planning of EVPA’s board-level events or conferences, ensuring materials are sent in advance, format is relevant, and preparing minutes.

Project Coordinator and Relationship Builder

  • Parallel to the above, you will oversee large, often cross-functional organisation-wide projects or initiatives;
  • You will bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions by creating agile SWOT teams and promote peer learning; involve junior colleagues in projects and initiatives.

Office and facility Management

  • You take the ownership and organise a collective management of the facilities and office equipment, including computers;
  • You implement transport, accommodation and office related policies and make sure they are communicated effectively to the staff;
  • You liaise with suppliers and any other building shared services managing office budgets.

YOUR PROFILE:

  • At least 5 years of previous professional experience ideally in management consulting or project/portfolio manager role;
  • Relevant experience in a network/membership based organisation or in the investment sector and a passion for the social impact sector is highly desired;
  • Have the gravitas and ability to talk at senior level;
  • Experience working with a multicultural international team;
  • Comfortable with managing multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented and able to set clear content guidelines and respect deadlines;
  • Excellent command of MS office suit;
  • Advanced university degree in fields relevant to the position, or first-level degree accompanied with related professional experience.

WE OFFER:

  • The opportunity to build a global network in venture philanthropy/social investment and achieve great social impact by being part of an energized and passionate members’ community;
  • The opportunity to grow into a managerial role;
  • A central role in a dynamic, highly motivated organization with a strong market reputation;
  • A competitive remuneration package including complementary hospitalization cover and pension scheme corresponding to experience and skills.

MORE INFORMATION:

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a strong community of about 300 members sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through the practice of venture philanthropy and social investment.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary last year, EVPA is proud to have initiated the Venture Philanthropy (VP) and Social Investment (SI) movement in Europe, turning it into a thriving ecosystem and a growing market engaging social investors, foundations, corporations and policy makers in supporting social innovators and scaling their impact.

EVPA today is a well-established and growing organisation with members from over 30 countries, connected through events and activities to share best practices on scaling impact through investments and move the ecosystem forward. As a strategic partner of the European Commission in building this sector and with a team of 20+ full-time dedicated professionals, at EVPA we share insights, develop knowledge and training, shape public policies and make our members stronger and our ecosystem more vibrant.

Please visit our websites: www.evpa.eu.comhttps://stories.evpa.eu.com and https://conference.evpa.eu.com and our LinkedIn profile.

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

Interested in this position? Please send your CV and a short introduction to Vincent Imperiali, Recruiter: recruitment@evpa.eu.com.

Strategic Communications Senior Associate - Transport

European Climate Foundation

Application Deadline: 11 December 2020

Date Posted: 30 Oct 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.

We support over 300 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.

The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with a rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to the work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm and mutual support.

About the role

ECF’s Transport Programme has developed an ambitious strategy to accelerate the transition towards greener ways of personal mobility across Europe. The Strategic Communications Senior Associate -Transport will be in charge of translating this strategy into a solid communications plan, supporting partners, and leading the implementation of the Transport Programme’s communications activities and campaigns.

The Senior Associate is a member of both the Transport Programme and ECF’s Strategic Communications Team, the outreach unit of the Foundation. The Strategic Communications Team acts as a centre of expertise on climate communications and seeks to help create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, European and sectoral level. The team delivers strategic advice, communications and outreach services to ECF programmes and grantees and helps build strategic communications capacity in the wider climate community.

Key Responsibilities

As Strategic Communications Senior Associate – Transport, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the public communications work of ECF’s Transport Programme, ensuring the overall strategy is translated into communications initiatives that support the narrative and objectives;
  • Working with the Transport Team to ensure a communications perspective is injected across all stages of strategic decision-making;
  • Working with partners and grantees of the Transport Programme in planning and executing the dissemination of planned public reports and media briefings, translating findings into accessible concepts and effective communications materials, and developing workable campaigns and communications plans around key political moments;
  • Working with ECF’s Strategic Communications team to ensure the communications work of the Transport team is articulated with ECF’s overall communications efforts, capitalizing on knowledge, synergies and existing capacity in ECF’s country offices and the wider communications network;
  • Monitoring public and (social) media debates around the transition to green transport, identifying opportunities and threats, and developing communications strategies to influence and shift these debates;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key correspondents and editors in mainstream and specialist media for pro-active promotion of stories, outreach on emerging issues and reactive media management;
  • Making full use of innovative approaches to digital communications to disseminate messages and raise awareness of ECF-supported initiatives and outputs;
  • Working hand-in-hand with an international network of communications experts who seek to advance the momentum of the low carbon transition.

