The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.
We support over 300 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.
The ECF brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.
The ECF is committed to ensuring that the EU and its Member States provide strong leadership in implementing the Paris Agreement. As part of that process, the Climate Planning & Laws programme works to secure the adoption of over-arching legal frameworks and policies at EU and national level that will lead to the development of robust long-term strategies, consistent economy-wide plans, and sustained focus on their delivery. Long-term planning should guide decisions on near-term policies and actions in all sectors of the economy, and be underpinned by robust citizen engagement processes.
In recent years the programme and its partners have contributed significantly to securing the EU’s commitment to climate neutrality, to the design and adoption of the EU’s Governance Regulation and to the consolidation and spread of overarching national climate laws. Focus now is on furthering the uptake of such framework laws at the EU and national level; supporting Member States in preparing and following up on the climate plans they are required to develop under the EU’s Governance Regulation, and on building a best practice network for innovative approaches to citizen participation in climate policy-making, such as citizens’ assemblies.
The programme is also coordinating the ECF’s cross-organisation work on the revision of the files that will distribute the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target between countries and sectors, namely the EU Emissions Trading System Directive, the Effort Sharing Regulation and land use legislation. This will form an important part of the advertised role. Potential areas for development for the programme include improving access to justice rights, disseminating EU climate governance experience internationally and exploring the role of different governance levels in climate planning.
The small team works with a wide range of partners in civil society, think tanks, politics, business and movements at Brussels, national and in some cases sub-national levels. Through strategic regranting we aim to conduct thought leadership, convene and align actors, develop and build narratives and ensure our partners are properly resourced, whilst raising new funds for the field and ensuring that a governance perspective is well-integrated into the ECF’s overall approach.
The Programme Manager, Climate Planning & Laws will report to the Programme Director.
This job offers an excellent opportunity to engage with and support a growing ECF programme at an important stage in the development of the climate debate.
The post-holder will play a key role in co-developing the granting and fundraising programme, providing strategic advice, dealing with grant management, monitoring and evaluating the progress of different workstreams, and internal coordination. There will be direct engagement with other ECF programmes, partners and funders in designing and aligning strategies. The post-holder will also help to shape the future direction of the programme in response to important developments related to climate and net zero governance in Europe and globally.
The Programme Manager will be responsible for:
We are looking for a candidate who has 8-10 years of experience 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 policy.
The following attributes are sought in applicants:
ECF offices in Brussels - Paris - London - The Hague are possible, with a preference for Brussels.
As soon as possible.
Please upload the following documentation in English at this link: https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/europeanclimate/jobs/programme_manager_climate_planning_13309/en/.
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