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Project Management Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 11/09/2016
Company Name Climate-KIC
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. You can see our job vacancies on our Careers page. Or for other Climate change and Sustainability jobs in tthe UK and Europe, please look at environmentjobs.com.
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Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a low carbon economy.

We address climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, climate metrics and finance. Education is at the heart of these themes to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders.

We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities, convening a community of the best people and organisations. Our approach starts with improving the way people live in cities. Our focus on industry creates the products required for a better living environment, and we look to optimise land use to produce the food people need.

The foundation of our organisation is our geographic distribution and their corresponding partner ecosystems. Our geographies are represented through Co-Location Centres (CLCs), our Regional Innovation Implementation Community (RIC) and Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) links where innovation is put into practice. These centres are where we build our knowledge and competency assets and where we manage delivery. By better connecting inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact our geographies will ensure that we deliver for climate action.

Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

Purpose of the Role

The Climate-KIC flagship programme Climate Smart Agriculture Booster (CSAb) seeks a Project Management Officer (PMO) based at the Climate-KIC Swiss Centre in Zurich to support the Flagship Manager in her role including coordinating and facilitating the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of CSAb projects and work plan activities at different CSAb partner organizations across Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will report directly to the Flagship Manager of the CSAb and work as an integral part of a collaborative European team.
  • You are responsible for project monitoring, reporting and project processes.
  • Ensure project deliverables and reporting are on time and you will create or coordinate processes and management tools for assessing, planning and reporting.
  • Identify specific needs or knowledge gaps within different groups and assist in the coordination of extra support (i.e. strategic analysis, business modelling, financial, IP, market research, etc.).
  • Coordinate, organise and moderate workshops and other related events.
  • Depending on your skills, interest and percentage of employment you may also be delegated more content driven tasks such as strategy development support and business development.

Key Working Relationships

  • Flagship Manager of CSAb
  • CSAb researchers
  • Delivery Leads across Europe

Person Specification


Educated to at least postgraduate level


  • Relevant experience in project and general management, 5 years as an indicator
  • Previous experience in the climate and/or agricultural/commodities sector as well as start-up experience is an asset to this position
  • Interested in working in a major European innovation programme and committed to help the programme grow and generate real impact.
  • The ability to understand technical and scientific topics.


  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, analytical, problem-solving, communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to balance conflicting requirements, changing priorities, a diverse group of collaborators as well as different project-related issues.


  • Verbal and written fluency in English,
  • Ability to speak another European language is highly desirable
  • Creativity would be advantageous
  • Committed and passionate about the mission of Climate-KIC
  • Lives the Climate-KIC community values which are: Dynamic, Passionate, Engaging, Open, Inspiring, Excellent and Empowering

Application Process

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Your application should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter describing briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.

Please send your full application to recruitment@climate-kic.org.

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