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Job Available | Manager or Senior Manager (m/f/d) in the Field of Biodiversity (Part- or Full-time) Berlin or Remote, Germany

Adelphi is Europe’s leading independent think-and-do tank on climate, environment, and development. As a leading policy consultancy, we advocate for just transformative change and livable and sustainable society. 280 bright minds work locally and globally on environment and sustainability and the challenges of political, economic, and social change.

Exciting tasks in a varied environment await you with us. Contribute your ideas and expertise to our interdisciplinary, international teams and benefit from networked working and learning as well as flat hierarchies.

Job summary

In our biodiversity and nature conservation team, we focus on the drivers of biodiversity loss and develop solutions for current challenges in nature conservation as well as for conflicts related to resource use. We deal with nature conservation policy, nature conservation communication, land use, and stakeholder processes in Germany as well as at the European and international levels. In doing so, we are in close exchange with teams from other areas of Adelphi, such as water, sustainable consumption, climate policy, and adaptation to climate change.

One focus of the advertised position is on linking biodiversity and climate adaptation/climate change including Nature-Based Solutions, renaturation, and natural climate change mitigation. Experience in working with the private sector on the above topics is an advantage.

Are you interested in nature conservation issues and want to contribute to effective biodiversity protection at the interface between policy, science, and society? Do you enjoy working in an international team and with different partners and clients? Contribute your expertise to Adelphi’s biodiversity team in order to examine nature conservation instruments for their effectiveness, strengthen the exchange of experiences, and bring together the different interests in dealing with nature and land use.

Your tasks

  • Management of projects and sub-projects in the area of biodiversity, nature conservation, and land use;
  • Staff responsibility: resource planning and work organization of the team;
  • Strategic development of the team and planning of team activities including exchange and collaboration with other teams;
  • External representation vis-à-vis clients and project partners;
  • Evaluation of new policy proposals and strategies;
  • Conception, organization and moderation of (digital) conferences, workshops, and other exchange formats;
  • Support in the acquisition of new projects and the strategic development of the thematic area of biodiversity.

Your qualifications

  • Relevant professional experience, e.g. in a research or consulting institution, an NGO, or a public authority;
  • Degree in environmental management, agricultural science, geography, biology, political science, or in a comparable field of study;
  • Relevant experience in the conception, acquisition, and implementation of complex international consultancy and research projects in the context of development policy;
  • Knowledge of the interactions between nature conservation, land use, climate, and water and the perspectives of various relevant actors;
  • Very good understanding of and experience with current conservation issues (e.g. ecosystem restoration, natural climate change mitigation) and relevant policy processes;
  • Knowledge of EU policies (Natura 2000, Common Agricultural Policy, financing of nature conservation measures), as well as experience in cooperation with the private sector, is an advantage;
  • Proven project management skills and a structured and independent approach to work;
  • Ideally personal management experience;
  • Empathy in communicating with clients and partners from politics, business, and civil society;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English and German;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally on business.

We offer…

  • adelphi Impact: You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects;
  • adelphi Fit: Free or discounted membership in the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports throughout Germany and in five European countries;
  • adelphi Mobile: Subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers and/or our job bike leasing for your personal bike of choice. Whether on your way to work or in your free time;
  • adelphi Spirit: An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment to a future worth living. Not only spinning ideas together at work but also celebrating together at various adelphi events;
  • adelphi DNA: dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office;
  • adelphi Care: Individual development through numerous internal and external training as well as our buddy program, mentoring, and knowledge exchanges.

Your application

We, therefore, welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality, or ethnic and social origin. Recognized severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

Send us your complete documents by 31.10.2022 (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, salary expectations, and information on your availability). Please use only the way via our online application.

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