Senior Cities, States and Regions Officer (EU Central & Eastern Europe)
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 680 financial institutions with over $130 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. Visit or follow us @CDP and on LinkedIn to find out more. cdp.net or follow us @CDP and on LinkedIn to find out more.
Senior Cities, States and Regions Officer (EU Central & Eastern Europe)
Temporary, Full-time * Berlin - Germany
Application deadline: 01/09/2022
Earliest starting date: 01/10/2022
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support CDP’s work with local and regional governments from EU Central and Eastern Europe.
Sub-national governments are ‘global change makers’ that can accelerate climate action. CDP’s global vision of the Cities and States & Regions programs is that, by 2025, cities, states and regions are increasingly becoming resilient, healthy and prosperous places to live and work and are on a pathway towards 1.5°, meeting the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals and are protecting citizens from the worst impacts of climate change, water insecurity and deforestation. In Europe, around 150 cities and 50 states and regions disclose their climate and environmental data through CDP. CDP Europe works with these cities and regions measuring and disclosing environmental data each year to manage emissions, build resilience, protect themselves from climate impacts and create better places for people to live and work.
The role includes
- Implement the global and European Cities, States & Regions program’s strategy in EU Central and Eastern Europe in coordination with the program’s Senior Manager in Europe;
- Support the annual reporting process for cities, states and regions from EU Central and Eastern Europe, and occasionally from other European countries;
- Engage directly with cities, states and regions’ representatives to entice them to disclose, by making phone calls, sending personalized emails, organizing webinars, in-person meetings, posting on social media, and other outreach modes;
- Engage with national or multi-country local government associations and other organizations that can multiply the program’s impact in the region;
- Research and manage contacts and ensure they remain up to date for the smooth running of the disclosure cycle;
- Create or adapt relevant engagement materials and content;
- Analyze and visualize data;
- Provide general research and administrative support as required;
- Work collaboratively with the CDP central and regional offices outside of Europe, as well as Europe colleagues from various teams e.g., Communication, Policy, Development, occasionally Corporates and Capital Markets;
- Assist with ad-hoc tasks as required.
The successful Candidate should have
- Minimum BA/BSc degree; Masters preferred or relevant experience;
- At least 3 years’ work experience, ideally in the local government sector, additional environmental NGO experience is an advantage;
- Keen interest in climate change themes and related local government challenges;
- Some knowledge of connected topics, such as energy, transport, buildings, waste, water, forest, biodiversity, circular economy, sustainable consumption, resilient cities, etc.;
- Sound understanding of environmental reporting landscape;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal; ability to explain complex or challenging topics clearly and succinctly;
- Strong interpersonal and networking skills and ability to work with teams in a multi-national setting;
- Ability to take the initiative, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure;
- Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
- Attention to detail with good research, writing and drafting skills;
- Good public speaking skills and ability to interact with high-level representatives;
- Enjoy working with people and organizations for a good purpose;
- Willingness to travel across continental Europe occasionally;
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point) and experience with CRM systems;
- Some event management experience – online or in-person – is an advantage;
- Affinity for data and/or for graphical visualization is an advantage;
- Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written);
- Native-level proficiency in Polish is highly desired;
- Other EU Central and Eastern Europe languages are an advantage;
- Personal exposure to EU Central and Eastern Europe’s cities and regions, e.g. in the context of studies, projects, field trips, visits, travels, and other forms of empirical knowledge gathering, is an advantage.
What we Offer
- Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated team;
- Working with many dedicated and passionate people for a good cause;
- Competitive NGO salary and annual bonus (depending on organization’s results);
- 30 days annual holidays;
- Flexible working hours;
- Company Pension with Allianz;
- Monthly contribution to public transport ticket (BVG Monatskarte);
- Modern office at Sony Centre/Potsdamer Platz with with free networking events, and hot and cold beverages.
This full-time role is based in our office in Berlin, Germany and will work closely with and report to the Senior Manager. The successful candidate will work five days per week and must be able to work legally in Germany.
The initial contract will extend for one year, with the aim of long-term cooperation. Interested? Interested candidates should submit their complete application documents (motivation letter, CV, references/certificates and salary expectations) in English, via our recruiting platform, addressed to Étienne Métais. Before you apply: We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application.
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