Project Manager – Future Policy Award on Protection from Hazardous Chemicals (m/f/d)

World Future Council

The World Future Council (WFC) works to pass on a healthy planet and fair societies to our children and grandchildren. To achieve this, we focus on identifying and spreading effective, future-just policy solutions and promote their implementation worldwide. The Council consists of 50 eminent global change-makers from governments, parliaments, civil societies, academia, the arts and the business world. Jakob von Uexkull, the Founder of the Alternative Nobel Prize, launched the World Future Council in 2007. We are an independent, non-profit organisation under German law and finance our activities from donations and institutional partnerships.

The World Future Council is looking for a

Project Manager – Future Policy Award on Protection from Hazardous Chemicals (m/f/d)

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Period: 1 March 2020 to 30 November 2021 with possible prolongation depending on funding
Working hours: 32 hrs/week
Remuneration: TVÖD 9b, 80% position
Reports to: Executive Director

Purpose of the job:

The Future Policy Award is the first award that celebrates policies rather than people on an international level. In 2020, our Council has decided to award the world’s best policies to protect the environment and human health including children from hazardous chemicals. The award will be celebrated at the upcoming Fifth UN Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) in October in Bonn, Germany.
You will manage the Future Policy Award 2020, raise public awareness and implement follow up activities to spread awarded policies to other countries and regions.

Tasks include:
  • Conduct research and write evaluation reports of nominated policies together with consultants
  • Compile an evaluation report
  • Coordinate the work of the jury
  • Plan and manage the award ceremony at the ICCM in October 2020 in Bonn
  • Plan and organize a study tour to the gold award winning policy in 2021
  • Prepare media releases, social media and website texts in coordination with the media team
  • Project management including coordination of project meetings, narrative and financial reports
  • You will work with the Executive Director, Senior Programme Manager Children and Youth, consultants, the media and finance department

  • Research experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English (other languages are an asset)
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Academic background with knowledge in sustainability policies and law preferable
  • Event management experience
  • Basic administrative and office management skills
  • Detail-oriented and organised
  • High level of self-motivation as well as ability to work as part of a team
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to travel and occasionally attend events during evenings/weekends
  • Knowledge on the subject would be an asset
  • An EU work permit is required

What we offer:
  • Working with a highly motivated team
  • Experience in international policy making
  • Contacts to global change makers from around the world
  • One home office day per week possible

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV with references and your possible starting date to Alexandra Wandel, Subject heading: “FPA 2020 and your name”. Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted. Please note that we may forward your application to our HR department.
World Future Council
Dorotheenstraße 15
22301 Hamburg
Alexandra Wandel
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