Programme Manager – Deep Demonstrations

Deem Demonstrations Team
Intermediate (please refer to our Capability Framework)
Fixed term 12 months
23 Aug 2022
Competitive for Not-for-Profit Organisation
Any country in which Climate-KIC Holding B.V. has an operating entity or branch.



EIT Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) is Europe’s foremost climate innovation initiative. We understand that keeping global temperature rise below 1.5˚C demands unprecedented change. It requires new social dynamics, ways of doing business, capital flows, policymaking, economic models, and new ways of living. That is why our mission is to leverage the power of systems innovation to transform whole places, industries and value chains by 2030, working across sectors to develop and scale ambitious, mission-led programmes.

Established in 2010 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we orchestrate a community of more than 400 organisations including large corporations and SMEs, municipal and regional governments, universities and research institutes, as well as non-governmental organisations and uncommon actors. Historically, we have been funded by our founder and core funder, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), but we are currently transitioning to a multi-funder model.

EIT Climate-KIC colleagues are based in one of our local offices across Europe, or work remotely from home based in one of the countries we have a branch in. We meet at our local offices to exchange and connect, and use online collaboration tools to work with each other and with our Community. On occasion, we meet in person as teams, and once per year as an organisation.

As a mission-driven organisation dedicated to climate transformation, we consider the climate impact of our own actions, for example, travel, catering, or IT equipment.

About the Role

Deep Demonstrations are a key part of our strategy and show that fast and large-scale change is possible to accelerate decarbonisation and strengthen resilience in cities, regions, countries and businesses. Part of this role will see you actively orchestrate the management and coordination of a Deep Demonstration, either across the whole or/and with individual change owner relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead active operational management and coordination of a Deep Demonstration, including managing milestones, funder requirements, progress tracking and management
  • Management of the budget, and administrative process, be the central point for DD reporting; data gathering, analysis & synthesis
  • Holding the operational aspects of partner relationships for the Deep Demonstration
  • Engage and apply the methodology process
  • Events planning and managing logistics
  • Implementation of operational processes and coherence with external, internal and cross-cutting stakeholders
  • Adopt a deliberately developmental practice around ways of working
  • Actively participate in team accountabilities setting and achieving team objectives and key results (OKRs) as per the handbook

Key Working Relationships

You will be managing complex, multi-stakeholder, multi-country projects, the role will involve working with challenge-owners (city/regional government) and with our design partners (as appropriate), as well as internal stakeholders (your direct programme team, enabling services, and more broadly across our organisation) and funders.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be an active team player with a can-do attitude and have strong self-management capabilities to achieve final, high-quality, impactful results. You will be a self-motivated doer and actively contribute to building a community of practice in programme management.


  • You will be highly skilled in programme management methodology with certification or/and other educational equivalents


  • Example: 5+ years of demonstrated experience in programme and project management


  • Fluent in English and have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good experience with collaborative IT applications (we use Office365 and Microsoft Teams, as well as Miro, Zoom, Mentimeter, etc.)

Qualities, Personal Style, and Approach

  • Curious with a learning mindset
  • Accountable, pro-active with a drive for problem-solving
  • Resilient to uncertainty in an evolving internal and external landscape, respond dynamically to change
  • Awareness of EIT- and multi-funder business processes
  • Completer/finisher
  • Bring gravitas that helps build trust
  • Inclusive leadership


Candidates must have the right to work in the EU prior to applying for the position. Ideally, the successful candidate will be based close to an EIT Climate-KIC office but we support full remote or hybrid forms of working and offer a high degree of flexibility.

At EIT Climate-KIC we are wholeheartedly committed to building a diverse and representative team and an inclusive workplace that values different life experiences and perspectives, and encourages personal development, learning and growth.

When recruiting we look to achieve diversity in the candidate pool. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups and are happy to consider reasonable adjustments to that will foster success in potential employees from diverse backgrounds and life situations. And because our team has differing needs and personal circumstances, we offer a high degree of flexibility to accommodate all working patterns.

How to Apply

If we’ve peeked your interest please send us your CV and a covering letter that describes how your profile, skills and experience match the role. Please also include your salary expectations and where you are (or would like to be) based.

Please send your full application to

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 full 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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