CEE Communication Design Lead – Warsaw, Poland

31 Jul 2019
CEE Director
Competitive for Not for Profit Organisation


Business Background

EIT Climate-KIC is a knowledge and innovation community established in 2010 and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. Our purpose is to tackle climate change through innovation.
We are Europe’s largest public-private partnership with this purpose. At the heart of our endeavour is a pan-European community of innovators and changemakers eager to work on tough challenges, willing to engage in ambitious and unorthodox experiments, and committed to collective learning.

We bring together large and small companies, scientific institutions and universities, city authorities and other public bodies, start-ups, and students. With over 380 formal organisational partners from across 26 countries, we work together on innovation to mitigate climate change and to adapt to its unavoidable impacts. We are united by a commitment to direct the power of creativity and human ingenuity at climate change.

Our mission is to catalyse systemic change for climate action through innovation in areas of human activity that have a critical impact on greenhouse gas emissions – cities, lands, materials and finance – and to create climate-resilient communities. Our Theory of Change is focused on empowering people to change systems – through exploration, experimentation and demonstration – to enable viable alternatives at scale.

At the heart of our approach is ‘systems innovation as a service’ whereby we create a space for a portfolio of strategic innovation options and experiments, oriented around structural levers of change, designed with and for problem owners.
We act as a multi-sided platform, working across boundaries and across sectors, fostering innovation as a catalyst for transformation. We work together with problem owners, like city and regional governments, industry owners and directors, community organisations and policy makers, to orchestrate a portfolio approach to innovation interventions. We facilitate the creation of innovation consortia. We challenge and seek to enrich business model design. We offer tailored support for experimentation, implementation and scaling. We provide funding. We incubate very early stage ideation and pre-seed innovation with a view of contributing to systemic change. We place an emphasis on education as a driver of behavioural change through new skills and capabilities and on policy innovation. We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities and regions, convening a community of excellence in people and organisations.


Purpose of the role

The CEE Communication Lead will undertake and coordinate PR & marketing for the organisation in CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries.

We are looking for motivated, experienced communication professional with strong knowledge of climate change issues and a will to act.


  • Developing and implementing a PR and communication strategy supporting and creating a presence for EIT Climate-KIC CEE in the CEE climate innovation ecosystem covering 9 countries (BG, CZ, EST, HU, LT, LV, PL, RO, SK)
  • Providing strategic insight and implementation support to position the EIT Climate-KIC visibility in CEE
  • Overseeing, everyday management and development of PR and marketing materials with internal and external partners and development of original content for digital and other media channels
  • Acting as a liaison between the European communications team and the EIT Climate-KIC CEE for aspects related to internal communication
  • Communication budget management
  • Planning and coordinating events, incl. integrated communication plans around events
  • Maintain and update EIT Climate-KIC local websites
  • Creating, developing and publish marketing materials for print, Social Media and website (Adobe Suite skills preferred)
  • Ongoing management of social media channels and reporting results

Profile required

  • University degree (masters or PhD) in relevant field
  • More than 5 years of experience in relevant context, ideally in climate-related areas
  • Exceptional skills in popularizing scientific knowledge and persuasive writing
  • Experience of working at the interface between the public and private sector
  • Good understanding of the interaction between research, education and business desired
  • Strong ability to reconcile differing expectations, objectives and requirements of multiple organisations and stakeholder to create collaborative solutions
  • Familiarity with the skills and knowledge needs of organizations working on climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Experience and ability to work in an international team and in a multidisciplinary context
  • Fluent in Polish and English

Additional information

Please note that candidates must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position. The successful candidate will normally be based at the nearest EIT Climate-KIC office to where they are currently living.

Our application and recruitment process

Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

Your application should be written in English and consist of:

  • a full curriculum vitae
  • a covering letter describing briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
  • your current salary
  • where you saw this role advertised.

Please send your full application using the “apply now” button above. You should state your name followed by the role for which you are applying for in the subject line of the email. The deadline for receipt of applications is 23.59 GMT on the date published on the job advert.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email.

Your application will be reviewed on or around the closing date for the vacancy for which you have applied. If your application is shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted directly by Climate-KIC.

Candidates invited to a first interview, will be notified of the outcome and informed about next stages if they are successful.

NB/ This advertisement will be taken down from the website after the closing date so it is a good idea to copy and keep the text for reference to use should you be invited to interview.

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