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Europe programme director


Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)


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Paris, France    

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European Union    

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Until Filled

The position of Europe Programme Director is of a significant importance to the organisation. Its responsibilities include:

– Leading the Europe programme team, in addition to the Director, the Europe programme team is currently made up of 4 full-time employees, with researchers working on climate investments in Europe, cleantech investments, the implementation of bank transition plans, and stranded assets.
– Ensuring the quality of the research carried out by the Europe programme, as well as contributing to the quality assurance of other work when required.
– Develop the Institute’s capacity to promote research on a European scale, in conjunction with the I4CE Director of Research, the Directors of other programs, notably Agriculture and Forestry, and researchers. This involves developing and maintaining a relevant political network, with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council.
– Determine and continuously adapt I4CE‘s Europe strategy (target audience, prioritisation, allocation of internal resources, reporting to the Board of Directors);
– Participate in collective decision-making within I4CE, within its Management – Committee, in which all program managers take part.
– Develop the skills of the Europe programme team and liaise with I4CE employees whose work has a European dimension.
– Recruit talented researchers to expand and develop the work of I4CE.
– Maximize the impact of I4CE‘s work with European decision-makers, working closely with I4CE‘s Director of Strategic Engagement and her team.

Special Requirements
The position is aimed at someone with over 10 years’ relevant professional experience. The skills required for this position are: – Excellent management and decision-making skills; – The ability to work with researchers, to understand their research topics and challenge them intellectually, to listen to their day-to-day issues and provide concrete answers; – Ability to establish new projects, source funding and manage research projects over the long term (typically one to three years); – A good knowledge of subjects at the intersection of climate and economics, and the ability to express complex issues in a clear, informative way, aimed at both expert and non-expert policymakers; – Strong editorial skills in English for policy writing (English-language text, quality and adaptation of writing to target audiences); – Highly motivated to help I4CE develop, enthusiastic to bring forward fresh ideas and insights; – A very good understanding of climate policy decision-making processes at European level; – Solid experience in political outreach strategy development and implementation; – An existing personal network of European high-level climate policymakers, or at least demonstrable experience in developing a network of policymakers; – Excellent command of written and spoken English; professional command of French, German or Polish is a plus;

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