Experience and competencies

  • A strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization;
  • Proven interest in environmental or transport narratives;
  • 7-8 years’ experience in strategic communications. Experience as journalist is a plus;
  • A strong understanding of the processes and dynamics of EU policy-making;
  • Detailed understanding of the media landscape and experience with strategic story telling and messaging;
  • Strong experience of development and deployment of major communications initiatives and campaigns;
  • Far-reaching and active networks (media in European markets; transport/climate community);
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, ability to quickly build trust with partners and colleagues;
  • Strong time and priority management, high level of independence and can-do mentality, good team-player with a passion for excellence;
  • High levels of self-motivation, used to working as part of international teams in a matrix organization;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French, German or other European languages id a distinct advantage.

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, small 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 one-year contract with possibility of extension.

Location

Preferred: Brussels, The Hague or Berlin. Other ECF locations might be considered.

Start date

As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter in English (both maximum 2 pages) at: https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/europeanclimate/jobs/strategic_communications_senior_associate__transport_11041/en/.

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

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

Global Network Weaver

Global Fund for Community Foundations

Application Deadline: 27 November 2020

Date Posted: 29 Oct 2020

The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), a small organization with a big vision, is recruiting. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, who shares our values and ambitions. The ideal candidate will be someone who is interested in processes and ways of working that facilitate others, and who is excited at the prospect of being part of a small, virtual, global team operating within the context of bigger and diverse global networks.

 Overview: Network weaver

As a member of the team, you will contribute to the overall ambitions of the GFCF – and the #ShiftThePower movement more broadly – by working with and helping to strengthen connections within our global network of community philanthropy and civil society partners. Part of your role will be to facilitate flows of funding, information and exchange in ways that deepen practice, build solidarity, amplify successes and strengthen the evidence base for the community philanthropy field. You will also help shape broader advocacy, influencing and engagement efforts involving other parts of the mainstream development sector.

Specific responsibilities may include, but will certainly not be limited to:

  • Grantmaking – from reviewing of proposals, to working closely with partners, to managing reporting requirements.
  • Data analysis and working with our global network of partners around specific learning initiatives.
  • Communicating learnings and advocating on behalf of the field (through thought pieces, research, blogs, etc.).
  • Collaborating with partners and allies from the global #ShiftThePower network on specific initiatives and opportunities.

 Our team is deliberately small, which means that we often find ourselves wearing more than one hat, and that the lines between specific job responsibilities can sometimes get blurred. You will need to be comfortable with that!

 Desired experience and characteristics

  • A dynamic, communicative, and highly efficient individual who is able to work with diverse groups of people and across different geographic and institutional cultures.
  • Three or more years of previous work experience preferably, but not necessarily, in community development, community philanthropy, philanthropy, or international development, and a strong interest in and commitment to “doing development differently” and shifting power.
  • A motivated self-starter who is able to work and thrive as part of a dispersed team, and who is able to meet deadlines comfortably with little supervision.
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum).
  • An “all-rounder” who feels they can contribute to different aspects of the organization and who is ready to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (the working language of the GFCF), with fluency/proficiency in additional languages desirable.

 Further details

  • Salary 35,000 – 50,000 GBP.
  • Fixed term one year, with possibility of extension.
  • Some international travel will be required. Prior to COVID-19 we had anticipated moving more of our work online in an effort to reduce the GFCF’s carbon footprint. While the pandemic has currently moved all of our work online, it is still expected that some international travel will be required with this position.
  • The position is fully remote and can be based anywhere – applicants based in the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. Current GFCF staff all work in the UTC time zone, or within two hours difference of this. Ideally, the selected candidate will be able to organize their work day so that a good proportion of their working hours overlap with other staff.
  • Start date: as soon as possible.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a CV of no more than two pages, along with a cover letter of no more than one page outlining your interest in the position to info@globalfundcf.org, by November 27th. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview after this date. Interviews will be held via Zoom.

About us

The GFCF works to strengthen, harness and demonstrate the value of community philanthropy as an essential element of people-led development and as a strategy for shifting power. For the past 14 years, through a combination of grantmaking to organizations around the world, network strengthening and evidence building, the GFCF has sought to support, accompany and amplify the emerging global community philanthropy field, both as theory and practice.

Community philanthropy is an emerging and evolving practice and body of work. We define it as both a form of, and a force for, equitable, locally-driven development that strengthens community capacity and voice in claiming, operationalizing and expanding rights, builds understanding and trust, nurtures solidarity and most importantly, taps into and builds on local resources, which are pooled together to build and sustain a strong community.

We locate our work in the context of larger, system-level change, and we seek to engage with a deliberately diverse range of like-minded allies and partners around the world, who share our belief that change must be led from the ground up. As an organization, we have found that staying nimble, lean and as low on bureaucracy as possible, has enabled us to be an effective network weaver, and an accessible and responsive grantmaker.

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