International project coordinator (full time)
WWF Hungary is seeking to recruit a project coordinator who will lead the “Balancing solid biomass for climate neutrality in CEE countries” (LIFE BIO-BALANCE) project, funded by EU LIFE programme, starting on 01/07/2021, with the planned ending date of 30/06/2024.
WWF is the world's largest conservation organization, founded in 1961. We’re active in over 100 countries and have over 7700 employees. WWF Central and Eastern Europe is responsible for leading and to a significant extent implementing WWF’s efforts to preserve, restore and sustainably manage the natural values of the Danube-Carpathian ecoregion, which we also call the Green Heart of Europe. With a team of 160 highly specialised professionals, we are working across political borders through an ecoregional approach based on model projects, influencing policy, networking, capacity building, communication and crisis response.
WWF Hungary is seeking to recruit a project coordinator who will lead the “Balancing solid biomass for climate neutrality in CEE countries” (LIFE BIO-BALANCE) project, funded by EU LIFE programme, starting on 01/07/2021, with the planned ending date of 30/06/2024. With the total budget of 1.5 million euro, the project includes 7 partners from Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. It will build multi-stakeholder, multi-sector policy and knowledge sharing processes at the national and local level to ensure that biomass is balanced with other feasible alternatives and only solid biomass with a high sustainability safeguard is included in updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP), Long Term Strategies (LTS), Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP), and in the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II revision process. Action at all levels is needed if Member States are to reach the newly proposed 55% emission reduction target by 2030.
- Lead the Executive Project Team, with the responsibility of project progress, performance, operation, quality control, risk management, contingency planning, and knowledge exchange and communication.
- Coordinate activities on action levels, including active participation in the meetings of the three working groups.
- Coordinate the organization and lead the project management meetings.
- Lead the ongoing monitoring and internal evaluation and learning process.
- Lead the technical and financial reporting, and the development of the After LIFE plan.
- Liaise with the European Commission.
- Represent the project consortium in international and national conferences, and in different media channels as well.
- At least 3 years of work experience in the field of EU-funded project coordination.
- Corresponding university degree or post-graduate degree.
- Project management skills: timely implementation, ability to plan and coordinate diverse parallel activities with several participants, accurate in administration.
- Expertise in the field of climate policy, especially on solid biomass sustainability, general understanding of social challenges of biomass use.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
- Excellent networker, with good organizational and interpersonal skills, with experience of international EU-funded project
- Proactive, with a can-do attitude; self-starter, quick learner, good team player.
- Passion and dedication to WWF’s mission and environmental protection.
- Opportunity to make a difference for the CEE region as part of the WWF team.
- Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context and a great learning environment.
- Independent work style; with the full possibility of home office (upon request visiting the host office in Budapest, Hungary is required).
- A competitive salary according to NGO standards.
Timeframe of the contract:
- 01/01/2021 – 30/06/2024 (planned end date of the project)
If you are interested in joining our team, send your CV and cover letter stating your interest in this position (in English) at no later than 20/06/2021. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates.
For more information about WWF Hungary, kindly check the website: wwf.hu