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.
Context of the role
The ECF EU Institutional Relations Programme works with a wide range of partners in civil society, think tanks, politics, business and movements to support positive action on climate and energy across the EU. The start of the new European Commission provides an opportunity for agenda-setting on climate action, especially in the run-up to COP26 where the EU is expected to play a major role and pledge a higher 2030 greenhouse gas emission target.
We are open for new approaches to foster climate protection at the EU level. We work to build political will for more ambitious action on climate change; to strengthen and broaden the coalition with different means and partners; to develop solutions to the policy and practical challenges to decarbonisation of the entire economy in a socially acceptable way.
This job offers an excellent opportunity to engage with and support a major ECF programme at an important stage in the development of the climate and energy debate in Europe.
The post holder will play a key role in providing strategic advice, dealing with grant management, and monitoring and evaluating the progress of different work streams. There will be direct engagement with policymakers in the EU institutions, other ECF programmes, partners and funders in designing and aligning strategies.
The Senior Associate will be responsible for:
We are looking for a candidate who has 5-8 years of experience of delivering impact in influencing an area of policy, with a preference for those who have worked in any of the EU institutions (including permanent representations).
The following attributes are sought by applicants:
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