Project Coordinator (m/f/d)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Berlin, Germany

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6 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Berlin, Germany

WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

The Nature Conservancy in Europe gGmbH is looking for a Project Coordinator m/f/d (part-time to full-time 80%-100% in Berlin, Germany). The position is jointly advertised with the Environmental and Nature Conservation Office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, is available immediately and initially limited until 31 December 2023 while another team member is on parental leave. However, an extension of the position until June 2025 is possible if desired by both TNC and the staff member.

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Project Coordinator develops, manages and advances conservation programs, plans and methods for small to medium scale geographic areas. The Project Coordinator provides technical leadership and support to a business unit and plans and directs preserve management programs and stewardship. The Project Coordinator addresses critical threats to natural systems and individual species, fosters cross-site learning among conservation community, and supplies conservation planning teams with site or landscape level information relevant to the planning process. The Project Coordinator develops and implements conservation strategies and employs a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implements a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities. The Project Coordinator coordinates community support, ensures the maintenance of preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and coordinates multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages completion. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


The Project Coordinator will support the Berlin district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (B-CW) in planning and implementing measures to achieve biodiversity and climate adaptation goals.

The Project Coordinator will work on the implementation of nature-based solutions in B-CW and will be jointly supervised by the Environment and Conservation Department B-CW and TNC. The position is part of TNC's TNC Europe Urban Greening Program (EUG), which works with municipalities to develop green infrastructure that leads to more vegetation, less heat stress, better stormwater management, greater biodiversity and higher human health.

The Project Coordinator will ensure cooperation between TNC and B-CW and will be linked to the Department of Environment and Nature Conservation. The tasks include identification of potentials in B-CW for the development of climate adaptation measures, as well as planning and implementation of demonstration projects that accelerate nature-based climate change adaptation solutions in the district. As a staff member of the EUG, the Project Coordinator* will develop, coordinate and lead the activities related to the partnership to visible results, contributing to the objectives of the EUG programme. Tasks are in particular:

  • Coordination between TNC and B-CW Environment and Conservation Office, including scheduling, preparation of agendas, meeting, facilitation and taking minutes.
  • Application for a project for the production of native seed and planting material in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
  • Implementation of measures for the development of urban lawns and meadows
  • Coordination of projects on rainwater infiltration and neighbourhood-based concepts for climate adaptation.
  • Write a report on urban grassland in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf based on existing data collection.
  • Develop a pool of projects for climate adaptation measures based on the district climate adaptation concept and apply for funding to implement these projects.
  • Project management of demonstration projects with active citizen participation, including coordination within the district administration and with and external stakeholders.
  • Support the procurement process for grants and service contracts with partners and contractors. of TNC and B-CW.
  • Public relations for internal and external target groups (e.g. writing proposals, reports, press releases, social media content and other communication products).
  • Build and maintain relationships with TNC colleagues, community stakeholders, public, non-profit, academic and research institutions, and private sector partners to enable knowledge transfer of best practices.
  • Supervision of staff (interns, students or volunteers) on a project basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, geoecology, environmental science, landscape planning or a related field and 3 years of professional experience or an equivalent combination of education, professional experience and internships or similar.
  • Creative thinking, ability to solve problems also in an unconventional way
  • Experience in carrying out, data analysis and the preparation of project reports.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, initiative, judgement and conscientious approach to work.
  • Fluency in German and good knowledge of English.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in working with non-profit organisations and the public sector.
  • Multicultural or cross-cultural experiences.
  • Active, self-organised way of working with simultaneous high readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation and communication.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and a willingness to develop new ideas beyond the usual.
  • Ability to find solutions in complex situations with flexibility and responsibility.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 52204, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on October 7th, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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