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Trainee Germany Programme

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 03/08/2011
Company Name European Climate Foundation
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The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is looking for a trainee to work with the Germany Programme. The Germany Programme is developing and implementing ECF’s strategy in Germany. It is working closely with ECF’s European network as well as partners in civil society, business, Parliament and public authorities. 

The selected candidate will join ECF at a time where the German “Energiewende” is at the heart of ECF’s strategy. He/she will work closely with ECF’s staff – in particular Martin Rocholl (Policy Director) and Markus Steigenberger (Head of Germany Programme) – in managing grantees relationships. In specific he/she will

  • review grant proposals and evaluate grantee reports,
  • support the strategic alignment of ECF’s Germany programme,
  • draft and edit documents, reports and presentations,
  • manage foundation-initiated projects such as meetings, contracts and reports,
  • ensure smooth collaboration with ECF’s communication team,
  • provide general administrative support.

The trainee will get in depth insights in ECF’s different programme areas, the opportunity to build a network and learn about the work of civil society organisations through collaborating with ECF’s grantees and understand the instruments of strategic grant making, about processes and management of an international foundation.

We seek candidates that actively generate and implement ideas for programme improvement, and offer great possibilities for professional development and an excellent work atmosphere. The ideal candidates should embody the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • relevant work experience or academic background in the fields of energy, climate, environmental studies or public policy,
  • demonstrated interest in the mission and values of ECF,
  • superior written and verbal communication skills,
  • proven ability to work well under pressure, take initiative and be a creative problem-solver, to prioritize and juggle diverse tasks,
  • ability to work well in a team and independently,
  • fluency in English and German,
  • experience in working with NGOs is desirable.

Start date: Preferably 01-09-2011 or asap. First round of interviews will take place in second week of August, second round in fourth week of August (if necessary). 
Duration: eleven months 
Compensation: approx. € 1,000
Workplace: Berlin, Germany

If you are interested, please send a CV and short covering letter to: markus.steigenberger@europeanclimate.org (preferably until 3rd of August 2011)

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